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Monday 4.5.20 Year 2 Daily Blog

Good morning Year 2, I hope you had a nice weekend.

Before we start our school activities for today, I just want to take a moment to reassure your grown ups that they are doing great! We are living in very different and strange times at the moment and it’s something totally new and different for us all. We don’t want your home-schooling experience to be a stressful one, so please do what works for you and your family. If sticking to our daily timetable works for you, then great, but if you prefer to do things at different times of the day, then that’s fine too. The work we set is of a general Year 2 expectation, but as I’m sure you can appreciate some children will be working towards this level whilst others are exceeding it. Within the classroom setting, we, as teachers are able to differentiate this work fully and support each individual child’s needs. However, during these very different times it is impossible to do this. Please feel free to make the necessary adjustments yourself to any of the activities to help your child work independently or with more support if needed. I would also encourage you to go to the Twinkl website to search for alternative and additional resources, as this has been made free to parents and carers during the Lockdown. And remember, it is just as important during this time to make memories and have fun! Play board games together, do some baking, paint a picture, watch a film, do a jigsaw, dance to your favourite music, sing songs, build with Lego, read books, plant seeds, go for a walk and keep smiling!

Here are your suggested activities for today:

Monday 4th May 2020


Follow the link below for todays Maths lesson on BBC Bitesize.

Today we will be learning how part whole models can be used to understand fact families.

This lesson includes:

-two videos

-two activities

Please just do as many of the activities as you can.



Ask your grown up to test you on your last spellings. Please use your spelling book for this, and write todays date at the top as usual.

*Attached are your spellings for next week. Please learn as usual ready for next weeks test.

Follow the link below for todays English lesson on BBC Bitesize.

To refresh your phonics knowledge and apply it when writing sentences with unfamiliar words.

This lesson includes:

-a game to help refresh your phonics skills

-three activities to do at home

Use your Home learning book to write your sentences. Don’t worry if you can’t complete all of the activities today, just try to do as much as you can.


Choose a book and read at least 5 pages to your grown up. What is the title?

Who is the author?

Who is the main character in your story?

Where is the story set?


Look at the photos* of London today.

Think about some of the ways in which London has changed from the videos you have watched about London before the Fire of London.

Use the sheet attached* or write your ideas in your Home Learning Book to say how it is different.


Have a look at the *Mixed Media Flowers activity attached.

Can you follow the instructions to complete your own piece of art?

Hang your picture in your window to brighten up someone else’s day.