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Thursday, 23rd April

Good Morning Year 2!

Hope your home learning has been going well this week! Why not start your day with a Go Noodle dance – try ‘Banana Banana Meatball’!

Here are your activities for today …


Complete ‘phonics flashcards speed trial’ and ‘tricky word trucks’ on the Phonics Play website. Play ‘Past Tense Penguin’ in the Phase 6 section.

Please see the 5 common exception words below for you to practice reading, writing and putting into a sentence.

Your words for today are: both, class, whole, old, grass.   


How did you get on with your posters?

Keeping with our ‘oceans theme’ … Today your first activity is to complete the attached short reading comprehension activity.

Then, we would like you to imagine that you have been diving in the ocean and write a diary entry about it similar to the one you have read in your comprehension activity. What might you see in the ocean? How are you feeling? What special outfit do you need to wear? Who are you diving with? Is it cold or warm under water?

As with every piece of writing you do you should make sure that you include the following things:

  • Capital letters.
  • Full stops.
  • Joined handwriting.
  • Use phonics to spell unfamiliar words.
  • Adjectives.
  • Time adverbials (first, then, next, finally).
  • Conjunctions (and, but, so, when, because, if, that).
  • Use the correct tenses.
  • A range of punctuation (exclamation mark, question mark, comma, speech mark, apostrophe).
  • If you use a word that contains a suffix (-ment, -ly, -ing, -ed) make sure you remember the spelling rules.
  • Proofread your writing.

Once you have written your diary entry, go through your writing and see if you can find each thing from the list. If you have missed something out, try to squeeze it in somewhere.


Warm up – 

Count in 2s,3s5s,10s.

Recall number bonds to 10 and 20, number doubles and times tables.


Main Activity –

Today you will be thinking about fact families. A fact family is a group of maths facts using the same numbers. For example you will have 3 numbers and you can make 8 different addition/subtraction facts. For the numbers 4, 7 and 3 we would have the following maths facts: 3+4=7 4+3=7, 7=3+4, 7=4+3, 7-4=3, 7-3=4, 3=7-4, 4=7-3. We have covered these in school so hopefully todays lesson will just be a reminder - why not try to teach your parents how to do this?

When we look at the numbers in a fact family it is helpful to put them into a part whole model (doing this will help you with tomorrow’s activity). We know that the whole always needs to be the biggest number and the 2 parts will be the smaller numbers. Talk through the relationship between the whole and parts with your child e.g. the whole take away 1 part will equal the other part (7-4=3), 2 parts make a whole (3+4=7) etc. Sometimes it is helpful to create a part whole model using counters if you’re struggling.





Please see attached worksheet to complete.



Today you will be thinking about minibeasts and their habitat (where they live). First watch this video -

Go on a ‘minibeast hunt’ around your garden or when you go for a walk for your daily exercise.

Draw a picture of what you find. Label your minibeasts – think about how many legs they have, if they have wings etc. Also make a note of where they live. Think about why they might live there opposed to somewhere else.



Miss C and Mrs P.