Year 2 English

Talk For Writing Activities 

Some new activities have been released that are not only really good resources but are also helping to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Have a look they are fun and im sure the children will love them. Ours is about rainbows!!!! The link is below called: T4W activities.

English Home Learning 

The following documents have suggested learning activities your child could do everyday based around the English Curriculum.

The links to the PDF documents are at the bottom of this page. Just scroll down to the bottom and click on the document you would like to view

Some of the links suggested are for You Tube please be aware these may have adverts popping up.

Reading Challenge 

Here is a three week reading challenge for you have a go at! The link is at the bottom of page.

Week 1

This week our theme is Julia Donaldson characters.

We have spent lots of time in Year 2 looking at noun phrases.

Julia Donaldson uses lots of noun phrases to describe her characters, e.g. big bad mouse; terrible whiskers; purple prickles all over his back; poisonous wart at the end of his nose.  Keep a look out for them!  I think you’ll have the opportunity to use them in your own writing too.

Don’t forget to rehearse your sentences out loud, just like we do in class.  Perhaps you could use your pen as a microphone!  Alternatively, say your sentence out loud.

 Enjoy the unit and I look forward to hearing how you got on.

Mrs Collins and Mrs Sange

Week 2

This week our learning is based around poetry. We have spent lots of time learning how to write riddles using different sentences starters, different joining words and lots of adjectives.

Enjoy reading the poems and see if you can have a go at writing some riddles.

We look forward to reading them. Maybe you could ask some of your family to try and guess which animal you are writing about .Remember to trick the reader with the harder clues at the beginning.

Mrs Collins and Mrs Sange

Week 3

This week our learning is based around recipes. This involves you getting busy in the kitchen cooking. Please remember when cooking you must be supervised by a adult. The focus this week is on using bossy verbs such as: mix, crush , press down hard etc....   Our link is at the bottom of the page and is called: Week 3 recipes.

Enjoy cooking and more importantly eating it! You could send in a picture of your cooking to the home learning email address that Mrs Gorrell has sent home to parents in a letter this week.

Mrs Collins and Mrs Sange

Week 4

This week our theme is based around the Horrid Henry series of books by Francesca Simon.

Have a go at writing a letter and an invitation.

Some of the clips to watch are on You Tube so be aware adverts may pop up. Our link is at the bottom of the page and is called: Week 4 Horrid Henry.

Mrs Collins and Mrs Sange

Week 5

This week our theme is based around birds.

Have a go at writing questions and finding out lots of facts about birds. Remember to use a question mark at the end of each question.

Some of the clips to watch are on You Tube so be aware adverts may pop up. Our link is at the bottom of the page and is called: Week 5 Birds.

Mrs Collins and Mrs Sange

Year 1 and Year 2 learning ideas - Houses

A weeks worth of learning based around the story Hansel and Gretel and linked to the theme houses. The ideas cover all areas of the curriculum from English to P.E.

The links are at the bottom of this page called KS1 Houses.

 We hope you enjoy it! It is full of exciting learning ideas smiley

Year 1 and Year 2 learning ideas - Zoos

A weeks worth of learning based around the story A Trip to the Zoo. The ideas cover all areas of the curriculum from English to P.E.

The links are at the bottom of this page they are called  KS1 Zoos.

 We hope you enjoy it! It is full of exciting learning ideas smiley

Year 1 and Year 2 learning ideas - Each Peach Pear Plum

A weeks worth of learning based around the story Each Peach Pear Plum. The ideas cover all areas of the curriculum from English to P.E.

The link is at the bottom of this page its called Each Peach Pear Plum KS1.

 We hope you enjoy it! It is full of exciting learning ideas smiley

KS1 SATs 

https://www.sats-papers.co.uk/ks1-sats-papers/

These past papers cover most of the Year 2 Reading  Curriculum.

Download the PDF document.

Please do not do the whole paper in one go they can be completed over a few days.

English websites

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/words-and-spelling

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zrqqtfr

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/english/

http://www.pobble365.com/

https://www.teachhandwriting.co.uk/continuous-cursive-beginners-choice-2.html 

Handwriting sheets that can be printed off – this link takes them directly to the cursive lettering we use in Year 2.

Reading websites

 https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

E-library with Oxford Reading Tree books that are read aloud to you. Suitable for different ages

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/learning-to-read

You get one month free subscription.  Lots of books available on here.

https://www.vooks.com/ 

Texts and activities to do  based around the text.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Phonics websites

http://ictgames.com/literacy.html

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

Files to Download