Spring Bank Primary School

Year 2 Category



Please find attached the timetable and key documents for the home learning this week. We would have been doing our Australia topic this half term which I am really sad to be missing! But I hope you enjoy doing your own research about Australia at home. There are lots of brilliant books on getepic.com about Australia and all of the amazing creatures you can find there.

As always, please let me know if there is anything I can help you with.

All the best

Miss Johnson


Hello everyone,

Here is the Home Learning for this week. I hope you have been enjoying the activities so far! Please let me know if I can help you at all. Well done to all of the children for all of your hard work at home.

I hope you enjoy this week’s activities.

All the best

Miss Johnson


Hello everyone!

I hope you had a lovely Easter and are all keeping safe and well. Thanks again for all of the lovely emails and pictures you have been sending me. I love to see what you have been up to.

Here is the work for this week. Feel free to work at your pace and do activities that suit you. As always, feel free to email me with any questions and let me know how you are getting on.

The first place to look is the weekly timetable. This has 3 days of activities but you can spread this out through the week. Please continue to keep up with prodigy, spelling shed and maths shed. These can all be done alongside all of the other activities.

Again, if there is anything I can help you with, please do not hesitate to send me an email.

All the best

Miss Johnson


Have a go at this lego challenge!


This is a fantastic maths resource for maths home learning and follows the scheme of work we use in school. I would recommend following through in the order they suggest.



Here are some mastery activity cards for durations of time. Hope you get some good discussions about these!



Here are my suggestions for home learning this week. Thank you very much for the lovely pictures and emails from the children. I love to see what you have been up to so please keep these coming!


Have a look at the video ‘Something Fishy’ to inspire your writing for this week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiVkDMLh81w

1) Discuss the video. What has happened? What was the ‘something fishy’? What would the character be thinking and feeling?

Write down some of the character’s thoughts and feelings. How would you feel in this situation?

2) Descriptive writing. Describe the underwater scene. Start by writing down some adjectives and expanded noun phrases (noun and adjective). Examples: The vast, beautiful ocean. The large, scary shark.

3) Write a setting description of the underwater scene.

You could use this to start:

I stepped into the washing machine and couldn’t believe what I saw! In front of me was….


This week, I would suggest focussing on addition and subtraction. We use pictorial and mental methods for addition and subtraction (we have not covered the written column method in school as yet). Please find attached a worksheet and powerpoint for adding and subtracting tens.

Your child can access activites on play.prodigygame.com to support their learning in maths.


Have a go at this game looking at the parts of a plant.


I hope this is helpful, please feel free to email me with any questions. Please feel free to work at your own pace and do activities that suit you, your child and your current situation.

All the best

Miss Johnson


Dear parents, carers and children,

I hope this email finds you all well. Here are my recommendations for learning you can complete at home. I understand that this is a very difficult time so please feel free to work at your own pace in a way that suits your current circumstances. I understand that some of you will also be trying to work yourselves.


The children have been looking at the life cycle of plants and animals. The children could start writing an explanation text of the life cycle of a plant and animal of their choice. I have attached some reading that the children can use to research.

1) First conduct some reading and research (wherever possible) to find out about the stage of the life cycle for their plant / animal.

2) Write some notes about what they could write about in each section.

3) Write their explanation text one section at a time.

For reading, please support your child in getting set up on ‘get epic’ https://www.getepic.com/students where you can access free books. Please see log in instructions attached.


We are moving on to look at telling the time to the nearest half hour, 15 minutes and then to the nearest 5 minutes. We are then looking at how many hours are in a day. Here are some other resources and games you could use:



I have also updated maths shed with some other activities. Log ins are in the back of the reading records, any problems please email me.


We have been looking at plant life cycles. In school, we planted cress in these conditions:

  • water and sunlight
  • water and no sunlight
  • no water and no sunlight
  • no water and sunlight.

If you are able to, you could repeat this investigation with a seed of your own. Cress is ideal as it germinates in 7 days. If you are unable to do this, you could go in the garden and observe where the plants are growing. You could make an information poster about what plants need to grow.



Following government guidelines on social distancing, please try and get out for a walk / run / cycle where possible. I have also invested in a bike myself! Also, Joe Wicks is doing some great PE lessons on youtube each day at 9am. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

I hope this helps. I am contactable via email and I will send another update on Wednesday.

All the best

Miss Johnson



Dear parents and carers,

Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely half term.


PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays this half term. PE will be tennis and gymnastics. Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit in school for indoor and outdoor PE. Also, please could everybody make sure their child has a spare pair of socks in their PE kit as we often have problems with girls with no socks when they come wearing tights to school.


This half term, our topic will be ‘From Field to Fork’. Children will learn all about farming and compare a rural area (Cannon Hall Farm) to an Urban area (Headingley). Children may bring in any learning they have done about farming or the countryside for homework


In literacy, we will begin by looking at Jim and the Beanstalk. We will then move onto recounts and recount our trip to the farm. In maths, we will be looking at fractions. Please continue to support your child in leaning their 2s, 5s and 10s times tables at home. Also please continue to help your child tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Science this half term will be about being growing and changing. Elena will take the class on Tuesday afternoons, teaching PE and RE.


Please continue to support your child with their reading. It is essential for your child’s progress in reading that they are reading every night and changing their book in school regularly. Thank you for your continued support.

Your child has access to spelling shed and maths shed. This is an online website that they can access on a computer or tablet to support them with their spelling and arithmetic.

Also, any support with learning to tell the time on an analogue clock at home would be much appreciated and very beneficial for your child. Children should enter KS2 being able to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes.


Any questions, please come and see me I will be happy to help.


Many Thanks

Miss Johnson


Year 2 had lots of fun on Superhero Day!

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