Year 2 – Summer 2 – Week 6

English Topic:
Poetry: Patterns on a Page

Maths Topic:
Revision: Addition

Non-core Topic:

Physical Activity








Today we will begin our new English unit on Poetry.

What is a poem?

What poems do you know?

How is a poem different to a fiction or non-fiction text?

Poetry is meant to be performed. Songs are a form of poetry.

What is your favourite song or poem? Why is it your favourite?

Watch famous poet Michael Rosen perform Chocolate Cake on youtube:


Make a list of things Michael Rosen did when he performed his poem. Think about body language and his voice.


Over the next two weeks, in Science we are going to be learning about plants!

Lesson1- Seeds and bulbs.

How do plants grow?

Can you list 4 things that plants need to grow?



-Nutrients (food).


-In today’s lesson we are going to gain a better understanding of seeds and bulbs using their properties.

What is a seed?

-If you have ever eaten an apple or a watermelon, you are familiar with seeds!


-Seeds are small parts produced by plants from which new plants grow!


-When those seeds are buried and given the right conditions (light, warmth, food, water) they turn into plants! Like an apple tree or a watermelon.


What is a bulb?

– Bulbs are a complete plant within a small package containing future roots, stems, leaves and the flower of a plant.

-A bulb lets the plant rest underground over the winter when it is too cold, then grow back later in the year when conditions
are right.



-Look at these pictures:



-Write short sentences to describe the similarities and differences between seeds and bulbs.


-The bulbs already have shoots, whereas the seeds do not.

-Bulbs are larger that seeds.

-Seeds can grow into bulbs.

-bulbs grow underground. On the other hand, seeds grow above the ground.


Today we will be looking at the different symbols, explaining what they mean and using them to solve calculations.

What do these symbol mean? Tell someone in your family!

This week we will be focusing on this symbol:

Watch this quick video to remind you what the above symbol means:

You can add in your head, use objects/ cubes to help you add or you can draw pictures to help you add like this:

Now answer these simple questions on a piece of paper:

Remember to count carefully!

1.) 5 + 6 =

2.) 1 + 8 =

3.) 10 + 5 =

4.) 10 + 7 =

5.) 11 + 8 =

Task: PE:

Take part in Joe Wicks’ daily PE workout:

Today, think about all the different kinds of jumps you can do. Have a go at creating a pattern of jumps.



Think back to when we looked at poetry before in school. What features can you remember a poem might have?

  • Repetition
  • Figurative language (similes, metaphors, alliteration, onomatopoeia)
  • Rhyme
  • Rhythm
  • Stanzas

Task: Look at linked resource (Week 6 Tuesday). Do you think the texts are poems? Why/why not?

I think it is a poem because ….

I do not think it is a poem because ….

English Week 6 Tuesday


Lesson 2- Today we are going to look at:

1-What plants need in order to grow and survive!

Watch this video!

2-Can you remember the 5 needs of a plant?

3-What happens when plants do not get their needs?

Watch this video!

4-Look at these pictures.

Which one is a healthy plant?

Why is the plant healthy?

Why is the plant unhealthy?


Create a poster for year 1 children to explain how to grow a healthy plant!



Quickly in 4 minutes write down all your number bonds to 10! Get an adult to time you!

Today we will continue to + (add)!

Remind yourself what add means by telling an adult to see if you are correct.

Today we are going to use a number line to help us add together two-digit numbers to one-digit numbers!

Remember a two-digit number is made up of tens and ones (22) and a one-digit number is a ones number (6).

Watch this video to help you remember how to use a number line to add:

When you complete the questions, I am going to give you in a minute- you can work them out like this:

Now answer these questions using a number line!

Count carefully!

1.) 14 + 7 =

2.) 10 + 6 =

3.) 10 + 7 =

4.) 23 + 5 =

5.) 46 + 8 =



Watch the following video to learn about Muslims call to prayer:

The Message – Bilal Giving the 1st Call to Prayer

Now answer the following questions:

What is the Adhan?

Why is the Adhan important to Muslims?

Who was Bilal?

Why is Bilal important to Muslims?



Look at linked resource (Week 6 Wednesday)

Task: Can you match the poetry feature to its purpose and example?

English Week 6 Wednesday


Lesson 3- Today we are going to learn about:

The life cycle of a plant!

1-Watch this video!

Can you remember the 5 stages?

2-practice the stages then get a family member to test you on your knowledge!

3- Task!

-Firstly, draw 5 boxes and number them 1-5:

-Secondly, write the name of a stage in each box:

-After that, draw pictures to show what the plant looks like in each stage.

-Finally, cut out your boxes and create a poster to show the life cycle!



As quick as a flash- count in your tens! (10, 20, 30, 40 etc…)!

Watch this video to help you!

Today we are going to do a bit of partitioning!

Let’s see if you remember what partitioning means!

Go and tell an adult what partitioning means!

Now watch this learner guide on education city:

In a minute I’m going to give you some numbers to partition and I want you to use the learning from the video to show the different ways you can partition.

You can show your partitioning like this:

Now on a piece of paper partition these numbers in different ways:

1.) 12

2.) 22

3.) 36


Take part in Joe Wicks’ daily PE workout:

Today, try to have a go at jump-spelling! Using chalk on the ground (or paper and pencils) draw out the alphabet. Get someone in your family to shout out a Year 2 spelling word. Jump on the letters to spell out the word. See how many you can get right!



Look at linked resource (week 6, Thursday) Television by Roald Dahl.

Read the poem and find examples of:

  • Rhyming words
  • Alliteration
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Repetition

Extension: What is the purpose of these? What effect does it have on the reader?

E.g. The purpose of rhyming words is …

English Week 6 Thursday


Lesson 4 – Today we are going to look at:

Parts of a plant!

1-Watch this video!

Can you remember the parts of a plant?


-Go out on a walk with an adult or older sibling to explore different plants.

-Have a closer look at the plants and see if you can name two parts of the plant!

-Take some pictures of the plants you have found!


On your walk try and collect some plants and make a poster labelling the parts and what they do like this!



Today we are going to practice another skill that will help us with tomorrow’s learning and make your adding skills better.

 We are going to do 10 more and 10 less.

Do you remember what 10 more and 10 less is?

Watch this video to help you remember what 10 more and 10 less means:

Remember: When we do this activity the ten’s numbers change but not the ones because we are adding or taking away 10s from the ten’s column!

(10 more than 25 = 35)

(10 less than 35 = 25)

Your turn!

Can you find:

10 more than 35?

10 less than 45?

10 less than 25?

10 more than 15?

10 more than 28?

10 less than 55?

Task: Computing: 

Computing – lesson 6

Evaluation lesson

Think back and discuss what you did in this photography topic.

Writing task:

What did you enjoy the most? Why? What did you enjoy the least? Why? Do you think your photography skills have improved?

Start taking pictures of things that interest you.

You will become a professional photographer in no time! 🙂



Read the poem Winter Parcel (Week 6 Friday)

Answer these questions:

What is this poem about?

What is happening in this poem?

Today we will be inferring information from a poem.

What does inferring or inference mean?

We need to look for clues in the text to help us work out what is happening. We need to be detectives!

How does the person in the poem feel?

Why do you think it is called Winter Parcel?

What clues are in the text to help you answer these questions?

Use evidence from the poem in your answers.

e.g. The person feels …….. I know this because it says …..

English Week 6 Friday


Lesson 5-Today we are going to:

Go on a walk to explore the plants around you!

1-Today you are going to go on a walk to have a closer look at plants. 

2-Answer these questions:

-Can you name the parts of the plant?

 -Does it come from a seed or a bulb?

 -What does it need to grow?

 -Is the plant healthy/unhealthy? Why?


-You need to go with a responsible adult.

 -Write down the questions you need to answer.

 -Take pictures of the plants you have found and your answers.


Today we are going to continue to + (add)! We are going to use our partitioning and 10 more/10 less skills to help us add together 2 two-digit numbers using a number line!

Let’s see if you remember what a number line is- Go and tell an adult what you know about number lines.

Now watch the video below to learn how to use a number line to add together 2 two-digit numbers:

I am going to give you some questions to answer and I want you to work them out like this:

Answer these questions on a piece of paper using a number line:

1.) 24 + 21 =

2.) 16 + 25 =

3.) 26 + 35 =

4.) 32 + 24 =

5.) 38 + 44 =


Task: PSHE: 

Lesson 6 – Fact and Opinion

Intro: Ask: do you know what a fact is? Something that is true is a fact. A fact is proven or known to be true. Can you give some examples of known facts?

Explain that an opinion, on the other hand, is something that is someone’s view or judgement.

Main Activity: Say: “I can run faster than you!” Ask them if they have heard someone say this before. Is this a fact or an opinion? Why?

We should accept and welcome each other’s opinions, including beliefs, without nasty arguments and falling out. Explain that everyone is allowed to have their own opinions; no-one should force ideas and views on others.

Design a ‘Welcome’ poster together. Ask your child to create a picture representing e.g. drawing / painting different sized people, age, race etc. together, with the message ‘Everyone is Welcome Here!

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