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Week beginning 18th January

Hello Rosen Class! Welcome to Week 3 of home learning. We hope you are all keeping well and had a good weekend? Just in case you missed it there is a parent letter on our opening page which covers lots of frequently asked questions, check it out, if you haven't already! Again, lots of exciting learning ahead for you this week. Don't forget to keep in touch and share what you have been doing at home or ask any questions. We are hoping to upload some photos this week so you can see what each other has been getting up to!


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Red group

The number line

Just one video today because this is the last page in the book.

Teaching video             Pages 34 and 35 of Place value booklet               Answers


Green group

You all should have had your new workbook hand delivered yesterday smiley please let us know ASAP if we have missed anyone!

Add equal groups (1)

We are going to slow things down a bit from now on so, please just do the first page of the worksheet today (you will be doing the second page tomorrow). Or you could organise it differently so you do all of the worksheet today and something different tomorrow (see bottom of this post). Please work things however suits you as a family.

Teaching video                   Worksheet             Answers



Red Group

A bit different today because you will be doing an assessment activity to see how well you have got on and how much you have learned in this Place Value unit.  See below for the assessment activity.


Green group

Add equal groups (2)

Remember, second page of the worksheet today

Teaching video                   Worksheet             Answers



Red group 

Starting a new unit today. Addition and subtraction, red book, block 2 smiley

We are going to take things a bit slower from now on and only do one video/activity per day

Introduce parts and wholes

Teaching video                 Pages 2 and 3 of new booklet             Answers


Green group

Multiplication sentences using the x symbol (1)

Remember, just the first page of the worksheet today.

Teaching video                 Worksheet              Answers



Red group

The part-whole model with objects

Teaching video                 Pages 4 and 5 of Red booklet Block 2              Answers


Green group

Multiplication sentences using the x symbol (2)

Second page of the worksheet today

Teaching video                 Worksheet              Answers



Red group

Part-whole model

Teaching video                 Pages 6 and 7 of Red booklet Block 2              Answers


Green group  

Multiplication sentences from pictures (1)

First page of the worksheet today, second part on Monday.

Teaching video                 Worksheet             Answers


If your child has completed all their maths tasks and you need something else for them to do in maths don't forget you have the photocopied workbooks (mentioned in parent letter dated 13.1.21). There is also work set on mymaths (password on passwords page of BHBoE, times table practice on TTRockstars and try this site too!


Maths resources




Spellings - Choose 1 or 2 of this week's new spellings, set a timer for 30 seconds how many times can you write out the spelling in that time? Repeat with a different spelling. What is your best score?


Start by refreshing your memory and retelling the Snail and the Whale story, can you remember your actions?

Some questions to think about;

  • Where did the Snail go on her journey? Can you remember all the different places the animals visited?

Places in stories are called settings, today we will make our own Snail and the Whale story setting using some simple materials.

All you need is a paper plate, if you don’t have this a circle of paper is just as good

A split pin, if you don't have one blue tac works just as well!

A picture or drawing of the Whale and the Snail - see the resources below.


To make the setting

First, split the paper plate into quarters by drawing a line vertically through the middle top to bottom and another line horizontally through the middle, side to side.

Next, draw the setting in each of the quarters facing inwards e.g. rock, storm, speedboats and bay with the school.

Then, if you have one using a split pin or blue tac fix the Whale and the Snail to the plate so then they will be able to move around.  There is an example image below for an example. We really hope you enjoy making the setting, they are such a lot of fun! When you have finished you can retell the story moving the Whale and the Snail through each setting.



Spellings - Dictation 

Children in year 2 should practise dictation, please read the sentence below, your child should have a go at writing it out. You may say the sentence twice.

The boy went to the shops and saw his friend Tom. 


Show the picture from ‘The Snail and the Whale’ or find it in your book.

What can they see in the picture?

Explain that all the people, places and things are called nouns.

Can they think of words to describe those nouns?

Describing words are called adjectives.


In the story there are lots of adjectives describing nouns, these are called expanded noun phrases look back through your Snail and the Whale book or the listen to the story again, how many noun phrases can you find? Write them down in your orange book. Here are some examples;

smooth black rock

towering icebergs

zigzag lightening

For more practise information there is a powerpoint with fun expanded noun phrase activities to complete and a short video bbc video clip on the link below.



Spellings - Play right and wrong.

Choose 3 common exception words from your BHBoE can a family member choose one and show 3 wrong spellings of one of the common exception words and 1 correct spelling. Can you spot the correct spelling? Repeat with a new spelling.


Retell story using your plate craft or story mapTop tip! Keep practising the story so that you know the story really well, it will really help you next week!

Imagine, once the snail got back from her journey that she wanted to write a thank you note to the whale.

Where would she write the note? On a jetty? On the rock?

What would she say thank you for?

Have a go at writing a short letter from the snail on lined paper, then copy it up on paper in your best handwriting and decorate with a border. Have a look at an example below to help with inspiration if you need it.



Spellings  - Jumbled words: Using each of the spellings this week can an adult jumble up the letters in each word, can you then unjumble the words to spell each word correctly.

Next week we are going to write our own story based on the Snail and the Whale so we need to innovate the story by changing the animals, the setting and vehicles  We are going to have an ideas day today!

We will create lists of all the different settings, animals and vehicles we could choose when we come to plan out own story.

Make a list of lots of different settings, the zoo, the park, school etc


Make a list of lots of different animals that could be a pair, one has to be big one has to be small for example;

Hippo and squirrel, fox and bird, giraffe and hedgehog


Make a list of lots of different vehicles that could cause the animals some problems we can’t have speedboats if we were at the zoo!

Diggers, fire engines and cranes etc


Remember the rules when writing a list, you need to use commas between each word until you come to the second to last word, after this word we use and then the final word in our list.

Like this; 

Dogs, cats, rabbits, mice and gerbils are all types of pets.


Handwriting - Please use the back of your orange book to continue your handwriting today please practise the letters, s t, u and v.



Spellings - Spelling Test.....Good Luck yes


Today we are going to start creating our own story by changing the animals, settings and vehicles. Have a go at planning your own story using the blank planning sheet below. Or you can use your text map from last week, make the changes by crossing out the original pictures you want to change and draw your new idea above it. You have already done some work towards this yesterday by creating lists of different settings, animals and vehicles, you can use all of this information.

What expanded noun phrases could you include from your work on Tuesday for each section of your story? 

You are really creative when planning your own stories, I have attached my plan just in case you need any extra help with what happens in each of the sections.





Lets start our lesson how we start science at school with zoom in and zoom out. Did you guess it before it was fully zoomed out?

Last week we started a new topic thinking about living things and their habitats and we went and did a survey in our local area. Today we are going to think a bit deeper. Watch the powerpoint (see link below) and then have a go at sorting the pictures (see link below) into three categories - living, dead or never alive. 

When you did your survey last week think about the different habitats you found ie. grass, trees, soil, woodland etc. In your orange book, or on a plain piece of paper have a go at drawing and labelling two of the habitats you found. In school we will collect these drawings together in a book and we will repeat the activity later in the term then look at the seasonal changes. At home you could do the same. I have a science lesson planned for us all later in the term to do this. 




We now know the Christian Holy book is called the Bible and that it is divided into two parts the Old Testament and the New Testament. Christians find out what God is like and how he wants people to live from the Bible.

Last week, we learned a story from the New Testament, it was a story Jesus told – The Good Samaritan. This week we will listen and learn a story from the Old Testament – God’s word. Jonah and the Whale is our new story this week. If you have  a children’s Bible at home you can find and read this story with an adult, or read the story attached below or you can watch the story by clicking the link below.


When you have finished there is a great puppet craft you can make by simply using the cut out characters and a peg! You don’t need to print out the characters why not have a go at drawing your own? When you have created your puppet you can retell the story to an adult in your house. Have fun and please send us some pictures of all your learning!



If you wanted you could get changed into more comfortable clothes to make it feel more like a PE lesson!

This week we will be learning how we can make different shapes with our bodies. We know space is tricky now we are in our houses more but if you can make a small space for you to move safely it would be best.


These are the new shapes we will be thinking about;

  • Straight – Body tall and thin, legs together and arms stretched beside ears
  • Tuck – Curl knees into chest, hold onto shins with legs together
  • Star – Arms and legs stretched out wide and as far away from each other


Ask an adult or sibling to play a game of Simon Says with you using the shape names above, this will help you to understand each of the different shapes. 

Have a go at making Straight, Tuck and Star shapes on different body parts: Can you think of different body parts you can use to perform the straight, tuck and star shapes on? 


Explore straight body shapes using ideas they come up with.


Investigate the different shapes tuck and star. Can you make different shapes on your: Back? Tummy? Bottom? Knees? Feet? Side ?Hands? Hands/Feet? Which is the easiest to make? Which is the hardest? Your favourite?


To end the lesson can they select their favourite way of making each of the 3 shapes, and link them together into a sequence, remembering and repeating it exactly. Encourage them to hold the shapes for 3 seconds. Allow plenty of practise time, if they are confident can they perform the sequence to family members.





Remember we have our own brilliant 'Get Active' P.E web page. In just one click you will find lots of fun activities you can do at home either on your own or with family members. It's brilliant! Thankyou to Mrs Fielding! 

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic)

As a school we are using a scheme called 1decision. The current Year 2 module is ‘Keeping/Staying Healthy’. As part of that module we are going to focus on washing hands. This is also very pertinent with the pandemic


Deedee is going to help us!

First watch this video

Did you make the best choice?


Next can you follow the steps and colour in the traffic lights for the 7 stages? Resources below

This video shows you all the steps to follow when washing your hands properly.

Have a go at this experiment at home







Today we are thinking about Human and Physical features of our landscape/surroundings.

First watch the powerpoint. Talk to your adult about what you have found out. The powerpoint doesn't cover all the features there are. Can you find out about any more? Don't worry if not, the next activity will help you!

So, now have a go at the sorting activity. You should be able to talk more about human and physical features and the difference between the two. 


Don't forget, next weekend 29-31 January the RSPB are doing their Great Garden Birdwatch. Find out how to get involved here.