Home learning for Year 2 - Woodpeckers

Week Beginning 1st June

Please share your learning with me, by sending to sm@harlandsprimary.org

Dear Woodpeckers Parents and Children

I hope you have been enjoying the sunshine over half term and are looking forward to exploring some new learning. As before, the idea is to do a lesson of Maths and a lesson of English each day to help with the routine of learning, to do the ‘frequently’ section a few times a week and then to do other Learning Journey and Science lessons when the mood is right across the week. I look forward to seeing what you get up to.

Good luck, shipmates!

From Captain May!


● Practice this week’s spellings using the type of activities we usually do in our spelling journals

● read, read, read

● Numbots

● card games, board games or cookery

● telling the time



Day 1: Think about the interesting and exciting things you have been doing over half term, or in the weeks leading up to it. Focus on a particular day. Think about what you did, how you felt. Today you need to plan a recount of that day. Remember recounts are to tell someone else about the event so that they can imagine themselves being there. To plan for your recount you need to think of each thing you did and collect words and phrases that describe it and how you felt.

Day 2: Imagine it is the end of your wonderful day or the following day. You are going to write about the day, using the words and phrases you collected yesterday. You need to write in the past tense because it has already happened, use adverbials of time (later, next, then, soon after that…), include lots of description (so the reader can imagine what everything was like) and feelings (your reader needs to know how you felt). I have included a recount example. The blue words are adverbials of time and the red show feelings.

Day 3: Spelling investigation and spellings – find out about some homophones

Day 4: Look at the image (Day 4 image). Discuss what can be seen through questioning: What is happening? Why are people running away? What might they be feeling? Saying? What might the black thing be saying? Where has it come from? What will it do? What do you think it (the black thing) is like? Imagine being the people in the scene. Talk about what they would be feeling. Now ask you child to write what the people are thinking/saying on speech bubbles on the image (Day 4 image with speech bubbles) or in their book.

Day 5: Discuss with your child what they think our new book will be about from what they saw yesterday. What sort of story are you expecting? Why? What sort of creature do you think the black thing is? Why? Look at the front cover (Day 5 front cover). Talk about the image and the title: what does it mean to be lonely? Why do you think he is lonely? Why is he standing on a cliff edge? What can he see? What might he be thinking about? Have your ideas about what the book is about changed? Why? Now ask your child to write about their ideas for the story.


Maths: This week, we’re looking at position and direction.

Day 1: describing simple movement

Day 2: describing movement

Day 3: recording movement

Day 4: making turns (physically)

Day 5: making turns

Another maths mystery...



This week, we’re going to explore the skill of observation. The PowerPoint will guide you.

Learning Journey

Learning Journey:

Before we sail away on our pirate ships we need to know about maps. We’re going to begin by finding out about birds-eye/aerial views. Use the PowerPoint to explore Amazing Aerial Views and then there are 3 fun tasks.