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Year 2 Home Learning

Friday 8th June 2020

Hi Year 2,

We hope you have enjoyed the lovely weather this half term.  Please see the updated Maths (we now have access to the White Rose worksheets), English and Science tasks below. From next week we will be moving to whole school topics for this term.

Please remember there will be more activities planned on our home learning page than we expect the children to do. This means that there is some choice for the children depending on their interests and depending on home resources. Feel free to adapt any of the activities.  Try to do a bit of counting and number fact practice, spelling practice and reading each day but please just do what you can when you can.

We recognise parents may prefer to have a workbook for children to work through at home. There are many different types available. In school we use the CGP books.EM2HSB14 - Year 2 Home Learning Bundle: Maths & EnglishConverting

If you have any questions or feedback about the home learning activities, please do get in touch on our workathome@fairlight.brighton-hove.sch.uk email address.  A copy of the learning activities and links to resources and worksheets from previous weeks is saved on the Year 2 homework page for you to refer back to if needed. There are lots of useful links to other resources on our Year 2 page.

ConvertinWe are really missing you all and love seeing your updates on the padlet page! Keep them coming! If you'd like to you can also email images to be uploaded to our year 2 online gallery.

Keep looking after yourselves and each other.


Miss May, Miss Halfhead and Mrs Garner

Fairlight Supporters

Please note at the moment Twinkl is offering every parent access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge.
Setting this up is really easy to do - go to twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS



Are you ready to represent Fairlight in the Sussex Virtual School Games?

All pupils are invited to represent Fairlight in the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games 2020. To find out more about taking part go to https://www.activesussex.org/virtual/ or our Sports Desk page.




 Here is Mrs. Garner reading some fractured fairytales:  'Bleeping Beauty', 'Brownilocks and the 3 bowls of cornflakes' and 'The Ugly Duck Thing'!





This book has been created to help children to understand the

Coronavirus and the impact it is having. 






5 Daily Counting Challenges 

Try to do one each day for 3 minutes or, if you need to, practice the same counting challenge until you are really fluent.

Start at any 2 digit number. Can you count forwards and backwards in 1s to and past 100?  (64, 63, 62, 61, 60, 59, 58,

Start at any 2 digit number. Can you count forwards and backwards in 10s to and past 100? (47, 57, 67....)

Can you count in 2s starting from any even number (forwards and backwards)? (25, 30, 35, 40....)

Can you count in 5s starting from any multiple of 5 (forwards and backwards)? Can you explain what a multiple of 5 is? (A number that can be made out of lots of 5s. It always has either a 0 or 5 in the units column).

Can you count in 3s start from 0. How far can you go? (0, 3, 6, 9......)


Number Facts Practice 

Try to do ten minutes of number fact practice everyday.

Quick recall of all the addition facts up to 20.

These facts can be tricky to learn and remember. Before starting – check children have quick
recall of all the addition facts up to 10.


If children are still using their fingers to add and can’t answer the questions mentally quickly, they
need to practice these addition facts more before moving on to the addition facts up to 20. Here
are some sheet to help practice addition within 10.







Use these sheets to practice these addition facts to 20:







Or try these online games:

Play number bonds, addition within 20: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button



Play level 2, addition, missing numbers up to 20. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10



Alternatively write a list of missing number calculations or if you have a 10 sided dice (see resource pack) use this to create your own calculations.


Time yourself. Can you get faster? How can you use your addition facts up to 10 to help you?



Can children write 2 addition and 2 subtraction facts using the same numbers? ( If I know 12 + 3 = 15, I know 3 + 12 = 15, 15 – 12 = 3, 15 – 3 = 12)



Daily Math Lessons 

We follow the White Rose Maths Curriculum in School. They are currently producing 5 free video lessons each week. We are now on Summer Term - week 6. the White Rose worksheets. Please click on the links to download the worksheets that go with each lesson. For more practice look at the BBC home learning daily maths activities for year 2. 

Lesson 1 Worksheet

Lesson 1 Answer Sheet

Lesson 2 Worksheet

Lesson 2 Answer Sheet


Lesson 3 Worksheet

Lesson 3 Answer Sheet


Lesson 4 Worksheet

Lesson 4 Answer Sheet


Fluency, Reasoning and Problem solving 

If you can't access the White Rose daily lessons, use these power points to help develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving  . There is one power point page to try each day. The Autumn Powerpoint revisits learning so children should be able to have a go more independently. The summer term powerpoint is more challenging and therefore for children who are more confident as some of the tasks may be unfamiliar.








Keep revisiting the common exception words each week so that the children have to keep remembering. This helps

them to retain it in their long term memory. Focus on any that they need to practise.


New Learning



 Look at the words :

call, tall, ball, walk, talk, always


What do you notice about the sound the letter 'a' makes in these words?

It sounds like 'or, 'aw', 'au', 'oor'

The sound is usually spelt with an 'a' before 'l' and 'll'


What can you do to remember these tricky spellings?

Try using one of these strategies:



Read this passage and spot the words with the 'a' spelling making the sound you have learnt about.


There was once a very tall man called Mr Chalk who lived with his dog, cat

and also a cheeky hamster. Every day, he put on his hat and coat in the hallway,

picked up a ball and called, 

"Come on, Fido! It's time for your walk."

Fido and his owner always went the same way so that Mr Chalk could have a talk

with his friend Bob at his flower stall in the market. One day, as they passed the old castle walls,

they noticed a strange shape stalking along through the grass. Just then, the rain started

to fall in enormously splashy drops so they forgot the odd shape and ran to the market

hall as fast as they could.



 You can practise spelling the words on these interactive games:


Adding Suffixes

Remember when we added suffixes to words:

copy - copier

happy - happily - happier


Think about what happens to the 'y' when we add the suffix.


Look at the grid below















-Create words for the columns and discuss the meaning of each word

(-ness changes an adjective to a noun and means 'the state of being', for example, the state of being happy or sad.)

-Write the words in sentences.

-draw pictures next to the words


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Learning objective :To recognise that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. 


Children need to understand that animals change as they get older. Good examples would be:

egg, chick, chicken; egg,  

caterpillar, pupa, butterfly;  

spawn, tadpole, frog;  

lamb, sheep.  

baby, toddler, child, teenager, adult 

Ideas for achieving this learning: 

  • Think of different animals. Can you find out what its baby would look like? How is the baby born? Is it in an egg? Is it born alone? Make links to animal groups ( e.g. Is it a mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, mini beast?) What’s the same about the adult and its young? What is different? What changes as they grow?   
  • If you have a pet, see if you can find a photo of it when it was a baby and compare it to now. How has your pet changed?    
  • Find a photo of yourself as a baby, toddler and now. How have you changed? What will happen as you get older?  
  • Watch these clips: 
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  • Use the sheets below to make a life cycle of an animal. Or can you make one of your own one? Why is it called a cycle? (Because it goes around and around-baby becomes and adult and has a baby etc etc like wheel turning)  

Twinkl sheets:




Not Twinkl sheets: http://cleverlearner.com/science/life-cycle-activity-worksheets-preschool.html







We know how much the children in year 2 loved to draw. Use the links below to practice your skills.

We would loved to see any work you produce.