Hello Year 2,

I hope you are all enjoying spending some time with your families at home whilst you are continuing your learning. I have been making you all extra Kahoot quizzes because I know you love them and taking part in the daily PE sessions with Joe Wicks! I hope you are all keeping fit too and it would be lovely for you to send me some pictures of your active sessions and I will be sure to send you some pictures of Lucy and I on our daily walks or workouts. It is still important to complete your school work and I want to make it as fun for you as possible.

This week we are going to be learning more about our families and using our investigative skills and statistics skills as well as putting on our ‘author’s hats’. I look forward to reading your stories and looking at the information you have found out about your family.

Each week I will be focussing on different elements of the curriculum on our online learning platforms. This week we will be focussing on statistics in maths, forming plurals correctly in SPaG, vocabulary questions in guided reading, phase 1 and 2 sounds in phonics, lifecycles of animals and humans in science and naming and locating the continents and oceans of the world in humanities. I’m pleased to see lots of children using the online resources already and I will continue to feed back to you regularly. I miss you all already!

Miss Papamichael and Mrs Imran


Click here for a printable copy of this week's learning pack

Weekly Maths Tasks

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

Play on Hit the Button -  number bonds, halves, doubles and times tables.

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

Work on a shopping list for the weekly shop and get children to add up how many items and add up the cost of some items. This game could support work on making amounts of money.

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

Write the numbers 0-20 in words and digits. Challenge: Write the numbers in the 10x table in digits and words.

Ask an adult to think of a number, can you partition that number into tens and ones?

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

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

Kahoot PINs

Name 3D Shape and properties – 0532446  Sort and Compare 2D and 3D shapes – 0591845  Name 2D Shapes on the Surface or 3D Shapes – 0655131  Name 2D Shape and properties – 0943647

Weekly Reading Tasks

Reading a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book everyday. This can be reading a book aloud everyday or sharing a book with an adult.

Listen to a story read, Storytime.

Watch Newsround and find out what is happening in the world. What did you find out? Is there anything you need help understanding?

Create a bookmark, perhaps you could choose characters from your favourite stories.

Complete a book review on one of the books you have read - what did you like about it? Would you recommend it to anyone?

Kahoot PINs

Making Plurals -s -es -ies – 0578270

Phonics Phase 2 – 0206901

Animals including Humans – 0196045

Continents and Oceans – 0671365

All about the UK – 0641711

Guided Reading – Georges Marvellous Medicine – Chapter 1-2 – Vocabulary - 0842391




Weekly 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: Keep a diary of things you do in the week.

Practice spelling Year 1 and 2 common exception words

Spelling City

Point to an item in the house, practice sounding out the word and blending back together. (i.e. train would be tr-ai-n)






Weekly Writing Tasks

Family: Look at a family in a traditional story - how are they different to your family? Can you write sentences comparing the two families?

Take a look at a variety of poems with your child. Ask them to pick their favourite poem and write a poem https://www.poetry4kids.com/topic/family/

Write a letter or postcard - find out about different postcards and why people write them. Can they design the front of the postcard and then plan what to write and who they could write it too.

Step 1: Ask your child to create a story about their family. Who will be the main characters? Where will the setting place? Can they draw a picture of the characters and places and write a description to go with them?

Step 2: What is their story about, think of a problem the family had (could be they had no bread) and how they solved it (they went to the shop) and plan the story with a story map.

Step 3: Write the story using the story map from yesterday and the descriptions from Wednesday. Check it has a beginning, middle and end.

Learning Project - to be completed through the week

The project this week aims to provide opportunities for your child to gain a better understanding of their own family. Learning may focus on what different makeup of families, what traditions your family has, stories linked to your family etc.

Find out about their family and traditions they follow: Ask them to think about: Who they live with? How many adults? How many children? Can they sort their family members into height order? Who is the tallest? Who is the shortest? Is the tallest family member the eldest family member? If they drew around all their family members' hands; could they count in 5s? What if they drew around their feet? Could they count in 2s?

Interview a member of the family: Ask think about one family member they would love to interview. They could be a family member that lives with them or a family member that lives somewhere else. Can they write down some questions they would like to ask them? Have they got a pet? Can they draw or paint a picture of their family? Can they talk about their picture to a family member?

Create a self-portrait using different modes of art:  Ask your child to think about which materials they use to draw? Can they find different materials around the house to help? Colouring pencils, Collage, Chalk, Felt tips, Pencil, Paint

Making a family Tree: Look at photographs of your family members and discuss where they would go on a family tree. Have you met everyone? Can you make your own family tree using either photographs or drawing people yourself?

Making a card: Ask your child to design a card for someone in their family. It can be a birthday card, thankyou card or a card to tell someone how much they love them!

Create a booklet all about the family: Can they name the people in their family and write sentences about them? Who are they? What do they call them? What do they like or dislike? Why are they special to them? Maybe they could get a photograph or draw a family member before they write about them.

News Reporter for half a day: Their challenge is to interview family members and find things they like and dislike? Can they write down things they like and dislike? Can they compare these to someone else in their family? In your interview they could create flashcards with words such as: colour, clothes, food, drinks, books, places, music and then ask a family member to pick a flash card and talk about their likes and dislikes.

Design a personal coat of arms shield for the family: Find out what a coat of arm shield means. Ask them to begin to think about their design. What could they draw? What does it mean to them? Ask them to think about the colours and shapes. Maybe if they have some cardboard around the house they could make a shield to give to a family member.

Data detective: Ask your child to look at people in the house. What colour is their hair? Eye colour? Favourite colour? Favourite food? Ask them to collect this and place in a tally chart. Can they make it into a pictogram, bar chart or pie chart?


Interview a family member: interview a family member that doesn’t live at home with them. Allow your child to ask them about their childhood. Who did they live with? Who is in their family? Have they got any family traditions they follow and why.

Write an invitation to a family event: Ask your child to invite a family member to one of the following: - (talent show, music show, magic tricks, jokes t) In their invitation ask them to think about the time, date and place. How will they design the invitation? Who will deliver it?

Movement time: Share the https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/milkshake movement and mindfulness video with their family. Who was the best? Which part did they enjoy? Could you create a video of your