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Butterflies (Year 2)


Home learning Information 

1st June 2020

Good morning Year 2, I can't believe it's the beginning of the last half term of the year. We are continuing our 'Circle of Life' topic. There are so many amazing things to learn about animals and habitats, it is impossible to fit it all in to one half term. I hope you had an enjoyable half term and you are refreshed and ready to learn. School will be opening for some years from this week so I will be in school a lot more. Hopefully, we can arrange some more Zoom activities soon.

Have a good day!

Miss Webber

Joke of the day:

Q: What do you call a pig that knows karate? 

A: A pork chop. 



For the next two weeks we going to be working on information texts on nocturnal animals. This is going to be based around the story 'Owl Babies,' many of you may have read this story before. This week we are going to focus on the story and researching nocturnal animals. Find the sequence of lessons here.   


Owl Babies story

Research sheet on owls



Information about barn owls

Nocturnal animals PowePoint 1

Nocturnal animals PowerPoint 2


Use above information for research



Use above information for research


Information text plan



 From now on the White Rose activities will be put on to the website daily. The videos are available to watch here:


Today's lesson is on the 10x table. There are a range of different types of questions including: word problems using visual representations, bar models, empty box problems and  some multi-step word problems. Can you see any patterns when you multiply a number by 10? What do you notice? 

Questions on the 10x table








Other activities for core subjects:

Mental maths:

We have started learning the 3x table, so continue to work on that, as well as revision on 2, 5 and 10. If you wish to continue the times table quizzes. They are here. All times tables are there so find the one that your child is working on. Look at the division facts for each of the times tables you know.

Choose some mental maths games to play:


Please keep up your reading everyday. You can continue to record it in your reading record. 

Please complete this comprehension on Owl Babies

Complete this cloze procedure activity on nocturnal animals

Use the book you are reading to complete 2 or 3 activities of your choice


Here is the list of spellings for this half term.

 This week's focus is words with tion endings.

Here are some more activities:

tion activity

If you would like extra work on phonics, linked with sounds for reading and spelling there are daily phonics sessions from a company called 'Read, Write, Inc.' They are a company which is used by many schools to aid teaching of phonics. There is a daily video to watch here:

You will be looking at the Set 3 Speed Sounds, which will be available on the above link at 10:30 each day.

There is also a daily phonics session by Mr Mac, a teacher who is passionate about and an expert in phonics teaching and learning. His sessions are great fun and include a lot of singing and dancing. His videos are available from 11:30 daily.

You may want to choose sounds that your child finds difficult to focus on. There are different videos for the different sounds.

Children will need something to write with and on during these sessions.


Other activities you may wish to complete this week:

Art/DT: Use natural resources to create nocturnal animal art. You will need sticks and if you don't have googly eyes, you can use paper. 

PE:  PE with Joe or 'Just Dance,' which can be found

on YouTube. You can also have a go at this dance activity  about mini beasts.

Science: This week we are looking at nocturnal and diurnal animals. Look at the PowerPoint and then complete the sorting activity

Topic: Design and make a home for a ladybird. 

RE: Read the story of Muhammad, Muslims believe that he was a prophet or messenger from God. Muslims believe that he is so special that they never show pictures of him, they believe that a picture would never show how amazing he really was. You are then going to write your own version of the story-remember not to draw any pictures of Muhammad. 

Please don't feel you have to do everything, I have put up lots of keep you busy but I know you will be doing other things every day too! 

Miss Webber


Welcome to the Butterflies class!

Year Two marks the end of Key Stage One for the children and is an especially important year, as we have the Key Stage 1 SATs. Therefore, we will be working extra hard this year to make sure we make lots of progress and prepare ourselves for the harder work to come in Key Stage 2. Developing our reading skills in Year 2 is vital and you can really help at home by ensuring you hear your children read and discuss the books with them every day. Developing our handwriting, including writing in a joined-up cursive style, is something we will practise every week. Year 2 is the year where we also work extra hard on making sure we have a good understanding of those key maths skills, from ordering numbers to understanding multiplication and division.

The adults who work in the Butterflies class are:

Miss Webber, Mr Williams, Mrs L Skilton and Mrs Brett

Homework: Homework will be handed out on Thursday and will be collected in on Wednesdays.

PE:  Tuesday and Friday afternoons

Useful website links: 

BBC Bitesize

 ICT Games 

Topic Box

Audio Stories 


Times Table RockStars    username: RoyalKent        Password: Royal10   username: RoyalKent        Password: Royal10

End of Year expectations: Year 2 EOY expectations

Please click below for the suggested reading wall for this year group

Reading Wall Yr2

 Welcome letter

Spring 2: 

Butterflies class welcome back spring 2 2020.docx