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Home Learning wb 27.4

Home Learning wb 27.4

Good morning Otters. I hope you have all enjoyed a fabulous weekend in the sun! A massive well done to all of you for getting back into the swing of home learning after the Easter break. Mrs Hogg and I have loved seeing all your wonderful pictures and we are so proud of you all 


Your home learning for this week is as follows: 




Login to Spelling Shed where we have assigned some games for spelling list 26 – words with ‘a’ spelling pronounced ‘o’ after w and qu.


    want       watch       wander       warm       wall       quad       wasps       quack       quantity     squash




This week, we will ask you to continue to access the White Rose Home Learning resource by clicking on  then selecting Year 2. The White Rose Maths Team have continued to prepare five maths lessons each week. Watch the short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child complete the activity successfully.  


Please complete the Year 2 Summer Term week 2 unit this week: Comparing lengths, ordering lengths, the four operations of length, a problem solving session and, finally, a Friday Maths Challenge! If you can’t print sheets, don’t worry- you could ask your child to orally go through answers with you or use the home learning book to record answers.  


Also try to spend some time on TT Rock Stars, Mathletics and Education City this week (logins in planners).




Because so many of you planted seeds last week, we would like you to write a set of instructions on how to plant a seed and make it grow.


If you didn’t manage to plant anything last week, try and have a go this week instead! You don’t even need to go out and buy some seeds either. You could eat an apple and plant the seed in the core, plant an old potato, some seeds out of some bird food – get creative! (See ‘Easy ways to plant and grow seeds at home’ sheet from last week’s home learning for helpful tips for finding seeds if you don’t have any at home already).


We recently wrote a set of instructions year 2 before we began our new way of learning! I would like you to show off to your parents just how fantastic you are at writing instructions. 


You will need to include:

  • ‘You will need’ list

  • Method

  • Numbered steps

  • Time adverbials (First, next, then, after that)

  • Bossy/imperative verbs (put, place, dig)

  • Adverbs (-ly verbs)

  • Adjectives or expanded noun phrases

  • Pictures/diagrams


There is a planning sheet, guide and success criteria down below to help you. I have even created a WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) for you to use as a guide! Preferably, I would like children to complete their instructions straight into their Home Learning books. However, if you feel your child may need some more support with this I am happy for you to use the template below  


Creative Time:


Choose at least one to complete through the week. You can do all of the activities below if you choose. Our new topic this half term is all about growing plants and nature.


DT and Music:



This week, we are going to make a KS1 band.


We would like you to create your own musical instrument using different recyclable materials in your house. You could use cardboard boxes, bottles, cartons, tinfoil…anything you like!


Once you have made your instrument, we would like you to learn the words to and play along with a song called Dingle Dangle Scarecrow (because we’re learning how to scare the crows, remember!). You can use the YouTube video below to learn the words and listen to our very own Mrs Percival playing the ukulele too on our class pages!


Then, if you would like to, record yourself playing your instrument and singing along to Dingle Dangle Scarecrow and email it to us. We will make a KS1 video of you all and post it on the class pages!




Lesson 3

This week, we will be learning about plant life cycles in our science lesson. (See Science Lesson 3 Plant life cycles powerpoint and Science Lesson 3 activity 1 & 2 sheets)


Useful learning video clips from BBC Bitesize KS1 Science Plants

Plants are living things

What is the lifecycle of a plant?

The lifecycle of a dandelion?

The lifecycle and inhabitants of an oak tree.


If you are struggling to plant some seeds at home, look at the Positive Penguins class page in the ‘Science Plants & Bulbs Investigations’ section. Mrs Shoesmith has been planting seeds at home. She will add updates as the seeds start to grow!