Spring Term 2021

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These are the spellings for this half term. Practice sheets can be downloaded below.

Year 2 spellings Spring 1 2021

Week 1 Week 2  Week 3   Week 4   Week 5  Week 6


Week 1,

Week 2

week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Maths Homework

Each week Mrs Haigh will set some  My Maths  homework on a Friday to complete for the following Friday. It will relate to the work we are learning in class each week and provide extra practice. There are some free workbooks from White Rose Maths.


Home learning

I have attached a suggested timetable for home learning and will try and upload work by 5.00pm the night before so there is time to look through the work and print it the night before.


Reading books are available through Bug Club starting this week. Please read the letter for more information.

Bug Club Letter


If the children enjoy online books there are some available using this link to   Oxford Owl User name: Books300 Password: Class2

There are many phonics/grammar resources for the children to access on this site too.

I have signed the children up to a reading platform called epic. The children can access it for free during the school day between 9.00am and 4.00pm. The instructions are below.

Epic Year 2

Monday 18th January

Mrs Haigh challenges you to read 3 books from Bug Club this week! Watch the video to see how!


This week we are introducing division. There are two ways to teach this by sharing and by grouping. The first lesson shows us how to share.



English: Grammar and spelling. We are learning to drop the ‘e’ before adding -ing or -ed. Watch the spelling zone video before practicing this weeks spellings and completing the worksheets. There is a word search and then a fill in the missing words sheet. Choose your level of difficulty 3 stars for the most difficult.

Word Search

Using verbs sheet

Afternoon Lesson


Watch the video and complete the lesson worksheets. For the experiment in the lesson you will need a piece of paper, pencil, rock, coin, cotton wool ball and a small bowl of water. There is a worksheet to record your results or use a note pad.
There are 2 extra worksheets to complete after if you have time. The Silly Sally sheet asks you to choose a material and explain why that material won’t work. Be as silly as you can!

https://Oak Acadamy Lesson  Which materials float and sink

Float and sink experiment

Grouping materials Handout

PDF Handout_Silly Sally

Tuesday 19th January


So today we are making equal groups by grouping objects in 2’s,5’s or 10’s. Complete the White Rose Maths Sheet. There is also some classroom secrets sheets. Choose your level of difficulty. Sheet 1 easy, Sheet 2 average, Sheet 3 challenging!




Today we are doing a Neil Armstrong comprehension. Read the information and then complete the questions. Get some help from an adult if you need some.

Neil Armstrong Biography

Neil Armstrong Comprehension questions

After completing your work watch the story time video with Mrs Haigh Reading ‘ The Darkest Dark’

Afternoon lesson: RE

What is the moral of each story from the Islamic holy book the Qu’ran? Use the worksheet to investigate this more.

Investigating Stories from the Qu’ran

Wednesday 20th January


Today we are using the division sign and the multiplication sign. Multiplication is counting in groups of 2 to see how many altogether. Division is when we start with an amount and then group in 2’s to see how many groups of 2. Complete your White Rose Worksheet and then choose which Classroom secrets sheet to complete remember 1 is the easiest and 3 is the hardest.




Watch the story book, The way back home.

When you have watched the story try filling in the story map. The exciting parts of the story are when there is a problem and it is solved. Resolution means how the story is solved. Can you spot the problems in the story and how they get solved.


We are going to write the story in our own words tomorrow. If you have time start today.

Afternoon lessons:

Lesson 3 Listen and join in to the Dance: Lets make a snowman



The children have been set a coding  lesson called,  Air Traffic Control  on Purple Mash.
Work through Challenges 1 and 2 with the children , reading through the blocks of code. We are following the instructions for what the plane should do and then turning it into code. An algorithm is a precise step by step set of instructions used to solve a problem or achieve an objective. We are aiming to create the correct algorithms on the computer.

Thursday 21st January

Mathematics: Today we are dividing by 5 so we are thinking how many groups of 5 we can make from a number. This week I have put the 5X tables on My Maths for you to practice your 5X tables and divisions.


English: Today you are going to write your own version of The Way Back home. You can watch the following video before you start.

It will be the same story but you will make it your own by describing the characters of the boy and the alien. Remember to extend some of your sentences using the word ‘but’ like your grammar homework this week. Use your story plan from yesterday to help you. Type the story in google docs or write on paper.

Narrow Lined paper


Newspaper Report PowerPoint

Find out more about the Apollo 11 Landings and what happened when Neil Armstrong went to the moon. Record your understanding using the newspaper report worksheet.

Newspaper Template

Just for fun, there is a cartoon video of the character QPootle 5

Friday 22nd January


Today we are dividing by 10. How many groups of 10 can we make in our maths today.




Join in the spelling test with Mrs Haigh.

Then watch how to form ladder letters.

Our first ladder letter to practice is letter Ll

The Letter ‘l’ Activity Sheet – Cursive Alt

The Letter ‘l’ More Joining Practice

Afternoon Activities:

Caring and kindness activities. To be a good friend we all have to be kind. Listen to the “Kind” story by Axel Schleffer.

In lockdown this is particularly important and everyone deserves some kindness. Can you use these activity ideas to be kind to someone else this weekend?



BBC Daily Bitesize Daily



Science and well being: This program is 20 minutes of exercise, science and a story.


Listen to the Music Express Numbers Lesson 1 and join in with the rhythm and the beat.

Friday 15th January


Watch the video to remind you how to double from Year 1.Complete the doubling challenge cards. To double a 2-digit number first partition into tens and ones and then double the tens and then ones and then add them back together. eg double 32 is double 30+30 =60, 2+2=4,60+4=64



Handwriting Watch the video to remind you how to write letter b. Complete the two handwriting sheets and the extra activity is an I spy things beginning with b. Use a dictionary to spell all the words correctly! I have also included a poem about Fog for you to copy. It reminded me of the weather on Wednesday this week!

The Letter ‘b’ Activity Sheet – Cursive

The Letter ‘b’ More Joining Practice

Fog Poem

I Spy Activity Sheet

Spelling test: Watch the video to complete your spellings with Mrs Haigh. I have uploaded a white board called a jamboard where you may be able to write your spellings straight on the whiteboard on your computer or I-pad.. Let me know if this helps.

Afternoon work:Art/Science

We are continuing to think about Winter. The birds need our help at this time of year so watch the two films and see if you can make a birdfeeder to help the birds. There are 2 examples of ways to make a bird feeder.


Yoghurt pot bird feeders

Natural pine cone bird feeders

Thursday 14th January


Today is the 10 times table. Once again there are the White Rose Maths Sheets and a sheet you can type straight into.


Year-2-The-10-Times-Tables extra sheet


Read the Cloudy Day Questions sheet and watch the film again before answering the questions. Make sure you write in sentences and use Tuesday’s emotion sheet to help.

Cloudy Day Questions


Who was Neil Armstrong? What did he do that was so amazing? What happened in his life ?Watch the Twinkl slides and BBC Bitesize information to learn more. Can you complete the time line and write your own facts?

Neil Armstrong PowerPoint


Neil Armstrong Timeline Activity Sheet

Wednesday 13th January



Today all the work is based on the 5 times table. Once again the second sheet you should be able just to open and type into so no need to print!





Using the Cloudy Video from yesterday, today you are going to write what happens in a story on the lined paper or by typing on the Google Docs Sheet or as a comic strip. If you are using the comic strip please draw and write what the characters are saying. You can practice your verb endings as you write your story.

Comic Strip

Narrow Lined

Afternoon Activities:
Dance :

Listen to the Radio program and join in with the actions.



Log on to Purple Mash and Mrs Haigh has set an activity. Remember your username is your first name and initial of your surname eg. sophiep and your password is
I have set a Chimp 2Code activity. If you have done it before choose a Chimp activity that is new to you.

Tuesday 12th January



Today we are practicing using our 2 times tables. There is the White Rose Math’s Sheet to go with the video and a Classroom Secrets sheet you can type straight onto if you open it. Good luck. Remember to do your 2 x tables on My Maths.




We are using a video to base our English work on this week. There is a booklet of work for the video. I am uploading the whole booklet if you feel that you want all the work for the week.

A Cloudy Lesson KS1 Activity Pack – Activity Pack

I will also upload the individual sheets for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesday’s lesson is a comprehension sheet.

A cloudy day comprehension

A cloudy day emotional words

It tells you when to stop the video to answer the questions. After that there is a word sorting activity.


Learn about the Shahadah, one of the pillars of Islam and find some Islamic art to copy. There is a video to watch and a worksheet to complete.


Monday 11th January

Today you are learning to arrange counters into arrays. You will need to find some counters at home. Buttons, pennies or lego bricks. Making arrays is a way of seeing numbers in rows and columns to help with multiplication and division. There are extra sheets to practice arrays. Please don’t print all the pages for more arrays as there are answer pages. Start with the first 3! I have also set up the 2X tables to practice on My Math’s this week and you can work through the My Maths lesson.


more arrays

Watch the powerpoint presentation for ing Mrs Haigh will explain the task. Complete the 2/3 worksheets. The Bingo worksheet is used in the lesson or the children can just write down the words. You can also practice some of your spellings today.

Activity Sheet Actions

Activity Sheet Adding -ing

Activity Sheet -ing Bingo Game

Watch the Oaks academy lesson. How can I describe an object? Make sure you have a pencil and paper ready. To complete the investigation sheet after the the lesson you will need a small bowl of water, a paper clip, a small sponge, a piece of paper, a small ball, a rubber band and a pencil.


Describing properties

Friday 8th January


Multiplication colouring



The YouTube video is Mrs Haigh doing the spelling test. Good Luck.

Spelling Test video


There is a very quick letter k formation video and two handwriting practice sheets for letter k. For more handwriting practice there is an Alien Handwriting Poem to copy. There is a sheet of lined paper to print for the poem or use a lined exercise book.

Letter K video

k sheet 1, k sheet 2, Alien Poem ,Narrow Lined paper


This term we will be learning about Neil Armstrong.
Today’s activity is a creative STEM challenge from the STEM Ambassadors. We can’t wait to see your projects!


Thursday 7th January


Y2-White Rose Sheets


Times table practice Year-2


Watch this alien film and write your own alien story. Remember to include lots of adjectives and adverbs to make your sentences interesting.

There is a lined document that you can print and write onto. You can also try typing onto the plain paper on google classroom. If you have already written a story, type it out onto the plain paper and check your spelling and grammar to improve it.

Alien-writing paper


We we’re measuring the temperature at school and talking about signs of winter. So for today’s task take a winter walk and use all your senses to spot the signs of winter. There is a check list of items to spot and a senses sheet if you wish. .


Describing winter


If you can’t go outside we use Lets Move at school for dance. You can listen to the program and dance along.


Wednesday 6th January


Add-equal-groups worksheet

Coin multiplication worksheet

building-bricks-multiplication worksheet


Listen to the story and enjoy

Next watch Mrs Haigh’s presentation

Now see if you can describe an alien

Alien Description worksheet

Religious Education:

This term we are learning about Islam in today’s lesson we will hear about what Muslims believe. The video introduces the children to the religion and the work today explores the 99 names of Allah. A selection can be found on the worksheets. Allow your child to choose one to attempt to copy on the calligraphy sheet. Please explain that Muslims believe that it is disrespectful to God to draw images in human or animal form.

Introduction to Islam Video

Introduction to Islam Powerpoint

99 Names of Allah- Cover 99 Names of Allah- Part 1

99 Names of Allah- Part 2 99 Names of Allah- Part 3

Calligraphy geometric pattern border

Tuesday 5th January

English: Past and Present Tense

Lesson Presentation Past and Present Tenses

Change the Tense Activity Sheet

Rewrite the Sentences Activity Sheet

Mathematics: has been set on Google Classroom.

Science/Physical Activity: Seasonal Changes-a Winter walk.

Signs of Winter: use this information powerpoint to find out about the signs of winter and then take a winter walk to look for signs that it is winter.

Winter Hunt Checklist

Our Winter Nature Walk

PE lesson: Wednesday

We are now setting homework and home learning using google classroom. The children have their own login details and password. Click the links below for further information.