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                        Year 2 Week commencing 18.01.2021

The home learning is based on the teaching and learning that the children would be receiving in class with many of the activities being the same wherever possible. Over the course of the week, we ask that the children complete as many of the home learning tasks as possible. Home learning will be placed on the school website weekly and is for those children who are having to self-isolate at home. (There will also be homework set, this can be found by clicking on the Homework tab).

You can email us at: if you have any problems or queries.  Please email in completed home learning to the email address above with your child's name and class for your child's class teacher to review. Thank you


Please use the links to the White Rose videos for each day. This week we will be looking at 2D (flat) shapes, moving on to 3D (solid) shapes next week. Each day there is a teaching video to watch and a related task, this may be a worksheet, written task or practical task.
We advise that you share the slide show and any activity sheet together, talking through the examples and questions. If you are able to print out the activity sheet, children can then complete this but, this is not a necessity as we have also created an activity/task for the children to complete each day to be able to apply their daily learning, alongside extension challenges.
Remember: you can watch the video clip again (as often as needed) if your child/children are finding it tricky to grasp. Also, please don’t hesitate to contact us, via email, if you would like any additional support. We would also love to see your completed work so why not take a picture and email your teacher.
Don’t forget to go on Mathletics too where related tasks have been set to reinforce this learning.


Video links

Day 1 – Worksheet – Day 1 Recognising equal groups




Day 2 – Worksheet – Day 2 Making equal groups



Day 3 –  Worksheet – Day 3 Adding equal groups



Day 4 –  Worksheet – Day 4 Multiplication sentences using X







This week we will be starting our work on Shrek.  We will be using this work to help us write our own stories at the end of this 3 week unit. 

Lesson 1 - LO: To role play Donkey from Shrek

DONKEY: Man, I like you. What's your name?

SHREK: Uh, Shrek.

DONKEY: Shrek? Well, you know what I like about you, Shrek? You got that kind of I-don't-care-what-nobody-thinks-of-me thing. I like that. I respect that, Shrek. You all right. (They come over a hill and you can see Shrek's cottage.) Whoa! Look at that. Who'd want to live in place like that?

SHREK: That would be my home.

DONKEY: Oh! And it is lovely! Just beautiful. You know you are quite a decorator. It's amazing what you've done with such a modest budget. I like that boulder. That is a nice boulder. I guess you don't entertain much, do you?

SHREK: I like my privacy.

DONKEY: You know, I do too. That's another thing we have in common. Like I hate it when you got somebody in your face. You've trying to give them a hint, and they won't leave. There's that awkward silence. (awkward silence) Can I stay with you?                     

SHREK: Uh, what?

DONKEY: Can I stay with you, please?

SHREK: (sarcastically) Of course!

DONKEY: Really?


DONKEY: Please! I don't want go back there! You don't know what it's like to be considered a freak. (pause while he looks at Shrek) Well, maybe you do. But that's why we got to stick together. You got to let me stay! Please! Please!                        

SHREK: Okay! Okay! But one night only.

DONKEY: Ah! Thank you! (he runs inside the cottage)                     

SHREK: What are you...? (Donkey hops up onto a chair.) No! No!

DONKEY: This is going to be fun! We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning I'm making waffles.


DONKEY: Where do, uh, I sleep?

SHREK:(irritated) Outside!

DONKEY: Oh, well, I guess that's cool. I mean, I don't know you, and you don't know me, so I guess outside is best, you know. Here I go. Good night. (Shrek slams the door.) (sigh) I mean, I do like the outdoors. I'm a donkey. I was born outside. I'll just be sitting by myself outside, I guess, you know. By myself, outside. I'm all alone...there's no one here beside me...








Ask someone to role play with you.  One of you can be Shrek and the other can be Donkey!  Think about Donkey is acting as you or someone in your family is playing the character.  Does he seem lonely, chatty, boring, excited?  Think about Donkey’s personality.  What does he like or not like? 

Watch the two clips below after you have done some role play and see if you can think of anything else to describe Donkey’s personality!  If you have the Shrek films maybe watch one of them and see if you can find anything else out about Donkey.


Lesson 2 – LO: To describe a character’s appearance.

Yesterday we looked how we would describe Donkey’s personality and the different things he liked.  Today we are going to focus on Donkeys appearance.  Look at the image below and think of any adjectives or similes you could use to describe him.


Lesson 3 – LO: To write a character description.

Over the last two days we have looked at both Donkey’s personality and his appearance.  We are now going to use the information we have built up to help us write a character description.  When you are writing your description think carefully about the words you are going to use to describe him and think about what sort of character that might make him. 

For example:  Donkey loves to chat, he chats ALL the time this makes him a talkative character and he can sometimes annoy Shrek because he just can’t stop talking! 


Donkey has a thick, fluffy coat.  His coat is as thick as a warm blanket!  This is excellent for keeping Donkey warm in the winter and really helpful when Shrek makes him sleep outside.


Lesson 4 – LO: To answer inference questions about a text.

Read the text below. 

Have a look back at the words in bold.  These are in bold to help you.  We have looked at some of these texts in class.  Have a think about what the boys might be doing.  Once you know you now need to think about how you know that!, you can’t say “because the text tells me” you need to use the words and phrases in the passage to explain your answer.

For instance:  The boys are …. I know this because in the text is says ….

Epic!: Kids' Books, Audio Books, Videos & eBooks - Apps on Google Play

Every year 2 class has now been set up with a get epic account.  On here you can read and listen to a whole range of brilliant books and comics!  Each year 2 teacher has sent a message via Weduc with your individual class code.  All you need to do is put that code in on this page, scroll until you can find your name and then get reading!  Click the link below to get reading!

Get Epic website


 L.O To learn about the plants, animals & insects that live in habitats

Over the next few weeks we will be looking at habitats and the animals, insects and plants that live within them.  The habitat that we are looking at this week is the Ocean. Watch the video below to find out what lives in the Ocean.



Have a go at making an ocean mobile. Ask a grown up if you could have a coat hanger and some string. Draw the animals on some paper, cut them out, stick them to the string and attach them to the coat hanger.

Then get your grown up to take a photo of it and post it on Weduc for us all to see or send it to your teacher via the year group email..



LO: To find out about the structure of medieval castles.

We have learnt about the castles that were built by the Normans, why they were built and what they were made from. The Normans were not the only people to build castles in England. Lots of castles were built in the middle ages and. These are called medieval castles.

Look through the slides to find out more about medieval castles.

Can you draw and label your own castle?



This week we are going to be designing our own castles but before we do that we need to think of a design specification!  This is something that shows us what our castle must do or what we would want it to include!  For instance a castle will need to be strong and you might want it to have a drawbridge.

We are going to be build the Queen a new castle!  Below can you write down 4 things that you think the Queens castle needs to be (type below or write it down and send us an image):


Now you need to draw and label a suitable castle. When drawing the castle, children need to:

  • Draw the castle 

  • Label the features with the 3D shape names or junk modelling materials that will make them

  • Include materials and colours and additional features relevant to their chosen person/purpose


Draw your image on the sheet attached to this assignment if you can print it.  If not you can draw and label your castle on a piece of paper at home.  When you have done this send us a picture of your work.


Rights Respecting- Article of the week:

Image result for article 9 childrens rights

Article 11 of the UNCRC says children and young people shouldn’t be taken from their home country against their will. If this does happen, the government of their home country should make sure they can return.





In the next few weeks we will be learning more about our thoughts and feelings.




Now close your eyes, listen very carefully and relax.

How did the video make you feel?

Has it changed the way that you will behave today?

Will you try to listen more carefully, be more friendly or helpful!