Home learning for Year 2 - Woodpeckers

Week Beginning 22nd June

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

Dear Woodpeckers Parents and Children

Thank you for sharing some of your lovely work with me. As ever, 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. This week there is less under the Learning Journey heading and more under the Science, as both are related. It may be easier to do the Learning Journey before the Science.

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: Discuss with your child how the Beast talks to the news reporters. Ask: What does he want them to know? Why does he want to tell them about his journey? What is he looking for? This session is to plan a news report, that could go in a newspaper, about the Beast. Ask: What is the most important information we need to convey to our readers? Who is the Beast? How do we know him? What makes him special? Why are we writing this for him? What kind of friend is he looking for?

Use these ideas to plan your newspaper report – you could use the planning sheet to help you organise your ideas – make notes, don’t write the report yet!

Day 2: This session is to think about the rest of the page of the report – the headline, picture and caption. Look at the headline examples – talk about why they need to be catchy and how alliteration and/or rhyme can help with this. Try out vocabulary ideas – what words could go well with Beast, lonely, search or friend?

Discuss what a caption is. What does it tell us? Think about what picture you want to use and gather ideas for a caption.

When they have explored ideas, ask your child to write their headline, draw their picture and write their caption. This could go on the newspaper template ready for their newspaper report writing in session 4.

Day 3: Spelling investigation and spellings – find out more about when w comes before vowels and how it can affect the pronunciation of the vowel.

Day 4: Look together at the plan made for writing the news report. Ask your child to tell you what they will write in their first section. Encourage them to think of each sentence and how it all fits together. Ask your child to write the introduction section. Now repeat the process for the other two sections. The word mat from last week may be helpful.

Day 5: Today we’re going to look at how we check our writing. Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z799ydm to look at how to do this and practice with the tasks. You could also then check your newspaper report.


Maths: This week, we’re going to look at more measurement.

Day 1: comparing volume

Day 2: measuring in millilitres

Day 3: measuring in litres

Day 4: measuring and comparing temperatures

Day 5: measurement problems

Another maths mystery...



There are two PowerPoints, The Arabian Desert and The Arctic, to watch which have a lot of information about these habitats. They include these links, which give information and an activity: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zx882hv/articles/z3sr4wx


There is then a sorting and labelling activity. They could then choose one of these habitats to write and/or draw about.

Learning Journey

Learning Journey:

Ahoy my pirates, it’s almost time to set sail, so we need to be prepared and find out about what the world is like. Use the Hot and Cold Climates PowerPoint to find out about the different climates of different countries. You could print out the World Map and colour in the 4 different climate zones – use a key to show which is which. For an additional challenge, label the 7 continents and the 5 oceans too.