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St Francis Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Academy

Together we are exploring our special gifts; Together we are growing towards God.

Year Two

Please note these activities are in addition to the children spending 10-15 minutes a day reading their normal home reading book and learning their list of weekly spellings on Spelling Shed. Parents/carers will need to test the children on their spellings on Fridays and a new list of spellings will be uploaded onto Spelling Shed. The children also have access to Maths Shed where they should be regularly practising their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and division facts.

 The exercise book sent home with children is to record any work set through this website over the next few weeks which can not done on Purple Mash.

A video showing parents how to upload their children's work to Google Drive and share with Miss Martin is available to view on the main home learning page of this website. 

Videos explaining how to access Purple Mash and also upload hand-written work or pictures to your child's Google Drive can be found on our school twitter feed https://twitter.com/stfrancisbrad

Maths and Spelling Shed link: https://play.edshed.com/login



Follow the link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/    

Monday 23/3    Lesson 1 - Make equal parts.

Tuesday 24/3 - Lesson 2 – Recognise a half

Wednesday 25/3 - Lesson 3 - Find a half 

Thursday 26/3 - Lesson 4 - Recognise a quarter 

Friday 27/3 - Lesson 5 - Find a quarter


Monday 30/3 - Week 2 – Lesson 1 - Step 6 (Recognise a third)

Tuesday 31/3 - Week 2 – Lesson 2 - Step 7 (Find a third)

Wednesday 1/4 - Week 2 - Lesson 3 - Step 8 (Unit Fractions)

Thursday 2/4 - Week 2 – Lesson 4 - Step 9 (Non-unit Fractions)

Friday 3/4 - Week 2 - Lesson 5 - Step 10 (Equivalence of a half and two quarters)


Every day at 11am, you can listen one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!


English work for the week beginning 23/3 can be found here:   English wb 23/3

Monday 30/3 - Log on to Purple Mash. Go to your 2dos. Read Chapter 1 Sky-Scraping Sunflowers.

Tuesday 31/3 - Log on to Purple Mash and complete the comprehension quiz on Sky Scraping Sunflowers Chapter 1.

Wednesday 1/4 - Log on to Purple Mash and complete the Missing Words Activity on Sky Scraping Sunflowers Chapter 1.

Thursday 2/4 - Log on to Purple Mash and complete the Joining Words Activity on Sky Scraping Sunflowers Chapter 1.

Friday 3/4 - In the story, Sky-Scraping Sunflowers, Lilly is upset and her brother Rick tries to cheer her up by taking her
for an ice-cream. Can you write a short recount about a time you were upset? Use these questions to help you
structure your writing: What were you doing? Why did you become upset? Did someone or something cheer you
up? This can be done in your exercise book, or on Purple Mash (go to your 2dos).


Phonics Play have provided free access during this time. You can access this at https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/  

The login details are:

Username: March20

Password: home

Religious Education 

Monday 23/3 - Follow the link https://www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/free-resources-for-you-and-your-pupils/key-stage-1/

Complete the home learning activity on Easter.


Monday 30/3 - Watch the video on the Mass http://request.org.uk/life/spirituality/roman-catholic-mass/

Complete these sentences in your exercise book:

1. Mass, Communion and Eucharist are all names for when Christians share ______________ and
2. At the start of Mass, the priest welcomes everyone and asks God to ________________ they wrong things
they have done.
3. The Bible is read and the priest explains how this affects the way people should _______________.
4. The people think about the things they believe by saying the ________________ together.
5. Prayers are said ______________ God to _____________ people far and near.
6. Catholics believe that at the Consecration the bread and wine become the ____________ and ___________
of Jesus.
7. The people say the ________________ Prayer together.
8. They offer each other a sign of ________________ by shaking hands.
9. As each person receives Jesus in the form of bread and wine, the priest says _________________________
and ___________________________________.
10. Going to Mass gives people the strength and desire to go out and live their lives in the way ____________
would want.


Wednesday 25/3 - Observe some plants and trees in your local area if you go to the park for a walk, or in your back garden. Or you can take a virtual tour of a park here - https://www.royalparks.org.uk/learn/learn-in-hyde-park-and-kensington-gardens/planning-your-visit/our-facilities/virtual-tour

Take pictures of what you see and make a collage (the pic collage app is great!) or draw them on paper/in your exercise book. If you can, try to upload your work onto Google Drive and share with Miss Speake - there is a video guide on our school Twitter showing how to do this from a tablet or iPad.

Wednesday 1/4 - Recognising common plants. Download and print the sheet below or you could draw the flowers and name them on paper. You may need to ask an adult for some help recognising these plants or have a look online for help! Then design your own garden using the word bank to help you! 


Joe Wicks – The Body Coach  30minute PE Sessions for children    LIVE - Mon-Fri at 9am  https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

Tuesday 24/3 Complete a 7 days of sweat challenge from Joe Wicks by following the link above

Tuesday 31/3Target Practice!
What you need:
Rolled up tin-foilThree cushions (or anything else to make some targets)

How to Play
Space your three targets in vertical line facing away from you, each target gradually getting further away from you.
Each target has a different score.
Take turns throwing your tin foil at the targets.
After three turns each, who has the greatest total?


Thursday 26/3 - Purple Mash 2Do - 2Go: Give simple instructions, learn directions and explore simple logo. 

Thursday 2/4 - Download Scratch Junior as an app on iPad or Android tablet. Have a go at the challenge below which is an extension to the tasks we were doing in school. If you don't have access to an iPad or tablet, a similar version can be downloaded here:  https://jfo8000.github.io/ScratchJr-Desktop/


Friday 27/3 - Log in to Purple Mash. Go to 2Dos.  Weather Map Activity - Create a weather map using the symbols.

Friday 3/4 

1. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, lots of children have drawn or painted a picture of a rainbow as a
sign of hope. Can you find out why rainbows form in nature?
2. Paint a picture of a rainbow using Purple Mash. Underneath it explain why rainbows form.
3. Try the Make a rainbow activity (see separate powerpoint underneath)