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Thank you Spider Monkeys for all your lovely cards and gifts but mostly for coming in to school today as it was just fantastic to see you all. Your smiles have made my day! Happy Summer holidays x


Please bring a carrier bag with you if you are coming to school on Wednesday so that you can carry your books home safely. Thank you.

SASP Challenges to keep you fit!

W/c 6th July and 13th July- English Talk For Writing The Quangle Wangle's Hat

Letter from Mrs Byrne

W/c 29th June The Truth About Trolls (this is a Year 3 unit but is accessible for Year 2 in the Summer Term). (2 weeks work).

PARENTS-please see the website EPIC as they are offering a free 30 day sign up and they have some fabulous books that your child can read.

15th June and 22nd June Talk For Writing (2 weeks work)

15th June Hello Spider Monkeys

Topic-Where My Wellies Take Me


W/c 1st June and 8th June English Talk For Writing For Year 2

Tuesday 9th June: a message to you all from Sophie Hill, our head girl

Hello Spider Monkeys

Challenge Questions 1 to 3 are suitable for Year 2

TOPIC WORK-Where My Wellies Take Me-please complete one activity each afternoon (resources are in the resource file)

Wk 1 Topic: Activity 2 Extra Resources - Possible examples of Minibeast Keys

Art Challenge-the teachers have been busy in the art gallery. Can you create a piece of art and send it to us?

Hello Spider Monkeys 22nd May

15th May Hello Spider Monkeys

The PTFA have decided to run a competition for the children so that they can be part of the recording this moment in history. We have decided to run a competition to design a flag to record what lockdown means to them. There will be a £20 book token prize for each key stage, the overall winner will have their design made as a flag to be displayed at school. There are two templates to choose from. Entries to the email address by 10th June. By sending in an entry parents consent to the design (not children's name or details) being shared on the ptfa Facebook page.

Weekly Letter from Mrs Byrne

Letter from Mrs Byrne

W/C Monday 27.4.20


Please continue with your Talk For Writing Unit for English (Pandora's Box),The White Rose Maths activities (fractions) and RWI this week. All the links are on this page below. You can also do some activities from the grid to keep you busy.


I will write to you on Friday and I will speak to you on the telephone this week if I didn't call you last week.


Mrs Byrne

Hello Spider Monkeys


I will be telephoning you all over the next two weeks just to have a quick chat with you and your families to see how you are.


Looking forward to speaking with you.


Mrs Byrne

Welcome Back!


I hope you have had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine. Thank you for the lovely letters and cards that some of you have posted into school.

I would like you to follow the Year 2 Talk For Writing link that I have added below for English which will provide you with some exciting work for the next two weeks.

For Maths, I like you to follow the home learning activities on the White Rose website for Year 2 (see the link below). There are lessons for each day.

I have also added an activity grid too for your topic and other subjects, a link for some computing work, reading books and RWI daily phonics.

Please keep reading and do what you can to keep learning.


Miss you all


Mrs Byrne

New Phonics lessons every day on YouTube from Monday 20th April

To help children learning to read at home during school closure, we are streaming 7 phonics, reasing and spelling lessons every weekday on our YouTube channel.

Each lesson is ten to fifteen minutes long and available for 24 hours.

Repeats of lessons streamed up until Friday 3rd April will be shown during the Easter holidays (6th - 17th April excluding Bank Holidays).

Speed Sounds Set 1 - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST)
  • Set 1 Word Time 9.45 am
  • Set 1 Spelling 10.00 am

Speed Sounds Set 2 - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2

  • Set 2 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.00 am
  • Set 2 Spelling 10.15am

Speed Sounds Set 3 - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

  • Set 3 Speed Sounds and Word Time 10.30 am
  • Set 3 Spelling 10.45 am

Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.


Coding games - there are some great coding games on purple mash and J2Code ( Scratch and Scratch junior are fantastic free resources to let the children play on a device and develop their problem solving skills.

You might like to try this one from BT sequencing code to make a cake…


Spider Monkeys Home Learning Tasks   April 2020 

 Please do your best work and bring them into show when we return to school.

Please use www.topmarks and to access Maths and English games. Daily mental maths practise is important.


Maths /Science




Keep a diary for a week and write down all the activities that you are doing.

Grow some plants or watch some plants grow and change. What happens if you plant the seeds from peppers, apples etc?

The Poles

Make a leaflet about The North Pole-the animals, the environment, the weather

Colour Mixing

Using paints, explore which colours will mix to make other colours.


Easter/Spring poems-can you write one?

Look on the Twinkl website if you need some ideas.



What’s The Time?

Please continue to practise

Learn to tell the time.

Yr 1 o’clock and half past.

Yr 2 oclock, half past, quarter past and quarter to and more if you can.


Can you draw pictures and add captions to write about desert? Maybe make it into a small information book.

2D shape

Make pictures using 2D shapes and colour it. Talk to an adult about the shapes that you have used.



Write a poem that you know in your very best handwriting and illustrate it

Waterproof or not?

Can you test some materials to find out if they are waterproof? (plastic, foil, paper towels, card)

Make a chart to show your results.


Learn the names of the oceans and continents. Can you find them on a map/globe?

Ask an adult to keep asking you the names of these.

Engineering Challenge

Can you make a house for the 3 Little Pigs that the wolf can’t blow down?

(use a hairdryer with an adult to test it)


Fantasy Land

Draw a picture or make a model of a magical/fantasy land and write a description of it.


What happens when you melt chocolate? Will it melt more quickly in different places? e.g by the window, outside, near a radiator. Record your results using pictures and writing

Maps and plans

Make a plan of your bedroom. Can you draw a plan from an aerial view?(as if you were a looking down from above)



Can you make a bridge that can hold 3 Billy Goats Gruff? (use 3 toys to test it)

How can you make it stronger?

Rainbow Spellings

Practise reading and spelling the Year 1 and 2 common exception words. Cut out letters from magazines or newspapers to help you learn the trickier ones.

Time To Measure

How tall are you? How long is your foot? What else can you measure using a ruler or a tape measure? Can you make a table to show things that are longer or shorter than a metre? Can you find items that are a metre?


Make a poster to encourage people to recycle more.

Just Create

Spend some time doing some sketching or painting. Draw a member of your family, yourself or even a pet. Can you use shading to show dark and lighter areas?







Daily virtual lessons for children

From Monday 23rd March we’re scheduling Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home.

We will release three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks. The films will only be available at the times below:

  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm

Please note: the films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times.

We’re also releasing a film of a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00 pm every day. The poems will be available on YouTube to watch again and again.

A great opportunity for children to learn these by heart!


Films for parents

Films for parents to help their child learn to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics are available on our website and YouTube channel. The YouTube channel will have a quick face-lift to help parents find the films easily. We’re adding a parent film to Facebook every day too.

 Spider Monkeys Home Learning Tasks   March 2020 


Please keep reading. Reread your favourite books, retell stories or read to your younger brothers or sisters. Act out stories or make up your own plays.


Please use www.topmarks to access Maths and English games. Daily mental maths practise would be great. Choose the Learning Games tab and the 5-7 years tab. There are many games to support money and addition and subtraction, times tables and multiplication and division which the children are familiar with.

This website takes you to a school closure poster with suggested recommended games and activities for Year 2 children. Practise your yr 1/2 spelling words focussing on the ones that your find the trickiest.

Please use your log in details that were sent in your letter this week.


There are many activities in this grid, please do as many as you can and bring them into school when you return.




Maths /Science




Write a story called My  Flying Car Adventure.


Roll the dice

Throw 2 dice and practise adding and subtracting numbers at speed.

Old and New

Find out about some old vehicles. Make a fact file on one type of vehicle.

Stamp collection

Design a new stamp with a transport theme


Can you write a rhyming poem?



What’s The Time?

Learn to tell the time.

Yr 1 o’clock and half past.

Yr 2 oclock, half past, quarter past and quarter to and more if you can.

 Google Earth

Use Google maps and Google Earth to find out about where you live. Look for different countries, oceans, capital cities and places near to Creech St Michael.


Make a transport themed collage using old magazines, materials, coloured paper etc

Poetry please

Learn a poem by heart to recite to the class.


Money, Money, Money

Practise counting out different totals of money. Is there more than one way to make 10p, 50p, £1.

Play shops and practise giving change.


Transport Over Time

What can your families remember about transport in the past? Ask them some questions and write down what you find out. Maybe you can find some old family photos.

Engineering Challenge

Make a boat that floats and carries a cargo of at least one penny. How many pennies can it carry before it sinks?


Great Inventions

Make a model using junk, lego, card, newspaper and then write some instructions to explain how to make it.

Material Hunting

Go on a material hunt around your house and find out what things are made from. Record what you find through drawings, as a chart or make a book.


Where do I live?

Learn to write your address. Understand which part is the village name, town and post code. Perhaps you could write and post a letter to school or a friend.


Can you make a model train? You could use lego or junk modelling or other materials.

Rainbow Spellings

Practise reading and spelling the Year 1 and 2 common exception words. Write them using rainbow writing (the same word written in different colour pens/pencils.

Time To Bake

Weigh out some ingredients to make a cake, biscuits or just weigh some pasta. (use g and kg)

Find items that are more or less than a kilogram.

Write a Quiz

Make a quiz about a Creech St Michael, England, cities or somewhere else in the world.

Just Create

Spend some time doing some sketching or painting. Look closely at a toy or something from nature and try to draw or paint it.



World Book Day 2020

DT-Making Vehicles

Haynes Motor Museum Visit

A Tractor Came To School

Spring Term 2020 Curriculum Jigsaw-All Aboard

Our Parents Came in For A Maths Lesson!

Our Fire Safety Talk

A Visit From Pirate Dave

Hunting For Pirate Treasure

Florence Nightingale Day

Meet The Teacher 16.9.19

Year 2 Reading Diet

Fun In Maths