Remote Learning Year 2 – Previous

Week Beginning: 22.2.21                                            Year group: 2


Instructions with links to teaching and activities



5 word spelling
Group 2 week 7 spelling
Class 2 online Literacy Monday 22nd Feb

  • Watch the video of the book Dear teacher  
  • Afterwards, please match the key words from the book to their definitions. You might want to use a dictionary to help you. If you need extra help you may need to look at where the word is used in the book and work out the meaning from that.
  • Finally, please can you label the photo of Michael from the book. Around him you will need to write what he looks like, what his personality might be (for example, funny) and what he might like or dislike. You will need to find this information out from his letters in the book. You will also need to remember your describing words for this activity.
Maths5 minute maths

Group 2 online maths lesson Monday 22nd Feb

–      This week we are going to be learning about 2-D and 3-D shapes. We are going to be starting this week learning about the different shapes.

–      To start with, please can you watch the video

–      Afterwards, please can you colour in the first shapes worksheet. You will have to colour in each shape a different colour. It tells you what colour matches each shape on the sheet.

–      Next, you will find a sheet full of everyday options and some sheets with names of 3-D shapes on the top. You will have to match the objects to the shapes.

 3D shape sorting

Recognising shapes worksheet

OtherTEAMS meeting to get together after half term 2.15pm

Activities on Purple Mash


LiteracyTEAMS meeting to discuss next couple of days 9.15am

Class 2 online Literacy Tuesday 23rd Feb

  • Please Re-watch the video from yesterday to refresh your knowledge of the book.
  • Look at the story event cards and decide which order they happen in the book.
  • Cut out the story event cards and stick them down in the right order to create a story map. You might want to use arrows and pictures to help your story map make more sense.
MathsGroup 2 maths online lesson Tuesday 23rd Feb

–      Today you are going to be making some 2-D and 3-D shapes!

–      First please watch the video on loom which will explain to you how to make your 3-d shapes

–      Afterwards you can make a start on making your 3-d shape animals!

–      Next please make some 2-d shapes using objects you have around your house.

3D shape animals

OtherClass 2 history online lesson Tuesday 23rd Feb

–      This term we are going to be learning about Scott of the Antarctic.

–      Firstly, please could you watch the video on Scott of the Antarctic

–      Afterwards, could you please write a little bit about Scott of the Antarctic on the template. This could be about his journey, which country he was from and anything you found interesting from the video.

–      Once you have done your writing please can you draw a picture of Scott of the Antarctic.


LiteracyClass 2 online Literacy Wednesday 24th Feb

  • Please watch the video on different parts of a letter
  • Afterwards, cut out each part of the jumbled-up letter. You will have to cut up the different parts of the letter and put them back in the right order.
  • Once, you have put it back in the right order please label each part of the letter, using the video to help you.
MathsGroup 2 online maths lesson Wednesday 24th Feb

–      Please watch the video

–      Afterwards, play the sorting shapes game and make a note of what score you get

–      Next, please complete the worksheet on counting the sides on shapes.

Counting the sides on shapes worksheet


Session G

Balanced diet

Sort a selection of foods/food labels. Find out which foods we can eat a lot of & which should be eaten sparingly. Discuss children’s food diaries sensitively. Children draw the contents of a healthy lunch box & design their own lid.


Remind children that we found out about the different food groups in the last session. What were they? Fruit and vegetables, Cereals, Meat, fish and eggs, Dairy products and High energy foods. Explain that we eat a balanced diet when we eat the right amounts of food from the different groups. We do need to eat a variety of the right sort of foods too, so that our meals are not boring. Point out that children should eat some foods from all 5 groups, as all are needed for healthy growth.


Introduce the food pyramid as a guide to a healthy diet, explaining how the shape of the triangle guides us to a balanced diet. Ask –Which foods can we eat freely? and Which foods can we have as a treat? Discuss which foods we need plenty of, which foods should be eaten in moderation and which for a special treat.

Ask children to select ingredients from the range of products for a healthy and an unhealthy lunchbox. (Y2) or for a day’s meals. (Y3)

Emphasise that it is alright to have some treats, but that we must balance that with items from the other food groups. Talk about saving the ‘treat’ until last, so that you can look forward to it while you are eating the rest of your lunch.

Point out that healthy eating is important for adults too – see video clip at

Ask children to design a healthy lunch for their lunchbox.


LiteracyTEAMS meeting to discuss next couple of days 9.15am

Class 2 online Literacy Thursday 25th Feb

  • Please watch the video
  • Next, read the extract from ‘Dear Teacher’ of Michael’s letter explaining his adventure with NASA. Think about what happens within Michael’s letter, what are the key events?
  • You are going to use your postcard templates to write a postcard to your friend (you can choose which friend you write to). You will need to remember the structure of a letter from yesterday.
  • In your postcard you will need to tell your friend about Michael’s adventure with NASA.
  • After you have wrote your postcard, you can add a picture to the back.

Postcard template

MathsGroup 2 maths online learning Thursday 25th Feb

–      Please watch the video

–      Afterwards, please complete the worksheet on counting vertices on shapes.

Counting vertices on shapes

OtherRE                                                                                      WEEK 7

Work this half term is on the Gospel – below is a worksheet with instructions.

There is a video to watch to help with the activity which is also below.




Spelling test

MathsActivities on My Maths


OtherClass 2 online PSHCE lesson Friday 26th Feb

–      Today we are learning about climate change, which is a really important subject, however, I want you to remember not to worry about anything because it is not scary!

–      Please watch the video which will help you understand what climate change is

–      Afterwards, I would like you to have a look at the PowerPoint. The first couple of slides have pictures of things we can do to help climate change on them.

–      After you have looked through the first couple of slides you will find your task!

–      Your task is to create an eco-town. An eco-town is a place where everything helps slow down climate change.

–      On the last few slides, you will find some examples of eco-towns.

–      You can create your eco-town however you would like to.

–      You could build them, draw them, paint them, or even create one on the computer. All I ask is that you label some of your features.

–      I look forward to seeing them all!

Week Beginning: 8.2.21                               Year group: 2


Instructions with links to teaching and activities


LiteracySpellings to be tested on Friday

Week 6 Group 2 spelling page 1

Week 6 Group 2 spelling page 2

Week 6 – 5 word spellings

Mon Literacy

Today’s work is writing a story setting using adjectives for description.

Below is a link to a short introduction to the activity

Settings – adjectives word mat

Describing settings word bank

Maths5 minute maths

Group 2 online maths learning- Monday 8th February.

–      Watch the video on how to draw pictograms

–      Use the example frequency tables to create a pictogram showing the results from the table.

–      You will need to put the counters into the correct column to create your pictogram. Make sure to put the right amount in each column.

–      You could also use different items other than counters (pasta works well!)

–      You don’t have to complete every frequency table, just pick one.

Pictogram template

OtherActivities set on purple mash


LiteracyTuesday literacy

Today we are using adjectives again but this time to describe a character.

Below is a link to a short introduction to the activity.

You only need to choose one of the worksheets to complete.

Describing the monster worksheet


Group 2 online maths learning- Tuesday 9th February.

–      Please watch the narrated PowerPoint attached. You can access this by clicking on Slide show which is located in the top bar and then pressing watch from the beginning.

–      Afterwards, please complete the attached worksheet.

–      You will need to read the pictogram to answer the questions below using the information you learn from the pictogram.

–      When it asks you for the least popular you will need to look at which thing has the least votes.

–      For the most popular you will have to look at the things that have the most votes.

–      On some questions it may ask you to add the votes together.

–      Moreover, when it asks you for the difference you will have to take one number away from the other.


Class 2 online geography lesson 4

–        Watch the video

–        Afterwards, please draw your own symbols into the key attached.

–        Create a treasure map and add your symbols to your map!

Map symbols



LiteracyWednesday literacy

Today you are going to write a description of a character you might meet on your own quest in the setting you wrote about on Monday.

Below is a link to a short introduction to the activity.

Character description writing template

Character description word mat 1

Character description word mat 2


Group 2 online maths learning – Wednesday 10th February


–      Watch the video on drawing a block diagram

–      Afterwards, please can you use either Lego or blocks to create your own block diagram to show the results from each example picture. For example, if there are 4 bees in the picture you would stack 4 blocks in the bee column.

–      Do not worry if you do not have any blocks or Lego at home you can always just draw your block diagram using a pencil instead.

–      Remember you will need to draw your axis and label them.

Block diagram template


Session F Food Groups

One thing humans need to survive is a balanced diet. Discuss food groups & what each type of food is needed for. Children draw their own representation of balanced diet. Make a fruit juice survey, collect the data & graph the results. Start a food diary.


In the last Session we found out that food is one of the basic needs for survival. Explain that today we are going to look at the foods we humans eat, and start to learn about what makes a balanced diet to help keep us healthy.

Introduce food groups. At this stage divide food into 5 simple groups –

1. Fruit and vegetables – mainly vitamins and minerals (special substances to help the body stay healthy).

2. Cereals (bread) – mainly carbohydrates (parts of food which give the body energy).

3. Meat, fish and eggs – mainly protein (parts of food which help the body grow).

4. Dairy products – mainly protein (parts of food which help the body grow) and vitamins and minerals (special substances to help the body stay healthy)

5. High energy foods (butter, cakes, chocolate) – mainly fats and sugars (parts of food which helps the body keep warm and get energy).


Discuss the fact that we also need water to remain healthy – some is obtained from drinks (including plain water) and some from other foods.


Together look at  and sort foods into the food groups.

Use pictures from magazines or drawings to sort food products into groups and label (session resources).


LiteracyThursday literacy

Today the children are going to write about what happens during the quest to the setting they have described earlier in the week. They will be using time conjunctions to order events and adjectives to make their writing interesting.

Below is a link to a short introduction to the activity.

Time conjunctions word mat


Group 2 online maths learning – Thursday 11th February


–      Watch the video

–      Please complete the attached worksheets.

–      For the worksheets you will need to first draw the block diagrams onto the template, collecting your data from the pictures above. Afterwards you will then need to answer the questions using the results that you have recorded in your block diagram.

–      If you would like a challenge, then please create your block diagram worksheet.

 Vehicle block diagram

Zoo block diagram


Class 2 (Year 2)  RE – The five Pillars of Islam?      Lesson 6

The fifth pillar of Islam is a special journey called a pilgrimage –  Hajj


Look at the powerpoint presentation about Pilgrimage.


  • Imagine you have visited Makka. Write a postcard home describing some of the things you saw and did.





Spelling test


MathsActivities set on my maths




Class two online PSHCE Ruby’s worry.

–      Listen to the video of Ruby’s worry


–      Afterwards, make your own worry. You can decorate them however you would like to.


Week Beginning: 1.2.21                Year group: 2


Instructions with links to teaching and activities


LiteracySpellings to be tested on Friday

Week 5 Group 2 spelling page 1

Week 5 Group 2 spelling page 2

Week 5 – 5 word spellings  

Class two online English lesson Monday 1st Feb

–      Watch the video to remind yourself what prepositions are

–      Scroll to the bottom of the page and complete the quiz ‘What is a preposition? Quiz’. Use this quiz to test your knowledge on prepositions.

–      Next, move onto the picture of the house. Start by using the questions below it to spark your imagination about the house. Remember any answer is correct, it is your story!

–      Afterwards, think about some questions you have about the picture. What would you ask the house if it could talk to you? For example, how did the house get there?

–      Try to extend your learning by adding descriptions to some parts of your picture. E.g., The house shone brightly, illuminating the dull surroundings.

–      Finally, try and write a sentence about the house.

Maths5 minute maths

Monday week 5 maths

This week we are working on tally charts and pictograms in maths.

Today there is a video lesson introducing tally charts that includes activities to join in with. I have also included a worksheet for some extra practice.


Link to video lesson


Tally chart worksheet


Activities set on Purple Mash




Class two online English lesson Tuesday 2nd Feb

–      Watch the video of the book ‘Quest’ This book has no words so whilst you are watching you will have to think about what it might say if there were words.

–      Whilst you are watching consider the following:

  • What might the characters say?
  • What do you think the characters are thinking?
  • What do you think will happen next?

–      Next please complete a book review on Quest. Please use the template.

–      In the first box you will need to write your name, the title of the book (Quest), the name of the person who wrote the book (Aaron Becker) and what the book is about.

–      In the box to the right, you should write why you would recommend the book. When you are answering this question consider:

  • What was good about the book?
  • What didn’t you enjoy about the book?
  • Who would you recommend the book to?
  • Who would not enjoy the book?

–      Next in the box underneath the first box, you will need to write what happens in the book. Use your imagination to create your own narrative to go alongside the pictures.

–      Finally, draw a picture to represent the book.


MathsTuesday week 5 maths

Today we are continuing with work on tally charts and have a further lesson to watch.

This is then followed by some worksheets to practice understanding.

 Practice worksheet

Other Class 2 Group 2 online geography lesson 4

–        Please watch the video on using a compass

–        For this lesson you will need to remember the points on a compass! Sometimes this can be remembered by a rhyme, I like to use Never Eat Shredded Wheat for North South East and West.

–        First, I would like you to cut out the points below the picture of the compass and then stick them on the right places on the compass.

–        Afterwards I would like you to follow the directions on the map. Try and do each route in a different colour so you can see the difference.



Class two online English lesson Wednesday 3rd Feb

–      Watch the video to refresh your knowledge on verbs and what they do

–      Afterwards, watch the short, narrated PowerPoint on transforming verbs into the past tense form.

–      Next you will have to complete the cut and stick verb worksheet. Please choose a present tense verb and put it in the left-hand column. Then, choose the past tense version of that verb and stick it into the right-hand column. E.g., walk and walked.

–      Watch the video on subordinate conjunctions which you should have watched last week, to refresh your knowledge.

–      Afterwards, please complete the quest conjunction worksheet. In the first section you need to pick a conjunction from the box and fill in the gaps. Next, in the second section write a sentence which includes a conjunction, these sentences should be like the ones in the previous section.

–      In the third section, you need to finish the sentence. E.g., we sniffed deeply but we still could not smell the freshly baked bread.

–      Finally, please write two sentences inspired by quest. These sentences must include a conjunction.

–      You can Rewatch the Quest video here

Verb sorting activity


Maths Wednesday week 5 maths

Today we are continuing work on tally charts but adding to this bu reading and understanding pictograms.

Below is a link to an Oak Academy lesson

  worksheet to accompany this lesson.

Other Science

Session E

Basic needs


What do all animals need to survive? Basic survival needs – water, food, air (& shelter). Find out about looking after pets, zoo animals, farm animals & their young. Welcome a guest speaker &/or a pet to the classroom. Children draw & find out about pets.

Discuss with children what animals including humans need to grow & survive (refer back to Living things and their habitats Strand if already taught). List their ideas on f/c, e.g. food, water, rest, shelter, air, love, etc. Point out that food, water & air are the three most important things for the growth & survival of animals.

Ask which children have a pet at home. Do they provide food, water & air for their pets? What else do they provide? A hutch, dog or cat basket, a stable, etc. Perhaps they groom or bath their pets or take them for walks or provide exercise opportunities, e.g. a hamster wheel. Talk about handling pets with care & treating all animals (including humans) with respect. It may be possible to have a pet available for children to observe & even handle.

Safety: Remind children they should not touch animals they don’t know without an adult. Wash hands after handling animals. Need to be aware of any allergies the children may have.

Revisit (this site may have already been used in Session A of All living things Strand) and click on Why? to rehearse the needs of pets. Also look at Where? and click on the picture of the Vets to find out more about pet animals’ needs. Show children the video at  Point out that it’s not just pets that need looking after; it is also important that farm animals are looked after properly – watch another RSPCA video at This video shows that all animals (pets, farm animals and wild animals) including humans have the same basic needs of food, water and air and also shelter. The RSPCA also give advice for keeping some farm animals as pets which may be appropriate to look at if some of your class have them as pets – Zoo animals also have to be looked after and given suitable food and shelter alongside water. Emphasise that any animals we keep or use need to have care to remain healthy. What working animals can children describe? E.g. shire horses, dogs for the blind, rescue dogs, mouser cats, sheep dogs, police horses, homing pigeons, truffle-finding pigs, donkeys on the beach, etc.

Animals living in the wild have to find these basic needs for themselves. Many parent animals look after their young in a similar way to human adults looking after their children.

looking after a pet worksheet



Class two online English lesson Thursday 4th Feb

–      Have a quick game of conjunctions match up to recap and refresh knowledge from previous lessons

Have a look at the picture from quest. Try to imagine that you are actually in the picture. What would you see or feel?

–      Use the picture to fill out the senses table. In the first column write what you may see if you were actually there.

–      In the second column write what you might hear if you were in the picture. Look at who might be talking and what might make noise?

–      In the third column, what would you be able to smell? Would it smell nice or nasty?

–      In the fourth column, write what you would be able to feel and how it would feel.

–      Finally, underneath use your table to write two descriptive sentences about the picture.

MathsThursday week 5 Maths

We are continuing our work on pictograms today and are focusing on constructing them.

We have the next Oak Academy lesson to follow which includes some worksheets.

Worksheet to accompany lesson


Class 2 RE – (Year 2)  The Pillars of Islam                             Lesson 5

The fourth pillar of Islam is fasting – Sawm

Look at the powerpoint presentation about Ramadan.

  • Choose one of the Ramadan activities to complete together.

Paperchain activity

Moon and star activity


LiteracyHandwriting – worksheet


MathsHomework sheet

Work set on My Maths


Class two online PSHCE lesson 4.

–      Please watch the first video

–      Afterwards watch the next video which is a show and tell of different cultures

–      After you have watched the video please draw a picture of yourself in the centre of a piece of plain A4 paper. Around it draw, paint or cut and stick pictures of the things that make you yourself! E.g. a Santa hat because you celebrate Christmas.

–      There is an example attached.

Example poster

Week Beginning:  25.1.21                                              Year group: 2


Instructions with links to teaching and activities


LiteracySpellings to be tested on Friday

5 words sheet

Group 2 words page 1

Group 2 words page 2

Over the next 3 weeks children will explore the features of recounts (retelling something that has already happened). Today children focus on sequencing events chronologically. Read Just a Dream. Link below. Identify and discuss the sequence of the events. Repeat until children can confidently order the story.

Children produce a story-map to sequence the events from Just a Dream.

Just a dream video

Maths5 minute maths – to be done daily

Group 2 online maths learning- Monday 25th January

–      Start by attempting to answer the starter question. Note down your thoughts whilst considering the key questions underneath.

–      Watch the video to help you recap your knowledge of the 5 times tables this will help you later

–      Next, watch the short video

–      Complete the attached worksheet. You may want to use some small items which you can put into groups to help you complete the worksheet.

–      If you fancy a challenge have a go at the challenge worksheet to extend your learning.

–      Lastly, please re attempt your starter question in a different colour using your new knowledge which you have learnt today!


OtherActivities set on purple mash


LiteracyRead the beginning of Just a Dream; stop when Walter goes to sleep. Briefly identify the futures that he dreams of, using pictures as a prompt if necessary. Today children are to think of alternative futures that are also the result of excessive pollution, e.g. factories making oxygen, strange animals alive, people living in caves made out of rubbish. using time adverbials to sequence them (e.g. examples in resources).

Children think about and use time adverbials in sequencing the new parts of the dream that they invent. Use the examples in the plan resource to support groups who are finding it difficult to generate time adverbials.


Group 2 online maths learning- Tuesday 26th January

–      Start by attempting to answer the starter question. Note down your thoughts whilst considering the key questions underneath.

–      Please watch the video on dividing by the super movers, this video is meant to get you up on your feet if you would like to, however, it is not needed and can be watched sat down if you would rather.

KS1 Maths with Mighty Red