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Morning Year 2! 

Apologies that the work hasn't been showing on the class page for today. It seems to have got lost further down the page so I am uploading it again laugh


For the rest of the week please spend time practising your times tables and the common exception words for Year 2.

I have attached 2 reading comprehensions and will continue to upload additional books onto Reading Planet. 



Please create some artwork around your favourite memories from Year 2 or your favourite topic! We had so much fun learning all about Hansel & Gretel in the Enchanted Woodland, Paddington Bear and the delicious, sticky marmalade, Polar Adventures and all the polar animals and World War One. I wish we had got to learn about the Tudors and the Great Fire of London together in class but I hope you have enjoyed learning about them at home. 



Good Morning Year 2. 

I can not believe it is the last week of Term 6 and I am gutted that we are not in school together having lots of fun end of term activities. 

I know you will be a fantastic Year 3 class and I will still be popping in to see you in September and nag you if needed haha. 

Thank you for making my first year at St Helen's so lovely. You have been the best class and even though we were only in school for half of the year, we have lots of funny memories and school trips to look back on! 

One of my favourite parts of Year 2 was watching all of you bite down on lemons and limes and seeing your funny faces with how sour they were. 


Today I would like you to draw a picture and write about your favourite memory of Year 2.

I will also be updating the Reading Planet books and of course practice your times tables on Times Table Rockstars.  


Once again I can not express how much I will miss teaching you. Miss Cherry and I are both incredibly proud of how much progress you all made due to your hard work.


Hope you have a good day,

From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry  

Week Beginning 6th July 2020

This week I am going to set you a variety of tasks to complete. 

1) 5 SPAG tests on

2) New reading books on Reading Planet 

3) The last reading comprehensions in the KS1 Reading Comprehension book

4) The last few pages of maths in the KS1 Maths book 

5) Research Samuel Pepys and find out why he is important to our topic Great Fire of London 

6) I have set some ICT coding activities for you on Purple Mash 

7) I have uploaded some additional worksheets below 

8) Complete some of the remaining writing frames in your home learning packs. Remember to include your adjectives, expanded noun phrases, and adverbs. 


Hope you have a lovely week, 

From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Happy FriYAY! 

I can not believe we only have 2 weeks left of Term 6 and I am missing you all lots. 

I hope you are keeping up with your reading and practising your times tables. 

Today can you please go on to times table rockstars and complete some of the Classroom Secrets home learning pack that was sent home as additional work. 


It is so strange trying to teach you all via the internet and I am missing having you all in the classroom! I wish I was having to nag you all to stop chatting haha. 


Hope you all have a lovely weekend. 

From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Tuesday 30th June was Sports Day at St Helen's and all of the children in school completed the '2020 Sock Olympics'. The results were as follows: 


YR Winners: Bubble A

Y1 Winners: Bubble B

Y6 Winners: Bubble B


Well done to all of the children in school and at home for taking part in 2020's Sports Day. 

Morning Year 2!

Happy 1st July. It is Mrs Scanlon's birthday today so I got up extra early to make her some chocolate croissants for breakfast with a big cup of tea and fizzy orange juice. 




Today I would like you to design and write a menu of your favourite food - you could do your favourite breakfast, lunch and dinner or pretend you are at a restaurant and choose a starter like garlic bread, a main like chicken fajitas and a dessert like cheesecake! 

Please use lots of adjectives - just how gooey and delicious is your favourite cake? Is it chocolate or vanilla or maybe even lemon! 

You could create a design around your menu or maybe even make it into a book. 

Maybe draw pictures to show me what the food on your menu looks like! 

Have some fun! 


Myself and Miss Cherry are really proud of you all for staying motivated with your learning, we know it is really challenging being at home for so long! Can't wait to see you all again at school. 

Missing you all lots. 

Miss Scanlon 

Good Morning Year 2

Tuesday 30th June 2020: The last day in June already! 


I have set you 3 tests on for English today. 

Maths I would like you to continue to focus on your times tables in particular your 3 times table and the related division facts. 


This afternoon please enjoy St Helen's Sports Day Activities. 


Hopefully the sun will come out!

From Miss Scanlon 

Morning Year 2 


English: Please complete the reading comprehension 'Slippers at school?' from your KS1 reading book.


Maths: Please practice your times tables on Times Table Rockstars and complete pages 32-33 on Position and Direction in your KS1 Maths Book. 


Please make sure you are accessing the Reading Planet reading books as these are set specifically to the correct reading band for you. Of course reading your own home books is also fantastic. 


This afternoon could you please create a piece of art work around fire, you could use colouring pencils, watercolours, paint, tissue paper or anything else you can think of! 


Have a lovely day,

Miss Scanlon 

Good Morning Year 2 


Disney Project 

Year 2 I have been trying to think of something that is fun and different for this week, especially since the weather is going to be so hot.

So firstly each afternoon your learning is to get outside and enjoy playing. Remember there’s still lots of learning you can do outside like your times-tables, spellings and even looking at different plants, going on a mini-beast hunt round the garden or bird watching. 

However for your morning work this week I have decided to set a project. As you all know I love Disney and Little Mermaid is my favourite film.

Here are some ideas for what you can do for your Disney project....

Create a timeline of films (chronological ordering) 

Order the films/characters in your favourite order

Retell a Disney film through pictures or photos of you acting out parts (freeze frame, sequencing and recalling)

Create character or film profiles/descriptions/fact files -> who is the villain, who is the hero, what is the plot (comprehension skills) 

Compare 2 of your favourite films: do they have any similarities or differences, what do you like about them, who are the main characters (giving opinions with evidence)

Have a go at drawing some of your favourite characters

Create your own mini story: using some of your favourite characters have a go at creating your own story this could be planned through a story board/drawings then writing simple sentences to explain what is going to happen before expanding into a longer piece of writing. You could mix films together e.g. Forky from Toy Story 4 might end up under the sea with Nemo because he got flushed down the toilet and Nemo & Dory help him find his way home. 

I have also attached some additional worksheets should you wish to complete any extra work. Things like reading comprehensions can be read from the screen and the answers just written out in your blue exercise books. 

Hope you all have a fun week. 
Remember to keep logging on to Reading Planet and times table rockstars too!

From Miss Scanlon 

Morning Year 2 - Happy FriYAY


Please visit Purple Mash to find some shape work around mosaics for Maths - you could try and create a mosaic around the Great Fire of London. 


I have also set you some Science on Purple Mash around The 4 Seasons. Although at the moment with this weather you would not think it is Summer! 


Remember to practice your times tables and the common exception words for spellings.

Hope you have a lovely Friday. 


From Miss Scanlon 

Good Morning Year 2! 

Hope you are keeping well and safe. 


English: Please complete the reading comprehension "Slippers at School". 


Maths: Please complete pages 28 and 29 'Shapes and Patterns'. 


This afternoon please visit Reading Planet and Times Tables Rockstars. 


If you need any more books assigned to you on Reading Planet please do email. 


From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Good Morning Year 2! 

Happy Wednesday :) 


Today I have set you some GPAS tasks on Purple Mash and some computer coding activities. 

For Maths can you practice your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars today. 


I have loved seeing some of your Great Fire of London artwork. 


Hope you all have a lovely day, 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Morning Year 2. 


Well done to all those children who have been logging on to Reading Planet. I have assigned you some new books! 


English: I have attached another mystery detective worksheet which is GPaS based. I know you all enjoy completing the mystery tasks. 


Maths: Please have a go at the column subtraction sheets. Remember you always start with your ones column. 


Art: Please create a painting or drawing around the Great Fire of London. 


Hope you all have a good day. 

From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Good Morning Year 2. 

Please continue to read on reading planet and complete the quizzes that are at the end of each books. If you need a new book please do email me on and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


English: Please complete  the below reading comprehension - if you struggle with some of the reading your parents can you read it to you. 


Maths: Please complete the column addition sheet - if you do not have a printer you can always just write it out as this is great practice for learning how to set out column addition. 


Hope you all have a lovely day and enjoy the sun that has returned. 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Morning Year 2. 

It has been great hearing that you are enjoying the reading books on Reading Planet. I have been checking to see who has logged on and looked at their books. Well done to those children who have already started earning their stars for each book and the quizzes! 


Today can you please practice your times tables, 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s. You could create a poster or play times tables rockstars. 

For English please choose one of the writing frames out of your worksheet packs to do some writing about. Please remember to include capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, try to join up some of your letters, expanded noun phrases, adjectives and adverbs. 


Keep up all of your super work. 

Myself and Miss Cherry are very proud of you all and are missing you lots.


From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Good Morning Year 2

Please begin to read one of your books I have assigned on rising stars if you have not already.


English today please complete the reading comprehension 'Animals' from you KS1 reading comprehension book.  

Maths today please complete pages 34, 35 and 36 on Statistics in your KS1 Maths books.  


If you are having any problem printing any of the other work I have been setting please get in contact as we can print it at school and leave it in an envelope for you to collect or please feel free to complete any of the other worksheets that I sent home. 


Many thanks for all of your continuous support, 

From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Wednesday 10th June 2020.

I have now assigned every child 3 reading books on Rising Stars to match their current reading book band level. 

I will be assigning 3 books per week every Wednesday. 

If your child finishes the books sooner and would like another before Wednesday, please email me on and I will assign the next book for them. 


From Miss Scanlon  

Good Morning Year 2! 

What miserable weather today - I have had to get my winter coat back out. 


I have attached the worksheets below for today's learning. 

I have given you a phonics challenge linked to the Great Fire of London. 

Feel free to complete the sheet comparing fire fighters from the past to today or create a poster about them if you do not have a printer at home. 

I have attached a statistics worksheet for maths - it says to create your own based on the classes favourite fruit but you could do this by asking your family members instead! 


Hope you have a good day, 

I have loved looking at some of your Great Fire of London houses! 


From Miss Scanlon 

Morning Year 2! 


English: Before lockdown we were looking at a variety of suffixes. I have found a fun mosaic colouring game based around the Great Fire of London and suffixes. 


Maths: Please complete pages 26 and 27 from your KS1 maths Workout book based on time. 


I have attached a pop up house to make based on houses that burnt in the Great Fire of London. You might decide to make your own house out of a cereal box and paint instead! 


Have a lovely day! At least the sun is shining today. 


From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Good Morning Year 2! 


I have set all of your work on Purple Mash today. 

You have a couple of English reading and GPAS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) based tasks.
For maths you have 2 tasks set around telling the time - I am challenging you to tell the time to 5 minutes past! 

I have then set an art paint project for the Great Fire of London on purple mash. 


I hope you enjoy today's learning.

I can not wait to get home today and snuggle up on the sofa to watch a film under my blanket since this weather is so miserable! 


From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Happy FriYAY! 


I have set 2 English quizzes on Spag.Com. 

Maths today please access Times Table Rockstars and practice your times tables. I have set the 2's, 5's, 10's and 3's now. 

Both of your log ins for these websites are in your contact books. 


This afternoon please do something you enjoy with your family to relax! 


Hope you have a lovely weekend. 

From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Morning Year 2!

Thursday 4th June 

Well the weather is definitely not as nice today, it is very chilly in school. I hope you are keeping nice and cosy at home! 


Today I have found more topic based English and Maths for you to enjoy. 

I have set another challenge where you have lots of tasks to work out 'who did it' like when you had to work out the moustache doodler but this time you need to work out who burnt the buns!! 

For Maths I have set a Fire of London Code Breaker! 


Hope you have a nice day, 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Good Morning Year 2! 


I have been trying to find some different tasks for you to do at home based on our new topic... 

Below I have attached a short reading comprehension, a powerpoint on the timeline of the Great Fire of London and a timeline template to complete. 

For Maths I have attached a 3D shape challenge.

Remember vertices means the same as corners! 


It is very strange being back in school without you all, I am currently working in Mrs Scanlon's classroom! I will reply to your emails today, I have loved seeing some of your work and creativity - well done. 


Hope you have a lovely day, 

From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Morning Year 2 

Tuesday 2nd June 2020 


Our new topic for the term is 'The Great Fire of London'. 

Please can you do some research and find out facts about The Great Fire of London. 

Practice a new set of spellings and challenge yourself to write each word in a sentence. 

Lots of you have started to learn your 3 times table which is fantastic, I can't wait to see how amazing you are at them when you return. 


Enjoy the sunshine this afternoon and play outside. 

From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 




Good Morning Year 2. 

Happy 1st June and the beginning of Term 6. 


English: Please complete the reading comprehension 'Flat Stanley' from your KS1 English Comprehension Book. 


Maths: Please complete pages 20 - 23 all about measuring from your KS1 maths Workout Year 2 book.


Topic: This term we have a new topic...  I will reveal what it is tomorrow but today can you mind map or create a poster/fact-file all about what you already know about London. 


Have a great day! 

From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Friday 22nd May 2020 

Happy Last Day of Term 5! 

Wow the days and weeks are flying by. 

Myself and Miss Cherry are missing you all lots. 


English: Please complete the reading comprehension 'Habitats' 


Maths: Please complete the White Rose problem solving that I have uploaded below. I have also attached the answers. 


Spend the afternoon doing something you enjoy to relax. Once again, myself and Miss Cherry are very proud of you all and your hard work during this challenging period of time. 


Please remember to keep practising spellings, especially the Year 2 High Frequency and Common Exception words, as well as your times tables. 

I have attached a downloadable PDF of the Year 2 High Frequency and Common Exception words. I have uploaded an activity booklet to help learn the next 200 High Frequency words, if you wish to use it. 


I hope you are keeping up your fantastic reading too. 


Have a good day and keep safe, 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Thursday 21st May 2020 

Morning Year 2! 

Nearly another week completed. 


For your English today please complete reading comprehension 'Sports' from your KS1 Reading Comprehension Book. 


For Maths please complete the 'Time' worksheet from your stapled worksheet packs. 


This afternoon it is going to be very sunny again so please enjoy some family time in the sunshine, have fun playing in the garden or spend some time reading one of your favourite books.

I have also attached another White Rose Problem of the Day below. 




Hope you have a lovely day, 

From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Wednesday 20th May 

Good Morning Year 2, I hope you enjoyed the lovely weather yesterday! 

Thank you for your lovely birthday messages and photos/cards you made it. It was really lovely and made me smile laugh 

I had a great birthday with lots and lots of cake! 

English: Please complete the worksheet “Expanded Noun Phrases” and design your own superhero! 
Remember adjective comma adjective noun 


Maths: Please complete the 2 worksheets “Multiplying by 10” and “Dividing by 10”. 

Remember division is the inverse (opposite) of multiplication and you can use your times table knowledge to work out the answers quickly to division. 
For example we know 5 x 10 = 50 so 50 divided by 10 must be 5 because if you start with the biggest number when you are dividing in this case 50 and count in the number it’s asking you to divide by (10) then you will have 5 fingers held up by the time you get to 50. Dividing is the same as sharing in equal groups! 
So 50 divided by 10 is like Miss Scanlon saying “I have 50 pencils and need to put them into groups of 10 how many groups will I have?”.


Art: Learn How to Draw Queen Elizabeth I 


Hope you have another lovely day in the sunshine! 
From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 


Maths Challenge of the Day 


It's my birthday! 

My birthday outing is going to pick up the Asda food shopping - but it does contain my birthday cake! 


Tuesday 19th May 2020 


Hope you are all keeping safe and well! 

The weather is lovely today so please get outside (if you can) and have some fun. 

Take your learning outside or just play and enjoy yourselves. 


Art: Draw a plant/flower/bug you can see in your garden or something you enjoy doing in your garden - it could be you in a paddling pool or kicking a ball. 


English: Write/draw a diary entry in your diaries about a day you have enjoyed most during Lockdown. 


Maths: Practice your times tables in the sunshine! Can you skip at the same time as saying your 2 times tables? Can you count in 5s every time you catch a ball? Can you hop and say your 10 times tables at the same time? 

I have also attached another White Rose problem of the day! 


Make the most of the sunshine and enjoy time with your families. 

Hope you are all keeping well and safe. 


From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 



Monday 18th May 

The last day Miss Scanlon is 24! 


Challenge: If Miss Scanlon is 25 on 19th May 2020, what year was Miss Scanlon born? 


Maths: Please complete Summer Term: Week 1  - Lesson 1 'Finding 3 Quarters' from White Rose 

Remember when finding fractions you can draw sharing circles to help. 

To find 3 quarters which looks like 3 over 4 as a fraction, you would draw 4 circles and count the amount shared in 3 of the circles. 

I have also attached the worksheet underneath to download. 



Please practice a new list of spellings and write sentences using each of the words.

If you wish to look at some extra English work this is a good link on BBC Bitesize. 


Geography: All About France 

King Henry VIII had many wars with France. How much can you find out about France? 

BBC Bitesize --> Daily Lessons --> Year 2 --> Geography April 28th --> introduction to Europe: France 



Hope you have a good day. 

From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 



Friday 15th May 

Good Morning ๐Ÿ˜€


I have set all of your work on Purple Mash today as I know lots of you enjoy completing the tasks on there. 

English: Chapter 2 of the story and complete 3 short tasks based around it. 

Maths: I have set 2 short tasks on data handling (bar charts & pictograms). 

ICT: I have set a short coding task as I know lots of you enjoyed this previously. 

Hope you all have a good day. 
Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Thursday 14th May 2020


Good Morning Year 2!

Each day I am getting more excited as it is getting closer and closer to my birthday. Now only 5 days to go! I’m hoping Mrs Scanlon is going to get me some balloons and a cake. Mrs Jarvis keeps laughing at me because I am convinced that 25 is a big birthday but she has told me I have to wait until I’m 30 for it to be a big birthday! 

I am continuously trying to find new ways to keep you excited about your learning from home as I know it can be really challenging to feel like you want to do it.
I have set your English work on purple mash today. The task is to read the first chapter of a book (on purple mash it’s set as a to do) then complete the 3 English tasks based on the first chapter and 1 Art task. 

If you enjoy doing this reading task let me know and I can set you chapter 2 tomorrow - each chapter has slightly different tasks. 

For todays maths I would like you to practice your 2s, 5s and 10s times tables and challenge yourself to learn your 3s. You can practice by creating a poster, writing the times table sentences out or playing on times table rockstars! 

This afternoon do something of your choice, some colouring, a board game, watch a film, relax! You have all been working so hard from home and I am very proud of all of you! 

Parents, thank you for your continuous support with all of the home learning. This is a very challenging time for everyone so please do not worry if your child does not seem as engaged with their learning. We are approaching 8 weeks without being in the classroom, as an adult my motivation is lacking and I feel frustrated about not being able to have my class in front of me to teach and it feels like mission impossible to have a real impact via the internet - although I promise I am really trying to make it as easy to access, meaningful and fun/engaging as possible! So I can only imagine how boring/confusing this must be for the children. 
The most important thing is that the children are happy and safe! Take the time to play board games, make posters, jigsaws, build, read, create, bake, watch films - all of these things are just as important as classroom learning. These are the things I look forward to the children telling me all about when we get back to school and are the things your children will remember from Lockdown 2020.  
Once again, thank you for all of your continuous support and I hope the work is helping to keep some structure but please do not worry if the children are not as engaged/motivated after 7 weeks this is to be expected and I am very proud of them all for the work they have been producing so far - my favourite part is seeing all of their individual hobbies and creativity. 

Hope you are all keeping safe, 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Morning Year 2 


English: Please complete the worksheet 'Where do you live?' from the stapled booklet of English worksheets. 


Maths: Please complete the worksheet 'Data Handling' from the stapled booklet of Maths worksheets. I have also attached another White Rose Daily problem. 


Topic: I have set a task on Purple Mash where you can super-impose your face onto King Henry VIII's body and write about what you think some of his thoughts and feelings would be as the King of England. 


Have a good day! 

From Miss Scanlon 



Tuesday 12th May 2020

Good Morning Year 2

Apologies for the maths learning yesterday I realise I set those pages previously! 
Our new class email is - please email (once a day) with any work and a short message so that I can keep in touch with you. I will always reply the following morning. 

PE with Joe Wicks or Just Dance - have some fun and burn off some energy whilst keeping healthy 



English: Reading Comprehension Book 

Please complete “Our Solar System” and “On the Farm” 


Maths: Please complete the worksheet “Block Graphs and Tallies” from the stapled maths worksheet pack. I will also upload the next White Rose Daily maths challenge and answers for last Thursday! 


Create a picture/poster/short message of something you want to “show and tell” with the class, myself and Miss Cherry. I will upload all pictures I receive tomorrow morning for a virtual “show and tell”. 

Have a good day! 
Miss Scanlon 

Monday 11th May 2020

Hope you had a lovely 3 day weekend.


English: Please write a list of adjectives to describe/compare the weather from Saturday and Sunday. 
Then use these adjectives to write sentences with expanded noun phrases. (Adjective comma adjective noun) 

For example:

It was a beautiful, hot day on Saturday, I went into the lovely, sunny garden to play. 

Maths: Please complete pages 17-19 in your KS1 Maths book


Topic/Art: Create a Tudor Rose! 
You can draw it, model it, build it, make it, paint it! 
However you want to create a Tudor Rose, it’s up to you! 
The Tudor Rose was created by putting the red rose of Lancaster and the white rose of York together. It joined the two families of Lancaster (The Tudors) and York together when King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York got married so that there would be no future wars between them over the throne of England. 
You could try and use Lego to create a Tudor Rose or cut up different shapes of coloured paper! 
Remember to email me your creations.


Have a great day, 

Missing you all. 
Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Thursday 7th May 2020

Good Morning Year 2 


I have set 4 tasks on Purple Mash today. The first two are English based, focusing on the skill of sequencing sentences to create a short narrative. The second two are Science based, focusing on keeping healthy and exercise which I thought would be nice to do after you challenged yourself in home PE yesterday. 


Maths: Please complete Week 2: Lesson 4 on White Rose today.
I have attached the document below if you can not find it on the website. 


Another daily Maths challenge below along with the answers for yesterday too laugh



Wednesday 6th May 2020 


English: Please choose one of the writing frame worksheets and complete a longer piece of writing today. Remember to use lots of expanded noun phrases and adverbs to describe. Your challenge is to try and use an exclamation mark effectively. 

I have also set a Grammar Quiz for you to complete on - your usernames and passwords are inside your contact book. 

Maths: Please complete Week 2: Day 3 from the White Rose website. I hope you are finding the teaching slides, worksheets/resources and answers on White Rose useful, please do let me know. 

PE: Challenge yourself! 
Today I am going to see how many sit ups, squats, lunges and crunches I can do in 2 minutes (for each exercise).

You could time yourself and see how long you can skip for, how many star jumps can you do in 2 minutes or how many times you can catch a ball in a row.


The winners and answers...


The most guessed books (we had joint winners) were Number 5 (Lewis), Number 9 (Harrison) and Number 10 (Caleb). 


The class favourite was Number 2 (Jack). 


The staff most recognisable were Number 1 (Lily) and Number 12 (Joshua). 


Prizes will be delivered to doorsteps from a socially safe distance by Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry later this week!  


1: Spinderella - Lily

2: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone - Jack

3: Goodnight Moon (I think) - Reuben

4: The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me - John

5: Harry Potter - Lewis

6: Little Rabbit Foo Foo - April

7: Cinderella (I think) - Makaita

8: Oi Frog - Jessica

9: The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Harrison

10: The Bible - Caleb

11: Harry Potter - Isabell

12: Superworm - Joshua

13: The 3 Billy Goats Gruff (I think) - James


Well done everyone! 

Tuesday 5th May 2020


Good Morning Year 2 

Thank you for all of your competition entry forms - if you entered the competition and have not emailed the school office with the title of your book, could you please do so today laugh


I will announce winners on this page at 5.30pm today (please email to the school office by 4pm) so you still have time to email any forms if you want to join in and pick a favourite drawing to help one of your classmates win laugh 


Today's Learning 

English: Please complete the reading comprehensions 'Tear Thief' and 'The United Kingdom' from your KS1 Reading Comprehension book. 


Maths: Please complete the next days work on White Rose, continuing from yesterday. Week 2, Lesson 2: Find a third. 


I have attached Day 2 of the Maths Challenge and the answers for yesterday's challenge below. 


Topic/Art: Queen Elizabeth I has just come to the throne. She needs a new crown as the previous crowns worn by King Henry VIII are all too heavy.

Can you design a new crown for Queen Elizabeth I? Try and label the different materials that would need to be used such as gold, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, etc. 

You could even try and make your own crown at home to be King or Queen for the day laugh


Have fun and as always, be good and stay safe. 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Competition: Can you guess the book?


Monday 4th May 2020 

Good Morning Year 2 

Today's work is all about Queen Elizabeth I. 

I have attached a reading comprehension below, there are three which progress in level of difficulty. The answers are also there for you to check your answers afterwards. 


I'd also like you to think about what you would do if you were King or Queen for the day. I have uploaded a worksheet for this work as well, but of course you could just do this task in your own book at home. 


Maths today please see the White Rose link below. This is a fantastic resource for Maths learning at home. 

Please look at Week 2: Lesson 1: Recognise a third


I will attach the downloadable sheets below too in case you can not access the website. 


Parents if you wish for additional maths work I would highly recommend using the White Rose website as it is completely free at the moment and provides teaching slides as well as worksheets. 


I will also be uploading a White Rose Maths Challenge daily as an optional extra too! 

The first one is below and the answers will be uploaded on to this page at 4pm today laugh


Have a good day, 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 


Friday 1st May 2020

Good Morning Year 2! I can’t believe it’s now the month of May already (the best month because it’s Miss Scanlon’s birthday month) ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


English: Please complete the reading comprehensions “Plum” and “Making a bird feeder” from your KS1 English Comprehension Book.


Maths: Please complete page 19 from your Key Stage One Maths Workout book and page 42 of the photocopied maths stapled worksheets “Pictograms”. 

Art Competition 

Can you use the art tool on purple mash (I have set as a task so that you can submit your entry) to create a picture of your favourite picture book/children’s book. I know Year 6 have done something similar and found it tricky to use and control the mouse to draw their pictures. 
For example: If your favourite book is the Gruffalo you might draw the Gruffalo and the mouse as clues to the title of the book. 
Entries need to be submitted by 5pm today, and then on Monday I will upload them with a number and the rest of the class (Via email to the school office on a downloadable form/just typed up/written down) & teachers will guess the names of the books based on the pictures.
The person whose picture gets the most correct guesses will win a surprise! 

Some ideas if you are stuck... 

The very hungry caterpillar 

The Snail and The Whale 

Cat in the hat 

Where the wild things are 

Thursday 30th April 2020 



I have uploaded a selection of spellings below. Please choose a list, challenge yourself!
Practice the words and then try and put each word into a sentence. 

Remember there are lots of different ways to practice our spellings, including 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' and scribble spellings (where you draw a pattern and then fill in the gaps with your spelling words). 



Please complete pages 17 and 18 from your 'Key Stage One Maths Workout' Book. 



I know lots of you really enjoyed the coding from yesterday's lesson so I have added a few more coding tasks on Purple Mash. 


Science: Purple Mash 

I have set a task based on 'adaptation' in the polar regions. Read the information on purple mash but also try and remember some of our learning from when our topic was all about Polar Adventures! Can you remember why polar bears are white and what colour their skin is? 


Have a good day,

Miss Scanlon 



Spellings to practice and revise

Wednesday 29th April 2020 

Good Morning Year 2! 


All your work is on Purple Mash today! 

For English I have set you some fun typing challenges to help with your typing on the computer - I wonder how fast you will get by the end of lockdown. 

For Maths I have set 2 tasks on 2D and 3D shapes. 

I have also set you some computing tasks to do with Internet Safety and coding. 


Have a safe day! 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 


Tuesday 28th April 2020



From your English stapled worksheet pack please complete 'Be the Author'. You can write on the sheet or choose to cut out and stick the photos in your book to write underneath. 

Remember to use adjectives (describing words), expanding noun phrases (adjective, adjective noun e.g. fluffy, cute cat) and adverbs (words that describe how a verb is being done e.g. quickly, happily, elegantly). 


Key Vocabulary 

Adjective = describing word 

Noun = A name of a person, place or thing 

Verb = doing word 

Adverb = describes how the verb is being done 

Expanded noun phrases = 2 adjectives separated with a comma BEFORE a noun 



From your Maths stapled worksheet pack please complete two worksheets called '2 Times Table - Multiplying' and '2 Times Table - Dividing'

Remember dividing by 2 is the same as halving. You can use your halving knowledge to work out the answers or you can draw TWO sharing circles and share the number you are trying to divide between the two circles EQUALLY. 



Being Grateful and Thankful 

Think about 3 things you are grateful for during Lockdown, 3 things you are missing and 3 things you can't wait to do when Lockdown is finished. 

You can choose to share these however you like. You could make a poster, draw pictures or write about it. 

I'd love to see your creations. 

I will share my poster of my 3 things at 3.30 under 'Miss Scanlon's Adventures'. 


Keep safe, 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 



Monday 27th April 2020

Good Morning Year 2 



Please complete the reading comprehensions 'Amy Johnson' and 'Tim's Diary' from your 'KS1 English Comprehension Targeted Question book' 



Please complete pages 14, 15, and 16 from your 'Key Stage One Maths Workout' Book on Division. Remember dividing by 2 is the same as halving. 

Remember to think about sharing circles e.g. if you are trying to work out 21 divided by 3 you would draw 3 sharing circles and share 21 dots between the circles and count how many dots are in 1 circle at the end. 


Science: Growth and changes in animals 

I have set 2 short tasks on Purple Mash for you to complete about the lifecycle of a butterfly and how animals grow and change throughout their lives. 


Thank you for sending me photos of your flags, I loved seeing them! 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 


Friday 24th April 2020

Happy FriYAY Year 2 



Please complete the worksheet ‘Subtracting Numbers’ (page 117). 
Remember when we subtract the number is getting SMALLER! 
Challenge: How many different words can you remember that mean the same as ‘subtract’? 


Please complete the worksheet ‘Analysing Text’ (page 82-83)

Remember it is not asking you to be super clever and make it extra hard for yourself by making up your own answers. WRITE EXACTLY WHAT IS WRITTEN IN THE TEXT! If they have used the word big, write big, don’t change it to ‘huge’. 
The answers are always in the text unless they ask what you think, however what you think should still relate to the text. 
FOR EXAMPLE: If the story was about Hansel and Gretel being lost in the woods and it asked you how they felt, you wouldn’t write that they were excited to go on a rollercoaster. 


King Henry VIII has challenged you to design a flag for his new boat. 
He wants the flag to show everyone how powerful and strong he is.
Think about the 4 flags of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland to give you some inspiration ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช 
King Henry VIII needs you to write a few sentences to explain to him why your flag represents his power and strength. 
Think wisely about what you draw and tell him because he might chop your head off if he doesn’t like it!!!

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Good Morning Year 2 


English: Please complete the Prefix worksheet and then try to write your own sentences using words with the prefix 'un'.

Challenge: How many different words can you think of that can you change the meaning of by using the prefix 'un'? 


Maths: Please complete the 'Adding Numbers' (page 113) worksheet. 

Remember 'cm' just means centimetre and does not change how you add - you just need to look at the numbers laugh



The Tudors loved portraits, especially King Henry VIII. Since they did not have cameras or photographs it was the only way to show people what you looked like without visiting them. King Henry VIII married his fourth wive, Anne of Cleves, based on what her portrait looked like. 

Can you try and draw a portrait of yourself - you could use a memory or a photo to help you! Remember to make it fill the page and you could even draw a fancy frame around it to make it look real! 


I can't wait to see your portraits. Thank you for sending in your work and your lovely messages, it really brings a smile to my face. 

Looking forward to seeing you all, 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 



Wednesday 22nd April 2020


Please complete the Suffixes and Suffix Detective worksheets. 
Remember a suffix goes at the END of a word such as ing, ed, er, est, ful, ly, ness. 


Please complete the maths worksheet “Adding 2 Digit numbers and tens/Adding two 2 digit numbers”.

Remember to think about whether the ones column changes when you are adding just groups of ten. Use column addition to help you add two 2 digit numbers. Remember a group of 10 can not stay in the ones column and has to move into the tens column AND you always add the ones column first! 



The website above has lots of great learning activities and interactive games based on computational skills such as debugging and coding. 


Tuesday 21st April 2020


English: Please complete the Reading comprehensions “No Teacher” and “The Enchanted Wood” from your KS1 English Comprehension book. 

Maths: Please complete pages 11, 12 and 13 on Multiplying (the same as your times tables) from your Key Stage One Maths Workout book. 
Remember even numbers are always in the 2 times table. 

Top Tips
0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 even numbers are really great! 
1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 all the odd numbers are mine!

Just like addition, multiplication can be done/written in any order so 8 x 2 is the same as 2 x 8.

Multiplication is the same as repeated addition so 3 x 2 is the same as 3 lots of 2 which would look like 2 + 2 + 2 as a repeated addition. So even if you don’t know a certain times tables you can work it out by writing it as a repeated addition. For example 4 x 7 is the same as 4 lots of 7 OR 7 lots of 4! So you could work out 7 + 7 + 7 + 7 OR 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4. 

Remember when you multiply/times anything by 1 the answer doesn’t change. 
1 x 3 = 3 

1 x 9 = 9 

1 x 6 = 6 

1 x 200 = 200



Our new topic for this term is all about the Tudors and it is called “Off with her Head!”. 
Please create a poster or fact-file all about King Henry VIII. As always I love seeing your work so please email photos to the school office. 

Miss Scanlon 

Monday 20th April 2020 

Good Morning Year 2

I hope you all had a fun Easter and kept safe at home laugh



To complete a diary entry. 

Please take some time to write in your diary about the last 2 weeks. Remember to start with 'Dear Diary,' and write in the order things happened using the words firstly, secondly, then, next. after. lastly. 

Some questions to think about when you are writing... 

What was your Easter egg like? 

Did you do any baking?

What was your favourite dinner? 

Have you played any games as a family? Who won? 

Did you watch a film? 


I have uploaded an example and diary entry checklist below to help. 




I have set 2 activities for Maths on purple that involve telling the time to o'clock and half past. 

Please remember to submit your work so I can mark it and leave you a comment smiley




I have set 2 activities for Science and Art. The first is a short quiz about the Human Senses and the second is an art task to draw and label your own human body. 

Please remember to submit your work so I can have a look at all of your wonderful drawings. 


Stay safe, missing you all very much. 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 


A book about COVID19 - easy for children to understand.

RE: I can pray a Rainbow - this is a lovely activity to do at home.

RE: William and Lucy tell Bible Stories - stories to read (questions to discuss)

Here's an exciting LEGO Challenge for you!

Friday 3rd April 2020 

Happy FriYAY Year 2 laugh 


Today I have set you 3 tasks on Purple Mash - your log ins are in the back of your contact book. 

Next term our topic would be all about The Tudors, so I have set an activity for you to read about King Henry VIII's wives and create a fact file about one of them on Purple Mash. Please remember to submit the work once you have finished because then I can see them and reply to each piece with a comment :) 


Your second task is to retell the Easter Story. You can do this in the form of writing a letter to your friend describing the events after watching the video on Purple Mash or you can just write it as a description using the key words on Purple Mash to help you. 


Your third task is maths based. Can you match the repeated addition sentences to the correct multiplication sentences. Remember 4 x 2 is the same as 4 lots of 2, e.g. 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 or 2 lots of 4, e.g. 4 + 4. 


Please remember to click complete/finish and submit/hand in ALL of your work today so that I can see it and mark it/reply with a comment! I will also try and share some of your work on the class page. You can also write me a comment in the hand in box when you have finished your work! 


Thursday 2nd April 2020

English and Maths with a difference today!

I have uploaded a video of me baking flapjacks ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

English task: To write a set of instructions using imperative verbs (bossy verbs) 



Maths task: Measuring and weighing (if you choose to make flapjacks too) or just listening to some of the maths questions in the video which I will also put underneath the videos in case they do not play for you. 

Safe to say I was made for teaching and not blogging but hope it makes you all smile... I laughed a lot at myself making it. 


If the videos do not work for you, have a look at a recipe for making flapjacks and see if you can rewrite the instructions so that they have imperative verbs. Remember imperative verbs always go at the beginning of a sentence and are telling you what to do e.g. Mix the ingredients. Weigh the sugar. Stir the mixture. Pour the flour into a mixing bowl. 

Baking with Miss Scanlon Part 1

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Baking with Miss Scanlon Part 2

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Maths Questions 


1) Miss Scanlon has 16 pieces of flapjack. If Mrs Scanlon eats 1 piece, her brother eats 3 pieces and she leaves 5 pieces in school for Miss Cherry, how many pieces would she have left? 


2) Miss Scanlon uses 4 spoonfuls of golden syrup in her flapjack mix. Each spoonful is 15ml. How many ml does she use all together? 

Remember ml means millilitres. 


3) Miss Scanlon uses 125g of sugar. She needs to use double the amount of oats. How many grams of oats does Miss Scanlon need to weigh out? 

Remember to think about place value (hundreds, tens, ones column) and partitioning to help you double a larger number. 

125 = 1 group of hundreds (100), 2 groups of ten (20) and 5 groups of ones (5). 


ingredients for Flapjacks
Flapjacks cut up
Flapjack out of the oven

Wednesday 1st April 2020 

Good Morning Year 2! 



Please complete the reading comprehensions 'Get Well Soon' and 'A trip to the shop' from the 'KS1 English Comprehension Question Book'. 

I have also set a challenge for you on 



Please complete pages 9 and 10 from the 'Key Stage One Maths Workout' book. 

It is important you use your knowledge of place value today... remember if you are taking away/subtracting 50 that is just the same as 5 groups of tens.

E.g. 74 - 50 = ? We know the ones column will stay the same because when you minus zero the number does not change, so we only need to look at the tens column which would be 7 (groups of  10) - 5 (groups of 10)! 



The United Kingdom

Can you have a go at drawing a map of the United Kingdom with labels and the 4 flags. 

Challenge -> Can you label the capital cities! 


Have a good day, 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 


Tuesday 31st March 2020 



Can you please choose one of the writing frames (any of the photos with the lines underneath) to complete. Remember your capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, adjectives and expanded noun phrases. Take your time with your handwriting too! 


*Expanded noun phrases = adjective comma adjective noun e.g. beautiful, young princess 



Please complete the sheet from the stapled maths worksheet pack called 'Place Value'.

Remember to think about 'tens' and 'ones'. 

E.g. the number 47 has 4 tens and 7 ones. 


This afternoon take some time to write or draw in your diary. You could think about what you have enjoyed the most about being at home and what you have missed from school.  


I loved seeing some of your Peru fact files and posters yesterday - they looked great! 

Monday 30th March 

Good Morning Year 2, hope you all had a lovely weekend! 

I have tried something slightly different for today's learning. 

I have attached a powerpoint below with all of today's work on it. I have also recorded my voice on the powerpoint so you can hear me talking you through the work and learning - hopefully this will be helpful. 


Have a great day,

Miss you all lots 

Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

We are loving all the emails and photos coming in to the school office, can we please ask that photos are sent as small attachments and 1 or 2 per email as our system isn’t able to download large files and therefore the photos just don’t come through to us! 

Friday 27th March 2020

Happy Friyay! 

If you can not see your photo on the Year 2 Adventure page it is because I have received the email but without any photos! Please resend as a small attachment especially from iPhones (not large, medium or actual size).

Parents: Thank you for all of your lovely messages of support and I hope you are all keeping safe and well. 



Please complete Key Stage One Maths Workout pages 6, 7 and 8. 

I know you all enjoyed doing The Mystery at the Grand Portrait Gallery so I will be uploading another one as a PDF if you wish to print it to do or work it out on separate paper :)



Please complete the 'Punctuate It' and 'What a Question' worksheet from the English worksheet pack. 



Draw or create a timeline of your life so far - thinking about the stages of human life e.g. baby/toddler/child etc. 
You could also create a timeline of one of your parents or grandparents!


I would love to continue seeing photos of all your work, it is really brightening my day. 


Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Thursday 26th March 2020


Another thank you for all the lovely emails showing me your different work and home activities. 

I am going to set up a page today to share everyone's activities and diary photos as well my own blog to share what I am doing day to day with you all. 



Please complete the Reading Comprehensions 'The Owl and the Pussy-cat' and 'Seasons' on pages 4 and 5 in your 'KS1 English Comprehension Question Book'.

Then have a go at 'Questions and Exclamations' sheet which is the second page of your stapled English worksheet pack. 



Please have a go at 'The Mystery at the Grand Portrait Gallery' challenge pack. If you like you can email in to tell me who the mystery moustache meddler is! 


This afternoon you could sit in your garden and draw whatever it is you can see! 

If you want to stay indoors, you could try and draw a daffodil using the photo steps below. 



Once again, please keep emailing the school office I am really enjoying seeing all of your work, home activities and smiling faces! 



Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry



Wednesday 25th March 2020

Hola Year 2 

Thank you to those children who emailed in their diary front covers/first entry, it was lovely to see them and brought a smile to my face laugh


English: Please complete both suffix tests (A and B) that have been set for you on there. 



Please complete the following 3 tasks on 
Read and write numbers up to 100 

Number chart: missing numbers 

Counting in 2's. 


This afternoon at 2pm there is a live cookery lesson for making 'Chocolate Chip Shortbread' being shown on Candice from The Great British Bake Off's instagram. If any of you would like to watch or maybe have a go (with parents permission). 


Remember your, purple mash and times table rockstars log ins are all stuck in to the back of your contact books. 

Keep up your home reading and write it in your contact books - I promise I'll count up all the amazing reading you do and hopefully get to give out lots of reading certificates when I see you all again. 


If there is ever anything you would like to show me from your diary, drawings/paintings, some baking or outdoor learning, anything at all - please do email it to the school office. 


Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 


Tuesday 24th March 2020

Bonjour Year 2 laugh



Please complete Pages 3-5 in the Key Stage One Maths Workout book. 



Please complete the first 'Commas' sheet in your stapled English worksheet pack. You can write on the sheet or use the lined exercise book from your home learning book. If you want to feel like you are still at school you could write the date and LO in your exercise book, the LO would be 'To use commas in a list'. 



Join in with Joe Wick's Daily PE or create your own workout. How many times can you run up the stairs (sensibly and safely) or how many star jumps can you do? 


If any of you wish to show me the front cover of your diary or your first drawing/piece of writing inside, you can ask your parents to take a photo and email to the school office where I will then be able to see them! 


Have another good day, 

I never thought I'd say I missed you all chatting so much in my classroom! 

From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry. 



Monday 23rd March 2020 

Good Morning Year 2 smiley



Please complete the reading comprehensions 'How to grow a seed' and 'Making Lemonade' from your KS1 English Comprehension Question Book



Complete Counting to 100 and Number Order sheet from the stapled maths booklet. 

Key Stage One Maths Workout Year 2 Book --> Pages 1 and 2 'Number and Place Value' 



Please design/decorate the front cover of your diary (the plain white booklet) and draw a picture/write about your weekend. 


Have a lovely day and get moving with some Just Dance or join in with Joe Wick's PE. 

From Miss Scanlon and Miss Cherry 

Virtual Assembly

Every Thursday at 10am

Learning at home………


Here are some suggestions of activities that we feel would be beneficial for the pupils to undertake:


Read! Read! Read! Please ensure that children are both read to heard read frequently. This can be reading anything ie, magazines, comics, newsround, recipes. The more children read (or are read to) the more words they know and the easier they learn. Whilst children reading independently can be beneficial, it is really important that an adult listens to thm read to check errors – this even applies in years 5 and 6. Please take the time to discuss the story/book, explain unknown words and then try and use them later in the week.


Practise number bonds (numbers that you add together to make 10, 20, 100, 1000 and any numbers in between!) Cbeebies/Numberblocks episodes are great for this. If you search number bonds online, there will be lots of activities online for this.


Counting – Please take every opportunity to count. Not just in ones (twos, fives, tens – any number)! You can do this in fun ways e.g through movement, cooking, tidying away.


Times tables – Please ensure children in Year 2 – 6 are practising these frequently. Knowing times tables has a huge impact on what they can do in Maths. Children who know them are generally better mathematicians. There are a range of games online.


Playboard games and card games – talk to them about strategy and logic. Any games that promote discussion, counting or other skills.


Cooking or any food preparation, particularly measuring and weighing. This is also a good opportunity to promote new words.


Drawing and writing – Take the opportunity for children to draw and/or write notes for others. They could write a story or a book for a younger sibling or relation. They could help you with a shopping list and/or write their own recipe.  They could do some research on the internet and make a non-fiction book or presentation on something they are interested in.


Reinforce common sequences e.g days of the week, months of the year. Can they tell you which moth/day comes before/after? Do they know when their birthday is? Can you teach them this?


Practical skills – tying shoe laces, buttons, cutting, threading, using a knife and fork. All of these things will help with their handwriting skills.


If you have a garden, encourage them to be active. Can they help get the garden ready for spring? Can you plant anything?


Keep them active with challenges – e.g how many star jumps in a minute, how long can they balance on one foot for, can they plank? Go Noodle is a good source for videos for children to keep active. Cosmic Yoga videos are available on YouTube.


Anything that adds to their wider general knowledge: countries of the world, flags, capital cities, rivers, languages, historical events, knowledge of the local area.


Can they make a family tree? How was life different for ancestors?


If you are watching films – pause them and discuss them. Why are characters doing certain things? Would you do the same?

Just Dance!

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The children really enjoy โ€œJust Danceโ€ which is another great way to get them up and moving. Videos can be found on YouTube at no cost ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Last Friday in Year 2 for a while so we made sure we had fun altogether โค๏ธ

Useful Websites


Online book library


Family Fit Club -

The above attachment details the free online resources your children and their families can access through Medway Libraries, and other free educational/literacy websites you may find useful.