Year 2

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Week Commencing 29th June


Video Summary

  • There is a non-fiction theme in reading this week. Have a go at the comprehensions and choose the difficulty level that suits you.
  • English is looking at a video called “The Bridge” and has lots of different activities relating to it.
  • Maths is all about measuring!
  • Miss you all!

Previous Messages

Day by Day Learning Week Commencing Monday 22nd June 2020

  • English is brought to you by The Literacy Shed this week and will follow a video clip called ‘The Bridge’ . There are lots of different activities that will practise lots of different skills so give them a go!
  • I have also added new reading comprehensions which are ALL non-fiction. Give them a go and choose the difficulty level that suits you.
  • Click here for video links that will support each maths lesson.
  • Use the BBC  Bitesize link to choose 3 or 4 foundation subject lessons to do throughout the week. Let me know which lessons you choose.

 Monday 29th June

Maths – Measure Length – Click here 


Tuesday 30th June

Maths  – Compare Lengths – Click here

English –  Character Speech –  Click here. 

Wednesday 1st July

Maths – Four Operations with Length –  Click here

English – Character Description Click here

Thursday 2nd July

Maths –  Compare Mass-  Click here

English – Missing Poster – Click here

Friday 3rd July

Maths – Measures in the Home – Click here

English – Comic Strip –  Click here

Foundation Subjects

BBC Bitesize have MANY lessons for EVERY subject. Have a go at between 3-4 lessons throughout the week.






Topic Learning

Below are lots of questions to get you thinking, researching and learning about dinosaurs. Some questions may take the whole week to research, make and answer. Choose one that really grabs your interest and have a go each week!

  • What are the most commonly known dinosaurs?
  • Can you classify different dinosaurs? Think about carnivores, omnivores and herbivores.
  • Can you find out what the different dinosaur periods are and put them on a timeline?
  • Can you write instructions how you would look after a dinosaur?
  • What is a habitat? What is the habitat of a particular dinosaur?
  • Can you create your own dinosaur habitat?
  • Can you design and create your own model dinosaur?
  • What is a fossil? Can you recreate a fossil?
  • What is special about a spinosaurus?
  • Can you create a dinosaur poster?
  • Can you invent your own type of dinosaur?
  • Can you make a dinosaur foot print?



Oxford owl are offering free ebooks on their website. Use the colour band of you reading book at home to match the level of book you need to choose from the Oxford Owl website. You will need to get your parent to register and log in for the website to offer you lots of new reading material.

Oxford Reading Owl Website 

Reading is traditional tales this week so these stories will be familiar. Choose the difficulty level that suits you and give them a go!

Birds in Your Garden Reading Comprehension

Emperor Penguin Life Cycle Reading Comprehension

Hedgehogs Reading Comprehension

Minibeasts Reading Comprehension

Polar Animals Reading Comprehension 

Beach Habitat Reading Comprehension 



Poble 365 is a fantastic website to get your creative juices flowing.

Click here to enter the imaginative and exciting world of Pobble 365. This picture is a sneaky preview of the world you’re about to enter…write some super sentences, paragraphs or stories. Remember our mantra: THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT! There are so many pictures and activities to explore so choose your favourite and give it a go!


Here are some handwriting top tips and activities to help you with those lovely letters.



Check out the video to see how each letter is formed. You don’t have to watch every single one, just check out the ones you find tricky. The video is in alphabetical order.

Spelling Lists

We have now worked through all of the spelling rules for the year. You should now use this time to revisit old spellings you found tricky or choose from the high frequency/ tricky word lists below. Remember, the true test is how you apply these spellings in your writing. Choose between 7-10 spellings to learn each week and practise them creatively and use them in whole sentences too. Remember,  practise make PERMANENT

Planet Spelling Group:

Rocket Spelling Group

Stars Spelling Group

Click the spelling menu for more ways to practise your spellings!


Suggested Spelling Activities Click Here

Phonics Play is a fantastic website which focuses on spelling patterns and sounds. Phase 6 games are year two related but the phase 5 games are important to revise and master.

Previous Spelling Lists

Get Caught Spelling














Here are some useful videos to help you remember our strategies for the four operations. You can use these to have a go at some of the activities in your homelearning pack or some of the tests I have linked to this website. Remember, TTRS is also an AWESOME tool to practise your timetable and division facts. We also have addition and subtraction facts you can practise learning off by heart! See below!

Addition Demonstration Video

Subtraction Demonstration Video

These website links will transport you to a range of different activities you can use to practise the Year 2 maths skills. It’s really important we can add, subtract, times and divide to help us solve problems and give answers to our questions. The journey to an answer is just as important as the answer itself!

IXL Click Here

IXL does have some free content, but then asks users to subscribe.

Nrich Maths 

White Rose Maths Tutorials

Times Tables Rockstars 

Learning your addition facts, subtraction facts, multiplication facts and division facts is really important. Use the tables below to get practising some of these!

Year Two should focus on the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables. I have put them all up incase you want to practise anymore but make sure you know the year two facts before you do!




Physical Education

AFPE (Assosiation for PE) are offering online PE lessons for the #ThisisPE movement. Check it out! 

Dream Jobs


Isla the Chef
Tommy the palaeontologist


Do you have a birthday coming up? Let me know!



Who will be getting a thumbs up this term?

Lucy – Your art is incredible!
Isla – what a thoughtful and well planned letter!
Bella- Amazing effort in all of your learning
Tommy – Brilliant dinosaur research!
Alyssa – I loved your dino writing! Great job!
Christina – Amazing Tudor project!
Charlie – World Record Breaker!!!!!
Heidi – Fabulous T-Rex story
Lucy – Super spelling, reading and artwork! Wow!
Isla – Fantastic sketching!
George Y – Working hard with loads of history and maths!
Autumn – Great dinosaur research and sensational story writing!

WOW! Just look out our learning journey so far…

Isla’s bossy letter to Juno! Fantastic!

Lucy has been busy!

Bella has enough maths to full her kitchen floor! And check out Bella’s T-Rex!

Autumn is writing her very own chapter book and has designed her own dinosaur…Autumnasaurus!

Charlie has created his very own  giant dino footprint! He’s also been busy writing and researching with a little help from his new friend, Hops!


Isla has been busy thinking about dinosaurs – designing dinos and footprints!

Lucy has been learning about the eye…

Heidi has been writing about a T-Rex chasing her! Check it out!

Charlie has completed the largest ever online art lesson with Rob Biddulphs! Check out his record breaking certificate!

Tommy has been busy doing his dinosaur research!

Bella is learning how to take care of a puppy!


Wow! Check out Christina’s Tudor town!

Great dinosaur writing, Alyssa!

Check out George’s work! He has been busy!

Jack and his digger!

Robbie’s Learning

Charlie’s Story Video Clip

 Millie Makes Pasta Clip

Autumn Powerpoint Henry VII



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