By / 10th May, 2020 / Year2 / Off

Hello Year 2,

I hope you enjoyed the Bank Holiday on Friday and made the most of the lovely weather over the weekend! Here are the new activities for this week. Take care, stay safe and hopefully we will see each other soon!

Year 2 parents – please be assured that there is no expectation over the amount of work that I am expecting from the children. Do what you can, when you can. I’d love to see more of the children’s work so please take photos of anything they are particularly proud of and send it to me via Purple Mash.

Mrs Marsden



  • White Rose Maths Week 4.

Try to do one lesson per day – watch the video and then have a go at the questions on the sheets provided. You don’t have to do all of them – if you understand it and have got 5-8 questions correct then that should be enough. When working the answer out remember to draw tens and ones as this will help you.

Week 4 Lesson 1 : Activity Cards – Add and Subtract 10s        Answers – Add and Subtract 10s

Week 4 Lesson 2:column addition easier column addition harder

Week 4 Lesson 3: subtracting worksheet

  • White Rose Reasoning and Problem Solving:

Yr 2 – Autumn Block 3 – Money

Yr 2 – Autumn Block 4 – Multiplication Division


I have put some booster sessions on here for you to practise what you know.


  • Remember to continue to work on your mental maths skills using Numbots and Times Table Rock Stars.


  • Plus there are some fun games on Try the Funky Mummy maths games (Click on bonds of 10, bonds of 20, bonds 0f 100 (multiples) or times tables x2, x5, x10)



Go to and practise any of the Phase 5 games.


Also, you can practise spelling your Common Exception Words on this new game:


We have a new spelling pattern and the next set of Common Exception Words to practise at

The spellings this week are all ‘homophones’. A homophone is where two (sometimes more!) words sound the same but are spelt differently and have a different meaning. For example, ‘there’ is used when talking about places (your bag is over there) but ‘their’ is used when talking about people (their clothes were dirty).

Practise writing the correct homophone in the sentence in your work books. Then have a go at the games on Spelling Shed. You could teach a member of your family the noughts and crosses spelling game we play in school.



We are going to continue looking at the book ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman. This lesson looks at inferencing – reading ‘between the lines’.


This lesson is looking at retrieving information from a text.


Can you remember what an adjective is? Watch this video on BBC bitesize and have a go at the activities.


There are two activities on If you haven’t completed the previous weeks then please have a go at some of those as well, if you have time.



Watch the amazing author Emily Gravett read her book ‘Cyril and Pat’. Emily Gravett is one of my favourite ever children’s authors – I think she is super clever as she not only writes the stories but illustrates them too. You may have read some of her other books – here are a few…


  • Once you’ve listened to the story, have a go at the activities on BBC bitesize.


  • If you haven’t already then visit and register for free. Visit the ‘free e-library’. Look at the Oxford Levels and find the correct book band that you are currently reading.






There are lots of fun activities and lessons on BBC Bitesize and Twinkl that you can access.