Year 2 – Summer 1 – Week 4

English Topic:
Narrative – Book Characters

Maths Topic:

Non-core Topic:

Physical Activity










Create a story map for what happens in the story when Cinderella leaves the ball. You can change the story by including a different setting and new characters. For example, you could have an evil dragon that kidnaps Cinderella and the Prince goes on an adventure to rescue her.


Look up the word ‘micro-habitat’ (a very small home environment for plants/animals). Watch the video and discuss what micro-habitat the children are exploring and which plants/animals they find:

 Then, use the internet to research different examples of micro-habitats and create a list/thought shower of them (for example: rocks, a pond) and the different plants/animals that live there. Go on a hunt around your garden/outside your house: How many micro-habitats can you find? What animals/plants are living there?



Measuring lengths. Watch the video.

The word length is used to measure how long something is. When we measure lengths we can use a ruler. The units of measurements of length is cm.  When we measure with a ruler we start from zero.

1-Place a ruler flat on a table.

2-Place one end of the object in line with zero.

3-Mark the number where the object ends.

4-Write the length of the object in cm.

Task: Now try this with different objects you can find at home.

Which object is the longest?

Task: PE: 

Get together with your family! Join Joe Wicks at 9am each morning for a live 30min P.E lesson

1.Play a little game with your siblings:

Get a pillow and play catch- make sure both people have a turn.

2.Once you have completed the above activity-

Get a box and put the box slightly further away from you- then try to throw the ball ensuring it goes into the box- keep doing this and putting the box further and further away from you, step- by step. Let’s see how far you can score- can you beat you siblings/parents?



Use your story map to write what happens in the story when Cinderella leaves the ball. Continue your story from the following sentences: Cinderella heard the chime of the bells. It was midnight, oh no! She rushed away from the ball towards the steps …….

Remember to use capital letters, commas, finger spaces and full stops. Can you use a range of conjunctions? When, if, that, because, and, or, but


Recap what a ‘micro-habitat’ is.

Challenge: Build your own bug hotel:  or you can simply fill a shoe box full of micro-habitats (e.g. rocks, leaves, long grass) to leave outside. Keep checking each day to find out which animals are living in your micro-habitats, and record all of the different things that you find.


Now that you are able to measure lengths. Today we are going to compare lengths of different objects.

1-Collect 10 different objects from your home.

– On a piece of paper use a ruler to draw a table like this:

3- Draw/write objects in each side of the table leaving the middle blank.

4-Measure the length of each object using a ruler then write the measurement underneath your drawing/writing.

5-Finally, compare the two measurement using the correct symbol. >, < or =

(Remember the crocodile always eats the bigger number)

Task: Computing: 


Think back to your last week’s computing session- you will be using the knowledge from that lesson to help you with the task in today’s session.

Using Excel create a table that states the names of the bugs/insects you found during your bug hunting activity and the numbers of each. Then, show this data using a bar chart.

Watch the video below to help you

Don’t forget to save your work in your project folder- you will need it for the next lesson!



Draw one of the characters from the Cinderella story and label your drawing with expanded noun phrases to describe how they look. For example, sparkly, blue sandals.


Watch the video to find out about and explain what a food chain is:

Afterwards, use ‘Internet Explorer’ to play the ‘Food Chain Game’:

Complete each food chain, and then watch the food chain in action.


Today we are going to be looking at directions.

Watch this video.

Task: on a piece of paper draw out a compass and add the 4 points in the correct place like this! Use this compass to practice your navigating skills around your home from one place to another.

Task 1:

Step 1- choose a starting point in your home.

Step 2- follow these directions.

Move 2 steps North.

Move 3 steps East.

Move 5 steps West.

Move 1 step South.

Move 6 steps North.

Step 3- Where are you now?

Task 2:

Choose an item to hide in your home.

Create a treasure map with a list of instructions and give it to a member of your family for them to find your hidden object.

Task: Computing:

Today, once again you will be completing a different activity in computing. Today you will be using a computer to really practice your skills.

  • Go onto the internet
  • Go onto purple mash

  • Use the login the school gave you

Then, complete some maths games/activities to practice your skills like timetables, number bonds etc…



Use the expanded noun phrases from yesterday to write 5 sentences describing how your character looks. For example, on her petite feet, she is wearing sparkly, blue sandals that the Fairy Godmother gave her. Remember to use capital letters, commas, finger spaces and full stops.

Can you use a range of conjunctions? When, if, that, because, and, or, but


Recap: What is a food chain? Choose one of the animals below and use it to create your own food chain: owl, shark, polar bear, fox. Use the internet to help you, and set it out like the example below: Complete the food chains for the other animals. Then, choose your favourite animal, and show its food chain.


Today we are going to look at turning points.

There are 2 ways you can turn.


If something is turning in the same direction as the hands on the clock, then it is going clockwise.


If something is turning in the opposite direction to the hands on the clock, then it is going anti-clockwise.

Task 1- Grab an object and practice rotating it clockwise and anti-clockwise.


Task 2-


Task: RE:

You are researchers- use the internet to research about the religion of Islam.

You can go on different websites, can watch videos, read stories linked to Islam and ask your parents in order to carry out your research. (Make sure you make notes!)


What is Islam? What is the foundation of Islam and holds the religion together?

What are the symbols that represent Islam?

What makes a person Muslim? Do they have key festivals? What is the purpose of those festivals? Why do they celebrate them? What do they do during those festivals? Do they have special daily tasks? What do they do during those tasks? Why?

Now make a poster about Islam, specifically what makes Islam, Islam. Ideas: you could create a poster based on the pillars or you could draw a picture of a Muslim person with key facts written all around the person/picture. 



Choose a story from home or an online website to read independently or with a family member.


Log on to Purple Mash:  and type ‘2Quiz’ in the search box.

Read the ‘2Quiz Guide’ and then open ‘2Quiz’ to create your own questions and answers about everything you have learnt over the past two weeks in science. The questions could be about: things that are alive/dead/never been alive, animals and their habitats, micro-habitats and food chains. Ask a family member to complete your quiz. Don’t forget to save it!


Today we are going to look at different turns.

We already know we can turn clockwise and anti-clockwise. Now we are going to look at:

Can you play Simon Says with your family, using the word that we have learnt? E.g. “Simon says do half a turn clockwise

Task: PSHE: 


Discussion- think back to the last few PSHE lessons- you mentioned eating healthy food to stay fit and healthy:-

What else can you do to stay fit and healthy?

Is our body the only thing that needs to be taken care of? What about the environment around us, or the community we live in? Doesn’t that need to be taken care of as well? Remember what we eat, do and where we live, all influence our wellbeing.

After the discussion, you can go for a walk around your community (with a grown up) and take pictures of what you see whilst walking to both exercise for your wellbeing, practice your road crossing skills and to gain a better understanding of your community.

Once you have completed the walk, tell someone one thing you are now going to start doing to take care of your wellbeing, including one thing you will start to do to take care of your community.

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