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Friday 5th June 2020

Good Morning 2S,

I hope you've had a great week. I'm sure that you've read my important notice on our 2S page. I'll bet that you'd already spotted the new folders! From Monday, you will find your Daily tasks in the Year 2 folder at the top of the list. 

But for today, here are your tasks, starting - of course - with the Joe Wicks workout:



How are you getting on with learning your spellings?

Can you chant the days of the week in order?

Can you spell them out loud?

Can you write them perfectly starting with a capital letter for each day?


Have a go and then check them using the poster below?


Can you recite the months of the year in order?

Can you spell them out loud?

Can you write them perfectly starting with a capital letter for each month?


Have a go and then check them using the poster below?




Here's a lovely task to get you started today:

Now watch these videos and make notes about what you see happening during spring time. Also think about your other senses.



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You will need to use your notes from the videos to help you to write your poem: Early in the morning in Spring time’.


Here’s my idea for the first verse:


Early in the morning, I wake up to the sound of birds tweeting and chirruping.

Jumping out of bed, I rush to the window to watch them darting and swooping.


Here's today's Flashback:



Before you do your Mental Arithmetic Test today, I've written out some tips for the trickier question types:

Here's today's test:

Here are the rest of your problems for this week:

And finally, here's a quick link to the 2S Maths folder where you'll find all of our Olympic Times Tables Awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold.

You can practice any of them, remembering that you're aiming to complete a strip in approximately one minute.

I really can't wait to see how amazing you are with your times tables when we get back to school.



We are now going to look at the ending of the story. Let’s see if your predictions were correct. I have really enjoyed reading this story and I hope you have too. It might be nice to listen to the whole story from the beginning.


You can pause the story at any time to answer the questions. There are also two activities to complete at the end: ‘Spot The Difference’ and ‘Design Your Own Alien’.

The Smeds and The Smoos

Here are your tasks:

Learning for Life

With your child, please talk about how lot of things have had to change in recent months due to Coronavirus and stress that we have been unable to control these. Discuss the things that have changed for example: schools have been closed, going out for food shopping only, not going out to eat, not being able to play with friends, unable to visit family/friends, unable to go away on holidays, not going to cinema/bowling/sport centres, not attending parties/family celebrations, not visiting church/Mosque/temple and only going out for exercise.

Make the point that some things happen and change around us or to us that we are unable to control, e.g. circumstances, the seasons change, our bodies change. Ask the children to think about how they feel about the seasons changing.

Now ask them to think about how their bodies might change and to share  how this feels e.g. exciting, scary, strange, etc. Reinforce the idea that things around us do change and that is OK.


Activity 1:

Provide children with this set of pictures (but cut them up first) and ask them to find the matching pairs. Then talk about any changes that have taken place to make the baby into an adult.

Activity 2:

Children to choose one life cycle from the film clip and to draw the baby/seed/infant and how it changes to become an adult or fully grown.

Children to draw their pictures and write a sentence to describe the changes.

Let’s finish our day with story.

Rent Party Jazz read by Viola Davis

Rent Party Jazz is written by William Miller, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb and read by Viola Davis. This story is set in New Orleans in the 1930s.

I hope that you have a lovely weekend.

Your work will be ready for you on Monday morning but remember to look in the Year 2 folder.

Lots of love from

Mrs Stansfield