Home Learning

Tuesday 12th May

Below is a list of today’s activities. Choose which order you would like to complete them in.


Remember if you have run out of books at home you can use your oxford owl account. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

2C- Username: 2cforever             password: password

2s – Username: 2sforever            password: password

Today’s activity – Choose a book/comic/newspaper to read for 20minutes.  For the last few weeks we have been working on expression. When reading what does a full stop tell you to do? What does a comma tell you to do? What does an exclamation mark tell you to do? Finally, what does inverted commas (speech marks) tell you to do?

Practice using all of the above and read your book with expression.  Once you have practiced reading with expression can you read your book out loud to an audience?



Today you are going to write the first part of your letter to Captain Tom.

Can you tell him a little about yourself? I would like you to really focus on using capital letters for proper nouns (names of people and places).

For example:

Dear Captain Tom,

My name is Sam, I am 7 years old and I live in Dagenham. I am in year 2 and my favourite subject is Science because I love to do experiments! I miss school but I am staying safe at home now. I am helping my parents look after my little sister Mia and we have also been baking some scrumptious cakes!



If you are still learning to read click on the link below to open today’s Phonics PowerPoint, you will need something to write with.

50 Phase 5 se as z

If you are an able reader follow the instructions below to complete a grammar activity:

Statements and Exclamations 2



Have a look at the PowerPoint on 3D shapes.

When you click on the shape you will see some real-life examples. Maybe some of them were the ones you spotted in your home yesterday.

Everyday 3D shapes

Activity: Today you are going to create an origami cube by following a you tube clip.

The first clip is a little bit simpler than the second one, however choose the one that best suits you.

You may need some help from an adult, especially if you are using a scissors at home.

*Again, we would love to see some pictures of these!

Once you have created your cube, can you count how many faces, vertices and edges it has and write these in your book. I will post the answers tomorrow.

Challenge: Watch the second video and record as many shapes as possible that you can see while the person is creating this origami cube.



Now we have designed our pots, let’s watch a video on how to create a pot using clay. Watch the video below to see how to make a clay pot.

If you don’t have any clay at home to build a pot here is another fun African art activity that you may like to try.

Adult Guidance African Animal Sunset Art

Silhouette Cut-Outs

If you don’t have a printer for the silhouette you could draw your own and cut them out.



Jo Wicks is doing daily work outs for children to complete a 30 minute PE lesson. Click on the link below which will take you to his channel on you tube.

Joe Wick’s YouTube Channel


Once finished take some photos and email them to your teacher and let them know how well you did.

email address: year2@thomasarnold.bardaglea.org.uk