Year 2 – Summer 2 – Week 5

English Topic:
Narrative Extended Stories & Significant Authors.

Maths Topic:
Money Revision

Non-core Topic:
History / Art

Physical Activity








Watch Horrid Henry and the Weird Werewolf on youtube up to 4:07.

What do you think might happen next?

This week you are going to begin to plan the next part of the story.

What other tricks might Horrid Henry play on Peter to convince him he’s becoming a weird werewolf?

Act out what you think might happen next and make a mind map of all your ideas.


This week, we will continue to look at seasides.

Over the next 2 days, you will create 2 pieces of art showing what you have learnt about seasides.

The first picture (today’s task) should show a seaside town in the past. Think about all of the Victorian beaches that you have seen over the last couple of weeks. You could include people/ clothes/ buildings/ activities/ landscape/ food/ transport.

To create your piece of work you can use whatever you have at home! Some ideas are: paint, pencils, chalk, cut up magazines, flowers, recycled rubbish, the computer/ Ipad.


Take part in Joe Wicks’ daily PE workout:

Today we are going to play a mini game to continue to build our fitness.

All you are going to need is:

-5 pieces of paper.

-Space to do the activity.

Write the number 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on the papers so that you have 5 papers with a different number.

Set up your activity like this.

Make sure you switch up the numbers, avoid putting them in an order.

You will have to stand in the middle of the circle and jog on the spot.

-Your family member will need to shout out a number.

Number 3!!

-Once you hear the number run towards it as quick as you can and touch it.

-Then run back to where you started.

Challenge yourself by making the circle around you bigger.



Task: Use linked resource (Week 5, Tuesday) to draw 2 more pictures of what you think will happen using your ideas from yesterday.

The third picture will be one more trick that Horrid Henry will play on Peter.

What else could he do to convince Peter he’s turning into a werewolf?

How will Peter feel?

The fourth picture will be how the story ends. Think about:

Will Peter turn into a werewolf? Will Peter find out Horrid Henry is tricking him? Will he tell his Mum? Will he get his own back on Horrid Henry?

Underneath the pictures write some dialogue between Henry and Peter. What might they say to each other?


Continue your work from yesterday.

Your task today is to complete a piece of work to show what a seaside looks like nowadays. Now that you have seen lots of photos, you picture should be full of ideas!

To create your piece of work you can use whatever you have at home! Some ideas are: paint, pencils, chalk, cut up magazines, flowers, recycled rubbish, the computer/ Ipad.


Today we are going to use our times tables and counting skills to help us count money!

What is money? Tell an adult what money is, what it is used for, and which notes, and coins exist.

Watch these videos to help you remember what money looks like and what it’s worth!

It is very important for you to know and always remember that money is just numbers even through it looks different! For example, if your counting 2p coins it’s just the number 2 so you can count in your 2s. When you are counting money just imagine you are counting numbers.

Count the money and choose the correct answer- Use your times tables to help you.

When you click the link- press ‘counting’

Then, click the tab that says ‘any 6 coins’

Finally, complete activity!

To get to the website use the below link:

Task: R.E:

Go into your garden to explore.


What can you see? What can you hear? What can you smell? How does nature make you feel?

Now draw a cookie and decorate it using patterns from nature. Alternatively, you can bake a cookie with the help of an adult and decorate it using patterns from nature. See link below for instructions:

BBC Food: Easy chocolate chip cookies

(Note for parents: the purpose of this lesson is for children to respond to the beauty of the natural world and discuss how it makes them feel).



Using your story map from yesterday write a paragraph for the third picture.

Look at linked resource (Week 5, Wednesday) for a modelled version of the second paragraph.

Remember to include features of fiction writing:

  • Adjectives
  • Alliteration for character names
  • Setting (where are they)
  • Dialogue (what do they say to each other)

Don’t forget:

  • Capital letters for names and at beginning of sentences.
  • Full stops
  • Exclamation marks
  • Conjunctions (when, if, that, because, and, or, but, so)
  • Finger spaces
  • Joined handwriting


Over the next few days, you will be making your very own puppet theatre like the ones used at Victorian seasides!

Today’s task: Build the theatre stage using cardboard, lego, or anything that you can find around the house. Start by making the rectangle box shape and then add curtains to the sides.


Today we are going to use our knowledge of making numbers to help us make money. For example, if we want to buy a packet of crisps and we don’ t have a £1 coin then we can make £1 using 10p, 20p, 50p etc…

Quickfire number bonds to 10 and 20- say out loud as many number bonds to 10 and 20 that you know!

Activity 1:

We are going to practice making numbers like the example below:

Your turn:

Make the number 50 in 2 different ways on a piece of paper- you can only use the numbers: 10, 20, 5 and 50 to make the number.

Now make the number 45 in 2 different ways- you can only use the numbers 10, 20, 5 and 50 to make the number.

Activity 2:

Now you are going to use the same skills as making numbers to make money amounts in different ways.

Remember money is just numbers with a p or £ sign.

Also remember you can only use coins that exit like 20p but not 30p as it doesn’t exist, and you need to make it using 3 10 pence.

The example below will show you how to complete the activity:

Your turn:

Remember my key tips in red!

Make 50p in 2 different ways on a piece of paper- you can only use the coins that exist!

Make 65p in 2 different ways on a piece of paper- you can only use the coins that exist!

Now ask your parents for permission and have a go at making different amounts using actual money.


Take part in Joe Wicks’ daily PE workout:

Today we are going to play a fun scavenger hunt game!

The aim of this game is to be super quick and beat the timer.

The only rule is no running! Just quick walking.

The video will walk you through all the other steps you need to do!

Click or copy and paste the link to watch the video.



Using your story map write a paragraph for the ending of the story.

Remember to include features from yesterday.


Today we will be making the puppets for our Victorian style puppet show.

Decide on some characters that you would like in your puppet show. It could be characters from a story that you’ve read or maybe invent some characters of your own! When you have decided, use paper/ material/ card to make puppets like the ones below. You can use a stick on the back of them to hold them with. If you need a template, you can use the linked resource called ‘Stick Puppets (week 5, Thursday)’. This includes the characters called Punch and Judy, who were in the traditional, Victorian puppet shows.

Stick Puppets (week 5, Thursday)


Today we are going to continue to make money with a focus on pounds.

Remember making money is the same as making numbers but you can only use certain coins to make those numbers because only 20p, 10p, 5p, 1p, 2p, 5p and 50p exist. 30p doesn’t exist so you need to make it using three 10 pence coins or one 20p coin and one 10p coin.

Today we are going to focus on making £1/ 1 pound.

Let’s use our knowledge of making numbers to help us:

Make the number 100- you can only use the number cards below as many times as you want:

(for example, 50 + 50 = 100)

Your turn: have a go at making the number 100 using the number cards above on a piece of paper!

Now let me tell you something- £1 is made up of 100p so to make a £1 you need to make the number 100 using pence that exist.

Your turn:

Imagine you don’t have a £1 coin so you need to make £1 using coins that exist- remember only 10p, 50p, 20p, 5p, 2p and 1p exist!

Let’s see how many different ways you can find to make £1!

Now complete the below activity to consolidate your understanding:

Task: Computing:

Lesson 5

Editing: Add text.

This week you will focus on adding text to your pictures by explaining or adding information to it. Or you may just want to simply write what it is a picture of.

Choose the text you like, choose the text colour that best goes with your picture and place the text exactly where you want it.

Have fun!



Read through your story with an adult.

Using another coloured pencil if possible, go through and check for errors and improvements.

Have you included adjectives?

Have you used alliteration for the names?

Have you described where they are? (setting)

Have you used dialogue?

Have you remembered punctuation?

Have you used conjunctions?


Today is show time!

Use your home-made stage and puppets to practise a play for your family. Punch and Judy puppet shows were fun and always made the visitors on the beach laugh. Try to make your show funny and silly too!

When you have practised, tell you family the time and place of your puppet show performance. You could even make tickets for them with their name, the date and time on.


Today we will continue to look at money with a focus on change.

What is change? Tell an adult what you think change means.

Watch the video below to understand what change means:

You can calculate change using your take away skills. You need to keep thinking how many left? How much does he need to give you back?

Watch this video to help you understand how to calculate change:

Look at the example below:

Complete the below activities to become experts in finding change!

Now try this: (it’s a bit more difficult!):

Extension: (everyone have a go!)

Let’s become problem solvers using all our learning about money:

Task: PSHE:

Lesson 5

Understand the importance of choices and spending money wisely.

Intro: Write ‘NEED’ and ‘WANT’ on two signs and stick them on the wall at opposite ends to each other. • Introduce the concept of needs e.g. water wants e.g. a computer game.

Tell your child that you would like a new phone. Is that a need or want?

Main Activity: Give your child two cards and on one they must write down something that they really want and on the other something that they feel they need, then discuss them.

 Plenary: Using items/ pictures of various toys and basic food and drink items, sort into ‘NEED’ and ‘WANT’ categories together, encouraging your child to explain their decisions.

Inform pupils that some items are needs and so we must manage our money carefully in order to be able to purchase them and that some are wants and we may have to save or wait to get those. It is necessary to manage our money carefully to get a balance between needs and wants. • 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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