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                      Home Learning for w/c 22.06.20

Please find below an overview of activities that we hope the children will be able to enjoy.

Antarctica Part 1.mp4

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In this video I will introduce the country that we are learning about this week.

This week we are learning about Antarctica.  Watch the video for an introduction to this continent and then have a go at finding Antarctica on your own map. When you have done this have a look at the flag of Antarctica and try drawing one yourself. 

English activities


Please make sure you have looked at the Powerpoint (I have included one with audio and one without), and also watched the below video before starting the writing lessons. 


Writing - Diary Entry first lesson.mp4

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In this video I will explain the first writing task in more detail.

Writing - Diary Entry second lesson.mp4

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In this video I will explain the second writing activity in more detail.

Reading Comprehension – Amazing Antarctica. There are 3 different levels of text for children to choose from, then answer the questions.  

Writing – This week we are focussing on writing diary entries. You will be writing as Captain Scott.

You have arrived in Antarctica and are at Cape Evans.  You are about to start your voyage to the South Pole.  Make sure you have listened to the Powerpoint and video before you start.  Separate notes are also included. 

Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar - task: 2017 SATs KS1.  Please note that for the remaining weeks we will set past SATs papers to be completed.  They are longer than the previous activities set and have 19 questions.  They don't have to be completed in one go, or within a time limit so feel free to pause and resume if needed.  A paper copy is also included below if needed.

Writing – Continuing to focus on diary writing.  As Captain Scott, write about how you are feeling as you begin your journey home. Begin this lesson by reviewing you first diary entry.  Did you achieve all the WILF?  Can you identify what you need to improve in this piece of work?  There is a separate video for this lesson and notes are also included. 

Handwriting – Practise using all cursive joins by writing complete sentences.  See the notes attached.

Maths activities

As we have already covered all of the Year 2 objectives for maths, these activities have been chosen to practise skills and deepen understanding.  Where applicable all children should attempt 'Mastery' questions where applicable, and more confident mathematicians can challenge themselves with the 'Mastery with Greater Depth'. 

Other curriculum areas

Please use your judgement as to what to put in the book as it may not always be necessary / appropriate. Remember you can email photos to us, which would be lovely to share with the children and look back on when we are back at school and celebrating all their hard work!


Science Animals including humans: Lesson 3: Basic needs. Read the Knowledge Organiser and look through the PowerPoint slides 1-8

Activity 1: Basic needs- Complete the activity using all the information that you have learnt from the previous slides.

Now look through the PowerPoint slides 10-14.

Activity 2:  Pet Fact File- Use information on the PowerPoint  or do some research to make a fact file for a pet animal that you have or would like to have.

See separate notes for each activity. 

Quiz-Test your knowledge about basic animal needs with this quiz starting from PowerPoint slide 16 onwards.


HistoryYou are Captain Scott, and you are preparing for your mission to the South Pole.

What will you take with you?  Please watch the video to help you with this task. 

Antarctica Part 3.mp4

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PE – It is National Sports Week!

To mark this week, we have a few activities for you.

Personal Challenge – This is a daily challenge that we would like everyone to have a go at.  Your challenge is to count how many star jumps you can do in 1 minute.  Record your best score.  This is a daily challenge so each day you are going to try to improve on your personal best.  This is also a competition between Italy and Russia class to see which class has the highest number!

Sporting Challenge – Athletics & Artistic

Also included are some Sporting Challenge ideas.  Please choose 1 activity from Athletics and 1 activity from Artistic.  They could be things you feel most confident with, or they could be new skills that you would like to practise and develop.

Please send us your photos!


PSHE – Road Safety Ask a grown up to help you get onto the THINK! Website:

Go to education resources.  3-6 years section. Watch the Kids Know Best film and the Safer Journeys Anthem. Now look at the Road Safety Checklist. Do you know how each of these things can help us to be safer on the roads? Discuss it with a grown up and then go for a walk around your local area – how many things can you spot that have been put there to help us all to be safer on the roads?