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Summer Week 5 Year 2

Week commencing 29th June 2020

PowerPoints are all available from the school website. If you have difficulty accessing the PowerPoint lessons or activity sheets, please get in touch via the Year 2 email address – y2@crossleyhallprimary.co.uk



Can you join the letters ent?

How many words can you think of that end with ent?


A contraction is just two words joined together to make one shorter word. They need an apostrophe to show where letters have been chopped. Follow the link to learn more…



Days of the week and joining words. The days of the week are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. When we write the days of the week, we always use a capital letter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tx0rvuXIRg&safe=active

Joining words are words that join two clauses together. They are words like and, because, if and when. Watch the short video below to find out more.


Imagine you are recording your exercises or activities in a diary. Create a list of an activity for each day of the last week. Then create a sentence for each activity – and use a conjunction to add more information.

For example:  On Monday, I went on a bike ride with my parents and then I did some homework.


This week we are going to be looking at measuring length in cm. Follow the link to a video tutorial and accompanying questions for you to try. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Please select the Week 9 (w/c 22nd June) tab. Today we are measuring length in centimetres (cm).


This week we are looking at friendship and resolving conflict. Follow the link to watch Harold, Kiki and Derek talk about what makes them a good friend. https://www.coramlifeeducation.org.uk/scarf/lesson-plans/56-yearolds–good-friends before completing the friendship recipe in the home learning pack.

 Creative Activity: Personalised Space Rocket Resources: * dark coloured paper for the background, *coloured paper in squares, rectangles and 1 triangle each for the top of the rocket, *glue, *felt tip pens

–        Read the story how to catch a star https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDMnOx7w6OA. Another story about an astronaut and the importance of sleeping in your own bed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL-XDombcw8

–        Make your own personalized space rocket to help you catch a star! (ideas attached at the end)




ant (see Powerpoint)


Collect the home learning pack from school, then cut out the dominoes and join the words to the contractions!


Describing words in adverts. Describing words are also known as adjectives. They describe nouns (the names of things or places). You can use lots of describing words when describing things. For example:

My sister is funny and kind. Watch this short video to find out more. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zy8m8hv

You are going to be a sports instructor! Your first job is to decide which sport you would choose come up with a name for yourself. For example, if you choose skiing and your name is Stephanie, you could be Skiing Stephanie! Make a note of that.

Then decide when and where your activity will take place. It might be every Monday in the park. Make a note of that!

Finally you need to come with ideas that describe why people should take part in your sport. Make sure you include plenty of describing words! For example, Skiing is a fun way to zoom around!

Now you are ready to make your advertising poster!


This week we are going to be looking at comparing length. Follow the link to a video tutorial and accompanying questions for you to try.  https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/   Please select the Week 9 (w/c 22nd June) tab.   Use the greater than and less than signs to help you.


Here is the ‘Recipe for Friendship’ power point – have a look and then try and write your own recipe. Remind yourselves of your thoughts from yesterday, and create your own recipe using dollops, spoonfuls and sprinkles!

Tuesday Recipe For Friendship PowerPoint

Creative Task: Make a friend from space

Resources: * bun cases flattened or paper plates, *strips of paper, *coloured card for horns/ears/mouth, *pencil crayons/felt tips, *googly eyes (if possible!), *lollysticks if possible

–        Watch the link https://storytimefromspace.com/mousetronaut-2/. Tells you about Mousetronaut and how the story came about.

–        Make your own friend from space!



ue (see powerpoint)


Sound spelt ‘le’ at the end of words and following a consonant. Apple, bubble, middle, bobble, people, marble, kettle, table. What do you notice about the ‘l’ sound at the end of the word? When the ‘l’ comes at the end and it follows a consonant (NOT a e i o u) it’s almost always ‘le’


Making a prediction. Watch the short extracts here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8q83j6  Spike is the main character in this story and he can be described in many ways. How might you describe Spike to someone who has not read the book? These are two of my suggestions: determined, embarrassed. At the end of the story, nobody tells Spike that he has a cupcake stuck to his bottom! What do you think will happen next?

Write down some different predictions.#Use your imagination and be creative with your ideas.

These may help you to start your ideas:

What if….

Spike might…

Imagine if…

Spike could…

The other animals might…


This week we are going to be looking at four operations with length. Follow the link to a video tutorial and accompanying questions for you to try. Today we are looking at four operations with length.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/   Please select the Week 9 (w/c 22nd June) tab.


Another recipe – this time for making up! Follow the link here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/znkrkqt to watch the girls and their best friends explain the different games they play and although they occasionally have disagreements, they realise how important it is to make up again and remain the best of friends.

Creative Task:  Float or Sink?

Resources: *a container of water, *different objects made out of different materials (page 2 of ppt), *look at page 6 and 7 of ppt for other experiment and resources) *cut and stick activity,

–       Go through the powerpoint together with the experiments too.

–        Do the float and sink, cut and stick, activity task (attached at the end)




ov (see powerpoint)


Sound spelt ‘le’ at the end of words and following a consonant. Look really carefully at the words and ask an adult to cover them up one at a time. Can you spell them?


Identifying and Using Verbs. Verbs can be used to describe an action – that’s doing something. For example, the word jumping:

The rabbit was jumping in the field.

They can also be used to describe a state of being – that’s feeling something. For example, the word likes here:

The monster likes rollercoasters.

Or a verb can be used to describe an occurrence – that’s something happening. For example, the word became here:

The caterpillar became a butterfly.

When writing, make sure every sentence includes a verb. Follow the link here to refresh your knowledge: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8d6wnb and listen to the song ‘when I was one I sucked my thumb’ and list all of the verbs you hear in the song. Then use each verb in a sentence – how many can you complete?


This week we are going to be looking at comparing mass. Follow the link to a video tutorial and accompanying questions for you to try. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2 

Please select the Week 9 (w/c 22nd June) tab. Today we are comparing mass.


Share the story of Starry Eyed Stan to discover the importance of friendship and working as a team.

Creative Task: Origami

Resources: *coloured paper, *cat comprehension, * cat origami instructions,

–        Read through the cats reading comprehension and answer the questions. (Attached at the end)

–        Follow the instructions to make a cat (or a rabbit, or both!) out of paper! (Attached at the end)



ow (see powerpoint)


Have a look at the Year 2 Common Exception Words. How many can you spell?


Introduction to Antarctica. There are lots of clips here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zxwwg7h which will tell you all sorts about the continent of Antarctica. For example, did you know Antarctica is actually a desert?! Pretend you have visited Antarctica and write a postcard home explaining what it is like (you can use the template if you have the Home Learning Pack). Make sure you use lots of adjectives and include as many facts as you can!


Today we are looking at the months of the year. Access the PowerPoint here : Months of the year – seasons

Before attempting the accompanying questions! Use the display poster to help you.


Today you are going to conduct interviews and find out as much as you can about your friends and family. You will need to think about yourself first – can you answer all of the questions?   Then interview someone close to you to get as much information as you can!