Week beginning Monday 6th July

This week is Ladbrooke 'Health and Fitness" week. I think we will all appreciate the importance of good health and fitness even more than usual after the challenges that this year has brought!

We normally have sports day during this week. It is always great fun with people earning points for their team! This year is different...but yet the same. We are still having a team sports competition, but this time you can compete in your own homes earning your points and sending them into school. We are calling it the 'socks olympics' and when you look at the events you will see why! I have suggested that you do the sock olympics events on Friday because that is the day all the year groups who are back at school are doing it, but you are free to do it on any day. You can just switch the work around for other days. I would have a look at the weather forecast as I think the events will work better if you can get outside to do them.

In English this week, we are going to be finishing the Magic Finger and in maths we are going to be learning about measures: litres; temperature; 0'clock and half past times; 1/4 to and 1/4 past times. As before I have put worksheets that you could use but you may prefer to do practical activities. This will depend on which works best in your home.

I have also planned some lessons where we will learn more about healthy living and especially about eating a healthy balanced diet.I don't know about you, but I have to remind myself occasionally that a balanced diet has lots of fruit and vegetables and not too much chocolate! 

I look forward to seeing some of your work during the week. It would be good to have something from some different people that I can put on the website. I've got better at doing it now so I can do it more quickly than I used to.

Have a good week

Weekly plan     Spellings for the week     Link to maths plans   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Sock Olympics and Health and fitness activity sheets

Monday 6th July

Screencast of English lesson  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYieQw5u1N

Screencast of Healthy living lesson https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYieoV5uHY

Maths fluency sheets     maths problem solving sheets

Tuesday 7th July

Screencast of English lesson  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYie6z5uI6

Maths fluency         Maths problem solving

Screencast of Foodgroups lesson  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYieDt5uWZ

Wednesday 8th July

Screencast of English lessonpart 1 https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYieI15uuC

Screencast of English lesson part 2   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYieIa5uyf

Maths fluency          Maths problem solving

Screencast of balanced diet lesson   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYiiDa5geq

Divided plate sheet

Thursday 9th July

Screencast of English lesson

Maths fluency           Maths problem solving

Friday 10th July

Sock Olympics



Week beginning Monday 29th June

I was delighted to see these lovely sentences which Megan did for Thursday's slow write. I also saw some lovely work from a few other people but I chose Megan's today as I haven't shown any of her writing here yet.

Sweeping above the trees, I felt happy and free. The clouds around me were as fluffy as cotton wool balls. I could hear aeroplanes in the distance and the wind blowing in my ears. Far away in the distance, animals were grazing in the midday sun. I spotted my house and saw some large ducks sitting on the roof. I felt worried because they may attack me.

I have just seen this lovely story by Nathan. It is from a few weeks ago but it is so lovely, I wanted you all to see it.

The Big Awesome Adventure

Once upon a time there was a boy called Samuel. Samuel lived with his grandma. One day Samuel said “I’m bored.” She replied and said “Go in the garden so Samuel did. When Samuel was looking in the garden he noticed a big red boat. “Hello there!” said a man. Urmmm. Hello replied Samuel.

“My name is John. Welcome to my boat!”

“I’ve never seen you in this garden before.”

“Oh I knew your dad!”

“What! You knew my dad?” Samuel said in a shocked voice. “Yes I knew your dad, he used to be a sailor with me. Anyway we have no time to talk. Do you want to come in my boat?” Yes please said Samuel.

“Well lift up my anchor and buckle up!” said John. Zooooom and off they went. They didn’t float, it didn’t fly, it hovered. But it wasn’t going forward, it was actually going backward. It started slow but it got faster and faster and faster! We are nearly there said John. “I am a little bit scared” Samuel said. “Your father was a brave man”” Bang!!! “We are there” said John. They both got out of the boat. Samuel looked around and said “this is my garden!” Wow! Look at that big footprint! Samuel said in a surprised voice. This is a T-Rex footprint but there are not any dinosaurs in my back garden. “Well I think you are going to find out soon.” Said John. And then out of the bushes was a T-Rex! “Oh my goodness” said Samuel. Don’t be scared said John. This is my friend Frankie. How are you?”

“I’m alright. I haven’t seen you in a long time” said Frankie. Don’t tell me this is Boris’ son!”

“Yes” said John “Doesn’t he look just like him.”

“You knew my dad too said Samuel. But then Samuel started feeling sad because his father passed away. Samuel was told that his father could not be found and he died in a shipwreck. And his mother was a nurse and Samuel barely saw her. That is why Samuel always lived with his grandma. A T-Rex is talking.”

“It’s alright, you don’t have to get too formal. Just call me Frankie.”

“H…H…H…Hello F…Frankie” said Samuel. “Do you want to meet the gang then?” said Frankie. And then his grandma called from the kitchen window. “Tea time, It’s teatime.”

“Oh no, I’m so sorry Frankie, Grandma is calling me for tea. Maybe another time? Said Samuel. “Bye” repeated John and Frankie. Then Samuel ran back through the bushes into his house. “What’s for tea Grandma?” She said “For today it is dinosaur nuggets and chips.”

“Yay!” replied Samuel, very happy. And that was the end of an awesome adventure.

Have look at Ettie's lovely piece of writing about Mrs Winter in the Magic Finger story. I'm sorry that it might appear sideways. These photographs seem to have a mind of their own.

Etties writing2

As in previous weeks I suggest that the children do this week's whiterose lessons. They can use the resources linked on the BBC teach website or download the fluency and/or problem solving sheets that I have put on each day. Remember the first sheet is the easier challenge, the third is the harder challenge.

Spellings for week     Overall plan of the week    

Whiterose link (wk10 June 29th)  - exactly the same link as last week

Monday 29th June

Screencast of English - The Magic Finger https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1Z2A5cwz

optional English recording sheet

Maths fluency worksheet            Maths problem solving worksheet

Science screencast - vocabulary for food chains   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1Oow5iPk

Tuesday 30th June

Screencast of English   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1TjK5evy

Maths fluency worksheet            Maths problem solving worksheet

Science screencast food chains     https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1UDP5ot2

Label the parts of a food chain sheet

Wednesday 1st July

Screencast of English   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1TlX5eMP

Maths fluency worksheet            Maths problem solvng worksheet

Science - sorting food chains  Science screencast  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1vDC5qVc

Thursday 2nd July

Screencast of English part 1            https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1Oln5i0Y

part 2 https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1Olg5iu6

Spelling test for today or tomorrow             https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1OXj5ibd

Maths fluency worksheets          Maths problem solving worksheets

Science - creating food chains   

Friday 3rd July

Screencast of English   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1O255idc

Friday maths challenge - see whiterose for details.

Optional Learning objective and story plan for English


Week beginning Monday 22nd June

Take a look at these two pieces of writing from the week. I think Eden and Flossie have both done very well.

Do you know the lifecycle of an Emperor Penguin?

It is May when the female lays one egg that is shiny. She passes it very carefully to the male to look after.

The daddy keeps the delicate egg warm in his brood pouch for 56 days. The is called incubation.

Eventually the egg hatches and the chick is grey, cute and so fluffy!

The baby needs some food so the mother comes back with some juicy fish from the icy ocean.

The parents have to make sure the chick doesn’t go on the frozen floor or it will die.

As the chick gets older it starts losing its fluff. This is called moulting.

It now grows black feathers which are waterproof because it needs to go in the ocean. The chick’s mother leaves it to find its own food and it gets so hungry that it goes in to the ocean and stays there for about 5 years before starting to breed itself.

By Flossie





Edens emperor penguin lifecycle    Eden's penguin lifecycle


Well this week we are reaching our final destination in our whiste-stop tour of the continents of the world...the continent of ....I hope you've guessed it...Antarctica. This will be the coldest place that we visit so lets hope that it cools us down if its very hot outside this week.

I am putting together some English and geography lessons and ofcourse we will be learning about some of the animals of the continent so that is science. We will have another art lesson as I know that lots of you have been really proud of the lovely drawings that you have done. But this week I have added some history and a science investigation. The investigation is later in the week, but you are going to need some ice cubes (we are learning about an icy continent after all) and some sort of pots/cups  to put them in, so I thought I would tell you now so that you can make sure that you have some ice cubes available as it takes a while to make them in the freezer.


Weekly overview plan         Whiterose link (wk 9 June 22nd )     https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/         Spellings for the week

Monday 22nd June

English Screencast of runaway iceberg story  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1q6RCHhZ    

I'm afraid the video stops abruptly before I have read the last few words, so please read the words yourself to see the ending of the story.

Optional copy of the Runaway iceberg story

Maths fluency sheets              Maths problem solving sheets

Screencast Antarctica Gojetters lesson     https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1qIdCHtu

Optional art activity1    (needs paint)   Optional art activity2  (needs white and blue paper)

Tuesday 23rd June

English screencast of Emperor Penguins lesson https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1q2tCH4b

Emperor penguins reading comprehension sheets

Maths fluency sheets              Maths problem solving sheets

 History Screencast of Scott of the Antarctic lesson   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1qohCHpm

Scott recording sheet

Wednesday 24th June  

English Screencast of Lifecycle of Emperor penguins lesson https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY13XpCLOK

BBC teach lifeccyles video clip


Lifecycle maker sheet

Maths fluency sheets                Maths problem solving sheets

Science Screencast of Antarctic animals  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1qoMCH78

Art - Draw an emperor penguin link       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1APW_4J8dw                                               or look for Orca, seal or dolphin

Thursday 25th June

English Screencast lesson - writing a lifecycle   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY132mCLSK

Learning objective and success criteria for English

screencast of spelling test to use today or Friday  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY10QxCPR9

Maths fluency sheets               Maths problem solving sheets    

Science Screencast lesson science investigation of ice melting  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY10jHCPLU

ice-melt worksheet   

Friday 26th June

English   screencast lesson editing and completing lifecycle work  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY13DVCNoh

Maths - see the whiterose weekly challenge

Science - Screencast of results of science investigation    https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1Tb55fPn

Flossie has just sent me her results that agree with what Eden found out. Vinegar does make an ice cube melt quicker than salt. She put both in the warm sunshine and the vinegar cube melted in 10 minutes and the salt cube melted in 13 minutes! Thank you for sharing this Fllossie

Geography - Screencast of Amazing Antarcttica  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY106nC9VT


Week beginning Monday 15th June

Here is a lovely Magic Paintbrush story written by Claudia last week. Can you spot any words ending with suffixes like -ment, -ful and -ly?

One sunny day in New Zealand, a beautiful teenager called Nina sat on the pavement drawing with a stick. She had long blonde hair and sparkling blue eyes like a river. Out of nowhere a fairy godmother appeared in a puff of rosy, shimmering smoke. Nina froze but the fairy godmother said,

“Don’t be scared my deary duck, pick one of these paintbrushes, but choose carefully.”

The next day Nina was very excited to use her paintbrush. She painted some carbonara pasta and it came to life. She was amazed. She asked her family to come down and they asked for more things like cherries and sweets. People soon heard the news and queued up at Nina’s house. They asked her for lots of things such as a pear tree, a shopping basket, pots and pans and beds.

One of the King’s servants told the greedy Prime Minister who wanted to meet Nina as soon as possible, so he told the servant to get Nina. He snapped at her and said,

“Paint me a beautiful wife with jewels and gold!”

She refused and the Prime Minister got very angry and rolled up his sleeves and threw her into prison!

The prison floor was dusty and there were cobwebs hanging from the ceiling.

Nina was not scared because she had her magic paintbrush. She painted a tunnel and superfast boots. She got down the tunnel but the Prime Minister was running after. She had to paint lots of fierce animals such as tigers, lions, baboons, monkeys and poisonous bats who came towards the Prime Minister. He ran away and was neve seen again.

The whole village celebrated with fireworks and a big party.

By Claudia


As we start the week, I want to send congratulations to Eden who has been working with his family to raise money for a children's hospice. He has been walking miles and miles and miles for a whole month. Congratulations Eden. You have found a great way to keep fit, enjoy nature and help other people. I wonder if anyone else has some interesting lockdown stories?


I am putting up  the work for the week, beginning with an overview page for the work I intend to include for English maths and other subjects.

We are moving away from Asia to the continent of Australia, known alternatively as Australasia or even Oceania as it is more than just the country of Australia itself. Most of our work this week will be focused on Australia and its unusual animals.

Weekly overview of work

Spellings for the week

Maths week beginning 15th June   https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Maths for the week - We are up to date with Whiterose maths again as they had a week on fractions last week which we had already covered earlier in the lockdown. So we are starting to revise 2d and 3d shape. Use the whiterose taught lessons and then the activities that I post each day, or the activities from BBC bitesize daily lessons.

As before I will include links to fluency activites and problem solving activities. Do either one of these or both if you prefer. Both have 3 levels of challenge. The first sheet is always easiest and the last hardest. Choose the level which suits you.

Monday 15th June

English screencast lesson       https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1lIhC0Mz

English activity sheets to go with lesson      (answers could be written direct in books rather than on printed sheets)

1 star         2 stars    3 stars

Maths fluency sheets                        Maths problem solving sheets

Geography Oceania screencast   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1l26CZeg   (apologies...no quiz lesson was too long)

Tuesday 16th June

English screencast lesson     https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1olxCwJ0

Animal parts and captions sheets    (ideally you will need a print out of some of these sheets. Choose the animal you are interested to do. You don't need them all)

Maths fluency sheets                   Maths problem solving sheets

Geography Australia screencast lesson   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1oIlCwNi

Australia fact sheet to fill in       (could be written direct in books instead)      

Wednesday 17th June

English screencast lesson about Tiddalik      https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1ob9CxPp

Optional copy of the Tiddalik story                    Book review and summary sheet (could be done direct in books)

 Maths fluency sheets                     Maths problem solving sheets

Art link to drawing a kangaroo              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLFACI54aY              could do koala, clownfish or angelfish instead

 Thursday 18th June

Hello Year 2, I hope that you are having a good week and not getting too wet in the thunder storms. I have now finished putting your work up for this week so tomorrow I will start planning for next week. The time seems to go past quickly. I hope that you are all working hard and that having me explain things from the powerpoint helps you to learn. Have a good day!

Separate spelling test to use today or tomorrow   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1b6jCg05

English screencast lesson How the birds got their colours   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1bohCk6o

Optional copy of the story             Book review and summary sheet  (could be done direct in books)

Correct optional copy of the story    Ignore the previous 2 attempts this is the optional copy of the story

Maths fluency sheets               Maths problem solving sheets

Art   as yesterday choosing a different animal

Friday 19th June

English screencast lesson Why the koala has a stumpy tail https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1bDXCkZS

Optional copy of the story    character comparison sheet

White rose maths challenge

That's all folks!


Week beginning Monday 8th June

Now we've got some peacocks - I don't understand why, but one of them is upside down on my laptop but the right way up on my ipad and phone! Sorry for any who are looking at this on a laptop!Etties peacock

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Some more toucans for you...I wonder what you call a group of toucan?

Katietoucan3edens toucan copyYrithas toucan copyFlossies toucan Copy 2

Bens toucan Copy 2Claudias new toucan2

I'm sorry, you will have to turn your head to see our last lovely toucan. I tried so many ways to put this upright, but it just wouldn't go! Sorry

Hello Year 2. This week's maths lessons come from Whiterose home learning again. We will continue to practise our multiplication and divsion skills. Remember that we are a week behind because of art week, so we will be working from week 6 which is dated Monday 1st June. I will put some links each day to some worksheets you could use to practise your skills. Some are fluency questions and some are reasoning and problem solving questions. Remember there are 3 levels of challenge each time. Choose whichever suits you best. Here is the link to the Whiterose page. If you prefer you can use the activities linked to the BBC bitesize lessons.


Our English this week is based on a story from China called the Magic Paintbrush. I will teach some lessons with the video like the rainforest lesson last week. You will also need the spellings and other documents below.

Weekly English plan

PDF of the story

Spellings for week beginning Monday 9th June

I intend to post some more video lessons to cover some geography work this week. I hope to get the first one on during Monday morning  (done below) and the others later in the week. Check back to find them.


Monday 8th June

Maths fluency questions                       Maths reasoning and problem solving questions

     https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1hD5pSYh      Today's English lesson

I think it would help you to have a copy of the PDF of the story to read from 

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1jjGCh76   Today's geography lesson. You may want to print the following fact file sheet, but you could just write in your books instead

Asian country fact file sheet

Tuesday 19h June          

Maths fluency questions                      Maths R&P questions

     https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1hbGpSzW        English lesson - Again the PDF veresion of the story would be helpful

 Geograpy: Today we are going to be enjoying a story that comes from one of Asia's most fascinating countries...India. I will post a YouTube link here to the wonderful Michael Rosen telling the story of the Raja who had big ears. There's no work to be done...just listen and enjoy.


Art:  The peacock is a beautiful bird that is often seen in India and Sri Lanka. The art guys will teach you to draw a wonderful peacock with the following YouTube link


Wednesday 10th June

Maths fluency questions                      Maths R&P questions

English story planning sheet  English lesson on screencast    https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1QQKC6Cs

China mapwork sheet       China lesson  https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1jI5C1EZ

Thursday 11th June

Maths fluency questions                     Maths R&P questions

English is explained on the weekly English sheet. Lesson link here  


Summary of school timetable             Worksheet to compare Chinese school with Ladbrooke

BBC bitesize  link to learn about life in a Beijing primary school          https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z82fgk7

Mrs Trott's lesson about Chinese school     https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1QlYCXhy


Friday 12th June

 Today's English is a continuation of yesterday

Maths is the Whiterose challenge lesson  - watch on   https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY1X2gCYDT

I must apologise that for the last 5 minutes or so, there is a lot of missing words as I am still having difficulties with my internet or my microphone or both.

 China lesson 3      https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cY16oxCD2I

Growing rice activity sheet


Week beginning Monday 1st June

Thursday's news

Hello Year 2. I have some news! I have managed to make a lesson for you where you can see me! I have recorded myself teaching a lesson about the layers of the rainforest. Unfortunately it wasn't in time to put it on Wednesdays lessons so you may have already done a very similar lesson, but it's not exactly the same so you might want to have a look at it again.

I have put a link for it with Thursday's lessons...it has the words screencast-o-matic in the link. If you click on the link it should open for you to see.

I'm sorry that it isn't perfect, my microphone kept stopping so there are some bits where I'm talking with no sound coming out and then I have to repeat myself, but hopefully it is watchable. 

If you are able to watch it, can you let me know. 

All of the teachers are hoping to do some lessons like this in the next few weeks. We hope that we will get better at it as we get used to it. 

Have a lovely Thursday



Welcome back after half term. I hope that you had a really good one. My half term was good when I could get outside, but unfortunately I had to spend some of it doing housework which isn't much fun! I've put all the work for the week on the website below. I wish I could be with you to teach you it. I am missing all your smiling faces. Have a good week.

Senna and rainforest

Do you remember Senna the Sloth? I brought him into school to see you when we wrote our lost toy stories. He's very excited now because this week we are going to be learning about his home continent...South America! He wanted to share this photo of his distant cousin in his natural rainforest habitat.


Maths - we have fallen behind with the White Rose lessons as we didn't do any during the art week so this week we are going to do the lessons we missed...they are to practise multiplication and division

You will find them on the White Rose site and they are for the week 5 begining 18th May. Look back a few weeks on here to find the link if you don't have it anymore.

I will put some links each day for worksheets you could use, or you could use the materials suggested on the linked BBC bitesize lessons.

If you already did these lessons, can I suggest that you take a week off from the White Rose lessons to let others catch up with youu? You could use the Oak National Academy maths lessons for Year 2 which are taught lessons similar to White Rose but there you will be practising shape and angles.

While I am thinking about the OakNational academy site, I wanted to mention that they have some lovely geography lessons about the continents which is something that we have been learning about. They are in the Year 1 section but they are full of information that is useful to Year 2 as well. You might want to have a look at the lesson about all the continents, and later the lessons about Europe, North America and Africa which we have already learnt a bit about. We will use South America, Asia, Australia and Antarctica as we learn about them in the next few weeks. Don't be put off just because it says Year 1!

Summary of the English, Science, Geography and art tasks for the week

Spelling for week beginning 1st June

Monday 1st June

Monday maths fluency questions                     Monday maths reasoning and problem solving questions

Monday 1 star reading activity     Monday 2 star reading activity       Monday 3 star reading activity

Tuesday 2nd June

Tuesday maths fluency                                      Tuesday maths reasoning and problem solving

Tuesday reading activity

Good morning Year 2. I hope you had a good day yesterday. I have just got in from my early morning walk and thought you might like to see a photograph that I took.

I keep seeing slow worms wriggling across my path when I am walking. This is one that I saw today. Slow worms are not really worms. They are actually lizards with no legs! They look like little snakes. I think they are cute.

slow worm for website

Wednesday 3rd June

Wednesday maths fluency                                 Wednesday maths reasoning and problem solving

Wednesday English grammar activity

Wednesday geography layers of rainforest information

Wednesday geography rainforest animal activity

Thursday 4th June

Thursday maths fluency                                       Thursday maths reasoning and problem solving

Thursday English Souuth American animal fact file



Friday 5th June



Week beginning Monday 18th May - Ladbrooke Art Week

Miss Webster and Mrs Petrou have been busy creating a lovely art week for you. Read the message from them below.

In school the week before May half term is always an art week and we see no reason for this to change this year.  For one week only your children will focus solely on art.  Please look at the document attached/below.  The children can choose to focus on one challenge or if they are feeling very arty they may attempt them all.  As it is half term next week and no work will be set during this week, they could spend two weeks on these projects.

The theme is Nature Around Us and the challenges are based on using things they may find on their walks around parks and in your gardens to create art.  We hope you will have a lot of fun.  
We would then love to have a gallery of the children's work displayed on the website. If you would like  to, send a picture of your child holding their art work and tell us what they enjoyed most about this activity, you can email this to Mrs Petrou @ ctheo@ladbrooke.herts.sch.uk


Mrs Trott writing now:

If you send any pictures to Mrs Petrou can you copy me into the email and I will be able to see your pictures too.I think it might take Mrs Petrou quite a while to get all the pictures up onto the website as I'm sure that lots of people in the school will want to take part.

  I have also put together some information for you to read about 2 Brisith artists who were very inspired by nature. One is called Andy Goldsworthy and he is alive and working today. The other is a historical artist called William Morris. You can read about their work and be inspired by them. Twinkl provided most of the information.

Here are the links you need to the documents

Art activities for art week

Information about the artist Andy Goldsworthy

Information about the artist William Morris

Week beginnging Monday 11th May

I have a busier week than normal this week so I am putting the resources on early. Please carry on sending work for me to see. I always have time to see the work that the children have done.

English Activities for Week of 11th May

Maths Activities for Week of 11th May

Spelling for Week of 11th May

Corrected link to the week's geography

Art activity for anytime in the week

African map to label

Monday 11th May

English resources

Maths resource fluency        Maths resources problems

Tuesday 12th May

It was my turm to be in school yesterday and this week. All the teachers are taking turns. It was so strange to be there and not see any of you. But I'm happy to hear that you are safe at home and carrying on with your learning there.You should find everything that you need for today here. Have a good Tuesday.

English resources

Maths resources fluency        Maths resources problems

Wednesday 13th May

English resources

Maths resources - please use resources suggested on BBC bitesize lesson

Thursday 14th May

English Resources

Sheet for recording facts or use own book

Maths Resources fluency          Maths resources problems

Friday 15th May

No Maths or English Resources needed. Everrything is on the English or Maths  link at beginning of week






Week beginning Monday 4th May

Friday 8th May

Ignore anything that I gave you unless you really want to do it! It's a bank holiday. Enjoy celebrating V.E. day in the sunshine.

Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday 7th May

Everything you need is for English and maths is on the English and maths links at the start of the week. Geography work is to continue with the powerpoint you looked at yesterday


Wednesday 6th May

We are already at the middle of the week. I hope that everyone is well. It looks like the next few days are going to be very warm. I'm going to try to do as much work as I can in the morning so that I can enjoy the sunshine in the afternoon. I wonder how you will organise your days.

You will find details of the maths and English at the beginning of this week as before. I will put a link to the reading material that you will need today and some geography activities that you can use on Wednesday and Thursday. These will give you some more information about the continent of South America. 

Hope your work goes well and that you have plenty of time to play.

Wednesday's reading

Geography for the rest of this week.


Hello Year 2,

I hope that you had a good Monday. Thank you to everyone who has sent me pictures of their work. It was lovely to see the things that you had done. 

You can find the English and maths task on the link from yesterday. I will also put a separate link with the reading materials you will need for Tuesday's English task. I haven't done the maths sheets separately again as I can see that they are still available on the whiterose website with the video lessons. You can get them from there.

Tuesday's reading material

I will put a link with a geography task to label some landscapes/seascapes from North America. You might also like to draw or paint a landscape that you really like.

Tuesday's geography material

Have a very good day

This week's English tasks

This week's Maths tasks

You should be able to access the lesson online. Look below each day for a link to the worksheets needed.

This week's spellings

Monday 4th May

Reading materials for Monday's English -Christopher Columbus

Questions to use with Whiterose maths May 4th Y2

Questions to use with Whiterose maths May 4th Y1

 I haven't set a topic task today but you might like to to do an art acitiviy based on Christopher Columbus' journey. Many of his sailors were scared because they believed the seas that they were sailing over had many dangerous sea monsters. What do you think these sea monsters might have looked like in their imaginations? 

Create a picture of an imaginary sea monster using whatever art or modelling equipment you would like. You can email them to me. I'd love to see them.

Week beginning Monday 27th April

Friday 1st May

Hello again Year 2.

Well I hope the weather in May will be more like the beginning of April than the end. of April.  Soon we'll all need webbed feet like ducks if we go outside because it has rained so much.

Thank you for all the Mondrian pictures you have sent me this week, the writing and the topic work. I know for sure that some of you have been very busy. 

Today's English and maths work is all on Monday's sheet and I haven't set any new topic work today. 

I don't know if you noticed...this week's geography and art work was all about places in Europe...we are going to cross the Atlantic Ocean to reach a new continent next week. Do you know what that Continent is? (you might need to look back at your World map if you did it.)


If you are looking for ideas for something else to do this week, why not do some art work about ducks?...you could draw one, paint one, make a collage of one, even model one out of any modelling materials you have. Remember there are many different types of ducks so have a careful look at some photos of ducks first to get a good idea of the shapes and colours that you will need.

Have a lovely weekend, when this day is done. Look after yourselves and your families.




Thursday 30th April

Well yesterday was another rainy day. I don't know about you, but I found it easier to stay in and get some work done without the sun trying to pull me into a garden like a magnet.

I spent most of Wednesday working on some ideas for your English tasks next week and also some geography too. But first we have the rest of this week to do.

The English and Maths tasks are in Monday's links. I haven't added new geography for the next two days as there is more writing in English. 

If you haven't already done the tasks I set earlier in the week you could have a try at those. 

There's lots of other good ideas on the Twinkl home learning hub and daily lessons online...and different ones on TV iplayer to keep you busy and learning. 

Good luck everyone

Mrs Trott

Wednesday 29th April

What a rainy day it was yesterday. I hope that some of you were able to use the day to get some learning done in different ways.

Today's maths and English is on Monday's links again.

I have added another geography task about France for you to to do some time this week if you are able to. 

Learning about France


Tuesday 28th April

The English and maths are activities are found on Monday's links. I hope that everyone who wanted to managed to access the home learning hub on Twinkl. You need to register with twinkl as a parent using the link 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer        and then use the code CVDTWINKLEHELPS

It's all free during the lockdown period and there are some lovely activities there. You can even access old ones, in fact the work this week is based on something they posted last Friday.

I will put a geography and art activity here to be done some time this week if you have time. The art activity is a 7 page document I would suggest printing just page 7 if you can and reading the rest on the screen. It is some information about an artist called Piet Mondrian and there is an art activity suggesting based on his work. I ahve used information from the Twinkl site to make this, but I have put it all on the link here.

The geography activity is to do some research about any European country that you are interested in. It could be a country you have visited or have family in...or any other.

European countries activity

Mondrian art activity



Today's spellings and English work will be attached below.

The maths is a continuation of the White Rose maths lessons. Just continue from the lesson you reached last week.I think different people will have reached different places.

I will add a georgraphy activitiy later.


Spellings for the week

English for the week

Whiterose maths for the week




 Week beginning Monday 20th April

Friday 24th April

Hello year 2. We have got to the the end of another week. I hope you have all been having fun and doing some work. I have heard from lots of families this week and seen some pictures of the work that you have been doing so that is great. I have spent a long time today getting next week's English ready so I hope that you will have a go at all the activities when we get to next week.

You will find today's English and Maths in the link I put on for Monday 20th March.

Today's geography challenge is to learn the oceans of the world...but it is worth practising the continents again. The more we practise things the better they stick in our minds.

Geography challenge

World map to label oceans

Good luck with all the tasks and have a lovely weekend.

Thursday 23rd April

As before, today's English and maths are on Monday's link. Today's geography challenge is explained on the link below and there is a world map to label in the separate link.

Thursday's Geography challenge

World map to label


Wednesday 22nd April

You will find the maths and English for today on Monday's attacthment.

I hope that many of you managed to do some work drawing and/or labelling a map of the UK and the seas around it. 

Today I have put a link to a sheet to record some other things about the UK. You could print the sheet or copy out a simple table to write your information in. 

An extra challenge would be to find the name of a famous landmark and a flower or plant associated with each  country of the UK. you can research online or you can ask a grownup.

Table of information about the UK


As promised I will attach a map of the UK for you to print out and label if you are able to do this.

Map of Uk

Slightly easier map of the UK

There are clues on the maps on the boxes around the maps to help you with this task, but you could also search online for maps to help you. Remember that it often helps to write Map or UK for children (or for kids) on your google search as this might give you maps that are easier to read and understand.

Well I hope that everything went well on Monday. The English and the maths work can all be found on the link for Monday. 

I would also like you to revise the names of the countries and capital cities of the U.K. Remember there are four altogether. Can you remember where to find each one?

Can you also remember the names of the seas that surround the UK? 

I will try to find a map that you can print and label later on this morning. If you can't print at home you could try drawing the map yourself. It doesn't have to be perfect. Just look at a map on line and see if you can draw a similar shape. You can then mark the countries the cities and seas.

Have a nice day

Mrs Trott


Hello Year 2,

This week's English


Letter for parents

I really hope that you managed to have lots of fun during the holidays. I managed to do quite a bit of gardening and quite a lot of reading so for me it was fun.  I have also been for lots of walks as part of my daily exercise. The Joe Wiicks exercise is a bit too much like hard work for me. I have really enjoyed my walks in the woods. For the first time in years I have really noticed trees getting their leaves and catkins, lots of different wild flowers, including my favourite, bluebells and I have seen lots of insects like bees and butterflies enjoying the sunshine and collecting nectar. I have had lots of visitors to my garden...not people because at the moment, they aren't allowed. Instead I have had blackbirds, robins, goldfinches, sparrows, blue tits and other birds. It's lovely to hear them singing. I wonder if any of you have noticed things from nature that you dont' normally notice?


Today I am going to put a link to this week's English. It has the lessons for every day of this week, but if it takes you a long time to complete the day's task you can take two days instead of 1. See how you go. Dont' be lazy but also don't think that you need to spend hours and hours on one piece of work.

I suggest that you do some more work from White Rose maths . I will put the links here for 3 weeks of work. I put the first two weeks up for the holidays so some of you will have already done it. If so, go straight on to Week 3. If you haven't done the first two weeks you should try to do these weeks first. I think that you can probably do at least two lessons each day from week 1. They shouldn't be too dfficult as we have covered the work before in school.

I will also attach a letter to your parents. I want to check with them how you are doing and if you are able to use the work that I am setting. 

Have a good day

Mrs Trott





Weeks 3 & 4 - Easter Break

Well done, we've made it to the Easter Break. I won't be posting here every day but I thought it would be useful if I put a summary of some of the sites you could continue to use during the break if you want to.

Please make sure you do plenty of fun activities such as the ones suggested in your pack and others you can think of .

You might like to try this time capsule activity

Covid time capsule

Week 3 - Alphabet - Can you make an alphabet of animals?(make it trickier by sticking to just mammals if you like.)

Week 4 - Alphabet - Can you make an alphabet of food?

Summary sheet for Easter break if needed

Please feel free to send me pictures of any activities you have done if you would like me to see them.

Happy Holidays


Week 2

Friday 3rd April

Hello everyone. So we have reached the last day of the spring term. 

Your English work today was included on yesterday's sheet and your maths work is to do the next of the Whiterose maths lessons. (See Tuesday's link for details)

I won't be posting individual lessons over the next two weeks. However, later today I will put some suggestions that you might wish to do if you are looking for ways to keep busy over the Easter break. Sadly, you won't be able to do all the things that you normally do in the holidays, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. You just have to be creative and use your imagination.

I hope that you are all keeping well. It's very strange not to see you every day, but I have enjoyed seeing your work when your parents have sent me photographs of it. I'm very impressed that you are working hard and learning even when you can't come to school.

Happy Friday!


Thursday 2nd April

MC grammar live link is below



I hope that I have  better luck putting the work on here today. 

I have combined Thursday and Friday's English onto one sheet. 

For maths I would like you to use the Whiterose lessons that I linked on Tuesday 31st. If you haven't started them yet, just go to Week 1 and the first lesson. If you have already done the first lessons, then do the next lesson. I think these lessons are good because they teach you what to do as well as giving you work to practise. We have already covered these objectives in Year 2 but it is worth going over it again as fractions are an important part of maths and if you understand fully now it will be much easier as you go into Year 3.

English for Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd April

I would love to see some of your writing when you have done it. I think this is a funny picture and I might even have a go at writing about it myself this time. 

Just before I go...did you know that Otto has now got a new baby sister? Now there are two people in the class with new babies in their families, Sam and Otto. I think they are going to be extra busy helping their mums and dads with the babies. 

Wednesday 1st April

MC Grammar alert!

For all those of you who have been struggling to open my grammar sheet let me tell you a much better place to look for a grammar lesson.

Look on YouTube for MC Grammar live

Today MC Grammar taught all about nouns - proper nouns, common nouns and pronouns. Have a look at it.

On Friday his live lesson is about adjectives. You can learn his grammar songs to help you before Friday's lesson.

It's well worth a watch. Tell all your family too. It's for all ages.

Oh dear! You must think I've been playing an April Fool's trick on you. I have not put the English link on properly. I am working on trying to fix it. In the meantime, I think the maths links work.

New activity for suffix -ness on April 1st

Today is April Fools day. See if you can catch out someone in your family with a trick...but hurry you are supposed to play the trick before mid day.

I can hardly believe that it is mid week already. I hope that you are all doing really well and enjoying spending a lot of time with your lovely families. 

Today's activities are in the link below.

Wednesday's work

If you want to try something different. I have heard that a funny teacher called MC Grammar is about to start doing daily You Tube lessons. Why not check them out. Let others know if they are good.




I'm sure that most of you will have finished your school reading book by now. If you lots of your own books you will have plenty to keep you busy with reading, but if not, I strongly recommend you read the ebooks at the following site.


You can register for the site and then you can access ebooks that are written for your age. The books also have some little activities that you can do. I have just read the story of Rumpelstiltskin which was one of my favourite stories when I was your age. But there are lots more to read there including non-fiction books.

Alphabet Challenge

I am also going to set an alphabet challenge each week. Write the alphabet in your home working book...then look for something that begins with each letter.

This week's challenge is to find the name of a tree for as many of the letters as you can. I'm guessing there won't be tree names beginning with x or even q but perhaps I'm wrong. Who can find tree names for most of the letters?



Tuesday 31st March

Hello everyone. I hope that you are all well. I have put a link with today's activities and also for some maths lessons you can use from Whiterose. These lessons look really helpful so please use them if you can. 

Tuesday's activities

Whiterose maths activities to use each day



I realise that not everybody will have access to a printer to print out work that has been set, so I'm searching for alternatives to help.

I have had a look at the classroom secrets website, You can join something called Classroom Secrets kids for free and access some online maths, English and history games which are directed at each year group. The maths seems to be mainly multiplication, and some of you might be better to look at the Y3 maths games if you are already confident with x10, x5 and x2 but the website is definitely worth a look. You have to register with the website so a bit of help from parents is needed to get going but it is all free.

Hope this helps

Mrs Trott

Spellings for Week2

Monday 30th March

Dear Year 2,

I hope that you are all feeling well. I have put a reading and maths activity here for you. Don't forget that you can do some different things if you cannot print these activities. You can use numbots or TT rockstars to practise your maths, you can do some writing with Jane Considine's 'Super sentence stackers' or you could even write a book review about a favourite story explaining who the characters were, summarising what happened and recommending the book to others. 

I liked seeing the stories that some of you had written about the Dinosaur in the sea last week. I hope that some more of you will send me pictures of your work this week.

Don't forget to use Joe Wicks P.E teacher or the Fitter Future workouts to get some exercise..

Keep smiling and having fun

Mrs Trott

Mondays English

Mondays maths



Friday 27th March

The link I put up yesterday ready for today disappeared so here it a little late today.

Friday's work


Thursday 26th March

Good morning Year 2. I'm sure that all of you that have gardens to play in have been enjoying the lovely sunshine over the last two days. I think it's going to get a bit cooler but hopefully the warm sun will be back again soon.

I have given you some maths and English for tomorrow...the English is story writing, but if you have been writing with Jane Consodine and the super sentence stackers you can do that instead. 

If you look at the link below you will see that I have given you a picture with a ferocious looking dinosaur to write a story about. Don't forget you can photograph your work and ask mum or dad to email it to me if you would like to show it off. Perhaps I might even be able to post a good one on here so that your friends can see it too. 

Have a good Thursday,

Thursday's English and maths work


Wednesday 25th March

Hello Year 2,

I hope that you are all well. I' ve been busy all day looking online for things that you can do to keep learning. I hope that you are doing some. I had a go at some of the BBC teach supermovers maths dances but I got rather out of puff. I have suggested to Mr Smith that he learns Mr Pumpernickel's dance so he can do it for us when we are all back at school one day. Have a look at the dance and try to imagine Mr Smith doing it!

Wednesday is always grammar and spelling day in year 2 so your English work is all about using subordinating conjunctions - can you remember them? They are on the worksheet attached. I have also put some handwriting sheets which are also useful to help with your spelling. Don't try to do all the sheets at once. Take your time and do one a day...or even half a day.

Using subordinating conjunctions

Spelling and handwriting sheets

In maths  we are moving from addtion to subtraction

Maths tasks for 25th March

 I have looked on Youtube and found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKxQ33KcRWQ

It teaches you about subtraction and will be useful for the next couple of day's work.


New ideas for maths

Before you begin your maths activities why not go on line to BBC teach supermovers...there are lots of maths songs and dances there.

I suggest counting with John Farnworth, number bonds with Martin Dougan and money with Mr Pumpernickel for this week and next.



Click on the blue links to open the set tasks for English and maths each day.



Recommendations for some online English teaching

Dear Year 2

I have just found something on Youtube called:

Jane Considine – Super sentence Stackers

Every day Jane is going to teach some writing. She seems to be a lovely, friendly lady who will show you how to write really good sentences and give you the opportunity to share your writing with other people.

You are also welcome to send me some of the writing …take a photo and attach it to an email.

For the children in Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Petrou’s phonics group

Ruth Miskin Training -

There will be phonic lessons each day, teaching  Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 sounds. Each lesson remains there for 24 hours, but then will disappear.

You definitely don’t need to do the Set 1 sounds and probably not the set 2 sounds, but you might find the set 3 sounds useful to practise.

I haven't included links to these but they are easily found on Youtube if you search for the names


Year 2 Closure Work  March 2020




Home learning booklet 

This is the space where I will be publishing work for each day. Please don't forget to use the work that I sent you after parents evening as this is really useful for reinforcing all that we have covered in Y2 so far. If you don't already have this pack you can get a free login to Twinkl and download it directly from there. Look for Key Stage 1 SATs survival. There are two maths ones, one grammar one and one for reading.

If your child finds the work overly challenging it is fine to access the work for Year 1 (or if they find it too easy they might want to try some Year 3 activities) but it's best to stick to the Year 2 work if you can.

Keep learning and even more importantly, keep strong and healthy.

Mrs Trott

Juicy Fruit Kebabs

Year 2 have learnt that they should eat a healthy, balanced diet. A balanced diet should include lots of fruit and vegetables as well as other foods.

We designed and made our own juicy fruit kebabs. Take a look at our pictures. They might make you feel hungry!

Old MacDonald Had A Farm...

Year 2 have been learning about food and where it comes from. We visited Old Macdonad's farm in Essex to see the farm animals that provide so much of our food. There were also some animals that we definitely would not like to eat such as owls, wallabies, otters and even meerkats. 

In the morning we had fun walking round the farm seeing all the animals and then playing in the wonderful sand pit. Later on, the staff at the farm taught us about some of the animals and they allowed us to touch and feed some of them. Some of us were brave enough to throw mealworms to the meerkats! 

We washed our hands well before we had lunch because we had been touching the animals. Then we enjoyed our lunches.

After lunch we had time to go on all the exciting attractions at the farm such as the helter skelter, the train rides and the carousel. 

Before we knew it, it was time to go back to school. 

What a wonderful day out we had!

Aliens return to Ladbrooke...luckily they come in peace!


It seems that Ladbrooke has more than its fair share of alien invasions. One spaceship full of aliens visited in December for our Christmas show and now another bigger group has arrived at the beginning of January. While they were here, they took the opportunity to learn lots about human life. They took part in a singing assembly and they liked the singing so much that they stayed in the hall to dance their strange alien dances when the singing was over.

Some of them put on their invisibility cloak and crept silently around the school...taking great care not to disturb the large and rather scary humans in Year 6. The children of year 5 were kind enough to explain what their little pots of equipment were...wooden sticks called pencils and pens and rulers that the aliens thought were weapons.

Back in the Year 2 classroom the aliens learnt to write using human writing and then they even did some human multiplication. If one alien has 4 tentacles, how many tentacles will their be on 5 aliens?

The aliens were very confused at lunch time because they had chosen a red or green lunch. As one of them pointed out, none of the human food was actually red except for the ketchup.

After lunch the aliens drew pictures of their friends at home using oil pastels. You can see their lovely works of art at the end of the corridor on the way to the Key Stage 1 classrooms.

Now that the aliens have returned to their planet, all we have left is these pictures. See if you can recognise some familiar faces.


We want to tell the Universe the Good News...

Year 2 worked together with Year 1 to present our wonderful Christmas Show called Christmas with the aliens. In our show some aliens crashed on. They met some human chidren and when they had both got over their surprise, the children invited the aliens to visit their school. At school the children were practising their nativity play and so the aliens learnt the good news about the birth of Jesus. They eventually fixed their spaceship and took of to tell the whole universe about the birth of baby Jesus.

Here are some photographs of us all in action.