Monday’s learning (27th April)

Hello Year 2. Week 2 here we go!

It has been great to see your brilliant work on seesaw and reading comments on the blog, but we’d love to see more of you engaging and sharing your work somehow. We know it is sometimes tricky doing your work online and some of you do not have a printer at home to complete worksheets. Please comment on this post if you have any suggestions or ways we can help you to engage in your home learning even more. We will be providing a weekly document for you to download and use throughout the week. It will contain activities you can complete just using pencil and paper. No printing required.

We look forward to hearing your suggestions throughout the week.

Here is your timetable for the week:

AM – 1PEMathsPEMathsMaths
AM – 2EnglishEnglishMathsEnglishEnglish
Click on the video screenshot to get the Joe Wicks Youtube channel for today’s PE lesson.


You can print this sheet or just use a sheet of paper to complete each section. There are 3 levels of this challenge. Choose your level (or you can do all 3 if you wish)

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3


This children’s book features a Muslim family as they observe the month of Ramadan. The story shows some of the key aspects of this religious event, such as fasting, praying and giving to charity.

After you’ve read the story, I’d like you to think of 3 questions you’d like to find out the answer to. You could share these questions on the blog or on SeeSaw. I’d love to see the research you do to find the answer to the questions as well. Miss Fretton and I will choose some of your questions and create a lesson for you all later on in the week. Some example questions for you to think about:

  • Why were Rameena’s family eating early in the morning?
  • Why did Rameena have to ‘give to others’?
  • What does the word ‘fast’ mean in the context of Ramadan?

Home learning

What a great first week of the summer term it has been with your home learning. It really is a joy to see what you are all up to with your learning and fun activities. Well done for all your hard work this week.  Don’t forget to read your shout outs under each days posts.  

We can see lots of you have answered our questions on time, you have found out many useful facts! Jenson and Joshua, well done for listing all the days of the week and months of the year in the correct order.  Logan I like how you used a calendar to help you find out how many days are in each month. Rebecca, Molly and Alice excellent work for finding out February is the odd month out with either 28 or 29 days and Jerusha thank you for sharing all you facts.

Some good detective work today finding suffixes in some of your favourite books you are reading. Rebecca, wow you found many words, heavenly and friendly are two of my favourite. Isabel I love your sentence ‘The shouting wind blew past the flowers.’ I can just picture how strong the wind is! Alice another brilliant sentence using suffix words you found ‘In the scented garden the flowers barely moved in the wind and they smelt absolutely beastly.’ Not sure I would want to visit that garden! Jerusha your mum’s plants sound interesting (My mum’s plants are powerful.), maybe they have a powerful smell?

Thank you to whoever it is in Bonsai Class who shared their clock picture with o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to and their delightful pictures of mini-beasts. I especially like your snails! Remember to label your pictures with your name so we can see who is behind the lovely work. Rebecca, thank you for sharing a picture of you garden box, you have lots of plants to observe over the summer!

Thank you Riley, Aarav and Alice for uploading on seesaw this evening. Alice well done for starting a germination diary and I look forward to seeing if you are able to grow your own sunflowers. Riley I love that you found the months of the year rhyme to help you find out how many days are in each month and I am glad to see you have lots of ‘bees buzzing around your head loudly’. Aarav well done for continuing to practise quarter past and quarter to as well as 5 minute interval times. You know what I always say……….. The more you practise the better you get! I am really pleased you enjoyed our time activity today and I can see you found out lots of facts.

Have a lovely, restful and fun weekend and we look forward to seeing your post on Seesaw next week

Friday’s learning (24th April)

Thank you for your hard work this week. Don’t forget to take some time out of your learning and watch our celebration Assembly today.

English: Word hunt: How many different words with added suffixes can you find in the books you enjoy reading? 

Words ending in: less, ful, ness, ment or ly. You could try and put some of the words into sentences. Can you make your sentences link to our topic of scented gardens?

Mathematics: See if you can answer the following questions about time.

How many seconds in a minute?   How many minutes in an hour?  How many hours in a day?

How many days in a week? Can you name them and order them?

How many months in a year? Can you name them all and write them in order?

Extra challenge: Some months have 30 days and some months have 31 days. Can you find out which ones? What month is the odd one out? Why is it the odd one out?

You can use these links to help you answer these questions.

Science: Germination: watch this link to help you find out about germination.

Let’s make a germination diary: Draw and label a seed (I have used a runner bean seed). Record day 1: What you need to start the germination process. Again use my pictures if you are unable to plant your own. I have planted my runner bean seed in a clear pot so we can follow the germination process.  Draw and label your/the seed and draw the first step of planting to start the process off.

Runner bean seeds
Equipment used to start the germination process off.
(Runner bean seeds, clear pots, soil).
I placed the runner bean seed at the edge of the clear pots so we can see the seed germinate.

You can use my picture below to help you set your diary out.

Have fun!

Thursday’s learning (23rd April).

Thank you to anyone who posted on Seesaw yesterday evening, it’s great to see lots of learning taking place. Hope you are all having fun?

Mums, dads, carers don’t forget to nominate your child if you have seen them following our school values in time for Fridays assembly. I am sure they have!  

English: Start a sunflower diary or a diary about other seeds you have planted in your garden. If you haven’t had chance to plant any seeds use my photographs instead.

Day 1: Instructions on how to plant a sunflower seed.

Job 1: List the equipment used:

pot or container

Job 2: Write the instructions.

Remember to use time adverbials to start your sentences.

Here’s some to help:

First    Next     Then       After a while      After that       Afterwards       Finally    Last

Also don’t forget to include those imperative verbs!

scoop    make       put        pour        drop       cover    place      water 

Use my ordered pictures to help you write your instructions.

You could use my pictures to help you set out your dairy.

Mathematics: Can you find an analogue clock in your house? If so can you work out how many minutes there are between each number? What times table would help you here?

EG: 1 x 5 = 5   So 1 on a clock is 5 minutes past.

Add 5 minute interval labels to your clock you made earlier in the week or draw a new one. You can use these picture to help you.

Practise telling the time within 5 minute intervals on the Tops Mark game.

Geography:  Can you list the human (man-made) features and physical (natural) features of these English landscapes? What different plants can you find?  You could design your own landscape with different human and physical features on.

Enjoy today’s learning!

Wednesday’s learning (22nd April)

Thank you for all your hard work at home and keeping us entertained with your posts on Seesaw!

Just a reminder that Oxford reading scheme (oxfordowl) are offering free access to parents at the moment. Once registered you have access to many ebooks.  You can choose the stage (book band level) in this section so everyone to can read at their own level.

 English: Writing: Use this picture to help you either finish the story, take up the sentence challenge or improve the sick sentences, they definitely need improving!

Mathematics: Tell the time for quarter past and quarter to by playing Top marks game. How many can you get correct? Can you beat your score? You could draw some more clock faces with quarter past and quarter to times on them as well or you could create a daily timetable EG: Record what time you get up, have breakfast, lunch, do your school work, exercise, dinner time, bedtime etc… You could draw each activity and write each time next to them using the words o,clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to.

PE: Be an animal game. Run around your garden and ask someone in your family to shout stop. Find a place in the garden and then act like an animal. Repeat as often as you like.

Some ideas you could use:

Rabbit- bunny hops

Monkey-pretend to climb a tree like a monkey.

Cheetah- Run as a fast as a cheetah (on the spot).

Kangaroo: big long jumps

Puppy: Walk on hands and feet

Frog: high leaps

Seal: lay on tummy with head and feet up. Try to clap your hands.

Can you think of any other animals and actions? Maybe you could draw each animal first and place them around your garden. When someone shouts stop find an animal picture then do the matching movement.

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday’s learning (21st April)

Well done Year 2 for all your hard work yesterday. I have commented on your Seesaw posts under yesterdays post. We will catch up with our cress experiment in a few days and you can continue to practise your spellings throughout the week. Remember to stay active each day, you could do this by joining in with Joe Wicks, playing sports in your gardens with family members or timing yourself doing different moves such as how many star jumps can you do in 1 minute. Don’t forget to keep reading, we would love to see what you are reading by sharing this on Seesaw.

English: Below are a list of words you can use to describe plants/flowers. Can you design your own plant/flower then use these words in sentences to describe your plant.

EG: Spiralling up to the sky grew a twisty stem with colourful, fragrant and bright flowers.

Ask an adult if you are not sure of some word meanings.  Look out for some common exception word spellings here!

pretty           colourful

bright            fragrant

radiant         twisty

tasty              ripe

Can you think of your own?

Mathematics: Use Top Marks website to help you tell the time for o’clock and half past today. How many can you get right? Can you beat your score?

ART: We are going to look at how to draw leaves and flowers. Today, can you have a go at drawing leaves ?  Use the You Tube link to help you practise, then find some leaves in your garden and have a go drawing them in detail. You may want to sketch using just pencil or you may want to add colour with coloured pencils or paint.

Have a fun day and we look forward to seeing what you are up to!

Monday’s learning (20th April)

Hello Year 2, Hope you had a fun Easter and enjoyed some delicious chocolate?

This half term our topic is Scented Gardens which means we can have lots of fun exploring and growing plants! If you have a chance to grow your own plants at home that would be great, especially if you can grow sunflowers to observe, runner beans to help understand the germination process and/or create your own cress experiment. Please don’t worry if you are not able to do this as we are growing all of these for you and will use photos to support your learning.

It was lovely to see all your hard work posted on Seesaw before Easter.  Don’t forget to continue to post your learning so we can see what you have been up to. We always look forward to seeing your daily posts.

As before we will post the next days learn activities the evening before.

English: For our spelling this week we are going to look at contracted words.

Can you match the contracted words with the original 2 words?

Maybe you could make cards and play snap or a matching game as well.

don’t we’ll do not we will
isn’t can’t is not cannot
he’s didn’t he is did not
we’re hasn’t we are has not
I’ll Couldn’t I will could not
you’re wouldn’t you are would not
they’re It’s they are It is

Maths: This week we are going to look at time.

Make or draw your own clock face and label with key features. Use the picture below to help you label the hour and minute hands, o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.

Science: We are going to look at the conditions plants need to grow strong and healthy, by growing cress. If you want to create the experiment at home then follow the pictures to help you set it up. For fun you can do as I have and create cress potato heads but cress can be simply grown on cotton wool in any pot/lid/cup etc.

Job 1: Set up (if you can) and/or record the experiment. I have used 4 potatoes, 4 cotton wool pads, 4 yogurt pots and cress seeds. We are going to change the different conditions we grow the cress in (water and sunlight, no water but sunlight, no sunlight but water, no water or sunlight).  To make it a fair test, we are going to use the same object (Potato), cotton wool for each and put a pinch of seeds on each potato.

Equipment needed.
Cut the top and bottom off of your potatoes.
This will be a job for an adult to help you with!
Draw funny faces for your potato people.
Place cotton wool on top of the potato.
Put a pinch of cress seeds onto each piece of cotton wool.
Label your pots with the different conditions.
Water those potatoes that need watering.

Have a go at answering these experiment questions.

Science Question:  What are the best conditions for plants to grow strong and healthy? (This is what we are investigating so no need to answer).  
Equipment: (What is used?)          
What is the variable? (What changes each time?)          
How is it a fair test? (What has stayed the same?)          

Job 2: Predict what will happen for the different conditions. You could draw the different conditions first like the image below.

Use these ideas to help you:

I predict the cress will grow strong and healthy.
I predict the cress will not grow.
I predict the cress will grow short and weak.
Some useful words: weak       strong        slow      fast       healthy       green     yellow    tall   short    seeds    stem    leaves

Job 3: If you are creating your own experiment place your cress in your chosen places. Here is where I have placed mine.

On the window sill in the sunlight.
In a dark cupboard.

Have fun!

Friday’s SeeSaw comments

Well done Year 2 another great day of learning! Lots of great Seesaw posts today, thank you it brightens up our days being able to see what you have been up to.

Lois, it looks like you are studying that map in great detail! I wonder where you might be planning to travel?

Laura, it has been great to see your spelling practise today, well done for adding suffixes to words and using them in your writing. I like your sentence using a suffix word…….. You have to be mindful and wash your hands! What a lovely letter you wrote to your friend! I know she will be missing you to and you will get to play together soon.

Some great pictures of fancy dress with Joe Wicks this morning! Great Spider Girl costume Alice and love the change of hats Riley.

Some lovely creative writing completed today using your suffix spelling pattern words.

Riley, I am glad you found a beautiful and colourful parrot to help you.

Alice, I am pleased your fearless girl Pinky loves reading and was happy to live on the beautiful island.

Isabel, your baby girl Rose sounds very cute and I am sure her big sister Ilsa is very helpful by looking after her for their mum.

Logan, I love how you made some matching cards to help you learn you suffix words.

I have also seen some great outdoor activities today. What a great way to spend your time at home. Creative circuit training Jenson, I love your plan you made. I think I might need to make a plan to help me at home. What a great goal Riley! Alice what a high leap! Bea your dad is very clever, your monkey bars look great fun along with your new trampoline.

Today’s Seesaw posts

Year 2 it has been a joy to see more of your amazing work today on seesaw. Thank you for posting pictures for us to see you have all been working very hard!

Isabel, great fraction work today, especially being able to work out that you can’t share 18 into 4 equal parts and 20 into 3 equal parts. What a great drawing of a castle. It looks like it would keep any enemy out especially by including a portcullis in the gateway! Hope you are enjoying reading your book Thumbelina? I love your sentence …… The swallow flew to the wild flower meadow.

Molly, well done for reading at home. Disney books are always great fun to read. I am very impressed with all the different adjectives you have come up with and especially like your expanded noun phrase bossy, unkind sister. Keep up the great work!

Wow Riley…… What an amazing castle you have made! It is very impressive and I like how you have included lots of defence features. Your curtain wall will definitely help keep enemies out. What a busy week you had last week, your digging looked like hard work (phew). 32,000 steps! You have been very helpful for your family and it looks like your family have enjoyed helping your with your castle construction.

Jenson ,you have been very creative today. You have made a great model of a castle and I love how it matches your drawing. What great detail you have included, I especially like your drawbridge detail. well done for coming up with so many different adjectives to describe your nouns. Your Ninja is definitely brave and fearless for jumping off a rooftop! Some great faction work too, well done for finding fractions of objects.

Alice, you have worked really hard again today. I love the way you have described your mermaid as beautiful and sparkling. Great Adjectives! Well done for being able to explain why you can’t find a quarter of 18 and a third of 20. I love the detail you have included in your castle drawing, your knight looks ready to defend your castle!

Dryden What a brilliant drawing of a castle! You have included lots of features and your battlements and arrow slits will definitely help defend your castle.

Logan you have shown great resilience today. Well done for making the link of multiplication and division to help you solve fractions problems. I love your map of your road and allotment. Great thinking to use google maps to help you add in details. You have worked really hard at coming up with different adjectives to describe nouns and write expanded noun phrases. I can just picture your sneaky, sly pirate!


Friday’s learning (3rd April)


Today’s Maths lesson is our White Rose Hub home learning next lesson, which is recognising a third. Some of you may have already done this, but as we are at the end of the week you can choose whichever lesson you want to to complete today.

Today’s English lesson is planned by Miss Fretton who I know is really looking forward to seeing more of Bonsai class on SeeSaw today.

  1. Add the suffixes ‘ful’ and ‘less’ to these words (use+ful = useful). Do any of the words need to change before adding the suffixes?

use                                 fear

care                               hope

thought                       colour

mind                           penny

help                             merry

doubt                          beauty

2. Can you write sentences using these new words you have made by adding the suffixes? e.g. The new tool was useful when I built my swing set.


3. Using this picture as a stimuli (like our magic tree writing from last weekend), can you create a story or poem? It would be great to see some of the words you made by adding the suffixes ‘ful’ and ‘less’ used in your writing.

For your PE lesson, you have to design your own workout to challenge your siblings, your parents or just to challenge yourself.

You could use Joe Wicks’ workouts as inspiration or maybe think of your favourite lesson led by Miss Lindsay to try and teach others.

You could create your own circuit in the living room or in the garden where you move around and complete different exercises at each station.

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