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Week 6 11.05.20

Good morning Year 2,

It is Friday already! Here are your last challenges for this week, we look forward to checking in today and seeing what you have been up to. Don’t forget to post any photos of other activities you get up to too.


Look at the comic strip from one of my favourite cartoons, Calvin and Hobbes. Can you imagine what the characters are saying in the empty speech bubbles? Perhaps you could write it down or you could act it out with someone in your family?



Play Shut the Box with someone in your house.

You will also need two dice and make cards with the numbers 1 to 12 on them.

The aim of the game is to turn over all the cards. You can turn over the cards that match the numbers on the dice.

To play the game, start with the numbers showing on all the cards.

Player 1 rolls the two dice first. They can turn over the cards which are the same as the numbers rolled. For example, if a 4 and a 5 are rolled, they would turn over the 4 and 5 cards. If a double is thrown, their turn ends. They can roll the dice again until they can't turn over any more cards. The cards that are left showing are then added and that is their score.

Player 2 then takes the dice and turn the cards the right way up again, and then roll the dice in the same way as Player 1. You can keep on rolling dice as long as each time you can turn over some new cards. Remember that if a double is thrown, your turn ends. When you can't turn over any more cards, those that are left are added together and that is your score.

The winner is the person with the lower score. It can be played with just one turn each or each player can have a number of turns that you decide at the beginning of the game.

There are lots of different versions of Shut the Box online if you wish to try an alternative version, something easier or something harder.



Try one of the dance challenges on Go Noodle (

We have previously enjoyed the Banana, banana, meatball and Penguin songs in class.



One of the inspirational people we learn about in Year 2 is Florence Nightingale. On Tuesday 12th May it was International Nurses Day in honour of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Can you watch the video all about her life on

Can you use what you have learnt in the video to write 5 facts about Florence Nightingale?

Have a great day!

Mrs Burton, Mrs Midgley and Mrs Beaumont





Good morning Year 2, I hope you all have a great day, here are some more challenges for you to have a go at!



When we were in school we tried to focus on extended sentences with conjunctions. Can you use the following conjunctions to fill in the gaps of these sentences? You can also practice your handwriting or typing when you write these out.

Conjunctions you can use:

and        but         or            so           although              because               that                        even if

whenever           before                  even though                       until



1. We enjoy watching films. We enjoy going bowling.

2. He wants to win the race. He is running more slowly than the others.

3. My mum loves cake. I am going to bake a cake for her birthday

4. My hands are freezing cold. I forgot to bring my gloves today.

5. My mum takes me to the match every week. She doesn’t like football.

6. I take the dog for a walk every day. Sometimes it is raining.

7. I like carrots. I like asparagus.

8. I don’t know if it’s going to be sunny. I don’t know if it’s going to be raining.



Play the game on the link attached. The game has lots of fun missions which will test your reading and listening skills. Your challenge is to help two children complete missions by using non fiction texts as guides. There are lots of adventures to choose from.



Tests for times tables knowledge using this football game. When it asks you to choose the times tables to focus on click 2,5 and 10. If you want more of a challenge you can choose 3 or 4 as well!




Choose some of the challenges from the pictures below.



Have a look at the pictures below. Pick something in your house and place it on a piece of paper. Next to the object, have a go at sketching what you can see – try to make it as accurate as you can! Once you have done this, imagine what this object could be – this can be anything that could look like the original object. In the example, the sunflower becomes the body of a bird. Draw the object you imagine it can be next to your sketch of the original object.

We hope you have a fantastic day! From Mrs Beaumont, Mrs Midgley and Mrs Burton.



Happy Monday Year 2! We hope you had a lovely weekend. Here are a few more challenges to try out-



English- One of my favourite things is Pokemon! Please design me a new Pokemon. It will need a name, a special move or power and a weakness. You could draw the Pokemon and label it, or, write me a few sentences about your Pokemon. It would be great to see some interesting designs. 



Maths- See if you can find some old magazines or catalogues (Argos, Smyths, Tesco for example).


Cut out some of the things you like along with their prices. This could be food, toys or similar. Next to your picture, draw or write the coins (or notes!) you could use to pay for that item. Often there are multiple different coins or note variations you could use. Perhaps you might need to think about change for some items, too.



Topic- Design a balanced/healthy meal on a paper plate by drawing on your food items. If you don’t have any paper plates, draw around a normal plate on paper. Can you work together with your family to decide what makes a balanced meal? What categories might it need? 



Physical/craft- look at the chart 100+ indoor activities and see what you can get ticked off this week. :)


Well done Year 2. More challenges will arrive on Wednesday.