Year 2

During the School Closure, we will provide ideas for work and things to do at home here. As always, please visit our Learning Zone for a variety of suggested activities and electronic resources. 

Closure Letter

Practical Learning Ideas

Home Learning

Home Learning Answers

English and Maths resources wb 13/7/20

This week we will be looking at the different sentence types and punctuation that we use in our writing. We will focus on all sentence types-questions, statement, exclamations and commands-and look at which punctuation to use for each. We will then use what we have learnt in our topic work in an afternoon in our writing about famous landmarks around the world.. Please continue to use Spelling Frame daily as well as just a game a day will make such a difference to your child's spelling.








In Maths we will be continuing our work on money. We will be looking at adding totals and subtracting money to give change. We will then move onto problem solving activities involving money. I will be revising the Year 2 objectives before moving on to the Year 3 ones. Please continue to use TT Rockstars daily as well as just 10 minutes a day makes such a huge difference.









We will also be doing some end of year memory activities using these resources. It would be great to talk through the months we had together and to think of your favourite memories because we had some great times!





Please see below for our topic work for the week. Keep sending any work over to our class emails as we love seeing and sharing your work with the bubble.

Keep safe :) 

Landmarks in Asia and South America WB 13/7/20

In school the Year 2 and 3 bubble have loved finding out about landmarks all around the world and we hope that the children working at home have enjoyed this learning as well.  In our final week we are going to learn about 2 famous landmarks in Asia, The Taj Mahal and The Great Wall of China. We are also going to learn about the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil.

Below you will find a number of the activities that we will be doing in school, along with some useful websites and video clips.  

Please keep in touch with us using our class email. We love to hear from you and to see what you have been up to at home. 

Mis Moore/Mrs Killoran and Mrs Cavanagh.

Christ the Redeemer create a jigsaw.docx

Christ the Redeemer Sentences.doc

sort statements for Mount Rushmore and The Great Wall.doc

Grid for sorting statements.docx

The Great Wall powepoint.pptx

Write sentences about the Great Wall of China.doc

The Taj Mahal sentences.doc

Useful websites and clips

The Great Wall of China


The Taj Mahal – How to draw the Taj Mahal


Christ the Redeemer


Aboriginal Art 8/7/20

After researching Ayers Rock yesterday in our bubble, we looked at the Anangu tribe that live on the land and provide workshops for tourists. One of them was creating a piece of aboriginal art so we decided to have a go ourselves. We chose our animal template (see below) and used ear buds to create the dot pattern. They have turned amazingly and we are very proud. If you would like to do one at home, remember to email a picture over to Miss Moore or Mrs Cavanagh as we would love to see them.

Animal templates.pdf

English and Maths resources wb 6/7/20

This week we will be looking at using question marks in our writing. We will focus on two sentence types-questions and commands-and look at which punctuation to use for each. We will then use what we have learnt in our topic work in an afternoon to ask questions about the famous landmarks of Oceania. Please continue to use Spelling Frame daily as well as just a game a day will make such a difference to your child's spelling.

Lesson Presentation.ppt

Activity Sheet Making the Difference with Questions and Commands.pdf

Activity Sheet Question or Command.pdf

Application Activity Black and White.pdf

Mini Test B&W.pdf





In Maths we will be revising our work on money, looking at what the coins and notes are worth, comparing them, making totals and converting from pounds to pence. I will be revising the Year 2 objectives before moving on to the Year 3 ones. Please continue to use TT Rockstars daily as well as just 10 minutes a day makes such a huge difference.










Please see below for our topic work for the week. Keep sending any work over to our class emails as we love seeing and sharing your work with the bubble.

Keep safe :) 

Landmarks in the continent of Oceania WB 6/7/20

This week in the Year 2/3 bubble in school we continue our journey looking at famous landmarks around the world. This week we are looking at two from the continent of Oceania. One being one of the most iconic buildings in the world and the other a world famous natural landmark.  All of the activities that we will do in school linked to the landmarks are listed below. The first  task will be writing questions that we want to find the answers to in our research. Then there is a power point and reading comprehension/reading activities and an opportunity to write factual sentences about what you have learnt. We are also going to do some artwork and see if we can draw the landmarks. 

We really hope that you are enjoying this topic. Please remember to send us any work that you do at home to our class email. We love to hear from you and to see what you have been learning. 

 Miss Moore and Mrs Cavanagh

Year 2 email -


Specific activities 

Write some questions about the landmark 2.doc

Write some questions about the landmark that you want to find the answers to.doc

Ayers Rock poster.doc

Ayers rock wordsearch.pdf

Write factual sentences about Ayers Rock.doc

Powerpoint Sydney Opera House.ppt

Write factual sentences about Sydney Opera House.doc

Sydney Opera House Reading Comprehension.pdf


Useful websites for research  How to draw Ayers Rock

Websites for research about the  Sydney Opera House  video presentation  How to draw the Opera House



English and Maths Activities wb 29/6/20

English: This week we will be looking at proper nouns. We will be linking this to our topic work and remembering to use capital letters for place names. Here are the resources and activities we will be doing in our bubble:








Maths:  We are moving on from place value activities and beginning to revise addition and subtraction. Here are the resources linked to the White Rose Hub based around 10/100 more and less, number bonds and finding patterns. The resources are both Year 2 and 3. We will focus on the Year 2 work however we will use the Year 3 work as extra challenges where needed.

Y2Activity Cards - Add and Subtract 10s.pdf

Y2Activity Cards - Addition and Subtraction Facts to 20.pdf

Y2Activity Cards - Bonds to 100.pdf

Y2Activity Cards - Number Bonds to 100.pdf

Y2Activity Cards - Ten More and Ten Less.pdf

Y3PowerPoint - Add and Subtract 100s.pptx

Y3PowerPoint - Spot the Pattern - Making it Explicit.pptx

Y3Vertical Format - Add and Subtract 100s.pdf

Y3Vertical Format - Add and Subtract Multiples of 100.pdf

Y3Vertical Format - Spot the Pattern - Making it Explicit.pdf


Thank you so much for all your hard work during lockdown-we are very proud of you! Please share any work that you do with us by sending a picture of your work to your  class email and as always we will respond. We look forward to seeing your work! 

Miss Moore and Mrs Cavanagh

North American Landmarks  29/6/20 for Year 2 and 3

This week we will continue our journey 'Around the World' in the Year 2 and 3 bubble.  We are going to research and learn about some famous landmarks in the continent of North America and we invite you to join us. 

Just as we did last week we have sheets below where you can create a poster or factfile about your chosen landmark on the  computer and practise your I.T. skills. Or choose  one of the lined sheets to write some factual sentences about the landmark that you have chosen. When you click on the document just enable editing to set the page before you print it. 

We have included some websites for you to read and research the landmarks as well as some video clips on youtube. We have also put a sheet of facts about the Statue of Liberty and a comprehension task that goes with it. There is a photograph of the Statue of Liberty from which you could create your own jigsaw. You decide how many pieces and the shape of the pieces and then see if you can put it all back together.  There are also links to youtube guides to help you draw some of  the landmarks.

Have fun and enjoy learning about these famous landmarks. Please share any work that you do with us, if it is your art work or a factfile,  by sending it to your  class email and as always we will respond. We look forward to seeing your work!

Miss Moore and Mrs Cavanagh

Activities - just click on any document to open it. 

Information about the Statue of Liberty.doc

comprehension about Statue of Liberty.doc

Make a jigsaw of the Statue of Liberty.doc

Statue of Liberty Make a factfile on the PC.doc

Write sentences about The Statue of Liberty.doc

Mount Rushmore factfile for the PC.doc

Write sentences Mount Rushmore.doc

Sentences Golden Gate Bridge.doc

Useful websites - click to open the links   Statue of Liberty free school facts clip

read some facts about the Statue of Liberty. This has an audio at the bottom that will read the text as well.    Read facts how to draw the Statue of Liberty  Mount Rushmore free school facts clip

 Read facts about Mount Rushmore How to draw Mount Rushmore  Golden Gate Bridge free school facts clip Read facts about the Golden Gate Bridge   How to draw the Golden Gate Bridge


In English we are also learning about proper nouns. See the power point and activity below.

Proper nouns power point.ppt




European Landmarks  WB 22/6/20 for Year 2 and 3

As part of our Around the World learning we are going to learn about some famous landmarks. We are starting with some European landmarks including Big Ben, The Eiffel Tower and The Colosseum.  Below are some sheets that you can use to research each of these landmarks and then use the facts that you have learnt to create a poster about  one or each of the  landmarks. You can do this poster on a laptop (see the PC sheet) or you can write about the landmark using the sheet with the lines. If you use your PC or laptop can you change the colour of the font (lettering,) or the size of the writing or add some new images of the landmark?  For your research record where you would see the landmark, how old the landmark is, why the landmark is famous, how many people visit it  and any  other interesting facts. 

We will also be doing some art work where we will try to draw the landmarks. We have included some step by step drawing guides that may encourage/help you with this. 

Thank you to those of you who have emailed your learning/work about the world so far. We would love to see more!  Please do ask your parents to email us a photograph of your work or if you create a poster on the PC it can be emailed as an attachment to us. If you are only just about to start learning about the Continents (see Around the World June Project below) then please do send your work. We are interested in whatever learning you have been doing so please keep in touch. 

Miss Moore and Mrs Cavanagh 

Worksheets for research - just clink on the link to open the document

Research Big Ben.doc

 Research the Colosseum.doc

Research the Eiffel Tower.doc

The Colosseum poster for PC.doc

Big Ben for poster on PC.doc

The Eiffel tower poster for PC.doc

The Eiffel tower sentences.doc

The Colosseum sentences.doc

Big Ben sentences.doc

Useful websites about landmarks for research and art work:

Websites/video clips to aid research. Click the blue link to open.   youtube link to a video about the Colosseum youtube link how to draw the Colosseum step by step  youtube link to a video about the Eiffel Tower youtube video how to draw the Eiffel Tower step by step  youtube link to a video about Big Ben    this is dated 2017  youtube link for how to draw Big Ben step by step youtube BBC  video of London landmarks


Storm acrostic poem

Here is the worksheet for the storm acrostic poem. When completed please send me a picture using our class email :)



Father's Day Card

This Sunday is Father's Day. Please find a template below for you to make a card for your dad, grandad or a male that is special to you.  If you click on the first link below you will  see an example card. We have tried to find something that can be done at home by Year 2 and 3 children and by  the children in the Year 2/3 'bubble'  in school. Good Luck with it! 

Miss Moore and Mrs Cavanagh.

Fathers' Day Card Idea.docx





Week beginning 15.6.20      Year 2 and 3 work

This week in our mixed year 2 and 3 bubble we will be working on how to use a range of conjunctions in sentences.









As well as conjunctions we will be working on the Year 2 and 3/4 common exception words in spellings-here they are to help you practise at home:




We we will then use them in our writing on our toucan fact file. We will use these websites for research and this sheet for the fact file:



We will also be working on our school's mission statement and what it means to us using this sheet:

mission statement.docx


We will be starting our 'All around the world' topic.' Please see the posts below and on the Year 2 page for the resources for these. We will be continuing to use the place value work from the booklet in the post below for last week.


Please keep emailing your work to myself and Year 2 to Miss Moore so we can share it with the bubble in school so it can be like we are all learning together. 


Alongside this we ask that the children still access the online resources on BBC Bitesize, Spelling Frame and TT Rockstars. Remember just 10 minutes a day on TT Rockstars and Spelling Frame will make such a difference!


Keep safe,

Mrs Cavanagh and Miss Moore :)


Around Our World - June Project

Hello Year 2,

We have another really interesting project that we would like to share with you for this half-term. The year 2 and 3 children who will be in school will be starting this project  this week and we want you to join in with us.  Below are links to the powerpoints and activities that the children in school will do in their topic work this week. 

What is a continent.ppt

Powerpoint the Continents.ppt

My Continents Mini Book Week 1.pdf    Create your own mini book

Where I am in the World.docx   

Label the continents.docx

Espresso also has it's own section about the World called Passport in the KS1 Geography section.

Espresso Login student18703    password stmarys

If you have saved the password for Espresso follow the link below and it should take you to the main 'Passport' page. From here you can learn about the different continents and about some countries within each. 


When you feel ready, there is a continents quiz below for you to try to label each continent.

We will continue to add to these resources as we move through the topic in school.  

Don't forget any work that you are doing at home, please share with us by emailing and we will respond to you.  If  it's work around our new topic we will share it with your friends in school, then we are all  learning together. 

Also remember to keep up with the basics, Maths and English, BBC Bitesize is great for this.  We have reset all of your TT Rockstars and had a look to see who has been practising!  We  can see that some of you really have been working on this,  but it would be great if we all practised,  even if it was just for 5 or 10 minutes each day.  Remember to keep reading and to use Spelling Frame so that you keep those Year 1 and 2 spellings in your head.  

Take care and we look forward to hearing from you, 

Miss Moore and Mrs Killoran 

Julia Donaldson Project

Hello Year 2,

We know how much you have enjoyed listening to and reading stories by Julia Donaldson, so we thought that you might enjoy some activities about her and her books.

 Can you choose your favourite Julia Donaldson book?  Draw a picture of your favourite part and then write about it. Can you choose your favourite character from the book and write some adjectives to describe the character? Who are your favourite Julia Donaldson characters? 

What questions would you ask Julia Donaldson? For example,  When did she write her first book?  Who is her favourite author?  When did she know that she wanted to write books?

Then you could write a letter to Julia telling her a bit about yourself, about which of her stories you love best and perhaps ask her some questions about herself.

If you want to send your letter to Julia use the following address:

Julia Donaldson C/O

Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency
71 Hillgate Place,

London, W8 7SS

Or there is an email contact

This website below has lots of information about Julia’s books.


If you can, print the worksheets below to help with your learning.  If you are unable to print the sheets you can still do the tasks using blank paper.  We would love to see any work that you do so please email to the class account. 

Keep working hard Year 2 and keep safe and well.  Miss Moore and Mrs Killoran 


draw your favourite character from the story.doc

draw your favourite part of the story.doc

Julia Donaldson examples of books.doc

draw a new front cover for your favourite Julia Donaldson story.doc

write questions to ask Julia Donaldson.odt

Julia Donaldson Letter frame.doc


There are some really nice creative activities related to different Julia Donaldson books on the website below.  Just scroll down the page to related activities.

Espresso Projects

Dear Year 2 Children and Parents, 

We have two new Espresso projects that fit our Key Stage 1  Science Curriculum that we are sure that you will enjoy doing at home over the next few weeks.. One is about animals and one about plants that we eat. Please click on the page below and it will show you the outline of each topic. If you then  click on load lesson it should take you to the Espresso page. 

 Animals Project

Eating Plants

Below is another page that illustrates how these Espresso pages work. 

Explanation of Espresso page

We hope that you enjoy these new home learning topics and that you keep working hard on any of the other resources, such as Purple Mash, TT Rockstars, Numbots, Spelling Frame, as well as BBC  Bitesize for Year 2. 

Thank you to those parents who have used our class email page to send in photographs of their children's work. It's a lovely way to keep in touch as well. 

The email is

Take care.

Miss Moore and Mrs Killoran. 


Dear Year 2/Parents, 

We hope that you are all keeping safe and well. 

As it is Easter Week, if you get chance, why don't you take a look at the Easter Story on youtube.   Click on the link below, or search The Easter Story Beginners Bible on youtube with your parents. 

You might also want to  write about the Easter story  over this week, breaking it up into the main events of  Palm Sunday, The Last Supper and Jesus' arrest,  Good Friday and then Easter Sunday.  

On the document below we have  also found some craft ideas/cards that you might like to have a go at doing this week.  Perhaps you could send one to your grandparents or an aunt or uncle that you are unable to visit at this time.   

We miss being with you and teaching you very much, but we know that you will be doing your best to keep practising your  TT  Rockstars, using  Spelling frame and by working on Purple Mash each day,  or using Espresso. Also, why don't you just a write a sentence or two about what you have done each day, or what you are looking forward to doing. 

Please take care, enjoy this special time with your lovely families and we wish you a Happy Easter for next week. 

Best wishes to you all. 

Miss Moore and Mrs Killoran  



Dear Parents, 

We would like to take this opportunity as we begin a new decade to wish you and your families a very happy and healthy 2020 and to thank you for your very kind messages, cards and gifts for Christmas.

This term we have many exciting things to look forward to. In Spring 1 in Geography we will be learning about maps, directions and the location of our school.  Later in the term we will have a history driven topic as we learn all about the Titanic and its place in British History.   Linking with this topic, in art and design technology we will be focusing on designing and making Titanic Models and sketching.  We will be going to the Merseyside Maritime Museum in the second part of the spring term when the Titanic Exhibition has re-opened.  A further letter will follow about the trip.

In Science we will be identifying and comparing a variety of everyday materials and finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

In RE lessons the children will be learning about the Bible especially the Old and New Testament, Books and Gospels in the Bible, religious vocabulary and symbols carried out during the mass.

We will also be learning about thanksgiving and the different parts of the mass, responses during mass, Eucharistic prayer for children and how Jesus is present in the Eucharist.

We will be moving onto Ash Wednesday, Lent and Lenten promises, the liturgy of Lent and Holy Week, the stations of the cross, Palm Sunday, Jesus washing his disciples’ feet, Good Friday and the resurrection of Jesus.

In PE we will have outside coaching in cricket skills which will cover many games skills and we are also delighted that Anna’s Dance will return this term.  In music we will sing a variety of traditional songs from around the world and use untuned percussion instruments as an accompaniment, demonstrating pulse, rhythm and dynamics.

As part of our computing, the children will learn simple programming and as part of our PSHE how to keep safe and healthy in a range of situations, including being safe when using technology and the internet.

In English we will continue to work on spelling words from the common exception words for Year 1 and Year 2 along with the many suffixes and related spelling rules that the children learn in Year 2. We will continue to work on grammar and punctuation, including identifying and confidently using nouns, verbs and adjectives in sentences. We will also look at how to use a wider range of punctuation when writing. The children will read a number of stories about Emperor Penguins and they will also learn facts about these unique creatures and create a fact file about them.  The children will also produce writing about The Titanic in the form of a newspaper report and a diary. As always the children will also be encouraged to write about their own experiences to further develop their skills.   When reading, we will continue to work on fluency, expression and very importantly building comprehension skills, so that the children can answer questions about what they have read.

In Maths we will continue to work on developing skills and confidence in the four operations of number; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will be provided with opportunities to apply these skills and further develop their reasoning and understanding.  We will also look at measures relating to capacity, time and money. We will be continuing to work on the quick recall of the 10, 2, 3 and 5 times tables and quick recall of all number facts. Your continued support with this would be welcomed.  Please note TT Rockstars now has a new feature of games in NUMBOTS which has a number of games with the aim of developing quick recall in other aspects of number.  Spelling Frame through the school website also offers opportunities for the children to practise Year 2 Spelling patterns.

Thank you in advance for your continued support with this homework. 

Miss Moore and Mrs Killoran




Year 2 Medium Term Plan

Year 2 long-term-plan-2019 to 20.doc

Year 2 RE Long Term  Plan

Important Information


  • Our plans for Educational Visits/Educational Enhancement in Year 2

    • Spring – The Titanic Museum in Liverpool - to bring to life our History topic of ‘The Titanic’.
    • Summer 2 – A visit to the National Football Museum to coincide with the European Championships and to link to both our Local Area topic and our Summer Geography topic, ‘The Countries of the World’, which falls at the same time as the Football European Championships.

    A few bits to remember for the year ahead:

    • Homework: Homework is in the form of the basic skills of reading, practising spellings and practising maths facts using Rockstars TT   


    • Reading books should be returned on a Monday and will usually be sent home that day. The children will choose their own reading books and they will pick two books each Monday from a box that mirrors the level of books that they will read in class as part of guided reading. Please sign/comment that you have heard your child read the books over the week. Listening to your child read and asking them questions about their books is a great support to their learning
    • Spellings will also be sent on a Monday and the children will practise these spelling patterns in class throughout that week. Your support in helping your child to learn the spellings that are sent home is greatly appreciated. Within the curriculum for Year 1 and 2 the range of spellings that the children need to secure is vast and your support in helping your child can’t be overstated.  Spellings may consist of different spelling patterns/rules alongside key words from the common exception words for Year 1 and 2
    • Rockstar TT – children will be allocated specific tables to practise. The program works on tablets, computers/laptops and mobiles via the website 
    • Please could you ensure that your child has a PE kit in school for the week so that they do not miss any opportunities for PE. At times we have to be flexible due to the British weather/hall use. Our routine PE days are Monday (outdoor this half-term) and Anna’s Dance on a Wednesday (indoor kit) 


    • On a further practical note please put your child’s name on all main items of uniform, especially jumpers and items of PE clothing


    Water bottles

    • We encourage the children to have a water bottle in school, please could you ensure that it has a sports cap and has their name clearly labelled. It is important that children take their bottles home at the end of the school day and return them each morning filled for the day.