W/C 30.03.2020

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

The year 2 staff would just like to remind all parents and carers that so much learning will take place at home without you realising. If your child bakes, reads, crafts and plays games at home then you are already doing a brilliant job! Below are suggested activities for the week should you wish to use them:


This week our focus is fractions. If you have your Power Maths Book at home the you can use the fractions pages in the last unit. If you don’t have your Power Maths book please do not worry.  Here are some alternatives you can try:

  • White Rose Hub Daily Fractions Lessons White Rose Hub is a fantastic maths facility and we have previously used it in school. If you follow this link: whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ you will see daily maths sessions that focus on fractions.
  • Practical Maths Get hunting in your home for circles, rectangles, squares and triangles. Can you draw around these and then divide them into equal parts. Can you split a circle into quarters equally? Can you find different ways to split a rectangle into quarters? Is it possible to split an equilateral triangle into quarters? Perhaps you could colour in 3 quarters of a shape.
  • Share, Share, Share Do you have a pot of pennies, small animals or even beads? Can you take an amount of these and split them fairly into halves and quarters. Maybe you can even find 3 quarters of an amount? i.e. what is ¾ of 12?
  • Sum Dog – Remember to spend up to 15 minutes a day on your Sum Dog account


This week we would have been sharing the story of Alice in Wonderland. Do you have this story or DVD at home? Can your parents tell you the story?

We would like you to think of your own story about going into a wonderland. What characters would you meet? (The crazier the better) Could you grow and shrink in your story?  Remember to create a storyboard of your adventure before you start writing. To make your story even better, you could describe words for the setting and the characters you meet and you could even add speech. If you want an extra challenge why not start your sentence with 'when', for example, ‘When Fliss opened her eyes, she was amazed to see an enchanted land.


  • Please continue to learn 6-8 words from the 100/200 high frequency word list.
  • Please access some of the interactive games on phonics play new.phonicsplay.co.uk This is free to subscribe to. If you are unsure which section to choose for your child then please begin with the games in phase 5C. You will need to check your child is able to complete these and then select a lower or higher phase if needed.


Don’t forget to keep watering your plant or look after your garden if you don’t have a sunflower. Can you measure your sunflower in cms and record this measurement in a table with your measurement from last week


Our focus continues to be Health and fitness. Could you set up a fitness circuit in your garden? Why not include running, jumping, hopping and skipping. Can you challenge your family to complete your circuit? Why not time them and see who is the quickest. Don’t forget Joe Wicks’ daily live PE workouts


W/C 23.3.2020

Please support your child in Year 2 with the following tasks at home:


  • This week we are focusing on symmetry. Find things in your house that are symmetrical and draw around shapes and find the lines of symmetry and fold a piece of paper in half and draw/ paint a symmetrical picture
  • Continue to practise counting in 3s
  • Overlearn / practise the following quick recall facts   9+2, 9+3, 9+4, 9+5, 9+6, 9+7
  • Access your sum dog maths account for up to 15 minutes per day


  • Read the story of 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' by Beatrix Potter. If you do not have this book then you can watch a version here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuTlQCGxE5Y
  • Retell the story in your exercise books or make a mini book with different pictures and pages - don't just copy it up! You can do the pictures first if it helps you to think about the order of the story. Ensure your sentences make sense and have capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.  If you want an extra challenge why not start your sentences in different ways.  Some words you could use are 'Before, When and After'.


  • Make a diary for your sunflower or a 'new plant' in the garden. Measure it in cms with a ruler and draw a picture of how it changes each week.


W/C 16.3.2020

Please support your child in Year 2 with the following tasks at home:


  • Investigate 3d shapes - Look around your home and see if you can find cylinders, cubes, cuboids, cones, spheres and pyramids.
  • Count the number of faces, edges and vertices (points where edges meet)
  • Continue to practise counting in 3s
  • Overlearn / practise the following quick recall facts   8+3, 8+4, 8+5, 8+6, 8+7, 8+8 , 8+9


  • Write descriptive sentences which include capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Some examples might be describing a plant or flower in your garden or even describing  your favourite Disney Character.
  • Take 6-8 words from the '100/ 200 common high frequency words list’  (Please see the attached document) and learn these as spellings. Practise putting these into sentences.
    High Frequency Words First 100
    High Frequency Words Next 200


  • This term our focus is plants, please nurture your sunflower plant (If we sent it home) If you did not receive your plant get out in nature and look for new plant life in your garden.


  • This term our focus is ‘Health and Fitness’ please be active by outside in your garden or utilise Just Dance on Youtube.