Year 2 (Class 5)

Welcome to Class 5’s Page!

Ms Canavan

Hello Everyone,

We hope you are all well and keeping safe at home.  

The work in your home learning packs should keep you busy for a week or two.  We sent home a list of really useful websites that will be good to use at home – have a go at using these.  

Parents – during this very challenging time it will be helpful to stick to a daily routine as much as possible.  Break your day up with storytimes, exercise breaks and relaxation breaks.  

We will add more work for you via this page .   Keep checking back.  

If you don’t already, please follow us on Twitter.  It is easy to register and it is a quick and easy way for us to communicate with you.

@smaaaclass5   Ms Canavan

@smaaaclass6  Miss Richardson

Take care of yourselves and your families .

Ms Canavan, Miss Richardson and Miss Rossiter


Hello everyone, we hope you are all staying safe and well and most importantly staying home. As this week is your Easter break there are some enjoyable activities below that will keep you busy. Don’t forget to keep in touch with us on Twitter @smaaaclass5 @smaaaclass6.

We hope you all have a very Happy Easter.

Look after yourselves and #stayhome.

Have a go at one of these Maths problems each day. You can print them or use your blue book for your working out.

Maths Problem 1
Maths Problem 2
Maths Problem 3
Maths Problem 4
Maths Problem 5

Have a look at this mysterious picture.

I wonder who the message is from? I wonder where they are now, and where they were when they put the message in the bottle? Perhaps they were being chased by something, or looking for something? Maybe there is some magic involved, or a treasure map?

Write your own story about the adventure that led to the message in the bottle. Include a beginning, middle and an end. Here’s a story mountain to remind you how we can plan a story here.

You might find these word mats handy too

sentence openers
common exception words

Read the story of Palm Sunday here. Talk to your family about it. Think about how the crowd felt about Jesus then draw your own version of a palm leaf into your blue book. Write some words around your palm leaf to describe how you think the crowd felt.

St Mark said this about Good Friday. Read it with your family and say a prayer of thanks for all that God has given us.

Let’s dip into our Spanish this week while we get creative. Design a poster for Easter that uses the Spanish for Happy Easter – Feliz Pascuas. Include some pictures that represent new life and new beginnings.
This week I’d like you to have a go at our Big Solar System Quiz. Good Luck!!
Show off your historical knowledge by challenging yourself to take our quiz all about Neil Armstrong here.
This week have a go at setting up an obstacle race in your garden. Design it first. Decide what you have at home that would be good to use. Remember – safety first, always. Get an adult to check it over before you get started.
Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.
Please try to complete one lesson each day Monday to Friday from the following link White Rose Maths Year 2
MONDAY Choose one of the books from your pack and read half of it. Who are the main characters? Think of 3 adjectives to describe each of them and write them in your blue book. Click HERE to have a look at some adjectives you could use. You can draw the characters too.
TUESDAY Read the rest of your book and retell it in your own words to your family.
WEDNESDAY Draw a story map for your story. Make sure you include beginning, middle and end. Here is an example to remind you of what your map may look like.
Story Map Example
THURSDAY Practice your reading detective skills by having a go at this comprehension How to look after a dog.
FRIDAY Using what you found out yesterday, create a poster about how to look after a dog. You can do this in your blue book. Don’t forget you will need pictures, labels and some top tips. Here is one that may give you some inspiration.
How to look after your dog
This week we are going to practice using conjunctions correctly. Click the links below to download the practice sheets. Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer you can either talk through the questions with an adult or you can write the questions into your blue book.
Conjunctions 1
Conjunctions 2
Conjunctions 3
Have a look at THIS the poster about the planets. Use the handy nmemonic to remember the order of the planets and their names. You can use your blue book to make notes or draw pictures to help you remember.
Here is a painting by Gerogria O’Keeffe called Black Mesa Landscape.

Gerogria O’Keeffe Black Mesa
Look closley at the colours and different shades O’Keeffe has used. Can you create a landscape of your own in a similar style?

Lent gives us an opportunity to do good. What can you do to spread good news?
Make a promise card to remind yourself of your ideas.
You might promise to keep in touch with somebody from your family that you cant’t visit at the moment.
You might promise to help at home during Lent.
Gather with your family and listen to this prayer. Lenten Prayer.
Think about things you are grateful for and ways you can do good for others.
Draw or paint a rainbow and put it up in your window to send a message of hope to your friends and neighbours.


Go to This page on and take part in the relaxation exercise. Get your family to join in too.
We are all going to be online a lot more than usual whilst we are not at school. I would like you to make sure your internet safety is tip top! Read the information HERE with your family. Then I want you to FaceTime or Skype somebody from your family that you cant visit at the moment. Tell them your rules for keeping safe online.
HISTORYHistory Geography
To keep with our topic about Neil Armstrong head to Nat Geo Kids and go on a fact finding mission about the space explorer. Then make a poster or fact file about him. You can do this in your blue book or on some paper. Don’t forget to include some pictures and important dates.
This week you can join in everyday with the Body Coach as he does his daily PE lesson over on YouTube at this link Joe Wicks PE.
Listen to HAPPY by Pharrell Williams (feat. Minions). Practice singing along and try to follow the melody accurately. Use your voice to make long and short sounds.
Over the next few weeks get creative and make a model of the Solar System. There are lots of examples online that you can take inspiration from, let your imagination run wild! (You can use the sheet I have given you for this week’s science task to help)

Here are a few ideas:

Remember you can tweet us pictures of your work.
We would love to see what you are up to!
Stay safe, stay home.

During your time in year 2 you will learn lots of new and exciting things . All our  lessons are very engaging and lots of fun. Our classrooms are very interactive and are full of resources so even when you have finished your fantastic piece of work you can  still carry on learning.

Parents please feel free to speak to me at the door at the beginning or end of the school day. Furthermore if you have any worries or concerns   please do not hesitate to book an appointment with me.  

Our Latest News. Remember to look at Year 2 notices in our window for all the latest news and dates for your diary.


Our Mission Statement

How  can we live the Mission Statement in our class?

Christian Community

We are all responsible for making our  Christian community as welcoming as possible. We share our kindness with the wider community by taking part in a variety of fund raising activities. 

Valued and Recognised

We value our family and our school family. To show our gratitude we give thanks everyday by saying our prayers. We recognise when our friends need support and our more than happy to cheer them up.   

Unique Contributions  

We are all unique and perfect! We celebrate individuality and provide lots of opportunities for hidden talents to be revealed. 

Child Centred Education 

We share our interests with our class family and our teachers plan exciting activities for us. Pupil voice is very important. Our teachers create wonderful lessons based on our interests.  

Positive Learning Environment

We will happily play and learn together following our class and school rules. We enjoy singing,exploring, investigating, creating, sharing and laughing everyday in school. 

Gospel Values of Love and Respect

We will use our manners and share nicely during our school day. We respond to scripture in different creative ways e.g. singing, dancing, drawing and painting.

Partnership with Parents, carers, Governors, the parish, and wider community.

We invite our parents, carers, Governors to different events during the year to celebrate our learning and achievements. We attend church to celebrate with our parish family during the school year.

Curriculum Map 

Year 2 Curriculum Map 2020

Home readers

A specific day whereby your child must hand in their home reader will be written on their home reading comment book. This will be the day that your child must bring in their reading book to be changed. 


Numeracy and Literacy homework will be given out every Friday (on alternate weeks). Homework will be collected in every Friday.

Water bottles

Please provide your child with a reusable water bottle (preferably one with a sports cap) that can be kept in school.


Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled as this makes them easier to find if they are ever misplaced.

Glasses and Inhalers

If your child needs glasses and/or an inhaler please ensure that they have them when entering school.  If possible both can be kept in school.


There are lots of opportunities for your child to earn a reward in year 2. They are all rewarded for their hard work through the week with Golden Time every Friday afternoon. Also two lucky children are picked for the Gold Award every Friday. As well as this two stars are chosen every day to choose a fantastic prize from our overflowing prize box.

Amazing manners, outstanding behaviour and brilliant work are just some of the ways you can get picked for a reward!

Thank you for all  your support and co-operation! Ms Canavan 

Religious Education

Our topic this term is Books. By the end of this topic your child will be able to talk about books that are special to them. They will also learn about the Church used on Sunday by the parish family.




This term we are focusing on multiplication and division. The children will be completing tasks that involve counting in 2s,3s,5s and 1os. We will also be using our reasoning and problem solving skills to solve some addition and subtraction word problems.



This term we are focusing on Africa. By the end of the topic all children will be to explain why the climate is different in different parts of Africa. They will be able to describe different habitats. We will also be comparing African culture to UK culture.



This term we will be looking at Living Things and Their Habitats. We will be investigating why certain animals can only live in certain climates. We will also be conducting some interesting investigations in order to prove or disprove our hypothesis.



This term we will be exercising our cooking skills. We will be making rainbow couscous and research all about the ingredients that end up on our plate.


Pop into your local library and read a book by one or more of these authors and tell me what you think!


Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne is an amazing author and his books are very engaging and thought provoking and  not to mention his illustrations are very entertaining! We will be reading his books throughout the year. 



Dr Seuss

Dr Suess is a wonderful author! His stories are crazy,confusing and fun. Once  you  finally get your tongue around some of the nonsense words his stories hold some very important messages! What could the hidden message be in The Lorax?

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is a fantastic author! Her stories make us laugh out loud in the infants. I will be reading her stories for the rest of my life! Stickman and The Grufalo are my all time favourites. What’s your favourite Julia Donaldson story?

Here are some useful websites!


Can you splat the odd or even numbers?
Can you splat the multiples of 2,5 and 10?


Can you use the information in the text to answer questions?

For the above website please click on ‘free worksheets’  and ‘more reading worksheets’.


All Subjects
For the above website please use the resource suitable for your child’s year group.