Year 2 Home Learning – Tuesday 2nd March

Good morning Year 2!

We are looking forward to seeing you all back in school soon, but for now we need to keep trying our best with our home learning. There is a little bit of information here that it is important you read, just to refresh yourself on home learning.

  1. We will continue to have our live zoom register at 10.20am. Please use the link you used before as this has not changed. If you need this resending, please email us. It is essential you attend this live zoom each morning so that you can say hello to your teachers and friends, and also to find out a little more about the day’s learning. Please bring a paper and something to write with so you can take part in any live learning.

2. It is important you send us your completed work for us to check. You can take a photo of your completed work and email this to us. We can then provide you with individual feedback on your work, and offer any help or support needed. If we do not see your          completed work, we are unable to offer praise or help to further your learning with that task. All work should be emailed to:

     3. You can also email this address during the day if you need and guidance with the tasks or have any questions about the learning,  and we will then be able to help you complete the task. Remember, you can also leave comments on the blog by scrolling down            to the bottom of the page. These could be answers to the tasks or questions on the daily blog or you could share your ideas about the learning. We look forward to seeing your work!

Just a reminder that World Book Day is due to take place virtually this Thursday 4th March.
We set you a half-term activity to create your own costume – Miss Kinsella instructed that your costume must be made of recycled materials, e.g. cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, paper, ect.
Get creative and have lots of fun!


Have a great day, and enjoy your home learning!

Miss Duncan, Miss Battams, Miss Mann and the rest of the year 2 team.


Here are today’s home learning tasks.



Good Morning, here is Miss Mann with todays phonics video. The video is split into 2 videos, so please make sure to watch and work through them both.

As always, feel free to pause and re watch at any moment.

Video 1:

Video 2

English Reading

To celebrate World Book Day this Thursday we are going to explore the stories of different authors each day.

Today we are looking at Julia Donaldson

Listen to the story ‘The Detective Dog’ read to you by Miss Duncan

Answer the following comprehension questions in full sentences.

We are focusing on the reading domain ‘retrieval’ so all of the answers are in the story. You job is to find them and out them in full sentences.

  1. Finish the sentence ‘Detective Dog Nell had a keen sense of…’
  2. Who does Nell share her house with and how old are they?
  3. What does Detective Dog Nell do each Monday?
  4. What is the best smell of all?
  5. Name three things the books could be about?
  6. Finish the sentence ‘Stealing is wrong – but I just meant to…’


English Writing

Imagine you are the librarian of our school’s library.

What books would you fill the shelves with?

Pick two books that you like. These can be fiction or non-fiction.

In full sentences tell me about them.

  • What happens in the story/book?
  • Who is in the story?
  • Where is the story set?
  • What type of book is it?
  • What do you like about it?
  • Did you learn anything from them?
  • Why is it in your library?

We can’t wait to read about them!


Here is Miss Mann explaining today’s maths lesson about finding 1/4 of a shape.

Please pause the video at any time and re-watch to help you.


Here is a square, try to find as many ways that we can split this square into a quarter. We need four equal parts.


Handwriting and Spellings

It is important we continue to practice our handwriting to help us to form our letters correctly. We should also practice spelling our Year 2 words to help us with our reading and writing. You can use these letter formations we use in school to help you form your letters correctly when you practise your spellings. You do not need to copy this alphabet out. 

Remember, you should be practising writing these words down on paper and not typing them into the blog comments as this will not help develop your handwriting skills.

  1. Warm up your fingers before you start!

Wiggle your fingers up high, down low, to the side and in front of you.
Stretch your fingers out like fireworks twelve times.

2. Can you write the following KS1 words at least four times? Remember to leave a finger space between each one.

  • door
  • floor
  • gold
  • told
  • pretty
  • could

3. Tick your neatest formation and be proud of your handwriting.


Here are the maps used in today’s lesson. Your task is to chose one of these maps and complete the following sentences.

This map is of …

A map of ………. is useful because ….

If you wanted to challenge yourself, try to make your own Key for this map of a village. Then write your sentences based on your own map!



Reading and Story Time

For story time today please enjoy another wonderful story from today’s author Julia Donaldson.


We have an online log in which will link to some ebooks that follow our reading scheme in school. These books will allow your child to practice their phonics skills. It is a free resource. You will need to register for a free parent account to access the books. This does not take long to do and is very easy.

Follow this link to log in:

Go to Oxford Owl for Home and click on enter site. This will give you the option to choose a book recommended for your age or you can choose a book from the colour you read at school. These are all free to read and it would be great if you could read one to someone at home.

Remember to leave us a comment on the blog to share your learning or you can email it to me at
We look forward to seeing your work!


The Year 2 Team

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