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Week Beginning 22nd June

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Welcome aboard another piratical week of home learning.  The pirate crew at school love seeing all of your pictures and work that you email us, so please keep sending them.  

We are beginning a new topic in Come and See.  For us in Year 2 it is called Treasures. This is the entire document from the archdiocese so you will need to scroll through to find your work.  Have a look at the work for Early Years and Year One. Can you remember this from when you were younger?

This unit of work is for three weeks so do a little at a time.


This week, the focus is measure.

White Rose:

 Lesson 1 - Measure length (cm).pdfDownload
 Lesson 2 - Compare lengths.pdfDownload
 Lesson 3 - Four operations with lengths.pdfDownload
 Lesson 4 - Compare mass.pdfDownload
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Here are some practical maths activities you can do instead of White Rose, or even in addition too. We will upload a new one each day here for you.


Here is a clue to today’s maths investigation. Can you remember what these objects are used for?


The length of an object is measured in centimetres (cm). Some larger lengths, like the length of our classroom, are measured in metres (m). Ask a grown-up to help you look around for different lengths that could be measured in your house. Would you measure them in centimetres or metres?

Here are some of the things that I found.


What is the length of the tin of beans to the nearest cm?

What is the length of my pen to the nearest cm?

There were some things that I found difficult to measure.

The bottom of the glass is not lined up with 0.

Can you think of a way I could measure my glass of water?

How could I measure this squiggly line?

My art set is longer than my ruler so I can’t measure it.

Am I right?

Talk to a grown-up about your ideas.

I found some whiteboard pens that are part of a set. When I measured them, I found that the pens are different lengths. The green pen is 14cm long and the pink pen is 15cm long.

Am I correct? Talk about it with a grown-up.

If you have a ruler at home, you could practise drawing straight lines with it.

Can you draw a line that is 3cm long?

Can you draw a line that is longer than 5cm?

Can you draw a line that is between 4cm and 9cm long?

Maths – Tuesday

Today we are continuing our topic on measure by comparing lengths.

What is the length of the scissors to the nearest centimetre?

What is the length of the glue stick to the nearest centimetre?

Which word should go in the following sentences – shorter or longer?

The scissors are                                   than the glue stick.

The glue stick is                                     than the scissors.

Say these sentences to your grown-up.

What is the length of the biscuit to the nearest centimetre?

What is the length of the cheese triangle to the nearest centimetre?

Which word should go in the following sentences – shorter or longer?

The biscuit is                              than the cheese triangle.

The cheese triangle is                                     than the biscuit.

Tell your grown-up.



What is the length of this spoon to the nearest centimetre?

Have a look around your house with your grown-up and see if the objects that you find are shorter or longer than the spoon (if you don’t have a ruler, compare the length of a spoon from your own house). You could record you results in a table like this:

Longer than the spoon

Shorter than the spoon




Thursday Maths:

In maths today we are going to be looking at the four operations (+, -, x and ÷) with lengths.

What is the length of the Match Attax card?


The Playdoh tub is 7cm tall. If I place the card on top of the Playdoh tub, what would the total height be?

What is the difference between the length of the card and the height of the playdoh tub?




What is the height of the baby cat?

Miss Rabbit is twice the height of the baby cat. How tall is Miss Rabbit?

The Man is much smaller than you and me. Here is a picture of him standing next to a mug.

Can you estimate how tall he is?
With your grown-up, look around your house. Can you find things that are approximately twice as tall as the Man?
What about things that are about half as tall as the Man? (NRich Maths)

Friday Maths:

Today we are moving on to think about mass. Mass is how heavy an object is. If we compare two objects, the one that has the smallest mass is lighter and the one with the greater mass is heavier.


Choose the correct word to complete the sentences – lighter or heavier.

The paint is                                      than the glue.

The glue is                                        than the paint.


Choose the correct word to complete the sentences – lighter or heavier.

The PlayDoh is                                      than the orange.

The orange is                                        than the PlayDoh.

Practise saying these sentences to your grownups.

Find an object in your house. You could use a piece of fruit, a book or a toy. Hold that object in one hand and pick up other things with your other hand. Compare the mass and decide if that object is lighter or heavier? You could organise the objects into a table like I have done:

(I chose an orange)


Watch this story about a little boy named Jim and the things he needs to measure Jim and the Beanstalk















What happens to the word plenty when you add the suffix ful?

What happens to the word penny when you add the suffis less?

What is the spelling rule?  Can you find other words which have this spelling rule?

When you add the suffix ly to the other words in this spelling list, you are changing an adjective to an adverb. An adjective is a  word which describes a noun.  An adverb is a word which describes a verb.

Can you use each word in a sentence?



 We are continuing with the Pirates Next Door. Watch it again here.  https://youtu.be/mYuE9wK0SX4

Use the text from the document below to answer the questions.  There are three different levels of question to choose from.

Some additional comprehension questions.  Choose the level that you can manage- or challenge yourself!

Have a go of this reading bingo over the next few weeks.

Writing: remember these are the activities for the week.  It doesn't matter what order you do them in.

Activity 1:

Watch The Pirates Next Door.

Write a character description for two of the characters.


Activity 2: 

 Would you like a family of pirates to move in next door to you?

Write about all the good things that might happen and all of the not so good things.  Remember to give reasons for your ideas. Try to use these conjunctions in your writing:   because, so, that, if, when, or  


Activity 3:

At the end of the story, Jim Lad wrote a letter to Tilda, inviting her aboard the pirate ship.  Imagine that you had a letter from Jim Lad, write a reply to him.

Things you could include:

Thank him for his letter.

Have you missed him? What type of things have you missed doing?

What kind of things will you want to do on board the ship?


Activity 4:

Write your own pirate adventure story. 


Activity 5:

Use your knowledge of pirates and piratical words to write some acrostic poems.



Over the next few weeks in Science we are learning about the things that humans and animals need to stay healthy.


Imagine you are going on a space mission and you will be travelling all alone for two weeks. What three things would you like to take with you to keep you happy and healthy? You could draw a picture of the things that you choose. Do you need these things to stay alive? There are lots of things that we like to have, such as toys, books or chocolates, but there are only three things that we need to keep us alive. These are called our basic needs and they are air, water and food. All animals have these basic needs.

Mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds breathe air through their nose or mouth and into their lungs. Put your hand on your chest and take a deep breath in. your chest moves up because your lungs are filling with air like a balloon.

Fish and other sea creatures breathe underwater through special organs called gills which look like slits on the side of their body.

Humans and a lot of other animals also need shelter. This keeps us safe from predators, gives us a place to rest and stops us from getting too hot, too cold or too wet.


Imagine you are about to get a new pet. Think of all the things that you will need to give your pet to make sure that you are providing for all its basic needs. Draw a picture of your pet and all the things that it has to stay healthy.


Find out what life was really like on board a pirate ship.


Did you enjoy finding out about compasses last week?  This week we are looking at maps and grid references. Can you create your own pirate treasure map and write some directions using compass points?

Art, Design Technology and computing:

The children in school enjoyed painting seascapes like these on Friday. You could use crayons or felts if you don't have paint. Can you use an art programme on a laptop or tablet?

There are lots of piratical things that you can make using recycled materials from around the house. Here are some ideas or you could ask a grown up to help you to search for 'pirate craft ideas' on a search engine and look at the images. 


It is National Sports Week this week which fits in well with our science topic about keeping healthy. Find out all about it here https://www.youthsporttrust.org/national-school-sport-week-home

Have a lovely week Year 2, work hard and be good.  We don't want anyone to have to walk the plank!

With love from your year 2 pirate teachers. Can you guess who they are?

Blue Eye Smith, Wooden Leg Murphy, Marauder Mack, Long Legs Williams, Missy McStinky Thompson, Scallywag Ryall, Shiver  Me Timbers Tam, Pieces of Eight Nolan, Peg Leg McManus, Hook Hand Horder and Swashbuckler Jennings xxx