Y2 Learning This Week

Please find below the learning for the week commencing 19th October 2020

1. English

2. Phonics

3. Maths

4. Science

5. Topic


1. English

This week you will be watching a video and then retelling the story. Who will you read your story to once it is written?


1.  Watch the video using the link and follow the little girl’s amazing journey. https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html

Think about what happened in the video and the order of the events. Tell the story to an adult. Remember to use time connectives, e.g.  First the little girl …… Next she……After that ….

To help you with your writing we are going to look at different types of words.

Nouns – A person, place or thing e.g. table, jumper, pencil

Verbs – Action words e.g. run, jump, skip, hop

Adjectives – Words that describe something and tells you what the noun is like e.g. blue butterfly, soft cushion, warm coat.

Watch the video below to help you understand more about nouns, verbs and adjectives.


Below is a sheet with some pictures from the story. Look at the pictures carefully and see how many nouns, verbs and adjectives you can find.


2. Watch the video again and think about the story and the order the events happen. Sort the pictures below into the correct order.



3.  Draw a story map for the story we have watched. Remember to add the important parts such as the character, the setting, the problem and solution.

Below is a video to show you what a detailed story map looks like 


There is also an example of a story map at the bottom of the page.


4. Time to write out the story. Use your story map and other week from earlier in the week to help you. Remember to use the every time we write toolkit to help you with this. There is a copy of the toolkit at the bottom of the page.


5.  Log on to Letter-join and practise your handwriting formation daily. Make sure your letters are the same size and that ascenders are tall and descenders hang below the line.  https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/(https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/



2. Phonics

We are recapping our phase 5 phonic sounds. Below are the sounds we are looking at this week.

1. j for gel



2. c for cell




3. wh




4. Practise your sound sorting skills by using the document below to sort the pictures into the correct sounds.


5. Practising writing these tricky words by using the look, cover, write, check sheet below.















You can practise learning your spellings in different way;

  • Write them in sprinkled flour
  • Use chalk and write them on a path
  • Use finger paints
  • Make the letters out of playdough
  • Write the word in large letters – Cut out each letter – Mix the letters up – Then put the letters back in the correct order




3. Maths

This week we will be learning about subtracting 10 and finding out about different coins and amounts.


1. Use sheets 1, 2 and 3 below to practise subtracting 10s. You can use a number square, dienes or a number line to help you.

Watch this video for further support.



2. We are learning about money. Today watch the two videos to help you recognise the value of coins.




3. Ask an adult for a range of coins and see if you can put them in order of lowest value to highest value.

If you don’t have coins at home there is a sheet of coins below for you to cut out and order. Try sorting them the other way such as highest value to lowest value.


4. Adding coins – Look at the sheet below and add the coins together. Remember to look carefully at the values and that you can use your 100 square in your diary to help you add amounts.


5. Maths challenge sheet. Complete the maths challenge below. How quickly can you do it? Remember to record your time ready for next week’s challenge.




4. Science

This week we will again be looking at things that have lived, died and never lived.  Watch the videos and find out what living things need and the differences between things that are living, things that have died and things that have never lived. Now complete the activity sheet below.






5. Topic

This term through our assemblies we have been learning about Black History month. This has helped us to recognize and learn about the outstanding contributions people of African and Caribbean descent have made in our society. There are three videos and activities for you to watch on the link below all about Nelson Mandela who was South Africa’s first black president and who also won the Nobel Peace Prize. https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/why-do-we-celebrate-mandela-day-b5b1