Hello Year 2!

I am really missing seeing all your happy, smiling faces around school. I hope you are all staying safe and I can’t wait to catch up with you as soon as this is all over! It’s been really nice to speak to you all this week, it’s lovely to hear how excited you are when I call.  Keep active whenever you can. Playing outside is a great way to exercise and keep your heart and brain healthy. It is important not to be stressed at this time so please don’t worry about completing everything I set, it’s about spending time with your family and completing work when you can. It has been so nice that many of you have been sharing your work with me via the email year2@eastbierleyprimary.com and I would love to see more of our class appearing on Twitter! I am more than happy to forward photographs to Mrs Upham for Twitter with your permission but don’t forget you can also upload it yourself by tweeting us at @eastbierleyPS.

I have seen that lots of you are completing learning online, this is lovely to see and I will make sure I send you comments on all your hard work as soon as I can. Kahoots are more popular again this week now they are all working, there are so many of you who have been smashing them all!  This week Lucy and I have done some more baking and we made our own adding machine! This is something we did at school a couple of weeks ago and I would love for you to get involved. I have been thinking of a way to make a subtracting machine but I can’t seem to figure it out, maybe you could have a go and send me your inventions! I’m sure you will be more successful than me with your fantastic brains.  Let’s make that this week’s challenge. If you create a mathematical machine, send me a photograph of your finished product with your permission for it to be shared via the Year 2 class email and I will try to share photographs of the finished products with permission on Sunday with the class.

This week we are going to be learning more about how we can help the environment. I look forward to reading your weather descriptions. This week’s Kahoots are focused on multiplication and partitioning in maths, sentence types in SPaG, key comprehension skills in guided reading, tricky words and blending in phonics and how plants grow from seeds in science.

Keep yourselves safe and look after the people around you,

I look forward to hearing from you all.

Miss Papamichael

Weekly Maths Tasks

Working on Numbots - your child will have an individual login to access this.

Play on Number Balance - play levels 1, 2 and 3. Make the scales equal by ensuring that both sides total the same value.

Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. This game could support this.

Look out of your window or stand in your front garden and count how many cars go past. You could even complete this on one of your daily walks or bike rides! What is the most popular colour that passes? What is the least popular colour that passes? Could you record the results as a tally chart or bar chart?

Practise telling the time. This could be done through this game (scroll down to access the game). Read to the hour and half hour.

Choose a number between 10 and 20. How many different ways can this number be partitioned? Do bigger numbers have more ways they can be partitioned? Why is this the case?

Weekly Reading Tasks

Listen to the information video about caring for the environment. Discuss with your child after. Watch

Choose a story to read. This could be a book you have at home or one fromReading Planet. Alternatively, you could listen to a story here or here. Can you create your own storyboard of the main events? Can you use your storyboard to retell the story to someone else?  Which storyboard have I created using the computer? Could you use the computer?

Find and read a book aloud about materials, or use these word cards and discuss the materials you find and place them in alphabetical order. You could even play some of the games on the website with your cards.

Place the words onto paper and read them out aloud: environment, recycle, reuse, conserve, care, helpful, reduce, waste, newspaper, cardboard, tins, bottles. Can you put the sound buttons on and draw a picture to go with each one?

Listen to Newsround and discuss what has been happening in the world this week. What new things have you found out?

Register on Reading Planet and you will have access to a range of the reading books we use in school. Once you have registered, I will need to confirm your registration so please keep checking back - Register Here

Weekly Phonics and Spelling Tasks

Daily phonics - your child to practice their sounds and blend words. Interactive games found on link below.

Phonics play

Top Marks


Spell the days of the week

Spell common exception words

Spelling City

Weekly Writing Tasks

Write a ‘thank you’ letter to the people who collect your rubbish and recycling. What could you include in your letter? Can you think of any questions you could ask about recycling or where the rubbish goes?

Can you write a description of what it might be like in different weather types or extreme weather scenarios?

Sunshine                   heatwave

Wind                          tornado

Rain                           storm

My example is about a tsunami.

As the huge, crashing waves came over the beach my heart began to sink. I heard the cold, harsh screams of the people in its path and felt the cold, wet splashes on my face. There was water everywhere.

Can you research how a rainbow is made and then try to write a set of instructions to make one yourself?

Other Learning Resources

Additional phonics support can be found here:


Additional work can be found here:


Kahoot PINs

New PINs

Plants – 04369095

High frequency words spellings – 0875646

Types of sentences – 02371953

Multiplication – 05570412

Multiplication problems – 02325525

Partitioning numbers – 02872995

Previous Topic PINs

Maps and compass points – 05252213

Plants animals and their habitats – 05872501

Physical and human geography – 06897420

Food chains – 03652153

UK vs Brazil – 01642050

Living things and their habitats – 03414084

Previous Maths PINs

Addition – 1 digit and 1 digit – 09539238

Addition – 2 digit and tens– 01037148

Addition – 1 digit and 2 digit – 09034621

Addition – 2 digit and 2 digit – 06007662

Odd and Even numbers – 02320774

Multiplication and Division – 02198852

Finishing patterns – 06651036

Sequencing shape patterns – 01505545

Previous English PINS

Georges Marvellous Medicine – Chapter 3 – 03395577

Georges Marvellous Medicine – recap – 08362845

Phonics phase 3 – 07160512

Reading comprehension – 03815989

CEW -  06480538

Prefixes and Suffixes – 04038091

Conjunctions – 06696232

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about the environment. Learning may focus on changes to different environments, the impact of humans on environments, climate change etc .

Create a chart to record the weather. Label the chart with days of the week and record the weather at different points in the day. Can you write down key words and take a photograph of the sky. Does it change in the week? This link may help.

Watch the weather report on T.V. How do they describe the weather? What do you notice about the map? Can you find East Bierley on the map? Have they got symbols when they are talking about the weather?

Weather reporter: Pick a day that you would like to present as a weather reporter. Can you create some symbols to use when you are talking about the weather? Can you talk about the weather in your local area and maybe compare to another place in the UK?

Create a weather wreath. Using different materials can your child design a weather wreath? Encourage them to think about the symbols used in your weather report.

What a load of rubbish!  With your child look at the rubbish as a family you throw out. Do you help to recycle? How do you sort these into junk and into recycling? Look at the range of items and group them into different material groups. Talk to a family member about how certain groups are plastics and can also look and feel different to each other. Could you design a new way to help recycle more items? Ideas

Beat the clock- Can you sort items into the correct recycling and waste bins?  Play

Switch it off: Ask your child to take a look at all the electrical devices in their house. Are they all plugged in? Do they need to be plugged in? How could they create a poster to place around the house to help remind people to switch it off once they have finished.

Save Electricity, Recycle Paper, Conserve water. What could you include on these? Where could you place these in the house? Can you talk to your family about the posters and how you could help the planet?

Listen to a song about things we can do to help to save the planet.

Write and draw!  Ask your child to choose one thing they could do to help the environment in school. Get them to make a poster to encourage people to do it!  Think about the classroom and also the school.

World Environment day- This year it will be on Friday June 5th. On this day people from all over the world will do something positive to help our planet. Ask your child what could they do? Lots of little things can make a big difference. What could they do to celebrate World Environment Day at school? Can they create a poster to display at school?