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Year 2 - May 18th 2020​​​​​​​

Please note this is a guide of what children will be doing in school, there is no requirement for all of these tasks to be completed each day! Timings are just a guide, do what suits you and your child each day.

Learning Timetable



2 minutes

Morning Greeting

30 minutes

PE with Joe!

Get active with Joe Wick’s 30-minute fitness videos. You can access today’s video here.


Coach Segun’s PE lessons

15 minutes


Listen to ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright. To watch click here.

Activity: Can you draw two of the items that Kit Wright says he will put in his box. Discuss what you have drawn with a grown up.

1 hour


White Rose Maths have stopped their free online worksheets. You can still access the videos for free. If you would like to carry on with those, click here.

Alternatively, The Oak National Academy are providing free online learning videos, quizzes and activities. I have chosen lessons which cover aspects of the Year 2 curriculum we know the children need to recap. Click here to take you to the lesson on giving directions. You will need a pen and paper/book to complete this lesson.

Fun extras – Set up an obstacle course/maze around your living room either with objects or using masking tape on the floor. Give a grown up or sibling clear instructions using the vocabulary you have learnt in the video to get them to the end of your course.


20 minutes

Spelling Practice

This week’s spelling rule is:  Apostrophes for possession.

To find out more you can work through the powerpoint or watch the video found here.
Have a go at writing these out in your neatest handwriting. Don’t forget to put the apostrophe in the right place. 

  1. Megan’s
  2. Ravi’s
  3. the girl’s
  4. the child’s
  5. the man’s
  6. the woman’s
  7. the school’s
  8. a dog’s
  9. a teacher’s​​​​​​
  10. a postman’s

1 hour


This week some of Year 2 would have been going to Edgmond Hall. Unfortunately, we are unable to go but we can still think about what we would pack if we were going.

Activity: Get your suitcase out/draw your suitcase and pack/draw 4 items you would take to either Edgmond Hall or your favourite holiday destination. Spend some time labelling each item using your phonics to help you spell if you can.

Now try putting your items into a sentence using commas in a list. If you would like to learn about commas in a list and how to use them click here. Commas divide the items you need apart from the last item which is separated using an ‘and’.

E.g. In my suitcase I will pack a toothbrush, a torch, a teddy bear and a sun hat.

Repeat this activity with a new set of items in your suitcase. What would your grown ups take? What would your siblings take? Change the destination and discuss the different essentials and why.

Lunch Break

20 minutes

Doodle Maths

Log in to DoodleMaths and complete the extras set by your teachers.


1 hour


Topic – Design and Technology

This week is British Sandwich Week!

Here is a bit of information about the sandwich:

The first recorded mention of a sandwich like meal dates back to the 1st Century B.C (before Christ) by a Jewish leader who put lamb, mixed nuts and herbs between two pieces of matzo (unleavened bread).

In the middle ages (5th – 15th Century) people would use thick slices of stale bread, called ‘trenchers’ as plates for meat and vegetables, creating an open sandwich but the bread was often too stale to eat so was often fed to dogs and farm animals.

In the 17th Century pubs in the Netherlands started to serve something that looks more like the sandwiches we eat today. They would hang cured beef from the ceilings of the pubs that would be sliced and put between bread and butter for the customers.

The sandwich got its name from 18th Century English nobleman John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. The story is he liked playing cards and didn’t want to interrupt his game for meals so we would order meat between two pieces of bread. That way he could eat his meal and continue playing cards without getting his hands messy with grease. Soon people started ordering “the same as Sandwich” and the name has stuck ever since. Others believe that the Earl of Sandwich worked very hard, often into the night, and didn’t want to be taken away from his work so he would have a ‘sandwich’ so he could carry on working and not be interrupted. You can decide which story you believe.

Activity: Design your favourite sandwich and label each component. Then ask a grown up politely if you can make your sandwich at some point in the week.


  • Write instructions for how to make your sandwich so that others can have a go. Share these on twitter for others to try.

Become a food critic and write a review of your sandwich. What was the best bit? What could you do differently next time?  Would you leave out any ingredients or add more in? Did the sandwich stay together or did it fall apart? Would you have it again/recommend it to a friend?


20 minutes

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Give yourself some time to relax with some yoga and mindfulness by following the link here

5 minutes

Reading with a teddy

Pick your favourite teddy and read a book to them.