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Year 2 - w.b. 2.11.20

English ideas for learning

Look through the presentation below to find out about Bonfire Night and firework safety.

Create a poster about firework safety with six rules and six pictures. You can use the template below or create your own.

Look at the lesson presentation to find out how to use the conjunctions 'and', 'but' and 'so'.

Complete the sentences onto a sheet of paper - choose either mild, spicy or hot.

Look at the selection of poems in the presentation below. Choose a poem to practise and recite aloud.
Now try to make up your own poem about Bonfire Night. There is an example below. You can use the planning sheet as a start and try to make each line better.
Maths ideas for learning

Adding by partitioning


One strategy when adding a single digit is to make a ten.


For example for 17 + 7 you could jump to 20, which is 3 out of the 7. You can then jump the remaining 4. So you have broken the 7 up into 3 and 4.



Now try some of these examples below. Use the number line or do them in your head. There are also some challenge cards to use this skill.

Finding 10 more and 10 less


You can use a number square to find a number which is 10 more or 10 less than a given number.


When you are adding or taking 10, the ones digit stays the same.


Can you work out the missing numbers below?

Adding a tens number to a 2-digit number


We'd normally use tens and ones sticks to do this lesson, but you can also draw out tens and ones - like we did last half term.


Add the ones and then the tens together. If you are adding a multiple of ten (10, 20, 30, 40 and so on), the ones will stay the same.



You can try to solve some of the questions below either by counting on in tens or by drawing out the questions with tens and ones.

Adding two 2-digit numbers


We can carry on adding two numbers together and add numbers that don't always end in 0. Again we can draw out the tens and ones to show the questions. 


Start by adding the ones, then add the tens to find the answer.



There are some questions you can try below. Try drawing out the tens and the ones to help you add.

Spelling ideas for learning

Here are some spelling activities linked to the phones we are revising this week.


The /ai/ sound

There are different ways to spell the /ai/ sound including ai, ay and the split digraph a-e.


Can you work out what each of these words are from the pictures? The answers are on the second page so don't look until you have finished.

The /ow/ sound


The /ow/ sound can be made by ow in words like cow or ou in words like cloud.


Practise reading some ou words using this video.


Now try to work out what the words are from the picture clues. They all have ow or ou in. Some are a bit tricky so you might need to look at the answers.

The /igh/ sound made by ie


The /igh/ sound can be made by the two letters i and e in words like fried, cried, replied, spied and tried.


Watch this video then try the wordsearch below.

The /ee/ sound


The /ee/ sound can be made by ee and ea. Can you sort the words on the sharks in the sheet below then write them in sentences of your own?

Other ideas for learning

Science - The changing seasons


Earlier in the year we went on a nature walk around Greswold to look at the plants and animals we could find. Now it's properly autumn, things are a bit different. Can you draw a picture of a tree showing what it would look like now it is autumn? What animals might you see? Think about the colours for the tree. There is a template below you can use. 

Art - Fireworks


Can you draw a picture of a bonfire and fireworks? Think about how we drew the pictures of the Great Fire of London and the colours we used.