Hello Year 2! 

I am missing seeing you all in school but it is great that we can still chat on the phone and that I can see the learning you have been completing. Have you all had fun at home this week? In school we have been doing lots of hand washing and finding out how much 2 metres is using the lengths of different animals or even different objects that you may find in the classroom or at home. We discovered it was 6 pieces of A4 paper in a row. Can you find any interesting methods to show 2 metres? If you can, don’t forget to take a photograph and send it to the email year2@eastbierleyprimary.com or tweet us at @eastbierleyPS 

This week we are learning about famous people! In class we will be finding out about famous British people in history and then recording ourselves talking about the person or even dressing up as them and pretending to be them. If you want to get involved there are some excellent ideas on BBC Bitesize to get you started and please do let us know who you have chosen to find out about. 

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 Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and Numbots are available as usual.  

Keep yourselves safe and look after the people around you,  

I look forward to hearing from you all.  


Miss Papamichael


Weekly Maths Tasks

Continue to practise your 2x, 5x and 10x tables. Can you recall number facts associated with your times tables? e.g. I know that 6 times 5 is 30 so I know that 30 divided by 6 is 5. How many facts can you write down in 1 minute? 2 minutes?

Encourage your child to write all of the number facts up to 20 e.g. 3 + 17 = 20, 17 + 3 = 20. Can they use these to write the inverse e.g. 20 - 3 = 17

Try these Kahoots 

0817708 – intervals of time

06974165 – telling the time

You may also wish to access this to help think of further activities or questions linked to the time

Complete your Daily Calculations using Daily 10. Choose from the Level One questions and move on to Level Two.

Remember to access MyMaths, Numbots and TTRockstars as these are continuing to be set for you.

Weekly Reading Tasks

Ask your child to find out about one significant person here. Work together to read the information. Why is this person important?   
Set up an interview where your child can be the interviewer and you can be the famous person (choose from here). Can they write a list of interview questions using question marks? We would love to see these! 
Ask your child to re-read their favourite story aloud. Remind them to use expression. Task your child with creating a new book cover for their favourite story or writing an alternative ending! 
Read the First News Newspaper with your child by using the links on our Home Learning Resources page. 
Try these Kahoots –  

02599205 – Prediction 

Weekly Phonics and Spelling Tasks

Try these Kahoots 

01610020 – Spelling 

02900715 – Apostrophe for possession 

Pass the Parcel – Make a pass the parcel that includes a tricky word within each layer. Tricky word flashcards can be found here. 
Your child could visit this interactive game and play Sentence Substitution You could also play this game by writing each word of a sentence on separate pieces of paper and shuffling them around to make silly sentences. Can you write some extra words that could be added or swapped into the sentence? 
Practise forming your letters. Use LetterJoin to remind you of the formations. You will have received an email previously with the log in details. 

You may wish to write them in the air, using chalk or using water and paintbrushes outside, before writing them down on paper (preferably lined).  

How many games can you complete on Spelling Shed? Can you help Year 2 climb up the leaderboard? 


Weekly Writing Tasks

Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale  are remembered for helping the sick during the Crimean War. How many expanded noun phrases can your child list to describe medical professionals? Can they apply these into sentences? 
Can you write a description of Buckingham Palace? You may want to look at some images first!  
Can you write a letter to the Queen? Do you have some questions to ask her? 
Ask your child to write their very own royal adventure story. They could write in role as a king, queen, prince, princess, knight or servant.   
When your child has completed their royal adventure story, they can design a cartoon strip to accompany their writing or a front cover for their story. 
Choose a famous person of your child’s choice to research, it could be an author, footballer, singer etc. Can your child create an information page on them? It may be presented in any way they like (e.g. poster, leaflet, powerpoint) and we would love to see the finished version and learn about them! 

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to learn more about famous or significant people. Learning may focus on past or present inventors, explorers or scientists and how they influence society today.  


  • How Important is Mary Seacole?- Mary Seacole was a Jamaican-born nurse who is remembered for helping soldiers during the Crimean War. Using this video your child can create a simple timeline of Mary Seacole’s life. You could design an award for Mary SeacoleYour child could also locate Jamaica and Scotland on a world map.  


  • Keep them Clean! - Mary Seacole visited Florence Nightingale, another important nurse, during the Crimean War. Florence Nightingale was known for highlighting the importance of hygiene when caring for the sick, particularly handwashing. Ask your child to create handwashing posters for the home. They might want to make up a jingle too! 


  • Intriguing Inventions- Challenge your child to invent something new. Perhaps a new gadget for the home to keep the family entertained, or something that would help a doctor or a nurse. They can draw and label their design, and could have a go at making it using things from the recycling box. Share this online using #TheLearningProjects 


  • A Seriously Significant Somebody- Who is important to your child? What makes them so important? Your child could draw or paint a portrait of their significant somebody using a photograph or digital image to support themThey may wish to write an information report about this person too!  

STEM Learning Opportunities

Beulah Henry 1912 – 1970 

  • Beulah was a famous American inventor who invented over 100 new products.  She made several umbrella inventions from clip on covers to special umbrella bags.  
  • If you were going to design an umbrella what would it look like and what materials would you use? 
  • Try making a model umbrella using junk box materials you might find at home. 

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.