Year 2

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Message from Mr Welsh: 1/4/2020

Quote of the day ” Learning is a treasure that will follow its pirate anywhere!”

I am so so SO impressed by everyone who has got in touch over the past few days. There are so many different types of learning going on and most importantly, everyone is smiling. Keep up the wonderful learning Year Two and check to see if you have a mention on the Wow Wall!

I have added some extra reading tests in the reading section; give them a go and remember to use the text to prove your answers. Don’t forget the Day by Day Learning section that gives you a maths and English task you can have a go at each day.

Also, in our writing section there is a new image called ‘Animal Town’. It is from Pobble 365 and is perfect for our Africa topic! Give it a go and send in any of your creative pieces of writing!

And finally, to cheer us all up, here is the wonderful Michael Rosen and his Chocolate Cake recount…

Click here for previous messages


Lucy, Charlie, Autumn, Heidi, George L, Erin, Alyssa, Reuben, Jack, Naia, Tommy, Anais, Isla H and Christina.

Charlie’s Story Video Clip

Check out some of your amazing work so far! Autumn loves home-learning – check out that smile! Lucy has been busy in art, Erin has been aiming high in PE, Heidi knows exactly how to write a diary, Alyssa and Christina have been busy doing SO much learning and Reuben has been having fun in a virtual drumming lesson. Tommy is loving his Design and Technology craft and Naia is busy planting a vegetable garden! Check out Isla’s own mini gardening club and Anais crazy golf! Well done everyone!

Day by Day Learning

Friday 3rd April 2020

Maths – Find a third – Click here

English – See Wednesday 1st April (ongoing)

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Maths – Recognise a third – Click here

English – See Wednesday 1st April (ongoing)

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Maths – Find a quarter – Click here

English – Story Mountain – Click here

Have a go at planning your own story using a story mountain. What happens when you meet the alien? What adventures do you go on? What problems do you encounter? How do you save the day? Is it a funny story? Is it a scary story? Is it a sad story? You decide! Use the rest of the week to write the story in full.

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Maths  – Recognise a quarter – Click here

English – Alien Explanation – Click here

Monday 30th March 2020

Maths – Find a half – Click here 

English – Turn Friday’s story board into a short story! Remember our punctuation and handwriting rules!

.          !          ?          ,          A


Click here for Write Repeat handwriting practise!

Friday 27th March

Maths – Recognise a half – Click here

English – Story Board – Click here

Thursday 26th March

Maths – Make Equal Parts – Click here

English – Design a Machine- Click here


Poble 365 is a fantastic website to get your creative juices flowing. Use the amazing images and question prompts to write some super sentences, paragraphs or stories. Remember our mantra: THINK IT, SAY IT, WRITE IT, READ IT!






Click here to enter the imaginative and exciting world of Pobble 365. Above is a sneaky preview of the world you’re about to enter…


Spelling Lists

W/C 3-.3.2020

Planet Spelling Group:

hospital, mental, medal, practical, loyal, petal, final, total, cereal, environmental

Rocket Spelling Group

hospital, mental, medal, practical, loyal, petal, final, total, animal, criminal 

Stars Spelling Group

shower, power, how, crowd, out, have

Have a go at Tic Tac  Toe!

W/C 23.3.2020

Planet Spelling Group:

national, creation, addition, caution, position, description, definition solution, direction, selection

Rockets Spelling Group:

action, station, nation, mention, option, could, would, should, once, watch

Stars Spelling Group:

bend, lend, send, pond, hand, once

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.


Reading daily is very important to maintain those word reading and comprehension skills. Reading your own books and the extra books you have been given will really help! Look below and you will find some optional year 2 reading tests you can have a go at!

Test 1

Test 2 Booklet

Test 2 Answer Sheet 

***New Test Reading 1***

***New Test Reading 2 Booklet***

***New Test 2 Answer Sheet***

Use these reading strategies to help you!



















Here are some useful videos to help you rememember 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.

Arithmetic Test Practise Click Here

Reasoning Test Practise Click here 

White Rose Maths Tutorials

Foundation Subjects











Here are lots of different learning ideas you  can optionally engage in to learn more about our topic whilst at home. This is not an exhaustive list that your child has to work through but instead is a list of suggestions to get the creative juices flowing. Learning should link to our topic ‘African Adventure’ where we learn about African landscapes, animals and way of life.

  • Can you find out about an African animal?
  • Can you write a story involving an African animal?
  • Can you write a poem about Africa?
  • Can you create a fact file about Africa or an African animal?
  • Can you make a home for an African animal?
  • Can you create a mud hut?
  • Can you draw, paint or collage a map of Africa?
  • Can you design an African safari park?
  • Can you design an African mask made of different materials?
  • Can you create a dance routine to a piece of African music?
  • Can you create your own African beat using homemade instruments?

Physical Education


Other FREE learning websites

  • Bee Bot App for computing,
  • Explorify for science,
  • Prodigy Maths,
  • Phonics Bloom,
  • Alphablocks,
  • Teach Handwriting,
  • Vooks – storyboooks bought to life,


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