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 Year 2 Remote Education

 Welcome to our Year 2 online learning page. 



 Welcome Penguins and Puffins! 

This page will be updated if there is need for year group isolation or individual isolation in the year group. Please use this page to follow our remote learning provision. 

This page will be populated with online learning in the event of a Year 2 bubble closure or whole school closure. If you are self isolating individually, please contact us via our email above and we will send you plans and resources for your child to complete at home. Please visit our Year 2 page for all other curriculum over views and year group information. 

March 2022 Home Learning

If your child is isolating, please see the information below which includes lessons and resources to support home learning. 
Uploaded to this page will be a daily English and maths lesson as well as a wider curriculum lesson which supports our current topic. Each lesson is sequential and follows on from previous learning so it is important to ensure that each lesson is accessed and covered before moving on to the next. Each lesson is dated so that you are able to begin learning from the day of isolation.

Please do not hesitate to email if you require support with accessing the home learning. 

Spring 2 Poles Apart - March 2022

This half term, we begin our new topic 'Poles Apart'. 
In our current English learning journey, we are reading the book 'Bear in the Stars' by Alexis Snell. For our learning outcome, we will be writing a persuasive letter to persuade the people of the town to accept the bear. In Maths, we will learning about capacity and volume before moving on to telling the time. In Geography, we are learning about hot and cold places of the world, looking closely at Antarctica.


Monday 21st March 2022

Lesson 1: Reading the time to O'Clock and Half Past 

Today we begin learning to tell the time. We are going to recap o'clock and half past today and tomorrow. For today's lesson we are going to focus on reading the time only.
Watch the video to recap o'clock and half past. Once watched, work through the slides below and complete the worksheet. There are challenge questions on pages 2 and 3 of the worksheet!




 Last week in English, we began our learning journey on 'The Bear in the Stars.' We have enjoyed studying the language and imagery in the book so far. Today we are going to continue our revision of expanded noun phrases. Can you list expanded noun phrases about these images? Can you discuss the contrast to the cold images you saw last week? Can you extend yourself to write an expanded noun phrase in a sentence about the cold landscape?

Lesson 3: One Armed Robots


Tuesday 22nd March

Lesson 2: Writing the time to o'clock and half past

Today we are moving on to writing the time to o'clock and half past by drawing the hands on the clock. Make sure you are careful when drawing the minute hand to ensure it has the correct placement. Work through the slides and complete the worksheet.



 Today we are going to try a skill we haven't learnt before. We are going to write similes about images from the text. 

Here is what a simile is: 

A simile describes something by comparing it to something else, using like or as. A simile is a useful way to describe something without using a long list of adjectives. It can create a vivid image in the reader's mind, helping to engage and absorb them. 'Their food was tough as old boots.'

You can learn more about similes on: 

Bitesize Similes


Wednesday 23rd March

Lesson 3: Reading and writing the time to quarter past the hour

Today we are moving on to reading the time to quarter past the hour and drawing the hands on the clock to show this.



 Today we are going to write an extended paragraph about the cold landscape. What can you see in the images? Can you include expanded noun phrases? Can you include a simile?

Lesson 4: Microhabitats

Can you go out in the garden and look for microhabitats? If not, can you think of and research as many microhabitats as you can? Perhaps you could create a factfile all about the microhabitat that interested you the most from the presentation?

Thursday 24th March

Lesson 4: Reading and writing the time to quarter to the hour

Today we are moving on to reading the time to quarter past the hour and drawing the hands on the clock to show this.



 In a similar style to yesterday, today we are going to write a contrasting paragraph to the cold paragraph we wrote yesterday. Can you include any expanded noun phrases and similes? Remember to create a vivid description for the reader so that if they couldn't see what you are looking at, they would have a picture from what you write. 


Friday 25th March

Lesson 5: Consolidation of o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.

To ensure we are secure with the times we have learnt this week, we are going to consolidate our learning by looking at all times. In school, we are playing time bingo, using loop cards and matching the peg to the time. Choose an activity you would like to complete at home. 

Loop Cards: Match the cards. This activity is a little like dominoes!

Time Bingo: Choose a clock mat and ask an adult to read out various times.

Peg Matching: Which time is shown on the clock?



Can you edit and improve your writing from the cold and hot write? 

Can you write up your work in your best writing to publish your final piece?


3D Pencil Drawing

Look at the image ‘Eye’ by Ed Ruscha: 'Eye' by Ed Ruscha'
Ask the key questions:

Key questions: How did the artist make this drawing?

(He probably arranged paper strips or ribbon and drew what he could see).

Has the artist made the word look 2D or 3D? How?

(It may help to make the image bigger by clicking on the image).

Take a length or lengths of ribbon or paper and arrange on  table into interesting shapes (not words). You will need to demonstrate this to them first – if necessary, use tape to hold more complex twists and shaping together. After they have spent time experimenting with their ribbons, ask them to finalise their creations. They should then use a pencil to sketch the outlines of their design. They are now going to move onto shading. Ask them to look closely at their ribbon creation, observing where there are light tones and adding those to their drawings by shading. Then move on to mid tones and, finally, darker tones (this can also include any shadows observed).







 Online Learning Resources


Tablet Edition
User name: jk78829
Swipe code: A capital 'L' shape starting at top left.
Home-School Account
User name: jk78829
Account Password: home


See the source image

Oxford Owl has a large catalogue with various ranges and genres - the class logins are PuffinsEPS or PenguinsEPS and the password is Puffins2020 or Penguins2020.


Brooke Weston Trust - Thomas Clarkson Academy wins TT Rockstars ...

Times Table Rockstars is the multiplication and division software that we have been using. The children have their own log ins and we can adjust the times tables that the children have access to so please let us know.

Help shape the future of MyMaths Survey

MyMaths has a huge range of Maths activities and tasks. We have set the KS1 booster packs which the children can access over the summer if they would like to.


Phonics Play has a selection of games that support the children's phonics understanding including all alternative spellings. Username: march20, password: home