Hello Year 2! 

It has been so nice to see lots of youI have enjoyed being able to speak to you properly and catch up on the things you have been up to. 

This week is our transport topic! I know that you are all magnificent story writers with lots of imagination and brilliant descriptions. Could you design and make your own mode of transport? Think about the air, water or land and how you could get from one place to another. Could your transport be able to move on all three? Use some of the information you have learnt in your topic sessions from the online learning and see if you can add extra detail. If you can, don’t forget to take a photograph or video and send it to the email year2@eastbierleyprimary.com or tweet us at @eastbierleyPS.  

You can keep up to date with the school Twitter account to see some of the things we have been doing in class. This week we will be looking at how transport has changed over the last 100 years. Could you do some research and create your own PowerPoint or poster? As well as completing some work, keep active and get some fresh air whenever you can, keeping your mental health in check is the most important thing at the moment so look after yourselves.  

This week I have set some MyMaths tasks and more Kahoots! Don’t forget you can always use the old Kahoot pins if you missed some and even complete it again to try and beat your score! Spelling shed, TT Rockstars and Numbots are available as usual.  


While focusing on transport for this week, the Kahoot! topics are:  

  • Maths  Word Problems -09898578 
  • Topic – Music recap 05223735 
  • Topic – Famous BAME people recap 01534882 
  • Topic – Transport - 02095557 


This week I will be having my lunch on the moor from 11.45am till 12.15pm on Wednesday if you want to come by for a socially distant catch up. Keep yourselves safe and look after the people around you, I look forward to hearing from you all.  

Miss Papamichael

Weekly Maths Tasks

Select containers, this could be different sized glasses, jugs, bowls etc…Predict which will hold the most/least water. Pour cups of water to see which holds the most/least. For objects that are similar in size, predict how much water it will hold and then use a measuring jug to read the capacity.  
Create your own vehicle by drawing different 2D shapes to make it. You can be as creative as you want to be.  
Find a book. Can you find 3 items which are heavier than the book and 3 items which are lighter than the book?  
Look outside a window for 5 minutes or sit in a quiet spot outside. Tally the different types of transport that passes by. Can you record this information in a bar chart or pictogram?  
Can you measure the temperature of each room in your home using a thermometer (you can download a free one on most phones)? Which room is the hottest/coldest? Discuss why this might be? Repeat the activity at a different time of the day, has the temperature changed? Why?  

Weekly Reading Tasks

Choose a type of transport to research about online with an adult. What have you found out? 
Listen to Hey! Get off our Train. Order the events from the story using simple sentences, illustrations or both. 
Make a book marker based on a vehicle you like from the past and present. Can you use this in a book about transport?  
Look through a newspaper or magazine and list the different types of transport found. Record these in a table.  
Make some masks for the characters in the story, ‘Whatever Next?’. Share the story with a family member at home or on Facetime.  


Weekly Phonics and Spelling Tasks

Make an A-Z list of transport vehicles you know. Think about transport from the past and the present.  
Play a game using split digraphs: a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e. On a post it, write the split digraphs and think of things for each split digraph.  For example: plate, stone, flute 
Spell the Common Exception words in a fun way using this online game, ‘Spooky Spelling’. 
List adjectives to describe past and present vehicles? Can you use alliteration e.g. charging chariot, valuable van? 
Use these KS1 words in sentences about transport: water, move, climb, push, pull, pass and because.  

Weekly Writing Tasks

Draw pictures of vehicles used in an emergency. What colours are they? Do they have any writing on the vehicles? What do you notice about the writing on the vehicle? Can you write facts about each vehicle? 
Can you draw pictures of a vehicle from the past and present? Label the parts of the vehicles and think about the different materials used.  
Write a journey story in the role of a transport driver. This could be a pilot, a boat captain or an astronaut for example.  
Write a set of instructions on how to stay safe on the road. What do you need to do when crossing the road? Who can help cross a busy road? Include adverbs such as: carefully, slowly, cautiously.  
Visit the Literacy Shed for this wonderful resource on The Bridge or your child can write a list poem about a boat, a train, a plane or even a submarine.  

E.g. Wooden tracks sleep, roaring wheels charge, smoky engines smoke.  


Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about transport. Learning may focus on modes of transport, transport in the past, the science behind transport, road safety and how to be safe around water.  


  • Transport Through Time!- Support your child to create a timeline of transport from the past to the present. Find a selection of photographs and  place them in the correct order. Take a look at these online resources from the transport museum to help you. Create a booklet about different forms of transport. Find out about the first aeroplanes. Who was the first person to fly in one? Who invented the first train? Look at pictures of the penny-farthing. Why do you think we don't ride them today? What makes racing bikes different from mountain bikes?  
  • Moving Models- With your child find some junk modelling around the house and support them make a model car that moves or use Lego. Test it out in the garden or during your daily walk. Does the car move faster or slower on a ramp? Why/why not?  
  • Float your Boat!- Using a variety of materials, work with your child to make boats out of junk e.g. wood, plastic , paper,  polystyrene etc. Make a prediction about whether or not you will float and then test them to see which floats the longest. Can your child summarise why this boat floated for the longest?  
  • Transport Across Europe- Show your child a map of Europe (You can use Google Maps if you don’t have a paper one available). Research the different means of transport in France, Mexico and India. Compare them to see which means of transport we have in common. Why are some modes of transport more popular in some countries? Create an information report on one chosen mode of transport. Include the appearance, age and what it’s commonly used for.  
  • Wacky Wheels- Cut out a circle from an old cardboard box. Ask your child to create a wheel print using this template and paint. If you do not have paint, your child could draw around the circle and create a repeating pattern. Look at this Sonia Delaunay print for inspiration. Share at #TheLearningProjects 

STEM Learning Opportunities

Brilliant Boats 

  • Use tinfoil to create a simple boat design. Try testing it by seeing how many coins it will hold.  
  • What shape makes the best boat?  
  • Don’t forget to recycle the tinfoil after using it! 


Numbots and MyMaths Your child can access these with their individual log ins.

White Rose Maths online maths lessons. Watch a lesson video and complete the worksheet (can be downloaded and completed digitally).

Mastery Mathematics Learning Packs Learning packs with a range of different activities and lessons. There are notes on how to do these activities with your children.

Y2 Talk for writing booklets are an excellent resource to support your child’s speaking and listening, reading and writing skills.