Welcome to the Year 2 Home Learning page
2MG - Mrs Grogan
2EG - Miss Guppy
An English, maths and other curriculum task will be added daily, before 9am, during term time.
Please email the class teacher with any questions, queries or to share your learning. Teachers will be checking emails regularly and will reply between 9.00am and 3.00pm Monday - Friday.
Click below for a suggested daily timetable to help you plan your daily routine and also for a guide to 'We transfer' which will help you if you're having difficulty sending larger files such as videos.
Links to online learning platforms
Last Day of Year 2!
Good morning Year 2 for the very last time! We cannot believe we are here already but the time has come to say our goodbyes before you move on to Year 3. Today's challenge is to film or draw a picture of your favourite memories of Year 2. We cannot wait to hear all about them. Please take lots of photos of your picnics and send them to us!
We would both love to say a HUUUUUUUUUGE thank you for all of your hard work throughout the year and we will miss you all terribly!
Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy
Thursday 16th July
Hello lovely boys and girls! In preparation for your picnics tomorrow could you write a shopping list of things you will need to get in order to make your picnic a success. You could even research a couple of new recipes to explore!
We also need some fantastic decorations! Bunting, posters, paper chains or even party hats!
Wednesday 15th July
Good morning children. Thank you for sending in your perfect picnic ideas. Now all we need to do is keep our fingers crossed for fine weather.
Can you write an invitation to someone you would really like to join you at your picnic. You can go wild and use your imagination. Maybe you'd invite a hero of yours, for example, a football player, or an explorer or superhero. It could be your favourite teacher, a relative you haven't seen for a long time or your best friend from school.
Don't forget to include the date and time and where the picnic will be held. Let them know what food you'll have at the picnic and maybe some of the games you'll play. Don't forget to send us pictures.
Bye for now.
Tuesday 14th July
Good morning you lovely children. We have a lovely activity planned for you today. As you know this Friday we are celebrating the last day of term by having a school picnic. So at home we'd like you to have a picnic on Friday too. We're keeping our fingers crossed for fine weather.
Today we'd like you to think about your dream picnic, what's going to be there, will you have sandwiches, vegetables, biscuits. What drinks will you have at your picnic.
Can you write us a detailed description of your dream picnic? Don't forget to draw a picture too. You could draw a picture of the children or family members that will be sat around your picnic blanket. Please send us a photograph of your work. Have fun.
Monday 13th July
Good morning everyone! You have made it to the last week of the strangest term we've ever experienced and not one we'd like to repeat in this way ever again! We completely understand how hard you have been working and keeping up with the home learning. Well done - you've been amazing. We have some lovely challenges planned for you this week. Let's get started.
We think you'll like today's English challenge. First of all watch this video. It tells the story 'Rain before Rainbows'
Today we would like you to think about water safety. We live by the sea and understanding how to stay safe is vital.
Have a look at this picture. Can you spot the dangers? Talk to an adult about what you can see and why you think it's dangerous.
Friday 10th July
Good morning children, we've made it to Friday and that means we have another theme day. Have you put your favourite colour clothes on? Are you ready for some rainbow challenges?
We know you've been working really hard at practicing your Year 2 spellings.Can you create a rainbow of Year 2 spellings? Draw a rainbow and pick words that you are still not sure how to spell. Remember to write the words in the rainbow colours.
We know how much you love being outdoors so can you go on a rainbow themed nature hunt in your garden, the park or even the woods. Look around for different items and collect them in a container. When you have collected all the colours of the rainbow take them home and stick them to the rainbow template. If you don't have a printer you can draw a rainbow on a piece of paper.
Sit back and enjoy a rainbow themed story about a very colourful elephant.
Thursday 9th July
Hello lovely Year 2 children. How are you? How is your week going? We hope you are well and really hope you enjoy today's challenges. Right, let's get started.
Time for more dots and dashes! You should be very confident at this skill now!
Another great video for you to watch and respond to today! A group of meerkats are carefully watching over their beloved tender fruit when suddenly something comes along to ruin the peace and harmony. Write as if you are one of the meerkats - how are you feeling and why? Does this change throughout the story?
Finding the difference today with money. Watch the video and then complete the activity attached.
Today we would like you to think about what life is like for a Japanese child. You will see a boy from Tokyo talking about his life and a boy from London talking about his life. Watch the video first.
Make a list of the things that are the same and the things that are different between the two cities that the boys live in and their lives. Even better, can you make your own Vlog about your life and what you get up to in a typical day? Don't forget to send us your Vlog. The best way to do this is using the We Transfer app.
Wednesday 8th July
Good morning - we've reached the middle of the week already. Please do send us pictures of your work. I know it probably feels like its the end of term right now but there are still a few days left for you to wow us with your work.
Watch this incredible short video! Can you choose your favourite adventure that Tony and Grandad go on and rewrite it using your exciting vocabulary. It is so important that you are practising your writing everyday as this is such an important skill when you go into year 3!
An investigation for you today. It might be helpful if you have a range of different coins with you to help you with this challenge.Can you find all the possible ways of paying for a balloon using six coins? Try and work systematically, for example she could have paid with six 1p, coins(6p), six 2p coins (12p), six 5p coins (30p) etc. Have fun and don't forget to send us your work.
In science this week we would like you to go on a material hunt...
What can you find in your home?
Wood, glass, paper, metal, fabric, sponge, elastic, cotton, plastic
Can you write a list of words to describe each of these materials? As Scientists, we call these properties.
Tuesday 7th July
Good morning and welcome to Tuesday and another day of fun home learning challenges. We really do hope that as many of you as possible will keep up with the challenges we set. Don't forget to send in your work. There are only two weeks left before we break up for summer. Wow us with what you can achieve.
Can you count the sounds in these words and give a single sound a dot and underline those special friends. If you are lucky enough to find a chatty friend draw your arm stretching over. Put your total number of sounds in the box at the end.
Today we want to focus on your incredible language. Watch this video and compose sentence using the structure
Who? What are they doing? How are they doing it?
How many creative sentences can you come up with?
A money challenge for you to puzzle over today.
Today we are going to look at a painting by a Japanese artist called Hokusai. He painted this painting called The Great Wave. The image of a majestic wave with Mount Fuji in the background is one of the most iconic representations of Japan and is the most well known.
What can you see in the picture? If there were sounds in this picture what would the sound be? Can you see any people in the picture? How do you think they are feeling? How does this painting make you feel?
Can you have a go at recreating this picture. You could focus on the whole picture or just the wave. What colours would you use? Please send us pictures of your wonderful art work.
Here are some examples of other artists who have been influenced by this painting.
Monday 6th July
Good morning and Happy Monday! We have an exciting week of home learning ahead, ending in our rainbow celebration on Friday. So, without further ado, let's get going...
This week we are going to focus on spelling words containing more than one syllable. To prepare us for this we are going to break these words into simple chunks called syllables.
Miss Guppy has 3 syllables
Robot has 2 syllables
Can you break these words into syllables!
celebration ....... congratulations ....... delicious .......
future ...... mixture ..... measure ........
It's time for another Whipton challenge!
Follow the link and see what our authors have in store for us today.
This week we will focus on money. Finding the total today. Click to watch the video and then pause at the end or download the worksheet.
This past week you have had the exciting news about your new classes and class teachers! Today we would like you to make a poster all about YOU! A picture of you, of course and the best things they should know about you! What's your favourite thing about school? Who are your friends? What are your hobbies? What's your favourite sport? What do you want to get better at?
Make it colourful and exciting to wow your new teachers!
Take your photos and send them to us, we can't wait to see them.
Here's a lovely story for you to enjoy at the end of your day.
Friday 3rd July
Good morning all and happy Friday! We have had a really busy week in school and we hope you have at home too! Last day of home learning today, so let's make it the best one yet!
Something a bit different today! can you use your letter names and spelling knowledge to find these common exception words?
Happy Friday! We are writing to you today for the final time this week as we hear you have received some exciting news. Yesterday you heard about your new classes and move to the junior school.
How are you feeling? Do you have any questions for us?
What have you learnt this year that is going to prepare you for Year 3?
Best Wishes and can't wait to hear from you,
Miss Guppy and Mrs Grogan
As you all know it's our Friday theme day and we would like you to build, build, build. We don't mind what you build or what you use, just try and be as creative as possible. Here are some ideas and please as always don't forget to send photographs of your efforts.
Thursday 2nd July
Good morning everyone! We hope you are all ready for another fantastic day of learning. Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. Please keep sending your work to us and we will try our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
Odd and even
Whole and apart
Bigger and smaller
Forwards and backwards
You find me everywhere
What am I?
To keep your phonics brains busy today we would like you to spell words containing spelling patters - 'old' and 'ould' What words can you think of containing these spelling patterns? Can you place them into sentences!
Thank you do much for your letters yesterday! You were all so helpful in helping us uncover what had happened in the classrooms. You gave us clues like it was something hairy, an animal and something looking to create trouble! We looked back through security footage and you would not believe what had happened...
It turns out the guinea pigs had snuck in over night and caused a catastrophic amount of damage. What naughty Guinea Pigs they are! We are all so shocked and stunned.
What should we do with Bo and Flo now? Do you have any ideas how we can stop the pigs from doing this again?
Best Wishes and speak soon,
Miss Guppy and Mrs Grogan
Today we are going to divide by 5. Watch the video and then click on the link below for the independent activities.
We'd like you to find out a little bit more about Japanese culture this week. Click on the link to find out more. Learn about Japanese food, Japanese sport and Japanese traditions. What's the same and what's different about our traditions, the food we eat and the sport we play?
Wednesday 1st July
Good Morning everyone and happy Wednesday. Thank you all for your emails, as we are both in school we are trying our best to get back to you as soon as we can. Keep sending us your amazing home learning.
Seen and invisible
Beautiful but ferocious
Cold and warm
A hunter on ice and snow
A fluffy mammal
Definitely not a cuddly bear.
Get your Fred Fingers ready for our next sound!
I am writing to you today because you will not believe what has happened! We came into school this morning and the classroom have been destroyed. We were in utter shock and belief.
Let me describe to you what we saw. The tables were upside down and the chairs were scattered everywhere. You enter the room but when you look up the paper is falling down. It's as if a giant monster has come charging through the building. There are even giant floor prints in both of the classrooms.
Do you have any idea what could have happened? What could it be? I wonder why they would want to cause damage to our beautiful classrooms? Did anyone see anything?
Please write back and let us know what you think or saw,
Miss Guppy and Mrs Grogan
Dividing by 2 today.
Let's meet the super humans!
In science we have been looking at the human body. What we need to help keep it healthy and all the amazing things that our body can do. Today we are going to be looking at these incredible athletes and how they, despite facing challenges or what some people see as a 'disability' and making it their superpower. They are accomplishing incredible things. Let's watch and learn more.
Today we are going to look a little closer at one of these superheroes and their name is Jonnie Peacock and Ellie Simmonds!
What can you find out about them? What makes them such incredible athletes?
Tuesday 30th June 2020
Happy Tuesday everyone. We love looking through your work please keep sending it too us and let's get started.
Who am I?
Long and sometimes scary
Dry, scaly and slithery
I rattle and hiss
What am I?
Let's practise spelling words containing ue
Dear Year 2,
It's your teachers here and we are writing to you to tell you how much we are missing you. We miss your smiles, giggles and hard work.
Some of our favourite memories this year have included learning about adventurers like Charles Darwin, looking at his exciting journey around the world. We also enjoyed our trip into Exeter city, looking around the museum and looking into the blitz. One of our favourite things to do though is share books together. Whether this is us reading to you or you reading to us.
We hope you are all working hard and keeping up with the home learning.
Could you email us and say hello?
Mrs Grogan and Miss Guppy
This week we are going to be looking at letters! We have written one just for you. Can you spot the features of this letter? The important elements that build our letter
- Further information
- Summary of why you are writing
- Your name
Division by grouping today. Click and watch the video and then complete the worksheet attached.
This afternoon we would like you do draw some Japanese Manga. Click on the Manga slideshow to find out a bit more about this style of drawing and then see if you can create your own Manga character. Don't forget to send us a picture of the work you create.
Monday 29th June 2020
Good morning everybody and happy MONDAY! This week is going to be a busy one but let's keep working hard and wow us with your exceptional home learning. Please could we remind you to send over your photo from Friday as this is a special piece of art work FOR YOU ALL!
Today let's play word in a word...
How many words can you find in the word
Today is something a little bit different. Your challenge is to take the most challenging common exception words - sure sugar busy children Christmas who people great break and to put them into sentences. You could even include words containing the sounds cious, tious, tion and ure like we practised last week.
Another Amazing Authorfy challenge today!
Start by watching this lovely video and enjoy watching your favourite things coming to life.
We can't wait to se what you have come up with.
This afternoon we would like to continue the idea of being a good friend and our work on good to be me last week and think about the idea of being respectful. Having respect means you show that you care and that something is important to you. How are you respectful at school and at home? What belongings/people do you show a high level of respect for? You can create a poster, video or piece of artwork to show this.
Today we would like you to film yourselves reading one of your favourite stories. Can you send it to us and we will start sharing your videos for story time :)
Friday 26th June 2020
Hooray, we've made it to the end of a very hot week. Today is our themed Friday, 'Good to be Me'. Can you tell us something about you that you are really proud of? Maybe you can touch your nose with your tongue or speak another language. Maybe you can play an instrument or do a somersault on your trampoline. We want to celebrate what makes you you so please do remember to send in your photographs so that we can share them with the whole school.
Your final short burst reading comprehension this morning is all about a troll.
Happy good to me day! To celebrate this incredible day we want you to celebrate who you are. Can you spend time completing this poem, finishing off each sentence with something about you...
Could your poem end with 'I am me and there is no one I'd rather be'. You will find out more about this phrase in this afternoon's challenge.
We are going to focus on the ten times table today. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet attached.
I AM ME AND THERE'S NO ONE I'D RATHER BE!
Today we are going to try and create a whole Year 2 piece of art work. We would like you, on a piece of paper, to write one word that best describes you. This needs to be big and bold just like all of you. Make it colourful, do bubble writing, draw pictures and make it exciting - let it express who really are. Once you have finished, and this is where the clever bit happens, take a picture of yourself holding up your sign and send it to the Year 2 email account and we will put them together. It will turn into a giant collage of wonderful words! Please remember to put at the bottom of your piece of paper - I am me and there's no one else I'd rather be :)
30 Days Wild
We are nearly at the end of June. You have three acts of wildness to choose from over the weekend. If you have been keeping a diary then don't forget to send a picture of this in. It would be great to see how wild you've been in June.
Tune in for the final chapters of James and the Giant Peach.
Thursday 25th June 2020
Good morning children, we hope you are all well and enjoying this spell of very hot weather. Let's get started on some home learning.
Here's another short burst reading comprehension for you to complete. We hope you enjoy this one.
Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends cious.
Welcome back to your English challenge. Today I want you to think of your own crazy pet that could follow you to school. What crazy adventure would you get up to in school? Perhaps you are going to bring an Eagle who would fly off with Mr Read's guitar or an elephant who eats all of the school dinner! The crazier the better. Write a short descriptive piece showing this and of course an amazing set of picture showing the chaos caused by you and your animal.
We're going to focus on the five times table today. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet.
Geography today. Last week we wanted you to tell us everything you knew about Japan. Today we are going to learn about Japan. Click on the powerpoint link to find out more.
When you have finished create a fact file about Japan. Remember to include some of the facts you have just learnt about. Use the internet to find other facts too. Present your fact file with pictures and facts.
30 Days Wild
Tune in for the penultimate chapter of James and the Giant Peach.
Wednesday 24th June 2020
Good morning lovely children and how are you today? We really hope you are enjoying this weeks learning tasks. Don't forget to keep sending in examples of your work. It really does make our day when we get to see the effort you are putting in to learning at home. Okay, are you ready for another day?
Read this short story and then answer the questions.
Get your fred fingers ready, today we are going to practise the sound 'tious'.
I hope that you have enjoyed our new story of how to hide a lion in school! It was lovely seeing all of your brilliant suggestions of where you would hide your lion! Today we would like you to take that one step further... In this story we are not sure where this mysterious lion has come from!
Could you write a new introduction or opening to this story explaining where this strange lion has come from. Have a look at mine below for inspiration:
This terrifying dangerous lion suddenly turned up at our door one Sunday morning. Mum was shocked, Dad was confused and Toby couldn't believe his eyes. He had a bow plonked onto his head and a note tied neatly around his large bushy mane. What a strange birthday present this was! The note came with very clear instructions with how to look after YOUR lion. Feed him lots of meat, brush and clean him bla bla bla and something about not taking him to school but I was too busy thinking about what to call him!
For your new introduction your lion could....
*Have been adopted instead of a puppy or cat
*Given as a gift
*Stolen from a zoo
*Parents are vets and have taken care of it, with your help
OR SOMETHING EVEN MORE CREATIVE.
Please record this into your home learning books and send over your incredible introductions.
Two times table today. Watch the video to find out more.
Hi everyone we are really active and in Year 2 we love playing loads of games and sports. Did you know that being active is really good for your heart? Your heart is a giant muscle that needs to be worked like you arms and legs. The more active you are the harder your heart has to work. Watch this video to find out more about keeping active:
Today we want to explore how active you all are!
Fill in this chart to show how active you all are! Let's see who can do the most star jumps, sprints, sit ups and skips. I wonder whether you could challenge yourself further by adding in your own exercises?
30 Days Wild
We're getting close to the end. Sit back and enjoy another chapter of James and the Giant Peach.
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
Good morning wonderful children, we hope you are well and enjoying the home learning so far. Please remember to send us pictures of your work. Did anyone create an animal mash up yesterday? We haven't had any pictures so far and would love to see what you have done. Right, let's get started.
Here's another short burst reading comprehension for you to enjoy. Don't forget to answer the quick questions and use the text to help you retrieve the answers.
Get your Fred Fingers ready! Today we are going to spell words containing the sound 'ure'.
This week we are going to be looking at a story called 'How to Hide your Lion in School'. It is an excellently funny story about a pet lion who is brought into school. Begin by sitting back, getting comfy and listening to this brilliant text.
Your challenge today is to talk about where you would hide a lion in our school? Could you draw a picture and write some sentences to show this image? You could take it one step further and decide whether you think it is a good idea or a bad idea to have a pet lion!
Arrays today, watch the video and then complete the activity attached.
We want you to get creative this afternoon. Today we are going to learn about the artist Guiseppe Archimboldo. He was an Italian 16th Century artist who was known for painting portraits of people made out of fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. He would choose food that had a connection to what he was painting. So in his series of 'Seasons portraits' he chose fruit and vegetables that could be found in those seasons. Have a look closely at some of his pictures. What vegetables can you spot?
Have a go at creating your own fruit and veg portrait. You could use real fruit and vegetables or draw and then colour them. Here are some examples for you to look at. Have fun and when you have finished don't forget to send us photos of your lovely work.
30 Days Wild
Monday 22nd June
Good morning everyone. We hope you've had a restful weekend and are ready for some home learning. We didn't get many photos of your back to front efforts on Friday. It's not too late to send something in and it would be lovely to share your efforts with the whole school.
Every day this week we would like you to practice your reading comprehension skills. Read the short passage and then answer the questions linked to what you have just read.
Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends ear.
Today we have a whole school challenge -
Click above to read the follow instructions then follow this link
We are going to focus on multiplication this week. Watch the video and then complete the attached work sheet.
This afternoon we are going to be doing some PSHE!
Over the next couple of weeks we will be looking at friendship.
Today, I want you to think about what a good friend looks like. We know how much you are all missing each other so these sessions will be an excellent opportunity for us all to remind ourselves what good friends we all are.
We would like you to draw one of your friends and around it write words to describe why they are a good friend and how they make you feel. Please take photos so that we can share them with your friends to let them know that they are thinking about you.
30 Days Wild
Day 22 of our 30 Days Wild challenge. Don't forget to send in your photographs for the website. A bit of yoga today.
Tune in for another chapter of James and the Giant Peach.
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Doog gninrom nerdlihc. Yes it is 'Back to Front Friday'. Are you wearing your clothes back to front or inside out I wonder? Please send in photos so we can share them with the whole school. We hope you enjoy today's muddled up activities. If you haven't sent in any work from this week yet please do so by the end of the day today. Many thanks.
A Palindrome is a word, phrase or sentence that reads the same forward as it does backwards. Examples of Palindromes are mum, dad, noon, pop and peep. Can you find the Palindromes in this quiz?
Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends ire. There is also a Year 2 spelling test of all the words we have been learning this week.
I do love a traditional tale but today they are all muddled up. Watch the video and find out how you too can make a mixed up fairy tale.
Watch the video for some very mixed up maths challenges.
As it's 'Back to Front Friday' we have a musical challenge for you. Can you identify these musical tunes? They are being played backwards so you'll have to keep a sharp ear to identify the songs. Have fun.
30 Days Wild
There are three to choose from as it's the weekend. Don't forget to update your diary or calendars and send in pictures for the website.
Tune in for another exciting chapter of James and the Giant Peach.
Thursday 18th June
Good morning children, we hope you had a lovely day yesterday and enjoyed the home learning. Please send us at least one thing that you have done by the end of the week to the Year 2 email address. We've seen some wonderful work so far but it would be great to see a bit more.
Two to get you going today. Firstly, here is a nature quiz to get you thinking. Thank you so much Isabelle for creating this. Kids at home, there are lots of these that you should be able to answer. Have a go and then see if you can create your own nature quiz.
Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends ew.
Yesterday you planned your own version of the story The Disgusting Sandwich. Today we would like you to write that story in your own words. Remember all the lovely story language that you have learnt from the original version. Try to use some of that repetitive language in your story. Remember to check each sentence makes sense and most definitely remember to punctuate your sentences with full stops and capital letters. We can't wait to read your stories.
Number bonds to 100 today. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet.
Geography today. We live in England which is part of the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is an island country which is part of the continent of Europe. Today we'd like you to find out about another island country, Japan. What do you know already about Japan? What would you like to find out about Japan? Write down what you know already and then write down five things you would like to learn about Japan.
30 Days Wild
Tune in for another exhilarating chapter of James and the Giant Peach.
Wednesday 17th June
Well here we are in the middle of the week already. Thank you to those of you have been in touch with your work. If you haven't sent anything yet please do remember to send something by the end of the week to Year2@whiptonbarton.org
Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends oa
Today we would like you to plan your own version of The Disgusting Sandwich. Watch the video to find out how.
Today we are subtracting 2 digit numbers. Watch the video to find out how.
Science today. We are going to learn about healthy eating. Watch the video to find out what food we need to eat to stay healthy. Once you have watched it all the way through complete the activities.
30 Days Wild:
Here's your next installment of James and the Giant Peach.
Tuesday 16th June
Good morning everyone. Hopefully you're all into the swing of home learning again this week and have done some of the activities we have been setting for you. Don't forget, we are trying to encourage as many of you as possible to take part in the 30 Days Wild activities. Did anyone have a go at trying to whistle with a blade of grass? It's really tricky but can be done if you persevere. Please send photos of yourself doing these activities and if you're keeping a diary send that to me to. Okay are you ready for today's activities?
Look closely at this image. How many rectangles can you see? How do you know they are rectangles? Have fun and don't forget to let me know how many you find.
Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends ai.
Watch the video to hear our changed version of The Disgusting Sandwich. Once you've heard the new version we'd like you to draw a story map to help you learn it.
Today we are adding two 2 digit numbers. Watch the video and then complete the worksheet attached.
We'd like you to do today's 30 Days Wild challenge as part of your afternoon challenge. It ties in perfectly with our regular Tuesday art session and we know how creative you all are. Show us what you can do today and don't forget to send us pictures of your work.
Here are some ideas for inspiration
The story is getting very exciting now - tune in to find out how James is going to save everyone in the peach from being eaten alive by sharks!
Monday 15th June
Good morning everyone. We hope you had a fantastic weekend. It was nice to see the sunshine again. We hope you are ready for another week of learning. Please do send us pictures of work your child completes. The address is Year2@whiptonbarton.org
A Boggle to get you started. How many words can you make using these letters? What is the longest word you can make? You'll notice there is a ? in the centre. You can replace this with a letter of your choice to make a word that you spot. Good luck.
Get ready for another week of spelling. Today its ow brown cow. Are your Fred Fingers ready to spell?
Watch the video below. Today we'd like you to help us create exciting sentences to use in our own version of The Disgusting Sandwich.
Adding and Subtracting 10's today. Watch the video and complete the worksheet by either printing it out or writing the answers in your books.
ICT this afternoon. Log on to Purple Mash and go to your ToDo's. Today we'd like you to create a new tune for a song you already know - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. First listen to the original version and then see if you can add different instruments and effects to make the tune even better.
Don't forget to save your version. Have fun.
30 Days Wild
Day 15 today - you'll need some long thick grass for this one. Don't forget to update your diary and and send us pictures of you completing the challenge.
Tune in for another chapter of James and the Giant Peach. Excuse the crazy hair - I recorded this chapter on Friday.
Friday 12th June
Well it's here - Friday is 'Crazy Hair Day'. How crazy are you prepared to go? Please send us photographs of your creations by the end of the day so they can be sent into school for sharing. Here's my effort.
Have a look at this pictogram. It shows the hair colour of the children and teachers in a Year 2 Class. What is the most common hair colour? What is the least common hair colour? How many children in the class all together? How many teachers? How many more children have light brown hair than red hair? How many more children have blond hair than dark brown hair? Two new children join the class. One has light brown hair and one has dark brown hair - how many children in the class now?
Can you think of other questions we could ask?
Phonics and Spelling
Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with er. There is also a spelling test covering all the Year 2 words we've worked on this week.
Today we are going to think about how we could change the story. We are going to think about a new setting. Take a look at the video to find out more.
Addition and subtraction word problems today. Watch the video to find out more.
Can you get creative and design a crazy haired character? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Random Act of Wildness
The weather hasn't been brilliant this week but hopefully some of you have managed to have a go at the Random Act of Wildness challenges. I took my kids up to Haldon for a picnic with the wild animals in the forest only to be rained on. We had to take shelter before finally making a run back to the car. Hopefully there will be some dry spells over the weekend so here are three challenges for you to attempt.
Sit back and enjoy another chapter of James and the Giant Peach.
Thursday 11th June
Good morning, we are nearly at the end of another week. Thank you to those of you have sent in your work. I have absolutely loved seeing some of the amazing work you've been doing. Here is an example of some of the wonderful work we've received so far. If you haven't sent in any yet please do by the end of the week.
We've also had some wonderful art work this week.
Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends ur.
Today we are going to focus on past tense verbs. Watch the video to find out more.
Today we are going to work on adding and subtracting ones. After you've watched the video you can download the worksheet at the bottom.
In Geography today we would like you to recap your knowledge of the continents and oceans of the world. Here are two presentations for you to look at to remind you.
Oceans of the world
Once you have looked at both presentations, your challenge is to create a continents fact file. Use the template attached. Continents
As an extra challenge and if you're feeling creative - can you copy this map of the world - you could add facts about the different continents to it or use it to help you remember the continents.
30 Days Wild
It was a bit wet yesterday so well done if you managed to get outside and read a wild story. Today's challenge might also require a bit of dry weather. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Please do send in pictures of your wild challenges.
Are you ready for the next installment of James and the Giant Peach?
Wednesday 10th June
Here we are in the middle of the week already. We hope you have been enjoying the challenges set for you so far this week. You're doing a brilliant job and we're proud of you. Okay let's get started.
Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends are.
Today we are going to be exploring how we can use interesting adjectives to make our writing more interesting. Watch the video to find out more.
Click and watch the video below for today's lesson on related addition and subtraction facts.
Science today. We are learning about our amazing bodies and today we are going to focus on our five senses. Click on the powerpoint below for today's lesson. There are three different activities to be carried out - follow the instructions in the power point.
Click here for the YouTube clip to accompany the sense of hearing challenge. ,
Click on this link for a really informative website with lots of interesting facts and experiments about the senses.
30 Days Wild
Hold tight the peach is ready to roll. Tune in for two more chapters of James and the Giant Peach.
Tuesday 9th June
I hope you had a good day yesterday. Are you ready for today? Off we go then...
Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with special friends aw.
Watch the video below. Today we are focusing on the wonderful language in the story.
Watch the video - today we are comparing number sentences. If you have a printer then you can print out the questions at the end but if not then please do just copy them into your book.
Tuesday is art day. This ties in nicely with today's Random Act of Wildness. We are going to focus on the artist Georgia O'Keefe. She was an American artist who was inspired by flowers. These are two of her most famous flower paintings; Golden Hibiscus and Red Poppy.
Here is a quote from her.
Here are some photos of flowers that you could use to inspire you. I have also added a powerpoint slide show about the artist if you are interested in a bit more information about her life. It also has some of her work included in the slides. Please do send us photographs of your lovely flowers that you draw. Don't forget to make your flower big. It's all about the detail.
Here are some that other children have created.
Here is some really interesting information about Georgia O Keefe including some of her work.
Random Act of Wildness
If you've been following the story of James and the Giant Peach then tune in for another two chapters.
Monday 8th June
Good morning children, welcome back for another week of learning. We hope you had a lovely weekend and are now ready to focus on your school work. I'm afraid I need to begin with a little grumble. We only had six pieces of work in on Friday across the whole of year 2. That's not very much and I'm pretty sure that there are lots more of you who are doing your work. Here is a reminder of the instructions for sending us your work.
Information about emailing
Please don't forget to use the new email address email@example.com when sending your work. It's best to send your work each day so that we can look at it and give feedback. If we receive the work at the end of the week/weekend in one bulk email, it's much harder to be able to give you any feedback, especially if you have struggled with a task.
A maths boggle to get you started this morning. Using the four operations, add, subtract, multiply and divide, how many different number sentences can you create?
Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with chatty friends u-e.
Today we are going to retell the story The Disgusting Sandwich. Watch the video for more information. You can click on the attachment below to print out the caption template.
Today we are going to focus on our number fact knowledge. Fact Families today - watch the video and follow the instructions. Click on the attachment to access the independent challenge.
Today we'd like you to think about what makes us the same and what makes us different. Let's begin by looking closely at this picture.
Where do you think this is? Where is the light coming from? Who are all the people? Why is the man in the red hat dressed differently to everyone else? Do you think he feels proud to be different? How do you think the other people feel towards him? Do you think he is proud to be different?
Now take a look at the presentation attached.
Your independent challenge is to research a historical figure who is known for being different or for standing up for change. You could research Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King or Malala Youzafzai. Once you have found out a little bit about that person write down your thoughts about what they did.
Here are some fact sheets about those people.
Random Act of Wildness
We are on day 8 of Random Acts of Wildness. For those of you who are keeping a diary did you do anything outside?
I really hope you're enjoying the story James and the Giant Peach. Watch the video for another two chapters. If you missed Friday's installment you can always scroll back through last week to catch up.
Friday 5th June
Wow - we've raced through this week and here we are already on Friday. Don't forget that today is the first of our Theme Days across the federation. The theme this Friday is 'Get Creative.' We are encouraging children at home and at school on Friday to do an activity based around art, drama or music and then to send a photo to their teacher. The photos will then be shared across year groups so that children can see what their friends have been up to.
Lots of our challenges today are creative in one way or another so you should definitely have something to send in by the end of the day.
The NSPCC usually come to our school at this time of year. Follow the instructions below to watch a really eye opening and informative assembly.
Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with chatty friends o-e.
Yesterday you all created your own story map for the story The Disgusting Sandwich. Today we'd like you to get creative and make some puppets. Once you have made the puppets use them to help you act out the story. Don't forget to send pictures of your puppets and if you do film yourself you can upload a video using We Transfer. We can't wait to see your efforts.
Here are some puppet making techniques to give you some ideas.
Watch the video to for our final session on volume and capacity.
This afternoon is all about being creative. Feel free to come up with your own ideas but here are some suggestions.
Would you like to make some music? Watch the video - it shows you how with a few jars or glasses and some water you can come up with your own tune.
If you enjoyed making music and would like to experiment by making some more top tunes then check out this fantastic website - it's really user friendly with some great tools for creating tunes.
If music isn't your thing then how about some art. Can you paint a picture that serves as a memory of these strange times. Here is mine. I used an old cereal box and turned it inside out. I chose to paint my garden with a blackbird centre stage because throughout 'lockdown' my garden has been my sanctuary of calm. Every day a black bird visits and sings a beautiful tune. He always brings a smile to my face even though he does peck at my strawberry patch.
30 Days Wild
Today's Random Act coincides nicely with our creative themed Friday. Feel free to present your wild treasures in a creative way. Don't forget to send in your photographs of your nature showcase.
Here are two more chapters from James and the Giant Peach to keep you going until Monday. I really hope you're enjoying the story.
Thursday 4th June
Good morning everyone. Well the weather yesterday was certainly different to the sunny weather we've had over the last few weeks. I hope you still managed to get outside for some fresh air and to take part in the 30 Days Wild Challenge. Did you find a creepy crawly in the garden and observe the way it moves? I saw lots of slugs and snails slithering over my plants! It's been lovely to see your diary entries and pictures of what you've been up to so far. Please do keep sending in your wonderful work. Okay - ready for today's challenges? Off we go....
Get your Fred Fingers ready to spell words with chatty friends i-e.
Today we are going to learn the story The Disgusting Sandwich.
Here is a copy of the story map.
Draw your own story map to help you learn the story.
You can also click on the link for a copy of the story to help you learn it.
Today we are problem solving with millilitres.
Today we are going to do some Geography. We are going to look at the United Kingdom today. Click on the link and follow the slides. Your challenge is outlined at the end of the power point presentation.
30 Days Wild:
This one speaks for itself. Hopefully it won't be too damp for you to get out and achieve this. Don't forget to send photos to me of your Random Acts of Wildness.
Tune in for another chapter of James and the Giant Peach.
Wednesday 3rd June
Good morning everyone, we had another glorious day of weather yesterday - absolutely perfect for being outside and at one with nature. I wonder what today's weather will hold for us? We could definitely do with some rain. Thank you to those parents from both classes who have emailed work over to me and Miss Guppy. If you haven't done so yet please send something today.
This is a fun challenge - I found the best way to do it was to draw the biscuits to help me. See if you can work this one out.
Get your Fred Fingers ready for another spelling session - this time it's those chatty friends a-e.
Today I'm going to read the story The Disgusting Sandwich. Sit back and enjoy and then afterwards we would like you to write a book review. The template for your book review can be printed out or just copied into your book. I hope you enjoy the story as much as we do.
Today we are going to be looking at measuring capacity and volume using millilitres. There's a 5 minute clip of me modelling a practical investigation - the picture quality isn't brilliant but you'll get the idea. Keep watching after it though as there's more.
We are going to be starting a new science topic this half term and the theme is Super Humans. Today we are going to focus on the human body. Click on the link and read through the powerpoint. There are two activities to complete at the end. The second activity is attached but if you don't have a printer you can just have a go at copying it into your book.
30 Days Wild:
Sit back and enjoy chapters three and four of James and the Giant Peach.
Tuesday 2nd June
Good morning, I hope you had a good day yesterday and enjoyed the glorious weather. Did you run around barefoot in the grass? Don't forget to send us photographs of your work. The email address for both classes to send their work to is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get your Fred fingers ready for today's spelling session. Today we will spell words with the oi sound.
We are going to be focusing on a story this week called The Disgusting Sandwich. Watch this video to find out more.
Today we are learning about volume. Watch the video to find out more.
Today we would like you to get arty in the outdoors. Last term we looked at the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Can you have a go at building on this and creating a picture incorporating nature and drawing. Have a look at the examples below for some ideas.
30 Day's Wild
Today's Random Act of Wildness might be a bit tricky if we have clear blue skies again. If that is the case we'll save that one for a cloudy day. What might be really nice if it is a clear blue sky is to create a natural sound map instead.
Sit down outside with a piece of paper and a pencil. Close your eyes and listen to the natural sounds around you. Every time you hear a sound open your eyes and mark it on a piece of paper with a symbol to represent that sound. I hope you find this activity as relaxing and meditative as I did when I tried it out today.
Tune in for Chapter 2 of James and the Giant Peach.
Monday 1st June
Welcome back children, here we are in the second half of the Summer Term. We hope you have had a lovely break and enjoyed the amazing weather. Now that you are feeling fully refreshed are you ready to challenge yourself with your home learning? Fantastic - let's get started.
Before we do though please note this important message:
We have changed the contact arrangements this half term. Home learning will be set as usual but as Miss Guppy is now working in school with key worker children, I will be responding to all your work and answering any questions you may have. The email address to send your work to now is email@example.com I will pick up all your work and respond to all children in the same way as before. Please do try and remember to send in your work each day so I can respond, help and answer any questions you may have.
Let's get started with a Maths challenge What strategies will you use to help you?
We are going to focus on spelling this half term. Get your Fred Fingers ready for today's session.
We are going to be story tellers this week. As a starting point, today we'd like you to look closely at this picture. Where is the story set? Who can you see in the picture? What might happen in the story? Is the character looking for something or someone? Lots of questions I know but today we would like you to write a story based on this picture. There's no right or wrong way, we just want to see what you come up with. Have fun and please do send us your stories by email.
We are going to focus on volume this week. Please click on the link below to find out more.
The beginning of June always marks a time of year when being outside brings the most joy. Each year we team up with Devon Wildlife Trust and take part in their 30 Days Wild challenge. Every day I will present you with a ‘Random Act of Wildness’ challenge. Today we would like you to create a calendar for the month of June. Use the picture below to help you. Make your calendar large enough to pin up on your fridge or wall so that every day you complete a challenge you can add a picture or comment. You could also start a 30 Days Wild diary in the back of your book and update it every day with a picture or short sentence about what you did. Today's challenge is:
Here's the calendar for you to recreate.
The beginning of a new half term marks the beginning of a new story. We are going to read the wonderful James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl for you. Today we start with Chapter One.