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Year 2 - Owls

Welcome to Owls!

I am the class teacher for Owls and here are some of the other adults who will help you in Year 2.

Meet your new teacher!

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As we are unable to have our normal move up day I have recorded a little video so your child can see who their new teacher is.
I have created an all about me fact file for you to read. Please create one about yourselves and return it to school before 15th July. I will use all the information on it to help you settle into Year 2 in September. 

Transition to Fairfield Junior School


Underneath I have included a link that the junior school have shared with us.  As transition is very different this year this interactive map, and short video clips of different areas around the school, will allow the children to take a virtual look around the inside of the school building and areas that they will be using when they attend.


Sport Challenge - Week Eight


This week's challenge is: 

How many socks can you get in the box? 

Find a box or basket, any type of container you can find.  Find 4 pairs of socks and roll them into a ball.  Take 5 steps back from the container, how many socks can you get in the box? If you manage to do all 4, take another step back and see how many you can get in.  How many steps back can you go before it becomes too tricky, 


Email your results to your teacher and maybe even take a photo of you doing it. 


See if you can beat your grown up.

Good luck and have fun!

Miss Drake 

Online Safety at Home


The link below has some short activities for you to look at with your child/children around keeping safe online.


Summer and Transition

wb 6.7.20 / wb 13.7.20

As we move towards the summer holiday, for the final home learning tasks we are going to be focusing on the theme of Summer and Transition.  As there isn’t long left this half term, I will add a few more activities to these during the coming week to keep you busy next week too…so keep your eye out for these.  I hope that you enjoy the activities I have suggested and as always I look forward to getting to see everything you have been doing!

Mrs Ellis



This week Miss Drake’s group are concentrating words ending in ‘ge’.  Your words to practise are;

age, huge, change, charge, bulge, village


For this week’s spelling activity complete the ‘ge’ words and then have a go at using them in a sentence.


Mrs Williamson / Mrs Ellis’ group this week you are focusing on words starting with the ‘ph’ sound, your words to practise are;

phone, phonics, photo, dolphin, graph, sphere


Your activity this week is the ‘ph phoneme spotter’ read the postcard and pick out any ‘ph’ words.  Can you make a list of all the words you can find?


Here are some more spellings and spelling activities to keep you busy next week too…


For Miss Drake’s group the rule you can think about is changing the y to an i when we add es.


Some words to work on are: flies, tries, replies, copies, babies, carries


I’ve added a sheet below to have a go at too, all about this spelling rule.


Mrs Williamson / Mrs Ellis’ group your sound to focus on is ‘ew’


Some words for you to work on are; grew, chew, flew, threw, new, drew


Have a go at some of these free online games for Phase 5 phonics –  

Reading activities

This week’s comprehension activities I have included below are based around the season of summer and the beach.


Get your grown up to see how many of the Year 2 common exception words you can read.  Can you have a go at writing some sentences using some of these words?  Remember these are words you should be able to spell too, so think really carefully about your spelling!  


Here are some writing ideas for this week…

As we are coming to the end of the year you might want to think back to all the things that have happened in Year 2.  Can you think about what your favourite memory from the year is?  Draw a picture and write some sentences to go with it.  You could then think about your time in school from when you first started…what is your favourite memory from being at FINS?

When your writing here are some things to think about;

  • Make sure you have capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and that you have checked your sentences make sense
  • Can you use conjunctions to make your sentences more interesting e.g. when, if, that, because
  • Trying to vary your sentence openers so that they don’t all begin in the same way
  • Have a go at using adjectives in your sentences to tell me about your memory/memories

You could have a go at drawing a ‘Friendship sun’.  Draw the outline of a sun and add your friend’s names inside it.  Under their names write some words to describe what makes that friend special e.g. caring, considerate, kind etc.  You might then want to use these words in some descriptive sentences about your friends.


Imagine that you are now a Travel Agent.  Create your own page for a holiday brochure/leaflet to advertise a holiday.  It could be anywhere of your choice, a holiday in this country or a holiday abroad.  Things to think about…

  • Your destination (remember to include an inviting picture, you really want people to want to go there!)
  • What is there to see there?
  • Where will people go when they are there? Beaches, amusements etc.
  • Where will people stay? A caravan, hotel, B&B etc.
  • What important information do people need to know before they travel there?  If it’s somewhere abroad what language do people speak?  What currency do they use?
  •  You might also include some information about how much it will cost.


Have a go at making number bond rainbows.  Begin with number bonds to 20 e.g. 12 and 8.  You might then want to have a go with bonds that total 100 e.g. 60 and 40.  I’ve attached a picture below to show you what I mean.


Have a go at the time activity.  Read the times off the clock faces and finally draw your own clock faces with the correct time.


Can you create a summer shape picture (perhaps a little like the one below) In your picture can you include the following 2D shapes; circle, triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon.  You can either draw your shapes straight onto your page or you might want to draw your shapes onto coloured paper and cut them out to stick down and create your picture.


I’ve added some more maths mats for you to try.  As before these are all revision of things we covered earlier in the year.


Here are some topic ideas for you to have a go at this week…

  • Design your own ice cream flavour or summer smoothie.  Have a go at coming up with your own flavour of ice cream or summer smoothie.  Think about what ingredients you might want to go into it and include an ingredients list.  Draw a picture/diagram and include some labels to explain your creation.  You might want to tell me why you have chosen these flavours and ingredients.
  • Use a paper plate to create your own seaside themed plate.  I’ve included some images below to give you some ideas.
  • Create a summer picture or collage, you could use natural materials or whatever craft materials you have available at home.







Home learning

Farming - Food


wb 29.06.2020

Thank you so much to everyone for a great week on our Farming theme.  Once again I have received so many lovely photographs and emails letting me know what everyone has been doing.  I’m so pleased that so many of you have enjoyed the theme as we are continuing it this week with a focus on food.  I’m looking forward to hearing from you all throughout the week.

Take care,

Mrs Ellis


This week Miss Drake’s group are concentrating words ending in ‘il’.  Your words to practise are;

pencil, fossil, nostril, stencil, April, civil


For this week’s spelling activity have a go at this interactive quiz.  Can you select the correct ‘il’ spelling to complete each of the sentences?


Mrs Williamson / Mrs Ellis’ group this week you are focusing on words starting with the ‘wh’ sound, your words to practise are;

what, when, why, wheel, white, whisper


For this week’s spelling activity first you will need to read the short passage and pick out any ‘wh’ words.  For the second part of the task can you come up with some questions using the different ‘wh’ question words?

Reading activities

This week I have included two different reading comprehensions.  One is based on Harvest around the world and the other is based on Fairtrade.


The link I have included below explores Food and Farming.  There is lots of information including a range of facts, images to look at, some short video clips to watch and links to other useful resources.

Have a go at making a poster to promote British Farming.  Remember to think about:

  • What message you want your poster to give.  How will you make this clear?
  • Giving your poster a title e.g. British Farming
  • Making your poster eye catching
  • Only including important information  


Below there are another set of Maths mats to try.  It’s great to see how well everyone has been getting on with these and that you have remembered so many of the maths concepts covered.



How many different ways can you arrange 3 eggs in an egg box? (a half dozen box)  Can you think of any patterns or systems that might help you to solve the problem?


Here are some topic ideas for you to have a go at this week…

  • Create a junk model farm vehicle
  • If you have the resources available you might want to plant some seeds, you could plant cress heads, beans, flowers etc.  After you have done your planting have a go at writing a set of instructions to explain to someone else what they would need to do.
  • Think about what we need to eat and drink to ensure we have a balanced diet.  Draw a healthy food plate which includes all the different things we need to ensure we have a balanced meal.
  • Create your own farm board game…what will the rules be for your game? What will the aim of your game be?  How many players are there?


This week Miss Drake’s group are concentrating words ending in the suffix ‘ful’ or ‘less’.  Your words to work on this week are;

helpful, thoughtful, forceful, careless, painless, penniless


This week’s spelling activity asks you to add –full or –less to make different adjectives.  You will then need to choose which words to use to complete the sentences.  Once you have completed this have a go at using the words in your own sentences.


Mrs Williamson / Mrs Ellis’ group this week you are focusing on words containing the ‘aw’ sound, your words to practise are;

paw, yawn, straw, shawl, laws, dawn


I’ve attached two different activities for you to try below. The first is a phoneme spotter story, read the story and see how many ‘aw’ words you can pick out.  The next activity asks you to use the ‘aw’ words to complete the sentences.

Reading activities

Below you will find a reading comprehension called The Farmer and His Sons to have a go at.


I’ve also included a cloze activity based on Sheep.


Imagine that you are a Farmer.  Think about all the things you already know about farmers and what they have to do, use any books you might have at home and watch the video clips below.  Write a diary entry for ‘A day in the life of farmer’.


Remember to think about:


Writing the events in the correct order, starting in the morning.

Think carefully about all of the different jobs the farmer has throughout the day.  Which animals do these jobs involve?

Describe where the farmer does these things and what these jobs might involve.

How might these jobs make the farmer feel? E.g. which are his/her favourite jobs?  Why?  Are some of the jobs especially tiring etc. 

Which animals are the farmers favourite?



As before, I’ve had lots of people telling me that they have really enjoyed the Maths mats so I have included a few more of these below.  Remember that this should all be revision of things we have covered earlier on in the year.


Have a go at the word problems I have attached below.  Each of these are based on addition or subtraction and they all have two steps in order to solve the problem.  Think carefully when reading the question about which operation it will be and what the different steps in the question are.


You might want to ask the people in your house about what their favourite farm animals are in order to create your own pictogram or bar graph of the results.


Here are some topic ideas for you to have a go at this week…


Design, plan and make your own Scarecrow.


Make a series of seasonal collages using either natural or craft materials (depending on what you have available) … it would be interesting to think about the farm items that could be available at the different times of the year e.g. grasses, seeds etc.


Use junk modelling materials to create your own model farm.


Make farm animal masks.


Make a poster based on your favourite farm animal – include some key facts and information that you know about the animal.

Here is some information you might find useful to share with your child/children about social distancing during this time and what the rules are.

Reading at home!

I have created class logins for you to read a whole range of FREE books on Please make use of the free books on here during your time at home.

username: pupil1234 password: year1

Keep active at home!

On a normal school day the government requires schools to provide children with a minimum of 2 hours of Sports a week. To help you keep your child active during school closures Premiere Education have provided us with an active calendar to follow.  There is an activity on there for most days. Exercise is very important for physical and mental well-being, I hope these suggestions will be helpful.  

Keep an eye out for the April and May Calendar should we need them. 

Thank you Miss Drake


Here are some other websites that you can use to support your child's learning at home