Year 2 Weeks 12&13

English week 12th June 2020 (w/b 22nd June)

Lesson 1:    Write exclamatory sentences. Look at power point on Lesson 1 Exclamatory sentences and complete task.

Lesson 2:   Watch  ‘Jim and the Beanstalk’ by Raymond Briggs on  or any other alternative version of ‘Jack and the beanstalk’.

Discuss with your family - How is this story different from the traditional version? Who are the characters? How has the story changed?  Now plan and write your own version of ‘Jack and the beanstalk’ . What parts could you change? You could change the characters, the plant and the setting.

 Remember to use the following when writing your story:

  • Capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

  • Beginning, middle and end.

  • Use powerful adjectives to describe the characters and setting.

  • Use similes e.g  The giant’s arms were as big as tree trunks.

  • Use expanded noun phrases e.g  The castle had a ginormous wooden door with a shiny golden door handle.

  • Use a variety of punctuation including  , ! ? “  “

Lesson 3: Children to look at the front cover and blurb of ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl and  read it. Discuss with your family  - What is this story about? Who are the main characters?. Now watch Part 1 of the story on

Look at the power point on Question words –  Lesson 3 Question words .

Imagine George came to visit you and you could ask him questions about his life. Write down 10 questions you could ask him. Remember to use question words ( What, When, Why,  How,  Where, What ) and ?.

Lesson 4: Look at the following  sentences and rewrite using  a missing coordinating conjunction – or, and, but, so  

  1. I really don’t want to eat vegetables……I have to!

  2. I am going to music lessons……I can play the guitar.

  3. I like to eat strawberries, grapes…….pears.

  4. Do you want to eat now…….later?

  • Now write 5 of your own sentences using coordinating conjunctions.

Lesson 5: Rewrite the following sentences using commas :

  1. I like to play with my trains cars and trucks.

  2. I don’t like to eat peas sprouts cabbage and mushrooms.

  3. When it’s snowing I can make a snowman have a snowball fight and use my sleigh.

  • Now write 5 of your own sentences using commas.

English week 13 (wb 29th June 2020)

Lesson 1:   Read chapter 1 of ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl or watch a clip on

Discuss with your family -  Who were the main characters in the story? Why was the grandmother so mean? Can you think of other mean family members in other stories? Who were they and what did they look like? Look at a picture of Grandma on Wk 12 Lesson 1 Grandma.  Discuss the character of grandma. What did  she look like? Name? What they liked/ not liked to do? Where they lived etc Find words from the text that describe grandma. Can you think of your own words and synonyms?

 Write a character description of George’s grandma. Remember to describe her appearance, personality and likes and dislikes using the following:

  • Capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

  • Beginning, middle and end.

  • Use powerful adjectives to describe the characters and setting.

  • Use similes e.g  Grandma’s teeth  were as dirty as muddy water.

  • Use expanded noun phrases e.g  George’s grandma had a  long crooked nose with tiny black spots.

Lesson 2:   Watch you tube clip of George’s Marvellous Medicine

Discuss with your family - What is medicine? What did George do? What ingredients did he use? Talk about the different ingredients  George used to make the new medicine. Remember George is making his own recipe for his grandma’s medicine.   What recipes do you know? Look at some recipes. Watch, with your parents,  any clip from you tube of a recipe being followed.  

Look at the ‘Little Girl mixpower point . Now write your own recipe for a ‘Marvellous Medicine’.  Remember to include:

- A title

- Ingredients

- A number for each instruction

- Each instruction beginning on a new line

- Sentences

- A verb or time conjunction word to begin each instruction

- All of the steps in the correct order.

Lesson 3:   Look at  Lesson 3  types of sentences power point. Write different types of sentences:

 2 question sentences, 2 statement sentences and 2 command sentences.

Lesson 4:   Complete word search - see Lesson 4 Word search

Lesson 5:   Read your favourite fictional story book to your family and discuss the following with them:

  • The setting

  • The characters

  • What happened in the story

  • How did it make you feel?

Maths week 12 (wb 22nd June 2020)

Lesson 1: Recap on 10x table – complete worksheet  Maths Lesson 1

Lesson 2: Remember all numbers can be put into 2 groups – odd and even. The rule is:

Even numbers end in 0 , 2, 4, 6, or 8

Odd numbers end in 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9

Complete the worksheet  - see  Lesson 2.

Lesson 3:  What is a 2D shape? Recap on all the flat shapes – name them e.g. square, rectangle, circle, triangle, semi-circle etc. Now complete the worksheet – see Lesson 3

Lesson 4:   What is a 3D shape ? Remember it is a solid shape (3 dimensional) which you can pick up e.g. sphere, pyramid – Lesson 4

Lesson 5:   Complete worksheet on making patterns with 2D shapes – Lesson 5.

Maths week 13 (wb 29th June 2020)

Lesson 1:  Look at the power point on Symmetry which is a quiz. Complete the sheet on symmetry for finding lines of symmetry for various shapes –see resources lesson 1 

Lesson 2: continuing with symmetry- looking at pictures and drawing the other half of the shape or pictures so that it’s symmetrical. See lesson 2

Lesson 3:  cutting and sorting activity to sort shapes which are symmetrical and which aren’t-see lesson 3 resources

Lesson 4:   Look at a variety of number patterns and fill in the missing numbers- see lesson 4

Lesson 5:  solve missing numbers puzzles- see lesson 5

Topic week 12 wb 22nd June 2020

Lesson 1:   Watch the video about Queen Elizabeth I’s  childhood and read the facts. Watch power point - Topic Lesson 1 Queen Elizabeth I.  Write a fact file about the main  events in her life. Also discuss aspects of life in this period of history

Lesson 2: Watch the Magic Grandad clip  about Mary, Queen of Scots from You Tube  Discuss with your parents what it would have been like to have been locked in the tower? Why was she locked in the tower?

Write a letter to Mary (cousin) pretending to be Queen Elizabeth or princess at the time asking to be let out and writing about how she is feeling being in the tower. Remember to include the following:

  • Address (Tower)

  • Date ( when Mary was in the Tower)

  • Dear Elizabeth

  • Main part of letter about being locked etc

  • From Mary

Lesson 3:   Look at portraits on Topic Lesson 3  portraits and  draw a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

Lesson 4: Complete the comprehension on Queen Elizabeth –see lesson 4

Lesson 5: Complete the comprehension on Queen Victoria- see lesson 5

Topic week 13 wb 29th June 2020

Our History topic is Queen Victoria

Lesson 1:   Read the facts about Queen Victoria on Queen Victoria facts and watch .  Write a report about Queen Victoria using headings –  e.g. her family, her life as  a child, what inventions happened during her time etc

Lesson 2: Read  and watch the following  about Victorian inventions :

Topic Victorian inventions fact file Lesson 2

Now draw 5 of the inventions created and write about how important they were.

 Lesson 3:   Recap on the lives of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria and  compare. Write down 4 similarities and 4 differences.   Lesson 3 Comparing Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria

Lesson 4:   Look at portraits on Topic Queen Victoria portrait Lesson 4  and  draw a portrait of Queen Victoria