Summer Reading Challenge

Take time out this Summer with a good book!

The Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays.

This year, the Summer Reading Challenge’s Silly Squad will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children taking part in the Challenge will join the Silly Squad, an adventurous team of animals who love to have a laugh and get stuck into all sorts of funny books!

The Summer Reading Challenge website is free to access and features games, quizzes and downloadable activities that encourage children to take part in reading related activities.

Weekly Activities – 13.7.20

Good morning Class 2!

Well, we have come to the end of the school year and what a strange one it has been. I feel very fortunate that I had you as a class for the first half of the year and very sad that we weren’t able to continue our year together, as normal. You were a wonderful class that had so much enthusiasm for everything we did. Well done for all your hard work over the last few months. I have all those photographs of your lovely work and activities and it will be nice, at some point, to share those together.

Also, an enormous thank you to all the parents that have supported you, whilst home schooling. I’m sure there were some very stressful times but hopefully lots of memorable and positive moments too!

I wish you all a lovely Summer and look forward to us being together again in September.

During the last week of the school year, it’s normally more relaxed so please just dip into the activities for this week and do what you think you might enjoy.

Weekly activities 13.7.20

Spellings – Common Exception Words

Year 1 & 2 Common Exception Words:

·         Google ‘wordwall year 1/2 common exception words’ for lots of games.




·   (Year 1)

·    (Year 2)





Year 1 Maths Videos


Year 1 Maths Worksheets –Y1-Week-12-Worksheets

Year 1 Maths Answers – Y1-Week-12-Answers


Year 2 Maths Videos


Year 2 Maths Worksheets – Y2-Week-12-Worksheets

Year 2 Maths Answers – Y2-Week-12-Answers


English – Transition Work

Transition Diary Year 1 to 2

Transition Year 1 to Year 2

Transition Diary Year 2 to 3

Spreading my wings from Year 2 to 3

PE – See Weekly Plan

Music – See Weekly Plan


Art – Make a fortune Teller



RSHE – 2020 Time Capsule



Science – Pond Dipping

Pond activities and Identification

Forest School

Make a camp fire – Building Camp Fires Safely

Make S’mores





Weekly Activities – 6.7.20

Good morning Class 2!

I hope you are all ready to begin Archie’s Kenyan Safari Challenge. The forecast is looking good for running, cycling, walking or however you are going to clock up the miles. Good luck everyone!


Weekly Activities 6.7.20

Year 1 – Plurals: Adding ‘s’ and ‘es’

Adding-s-and-es-to-make-plurals PowerPoint


Year 1 Plurals work:


Singular and Plural work

Wordwall Games

Year 2 – Possessive Apostrophes

Apostrophes PowerPoint

BBC Bitesize Video – Apostrophes

Possessive-Apostrophes sentence work

Apostrophe Quiz

Wordwall Games     singular-nouns


Year 1 Maths Videos


Year 1 Maths Worksheets – Y1-Week-11-Worksheets

Year 1 Maths worksheet Answers – Y1-Week-11-Answers


Year 2 Maths Videos



Year 2 Maths Worksheets – Y2-Week-11-Worksheets

Year 2 Maths Worksheet Answers – Y2-Week-11-Answers


English – Mama Panya’s Pancakes

Story PowerPoint – Mama Panya’s Pancakes Story


Reading Comprehension – Reading-comprehension-for-Mama-Panya

Diary entry – Things to include poster – Diary-writing-helpful-hints-prompt-sheet-display-poster

Diary entry – Template for writing – Blank-Writing-Frames for diary

Make your own pancakes –


Andy’s Wild Workout – Arctic


Cosmic Kids Yoga – The Twits



Lesson 3 – Super Striker


Lesson 4 – Creative Cricketer


Create your own ‘Family Sports Day’. (See Weekly Plan)


Geography – Kenya

Introduction to Kenya –

A day in the life of a child in urban Kenya –

Venn diagram to compare Kenya with the UK – Similarities and differences between UK and Kenya


Art – Tree of Life

Follow the sequence of lessons to create your own ‘Tree of Life’.

Tree of Life background –


Drawing the curly tree


Painting the tree


Adding layered patterns


Music – Body Percussion


Story time – See Weekly plan

RSHE – Dental Buddy: Healthy eating to protect our teeth

Dental_Buddy Eatwell PowerPoint

Design a healthy meal – Plan-a-healthy-meal-activity-sheet

Healthy Eating Word search – Healthy Eating Word Search

Healthy Eating board game – Healthy Eating and Living Board Game

Forest School – See Weekly plan


Weekly Activities – 29.6.20

Good morning Class 2! We have 3 weeks left of the Summer term and it’s such a shame that we are not all together as we should be.

We have missed out on many fun things, including our class trip.

Click below for some virtual tours and museums, educational sites and galleries.

Have a lovely week everyone!

Weekly Activities 29.6.20

Year 1 – Exclamation marks PowerPoint – Exclamation Marks

Year 1 – Capital Letters – Capital letters powerpoint

Year 1 – Capital letters Task – Toy Story sentences


Year 2 – Different types of sentences PowerPoint – Statements, Questions, Commands & Exclamations


Year 1 Maths Videos


Year 1 Maths Worksheets – Y1-Week-10-Worksheets

Year 1 Maths Answers – Y1-Week-10-Answers


Year 2 Maths Videos



Year 2 Maths Worksheets – Y2-Week-10-Worksheets

Year 2 Maths Answers – Y2-Week-10-Answers


English – The Secret of Black Rock

The Secret of Black Rock New Story


Andy’s Wild Workout – The Undergrowth


Cosmic Kids Yoga – The Wizard of Oz


Tennis Skills –

Cricket Skills

Lesson 1 – Cool Catcher


Lesson 2 – Brilliant Bowler


Science Experiments – See Weekly Plan

Geography – Finding out about Kenya – See Weekly Plan


Art – African Animals – African Animal pictures



Art – African Animal Masks – Cheetah Mask Panther Mask Giraffe Mask Zebra Mask Lion Mask


Music –


Story Time – See Weekly Plan


RSHE – Keeping your teeth and mouth healthy

Dental Buddy PowerPoint

Dental Buddy Picture to colour – Dental Buddy

Tooth Fairy Teeth Tracker – Tooth Fairy Teeth Tracker

Tooth Fairy Door Hanger – Tooth fairy door hanger


Forest School – How Does You Garden Grow? See Weekly Plan

Woodlands trust –


Mice Bubble

We have enjoyed bridge building, this week. The children tested the strength of four different types of bridges before using what they had learnt to design their own bridges. We then used weights to test the strength. Archie’s bridge was the strongest, holding 5kg 800g! 

We have been enjoying the lovely weather, having our lunch outside. In this photograph, the children are wearing the animal masks that they have made ready for Archie’s Kenyan challenge.


More maths

Please find below some additional maths work for those children that may feel confident with the daily lessons and feel they need more of a challenge.

There are sets of work for each area of maths that you could give your child, to see if they can tackle it independently.

There are also some greater depth maths tasks to have a go at, if you wish.


Year-2-Place Value Answers


Year 2 – Addition and Subtraction


Year-2-Multiplication Answers




Year-2-Money Answers


Year-2-Fractions Answers


Year-2-Time Answers

Greater depth Maths Tasks

The Oxford Owl booklet below has short activities covering all areas of maths in Year 2. Starting on page 9, begin with the ‘Mastery’ tasks and if you would like a challenge have a go at the ‘Mastery with Greater Depth’ tasks.

Oxford Owl Maths Booklet



The Titanic

Sam and Mollie have a relative who composed a piece of music called The Sinking of the Titanic. Here is a clip of the piece of music:

Here are the orchestra performing the piece:

When composing this piece he interviewed two ladies who survived the disaster. One of the ladies was 9 years old when the ship sank, she escaped on a lifeboat but unfortunately her father stayed on the ship and didn’t survive. The other lady also got into a lifeboat and comforted another child with a music box she had with her.

Sam and Mollie had a talk on Zoom with Gavin Bryars the composer. They asked him lots of questions about the Titanic and his wonderful music.

Thank you Sam and Mollie (and Mum!) for sending us this fascinating information!


Weekly Activities – 22.6.20

Good morning Class 2! I hope you are all very well.

After a lot of rain, the warmer weather is returning so you can enjoy being outdoors more.

Have a great week and I hope you enjoy doing some of the activities. Don’t forget to look at the ‘Weekly Plan’ for the details of what to do.

Weekly Activities 22.6.20

Year 1 – Question Marks


The 5 W’s needed for a story song  –

Wordwall Questions Quiz


PowerPoint – Complete each sentence with a question word – Question word game

Complete the questions sheet – Question marks

Write your own sentence starting with these question words – Question words

Year 2 – Verbs and Averbs

What is a verb? –

What is an adverb? –


Verbs and Adverbs PowerPoint

Adverbs sheet

Word wall game (Verbs) –

Word wall game (Adverbs) –

More games –

Year 1 Maths videos


Year 1 Maths Worksheets – Y1-Week-9-Worksheets

Year 1 maths Answers – Y1-Week-9-Answers

Year 2 Maths Videos


Year 2 Maths Worksheets – Y2-Week-9-Worksheets

Year 2 Maths Answers –  Y2-Week-9-Answers

English – The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd Stanton

The Secret of Black Rock PowerPoint


The Secret of Black Rock Activities

PE – Andy’s Wild Workout – Deserts


Tennis Skills – See Weekly Plan

Science – Bridge Building

Science – Bridge Building

History – Titanic v Symphony of the Seas

Symphony of the Seas PowerPoint

Art – Toilet Roll Projector (See Weekly Plan)

Music – Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside



Virtual Piano

Story Time

RSHE – An Act of Kindness (See Weekly Plan)

Forest School – Mud Faces (See Weekly Plan)


Seaside Leaflets

The children in the ‘Mice’ bubble have worked really hard, this week, on their seaside leaflets. They have thought of the name of their town, drawn a map to show the layout and decided what seaside features they were going to include. They then designed the front cover, wrote about some of the features and drew pictures to go with them. Well done everyone, they look great!

Testing our boats

This afternoon, the children tested their boats to see if they would float and if they could hold any weight.

All the boats floated very well but Archie’s held the weights for the longest amount of time before letting water on board. After talking about our designs the children agreed that next time they would make the hull of their boats deeper so that when weight was added they didn’t sink. The boats were more like rafts.
The children were keen to make another one!