Year 2 'home learning'

Closure due to coronavirus has meant that for the duration of the closure we will be providing regular activities each week (or bi-weekly) for you to carry out with your child.  You can return these via email if applicable or alternatively, a photo of completed learning can be sent to the following addresses:

You should also have received your child's login for Discovery Education (Espresso) where there is a wealth of resources available to support your child's learning during this time.

Useful free resource covering English and Maths and also including free Oxford ebooks.  Please make use of this fantastic resource.
Year 2 Home Learning
Please find below some ideas and activities for learning at home. 
Image result for great fire of london
English Ideas:
Fact Book
Can you create a fact book about 'The Great Fire of London'? This could be on paper or on the computer. Include everything we have learnt in class and maybe some other new facts you have found out. 
Fire Poem
Read some of the poems in the attached PowerPoint. How do they make you feel? What images do they create in your mind? Have a go at creating your own fire poem. You can present it in a creative way. 
Your child has reading books with them. Also, you can use Oxford Owl for ebooks. Keep reading!
Please practise your common exception words using the strategies we have learnt (e.g. rainbow writing, pyramid, boxed up) Play word games; hangman, word search, bingo. List of common exception words is on this page. 
Art ideas:
We have looked at hot and cold colours. Research different Great Fire of London pictures and create your own. 
Maths ideas:
Times tables
Practise your 2,5 and 10 times tables. You might want to challenge yourself by using Daily 10. This website also has another game called Hit the Button. You can set this for different times and levels.  
We know that division is the opposite of multiplication so practise your recall division facts for 2,5 and 10 timetable. 
Volume and Capacity
Find a few different containers. Estimate how many cups of water you need to fill each one. Test it out! Were you right? Maybe you would like to make a chart of your results. 
Which container has the largest /smallest capacity? How do you know? Can we order them from largest to smallest?  Which container has the most or least liquid in?
Look around your house. Can you find things which are measured in mililitres (ml) and litres (l)? Which is larger - one ml or one litre? How do you know?  How many litres of water do you drink a day?
You might like to watch some episodes of this programme on bbc iplayer.  Maybe you could make a numberblock out of lego. Or design your own!