Deanesfield Primary School

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Year 2 Exceptional Home Learning

Year 2 Home Learning - Week 14 (13th - 17th July 2020)

Video Messages from your Teachers!


Click on the links below to go to our Deanesfield YouTube channel, where you can see weekly videos from your teachers, as well as exciting activities and challenges from school staff that you can try whilst you're at home.


Don't forget, you can subscribe to channel to get alerts whenever new videos are uploaded.

Year 2 Home Learning Introduction (W.B. 13/7/20)

Mrs Townsley introduces the home learning activities for this week.

Here are a list of suggested activities to get you started in your home learning this week.

Our theme of the week: MEMORIES!


  • Write a letter to your new teacher reflecting on Year 2 (think about what you learnt and enjoyed) and what you're looking forward to in Year 3.
  • Make a memory jar by recording on paper everything that has happened to you and your family. Then put all those precious memories together in a little jar to open in the future.
  • Interview a family member about a significant event/ moment in history they lived through. What happened? How did they feel? What did they do?
  • Make a memory game for spelling such as a mnemonic (e.g. because – big elephants can always understand small elephants.
  • Write a recount of a special day you remember (use time words such as first, next, then, finally).
  • Make a lock down time capsule (follow the instructions in the printable resources section below and complete the time capsule activity sheet).
  • Design an 'All About Me' poster – include hobbies, your likes/dislikes, favourite food and any fun facts!
  • Make a 'Thank-you' card to someone who has helped you this year (e.g. a teaching assistant, teacher or a lunch time supervisor).
  • Practice telling the time to the hour, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Then practice telling the time to 5 minutes (5 past/to, 10 past/to, 20 past/to and 25 past/to).
  • Find out how many minutes are in an hour and hours in one day.
  • Solve word problems using time:
    • Annie and her mum are going on the bus to Grans. If the bus takes 1 hour what time will they arrive at Grans if they leave at 9 o’clock? If they arrive at quarter to two, what time did the bus leave?
    • The film in the cinema starts at half past two. If the film is 90 minutes long, what time will it finish?
  • Practice your times tables for 2s, 5s and 10s. (Use the worksheet in the Printable Resources to record your answers)


Spanish Home Learning


Learn about fruit in Spanish

[Spanish: Year 2] May The Fruits Be With You!

Do you know the Spanish names for fruits? Join in with this video to prepare for the song next week!

Practise your Spanish words for all the different fruits!

Computing home learning:

Hi children!

This week's activity is called 'Sorting It Out'. Although it may not feel like a computing activity, you are learning about algorithms (sets of instructions) spotting patterns and being able to use your brain to think like a computer! I hope you enjoy completing it!

From Mrs Fraser

Religious Education (R.E.) home learning:

Hello Year 2!

This is the last week of looking at celebrations in RE. This week we are thinking about the Buddhist celebration of Wessak.

Follow the link and watch the video:

Can you make a wesak lattern? Use the instructions from the BBC page.

Have fun!

From Mrs Westall

Music home learning:

Do you know the instruments in the orchestra? Listen carefully to each instrument playing and see if you can guess which instrument makes that kind of sound. You might want to have a few goes and see if you can do better each time!

Mr Owen

Remember you can access Reading Eggs and Mathletics in the usual way for daily activities!


Log on to and use the login march20 and password home and play your favourite games.


Practise reading and spelling the Year 2 common exception words found in your orange home learning books. Why not use different coloured pencils or make up your own rhyme to help you remember how to spell the ones you find most challenging?


Don’t forget the letter formation is in your personal organisers to help with handwriting!

Remember to look after your mind and body by going outside for fresh air, washing your hands, eating healthily, drinking water, taking screen breaks and being kind and helpful to your family!