By / 3rd May, 2020 / Year2 / Off

Hello everyone!

Here are the new activities for this week. Try to do a mixture of work in your book as well as online activities. Remember to make the most of any good weather we get by spending time in your garden or going for walk/bike ride with your family.

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Did you watch Captain Tom’s birthday on the news? I think he is a very inspirational person and it shows that even one person can make a big difference in the world.

Remember, any problems then please get in touch with me through Purple Mash email.

Stay safe,

Mrs Marsden.


White Rose Maths Week 3.

Try to do one lesson per day – watch the video and then have a go at the questions in your book.

Also, there are a number of Reasoning and Problem Solving questions from previous topics you will have covered in Year 2. Here are the place value and addition/subtraction questions. You don’t need to do all of them but they are an extra that you can choose from, if you want to.

Yr 2 – Autumn Block 1 – Place Value

Yr 2 – Autumn Block 2 – Addition and subtraction

Remember to keep practising on Numbots and Times Table Rock Stars.

Here are a few fun maths games that you could try:

Odd/Even numbers:

Counting in 2/5/10’s:

Practising time:



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 spelling pattern this week is to add on the suffix ‘ful’ or ‘less’ to a root word. A suffix is something you add on to the end of a word that changes its meaning. When you add ‘ful’ to a word it means to be full of something like in ‘grateful’. The suffix ‘less’ means without so ‘hopeless’ is without any hope. For these spellings you just add the word on to the root word, without changing its spelling. So care+ful = careful. (Have you spotted that the word ‘full’ has two ll’s at the end but the suffix ‘ful’ only has one?)

Practise writing these before having a go at the games. You could teach a member of your family the noughts and crosses spelling game we play in school.

Print these word cards – how many words can you make with the suffix less/ful? Some words can be used for both!


I have attached a poetry activity from the Literacy Company. Read the poem and try to complete the activities.


Can you remember what a noun is? Watch the video and have a go at the questions on the quiz.

There are online lessons looking at an excellent book ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman,  take a look at lesson one here.


Visit BBC Bitesize and listen to the story about Daisy. Can you complete activities 1,2 and 3? This can be done verbally with an adult or written in your books.

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.

You can continue to read texts on Serial Mash on and answer the comprehension activities or continue to visit

VE Day

On Friday we will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE day. Have a go at reading the text below to find out about VE day. There are three levels of challenge for this text (1 star, 2 star, 3 star) – choose the one that you feel comfortable with.

VE day reading

Can you create a medal to celebrate VE day? I’d love to see your designs! You can use coloured pencils, pens or even paint. You can use the template below or create your medal on a seperate piece of paper or card.



Find out about the artist Jane Perkins and have a go at making a self portrait using natural or recycled materials. You may need to collect materials on a walk/in your garden or collect some materials from your recycling before you start the lesson.


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