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Year 2 Online Learning

18.05.2020 - We hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the sunshine. Welcome to another week of exciting, online learning! This week our wider curriculum subject is RE (Religious Education), we would like to highlight that we teach RE from a solely educational viewpoint and never from a favoured religious perspective or bias. The children have been learning about Christianity and Hinduism with Mrs Shaw and should enjoy showing off what they know so far.

It has been great to hear that Axel Scheffler's book was helpful for some of you in explaining and discussing Coronavirus. I have left the link below so please feel free to read it with your child if/when you feel necessary. We would love to hear some of your feedback from the PSHE tasks last week. Did you use the YouTube videos and the booklet? Were some more helpful than others? Please do email us with your thoughts. We are also here to provide ideas and activities so please don't hesitate to contact us.

We will be sending out an email this week to organise a year 2 quiz and catch up on Zoom! We will host it the week after (during half term) so please keep an eye out for an email from Miss George or myself. I also wanted to provide some ideas and activities to keep the children entertained, and yourselves sane, as we enter week 9...


You are all doing a brilliant job, no matter how much or how little you get through each day so keep up the great work!

Axel Scheffler - Coronavirus Book for Children



PE & Movement:

Joe Wicks' daily workouts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Cosmic Kids Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Zumba & Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP0wgVhUC9w

Handwriting Practise:

New password for Letter Join


Username: trial_emsworthprimaryschool 
Password: p03tgf9b 

iPad or tablet log-in
Please select the ‘Tablet Login’ button from the Letter-join home page:

User name: trial_emsworthprimaryschool 

Your swipe code is: A capital ‘L’ shape starting at the top left.

Handwriting Sentence Sheets

Handwriting High Frequency Words  


Please can we remind you that daily reading with your child is so important in order to ensure they continue to make progress - it is a skill that needs to be exercised regularly, particularly if they are still struggling with tricky words. Oxford Owl has a large catalogue with various ranges and genres - the class logins are PuffinsEPS or PenguinsEPS and the password is Puffins2020 or Penguins2020.

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Wider Curriculum

This week we are going to be looking at RE as our wider curriculum learning. As we have discussed in RE at school, many people all over the world have different beliefs about how the world was created. We know that although we may not share some of these beliefs, it is important that we educate ourselves so that we can have discussions and identify any similarities or differences between different religions, cultures and beliefs.

So far this year we have been looking at Hinduism and Christianity. We would like you to have a look through the slides below, choose which religion you would like to focus on, research the creation story and then create a story board to illustrate what happened on each day, for example, a Christian creation story board might look similar to this:

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Creation Story - Christianity

Creation Story - Hinduism

Some great websites to use for your research are:



There are also some great videos on YouTube, please ensure the videos are checked by an adult first - typing in 'creation story - Christianity/Hinduism KS1/for kids' will help filter the age-appropriate videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB_Nbwc0LVo - Christian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9yWwFWpbRo - Hindu

Monday 18th May 2020


This week's spellings are beneath the spellings tab at the bottom. Monday is 'Look, cover, write check.'

Here is a 'Look, cover, write, check' grid if it is helpful to print off: 


Look Cover Write Check Grid

















Have a look this trailer for 'The Legend of Spud Murphy.'

What is a trailer?

What purpose does it have?

What does the word 'legend' mean? 

Can you design a poster today to warn the boys and the rest of the public NOT to go to this library?

Perhaps you can try to use some of the language from the trailer on your poster. 


Maths: This week we are going to be re-visiting money. Remind yourself of the various coins and notes that make up our currency. If you have one of each coins in your house perhaps you could play around with some different variations of grouping and ordering the coins - by colour, size, value etc.


MyMaths option: Remind yourself of the value of each coin and then add them together.



Top Marks option: Watch this video to refresh your memory of the different coins - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs8F_g3MGtM then have a go on the Coins Game, choose the 'ordering' game and then coins 1p-20p (please ensure you have selected the UK GBP version): https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game

By all means feel free to have a go at the counting and sorting games too.



Tuesday 19th May 2020



Music Maestro! Make sure it is a song you love and is good fun! Can you write our your new list as many times as you can during the song. Put the pen down when the song finishes. Whilst listening to the upbeat music your brain will also be remembering those new spellings... we hope!



























































Here are some snippets from the front and back cover of 'The Legend of Spud Murphy.' Look together at the cover illustrations and read the blurb. Discuss new language such as 'doomed' 'legendary' and 'dreaded.'

What do phrases such as 'if they put a foot wrong' and 'met her match' mean?

What kind of book do you think this is going to be?

What kind of person do you think Spud Murphy will turn out to be? 

This session is intended to be discussion based however, if it is helpful to make notes, please do so. 



MyMaths option: Use variations of coins to make up certain totals, complete the shopping list and start to think about change (subtraction from a total).



Top Marks option: If your child is not yet feeling fully confident with each of the coins then this video is similar to what we would look at in the classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSwQ5hev0jI Then move onto the Toy Shop Money Game, using mixed coins to make amounts up to looking at making exact amounts up to £1 - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/money/toy-shop-money 

Wednesday 20th May 2020



Can you write out your spellings again in rainbow colours? Or pyramid writing? Choose your preferred


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Have a listen to chapter 1 of 'The Legend of Spud Murphy.'

Feel free to take time to discuss the chapter. 


Open Questions: 

1. Who do you think is the main character in this story?

2. What are Will’s family like?

3. What do you think is going to happen next?

4. Do you think Spud Murphy is really going to be as bad as Marty and Will think?

5. How would you feel if you were them?



MyMaths option: Introducing notes and different combinations of amount - which is greater/lesser and then showing how you could pay for certain items.



Top Marks option: Children to practise counting in tens from 0 then to practise counting in tens from a random number, for example if the starting number is 21 then 31, 41, 51 etc. Then to have a go at counting in tens and making sure they don't go over 100. Remind children that when we are finding change from £1 we can simply add in tens (making a note of how many tens we have counted) and then add in ones until we reach 100 - for example, if I used a £1 coin to buy an apple that cost 46p then I need to count in tens: 56, 66, 76, 86, 96 and then in ones 97, 98, 99, 100 so I will get 50p and 4p 50+4=54 I will get 54p change. This can take a little practise so please don't worry if it doesn't click straight away (Toy Shop Money Game, mixed coins, change up to £1)


Thursday 21st May 2020



Can you apply your spellings in a sentence. Pick as many spellings as possible to use. Can you challenge yourself to include two in a sentence? 
















In Chapter 1 of 'The Legend of Spud Murphy,' there is lots of discussion about a library and the character Spud Murphy. Can you imagine the inside of the library? Using whatever you have at home, can you draw a picture of the library and Spud and label what you have drawn. What does Spud look like? Is this library welcoming? Colourful or dark and dank? What else is in there? Does Spud have a gas-powered spud gun? Can you draw it? What else does she have? 




MyMaths option: Calculate the value of the coins and then find out how much change when having to cross tens (this year 3 level work and involves hundreds).



Top Marks option:



Friday 22nd May 2020



Ask an adult to test you on your spellings. We would love to know how you get on via email or on Seesaw. 













Here is Chapter 2 of 'The Legend of Spud Murphy' for you to enjoy. The following chapters are also available to listen to on Youtube. 




This extract has words to look at (this could be helpful for discussing language): 



Can you write a setting description to describe the library you drew yesterday or the library described in the clip above. Can you use a range of sentence starters? Can you include adjectives to describe the items in the library? 


Miss George's WAGOLL (What A Good One Looks Like) Remember to choose your language carefully and we are looking for quality word choices over quantity for this task.


'Inside the library, towering, wooden bookcases filled the dusty, dark room. The cobwebbed shelves were bulging with torn, tatty books, pages spilling down to the creaky floorboards...' 




Maths: The Change Game - use this Natwest Money Sense game to test your understanding of change. You can change the trickiness so see how you go!






*Again, homophones are suitable for all Year 2 children to learn.