Year 2 – Summer 2 – Week 7

English Topic:
Poetry – Patterns on a Page

Maths Topic:
Subtraction revision

Non-core Topic:

Physical Activity








Today we will look at the purpose and effect of figurative language.

Figurative language includes:

  • Similes
  • Metaphors
  • Personification


Watch this video and tell an adult what a simile and a metaphor are.

Complete the task under the video about similes and metaphors.


Watch this video about personification:


What is personification?

Can you think of 3 examples of personification? Write them down.


Lesson 6- Today we are going to:
Complete a short quiz to refresh our memory about what we have learnt so far.

Quiz 1-

Quiz 2-

Quiz 3-


Can you think of any other questions?





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 subtract in your head by counting backwards, use objects/ cubes to help you subtract or you can draw pictures to help you subtract like this:

Now answer these simple questions on a piece of paper:

Remember to count carefully!

1.) 6 – 5 =

2.) 8 – 1=

3.) 10 – 5 =

4.) 10 – 7 =

5.) 11 – 8 =


Take part in Joe Wicks’ daily PE workout: playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBusdjPRpso2Fq9rf0V0FV98

Today, set up your own egg and spoon race. You will need spoons and hard boiled eggs.

Top tips!

  • You will need balance to keep the egg on the spoon.
  • Keep switching between looking at the spoon and looking where you are going.
  • You will need body control to keep your hand and arm still while you are moving.

You will need good coordination to balance the egg and keep moving at the same time.



Read the two poems on linked resource (Week 7 Tuesday)

Task: Using coloured pens or pencils if possible, use the key to highlight examples of the figurative language you spot.

If you don’t have coloured pencils just label the figurative language you find.


Lesson 7- Today we are going to:

Go out and explore different plants!

-Throughout your walk try to name as many plants as you can.

-Have a closer look at the plants to try and name them.

-Here is a checklist of plants you can try and find on your walk, try to draw the plant and have a look at the different parts like this!

Questions to answer:

1-What is similar?

2-What is different?

3-Do all of them have a flower?

4-Are they all the same size?

5-Do they all have a stem?

6-Do they all have roots?

7-What do they need to grow?


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 and subtract:

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 =

Task: RE: 

Use the following link to remind yourself of the story of Bilal and the first call to prayer.

The Message – Bilal Giving the 1st Call to Prayer watch?v=IwoM64-a4rg

Now draw a story map to help you retell the story of Bilal and the first call to prayer to a family member.



Read ‘Ten Things Found in a Wizard’s Pocket’ (Week 7 Wednesday)

Task: Can you add similes to the poem?

E.g. A large elephant could be changed to:

An elephant as large as a mountain.

Extension: Can you also include some alliteration or metaphors?


Lesson 8- Today we are going to:

Have a closer look at experiments we can conduct to find out more about plants!

-Here are some experiments you can conduct at home:

Experiment 1:

In this experiment you can find out whether removing one of a plant’s needs will affect its growth!

Experiment 2:

In this experiment you will be able to understand how water and food travels in plants. As well as understand the role of the stem!

Experiment 3:

In this experiment you will be able to build your own terrarium!


Choose one experiment that you would like to conduct and take pictures or a video of your results!


Practise your 10 more and 10 less!

Watch this video to help you!

Now answer these questions and ask an adult to check:

 10 more than 55

10 less than 35

10 less than 25

Today we are going to do a bit of partitioning!

Let’s see if you remember what partitioning means!

Watch this learner guide on education city to remind you:

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.) 25

2.) 46

3.) 18

4.) 186


Take part in Joe Wicks’ daily PE workout: playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBusdj PRpso2Fq9rf0V0FV98

Today, you’re going to practise bouncing a ball. Remember to keep the ball close to your body, bounce it to waist height, spread your fingers and keep your hand soft.

  • Try bouncing the ball standing up.
  • Try walking and bouncing the ball.
  • Try bouncing the ball while sitting down.
  • Try bouncing the ball while kneeling.
  • Try bouncing the ball with one hand/ two hands/ one finger/ four fingers.

Which was easiest? Which one gave you the move control?



What else could you find in a Wizard’s pocket? Be imaginative as possible.

Mind map some ideas using resource sheet (Week 7 Thursday)

Remember to include similes, alliteration and metaphors if you can.


Heavy spell books could be changed to:

Books as heavy as a herd of elephants.


Lesson 9- Today we are going to:

Go on a walk to collect different parts of a plant!

We are going to experiment ‘plant bashing’ to produce images.

 1.What you need:


-Bag (to put your items into)


 2.During your walk I would like you to collect:

1.A stem of a flower.

2.A leaf (from a different flower).

3.A petal (from a different flower).

3.Once you have collected your items come back home to continue the lesson!

4.Place your parts in between a tissue

And squeeze it.

Make sure you don’t mix them together.

Just like this!

5.Questions to answer:

1-Do the different parts make the same pattern?

2-is there a difference in colour or size?

3-Look closely at the lines what do you notice?


Today you are going to continue to – (subtract)! We are going to use our partitioning and 10 more/10 less skills to help us subtract 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 subtract 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.) 45 – 21 =

2.) 36 – 25 =

3.) 26 – 15 =

4.) 32 – 24 =

5.) 58 – 44 =

Task: Computing:

Computing – lesson 7

Online safety

Discuss the following different scenarios with your child:

  • Don’t bug me video /content/index/42438?_ga= 2.144844084.1661983771.1588856099-31759997.1588856099

  • Meg has received an email saying it has a free gift attached. Should she open the attachment?
  • Personal information link /content/index/ 42419?_ga=2.22769211.1661983771.1588856099-31759997.1588856099
  • Chip is going to post some of his party pictures so that his online friends can see them. Is this a good idea?

You can also type ‘online safety’ into education city and you can learn lots more.

Resource- Computing internet safety poster will also help you with your activity.

Activity- Now, using the information you have learnt or information you already know, design a poster on purple mash. Give others information on how to stay safe online.

Add: border, images, text and lots of useful information.



Write your own version of the poem Ten Things in a Wizard’s Pocket using your plan from yesterday.

You can use the template in resources (Week7 Friday) to write up your poem.

Can you perform your poem to your family? What actions might you use? How will you change your voice?




Today you are going to use all your learnt skills to solve word problems linked to addition and subtraction!

Key tips:

When working out word problems-

Step 1: read them carefully.

Step 2: think is it telling me to add or subtract.

Step 3: change the problem into a number sentence to make it easier to work out.

Step 4: Use methods like the number line to work out the number sentence/problem.

Activity 1: I am going to give you a website to go on that has some word problems linked to addition and subtraction to complete.

You can use a piece of paper to do your working out- Make sure you are using the number line to help you!

Complete the activities on the below websites:

Activity 2 (challenge): Now you can carry out the activities below to learn more about addition and subtraction.

Task: PSHE: 

PSHE – Lesson 7 – Right or wrong?


Week 7, Lesson 7, Pshe Redfern script

Week 7, Lesson 7, Pshe Redfern animation

Introduction: Re-cap on the differences between ‘facts’ and ‘opinions’ and ask for an example.

Tell your child that they are going to meet someone called Redfern Right. Can they suggest why the character might be called Redfern Right?(The clue’s in the name!)

Main Activity: Show them ‘The Story of Redfern Right’ animation. What did you think of the story? Do you like Redfern? Why? Why not? Do you think Redfern is a boy or a girl? Do you think you would want to be friends with Redfern? Why? / Why not?

Now, watch the animation in three sections. In the first section, Redfern expresses his opinion about colour; next, he expresses his opinion about food; finally, he expresses his opinion about a belief. • Take sections one and two and ask the following questions:-

In your opinion, what is the best colour / food in the world? Is this a fact or an opinion? Is it OK to disagree? • Take section three and ask the following questions:- Is a belief the same as an opinion? Can Redfern be sure the Tooth Fairy doesn’t exist? Are the others wrong to believe in the Tooth Fairy? What other things do people believe in that may or may not be real or true?

Plenary- Explain that some people try to force their opinions on others. This can result in violence, war and even acts of terrorism where people kill others because they don’t hold to their beliefs.

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