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Year 2

Year 2 Homework to be completed by 15 February 2019

Family Challenge

Theme (Geography)

English

Haydon Abbey is working hard to be greener and a big focus is on plastic!

Can you be creative with your plastic bottles? Can you repurpose them?

 

How about a hanging planter for the garden, a bird feeder to help them through the winter or artwork from the bottle tops.

We want you get as creative as possible and either bring in your creations or send photos to the office email, headed Year 2 Homework.

 

We look forward to seeing your ideas!

 

This term we will be learning all about ‘Wild Weather’ around the world.

 

It would be great if each day together you could check the weather! This could be as simple as watching a weather report together on the television or checking the weather on an online app. It would be super if you could compare our weather in Aylesbury with another location around the world. Perhaps you could choose a country that you have visited on holiday or one that has significance to your family.

The Met Office have a guide of how to make your own rain gauge at home: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/weather-for-kids/weather-station/rain-gauge

In English, we are looking at the story ‘Flood’ by Alvaro F. Villa.

 

It is a wordless book but with some wonderful illustrations showing how a family is affected by a flood and how they overcome the damage to their home.

 

Unfortunately, floods are an act of nature that we can experience in the UK. We would love for your child to use their imagination and create a news report imagining that your street or garden was flooding! It would be wonderful if you could film your child delivering a breaking news report (perhaps it could even be raining for added authenticity!) What should the residents of your street do? Are the authorities pulling together to help? It’s down to you to report on the unfolding events!

 

PSHE

Maths

Science

The New Year is a time for us all to make resolutions. Whether we keep them or not, it is nice to have the intention to try and better ourselves for the following year. Is there anything that your child would like to do more of or maybe you think they need to do more of? Perhaps it could be a family resolution that you make together e.g. read a bedtime story every evening.

 

Please discuss any ideas you have together and perhaps you could even stick it to the fridge to remind them (and you!) of your agreement.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/42522336

 

Here are some maths word problems, that are similar to those found in the KS1 SATs, for you to work through together:

 

A game costs £25. Ben has £19 in his pocket. How much more money does Ben need to buy the game?

 

There are 55 cakes. 22 girls and 19 boys take a cake each. How many cakes are left?

 

The strawberry weighs 25g. The strawberry and the tomato together weigh 71g. How much does the tomato weigh by itself?

Our new science topic is ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. In this topic we will be learning all about different habitats and the animals that live there. We will be focussing on habitats on our doorstep, such as our wonderful wildlife garden. It would be wonderful if you could visit some local habitats and see if you can spot some wildlife there. What about Wendover Woods or College Lake Nature Reserve?

 

Tring’s Natural History Museum is a great place to visit to study animals as well.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/visit/tring.html

 

We’d love to see photos!

 

 

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