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P2 Learning at Home Week 12 22nd June 2020

Hello P2 parents!

Congratulations everyone!  You have made it to the last week of term and our online learning!!

We are so very proud of you for all your hard work and cannot wait to see you - not too long now :) 

Remember, to check Slido to ask us any questions you might have.  The videos and documents you need are below this text.  Click on the relevant one to open it.  Each document will be labelled with the week, subject and activity.  Eg Week 3 Lit Creative Writing or Week Num Addition.  Each document is labelled at the end of the title with the groups it is for.  Eg GABCD is groups A, B, C and D. If the text does not say 'see document' then there is not a document for this activity and you just follow the instructions in the text box.

P2 Online Learning Overview Week 12 22nd – 26th June

There are 5 activities each week in Literacy & Numeracy – 1 task per day. Task 1 is Monday’s activity, task 2 is Tuesday’s activity and so on.


This week please work on the following activities and complete all written activities in your blue Literacy book (except your News):

  • Read every day and fill in reading record in pack.  Perhaps you could write a book review!
  • Play some spelling games to practise your skills. 
  • Use the powerpoints below if you haven't had the chance to so far.

1. Independent writing/News book – Write and illustrate your news from the previous week. Complete this in green News books. Grown-ups can help with recording ideas if necessary – see previous work in News book. Encourage use of capital letters and full stops.

2. Comprehension - see documents.

Group A –‘Writing Simple reports (2)’- complete all of Get Started, Try These and Now Try These sections.

Group B –‘Writing Simple reports (1’)- complete all of Get Started, Try These and Now Try These sections.

Group C –‘Writing instructions (1)’- complete all of Get Started and Try These sections and Question 1 only in Now Try These section.

Group D –‘Poetry: My favourite’- complete all of Get Started section and only questions 1 & 2 in Try These section.

3. Animal Cloze procedure - 
Groups A & B – copy out sentences 1 – 10 neatly and fill in the blanks using words from the word bank.

Groups C & D – Copy out answers only for sentences 1 – 10 neatly.

4. Punctuation task -  (Groups A-C) /Sequencing Sentences (Group D) - 

Group A – Review Unit 3 – Complete sections A-E.

Group B –Copy out each sentence and write in necessary punctuation.

Group C – Copy out each sentence and write in necessary punctuation.

Group D – Sequencing sentences activity – Put words into correct order and write out neatly. (A grown up can do this and you can copy underneath.)

5. Creative Writing – Animal Riddle  - Have a look at the following powerpoints on twinkl if you can for some ideas:

‘What am I?’ Jungle Animals Powerpoint

‘The Zoo Vet – What Am I?’ Powerpoint

  • Take a piece of A4 paper and fold it in half to make a card. (See previous work in World Around Us Book Bout Fruit Riddles)
  • Write your riddle on the front of the card.
  • Draw a picture of the animal inside the card and label it with the name of the animal.
  • Stick the card into your literacy book.
  • Read out your riddle to your family and see if they can guess which animal you are describing. 

There is an photograph saved in a document for you to look as as an example.


This week please work on the following Numeracy activities and complete all written activities in your red Numeracy Book (unless stated otherwise):

  • Practise counting forwards to 100 and backwards from 50.
  • Practise counting in 2’s from 2 to 20 and from 1 to 19 (see counting document).
  • Practise counting in 5’s to 50 (see counting document).
  • Practise counting in 10’s to 100 (see counting document).
  • Practise adding and taking away 1, 2, 3 and 4 and doubling.
  • Practise recognising numbers before, after, in between, odd and even.
  • Practise ordering consecutive and non-consecutive numbers within 20/100.
  • Practise recognising numbers within 20/100.
  • Using the 100 number square in your folders practise counting to 100. Colouring numbers counting in 5’s or in 10’s.
  • Play games outdoors as outlined in the Outdoor Learning in Numeracy document and any games on the website. 

Problem-solving – see appropriate group’s document.

Groups ABCD = Solve the problems. Record your addition or subtraction calculations and the answers. A grown-up can help you read the problems if you need help.

2. Greater or less than – see appropriate group’s document and complete Tasks 1 and 2.

Groups ABC = Copy out the numbers as shown and write the correct symbol.
Group D = A grown-up can copy out the numbers for you. Then you can circle the bigger number and the smaller number.

3. Addition – see each group’s appropriate document.

Groups AB = copy out vertical addition sums. Write the corresponding letters underneath each sum to crack the code.

Group C = Copy out the horizontal addition sums.

D = A grown-up can copy the sums out for you. Answer the sums by counting the pictures to find out how many altogether.

4. Subtraction/mixed addition and subtraction

Group A = mixed addition and subtraction.

Group B = subtraction.

Group C = subtraction.

Group D = subtraction.

5. Data Handling – Animal Hunt – see document and complete Tasks 1 and 2. A grown-up will hide animal toys or pictures outside on a dry day for you to find - see document for instructions.

Groups ABCD = Find the animals and record using a tally chart as shown. Then record this information on a bar chart as shown. A grown-up can rule and record for Group D.

Other: Have a go at these suggested activities if you can!

  • Mission Mondays: These are fun challenges that involve problemsolving, decision making and being creative.

    World Around Us: Wild Animals
  • Research Animals from Hot Countries/climates – see powerpoint.
  • Animal habitats – watch:
  • Animal habitats – written task: Complete in red World Around Us book. Draw a jungle/safari/desert animal and write the animal’s name underneath. Write about their habitats. See document ‘Animal Habitats’. 

Playful Learning – Wild Animals 

  • Create an Animals from Hot Countries scene – in a sand pit/container add sand for the desert or trees for the jungle and plastic animals. If you don’t have any animals maybe you could make some from junk objects. What could you use for rocks/plants/dens? Is there anything else your desert/jungle scene could have?  Be a zoo keeper or a safari park ranger caring for all the animals. Remember, you need to clean their habitats, feed and water the animals, wash the animals and tend to any injuries. There might be baby animals to look after too. What would you wear for this job? What will you drive to get around? How will you transport food and water to the animals? How will you keep safe among the wild animals? What does each animal eat? How will you make sure your animals are safe and none get lost? How will count them every day to check they are all there?
  • Shop – Continue to pretend you work in the shop at the zoo. Continue to practise totalling small amounts of money and giving change in your Toy Animal Shop. Can you add a clock to your shop
    so you can the tell and write a sign for opening and closing times for your shop?

Art – Choose 1 activity:

PE – 

Music - 

ICT - Play these online jungle animal games:

  • Create another Wild Animal book on a tablet using the Book Creator app or create a picture of a desert/hot climate animal using a painting or drawing app/programme.
  • See list of useful websites and apps sent home.

Thank you for all your support and hard work.  A huge clap for all the amazing grown-ups managing at home/juggling work and home schooling.  Another huge clap to all our wonderful children at home behaving for their parents and working hard at this difficult time.  Remember to take time to enjoy interacting with your families - its not all about school work!

Mrs Hutchinson & Mrs Skillen xx