Year 2

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?

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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      Today's English lesson

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

China mapwork sheet       China lesson

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

Mrs Trott's lesson about Chinese school


Friday 12th June

 Today's English is a continuation of yesterday

Maths is the Whiterose challenge lesson  - watch on

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

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 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

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