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Week 7 18.05.20

Friday 22nd May

Hello Year Two! Here are your last set of challenges before the half term break. We hope you enjoy completing these and look forward to seeing the photos later on. Please remember to continue posting photos of what you have been up to over half term as we will be checking in from time to time to catch up.


Try writing your spellings in water using a paintbrush/cotton bud/etc on the pavement/wall/fence/window/decking.

Complete your spelling test for the words dated 15/05/20 (words ending in –es).

There is a Kahoot for your spelling test on the website or on


Can you use a dictionary to find the definitions of these topic words?

If you do not have a ‘real’ dictionary, there are several online dictionaries including

  1. Nurse
  2. Lamp
  3. Nutrition
  4. Hygiene
  5. Infection


Can you solve these Florence Nightingale maths problems?


Florence treated 6 soldiers in one hour.

How many soldiers could she treat in two hours?

How many soldiers could she treat in three hours?

CHALLENGE - How long did she spend with each of the soldiers?


Florence Nightingale gave one of the soldiers 5ml of medicine three times in one day.

How much medicine did the soldier have?

How much would the soldier need if Florence gave him double the amount?

CHALLENGE – If a soldier had 5ml three times a day. How much medicine would he have in one week?  



Florence Nightingale taught people how important it was to be hygienic (clean).  Choose one (or both) of these hygiene activities to complete:

  1. Can you help to clean something today? Maybe you could tidy your bedroom, you could wash the dishes, clean the car, polish the table, wash your clothes? Take a ‘before’ and ‘after’ picture to show us what a difference you have made. Make sure you tell a grown up your plan before you start!
  2. Make a poster to show how important it is to clean your hands regularly. This is especially important at the moment.


Captain Tom Moore walked 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Can you set yourself a similar challenge for over half term which you start today? Here are some ideas for you to think about:

  • Run 10 laps of your garden every day
  • Do 20 star jumps each day
  • Complete a new dance routine every day
  • Do 10 press ups/sit ups each day

Have a great half term and stay safe.

Mrs Midgley, Mrs Burton and Mrs Beaumont


Added 20.05.20


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



I’ve missed listening to this song in our phonics lessons. I know my group especially couldn’t get it out of our heads each time we listened to them, so I wanted to remind you to learn your tricky words! Don’t let them trick you!

(This is on YouTube so please be aware of adverts)



Pick your favourite story that you have read – this could be a book you have read during lockdown or one you read when you were younger. Make a story board of the main parts of this book to summarise it and tell us in a sentence why it is your favourite story, you could even include your favourite quote in the story.



Help your parents measure something’s volume at some point during the day. We learnt about millilitres (ml) and litres (l) when we were in school. You could help measure milk to go on your cereal or measure some oil in a baking recipe.



I have been trying to walk everyday and do some exercise in my house. Can you set up your own exercise course in your house? This could include star jumps, balancing, jogging on the spot, squats, walking up and down your stairs and even forward rolls that you learnt this year in PE (make sure you find a safe space to do this first). If you want to show your course, get your adults at home to video you and post them in the comments section.



As you already know, our topic this half term was meant to be based on Florence Nightingale. She was famous for many things including looking after soldiers in the Crimean war. Can you imagine you were one of these soldiers and Florence Nightingale has made you better, write her a letter to thank her for all of her efforts? You could include a picture of her with her walking around the hospital at night with her lamp.



Don’t forget to post what you’ve been doing in the comments below!

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

Added 18/05/20


Hello again, Year 2.  It’s Monday and we have a few new challenges to try.



Please view the spellings on our website dated 15/05/20 and have a practice at writing them in your neatest, cursive script (show us!) 

One of those words is ‘family’.  We all miss seeing some family members at the moment.  However if you have already, or can create this week, a ‘family’ lockdown piece of art, we would be interested to see your creations.  See below for examples.  




Look at the attached treasure map with coordinates.  The treasure is in square E,5 for example.  Can you work out the coordinates for the octopus, ship, pirate, shark and skull & crossbones?  

This map was made from a simple grid design.  Can you create your own treasure map with a similar design using a ruler and pencil?  Put certain items in certain squares and challenge your family to work out the correct coordinates. 




Think about the Ph sound (e.g. dolphin).  Can you think of some words containing ph?  Write us a list and choose a different colour to mark the ph in each word. I wonder how many colours you can use?




Year 2 and some other year groups have had a few challenges linking to Florence Nightingale lately.  Thank you to those who have done a little research about this inspirational lady.  She was known for her night rounds to aid the wounded, establishing her image as the 'Lady with the Lamp.' Can you create your own lamp out of paper?  See the picture attached. These must obviously not be used with real candles, so use them as another bright decoration for your windows to cheer people up as they walk by. (view with an adult)




Can you complete the flip flop challenge?! View this quick Youtube video (with an adult) and have a try with a flip flop or another similar shoe! We welcome any hilarious videos! (view with an adult)


Well done and thank you, Year 2.