Year 2

Week beginning Monday 13th July

Well it was so lovely to see you all this morning. You all looked really well and I'm sure most of you are quite a lot taller than I remember you! 

Latest news. I am now putting the screencast lessons on here using vimeo. For some reason every lesson appears 3 times. I don't know how to stop this. You only need watch one of them.

The password for all of them is   ladbrooke2  (It is all in lowercase with no space before the 2)

It seems that there is a problem with the screencast lessons...I have put too many on this month. I didn't know there was a limit, they must have buried that in what they call the 'small print'. I will have to try to switch to the premier version and hopefully this will make these lessons available again. I will do that when I get home this evening as screencast doesn't work at all from school.

Don't forget to look out for the video from Mrs La Frenais. That won't be affected by the problems with mine. 

This week is the last week of term and I am really looking forward to seeing many of you on the school field on Tuesday so that we can say goodbye for now and I can give you all your work from the year. If you have things that you would like to show me that you have done, you can bring that with you, but I will have to take it away and look at it later as there won't be time on the field. Otherwise you can bring it to show me or your new teacher Mrs La Frenais next year.Ofcourse if you do some work this week and want to send me a photo of it, that is great too.

Our maths this week is all about time.  Spellings are some more red words and English is to write a story. There will be lessons to help you do this.

Week's spellings       Whiterose maths for wk bg 13th July 

Plan of week    Optional Learning Objective strips for English all week


Monday 13th July

Englsih screencast lesson (story beginning)

Maths fluency sheets             Maths problems sheets

Topci screencast  lesson

Optional topic worksheet


Tuesday 14th July

English screencast lesson (story build up)

Maths fluency sheets         Maths problems sheets


Wednesday 15th July

English Screencast lesson (Big problem)

Maths fluency sheet      Maths problem sheets

Topic screencast lesson

 Optional topic worksheet


Thursday 16th July 

English screencast lesson (story ending)

Maths fluency sheets      Maths problems sheets


Friday 17th July

English - Make a cover or some illustrations for your magic story

Maths story challenge

Naughty gnome maths mystery sheets

Ottto's marvellous maths certificate  Take a look at this great certificate that Otto was awarded.

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

Sock Olympics and Health and fitness activity sheets

Monday 6th July

Screencast of English lesson

Screencast of Healthy living lesson

Maths fluency sheets     maths problem solving sheets

Tuesday 7th July

Screencast of English lesson

Maths fluency         Maths problem solving

Screencast of Foodgroups lesson

Wednesday 8th July

Screencast of English lessonpart 1

Screencast of English lesson part 2

Maths fluency          Maths problem solving

Screencast of balanced diet lesson

Divided plate sheet

Thursday 9th July

Screencast of English lesson

Optional English planning sheet     

Change of lesson from original plan

Screencast for everyone except Flossie

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

optional English recording sheet

Maths fluency worksheet            Maths problem solving worksheet

Science screencast - vocabulary for food chains

Tuesday 30th June

Screencast of English

Maths fluency worksheet            Maths problem solving worksheet

Science screencast food chains

Label the parts of a food chain sheet

Wednesday 1st July

Screencast of English

Maths fluency worksheet            Maths problem solvng worksheet

Science - sorting food chains  Science screencast

Thursday 2nd July

Screencast of English part 1  

part 2

Spelling test for today or tomorrow   

Maths fluency worksheets          Maths problem solving worksheets

Science - creating food chains   

Friday 3rd July

Screencast of English

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 )         Spellings for the week

Monday 22nd June

English Screencast of runaway iceberg story    

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

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

Tuesday 23rd June

English screencast of Emperor Penguins lesson

Emperor penguins reading comprehension sheets

Maths fluency sheets              Maths problem solving sheets

 History Screencast of Scott of the Antarctic lesson

Scott recording sheet

Wednesday 24th June  

English Screencast of Lifecycle of Emperor penguins lesson

BBC teach lifeccyles video clip

Lifecycle maker sheet

Maths fluency sheets                Maths problem solving sheets

Science Screencast of Antarctic animals

Art - Draw an emperor penguin link  or look for Orca, seal or dolphin

Thursday 25th June

English Screencast lesson - writing a lifecycle

Learning objective and success criteria for English

screencast of spelling test to use today or Friday

Maths fluency sheets               Maths problem solving sheets    

Science Screencast lesson science investigation of ice melting

ice-melt worksheet   

Friday 26th June

English   screencast lesson editing and completing lifecycle work

Maths - see the whiterose weekly challenge

Science - Screencast of results of science investigation

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

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

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

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   ( quiz lesson was too long)

Tuesday 16th June

English screencast lesson

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

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

Wednesday 17th June

English screencast lesson about Tiddalik

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                  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

English screencast lesson How the birds got their colours

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

Optional copy of the story    character comparison sheet

White rose maths challenge

That's all folks!