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3rd April 2020

Good Morning,

It's nearly time for your Easter Holiday so this is the last day of tasks for a couple of weeks.


Maths – Use a ruler to draw different length lines, and write how long the lines are, in cm

English – Write a recount about your time off school. What have you been up to?

Topic – Golden time! Play a game with your family or watch a film and retell what happened.


There is also a 1 minute challenge with addition and subtraction and one with multiplication and division on this page.


Have a lovely Easter

Mrs Hogg

Good morning Sensational Sycamore Class

Hope you liked the April fools joke!


Today's tasks are:


Maths – Practice counting in 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s – forwards and backwards. Ie in 10's could be 10,20, 30, 40, etc but also 12,22,32,42


English – Look at the common exception words list,(see further down class page) and choose 4 you don’t know and learn to spell them. Challenge yourself can you use more than one in a sentence? Can you use ALL four  of them in a sentence? Can you write different types of sentences eg a question, a statement, an explanation or a command? ( there is  a parent/ carer information sheet on our class page below this and a power point for children)


Topic – Next terms topic is journeys. Find out about how transport has changed over time. Ask your family how transport has changed in their lifetime


 Keep smiling and using those learning muscles


Mrs Hogg

Common exception words YR2

Happy April Fools Day! (We can't watch you sadly but trust you are learning well and being kind to your new home schooling teachers!)

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Happy April Fools Day!  (We can't watch you sadly but trust you are learning well and being kind to your new home schooling teachers!) 2
Happy April Fools Day!  (We can't watch you sadly but trust you are learning well and being kind to your new home schooling teachers!) 3

We're watching you...

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Wednesday 1st April 2020

Today us teachers will be watching you you're doing your learning....look back here later for evidence!

Maths - Create some arrays and write the 4 number sentences

i.e 5 x 3 = 15     3 x 5 = 15        15 5 = 3        15 3 = 5


English – Tell jokes with your family and learn your favourite ones.  Write them down using the correct punctuation - capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. 

i.e What do you call a dinosaur that is sleeping? A dino-snore!


Topic – play a joke on someone in your family (don’t be too mean!) Find out why we celebrate April Fools Day.

Todays activities are all around cooking / baking


Maths – weigh ingredients for your baking / cooking

English – Write your recipe 

Topic – Cook or bake something with an adult. Take some pictures.

If you can not cook as you haven't got the ingredients don't worry explore weighing and reading scales. Remember jugs have scales as well. Photograph your weighing. You can then write any recipe you like.


Enjoy, see you same time tomorrow

Mrs Hogg

Monday 30th March 2020

Hello Sycamore Class,

It was quite a cold and windy weekend but sunny. I hope you had a good weekend and are ready for today's tasks.


Maths – Create word problems using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Solve them together

If you are stuck for ideas I have added some to this page.


English – Make up an Easter poem. This could be an acrostic shape, rhyming ….or your own creative idea. Learn and recite your poem.

( An acrostic poem looks at a key word and then asks you to write a line about that word. Each line you start should begin with a letter from that word. )


Easter is a great time of year

And every child loves to eat chocolate

So make sure you don't eat too much

Together we can hide

Easter eggs and find them

Remember not to eat too many or else you'll get tummy ache


Topic – Read about the Easter story and draw and write about something you learnt.


Same time tomorrow.

Mrs Hogg

This weeks certificates

Friday 27th March 2020


Well it's Friday already. I hope you have got enough Leo's for golden time! 


Today's tasks are:


Maths – Go on a shape hunt around your house, name the shapes and their properties, ie, sides, edges, vertices, lines of symmetry. I will put a shape sheet on this page to help you.


English – Create a poster about how to wash your hands


Topic – Golden time! Play board games with your family


Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Hogg

Thursday 26th March 2020

Hello Sycamore class I hope you are all well and doing well with your learning tasks.


Well today's tasks are:

Maths: Look at clocks around the house.  Choose 3 times throughout the day, write the time on a digital and analogue clock and write what you were doing at that time of day.


English: Look out of your bedroom window and write a description of what you can see. Make sure you use great adjectives and adverbs to add description.

Mrs Tomes-Rolt  would write: 


I can see a couple of black, tall, narrow planters with plants sprouting out of them. The plants look like mini trees with light brown stick like stems with spherical shaped green follage. Behind the planters there is a short red wall with grey bricks on top. The other side of the wall is my sons dark grey estate car that he reversed on the concrete driveway. The tarmac road is the next thing I can see. It is narrow, not enough room for two cars to park. On the opposite side of the road is an extremely tall cherry tree, its gigantic body climbs high in the sky. I can not see its bark as it is covered in a dark green ivy. The tree stands on a small grass verge that is almost a wedge shape. Behind the tree is a fence with trellis on top. I can see a black and white cat slowly prowling along the road and up my neighbour’s driveway. There are two pigeons lazily sitting in the tree cooing to each other.


Topic:  Write a food diary of what you have eaten today and put the foods into different food groups. They include, dairy, fish and meat, fruit and vegetables, sugar, bread and pasta.


Keep up the good work

Mrs Hogg

Wednesday 25th March 2020


Good morning Sycamore Class. I hope you are all keeping busy.

Well here are today's tasks.


Maths:  How many ways can you make £1? Remember to only use the coins that are part of our currency. Now do the same for 75p. If you fancy a challenge you could make different amounts.


English:  Look at the common exception words (there is a list further down on this page). Choose 4 you can not spell and learn to spell them. If you can not find 4 you can not spell then look at your reading book and find 4 new words to learn and look up there meanings if you don't already know them.


Topic:  Draw an animal from each of the main animal classification groups ie bird, fish, mammal, insects, reptile, amphibian and explain why you have put them in that group.



Keep working hard.

Mrs Hogg

Hello, I hope you all well and I know that you will have done  yesterday's tasks  really well. I bet you are now eager for today's tasks.


Maths:     Play guess my number. Write down a 2 digit number without showing your partner. Ask questions to find out what the number is, such as, how many more to make 100? is it odd? is it even?


English:   Watch Newsround, (it is online Write your own news report based on one of the stories you heard.


Topic:   Name the oceans around the world  and find them on a map or globe. There is a catchy 7 continents song on you tube that will help you remember them.


Good bye until tomorrow

Keep Smiling

Mrs Hogg

Monday 23rd March 2020

Good Morning my lovely Sycamore Class. I hope you are all well and ready to work.


Maths: Roll 3 dice what is the greatest/smallest 2 digit number you can make?


English: Write a diary entry of what you do today. Remember adverbs and adjectives as well as different sentence starters.


Topic: Name the 7 continents of the world and find them on a map or globe. 


Good Luck!

Same time tomorrow

Mrs Hogg

Homework 20th March

In Year 2, children are expected to be able to spell the common exception words correctly.

Some parents asked for a full list of these words, so please find them here on this page. smiley

Any extra practise you could do at home would be great.smiley

KS1 words for spellings

Homework 13th March

Homework 6th March

homework 28th February

homework 14th February 2020

Homework 7th Feb

Australian Bounce Sponsorship Money

A very special well done to all the children who helped us to bounce all day long on Tuesday to raise money to help animals in the Australian fires.  The children had a fantastically fun day and hopefully they have told you all about it.  Thank you to those families that have already sent in their sponsorship money.  Can we please ask that all money is in by next Friday 7th February so that we can donate it to Australia.


Many thanks for all your support with this important cause.

Year 2 Team

Spellings at home

Please can you check that your child is spelling their ‘spelling words’ correctly each week. 

We have noticed that some children are writing the words incorrectly and this is not helping them to learn the spellings. Many thanks.

Homework 31st January

Homework 24th January

Australia day fun 28th January 2020!


The children are showing great enthusiam about our Australia topic which is fantastic!
Next week, in groups they are going to be creating a poster about an area in Australia - your child has been told whether they will be looking at :


- The Great Barrier Reef

- Rainforests

- Mountains


It would be wonderful if your child could find out a fact (or two or three!) about the area they will be researching and bring their new found knowledge into school to share with their group, and add to their poster.

Many thanks,

Mrs Hogg

Homework 17th Jan

Year 2 Homework 10th Jan

Curriculum Map Australia

Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are ready to return for an exciting Spring Term in Year 2!

Attached is the curriculum map for this term.  Our new topic is Australia.

On Monday 2nd December Sycamore Class will have Forest Schools.  Please make sure that your child has their correct clothing.

This week was the last week of homework and spelling before Christmas.

However, Times tables Rock Stars, Math Salamander and reading can continue during December.

Costumes need to be brought into school on Monday 2nd December.

Please could all library books and non-fiction books be returned  to school during the week beginning 9th December 2019.



Homework 29.11.19

Homework 22.11.19

Handwriting joins taught in year 2

Ideas for helping your child with spelling at home

Homework 8.11.19

Parents reading meeting (whole school)

Homework 27.9.19

Next week (30th September onwards) we will be asking the children to bring in some food packaging of foods they have eaten at home.  This is for a sorting activity so ideally we would like some cereal boxes, empty pasta packets, dairy packaging, fruit and vegetables wrappers, biscuits and treats wrappers or boxes of frozen meat products such as fish fingers or breaded chicken.  These will need to be clean please. 

We would also encourage you and your child to have a look at the foods in your cupboards at home and look for the country of origin.  Do the children know where that country is?

Thank you.

Homework 20.9.19

We will be having our first Forest Schools session on Monday 16th September so please send wellies/ a change of shoes into school in a named carrier bag.  The bag will hang on their peg in the cloakroom.

The children may decorate the cover of their homework book which was sent home today.  When it is full of homework please bring it into school and you can have a bigger book with more pages.  

Curriculum Information for parents - Autumn 1

Meet the teacher information 2019


We are making stone soup tomorrow (Tuesday 10th September).  We are requesting that each child brings in one vegetable (or portion) to add to our soup.  Thank you.


Welcome back!

We are ready to start a new term and our topic until half term is 'Food Glorious Food!'

We will be starting library this week.  The children will choose a book from our school library and keep it until week beginning 23.9.19.  The books should be brought into school and placed in the yellow box in the classroom.

Library weeks will then be 7.10.19, 28.10.19, 11.11.19, 25.11.19 and 9.12.19.

P.E. lessons are on a Wednesday and Thursday every week so please make sure that P.E. kits are in school.

I would like to remind you to name ALL of your child's possessions including their water bottle and shoes!  It saves a great deal of time and confusion for the children and the staff.

Thank you.