W/C 01.06.20

Ahoy Year 2!

Welcome back to home learning. We are in our last Term of Year 2 and it is such a shame we are not all together in the classroom. We miss you all lots. But the rainbow is beginning to appear and this will all just become a memory and a moment of history.

This term our topic is called global adventures and we arrrr learning about Pirates this term! How exciting me hearties! We have listed activities for you to follow on a daily basis. We love seeing your fantastic home learning. Please continue to send your work or photos to us to year2@alfordprimary.co.uk

This week we have provided some daily maths worksheets for you to complete. You can either print these off or record the number sentences and activities in your exercise books. Each day BBC Bitesize has an introduction to the lesson that you might find helpful. The link is https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons then you need to click on to year 2 and the daily lesson will appear. Have fun!


Complete the Pirates reading comprehension.

Today you are going to learn about Pirates. Use the PowerPoint All about Pirates attached to explore

  • who pirates were
  • who was in the crew
  • the pirate code
  • pirate clothing
  • booty

Today you are going to learn some facts about Pirates. Use ‘Lousy Legends’ PowerPoint. Can you read the statement and decide if they think it is true or false.

Do you know any names of real or fictional pirates? Maybe someone you have seen on TV or a character from a story or someone you have read about in a book. Look at some Famous Pirate Pictures. Explain that today we are going to learn about a really famous pirate called Blackbeard. Use Famous Pirates PowerPoint to teach children about Blackbeard.

Can you write a character profile of Blackbeard e.g. name, where he was born, occupation, an interesting fact about him?

What did Blackbeard do when his ship ran aground? He left his crew marooned on a desert island and never went back for them! Today we are going to imagine that you have been marooned on a desert island. Explain that we are going to write a message in a bottle. What kind of things might we write?

  • Why you are marooned
  • What the island looks like
  • Weather
  • Food
  • Other pirates
  • How you feel



  • Enquiry

What do you already know about pirates? What do you want to find out? How are you going to find out new information? Create some questions that you would like to answer over the next few weeks.

  • Topic work linked to English today

Can you design your own pirate and write sentences about it? Write about:

  • why they became a pirate
  • if they had been in a battle
  • if they had found any treasure and what it was
  • what clothes they wore
  • Float or sink

Pirates sail around the world on their ships. Their pirate ships float on top of the water. But how?  Create your own investigation finding out what objects sink or and what objects float.

Don’t forget to make a prediction about what items you think will float and what items you think will sink.

What did you notice about the objects that floated? Can you compare the objects that floated and the objects that sank?



Have a look at some pictures of desert island. Discuss what kind of things can you see. Sea, beach, mountains, palm trees, etc.

Today could you make either:

  • Draw a pirate
  • A 3D model of a desert island using junk modelling materials
  • A college using different materials (newspaper, magazines, tissue paper, fabric)
  • A painting or drawing (Remember to think about what colours are most suitable to use)


W/C 18.05.20

Hello Year 2!

We hope you have enjoyed learning about Christopher Columbus over the last few weeks. We have all loved seeing your fantastic home learning work that has been sent to us. Thank you so much for sending them.

This week (w/c 11th May) and for the week after (w/c 18th May) we have provided some daily maths worksheets for you to complete. You can either print these off or record the number sentences and activities in your exercise books.

W/C 18th May



W/C 11th May

Each day BBC Bitesize has an introduction to the lesson that you might find helpful. The link is https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons then you need to click on to year 2 and the daily lesson will appear. Have fun!

We have lots of SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) sheets for you to complete. There are plenty for the next 2 weeks; just work through as many as you can, either by printing the sheets off or just recording answers in your exercise books. An extra challenge, should you need it, could be for you to create your own sentences following these rules.

We have included some reading comprehension activities. Please read the texts and then answer the questions, making sure you refer back to the texts to find your answers. Remember if there are any that seem tricky, these could be ‘Iggy Inference’ type questions where you have to look for clues!

We have also attached a ‘My 2020 Covid-19 time capsule’ booklet. While we are all at home keeping safe, this moment will become ‘future history’ and something you will be able to look back on and tell others what it felt like. This will be a first-hand source of information and very important in the future. This booklet is a lovely way of keeping a record of these moments for you as you’re experiencing it and importantly to remember and share as you get older. Wow! How exciting to be a part of living history!

If you have time, maybe you could follow these links and learn some sea shanties. Did Christopher Columbus sing any whilst he travelled across oceans of the world? Have fun, stay safe and happy learning.


Term 5: Exotic Explorers

If you have any questions, queries or would just like to share some work with us, please email: Year2@alfordprimary.co.uk

Please find below ideas for your home learning that should cover weeks commencing 20th April, 27th April and 4th May. If you manage to finish all these things, maybe you could practise your joined handwriting and your spellings from previous weeks. In addition, and as a challenge, could you perhaps draw or paint a picture of Christopher Columbus? Remember how to draw the features of a face correctly and in the right position!

This term our topic is adventure with a focus on the explorer, Christopher Columbus.

What is an explorer? We would like you to research who Christopher Columbus is and why he is famous. Here are a few links that you might find useful…



Can you:

  • Create a fact file or a booklet about Christopher Columbus
  • Write a passage about whether he is a hero or a villain and why?
  • Imagine you are Christopher Columbus. Write a message on a piece of paper about where you are going how you feel on your sea voyage. Pop it in a plastic bottle and pretend to throw it into the sea. Can someone in your family find it and read it?

Then create your own DT project of your choice. Some ideas you might like are:

  • Design a boat
  • Make a 3D boat
  • Make a new world map
  • Become an explorer and go on your own adventure, what can you discover? Did you use a map to help you? Can you use compass directions to explain your journey? Which seas did you have to cross, like Christopher Columbus? Which continents did you pass?


Finding new land: Comparing home and away

We would like you to explore the island of San Salvador in the Bahamas, where Columbus first landed. Compare it to Lincolnshire. What is the same? What is different?

Some points to think about: Human features, physical features, weather, population, size, language, English and the Bahamas flag and location. What seas are there near Lincolnshire/The Bahamas?

Maths – Fractions

Continue working in your power maths books finding fractions (halves, quarters and thirds).

You can:

Share counters/objects into groups of 2, 4 and 3

Shade a half, quarter third of a shape

Cut up shapes (or cakes/pizzas) into halves, quarters and thirds.

Find 1 quarter, 2 quarters, 3 quarters of a shape or number

Find 1 third and 2 thirds of a shape or number.

Remember you also have your Sum Dog account.