Church of England
Primary School

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded

2 Chronicles 15:7

I can do all things through him who strengthens me

Welcome to Year 2

Home Learning

During school closure, we will be posting daily updates here with information to support your child’s learning at home.  Please check the page daily.


Just a reminder that all you need (usernames, useful websites etc.) are located on the front cover of the green school book sent home last week. We know some of these usernames and passwords are playing up at the moment so please use the padlet as a way to keep up to date with changes etc. We have just uploaded the new usernames and passwords for Times Table Rockstars on this platform as a PDF. We are so proud of all the work the children have already completed – keep up the good work!


See our

Week 1-4 home learning plan

Class Padlet

Suggested Daily Routine

Hi Year 2,

We have been busy thinking of ways to keep in touch over the next few weeks, please see the following link (https://padlet.com/aprilgarner/Whaplode) where you can upload everything you are doing; whether it be home learning or just something you would like to share with us. Whatever it is, we really want to see it! We will also upload what we are up to at school so you can keep an eye on any mischief we are making – we all know what Miss Cope is like!

Always remember, we may not be sitting beside you but we are thinking of you non-stop; we may not be there to high-five you when you do something amazing but remember that you are amazing in everything you do. It’s now time to impress the people who love you as much as you impress Miss Cope and I every day.

We miss you very much but look forward to keeping in touch in our new virtual classroom, although it will not be the same we are still here for you.

Continue being wonderful,

Mrs Garner and Miss Cope

Dear parents,

On this page you will find a home learning document for the next four weeks and a suggested timetable for your child.
Our expectation is that the children complete a maths and English activity daily. The topic work, such as science, can be completed throughout the week. If the children are unsure of any of the tasks then they can refer to the ‘Workout’ books already provided, these are especially useful for the maths activities; this will offer them guidance and practice in each concept. Work can be completed in the green school books that have been provided. There are lots of other activities included in the home learning packs for the children to complete if not directed in the home learning but these are to be completed at your discretion.
You will notice a list of useful websites which can also be used to enhance the children’s learning. As mentioned above, I have set up a padlet (https://padlet.com/aprilgarner/Whaplode) for the children and yourselves to upload to, this should help us to keep in contact.
Please email or call the office with any queries and keep an eye on the webpage and padlet as we will be doing all we can to keep you updated.
We hope to see you soon.
Best wishes,
Mrs Garner and Miss Cope

Suggested Daily Routine

We have included a timetable that you could use to help guide your day.


Suggested Activity


Before 9:00

Wake Up

Eat breakfast, make your own breakfast, make your own bed, brush teeth for 2 minutes, help with the washing/folding clothes.


Morning Walk

Family walk. If you have a dog, take them outside for games. If it is raining try some yoga or a Go Noodle activity. (see weblinks on home learning document found on the class webpage)

10:00 – 11:00

Learning Time

Check school website for directed home learning tasks.

11:00 – 12:00

Creative Time

Drawing, painting, crafts (check Pinterest for some lovely ideas!), try out a new recipe or make mud pies in the garden.

12:00 – 12:30



12:30 – 1:00


Create a list of 12 household jobs. Roll the dice and whatever number it makes tackle that household job first. E.g. tidy your room, empty bins etc.

1:00 – 2:30

Learning Time

Check school website for directed home learning tasks.

2:30 – 3:30

Quiet Time

Reading, puzzles etc.

3:30 onwards

Time with loved ones

Lots of cuddles!

Any work you would like to share with us please using the Class Padlet

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Home Learning PE Activities

Week beginning Monday 30th March

Well done to everyone who managed to complete a challenge every day last week. If you managed to complete all of Joe Wicks videos, amazing effort as I know he worked you all very hard. If you managed to complete my shorter challenges, again, super effort to make sure you are keeping moving everyday. You are all Sports Stars! Joe Wicks is continuing his live challenges so here is a reminder of the link to his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Keep moving everyone, you are all doing a wonderful job!

Remember, keeping healthy isn’t just about exercise, but about your diet too. Make sure you are thinking about what you are eating and drinking. Remember to get your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated. You will feel so much better for it! As a side challenge, maybe you could take a photo or draw a picture of a healthy meal you have had this week and share it in your class padlet. It would be a good opportunity to share ideas with each other, to find out what you like and don’t like. Maybe you might come across a healthy food that you have not tried before that you could try.
Stay safe everyone, keep washing your hands and keep moving!

Remember to warm up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlbCrGqToaw 

Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Frrt4cCXQ
Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCTg3Q70pzM
Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLe28krvntU
Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I91Ox3acemQ
Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfR-XqcMjGo&list=PLAwOTEJXH-cNO5hwDnG5_4MZssRF0NWkc&index=7&t=0s

Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Here is a reminder of last week’s video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyvuaL_2avY  

Week beginning Monday 23rd March

This week, Joe Wicks the Body Coach is doing live workouts for children at 9am each day from Monday to Friday. Here is the link to his youtube channel so that you can follow them at home. You will be doing some of his other workout challenges during this week too! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

We want you to keep active in your time at home, so have a go at each of these Active Workouts. Active workouts are a great way to get lots of exercise in just a few minutes. Each workout is 5 minutes long and will get your heart beating faster. Your mission is to complete a video each day. If you want to challenge yourself, you can repeat the videos as many times as you like or retry the videos from the other days. The more you practice, the easier it gets. Have fun and keep moving!

Don’t forget to warm up first!  Complete this video before each of the Active Workouts.

 Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&t=16s
Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbFqQarDM50&t=19s

Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbVr38Bhe7E&t=330s

Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7CX0_7sLTA

Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MBEyQIlrfo
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Follow this video for cool down stretching and breathing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyvuaL_2avY  

Our 30 Things Challenge

Our 30 Things Challenge is a seven year endeavour to be completed by pupils during their time with us. We have worked with children, parents, staff and governors to identify our own twenty-five tasks and combined it with five selected by our academy trust, which will be common to all children attending a LAAT school.

We have now turned these ideas into our very own “My 30 Things Passport”, which will be updated as each challenge is completed. We feel sure that you will agree that in order to meet their thirty challenges the children will be kept busy over their seven years with us!

For those children further up the school, or who join us later on in their school journey, we recognise that it may not be possible to meet all thirty before they leave us but we will endeavour to meet as many as possible in the time we have available.  

View the
"My 30 Things Passport"

Sports Relief 2020 13 March

We have had a wonderful day celebrating Sports Relief, the children have donated £1 to dress in sports clothing. We have many little athletes in year two so this has been a perfect day for showing off; we have kickboxers, hockey players, footballers and many more. Although we spend time completing our daily mile most days we wanted to share the following pictures in aid of Sports Relief.

Year 2 Class Staff

Mrs Garner

Mrs Garner

Class Teacher

Miss Cope

Miss Cope

High Level Teaching Assisntant

Science Week 2020 13 March

This week has been Science Week, the children were tasked with designing and making a street food dish using recyclable packaging. In year two we made a layered tuna salad in a jar. We loved this and were all very careful when preparing our food. We have also completed a science investigation answering the question: Can we slow down the process of ice melting?

Year 2 Habitats

We have been learning about animals and their habitats. We have proven to be quite the researchers! As you can see we have researched the animals, their habitats and how the animals have adapted to their environment. The habitats are beautiful and really show off the children’s knowledge.

World Book Day 5 March

We have had a wonderful World Book Day 2020. We all came to school in our PJ’s (even the teachers) and snuggled up with a book, hot chocolate, marshmallows and biscuits. After reading Supertato Books Are Rubbish we discussed how important books are to us and how we would feel without them!

We all agreed that books and stories are a massive part of our lives and as one child said “Books mean everything, we learn from books but we also read to go on adventures.”

Build A Book In A Jar 24 February

The children in Year 2 LOVE to read and quite often we get lost in our stories! So, this half term’s homework was to choose a favourite book and build this in a jar. The results are amazing. Have a look at the pictures below; can you guess which books have been built in our jars?

Week Beginning 20th January

There’s No Place Like Home

Once again, a great big thank you for all the wonderful homework the children have bought in.

Array City

This week the children have been learning how to complete multiplication challenges. We have built an array city to show our understanding of the different ways to complete these challenges.

RE – Kindness

The children have made and written thank you cards for others in their class. We did this to define the meaning of being thankful. The children decided feeling thankful can be different things to different people. We shared our cards and we all agreed it made us feel great!

November Learning

Anti-Bullying Week WB 11th November

This week the children have been learning about bullying and the effect it has on other children’s feelings. On Friday we made some kindness confetti and threw it around, once the children had caught their confetti we sat in a kindness circle and gave our confetti to the person we thought it best described and told them the reason why. The children were amazing and wrote some beautiful things about one and other.

On the Farm Homework 4th November

As always, we have been blown away by the amazing homework completed over the half term. It was lovely to see so many children taking part in farm activities. This has really kick started our learning for the half term.

RE 31 October

In class this week we have been learning about the importance of Muslim beliefs and how we need to respect other beliefs. The children were given nine beliefs to put in order from the most to least important; this helped aid discussion about Islam and values. We then swapped activities and completed a comparison activity where the children compared Muslim and Christian values and beliefs.

Little Daffodils 29 October

As part of their centenary celebrations, Taylors Bulbs have launched a nationwide campaign to get children planting bulbs this October. As part of The ‘Little Daffodils’ initiative Baytree Garden Centre visited us on Wednesday to deliver pots, bulbs and compost. We were so pleased to be able to give the children the opportunity to learn more about nature and grow their own flowers. It would be wonderful to see some pictures once the daffodils have bloomed.

Madagascar Homework 6 September

We would like to say a massive thank you for all of the children’s amazing pieces of homework! We have enjoyed hearing about the animals in Madagascar.

Animals UK 1 October

Wow! We have had the most amazing morning this morning; we have been learning about African animals!

Perfect PE 24 September

This week the children have been showing off in their gymnastics lessons. We can hold our balances for 3 elephants (seconds) now!

Sentence Types 24 September

We knoe our sentnece types

Week Beginning – 4th September

The Year Two’s have loved learning about place value this week. We played ‘Guess the Number’ and lots of other fun games.

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