Welcome To Year Two

Here you can find a collection of useful websites for our Year Two children. We will also be posting the Learning Log Projects for you to complete.

 Year 2 Learning Log projects

Complete two tasks each week, after the May half term break.

You decide how to present it in your Learning Log, and remember you can use more than 1 page for each project.

If you’d like to complete more tasks in this time, you absolutely can!

Summer 1

Week Beginning 8th June

Science –  Beautiful Nature!

Create a piece of art work using nature. You could collect fallen leaves, twigs, petals or anything else you find in your garden or on your daily walk to create a picture that shows what nature means to you.

 

RE – Our Church

We are all part of God’s family. We are also part of the Church.
Can you create a leaflet to tell people about the different signs and symbols you find in our church building?
You could draw the images and talk about what the artefacts mean.
How about including – the crucifix, the altar, the statues, the holy water, the candles.

 

Topic – The Beach

There are so many different beaches here in the UK and all over the world. There are sandy beaches, pebble beaches, boulder beaches, shell beaches and glass beaches. I would like you to research some different beaches and write an acrostic poem about them.

The word or words you choose is up to you. You might choose The Beach, Rock Pool, Beaches and Oceans. I can’t wait to see the wonderful things you come up with. Remember your Boomtastics!

Week Beginning 15th June

Science The Story of a Tiny Seed.

Now that you know lots about plants, write a story about the journey a little seed goes on to become a fully grown plant. You can base your story on The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle, remember to include each stage the seed goes through and think about why some of the seeds were unable to grow.  

 

RE – The Mission

Our Church started many years ago with the disciples. They spread the Good News around the world to so many people. One special person was St. Paul. He was not always a follower of Jesus.
Read the Story of St. Paul’s Conversion.
Draw a comic strip to tell the story of what happened to Paul. Can you include some speech and thought bubbles too?

Topic – Comparing Beaches

Now you have researched some of the different beaches there are locally or globally. I would like you to compare and contrast two of your favourite beaches.

How are they the same? How are they different? Are there any human features? Are there any physical features?

You can write about similarities and differences and include pictures and captions.

Physical Geography – the branch of geography concerned with natural features and phenomena of the earth’s surface, as landforms, drainage features, climates, soils, and vegetation.

Human Geography – the study of the interaction between human beings and their environment in particular places and across spatial areas.

Week Beginning 22nd June

Science –  Our Environment.

As many of us are having to stay home during this pandemic, there are a lot less cars on the road which means that we have cleaner air! This is great news for our environment. Sometimes, without even knowing it we can damage our environment but there are lots of things we can do to improve it too. Think of five things that you can do to improve your local environment. Create an information leaflet or a poster informing others of what they could be doing to help too.

 

RE – St. Peter

St. Peter is one of the most important disciples. He was the first Pope and the leader of the Catholic Church. During his time, there was lots of persecution for being a follower of Jesus… let alone, a leader!
Read Peter in Prison: Acts 11: 27-12: 23
Imagine you are Peter… in any way you would like, explain what happened to you!

 

Topic – Create a Creature

Oh dear. One of the rock pools on Sandy Beach has lost all its inhabitants. They were swept away during a terrible storm and haven’t returned.

Imagine you could create a new and exciting sea creature that could move into the rock pool. It must be one that can survive the powerful tides and hungry predators.

What would it look like? What could it do? What ingenious features would it have?

Imaginations at the ready. It’s your turn to make your very own rock pool creature. Remember to write a detailed description to go along with it. I’m excited to see what your amazing imaginations create!

Week Beginning 29th June

Science – Inventors

Our lives would be very different today without many of the amazing inventions that we use every day to make our lives easier. Imagine a world without computers, phones, cars or electricity! Think about what your favourite invention is, it must be something you use every day, and research who it was invented by. Find out when and where they lived, what they were famous for and three fun facts about them.

 

R.E – Disciples

We are all disciples of Jesus. Through the work you have been doing at home, you would have seen how many people did important things for Jesus, to spread the Good News.

Watch the YouTube song – ‘My Hands Are Yours’

Can you take the time to learn the hymn and the sign language?
It would be wonderful if, when we return to school, 2V and 2C can teach the rest of the children this beautiful hymn and the signs to go with it.

 

Topic – Beach Safety

The beach is a wonderful place where people love to visit. There is so much to do in all seasons. However, the beach can be dangerous if we are not safe.

We have to make sure we’re safe in what we wear but we need to think of our surroundings. Think about strong currents, crumbling cliffs, turning tides etc.

I want you to come with a poster for staying safe at the beach. Remember it needs to be bright and have the important information in it.

Week Beginning 6th July

Science – Become an Inventor

Now that you have researched some inventors, it is time to get creative and become an inventor yourself. Think of an invention that would make your life easier or more fun! It can be anything you like, it might help you with homework, make it easier to communicate with your friends or even allow you to time travel! Design and label your invention and explain how it will help people. You could even have a go at making it.

 

R.E – The Mass

There are different parts to the Mass, and at Mass we pray for God’s family through saying Bidding Prayers. We pray for different things during the bidding prayers – The Church, God’s family, us, our family and friends, the local community, the parish, those who are sick, and those who have died.
Create a prayer wheel with some bidding prayers? Remember to end your bidding prayers with Lord Hear Us, or Lord in your Mercy.

 

Topic – Entrepreneur

Think about trips you have taken to the beach. What type of local business are there? When I think of the beach there are ice-cream shops, fish and chip shops, sweet shops, beach wear shops, buckets and spades. You can buy so much!

I would like you to come up with your own beach business! Think about what you could sell, price lists, an eye catching sign and name to attract customers! I can’t wait to see what you come with!

Week Beginning 13th July

Science

This is our last science learning log for Year 2 so we would like you to have lots of fun. Here is a link to some simple science experiments that you might like to try at home.

Maybe you could post some to the school Facebook page so we can see how well they have worked. Enjoy!

 

R.E – God’s Family

We are all part of God’s family. He is close to us and we know He is with us always. He has given us so many gifts and talents to use in our world, to help make our world a better place.
In whatever way you like, tell me all about the gifts that God has given to you. You may want to create some art, make a poster, write a letter, or even create a video to show us.
We can’t wait to showcase all of our wonderful gifts and talents when we return to school.

 

End of Year Task – Year 2 Experience

This is your last Learning Log of the year. Although we were not able to complete the whole year, we still had a lot of fun!

We have done lots of learning in lots of different ways. We have had fun trips like the Warwick Castle and going on local walks. We have read exciting texts like Georges Marvellous Medicine and The Night Pirates. We have got creative with art and experiments.

 

We would like to know what your favourite parts of the year have been.

You can show this in whatever way you want. Be creative!

Summer 2

Week Beginning 27th April

R.E – Mary

As it is the Month of Mary, we take this time to think about our Mother in Heaven. Use the Hail Mary Prayer – create a piece of art work to show what the prayer says to you.

Science – Plants

As you look at the world around you, you will notice that the plants are starting to change. Over the next few weeks, observe the changes that you see in the plants. Keep a diary of how the plants and flowers change. You could take photos and write about your observations, or you could draw what you see and keep a record of those changes.

 

Topic – Coventry or the Seaside

We have been studying ‘street detectives’. We would like you to compare our city of Coventry with a seaside town! Choose a seaside town that you may have visited or would like to find out more about. Research, write and draw the two places – you may want to look at the temperatures, buildings, population, the landscape, jobs, the animals you tend to find, or even the roads/traffic and transport!

Week Beginning 4th May

Science – Parts of a Plant

Draw (or make) and name the four main parts of a flowering plant. Find out and write about the function of each part. If you want to challenge yourself, you could delve deeper and find out about the different parts of the flower itself.

 

RE – Parables!


Read the story of the Prodigal Son.
Jesus told this parable to the people to explain about God’s love for us all.
Retell this story in a creative way. You could pretend to be the prodigal son, and tell of your journey. You could create a story map of the journey. You could be a news presenter and record what happened. You could act it out with the people you live with… each as one of the characters and take photos for a freeze frame. Show it however you like… but remember to include…what is the message of the parable!

 

Topic –  Then and Now

In our topic of Street Detectives, we have been thinking about our local area. Have you ever wondered what parts of Coventry looked like in the past? Use the website ‘Historic Coventry’ to help you.

Choose a well-known place in Coventry and compare what it looked like up to a hundred years ago and what it looks like now. You can present your work any way you choose. Try and make it as interesting as possible! Try and include pictures. If you choose a local place, you may even be able to visit it on one of your daily walks!

Week Beginning 11th May

Science – Life Cycles and Life Processes

Plants and trees are alive like humans and other animals and they have a life cycle. Draw and label the life cycle of a plant.  How can we tell that plants are living things? All living things do certain things to stay alive. These are called life processes. Animals, including humans, do these things. Plants do too, although they do them in different ways. This week’s science challenge is to research the life processes. Researching ‘Mrs Gren’ will help you!

RE – Miracles!


Look at the three miracles:
John 2: 1-12 Wedding Feast at Cana,
Mark 4: 35-41 Jesus calms the storm,
Luke 7:1-10
  Jesus heals the Servant.
Create something to show Jesus as a Miracle Maker!
You may want to produce a poster, or even a 3D piece of art. You may choose to only show one of Jesus’ miracles, or you may show all three (or any others you may know). Remember to include WHY this was a miracle.

 

Topic – Improving Coventry

2021 will be a very exciting year for Coventry. The city has been awarded City of Culture so lots of exciting things will be happening in and around the city. There have been lots of improvements started but what would you do to improve our local area of Radford?

I would like you to write a letter to Coventry City Council about improving our local area ready for the City of Culture 2021. In the letter you could include, what you already know about your local area, things you like about your area, things you would like to improve and as a community how we could celebrate the City of Culture.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Week Beginning 18th May

Science – Plants We Eat

Lots of the food that we eat is a part of a plant. Many plants have fruit to carry and spread their seeds. Some of the food we think of as vegetables are actually fruits, do you know any? Vegetables come from all different parts of plants. We eat root vegetables, stem vegetables, leaf vegetables and flower vegetables. Think about all of the vegetables you eat and sort them into the above groups. This week’s science challenge is to find out what other foods that we eat are grown on farms.

 

RE – Pentecost


Read the story of Pentecost, Acts 2: 1-13 here

Can you write as one of the disciples and tell us all about this incredible event. Say how you felt before receiving the Holy Spirit, and why you were hiding away in the locked room. Say about the flames appearing on the heads of your friends and how confusing this must have been. Talk about how you changed after receiving the Holy Spirit and why you went outside and told everyone about Jesus.
You can write it in any way you would like… a diary, a letter, a recount. You could add pictures too!

 

Topic – The Blitz

Coventry was very important during WWII, it was a major centre for war production therefore a target for enemies. On the 14th November 1940 a devastating attack happened in the city of Coventry which is known as the Blitz. It destroyed many parts of the city.

Research the Blitz and the effects it had on our city. Think about our local area and what was there that could have been affected.

You can present your work in any wat you like..a diary entry, a recount, PowerPoint, interview, a model of the city. I can’t wait to see your work.

Interesting Websites

Oak National Academy

Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.

 

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Country Living

Do you want to learn more about animals, then check out these fantastic live animal cams which let you get up close to some amazing creatures all from the safety of home.

 Visit the website

Bitesize

Year 2 lessons for different subjects in the curriculum.

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Jackanory Junior

Storytelling for younger viewers, using videos and audio.

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Sir Linkalot

Sir Linkalot is on a quest to make ”I can’t spell” a thing of the past. Helping students of any age with spelling, punctuation, and grammar based on linking (SPAGBOL). 

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Oliver Jeffers

For all of you stuck at home in the coming weeks, I will be reading one of my books every weekday. Let’s be bored together.

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Hungry Little Minds

Simple, fun activities for kids, from newborn to five. 

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The Gruffolo

Explore the deep dark wood where there are animals to spot and fun games to find. There are songs to listen to and join in with and so much.

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