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Please use these resources to support your child's learning. I will keep these updated on a regular basis so please try to check back daily. Please keep smiling,keep reading, enjoy the sunshine and have a look at the activities below. I would love to see some photos of the creative things you are getting up to.

Please get in touch with the school office to send things in, or if you have any questions at all.



Thank you,

Miss Gill and Mrs Saunders.

The Boy Who Lived with Dragons.

The Boy Who Lived With Dragons. Author: Andy Shepherd Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie.
Enjoy the story - ask your children to fill you in on what has happened so far!

Qs: Who is your favourite character? Who is your least favourite character? Why?
What type of dragon would you like to have? What powers would it have?
What do you think will happen next?

There are some fantastic resources available on the author's website: https://www.andyshepherdwriter.co.uk/

Following instructions from the Publishers, please only share this video with your children and not in public, eg on Facebook.

Chapter 19 Revenge of the Monstrous Marrow

Chapter 20 The Hedge that Hung on

Chapter 21 When things are not what they seem

Thank you so much for all joining in with the photo challenge. You all sent in some beautiful pictures that really made me smile as they were all so different and colourful! smiley

I hope you enjoy looking through some of them. Can you spot yours? 

Play Based Learning


Play is still a huge part of learning in Year 2. Please see the websites below for some creative ideas that may be useful over the coming weeks.






If you are trying to stick to our normal timetable, today would be:

Monday 30th March

9 - 10 - PE

10 - 11 - RWI Phonics

11 - 12 - PE

Afternoon: Topic SS Great Britain


Did you join in with Joe Wick's PE on last week? How was it? 
Miss Gill found it very tiring but fun!

Why not try some of Mr. Bulbeck's ideas below and enjoy the sunshine.

9:00am: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1



Tuesday 31st March

9-10: Maths

10 - 11: Guided Reading - Please see: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b00jdlm2/cbeebies-bedtime-stories 

and attached comprehension questions below. Choose a story to enjoy together.

11 - 12: English

Afternoon: Mindfulness - please see Smiling Mind website below.

                 Computing: https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/what-we-offer/discovery-education-coding/

username: student3808.    p/w: curry8

Children are familiar with Espresso Coding. Can they retell a story in the Challenge zone?


Wednesday 1st April

9-10: Maths

10-11: RWI Phonics (dots and dashes)

11-12: English

Afternoon: RE (Mrs. Morley - please see below)



Thursday 2nd April

9-10: Maths

10-11: RWI Phonics (dictation - adult to read sentence out loud, child to write it down.)

Can you use the 'ed' words in a silly sentence? 

11-12: English

Afternoon: PSHE - Healthy Eatings *see below*


Friday 3rd April

9-10: Show and Share/ Show and Tell. Have you seen anything interesting you would like to share when we come back to school?

10-11: Maths 

11-12: English

Afternoon: Friday photo challenge





Topic: Monday 30th March.

The SS Great Britain.


Visit https://www.ssgreatbritain.org/brunel-institute/learning/full-steam-ahead and play the game "Full Steam Ahead".

Have a go at designing your own ship, just like Brunel by choosing the hull and sails. Does the material change how well the ship sails? Is it best to built from wood or iron?

Can your ship pass all the challenges?




*Parents, please see PDF below for more information.


Full Steam Ahead (SS Great Britain)

Tuesday 31st March: Guided Reading Comprehension Questions

Picture 1

Thursday 2nd April. PSHE - Healthy Eating

We are currently looking at Fractions.

Some websites you might find useful include:


Top marks has links to a range of different online games. We use these most at school in our afternoon ‘Quick Maths’ sessions. 


There are a number of games available online here – particularly useful for addition and subtraction.


BBC Bitesize – KS1 is very child friendly and often plays a video accompanied by a short game or quiz.


We have been using the Super Movers videos to help us sing and learn our 2x, 5x and 10x tables.


Nrich is a great resource for word problems and challenges to develop reasoning skills.


The Maths Factor has also been made available for free to create an account. It has lots of games and a times tables check for the 2x, 5x, and 10x tables.

Fractions - The White Rose Maths Team.

In Elver class, children are familiar with White Rose Maths and their style of questions. They have produced lessons which will be updated in the weeks to come on their website (link below). Every lesson comes with a short video explaining the maths, an activity sheet and the answers.



Tuesday 31st March: Find a quarter (week 1, lesson 5 )

Wednesday 1st April: Recognise a third (week 2, lesson 1)

Thursday 2nd April: Find a third (week 2, lesson 2)


We start every Maths lesson with a Flashback starter to reinforce previous learning. 

It may be helpful to remind children of key vocabulary.

Addition: sum, total, altogether

Subtraction: difference, take away, subtract

Multiplication: times, groups of, lots of, multiply


Division: divide, share, shared between



RWI Phonics and Spelling Patterns:


In both of our RWI groups we have been using the Year 2 Common Exception Words as the basis for our weekly spellings. Please see below ideas to help practise these including word searches and a range of activities under "Spelling Menu".

Monday 30th March

RWI - adding the suffix -ed (3)


Hello, fellow Star Spellers. It’s Zeta here. Today I am going to show you how to add -ed to words that end in e.

                                                For example:








                                                Let’s play My turn/Your turn to say all of the words.








          Did you notice that they all end in a consonant +?

      To make the past tense, we have to drop the e before adding -ed.

                                                Turn to your partner and say:

                                                Drop the e before adding -ed.



                  Can you complete this using the new rule? 

                                                tickle tickled 

                                                rattle rattled

                                                shade =         

                                                fine =

                                                phone =

                                                rule = 


Wednesday 1st April. Dots and Dashes

Thursday 2nd April - Dictation sentences

Thursday 2nd April - Can you put these words into a sentence?


In English we will be looking at Information Texts to write our own Non-Chronological Report on the SS Great Britain.

Please see here for guidance: https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-non-chronological-report



Tuesday 31st March: LO: I can write a sub-heading.

Last week, we identified the key features in a non-chronological report including the title, information grouped into paragraphs with sub-headings, facts and pictures with labels.


Today, read through each paragraph and suggest a good sub-heading for each.

*Your sub-heading should tell the reader what the paragraph is about.


Challenge: Can you sort the information into the correct sub-headings? 


Wednesday 1st April / Thursday 2nd April

We have learnt lots so far about the key features of a Non Chronological Report (information text) and we will be writing our own reports about Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

You know so much about Brunel *think back to our story map!*


Choose from the subheadings below and write a paragraph (5/6 sentences) about it.


The Thames Tunnel Company (Marc laid the first brick, Isambard the second, flooded)

The Clifton Suspension Bridge (Bristol, designs rejected, submitted again)

The Great Western Railway (London to Bristol, surveyed the land)

The SS Great Britain (Greatest ship, Atlantic in record time)

His Childhood (circles, school, France)

His Family (Marc, beautiful Mary Horsely) 



Visit the BBC Bitesize website to help you remember some of the facts.



Watch this longer video if you want more information on Brunel's life. 


Remember to think, say, write, read and then check your sentence. Use the toolkit below to help you.

Challenge yourself by writing a paragraph about more than one subheading.
Check you have done all of the things on the toolkit. 








English Challenge Box:


We have been practising Mindfulness in the classroom using the Smiling Mind website. It is free to create an account and there are a number of resources for children.

All programmes - Youth programmes - 7-9 year olds.

Our current favourite to listen to is "My Internal Weather" which encourages children to think about how their feelings can change, just as the weather does.

Children could then draw a picture of what their 'internal weather' looks like each day and notice how this changes. 

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind 1

Mr Bulbeck's Home Exercises Key Stage 1 PE



Fitness exercises you can do in you r home or garden.


*Star Jumps

*Spotty Dogs


*Touch Jumps (touch the floor and jump up high)

*Running on the Spot




Shapes - Straight (long and thin)

Star (long and wide)

Tuck (small)

Straddle ( bend at hips, legs straight and apart with arms shadowing)

Pike (same as straddle but legs together)


Balances - Large and Small body parts

Create sequences using the above shapes and balances as well as jumps and rolls.



PE with The Body Coach (youtube) Mon-Fri 9am.

PE with The Body Coach (youtube) Mon-Fri 9am. 1