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We are getting into the full flow of rehearsals over the next week.


Please ensure that your child knows their line off by heart.

Year 2 Homework – due in Monday 22nd January 2018



Please bring in as much cardboard/plastic 'junk' for our junk modelling next week. Think about the design you did and make sure that you have what you need!



This week we have been doing some mental arithmetic practice.

Can you solve these problems in your head?


4 + 11                 8 – 6                4 + 5 + 6             9 x 10               3 x 2


Write the answers in your homework book.



Deep in the forest river lived a large crocodile.

He was a very selfish crocodile. He didn’t want any other animals and fish to drink or bathe in the river. He thought it was HIS river.

Every day, he shouted to the animals of the forest, “Stay away from my river! It’s MY river! If you come in my river, I’ll eat you all!”


  1. Where did the crocodile live?


  2. Why didn’t the crocodile want the other animals and fish to drink or bathe in the river?


Year 2 Spellings:

Making the past tense


To be tested -

Thursday 25th January 2018


1. race

2. raced

3. change

4. changed

5. use

6. used

7. dried

8. tried

9. hurried

     10. carried


Year 2 Homework – due in Monday 15th January 2018




As part of the Year 2 curriculum, children are required to tell the time on an analogue clock up to quarter past, half past and quarter to.


Can you write the analogue time for each of these clock faces?



He was the most beautiful fish in the entire ocean.

His scales shimmered with all the colours of the rainbow.


  1. Describe what the word shimmered means

  2. What adjective is used to describe the fish?




Progressive tenses

To be tested -

Thursday 18th January 2018


1. going

2. hide

3. hiding

4. smile

5. smiling

6. lie

7. lying

8. tie

9. tying

     10. baking

Year 2 Christmas Homework


You will find that your child has the 'Under the Sea' homework map stuck in their books. As usual, children need to complete one of these tasks. It does not have to be done over the holidays. We will notify you when we are going to show and discuss projects in class. 


Marine Biologist Day Tuesday 9th January 2018

For our next Learning Theme, ‘Under the Sea’, the children will be taking part in our Marine Biologist Day on Tuesday 9th January 2018. The children will need to come to school dressed as either:

  • A marine biologist
  • A sea creature
  • A scuba diver

The children can also bring a sealife information book to school on the day to share with the rest of the class (if they have one) as we will be researching using non fiction texts during the day.

Thank you and Merry Christmas

Mr Williams, Miss White, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Whitehall

Year 2 Homework – due in Monday 18th December 2017


Learning Theme:


Next week we will be sharing our Bright Sparks project homework. Most of you have already brough this into school, if you haven’t, please ensure that you bring it in on Monday.

If you need a reminder for what you can do for this, the Bright Sparks Homework map has been uploaded again below this homework.


Christmas Party:

Please bring in 50p on Monday as we will be purchasing food and party games for our Year 2 Christmas Party on Thursday.



We will not be setting any new spellings for the children to learn before Christmas. Please do spend some time looking in their Spelling Book and practising any words they mis-spelt in tests.

Year 2 Homework – due in Monday 11th December 2017


This week we have been solving some Christmasaurus maths problems. Can you solve this one?

The Christmasaurus Elves have muddled up the Christmas presents and they have forgotten whether or not they have enough. Each elf packed 5 presents into Santa’s sack. There are 9 elves.


How many presents have they packed so far?



Who is your favourite character in ‘The Christmasaurus’?

Write down three reasons why.


Draw a picture of the character if you would like to.




Year 2 Spellings:

Adding suffixes


To be tested -

Thursday 14th December 2017


1. happier

2. happiest

3. foggier

4. foggiest

5. funnier

6. funniest

7. luckier

8. luckiest

9. sleepier

10. sleepiest


Year 2 Homework – due in Monday 4th December 2017



This week we have learned all about the Great Fire of Warwick.

Can you write down five facts that you know about any of the following things:


  • What happened?

  • Where did it happen?

  • When did it happen?

  • Why did it spread so easily?

  • How did they stop the fire?



This week in our Reading Roundabout time, you have written a character description about Brenda Payne from ‘The Christmasaurus.’

Can you now write a character description for William (The main character)?




Year 2 Spellings:

Adding suffixes

To be tested -

Thursday 7th December 2017


1. quick

2. quickly

3. safe

4. safely

5. nice

6. nicely

7. like

8. likely

9. proper

10. properly

Year 2 Homework – due in Monday 27th November 2017



Use the strategies (arrays or repeated addition) you practised in maths this week to solve these multiplication problems.

Can you prove the commutative effect? For example, 2 x 7 = 14 and 7 x 2 = 14

  1. 3 x 5

  2. 2 x 8

  3. 4 x 10

  4. 9 x 2

  5. 6 x 5

Optional Challenge:

Joe has 5 bags. Each bag has 3 sweets in it.

Holly has 3 bags. Each bag has 5 sweets in it. Holly says, “I have more sweets than Joe because each bag has 5 sweets in it and Joe only has 3 sweets in his bags.”

Is she correct? Prove it!



As we have found out, the elves from ‘The Christmasaurus’ always speak in rhyme.


Read this passage.

‘There’s an egg under the snow!

How did it get here?

I don’t know!

Well, dig it up, let’s take it back!

Dig it up? But it might crack!

We can’t just leave it stuck in the ice

We could cook it for might taste nice!’


Find the rhyming couplets and write them in your homework book.

What do you notice about the end of the spellings of the rhyming couplets?


Year 2 Spellings:

Doubling consonants when adding –ing and –ed

To be tested on Thursday 30th November


  1. swimming

  2. shopping

  3. grinning

  4. planning

  5. running

  6. grabbed

  7. hopped

  8. dragged

  9. flapped

  10. stopped

Year 2 Homework – due in Tuesday 21st November 2017



Write a paragraph as a news reporter reporting on the Great Fire of London. Try and include all of the key facts that you have learned this week including expanded noun phrases and conjunctions.


If you would like to, present this as a newspaper report.



We have just started reading ‘The Christmasaurus’ by Tom Fletcher.


Could you discuss with your child what they know from the opening chapters and write a prediction of what they think will happen next.

Please don’t buy this book and read ahead.


Year 2 Spellings:

Vowel digraphs

To be tested - Thursday 23rd November


1. paid

2. afraid

3. stay

4. point

5. join

6. enjoy

7. annoy

8. each

9. person

10. Thursday


Year 2 Homework – due in Monday 13th November 2017


In your book, write the name of the following shapes:

A four sided shape with four equal sides

A three sided shape

A five sided shape

A six sided shape

Once you have named the shapes, go on a shape hunt around your house. List the 2D shapes that you find and where you find them.



This week we have read ‘The Day the Crayons Came Home’.


Which colouring crayon do you feel most sorry for and why?


Year 2 Spellings –

To be tested Thursday 16th November 2017


  1. back

  2. pocket

  3. carrot

  4. catch

  5. catches

  6. fetch

  7. fetched

  8. kitchen

  9. jumped

  10. buzzed

Year 2 Homework – due in Monday 6th November 2017



Write out this passage and put the capital letters and full stops in the correct places:


bonfire night is on November the 5th every year we celebrate the fact that guy fawkes’ plot to destroy the houses of parliament failed



Learning poetry by heart is one of the Year 2 objectives.

Learn this poem off by heart! Make sure you practice.


Remember, remember the fifth of November,

Gunpowder treason and plot.

We see no reason

Why gunpowder treason

Should ever be forgot!



Year 2 Spellings –

To be tested Thursday 9th November 2017


1. busy

2. water

3. again

4. half

5. money

6. parents

7. Christmas

8. of

9. off

10. us

Happy Half-Term!


You will find that we have stuck in the 'Bright Sparks' project homework in your book. It is also uploaded as a document on here.

You are expected to complete one of these at some point over the next half-term.

We will have a 'Show and Tell' session to share these projects late on in the half-term - we will let you know when closer to the time.


You may wish to complete your project over the holiday.


You also have some spellings to learn for the first week back:


1. move

2. prove

3. improve

4. sugar

5. could

6. should

7. would

8. who

9. whole

10. clothes




Awesome Africa Homework!


Please bring the homework task you completed from the Awesome Africa homework map with your homework next week!


We will be putting aside a lesson to share what children have completed, even if you brought it in to show earlier in the term.



Year 2 Homework – due in Monday 16th October



Subtracting 10 on a number line:


27 – 10

39 – 10

62 – 10

85 – 10



Mr Williams has 78p and buys a bar of chocolate for 30p. How much money does he have left?




This is the monkey that let out a shriek,

That startled the bear with the long pointy claws,

That jumped on the crocodile, gaping its jaws,

That snapped at the toad with the big beady eye,

That gulped down the spider,

That gobbled the fly,

That buzzed through the heart of the jungle.


1.) What startled the bear?


2.) What does the phrase, “gaping its jaws”, tell us about the crocodile?


Don’t forget to learn your new spellings too. They are stuck in your spelling book. Look back at the list from last week and work on the ones you got wrong. They may be popped in too.


Year 2 Spellings –

To be tested Thursday 19th October

1. beautiful

2. pretty

3. steak

4. everybody

5. gold

6. both

7. only

8. most

9. climb

10. wild

Year 2 Homework – due in Monday 9th October



Add one of the below conjunctions to turn the two sentences into one sentence.


                        and                      but                     so                because


Duncan went to take out his crayons. He found a stack of letters with his name on.

I know that elephants are grey. That’s a lot of colour for one crayon to fill.

Please settle this soon. They are driving us crazy.

I can’t even see over the railing in the crayon box anymore. I need a break.




It’s because you think I’m a girls’ colour isn’t it? Speaking of which, please tell your little sister I said thank you for using me to colour her “Pretty Princess” colouring book.


  1. Which colour crayon do you think wrote this letter?

  2. Is the crayon happy with Duncan? Explain your answer.


Don’t forget to learn your new spellings too. They are stuck in your spelling book. Look back at the list from last week and work on the ones you got wrong. They may be popped in too.


Year 2 Spellings –

To be tested Thursday 12th October

1. children

2. child

3. behind

4. mind

5. kind

6. find

7. because

8. poor

9. floor

10. door

Year 2 Homework – due in Monday 2nd October 2017



In maths this week, we have been learning about adding 10s to any 2-digit number.

Please write out the following number sequences in your homework book and fill in the missing numbers:


5      15     __     35     __

27     __     __     57     __

__     24     __     44     __

53     63     __     83     __




Sleepily, Mr Williams stretched his arms above his head. He stamped his feet angrily and moaned grumpily that his alarm clock had woken him up.


  1. Write down the three adverbs from this passage.

  2. Why might Mr Williams be so grumpy?


Don’t forget to learn your new spellings too. They are stuck in your spelling book. Look back at the list from last week and work on the ones you got wrong. They may be popped in too.


Year 2 Spellings – Common exception words

To be tested Thursday

1. break

2. great

3. half

4. sure

5. every

6. even

7. eye

8. Mrs

9. Mr

10. people


European Day of Languages T-Shirt Competition (OPTIONAL)

On Tuesday, we celebrated the European Day of Languages. As part of this, the children were informed of a T-Shirt competition that they may wish to take part in. Please follow the link below if you would like to find out more.

There is also a template attached if you would like to have a go. It is also okay just to do it on A4 paper.


1. Please keep in mind that the design should be about languages, not countries. So please don't use flags or similar.

2. You can use up to 3 colours.

3. Keep in mind that we need a simple design that is not too complex or that has small details. This will increase printing quality.

4. Keep in mind that the maximum printing surface is 30 cm x 30 cm


Year 2 Homework – due in Monday 25th September 2017



In our grammar lessons this week, we have been learning about verbs. The children have identified imperative verbs in sentences and in recipes.

For your homework, you need to use imperative verbs to write a set of instructions for your teacher. You might want to tell your teacher how to make the perfect cup of tea or even how to bake your favourite biscuit or meal.


Remember to start each sentence with an imperative verb e.g.

  1. Fill the kettle with cold water.
  2. Plug the kettle into a socket.
  3. Turn the kettle on.

Make sure you set your instructions out clearly with one on each line.




The lazy lion prowled through the dry desert stalking his prey.


1.) Re - write this sentence in your book and underline the adjective, noun and verb. There may be more than one of each!


2.) Why do you think the lion might be lazy?


Don’t forget to learn your new spellings too. They are stuck in your spelling book. Look back at the list from last week and work on the ones you got wrong. They may be popped in too.


Spellings - Tested on Thursday 28th September


2. last

4. told

5. hold

6. cold


8. who


10. any

Year 2 Homework – due in Monday 18th September


Maths: In Maths this week we have been working on place value and ordering numbers.

1.) Partition the following numbers: 56 28 31


e.g. 60 + 4 = 64                          6 tens and 4 ones


2. Explain which number is the biggest and why?

a) 45 or 72

b) 63 or 59

e.g. 23 or 57

57 is the bigger number because it has 5 tens and 23 only has 2 tens.



Gerald hung his head low and stomped back to the jungle.

  1. Find and copy the verb that tells us how Gerald moved.

  2. How did Gerald feel? How do you know?


Don’t forget to learn your new spellings too. They are stuck in your red book. Look back at the list from last week and work on the ones you got wrong. They may be popped into

Year 2 Spellings

To be tested Thursday 21st September 2017

1. was

2. our

3. today

4. once

5. were

6. come

7. she

8. said

9. here

10. are

Presentation expectations for homework:

  • Please only write in your homework book with a pencil
  • Put the date at the top of the page
  • Look after your homework book and bring it in on Monday


Homework Set: Thursday 7th September 2017

Homework Due: Monday 11th September 2017


In literacy this week, we have looked at using adjectives to add description about nouns






In your homework book, sort the following words into two columns: one for nouns and one for adjectives.

elephant       tall       huge      giraffe      river      spotty      tree      Africa      hot      dry      boy      dusty



The tall giraffe, with its head in the treetops, was munching the green leaves.


1.) What is the giraffe doing?


2.) What is the adjective that describes the leaves?


Please answer in full sentences. For example:

Q. What is the adjective that describes the giraffe?

A. The adjective that describes the giraffe is tall.


Year 2 Spellings

To be tested Thursday 14th September 2017


1. some

2. one

3. friend

4. school

5. push

6. pull

7. ask

8. where

9. love

10. house