Year 2 – Summer 2 – Week 4

English Topic:
Narrative – Extended Stories & Significant Authors

Maths Topic:
Mass and Fractions Revision

Non-core Topic:

Physical Activity








We are starting our new narrative unit this week all about extended stories and significant authors.

What does significant mean?

What does extended mean?

Task: Research the author Francesca Simon.

Answer these questions:

What books has Francesca Simon written?

What job did she do before writing?

What inspired her to start writing?

How many books has she written?

Why do you think she is a significant author?


This week, we are continuing our Topic work on the seaside. This week, we will look at how seaside holidays have changed over time.

Today’s task: Look through the presentation called ‘Seaside holidays now and then presentation’. Look at the pictures and read the sentences.

Look at the last picture, can you spot 5 similarities and 5 differences between the photos?

Seaside Holidays Now And Then Presentation (week 4, Monday)


Today we will be continuing our ‘measurement’ unit and we will be exploring ‘capacity and volume’.

Let’s learn:

  • Capacity is the amount a container can hold.
  • Volume is the amount it is actually holding.

The question below is asking you to compare the volume of different containers using the key words ’more’ or ‘less’.

LET’S INVESTIGATE: Go on a hunt around your house and find some different plastic containers.

  • Which container has the largest capacity? How do you know?
  • Which container has the smallest capacity? How do you know?

Order the containers from the largest capacity to the smallest capacity.

Task: PE:

Take part in Joe Wicks’ daily PE workout:

Today we are going to challenge ourselves and continue to focus on balance!

-All you are going to need is:

-Some small objects (ball, bottle, toy)

-paper cut into thin strips to make a line with.

-Use the paper to make a straight line on the floor.

-Once that is ready, place the objects on either side of the line.

Start by walking on the straight line one foot in front of the other making sure your feet are always on the line.

Once you are comfortable you can challenge yourself by trying to pick up the objects off the sides of the line while trying to balance on the paper line.



This unit is all about looking at fiction texts. What does fiction mean?

What fiction texts have you read? What fiction texts can you name?

What features would you expect to find in a fiction text?


Look at the resource (Week 4, Tuesday) and read the extract.

Can you find examples of:

  • Adjectives
  • Characters
  • Alliteration
  • Dialogue(speech)
  • Setting
  • Problem

Underline/highlight where you see these in the extract.


Today, use the linked resource called ‘Seaside comprehension (Week 4, Tuesday)’.

If you are in Yellow/Red reading group, do the sheets that have one star at the bottom.

If you are in Orange reading group, do the sheets with 2 stars at the bottom.

If you are in Blue reading group, do the sheets with 3 stars at the bottom.

Seaside Comprehension (week 4, Tuesday)



  • Capacity is the amount a container can hold.
  • Volume is the amount it is actually holding.

Let’s learn:

  • Volume and capacity can be measured in millilitres (ml) and litres (l).
  • There are 1,000 millilitres in 1 litre.

How many millilitres are there in 2 litres? 5 litres? 8 litres?

  • Millilitres are used to measure small capacities.
  • Litres are used to measure larger capacities.

Tell someone in your house what you would measure each of the objects below in: millilitres (ml) or litres (l). For example: a can of pop would be measured in millilitres (ml). Can you go on a hunt around your house and find extra objects that would be measured in millilitres or litres?

Look at the containers below.

What is the capacity of both containers?

What is the volume of water in container A?

What is the volume of water in container B?

Which container is holding the smallest volume of water?

Now try: CHALLENGE: Play the game by reading the volume shown on the scales:

Task: RE:

You are researchers! Use the internet to research about the religion of Hinduism. You can go on different websites, can watch videos, read stories linked to Hinduism and ask your parents in order to carry out your research. (Make sure you make notes!)

Here is a link to get you started:

BBC Bitesize: Hinduism class clips


What is Hinduism?

What are the symbols that represent Hinduism? What makes a person Hindu? Do they have key festivals? Why do they celebrate them?

Now your mission is to create a video telling everyone all about Hinduism- you can use a phone, iPad, or a video camera to record the video.



Look at the linked resource (Week 4, Wednesday)

Look at the picture of Horrid Henry and Perfect Peter.

What adjectives can you use to describe these characters?

Task: Write adjectives to describe each character around their pictures.

Remember, an adjective can describe their appearance or personality.

Extension: Can you write a sentence using a conjunction to explain why you have described the character that way?

E.g. Horrid Henry is sly because he is always trying to play tricks on his brother.


Today, use the linked resource called ‘Seaside photos (week 4, Wednesday).

Look at all of the photos of the seaside in the present and past. Label the photos with everything that you can see.

Challenge: Can you use these words?

  • wooden carts
  • shore
  • beach huts
  • Victorian clothes
  • plastic umbrellas
  • Surfboards
  • modern clothes
  • pier

Seaside Photos (week 4, Wednesday)


Today we will be finishing our ‘measurement’ unit by exploring ‘temperature’ and looking at scales going up in 2s, 5s and 10s. Begin by practising counting forwards in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Let’s learn:

  • Temperature is the measure of how hot or cold something is.
  • We use a thermometer to measure temperature.
  • Thermometers measure the temperature in Celsius
  • When the red liquid in the thermometer goes up, the temperature is getting warmer.
  • When the red liquid in the thermometer goes down, the temperature is getting colder.

If you have a thermometer in your house or garden, what temperature is it showing?

What temperature is each thermometer showing below?

Now, play the ‘Temperature’ game, but make sure you open it in Internet Explorer:

Read and record the different temperatures on the scales which are going up in 2s, 5s and 10s. Top Tip: If a minus (-) temperature is shown you can use the + button to make it go above 0.


Task: PE:

Take part in Joe Wicks’ daily PE workout:

-Today we are going to try some challenges to continue to work on our balance! Follow the video below step by step in order to complete the workout.

-The video will show you and tell you what you will need.

-Homemade bean bag

-4 different coloured paper.

Click or copy the link to watch the video.





Today we will be exploring how characters develop throughout a story.

Do characters stay the same all the way through a story or do they sometimes change?

Can you think of an example of a story where a character changes? How do they change?

Task: Watch clip of Horrid Henry on youtube up to 1.03

(Horrid Henry – Perfect Peter’s Pen Pal)

What do you think will happen next?

How do you think the characters might change as the story goes on?

Tell an adult or write down your ideas on paper. You could even role play what you think might happen next?

Watch the rest of the clip. Were you correct?


Today, use the linked resource called ‘Sorting activity (week 4, Thursday).

Look at the pictures of the seasides. Can you sort them into 2 groups: past and present?

You could cut the pictures out and glue them into columns or even try to make a Venn diagram like this:

Sorting Activity (Week 4, Thursday)


Today we are going to revise Fractions so you can become Fraction experts! You will be using your knowledge from class and last term to help you!

What are Fractions? Remember Fractions are parts of a whole shape/ number!

 Watch these learning screens about Fraction:

Now complete the activities below using your learning from the learning screens:

If you have a printer you can print the activity sheet after completing the activity/game above but if you don’t, then don’t worry just do the above activity/game!

Now complete this task- draw the shapes on a piece of paper and shade what you need to shade:

Show me 1/3:

Show me ¼

Show me ½

Show me 2/4

Show me 2/3

Show me a whole



Task: Computing:

Lesson 4

Editing: Add a filter and a border.

Over the next two weeks, you will be editing your pictures that you took in Week 2. You will improve them by adding a filter, border and text.

This week you will focus on adding a filter and border.

When choosing, look at all the different filter options and see which brings out your picture the best.

Make your picture look even better than your original one. Let’s go!



Find linked resources (Week 4, Friday)

Mrs Hodge says: “Moody Margaret is a kind and sweet little girl.”

Do you agree?

Use the extract to find evidence to justify your answer.

E.g. I agree with Mrs Hodge because ….

I don’t agree with Mrs Hodge because ….


Using your work from yesterday (comparing past and present pictures) can you write 5 comparison sentences? Here are some sentence starters/ conjunction that you could use.

In the past,…

In 2020,…

In Victorian times, …




Some things that have changed are…

Things that have stayed the same are…


Today we are going to carry on looking at Fractions with a focus on Fractions of amounts. We are going to use our times tables and sharing skills to help us!

What does Fractions mean?

What does amount mean? So what must Fractions of amounts mean?

Fractions of amounts means parts of a whole number, instead of a shape and we use sharing to help us find Fractions of amounts (I.e. ½ 10 or ¼ of 20).

Watch this video to help you remember how to find Fractions of an amount.

Now you will use the same bar model method drawn like the one in the picture to help you find Fractions of amounts:

Complete the below questions:

1.) 2/4 of 24

2.) 1/3 of 24

3.) 2/4 of 36

4.) 2/3 of 12

5.) ¾ of 40

Task: PSHE:

Lesson 4

-Understand the importance of managing money carefully.

Intro: Using objects e.g. toys with labelled money amounts, ask your child to choose 2 items which they could buy for 10p, 20p, 50p, £1.00 etc. Ensure they understand that they cannot buy anything which costs more than that amount and introduce the term ‘budget’.

Main Activity: Make a shopping list with your child e.g. milk, carrots. Write a list of prices for those items and explain to them that they have a budget of £5.00 (change the amount depending on confidence) and they must try to buy as much as they can from the shopping list within their given budget.

Plenary: Ask child for their feedback. Did they find the task easy or difficult? Were they able to buy many items from their shopping lists within their given budget?

Look at the range of strategies the pupils used to calculate their budget and shopping list.

Give an example of an overspend when shopping within a given budget e.g. Jess wants a new jumper for a birthday party that she is going to but the jumper costs £5.99. Jess only has £5.00. Can Jess afford to buy the new jumper? If not, why? Explain that we may only have a certain amount of money and so must make sure that we do not spend over that amount. We must be able to manage our money successfully.

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