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Year 2 - Oak & Sycamore

January 2021

During this period of lockdown our online learning will be posted on Tapestry. If you have trouble accessing your account please ring the school office.

Year 2 Home Learning Page


All our learning tasks are now being uploaded to Tapestry as well as the website. This is also a good way to communicate with your teacher. If possible, we are asking for you to upload any learning or pictures onto Tapestry. This is so that we can monitor who is accessing and engaging with these tasks as well as being able to provide feedback where appropriate. If you have any troubles accessing Tapestry, please let us know using the emails below.

Communication with your teacher

We appreciate that communication with your teacher can be tricky via Purple Mash so we want you to know that you can share any learning or questions you may have with your class teacher via email.

Miss Woodhouse:

Miss Justice:

Thank you for your continued support.

As well as the work that has been sent home in your child's learning pack we will also be putting regular learning taks on this page for children to access from home.

Purple Mash

All children have been given their own log in for purple mash (in their home- learning packs) ​​​​​.

C​​​​​​hildren will be set regular '2Dos' on Purple Mash so please click on the '2Do' tab regularly to check for work.

Also, if you click on the 'sharing' tab and then click on 'shared blogs' and then 'Oak class' or 'Sycamore class' you will find a class blog that we can use to communicate with children and parents regarding learning tasks.

Useful websites to access from home:





Year 2 Reading Expectations:

Please encourage your child to read or listen to a story daily. The following link is a set of questions called the VIPERS that we use in school to question children help develop their comprehension skills. Please feel free to use them when checking your child's understanding of the text.

Home Learning Tasks:

We know a lot of you are already doing so but we would like (where possible) for website tasks (Maths and English) to be uploaded to your Purple Mash folder. This is so that we can monitor who is accessing and engaging with these tasks as well as being able to provide feedback where appropriate.

To upload work you will need to select the 'work' tab at the top of your Purple Mash home page and then select the 'My work' folder. Once you are in your own folder you can upload files or photographs of tasks you have completed.

If anyone has problems in doing so, please contact us via our class blogs or school email and we will offer some more support where we can.

Thanks for your ongoing support in these tricky times.

Miss Woodhouse and Miss Justice

Friday 22nd May

Learning task: Maths (Comparing duration of time)

Comparing duration of time

Thursday 21st May

Learning task: Maths (Duration of time)

Duration of time learning task

Wednesday 20th May

Learning task: Maths (Hours and Days)

Today we will be learning about hours and days.
I wonder if you already know how many hours there are in a day… or how many minutes there are in one hour…

Before you start the learning tasks today you might want to recap what you have already learnt about telling the time.

Things to remind/ask yourself ..

Which hand is the hour hand?
Which hand is the minute hand?
How many minutes are between each number on the clock face?
Which side of the clock face shows 'past the hour' ?
Which side of the clock face shows 'to the hour' ?
Where will the minute hand point if it is quarter past 7?

If you have answered these questions then you will be ready for today's new learning - hours and days.

Hours and days activity

Tuesday 19th May

Learning task: Food – Recipe/instructions (written task)

From using our notes that we made yesterday, we are going to write our own recipe of how to make the meal (or whatever you decided to make). If you did make a whole meal you might just want to write out part of it.

Open the document to find a link and some more information about this task.

Writing task

There are some recipe templates attached if you would like to use them, or you could write your own.

Recipe template 1

Recipe template 2

Monday 18th May

Learning task: Food – Recipe/instructions (practical task)

As part of the family home learning project it asks you to do some cooking/baking (with the help of your grown-ups of course).

If possible, we would like you do this to help inspire you for a writing task that we will be doing tomorrow. This could be as simple as making beans on toast or more complicated like baking a cake or even creating a whole meal!
As you measure the ingredients, note what the ingredient is and how much you put in or what you do with it. All of this information will help you write a clear recipe (a form of instruction) tomorrow. HAVE FUN!

Friday 15th May

Learning task (Maths) - 5 minute intervals

Use the document below as a teaching point/reference before completing the tasks.

5 minute intervals

Thursday 14th May

Learning task (Maths) - 5 minute intervals

Lesson 1 - 5 minute intervals

Wednesday 13th May

Learning task (Maths)

Telling the time quiz

Tuesday 12th May

Learning Task: Our Environment - Wind Farm Letters (English - writing task)

Watch this clip a few times:

I would like you to write either a letter of complaint to the farmer about how his wind farm is spoiling the countryside, or a letter of support for his wonderful crop of windmills and his efforts to help the environment.

Words for grown-ups to discuss the meaning of with you to help you understand - complaint, spoiling, countryside, support, crop, efforts

In Year 2 English we have previously written letters and thought about what needs to be included. I wonder if you can remember any features of a letter?
In this letter we would like you to include:
- address (you can make this up!)
- date of when you wrote it
- who it is to and who it is from
- introduction (why you are writing this letter)
- first person
- persuasive language (this means trying to get someone to listen to you)

It would be lovely to see hand-written letters as we miss looking at your beautiful handwriting - remember to form clear tall letters (ascenders) and tail letters (descenders) and think carefully about the sizes of your capital letters.

However, if you decide to do your letter on a word document instead we would still love to see it!

Last thing - take your time! This does not need to be uploaded the same day. You could go back to this within the week - we don't mind how long it takes you. It is good to do some writing then go back to it later, read it through and see if you can spot any mistakes or ways to improve it.

Monday 11th May

Learning task: Our Environment - Wind Farms (English - Talking Task)

Click this link to learn a bit about wind farms and what wind turbines are.

Then read the additional information and talking task in the document.

Our Environment - Wind Farms

Tomorrow we will be doing a piece of writing based on a story clip about wind farms so if you want to carry out more research it might help you.

Friday 8th May

Learning task: Telling the time (Quarter to and Quarter past)

Today we are moving onto reading and making the times: Quarter to and Quarter past.

Use the PowerPoint below as a teaching input/talking point before completing the independent activity. I wonder who can link this new learning to our learning of rotation and/or fractions… How are they similar?

PowerPoint - Time

Telling the time learning

Thursday 7th May

Learning task: Telling the time (O'clok and Half past)

This week in our math lessons we would have been starting to learn about 'time'. Today we will be recapping our Year 1 learning of o'clock and half past - I wonder who can remember this learning from Year 1...

If you have an analogue clock at home it may be useful to use a talking point/reference throughout the task. You can also find analogue clocks online

Can you name the parts of the clock?
Where is the clock face?
Where is the minute hand?
Where is the hour hand?
Try to use this vocabulary when talking about the time.

Use the PowerPoint below as a teaching input/talking point before completing the attached task.

PowerPoint Time

Activity lesson 1

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Open the document and read the text through carefully.

Penguin life cycle reading comprehension

Top tips:
Read the questions and circle the question word - this gives you a clue how you need to answer the question.
You might want to underline part of the text to help you answer a question.
Once you've written your answer, go back and read the question and your answer to check your answer makes sense and is clearly answering the question.

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Learning task: Animal fact page (Science and English - sentence composition)

Can you carry out research about an animal of your choice and create a fact page? (Like we did about hedgehogs in school).

Open the word document to get some more guidance and questions to think about when writing your fact page!

Animal fact page details and example

Here are some videos to remind yourself of the different animal groupings

Friday 1st May

Learning task: Making patterns with shape (rotation)

Today we are looking at rotation within a pattern. Use the document below as a talking point and see if you can figue our the rule of the pattern. Can there only be one rule?

Making patterns with shape (rotation)

Thursday 30th April

Position and Direction - Consolidation activity (Maths)

To continue with our position and direction learning in maths, we would like you to spend some time on Purple Mash exploring ‘2code’. Your teacher has set a 2do for the program we would like you to start with. This is an opportunity to put into practice the movements and turns you have learnt so far.

Wednesday 29th April

Position and Direction - New maths learning

There are two tasks to complete today to continue your learning of position and direction. Remember to use our key vocabulary: forwards, backwards, clockwise, anti-clockwise, quarter turn, full turn, half turn, three-quarter turn.

Task 1: Following written directions.

Following directions

Task 2: Where's Wally activity.

Where's Wally activity

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Homophones (new learning) Continuation from yesterday

Can you remember what a homophone is?

Use the link below to refresh your memory on homophones and then complete the activity sheet.

Activity sheet - Tuesday - 28.4.20

Below are also some additional activities you could do to support your learning of homophones.

Homophones 1

Homophones 2

Homophones 3

You could also listen to this song:

This is a fun game to play:

Monday 27th April 2020

Homophones (new learning)

In our English lessons we would’ve been learning about homophones. Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have different meanings. It is important to learn about homophones so that we do not use words incorrectly within our writing. Also, when we are reading, we need to make sure we know what the word means in order to understand the text.

Use the following link to learn more about homophones and then complete the activity sheet.

Activity Sheet - Homophones - Monday 27.4.20

You could also listen to this song:

This is a fun game to play:

Friday 24th April

Learning task: Position and Direction (Maths - new learning)

Today we would like you to continue with your math learning of position and direction. If you haven’t yet had a look at yesterday’s task you may want to do so first.

Describing turns task

World Book Night! - 23.4.20

Today is World Book Night. Between 7pm and 8pm tonight you're invited to have an hour dedicated just to book - this could be reading aloud, reading alone, reading to other members of your house hold, ringing a friend/family member and discussing books etc. Please visit the website to find out more! #ReadingHour

Thursday 23rd April

Learning task: Position and Direction (Maths - new learning)

This week in our Math lessons we would have been looking at ‘position and direction’. I wonder what you already know… Which way is left? Which way is right? This is some of the language we will be using to describe position and movement. Today we will just focus on describing movement.

Use the document below as a talking point to get you started. Can you complete the different tasks?

Position and Direction

Wednesday 22nd April

Learning task - Suffix -ness (new learning) Continuation from yesterday

Open the PowerPoint from yesterday (Suffix -ness PowerPoint) and find the slide which is today's date. Continue the learning - activities below.

Writing words with suffix -ness in sentences

Adding -ness word search

Mini Quiz


Click on the link to use what you've learnt to take a quiz!

Tuesday 21st April

Learning task - Suffix -ness (new learning)

(This learning task will be over two days - The PowerPoint has a slide with today's date and then learning and activities, then stop at tomorrow's date to complete tomorrow).

Suffix -ness PowerPoint

Activity Sheet 1 - Adding suffix -ness

Activity Sheet 2 - Jumbled words


Click on the link to use what you've learnt to take a quiz!

Welcome back! - Monday 20th April

Learning task -Using commas to correctly list items in a sentence including using the word 'and' (new learning)

Use this link to learn about the use of commas when creating a list within a sentence. There is a video to watch and a few activities for you to carry out.


Can you write your own sentence including commas to tell me a few things you did over the Easter holidays? Here's mine to help you:

During the Easter holidays I read a book, relaxed in my garden, completed a tricky jigsaw and had a video call with my family.

Thank you!

We just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to parents who are engaging in home learning with their child - in any way, shape or form! We appreciate it can't be easy, especially if you're still working from home.

It is so lovely to see what children are doing, not only with the 2Dos we set on Purple Mash but also the website and home learning packs -so keep uploading work onto Purple Mash for us to see or email it the office and they will forward on to us so we can reply to you.

The most important thing is that we try to not let children miss out on vital learning that they would've been doing in school. With this in mind, please keep checking the website (after Easter) for learning tasks that are providing new learning for children, rather than just our recap work. (There have been some new learning tasks this week so please take a look below). We want to give them the best opportunity to learn as much as they can in preparation for the next step of their education, even in these tricky circumstances.

Have a restful Easter!

From Miss Justice and Miss Woodhouse

Happy Easter!

Below are some Easter activities/ideas/games you could be doing throughout the Easter holidays. There is no expectation for you to be doing these, they are just there in case you need them. We will also continue to set 2Do tasks on Purple Mash during the holidays, but again these are only optional (this is a time for parents to have a break too!)

Easter Egg Mindfulness Colouring

Easter Games

Easter Home Learning Challenge

Easter Reading Comprehension

Easter Word Search

The Easter Story PowerPoint

There are also some websites with Easter games/activities on (please sit with your child when they are accessing these games in case of pop-ups etc.):

There is also an Easter section on Purple Mash - Home > Topics > Celebrations and Faith > Christianity > Easter.

Friday 3rd April

Learning task - Food chain reading comprehension

Carefully read the text attached and answer the questions on a separate piece of paper. You could share your answers on Purple Mash for your teacher to see.

Food chains reading comprehension

Thursday 2nd April

Learning task -Using apostrophes for possession (new learning)

In English we would've been continuing our grammar lessons. This week we are learning how to use an apostrophe for possession. Can you remember when we have used apostrophes before? ( ' )

Please take a look through this PowerPoint and complete the task and the challenge at the end. There is also a video to watch in the PowerPoint - here is a link to it in case it doesn't work from the PowerPoint - If you scroll down after the video there is an activity to do!

PowerPoint - Apostrophes for possession

Wednesday 1st April

Learning task - Comparing length (new learning)

In our maths lessons we would have been continuing with our measurement work. So far we had practically explored measuring different length objects using centimetres and metres. We spoke about 1m being equal to 100cm.

Can you compare and order the lengths of these objects? Remember to check carefully whether we are measuring in cm or m.

Comparing lengths

Tuesday 31st March

Learning task: Suffix - 'ment' (new learning)

In English we would have been continuing our learning on suffixes. Can you read the information about the suffix - 'ment' and complete the task at the bottom of the page. Before you start you might want to quickly recap what a suffix is and think about the suffix endings we have already learnt.

Suffix - ment


Can you write your own sentences including words with the suffix -ment?

Monday 30th March

Learning task: Animals and food chains (science) (new learning)

In school we would have been introducing you to the idea of ‘food chains’ in science. Please open the link to the PowerPoint below to find out a little more about what a food chain is and become familiar with the key vocabulary we would like you to use when describing a food chain.

There is an independent task for you to complete at the end of the learning. Remember you can upload this task to purple mash for us to see!

Food Chains PowerPoint

Look our for a new '2Do' on Purple Mash - You should be able to use your new knowledge of food chains to complete the activity.

Friday 27th March

It’s virtual zoo day tomorrow at Chester Zoo. If children go on they have a virtual tour. There’s a timetable for certain animals.

Learning task: Multiplication and division fact families

Can you complete the attached document and find the related facts for the three numbers? Once you have completed this task you could create your own fact family.

Multiplication and division fact families

Challenge: Number detectives!

Can you use your problem solving skills to work out the hidden number? Remember to reason and don't give up! You can share on our class blog once you have cracked the code...

Thursday 26th March

Learning task: Statistics

Here is some collected data.

Category: Favourite flowers

daffodil = 8

poppy = 11

daisy = 4

rose = 10

tulip = 15

Can you represent the data in three different ways: a tally chart, a pictogram and a block graph?

Can you then answer the following questions?


Q1. What is the most popular flower?

Q2. What is the least popular flower?

Q3. How many people like daisies and roses altogether?

Q4. How many more people like tulips than daffodils?

Q5. What is the difference between the amount of people who like roses and the amount of people who like tulips?


Can you match the mathematical vocabulary to the correct definitions? They are mixed up!

statistics = a chart that uses pictures to represent data

data = a way of recording data using tally marks

tally = a type of graph that shows different amounts of numbers as blocks

pictogram = a collection of numbers

block graph = collecting data

Wednesday 25th March

Learning task: Edit and Improve

Can you edit and improve this piece of writing from Alice in Wonderland? There is a checklist to help you identify how many mistakes to spot. Perhaps you could print this off to edit it or you could re-write it out in your homework books/on a piece of paper or even re-write it on a word document!

Edit and improve - Alice in wonderland


Can you continue the piece of writing to explain what might happen next in the story?

Tuesday 24th March

Oak and Sycamore have been set a '2Do' task today on Purple Mash so please log in to see your activity! We are also in the process of setting up our class blog which you can find on purple mash!

Learning task: Fractions recap

Can you work your way through some of these 'White Rose' math tasks? We have already covered fractions so let's see who can recall our important vocabulary when explaining your thoughts.


Monday 23rd March

Learning task: Reading comprehension

Can you read the text carefully and answer the questions about what you have read. Remember to underline any key information that might help you.

RWI comprehension


Can you read one of your school books and write your own questions to quiz someone else? Try to think of different types of questions. Use the question stems below to help you!

What word could the author have used instead of ...

How do you think .... feels?

Can you explain why ...

What do you predict ...

Who did ...

What happened when ...

Thursday 19th March 2020

Learning Task: Sentence writing about a picture

resource image

Can you use these sentence starters to help you write some sentences to persuade humans to treat animals with respect? You might want to think of some of your own sentence starters as well!

Sentence starters:

It is important that…

It is appalling that...

We need to...

Did you know that... ?

How can we... ?

Will you...?

Challenge: Question time!

What is a habitat?

What is happening in the picture?

Do you think it is fair?

Which animals can you see?

What country do you think the picture is from?

Do you think there are any important messages to take from this picture?

If you were driving the digger, how would you feel? What would you do?

Wednesday 18th March 2020

Learning Task: Measuring (cm)

Can you measure different objects in your home (to the nearest cm)? Remember how to carefully line the object up with 0cm, to measure accurately. Can you record which is the longest object you found and which was the shortest object you found? Could you order them all from shortest to longest?


Could you carry out your own research on how you would record a measurement if it was half a cm? For example if you measured a book and it was 13 and a half cm long - how would we write it?
This link is a fun measuring game!
Website link:

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Learning task:

Maths - Sequences 2s, 5s, 10s, 3s


Daily 10 - Can you complete a daily 10 of your choice? Can you challenge yourself and change the timing to beat your last time? Website link:

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