Year 2 Homework
13/03/20 - Thank you to everyone who is using the bookmarks to help ask the children questions about their reading. Do let me know if you're finding them useful.
06/03/20 - Yesterday I sent home some bookmarks. These are for the children, but they're also for you to support with questioning your child when you read together. Hopefully they're helpful! Please look after them, I won't be able to replace lost bookmarks.
28/02/20 - This week in Guided Reading we have been looking at inference. This is where the children have to use the clues in the text to help them to answer questions.
Could you have a go at asking your child some inference style questions as you hear them read this week? If you could write your question and their answer in their reading diary, that would be great.
Some inference questions could include;
What do you think ____ means?
Why do you think a character did or said something?
How do you think a character feels?
Where do you think the characters will go?
Remember to ask the children to look for the clues that help them to answer the questions.
14/02/20 - Please continue to hear your child read at least three times over the half term!
31/01/20 - I am so pleased with how many reading certificates I am giving out! Thank you for your support at home - the children are continuing to make great progress!
13/03/20 - Keep it up!
06/03/20 - The children have made great progress in their spellings. I'll send home an updated list soon.
28/02/20 - I've started to catch up with some children on their spellings and the few I've seen so far are making good progress. Keep it up!
14/02/20 - Please continue to practise the spellings on the highlighted sheet in the green homework books. We'll have another check in school after half term and see how children are getting on.
This week (31/01/20), please continue with your spelling practise as before.
This week (24/01/20), please continue to practise the spellings on your sheet which have not been tickled pink. Maybe ask a grown up to test you on the ones you practised last week. If you got them all right, choose 5 more to practise this week.
This week (17/01/20), I have sent the children home with a list of Year 2 Common Exception Words. These are primarily words that cannot be spelt phonetically and just have to be 'learnt'. The pinks are the ones that they know already. Each week please pick a few words (maximum 5) to practise reading and spelling. Record the practise in the homework books and continue to send these in.
This week in maths we have been using a ruler to measure.
Can you measure 10 things in your home to the nearest centimetre?
Write them in order from longest to shortest in your homework book.
This week we have continued with our work on fractions.
Have a look at the challenge cards attached below and give them a go.
The children could even try writing some problems of their own.
This week at school we have been revisiting fractions. At home could you explore halves and quarters over the dinner table? Cut objects in halves and quarters as well as finding halves and quarters of amounts. E.g. Can you eat half of your peas? How many is half?
Send in a dojo if you fancy but this doesn’t need to be recorded.
Half term (14/02/20), log on to TT Rockstars and have a go!
This week (31/01/20), we have been continuing to look at statistics in maths. Using the squared paper given to the children, could they create a block diagram to show;
How many of each colour car can they see on the road outside their house?
The children will colour in one block per car.
They can stick this in their homework books.
This week (24/01/20), we have been looking at statistics in maths, using charts and tallies. This week I'd like you to ask a question to your families at home (and anyone else you can find). The question is;
What is your favourite fruit?
Make a chart in your homework books and record your findings using a tallies.
Before Christmas and for the past couple of weeks the children have been working on multiplication and division in class.
For homework, please support your child in using the Times Table Rockstars game. This is available on phones/ desktop computers and iPads. This will help their quick recall of multiplication and the corresponding division facts. There is not need to record this is their books, I am able to check who is accessing the game online and set challenges! If you have any difficulties with this please let me know.
Is all of our litter made of plastic? Can you go out and about on your street and see how many pieces of rubbish can you find? Are they all made of the same material?
Record your findings in your Homework book.
06/03/20 - In class we have enjoyed watching Newsround and keeping up with events and issues around the world. Could you watch it with your grown-ups and discuss one piece of news that you found interesting, worrying or exciting. Present this however you like in your Homework book, you could even make a newspaper article if you want to!
28/02/20 - I'm so pleased that I have so many shoe lace helpers now! Well done to everyone who managed to learn a new skill over the half term!
This week as our Eco-Garden is developing, we are beginning to think about the animals that live there. Could you go on a bug hunt in your garden or local park? Record your findings however you like. You could use a tally, pictogram or bar chart.
14/02/20 - Half term challenge
Can you learn how to tie shoelaces?
There are some helpful tutorials on YouTube. You can practise on real shoes, or even make your own template out of recycled cardboard!
31/01/20 - This week we have been looking at the difference between human and physical geography. For homework can you look out of your window at home and list all of the features of human geography that you can see (e.g. roads, houses - things made by humans) and all of the features of physical geography (e.g. trees, fields - things not made by humans.
Write this list straight into your topic book.
24/01/20 - This week we have been focusing on the country of China, in Asia and it is Chinese New Year! We have all found out which year we were born in and the animal that the Chinese associate with it. For homework, could you find out which year your grown ups at home were born in and which animal represents them? Record this in your topic book. If you can find out more information about that animal, the lucky colours, the lucky numbers or which other animal they get on with the best, you could make a small fact file in your topic book too.
I've attached a poster underneath which may help you to work out which animal your grown-up is!
17/01/20 - This week we have been learning about the 7 continents of the world. There is an excellent (very catchy) song on YouTube (search for continents song Australasia).
This week I'd like the children to choose a continent that they would like to find out more about and create a fact file in their homework books. If they would like to learn about more than one continent they are more than welcome!
Please find below some examples of challenging maths problems. The children will need to use their existing knowledge and understanding to be able to explain their thinking, justify their reasoning and solve these problems. These are not compulsory. Feel free to print them, stick them into Homework books or work through them practically using things that you have at home. If you'd like to send a picture of the maths pop it on dojo!
So far at school we have covered Place Value and Addition and Subtraction.