Home learning for Year 2 - Woodpeckers

Week Beginning 20th April

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

Dear Woodpeckers Parents and Children

As of this week, we will be setting more formalised work. 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.

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



Day 1: What can you remember about instructions? Read my muddled instructions and tell your adult the order they should go in. Write them out (this is your handwriting practice) in the right order and use the numbers 1 to 6 to show the steps. Finally underline the bossy verbs.

Day 2: Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD5cYCkBjU0 and then make your own pirate hat following the video. Make a ‘What You Need’ list ready for your writing on day 4.

Day 3: Spelling investigation and spelling words– find out how to add the suffix ‘ly’

Day 4: Look at the example instructions to remind you what good instructions contain. Then watch the pirate hat making video again to remind yourself how to do it. Now write your own instructions for how to make a pirate hat. Remember to include numbered steps and bossy verbs. Of course, you should always remember capital letters and full stops! You can add pictures too.

Challenge: Can you include words with the ‘ly’ suffix?

Day 5: Pirate comprehension. Read the text and answer the questions. You don’t have to print the sheet, you can record the answers in the exercise book we gave you.


Maths: Please use this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ to White Rose Home Learning and select Year 2. The lessons include some things we’ve already taught this year, so please go to the ones indicated below. We will begin with some fractions recapping and then move on to length. For each lesson there is a video to follow and questions (with answers) to complete.

Day 1: Week 2 Lesson 5 - Equivalence of a half and 2 quarters

Day 2: Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 1 - Find three quarters

Day 3: Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 3 - Measure length (cm)

Day 4: Summer Term Week 1 Lesson 4 - Measure length (m)

Day 5: Summer Term Week 1 Friday Challenge



Tell your adult what a habitat is.

Think about minibeasts, like ladybirds, earwigs, spiders, etc – what do they need in their habitat? Where might they live?

Use the powerpoint Microhabitats to find out more then go on a minibeast hunt. Look under logs, stones or amongst leaf litter and identify the different minibeasts. How many of each type can you find?

Show what you’ve discovered as a pictogram or a poster or in another creative way.

Learning Journey

Learning Journey:

This term’s learning journey is about pirates and explorers. I’d like us to begin by you becoming a pirate!

Firstly watch the Talk Like A Pirate PowerPoint to find your pirate name and learn how to talk like a pirate.

Next, dress up as a pirate. If you’ve done your Tuesday English lesson, you could decorate your pirate hat to wear and make an eye patch. Please take a photo and may be send it in, I’d love to see you as a pirate. What fun things can you do while you are a pirate? Perhaps you could go on a treasure hunt, practice walking the plank or scrubbing the decks!

Lastly, draw, paint or collage a pirate – think about your background, is your pirate on a ship or a deserted island? Your pirate could be from your imagination or it could be you when you dressed up.

Challenge: Can you do the pirate treasure fractions investigation? Remember ⅓ means 1 out of 3 or 1 group out of 3 equal groups.