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Wellbeing challenge 21.5.20

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 10:15am

Good morning, I hope you all found some way to enjoy the sunshine yesterday. I sent a lot of time in my garden and I have to admit even though I applied plenty of sun cream, I’m still a little pink! I hope you were all more careful than me.

We’re almost at the end of the week and today is the last kindness based challenge as I have something a little different for tomorrow.

I hope that you have been experiencing some acts of kindness this week as today my challenge is to write a kindness acrostic poem. This is where you use each letter of the word you choose to start a sentence or word.

I’ve attached a file that has a few different kindness words to use for your poem so you can choose one or choose more than one you like! As always if you can’t print then don’t worry, you can write it out on a piece of paper or even type it on a computer like I have.

I have chosen the word caring. Here is my poem.

Cooking for other people

Asking people how they are

Returning peoples phone calls and messages

Interest in what friends and family are up to

Niceness goes a long way!

Going the extra mile for those you love

As always please e-mail your poems to

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

I'm very impressed with all the origami hearts you've all been making, some of you even made both hearts like I did! Here they are along with some other past challenges.



Thursday Challenge

Date: 21st May 2020 @ 10:15am

Good morning Year 2,

Please find yesterday's answers and today's challenges on our Year 2 Padlet :)

Don't forget to email me your work to 

Have a lovely day!

Miss Hamer

Wednesday Challenge

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 10:06am

Good Morning Year 2!

I am so happy that the sun has decided to come back! I started to do some gardening yesterday and now I can finish it off in the sunshine :) 

Yesterday's answers and Today's challenges are on our padlet:

I have also added a new link from the Manchester City website. They have loads of cool activies and games you can play to keep fit! If you are a city fan, they also have lots of pictures of the players you can colour in too. I won't be colourig any CITY players in that is for sure (Manchester United all the way). 

Have a great day!

Miss Hamer

Wellbeing challenge 20.5.20

Date: 20th May 2020 @ 9:54am

Good morning,

Wow what a day! The weather forecast suggests it could get as hot as 26 degrees today! I can’t wait to get out there and enjoy it although I’ll definitely be putting on some sun cream!

Today’s activity is linked to kindness again and involves making a little present for either someone else or yourself. Today‘s challenge is to make an origami heart.

To start with you will need a square piece of paper and it will be easier to follow the instructions if it is decorated or coloured on one side.

Here is a YouTube video telling you how to make a square from an A4 piece of paper.

Then you have a choice of making 2 different hearts, one flat and one 3D. I made both and prefer the flat one and found it a bit easier but it’s up to you which you do.

Here is how to make the flat heart (my first picture)

Here is how to make the 3D inflatable heart (my second picture) (then at the end you have to blow it up using the little hole at the bottom)

I can’t wait to see your hearts! Remember to e-mail them to

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

I've really enjoyed reading about all your kind acts in your hearts from yesterday and I love how some of you are mentioning clap for carers in your kind acts for others! Here are the ones I've been sent:

Wellbeing challenge 19.5.20

Date: 19th May 2020 @ 10:26am

Good morning,

I hope everyone is well and taking good care of their mental health this week. We are still looking at kindness today and how important kindness is to keep everyone happy and healthy. Today's challenge will hopefully help everyone to see that kindness is all around us and I bet there are things that others do for us (and that we do for others!) that we barely even think about.

Today we're going to draw a kindness heart.

First of all draw a large heart on a piece of paper. Then on the left hand side write all the things that people do for you that are kind, all in different colours. Then on the right hand side write all the kind things that you do for others in different colours. If you can't think of many then maybe have a think of things that you could do. The acts of kindness could be as simple as just smiling at someone or saying good morning.

Here is mine if you would like to steal some ideas!

If you would like to share your kindness hearts then as always please feel free to e-mail me on

Past challenges

Thanks to Mrs Iqbal who sent me her kind acts for the week!

Well done to the children that are still sending in their mask designs as well as their kindsness acts (one here has even made his mum a cup of tea and some biscuits!)

Tuesday Challenge

Date: 19th May 2020 @ 10:10am

Good morning Year 2!

I am so excited today. I have been working really hard on something new to show you. Instead of posting all of our daily activities on our blog, I have decided to create a padlet where you can see all of you daily and weekly tasks and some extra links all in the same place. It is still important to check the blog each day as I may still post some extra information or learning on here too :) 

Here is the link to our new Padlet -

Adults: Please let me know via email if you find it easier on the Padlet or if there is anything you would like me to change. I want to make home learning easy for you as well as for the children. 

Go and have a look. I hope you love it as much as me :)

Miss Hamer

Mental Health awareness week

Date: 18th May 2020 @ 10:54am

This week we are celebrating mental health awareness week. I know that things may be a little different at the moment and some of you may be finding the change a little difficult and thats ok! I have some down days too! I thought I would share some ideas with you to help think about our mental health. This year the theme is kindness. 

  1. First of all, I would like you to read the book attached ‘What's going on inside my head?’. You don't have to read it all at once. You could read a page per day this week. I loved reading it this morning as it made me realise we are all unique in our own way :). 
  2. Think of the things that make you feel happy or calm. I know that having a bubble bath makes me feel relaxed. I would like you to write 5 things down that make you feel happy. Can you create a poster to put up in your household with things that make you feel happy? That way if someone is feeling down, they can always look at it for ideas to cheer them up. 
  3. Can you write down 5 kind words to describe somebody in your household? 
  4. Can you do something helpful for somebody in your house? You could clean your bedroom or make them their favourite breakfast. Don’t forget you must always ask an adult for their permission to you use the kitchen. 
  5. Can you complete 30 minutes of cosmic kids yoga to make you feel relaxed? 

I would love to see what you get up to this week during mental health awareness week. If you have any other ideas, I would love to share them with the rest of the class :) 

Miss Hamer

Wellbeing challenge 18.5.20

Date: 18th May 2020 @ 10:41am

Good morning everyone, its the start of a new week!

Thank you to everyone who has sent their amazing face mask designs, I've been blown away once again! Have a look below to see what you have all done.

This week it is Mental Health Awareness week so I will be posting some activities linked to this. Mental Health means looking after yourself to make sure that you are happy and healthy. The theme is kindness and involves being kind to yourself and others.

For today I've attached a little booklet for "The power of kindness" where you have to draw or write what kindness means to you and then write (or draw) 5 kind acts that you can do this week (it says month but I think we can squeeze them all into a week!) The acts of kindness can be either being kind to yourself or being kind to others. Perhaps a mix of both would be nice. If you can't print out the booklet then you can just type or write them out like I have :-).

Kindness to me means doing something nice to make somebody feel good and loved.

The 5 things I am going to do are:

1. Make my husband some cups of tea

2. Send a friend a little message through the post to cheer them up.

3. Phone my mum for a chat.

4. Have a nice relaxing foot spa while I watch one of my favourite films (for me)

5. Buy myself a litle treat while I'm out shopping, maybe some nice chocolate! (also for me!)

As always, please let me know what your ideas are by e- mailing

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

Look at all these fantastic face masks! :-D


Monday Challenge

Date: 18th May 2020 @ 10:28am

Good morning Year 2!

I hope you have all had a lovely, relaxing weekend. I watched lots of films and ate loads of chocolate. I am going to have to go on lots of runs this week to make up for it! This is our last week of home learning before our May half term. I am excited for a little break. I’m sure you are too :) 

Fridays Maths Answers 

1. £3

2. 62 days

3. half past 11

4. sphere

5. 4 pigs 

English Challenge

Today I would like you to look at the picture of the castle attached. Can you write down at least 5 adjectives to describe 5 nouns in the picture? 

Extension: Using your chosen adjectives, can you put them in to a sentence?

Maths Challenge

I know that you have been working really hard learning all about time at home. You should be feeling a little more confident when looking at o’clock and half past the hour now. 

If you would like a little more practice, why don’t you play the time game with an adult in your house? An adult must say a time and you have to try make it on the clock! Give it a go at:

 Extension: Can you answer the word problems below?

  1. Miss Hamer put her cake in the oven at 11 o’clock. She took it out half an hour later. What time did she take her cake out?
  2. A school football match lasted an hour and a half. It started at 12 o’clock. What time did the match finish?
  3. School starts at 9 o’clock. Sarah sets off for school at 8 o’clock. How long does it take Sarah to get to school?

Vocab challenge 

Over the past few weeks we have been looking at recycling. I have asked you to research key words which may have helped you understand why recycling is so important to the environment.  Using your knowledge and your new vocabulary, can you use what you have learned about recycling to explain why it would be bad for the environment if we were to stop recycling objects? The challenge is to use as many of our new words as possible!

Reading Challenge

I would like you to read the book attached with help from an adult. If you cannot see all of the words, do not panic. Just listen to the audio instead . I would then like you to answer the questions below. I don’t expect you to answer them all in one go. Why don’t you try and answer a few questions per day? That way you will become more familiar with the book and the characters :) 

1.On page 2, the author uses rhyme. What two words rhyme in the extract below?

But his stripes were too straight and his tentacles too few, 

he just floated in the sea not sure what to do 

2.On page 3, the words terrible and swallowed are in bold. Why do you think the author has put these words in bold? 

3.Can you think of three other words the author could have used instead of terrible?

4.The author has used questions throughout the book. Can you find the questions and write them down?

5.The author has used lots of different suffixes throughout the story. Can you find them and write them down?

6.How do you think Stanley is feeling when the Seagull swallowed him?  

7.How does the author describe the shell on page 18? 

8.What does the story teach you about why it is important to pick up your rubbish? 

Science Challenge

This term, we have been looking at directions. As one of your challenges, I asked you to google your postcode to become more familiar with your surroundings. Whilst we have been off school, I am sure many of you have been going on daily walks to get out of the house. As an extra challenge this week, I would like you to note down any directions you have taken whilst on your daily walks. Do you always go the same route? 

Have a great day! 

Miss Hamer


Date: 15th May 2020 @ 10:43am

Good Morning Year 2, 

I just want to say a huge THANKYOU to you all for working so hard at home this week. It really does make my day when I receive your emails showing me what you have been up to. Of course you are all SUPERSTARS but this week I would like to give a huge shout out to one person in particular. Well done to Faith for working so hard this week. Yesterday she even went to the park to make a video of her completing the active Maths challenge. 

Lexia superstars

Huge well done to Hao Yu, Oscar and Andrew for climbing the Lexia ladder this week! I am so impressed with your hard work! Please find your certificates attached :) 

Home learning 

Here are few pictures of some of you keeping busy at home. 

Friday Challenge

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 10:23am

Good morning Year 2, 

We have reached the end of another week of home learning. Go us! 

English Challenge 

Yesterday we looked at suffixes and adding them to the end of words. Today our main focus is going to be looking at adverbs. I would like you to look at the sentences below. They all include a verb (something someone is doing). In the missing space, I would like you to add an adverb (describing how someone is doing something) of your choice. Remember, we usually add the suffix -ly when looking at adverbs. Don’t forget to add CL, FS and FS to your work. 

the crowed laughed _____ at the comedians jokes

the baby cried  ______

I was walking _____ down the road because I was late for work

the turtle crawled _____ through the grass

it was raining _____ outside so the children had to stay in

Maths Challenge 

1. Magazines cost £1.50p. Beth buys two magazines. How much money does she spend?

2. If Abbie goes on holiday for the whole of July and August, how many days will she be away for?

3. Tom says his cake has to be in the oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes. He puts the cake in the oven at 10 o’clock. What time will he take it out of the oven? 

4. I have no edges. I have just one curved face. What shape am I ?

5. The farmer has 16 animals. He says a quarter of them are pigs. How many pigs does he have altogether? 

Check back on Monday to see if you were correct!

Connected curriculum challenge answers

On Monday, I gave you a true or false challenge all about recycling. Here are the answers: 

  1. The statue of Liberty is covered by 80 tonnes of recycled copper and bronze plating. TRUE
  2. only 75% of waste is recyclable but we only recycle 30% of it. TRUE
  3. recycling 100 cans can light up your bedroom for two weeks. TRUE
  4. old CDs are used to lay roads. TRUE
  5. I can recycle objects by putting everything in the same bin and letting the bin man separate them. FALSE
  6. products made of more than one material cannot be recycled. FALSE
  7. Everything can only be recycled once.  FALSE

Have a lovely weekend :)

Miss Hamer

Wellbeing challenge 15.5.20

Date: 15th May 2020 @ 10:19am

Good morning and happy Friday! End of the week already! Fingers crossed we get some sun this weekend.

My last wellbeing challenge of the week is a creative one in case you want to spend some time on it over the weekend.

I’d like you to design your own face mask. As we know, face masks are being worn by many people at the moment to keep help them safe. If you had to wear one, what would you like it to look like? You can have whatever you want on it and make it as crazy as you like!

I’ve attached a template if you would like to use it but don’t worry if you don’t have a printer, you can just draw one like I drew mine! Here is mine for you to have a look at, now if only I could sew…

Please send me your designs as I’d love to see them!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

Thank you to Heer who sent me this joke:

There were two boys who were going to school and they were late.The teacher asked why they were late.One said I was looking for my money that i lost. The teacher asked the other boy why he was late.He said I put my foot on his money.

and to Tomasz for these jokes:

What is a pirate's favourite letter?


What do you call an alligator in a vest?

An investigator!

and to Theodosia for sending me a lovely video of her telling me jokes such as:

What do you get if you cross a tiger with a porcupine?

A slow poke!

Wellbeing challenge 14.5.20

Date: 14th May 2020 @ 10:23am

Good morning everyone,

I've had a request to make the font on my blog a little easier to read so that some of the younger children can have a go at reading it themselves which is a fantastic idea, so hopefully this will be a bit easier to read!

I hope people enjoyed yesterdays challenge, I know that some people did the Jason Manford quiz at 1.30 so if anyone didn't get the chance to watch Friday the turtle or had any problems accessing the Facebook live video then here it is on YouTube today:

Today's challenge is one that will hopefully make you and others around you smile. I want you to tell someone a joke! In fact, I think you should try and make as many people laugh as possible! Laughing is very good for both your health and wellbeing and it's certainly one of my favourite things to do, especially if I'm feeling a bit sad.

If you don't know any jokes then have a look at these:

Here are some that I like!

What do elves learn in school?

The elf-abet.

Why didn’t the skeleton go to the dance?

He had no body to dance with.

Please e-mail me on with your best jokes or any stories of making people laugh.

Mrs Glover

Past challenges

Thanks to everyone who has sent me pictures of them doing a few of the past challenges, here are a few of them!

Thursday Challenge

Date: 14th May 2020 @ 9:29am

Good morning Year 2,

I have a feeling that today is going to be a good day :) 

Here are the answers to yesterday’s fluent in 5:

  1. 36 = 60 - 24
  2. 54 > 19 (any smaller number)
  3. 5 x 5 = 25
  4. half of 26 = 13
  5. 15cm + 14cm = 29cm

English Challenge

Today I would like you to focus on suffixes. A suffix is a few letters placed at the end of a word to change its meaning. I have listed some words below which can be changed using the suffixes: 

ing, est, ness, ful, ly. 

It is your job to decide which suffix goes at the end of each word. 











Extension: Once you have added the suffixes, I would like you to choose five words and put them in to sentences. 

Maths Challenge 

Todays Maths challenge is going to be a little bit different. Please watch my clip to see what I would like you to do today and use the number sentences below for the task set. 

  1. Quarter of 40 = ___       run to the nearest door and run back
  2. ____ = 30 - 15               bend down to touch your toes 
  3. 2 x 9 = ____                   jump on the spot
  4. Half of 12 = ___             lunges (answer is how many per leg) 
  5. 28cm - 9cm = ___         press ups 
  6. 10p + 6p + 8p = ___      hop like a frog 
  7. A hexagon has how many sides? ____  spin around in a circle 
  8. ___ = 19 + 10     star jumps
  9. ___ = 5 x 3         sit ups
  10. Double 7 = ___   hold your arms out and make large circles with them 

Don't forget to send me in your Science challenges as well as your Connected Curriculum challenges. It would be great to see what you have all been getting up to!

Miss Hamer 

Wellbeing challenge 13.5.20

Date: 13th May 2020 @ 10:40am

Good morning everyone,

I'm sorry I didn't post a wellbeing challenge yesterday but I was in school! I meant to do it the night before but then forgot and had an early night ready for school yesterday, oops! Sorry about that but I'm back today and have a choice of 2 for you to do to make up for it.

You've been very creative lately (please see the past challenges below!) so I'm giving you something a bit different today. One is i you would like to relax and one is if you would like to have a bit of fun.

The first challenge is to do Jason Manford's comedy kids quiz at 1.30pm today, available from the following YouTube link. If you can't do it at 1.30 then it will be up for a few days after. and if you want more then have a look on his YouTube channel for past quizzes!

The second challenge is also at 1.30pm although I think you can watch it later if you're not free then! The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth are doing Turtle Time! A live video of their Green Sea Turtle who is called Friday. I always find watching sea animals very relaxing so you could watch it, learn some facts about turtles and then have a go at drawing the turtle. Ths live video will be on facebook so you'll have to ask an adult to log in to their account if they have one.

Please e-mail me to let me know how you did in the quiz or any facts or pictures you have of the turtle!

Past Challenges

I've been blown away by the effort you've gone to with these challenges (people have even dressed up!) and every time I get emails with pictures of your challenges it really cheers me up so thank you! Here are some pictures I've received over the last couple of days, thanks to everyone who's sent me one!

Wednesday Challenge

Date: 13th May 2020 @ 9:45am

Good morning Year 2,

Well done to the children who logged on to TTRockstars yesterday. I love checking where you are all up to on the rockstar ladder :)

English challenge

Can you fix the sentences below? Check for CL, FS, FS and spelling.

the small child has bootiful iyes 

the little girl wore a pretty dress

Maths challenge 

Fluent in 5:

1. ____= 60 - 24

2. 54 > ___

3. 5 x ___ = 25

4. half of 26 = ___

5. 15cm + ___cm = 29cm

Check back tomorrow for the answers. 


Have a great day.

Miss Hamer

Tuesday Challenge

Date: 12th May 2020 @ 10:00am

Good Morning Year 2,

I have received some brilliant sentences from the English challenge yesterday. Zendaya and I even had the same fruit for breakfast. How funny. It is lovely to see what you have all been up to at home to keep yourselves busy! I am very proud of you all. 

Yesterday’s maths answers

  1. 24 cakes
  2. 40 wheels
  3. 80 trains
  4. 8 years old
  5. 5p

English Challenge

I received some excellent questions from the literacy shed challenge last week. This week I would like you to watch the video clip carefully but instead of writing your own questions, I would like you to answer my questions below. Remember, you must always write in full sentences and explain your answers in detail. 

How do you think the girl is feeling?

Do you think the girl is stuck in the tower?

Why do you think the town turned grey when she went outside?

Do you think she will ever leave the tower again?

Do you think anybody lives in the town? 

Would you like to live in the tower? Why?

Maths Challenge

TTRockstars - Well done to the children who have been logging on to TTRockstars. I can see some of you are moving up the rockstar ladder. Well done! Today I would like you to try and beat your fastest time. 

Reading challenge 

I have noticed that some of you are struggling to get on to Lexia and Active Learn at home. If that is the case, you could always read at home using the link below. If you are able to read through Lexia, why don't you try this activity as an extra challenge? I know you can do it Year 2!

Miss Hamer’s recycling pictures

Over Christmas, I visited Stockholm with my friends. We visited a museum all about recycling and it made me think about global warming and how to try and help save the planet. I have attached some pictures that I took to help you understand why it is so important that we recycle. 

Have a great day. Hopefully the sun will be back soon :( 

Miss Hamer

Wellbeing challenge 11.5.20

Date: 11th May 2020 @ 10:38am

Good morning everyone,

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend! I spent a lot of time in the sun, in fact possibly a bit too much time! I also had some delicious food and lovely video chats with some of my friends.

Thanks again for all your wellebing challenge e-mails. It really cheers me up whenever I get one and see what you've all been up to!

Today's wellbeing challenge is actually Miss Bryce's idea so thanks Miss Bryce! It's a creative one and is to design your own superhero.

Who would they be?

What would they do?

What would they wear?

Have a think about what is important to you and then either draw, make or write about your superhero.

See the attached picture file for all the details and how it relates to Banksy.

Remember to e-mail to show me pictures of your superheroes!

Past challenges

Some fantastic origami by all the pupils who gave it a go, well done!

Monday Challenge

Date: 11th May 2020 @ 10:23am

Good morning year 2, 

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend in the sunshine. Here goes Miss Hamer’s long Monday morning blog… 

English challenge

We have all been living a very different life over the past few weeks. Without realising, most of us have started a new daily routine. I know I have! Using the time connectives below, I would like you to write down a few things that you do in your day to day life (or one specific day) whilst you have been off school. Remember, if you are writing about something you did yesterday, you must write in past tense. 

first, next, then, later, after, eventually, finally, following that. 


Here is an example of what I did on Friday:

First I got up and made my breakfast. I had strawberries, grapes and yogurt. 

Then I logged on to my computer and checked the Year 2 school blog. 

After that I brushed my teeth and got dressed. 

Next I did a long workout in my garden.

Then I had a hot bubble bath and put on clean clothes. 

In the afternoon I continued with my jigsaw. 

Several hours later I went on my daily walk. I enjoyed it because it was nice and sunny outside. 

Following that I made my delicious tea and watched TV.

Finally I put on my pink pyjamas, brushed my teeth and got in to bed to read my non-fiction book. 

Maths challenge

Read the word problems below and answer them independently. 

  1. 12 children are at a party. they each eat 2 cakes. how many cakes are eaten altogether?
  2. There are four wheels on one car. How many wheels will be on ten cars?
  3. Eddie gave half of his trains to his brother. He now has 40 trains. How many trains did he have to start with?
  4. Gary is 14, his sister Jane is 6 years younger. How old is Jane?
  5. Crisps cost 20p and drinks cost 15p. What is the difference in price? 
  6. Can you write down a sentence to describe the similarities between a cube and cuboid? (remember when we are talking about a 3-d shape ‘corners’ are called vertices). 

Keep an eye on tomorrow’s blog for the answers!


Vocab challenge 

Looking at the words below, which three are the most important words when looking at the topic recycling? 


South Pole








I would like you to write three sentences explaining why you have chosen the three words to be the most important when discussing recycling. For example ‘global warming is important when looking at recycling because it teaches us about how rubbish pollutes our environment and how it will affect the globe in the future’. 


Reading challenge

Last week I awarded three children with a Lexia reading certificate. Lets see if we can beat that this week! 


Connected curriculum challenge 

I would like you to have a look at the quotes below. Using your knowledge from what you have learned over the past few weeks, have a think whether the quotes are true or false. I would then like you to write down your answers and discuss with an adult WHY you think they are true/false. 

1. Products made of more than one material cannot be recycled.

2. The statue of Liberty is covered by 80 tonnes of recycled copper and bronze plating. 

3. Only 75% of waste is recyclable but we only recycle 30% of it.

4. Everything can only be recycled once.  

5. Recycling 100 cans can light up your bedroom for two weeks.

6. Old CDs are used to lay roads.

7. I can recycle objects by putting everything in the same bin and letting the bin man separate them.

Check back on Friday to see if you were correct! 

have a lovely day!

Miss Hamer

Reading Challenge Reminder!

Date: 11th May 2020 @ 8:14am


We hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the VE day celebrations. Last week you were asked to complete a Jack and the Beanstalk reading challenge. Well done to the children who have completed their writing for the leaves. It would be great if we could have some more back because we would love the tree in the shared area to be big and full of your lovely work!

We have posted the challenge again for you to have a go at this week!


 Miss Fish is helping the Key Stage one staff to  create a Jack and the Beanstalk display in the shared area and we need your help! We are making 120 leaves for the beanstalk, one for each child, which we will decorate when the children return back to school. We thought it would be a lovely idea if each child writes something positive about reading and sends it into school. The staff will then type up the work and add it to the leaves when they are completed. Maybe you could write about your favourite book or favourite author. Sometimes it is nice to read about some of the exciting vocabulary that you have read, maybe you could share that! You can email your work in or take a photograph of the writing and send it in. It is up to you! Each leaf is going to be the size of an A4  piece of paper so you have plenty of space to write your ideas down. If any of your brothers or sisters or even your adults want to join in, they can! If they are younger they might want to draw a picture or write about their favourite character, that's fine. We want to celebrate the schools love of reading so you can be as creative as possible. We will be giving prizes for creativity and  presentation so take your time! We can't wait to see the work. Happy reading!


The Key Stage One team

VE day

Date: 8th May 2020 @ 1:29pm

Some of you may be wondering why I haven't set any work for you today (you are very lucky). That is because today is a bank holiday as it is known as a special day where we celebrate together. Today is VE day (Victory in Europe Day) which marks the day towards the end of WW2. 

I have attached a very interesting newsround page which explains why today is so important. If you would like to have a little look, you are more than welcome to :)!

Miss Hamer


Date: 8th May 2020 @ 1:22pm

Good afternoon Year 2,

I love receiving all your emails and reading your work. it is great to see how hard you are all working at home. This week, I enjoyed reading your book reviews and seeing what you have all been reading over the past few weeks. If you sent in any of your work this week, you are a SUPERSTAR! I have attached a few pictures which cheered me up :) 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss Hamer



Wellbeing challenge number 19

Date: 7th May 2020 @ 10:28am

Good morning,

Yet another lovely sunny day! I'm looking forward to getting out in the sun later although I actually got a little bit sunburnt yesterday! Remeber that suncream!

Today's challenge is a creative one, I'd like you to try a bit of origami. Origami is the art of folding paper and while it can be a bit tricky, it's also quite a nice relaxing activity once you know what you're doing and you end up with something that looks amazing. You could even make a few things and use them to decorate your house!

What you need for all origami is a square of paper, either plain or patterned. If youre not sure how to turn a piece of paper into a square then have a look here:

Then you could take some time to decorate your paper if you like before you fold it.

Then this is a fairly simple one to get started, a butterfly

Just follow each instruction carefully and the good thing about watching a video is that you can rewind it as much as you like! If you're not a fan of butterflies then feel free to have a look for something else on the Red Ted Art channel.

Here's my butterfly that I've just made. It's not perfect but it's the first time I've ever done it so I was quite impressed with myself!

As always I'd love to see pictures of what you've made or of any past challenges, e-mail to send them or even just to let me know what kind of challenges you prefer so I can make sure I'm doing ones that people like :-)

Past challenges

Thanks to all the children who have sent me pictures, you've all been very busy which is great to see!

Lexia Superstars

Date: 7th May 2020 @ 10:28am

First of all I want to say a huge thank you and well done to everybody who has logged on to Lexia this week and has continued to read at home. I am very impressed! There has been a few children who have moved up a reading level this week on Lexia. Well done to Daniel, Andrew and Hashim who have received certificates! I can't wait to see who receives certificates next week. Keep up the hard work :)

Miss Hamer

Thursday Challenge

Date: 7th May 2020 @ 10:17am

Good morning Year 2,

Today is the last day of learning this week as tomorrow is bank holiday! I am excited for a long weekend break in the sunshine. Hopefully I can find more objects from the hunt sheet this weekend. I have added pictures of what I have found so far. Can you beat me? 

English challenge

Today I would like you to look at the picture attached of the busy street and pick out objects (nouns) in the picture and write down adjectives to describe them in your book. For example, sharp teeth (sharp = adjective, teeth = noun)

Extension: Now you have thought of your adjectives and nouns, can you put them in to a sentence?

Maths Challenge

Using the greater, less than and equal symbols (< > =), I would like you to complete the number sentences independently:

3   <   7

27 ___ 35

38 ___ 48

8 ___ 11

60 ___ 60

9 + 3   >    6

14 + 7 ___ 25

12 – 3 ____ 9

16 + 10 ___ 26

Miss Hamer

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We care, We soar’


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