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Year 2

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A Guide to Read Write Inc

This is a video from Rosewood Primary School to help our parents understand how we teach reading and phonics in EYFS and Key Stage 1.

Please use the link below to find some home learning activities for phonics.

Week 1

Day One




A number line can be used to add and subtract. Watch the video to learn what a number line is, and how to use it!


Once you have watched the video - have a go at moving the meerkat along the number line.


Then, using  the number line below, solve these calculations.

7 +3 = 10 + 8 =
18 - 9 = 27 - 8 =
30 - 11= 16 - 9 = 








Watch the Gruffalo here:


As you listen, collect words and phrases used to describe the Gruffalo. Discuss meanings of any unknown words, e.g. tusks, claws, jaws, underground, knobbly, turned-out toes, wart etc. 


Ask your child to write some sentences to describe the Gruffalo, using vocabulary from within the text.



Topic - Science


Materials are everywhere. Look around your home and draw or list different objects made of wood, plastic, glass, fabric and metal. Challenge: Why is it important that the object is made from that material. For example, it is important that windows are made from glass, because glass is transparent (see through).




Day Two







Challenge: Choose 2 numbers and add them together. Show your working out on a number line.




Watch the Gruffalo's Child:


As you listen, collect words and phrases, this time to describe the ‘Big Bad Mouse.’ Look at and discuss the words and phrases you’ve collected. Explore meanings of new words and then use them in complete sentences. Remember to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. 






Draw a picture of the seaside or your favourite park. Discuss whether the objects in your picture are man-made or natural. Add labels to your picture.



Day Three




How many different ways can you make the number 37?




Challenge: Begin with 120. How will you arrive at the answer 37?




Watch The Smartest Giant in Town:


Choose a page in the book and sort the different words. Which ones are nouns, adjectives, verbs or adverbs?




Topic - Science


Investigation: Are all metals magnetic?


Have a walk around your house and find lots of objects made from metal. Using a fridge magnet, investigate which objects are magnetic and which are not. Sort the objects into the diagram. 

Day Four




Watch the video


Use this number square to help: 





Re-watch The Smartest Giant:


While you are watching/listening, make a list of all the giant's kind deeds. For example, He gave his scarf to a cold giraffe. After that, he gave his shirt to a goat on a boat who was struggling to sail.


Encourage your child to use time sequencing words, e.g. next, soon, later on, finally to re-tell the story. 




Using google earth - find these places:

  • Your home
  • Your school
  • A relative's home
  • Blackpool tower
  • Towneley park



Day Five



Help the dog find the bone. Count in steps of 2 to find the path. 



Challenge: List all the multiples of 5




Write sentences using adjectives to describe the giant. What do we know about the Giant now? How might you describe him? Try and use these words in your sentences: kind, thoughtful, generous. Make sure you use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Make your adjectives as interesting as possible. 








Now draw your favourite toy and describe the material it is made from.

Week 2

Day One



Practice your 3 times table song then teach this to someone at home. 


3, 6, 9,      12, 15,     18, 21,     24, 27, 30 and we're done, hey! (To the tune of Jingle Bells) 


When you have practiced the song, fill in these number tracks using your 3x table.




Follow the link below to listen to the poem 'The Porcupine' from Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl.


Then watch this short clip to find out more about porcupines;


Discuss what it must have felt like for the child in the poem!

Listen to the poem again, stopping to write down favourite words and phrases.


Now use these words and phrases to design and create a poster warning children about the danger of porcupines!

Include some warning sentences starting with 'if'.

For example; If you don’t look carefully, you could sit on one by mistake! If you sit on a porcupine, it's spikes will stick in you!


Include a diagram in your poster, labelling the key parts, particularly those dangerous quills!


Topic - PSHE


We are all very lucky for different reasons. Think about why you are lucky.

You can either create a poster about this or you could write super sentences, making sure you use capital letters and full stops correctly. 

You could use these sentence starters to help you; 

I am lucky because I can...

I am lucky because I am...

I am lucky because I have...

Day Two


Create 3 different repeating patterns like the one below. You may choose your pattern to repeat using colours or you may use different shapes to create a pattern.




Listen to the poem 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf' by Roald Dahl. Pause the audio at 1:40 mins to think about and discuss what has happened.
What does the wolf want to do next?

You are going to write a letter to Little Red Riding Hood to warn her about the Wolf's intentions and the need to stay away from Grandma's house. Don't forget to start your letter with 'Dear Little Red Riding Hood,'.




Topic - Geography 


Label the follow countries; 





Northern Ireland


Then label the capital cities in each country; 










Day Three


Follow this link to watch the video about place value.


Have a go at activity 1 which asks you to make the numbers using tens and ones. 




Listen to the story of The Tummy Beast from Dirty Beasts by Roald Dahl.


Discuss what is happening in the poem.
Why do you think the mother doesn’t believe the child? How is the child feeling when the mother doesn’t believe them? What happened to the mother at the end? What do you think the mother might say when she recovers?


Write a diary entry as if you were the child or the mother, recounting the key events of the day.



Topic - DT 

Think about the different foods we need as part of a healthy diet. Design a healthy meal that you can create with a grown up at home. When you have designed you meal, make a shopping list of all the ingredients you will need ready to make your healthy meal.


Day Four



Follow the link to play the game to practice addition and subtraction;


You can choose between bronze level, silver level and gold level - start with bronze and challenge yourself to move up the levels if you feel confident.



Use the link below to listen to and enjoy Goldilocks and the Three Bears from Revolting Rhymes.


Imagine that you are Goldilocks. Write a letter to the Bears, apologising for your crimes, perhaps providing some explanation as to why you did what you did.

Just like on day two, remember to lay out your letter appropriately. 



Topic - Science

We're going on a bug hunt!

Today you are going to investigate the different minibeasts you have outside your home in the garden. Take photographs or draw the bugs and plants that you find and which habitat you found them in. Remember: a habitat is where something lives. 



Day Five



Revise your money skills with this game. The setting can be changed to just one coin and the totals can be changed too so that it is accessible for all.





Review and discuss some of the characters and poetry you have met this week.

Which character has been your favourite and why?


Draw a picture of your favourite character and write as many adjectives as you can around your favourite character to decribe them. 



Topic - PE

Use a bucket or container as a target and practise overarm and underarm throwing. You could use a ball, a pair of socks, screwed up paper - anything you could use as a ball! Give yourself a point for each time you get it in the target and challenge someone at home to beat your score.