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!