Orchard Primary Academy

Orchard
Primary Academy

Dream Big and Dare to Fail

Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 Home Learning Page!

On here, you will find work for English, Phonics, Maths, Handwriting and Topics. 

Remember - Tweet Mrs Murphy and Miss Morley any work you do. We really enjoy seeing what you are doing! But also, if you need any help with any of the work, you can send us a message on our twitter pages. We are more than happy to help!

We miss you all and we can't wait to see you all soon!

Stay home and stay safe!

National Share a Story Month

This month is 'National Share a Story' month. 

At Orchard we will be celebrating this! We want you to share stories with those in your house, such as your mum, dad and/or brothers/sisters. You could even share them with your pet! You might want to do an activity based on your books such as design the front cover, write about your favourite character and so much more!

Each week, a winner will be picked by Mrs Murphy, Miss Hirst or Mr Myers for those who take part!

This week!

This week, we would like you to draw a picture of your favourite book and we will guess what it is!

Post them on twitter with the hashtag #shareastoryatOrchard

If you want to do another activity, Click here for the Share a Story Competition!

 Monday 18th May 2020

Phonics

Today in phonics we are going to be looking at the 'oy' sound.

Take a look at the video to get started.

Write down as many 'oy' words as you can and then put them into sentences.

Don't forget to add sound buttons under all your 'oy' words.

English

This week we are continuing to look at 'The Firework Makers Daughter'.

Click here to get started. 

 

Maths

In Maths today, we will be identifying unit fractions of an amount.

There is a quiz at the beginning too!

Click Here to access the lesson!

 

 

Topic (RE) 

This week in RE, we are going to learn about Eid.

Do you know what Eid is?

Do you know who celebrates Eid?

Do you know why people celebrate Eid?

What do people do for Eid?

Read this information about Eid and then create a fact file answering the questions above.

 What is Eid? Click here to find out!

 

We love to end our day with a story, here is 'The Tiger who came to Tea' by Judith Kerr.


 

Tuesday 19th May 2020 

 Phonics

Today we are looking at the 'ph' sound.

Take a look at the video to learn about this sound.

Read the sentences below and write the missing 'ph' to complete them.

Challenge: Can you write a sentence of your own with a different 'ph' word in it?

 

English

Today we are learning how to make inferences when reading.

Watch the video to get started, answering the questions as you listen and read along.

Maths

In Maths today, we will be identifying fractions of an amount and shapes.

Click Here to access the lesson.

 

Topic (Geography)

 

 Today we are going to be looking at the seasons in Australia. Where is Australia? Can you find it on Google Earth? 

Google Earth 

The Seasons in Australia are different are different to the seasons in the UK. Can you answer these questions about the Seasons in Australia?

1. What is the difference between the seasons in Australia and the in the UK?

2. In Australia what months are in Spring? 

3. What natural disasters happen in Australia during Summer?

4. What do farmers in Australia do to their fields during Winter?

5. In Australia when the fruit of some trees is ready to be picked and the football season has just began, what season is it? 

Use this video and website to help you!

https://www.kidcyber.com.au/seasons-in-australia

Try to read as much as you can at home, here is a story for you to enjoy! 

 

 

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Phonics 

Today we are looking at words with the 'wh' sound. 

Watch the video below to find out more.....

 

Now create a spider diagram of all the 'wh' words you know, writing the sound buttons underneath.

Then choose six of the words and write your own sentences.

English

In English today, we are looking at fronted adverbials.

 

What is a fronted adverbial? 

Discuss your ideas with an adult. 

Now take a look at the video for today's lesson.

Maths

In Maths today, we will be identifying fractions of quantity and shapes.

Click Here to access the lesson.

 

PE

Don't forget to warm up before you take part in any exercise!


Here is 'Zog' by Julia Donaldson, I hope you enjoy the story!


 

 

Thursday 21st May 2020

 Phonics 

In phonics today, we are going to be looking at the 'au' sound.

Take a look at Geraldine learning all about it.....

 Now look at the word search below and see how many 'au' words you can find. Write your words on a piece of paper as you find them and add the sound buttons .

English

Today we are learning how to identify the key features of an action scene. 

Click here to find out more about today's lesson.

 

Maths

In Maths today, we will be identifying equivalent fractions.

Click Here to access the lesson.

 

Topic (Science)

What do you think plants and seeds need to be healthy and grow, can you write a list? Here are some pictures to help you. Can you think of anymore?

Have a go at this game, making the plant grow! Click on the link 'Can you help the seed grow'. 

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/2264

Then have a look at these different plants, will they grow? Why do you think this?

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/plants_light_water_to_grow/eng/Introduction/MainSession.htm

 

We love to end our day with a story. Here is the story, 'There are Cats in this Book' by Viviane Schwarz. This book is all about Miss Nugent's favourite animal! 

  

Friday 22nd May 2020

 

Phonics 

Today in phonics, we are looking at the 'a' sound, as in apron or label.

Take a look at the video about long vowel sounds to find out more....

Look at the word list below. Read the words out loud to your adult.

Remember to use your segmenting and blending skills to help you! 

Then hunt round your house and see if you can find any other objects that have the long 'a' sound in them.

Draw pictures of the objects you find and label them.

English

Today, we are going to be writing an action scene of our own based on a scene from The Firework Maker's Daughter. Let's get started....

 

Click Here

Maths

 Today is our final lesson for this unit. In today's lesson, we will consolidate and review everything that we have learned about fractions.

Click Here to access the lesson.

 

PSHE

 

We love to end our day with a story. Here is the story, 'Avocado Baby' by John Burningham. Enjoy!