Home Learning Autumn Term
Home Learning Information
Each week, children will be loaned a book from our reading scheme. Please send a book bag with them each day to carry these to and from school.
We would be grateful if you could:
- Encourage your child to read these books with you at home;
- Make a comment or sign your child's reading record to let us know that they have read and how they managed;
- Send their reading books and reading records with them to school each day in a book bag.
Spellings will be set and tested each Friday. Please encourage your child to practise these regularly – little and often is usually the most effective method for long-term learning.
Due to the way we teach reading, sometimes different children may have different spellings at different times! Your child should know which spelling group they are in. If they aren't sure, drop me a message and I'll let you know.
Each Friday, your child will usually be given a short home learning task to be completed before the following Friday.
As well as this, please practise times tables and number facts regularly with your child at home. By the end of year two, children are expected to know the number facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
As part of our blended learning approach (face-to-face and online), we often use these online resources:
If you need or have forgotten your password for any of these, please let me know!
1st December - 8th December
The sound /igh/ spelt with -y at the end of words.
Please continue to practise your lines and the songs from our production. Remember, all of the songs and lyrics can be found on our online classroom or there's a playlist here (make sure you check with a grown-up that you're allowed to go onto YouTube before clicking on it):
24th November - 2nd December 2023
Two more ways of spelling the sound /l/ at the end of words: '-il' and '-al'.
It's not long until our Christmas performances! For your homework this week (and next), I would like you to practise/learn your spoken lines and the songs.
I have added the backing tracks and the lyrics to our online Classroom, and you will get a printed copy of your lines at the start of the week (if you wanted a speaking part, that is). If you'd find it easier, there's a link to a YouTube playlist of all of the songs here (you can here the singing on these versions) and a downloadable copy of the lyrics below:
Please make sure you practise all of the songs, not just your favourites, so that the whole performance is amazing!
Note for grown ups: Each year, we prioritise Year 2 children for speaking roles. The children were all asked if they wanted a speaking part in the production. Some children decided they didn't want one, so they will have a non-speaking role. Any Year 2 child who asked for a speaking part has got at least one line.
17th November - 24th November
The sound /l/ spelt with '-el' at the end of words.
We've been learning that addition and subtraction are opposites. This means that when we know one fact, we also know three more without having to do any calculating. For example, if we know 16 + 3 = 19 we also know 3 + 16 = 19, 19 - 16 = 3 and 19 - 3 = 16. This is called a fact family.
I'd like you to think of an addition/subtraction fact family. Now see if you can make a house for your fact family to live in. You could make a gingerbread house, a lift-the-flap house, a haunted house or even a 3D house. You can make as many as you like! Here are some ideas for you:
10th November - 17th November
The sound /l/ spelt with '-le' at the end of words.
This week, I'd like you to practise your two times table. I'd like you to practise saying the whole number sentence, rather than just counting in twos.
1 x 2 = 2
2 x 2 = 4
3 x 2 = 6
4 x 2 = 8
5 x 2 = 10
6 x 2 = 12
7 x 2 = 14
8 x 2 = 16
9 x 2 = 18
10 x 2 = 20
11 x 2 = 22
12 x 2 = 24
You can practise in any way that works for you.
- You could chant them (one times two is two, two times two is four...).
- You could sing them (Numberblocks Two Times Table Song).
- You could write them out.
- You could play games to practise them, such as Times Table Rockstars (same password as Numbots - it should be set to just 2x for this week) or J2Blast (School 360 > Resources > J2E > J2Blast; you will need to choose Level 1 to get 2x questions).
You don't need to hand anything in, but I will be looking closely to see if you manage to improve your score during TTRockstars next Friday.
20th October - 27th October
The sound /j/ spelt with '-dge' and '-ge' at the end of words.
For your homework this week, I'd like you all to log onto our new online classroom:
- Go to School 360 and login (you should all have your details - don't panic if you can't find them, just send me an e-mail or ask me at school).
- Click on Classroom.
- If it's the first time you've used it, you'll have to click I'm a student.
- Where it says Beech Class 2023-2024 click Join.
- You're now a member of our online classroom!
When you're there, please see if you can reply to a post by answering the Would You Rather? question, then see if you can complete the Place Value Quiz:
- Click on Classwork.
- Click on the Place Value Quiz in Homework.
- You have to click Submit when you get to the end of the quiz so that it sends your answers to me.
I ask random questions in the Online Classroom from time to time - bonus School 360 points for anyone who replies with an answer!
Please let me know if you have any problems accessing the Online Classroom - it's a tool we use throughout school, so if we can learn to use it now then it's a great help. However, don't worry if it doesn't work or you're having difficulty - we will be practising again on Monday!
13th October - 20th October
The /j/ sound:
often spelt with 'g' before e, i and y
always spelt with 'j' before a, o and u
6th October - 13th October
The sound /s/ spelt ‘c’ before e, i and y (soft c).
We've been writing book reviews this week and someone asked me who I thought the best author in the world was. So, for your homework, I'd like you to tell me about your favourite author.
Here are some questions to think about:
Who is you favourite author?
Why are they your favourite author?
What books have they written?
Which of their books is your favourite and why?
It's your choice how you tell me about your favourite author. You could write about them, create a poster about them or even record a video of you talking about them! Try to give as much information as you can.
You can bring your work into school or send it digitally (with your grown up) via e-mail - whatever is easiest.
22nd - 29th September
This week, we're practising the /r/ sound spelt 'wr' at the beginning of words.
We've been learning how to represent numbers using tens and ones. Look at the representations on the sheet that has been sent home and see if you can work out what numbers are shown. You can add some examples of your own on the back of the sheet, if you'd like to.
There's also a copy of the sheet below if you've lost it!
15th September - 22nd September 2023
Our topic this term is related to transport. For homework this week, we would like the children to create a poster about road safety, informing people how to keep safe when walking near or crossing a road. This will be related to a lesson the children will be doing on Monday, but the poster doesn't need to be handed in until Friday 22nd. There are some extra details in the download below.
8th September - 15th September 2023
We're going to build up slowly and just start with spellings (no homework) this week until we get into the routine! The spellings to learn are the days of the week. Don't worry if your child finds them tricky at first, just encourage them to have a go by using the method LOOK, SAY, COVER, WRITE, CHECK. Practising little and often is best and we'll also be learning them in school.