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Peter Gladwin Primary School

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Meet your New Year 3 Teacher

Hi Year 2, Miss Cole here. 
I am really looking forward to getting to know you all in September. Have a fantastic summer and see you soon. 

Year 2 School closure information

Below is an example of the correct letter formation. Please ensure your child is following this script before joining. If they are finding joining difficult, it may be because they are not forming these letters correctly. 

W.B 18th May Home learning ideas 

This week if you have been enjoying learning through the Oak academy website (click here) then please continue with that. Similarly, if you are enjoying using the White Rose website for maths (click here) then carry on with that! 


 1. Using words gathered about our topic, create an acrostic poem about the seaside! Look at the poster below about acrostic poems for help. 

2. Write a message in a bottle! Imagine you've been stranded on an island and you've found a pencil, paper and a bottle. What would you write? How long have you been there? Are you enjoying it? Is it awful? 

3. Imagine you are throwing a tea party to enjoy in the sunshine on the beach. Write a list of items that you'll need to take with you for the day. Write an invitation to your tea party in your neatest handwriting and decorate it around the border.

4. Use your communication skills to carry out a seaside survey. Interview around 10 people that you know and find out their favourite seaside spot (Brighton, Camber Sands, Littlehampton etc). Record your information as a tally. Additionally, ask them what they liked about it! You could turn this information in to a presentation or a graph! 

5. Below are the lyrics to a popular song 'Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!'. Ask an adult to find the song for you to listen to. Can you make up your own lyrics to the song which show what you like about the seaside? Perform your song and get others joining in too! 


Click here to continue learning with White Rose maths. As we didn't start using the website straight away, we should be on the week about length called 'Summer Term Week 2'. 

Below are some challenges around length and measurements. 

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This week I'd like you to recap your knowledge of food chains! Remember that we learned these key words:

Producer (plants which are eaten for energy)

(consumer) Prey (animals which are eaten by larger animals)

(consumer) Predator (animals which hunt and eat other animals)  

The arrows point to the direction in which the energy travels.


If you need a refresher then click here first. 

This week I would like you to make a model of a food chain! You might be inspired by the animals around you, or you could do some research online. Get creative and use what's around you! You could draw or make the parts of your food chain using natural materials, chalk, junk modelling, paint or even get people in your household to dress up as the different parts! Make sure you put the arrows in correctly and label each part of your food chain with the words producer, prey and predator. Take a photograph and send them in! 

W.B 11th May Home learning ideas 

 Hello Y2, this week for literacy you have a choice for your learning. 

You can continue with your maths and literacy learning on the Oak Academy website (click here) or you can complete the maths and literacy activities below. Below are some maths challenges. Remember, there is also the home learning page for White Rose maths (click here) and TT Rock stars to work on your times tables. Twinkl (click here) also has some printable worksheets if you would like. 


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Maths Challenges

W.B 4th May Home learning ideas 

 This week your maths and literacy learning is on the same website.

Please follow the link to the Oak National Academy. The link takes you to a page called 'schedule'. Choose the year group for Year Two. Start at week one at the bottom of the page and click on Monday.

This will show you three lessons: 'Foundation: Lesson 1 What do we know about the Shang Dynasty?' 'Maths: Lesson 1 To identify shapes by the number of vertices and sides' and 'English: The Firework Maker's Daughter- To retrieve information'. 

For each lesson you will need around 45 minutes - 1 hour to watch the video and complete the activities asked of you. You will need a laptop/ computer or tablet. Although it can be accessed on a smart phone, this may become difficult to read the text on and may become uncomfortable. 

As the schedule suggests, start on Monday and don't skip any lessons. Parents and children, you can decide together whether you want to learn the Topic (foundation) lessons, but I recommend at least completing the Maths and English lessons every day. 

The lessons are formatted in a similar way to those taught in school and the content is precisely matched for the Year Two curriculum. 

There are extra maths challenges below, along with some Outdoor Learning ideas for your daily exercise. 

Have fun learning! 

Below are some extra challenges for maths this week. There are three challenges on the document called 'Shape challenges' and two challenges on 'Place value challenges'. 

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W.B 27th April Home learning ideas 


Look at the learning on the website below and try to complete a daily activity. Start with week one and aim to complete one activity at a time. 

Below are some further challenges for maths this week.

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This week we’re going to do some writing about the animals at Raystede! Raystede is an animal home which looks after lots of different animals. Some of the animals have been brought there because their previous owners could no longer look after them.


  1. Read the information about each animal on your own or ask someone to help you.
  2. ‘Life before Raystede’. Imagine that you are one of the animals from the fact files who now lives at Raystede. Why did your previous owners have to bring you to Raystede? How did it make you feel?
  3. ‘Life at Raystede’. What is your new home like? Have you made any friends? What sort of things do you get up to at Raystede?
  4. ‘Life in your new home’. What type of family would you like to live with? Consider the points from the fact files. Would you like to live with any other animals?
  5. Use your notes and writing from the above points to help you to make a poster which advertises yourself! Make sure people can see what you look like and that they know what things you like and dislike!


  1. Garden/ home treasure hunt. Create a rainbow collage by collecting coloured materials from your garden or home.
  2. What’s in your house? Find 5 things in your house. What are they made from? Can you name the properties of the different materials?
  3. Growing plants from waste. Collect the seeds from the fruit and vegetables that you eat. Do they all look the same? Plant them and observe how they grow.

W.B 20th April Home learning ideas 


Here are some daily challenges to stretch your brain! 

Look at the learning on the website below and try to complete a daily activity. Start with week one and aim to complete one activity at a time. 


Look at the information at the bottom of this page for this term's topic. Can you complete any of the activities or create your own Beside the Seaside activity? 


Day 1: This week I would like you to write a book review about a book that you're reading. What did you like about it? How many stars out of 5 would you give it? Can you draw your favourite scene? 

Day 2: Set a timer. How many words can you write about our new topic 'Beside the Seaside' before the timer runs out? Play against another person and see who wins! 

Day 3: Make a fact file about visiting the seaside for someone who has never been before. What do they need to take with them? What might they enjoy doing on their day out? Do they need to be careful of anything? 

Day 4: You are a weather reporter. Create a weather report and ask someone to film you! You might need to write a script or even make a map to point to. 

Day 5: Imagine you have gone back in time 100 years. Write a postcard to someone in your family from Brighton seaside. What have you been doing? What can you see? Who have you met?

Below are some examples of children's writing from this week! 


Science, technology, engineering and maths! Below are some fun ideas for you to try out at home. 

Amelia's scavenger hunt!
Amelia's scavenger hunt!

BBC learning 

Make sure you look at the new learning this week uploaded by BBC Bitesize. Look at the website below for more information.

W.B 30th March Home learning ideas 


Here are some daily challenges to stretch your brain! 

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This week's Literacy activities are around an unfamiliar book. I'm showing you just the first page of the text and all of the activities are around unpicking it and diving deeper in to the illustration and text. At a later date, I will share the whole story with the children, but for now here are some activities to start thinking about! 

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Josie's response to the illustration
Josie's response to the illustration


If you are looking for fun activities to do outside, below are some fun geography activities suitable for a range of ages. Let me know if you give any of them a go! 

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W.B 23rd March Home learning ideas


Here are some daily maths challenges to stretch your brain! 

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Today I have updated TT Rockstars to set you some new tables to learn. A little bit of practise every day or so is really helpful, just like with reading! 

Art for Kids Hub

If you're feeling creative, click here for a link to a great YouTube channel where you can practise your drawing skills. 


Starting on Monday 23rd March, Joe Wicks will be holding a live PE lesson on his YouTube channel at 9am for 30 minutes. He will be doing this Monday to Friday each week to make sure that you keep fit and healthy! Click for the link to this news. 

As well as following Joe Wicks' daily PE lessons on YouTube, have a go at making a dance show! Try to keep it within our theme of 'On the Move' for a challenge. Find some fun music and practise moving like a train, a bus, a plane or any transport that you can think of. Use different levels of height and speed. Find an audience to perform to and challenge them to guess which mode of transport you are showing! 



Can you make your own version of a Traditional Tale?

At school we looked at different versions of Little Red Riding Hood. 

Can you make your story in to a book? If you can't remember how to fold a book, click here to find out! Remember, I would love to see what you've been writing or making at home! Please take a photograph and email it to me. A message will go out on School Ping today with my email address. 

If you are doing any writing and would like to check that you have spelt words correctly, use this mat to help you. These are the spellings which children are expected to know by the end of Year Two.

Look what we've been doing at home! 

These are the topics that we are learning about in Years 1 & 2

A Walk in the Woods

On the Move 

Beside the Seaside  

Here is our topic information for the summer term

Click on the pencils to go to the Year 2 homework.