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Eggbuckland Vale Primary School & Nursery

Thinkers and Learners

Year 2

Year 2 are now trialling Google Classroom as the means to communicate home learning.


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Staff emails are listed on our page if any family has trouble accessing this.

If any parents need to contact the Year 2 teachers their email addresses are as follows:


Miss Burgess:

Mr Blackmore:


If you are looking for some fun, creative activities to do with your children, give these Thrive activities a go!  They will be updated every week.  Have fun!

English - Writing

In our English lessons we have watched the story of ‘A Brave Knight’

Please can you create a story map of the events in the story.  Talk about some changes you could make to make the story your own.

  • What different things did the knight do on each day?  *You can keep some ideas the same if you like them, just make sure you choose your own fabulous words for your sentences!
  • What did the knight get at the end of his quest – was it still a sword?
  • How did he get back to his horse?

Remember to use your story map to help you when you write down your sentences – it will keep your ideas in the right order!

These are the challenge levels for your story:

If you finish this, then you can write your own knights and castles story!


English - Reading

Keep reading your books from home

If you are keen to find out whether the books are part of the Accelerated Reader scheme, then you can use 

There are lots of reading activities that you can do that link to your books.  The documents below are for fiction and non-fiction books.


Please practise adding suffixes using the different spelling rules by playing Phase 6 games on the websites below.

If you are in Mrs Walker’s phonics group you also need to keep practising Phase 2-5 sounds.  Keep reading your books from home and play some games on the websites below.  You can also watch ‘Alphablocks’ videos on CBeebies.


Other phonics/grammar activities to try:

  • Identifying different types of sentences -

  • Adding conjunctions to sentences –


Please practise the spelling rules you have learnt already as well as next term’s spellings.

Mrs. Walker's spelling group please practise spellings from the first 2 pages of the document below.


There are many ways you could practise your maths…

Adding and subtracting 2 digit and 1 digit numbers (e.g. 35 + 9, 43 - 7)

Adding and subtracting 2 digit and 2 digit numbers (e.g. 23 + 45, 85 - 23)

Adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers and multiples of 10 (e.g. 45 + 30, 78 - 50)

There are ‘Beat Your Score’ sheets to help with this:

You could practise multiplying (and sharing/dividing) by 2, 5, 10 and 3.


Practise finding fractions (one half, one quarter, one third, two quarters, three quarters) of shapes and numbers.


You could practise some Year 2 SATs past papers –


There are some great websites to use:

and lots more on the Year 2 pages of our school website.


We have recently been developing our skills in using Microsoft PowerPoint to present our research on under the sea creatures.

It would be amazing if we could now use these new skills to make a PowerPoint presentation for our knights and castles topic.

Perhaps you could do one of the following or maybe you have some ideas of your own:

The stages to become a knight.

Things you need to be a knight.

Famous knights from history or legend.

Features of a castle.

Famous castles from around the world.

The people who lived and worked in castles and the jobs they had to do.


Don’t forget to add lots of interesting photographs and pictures!

Knights & Castles Topic

There are lots of fun activities you can complete at home to do with Knights & Castles. 
Have a go at some of these or come up with your own:

  • Make a 3D model of a castle using cardboard, kitchen roll tubes, etc.
  • Draw a castle scene with what would be happening around it, e.g. people living, working, etc.
  • Design a coat of arms on a shield (could be drawn or made out of cardboard!)
Create a poster filled with all the facts you can find about castles.

Twinkl, an excellent website for school resources, have offered support to teachers and parents during this difficult period.  Twinkl is offering every teacher in England access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. They are also extending this to every parent and carer in our school so pupils can still have access to high-quality learning during any periods of disruption.  Setting this up is really easy to do - go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS.  You will be able to find additional resources on any Year 2 topics.


On our class pages of the school website you will find additional times tables practise and links to SATs papers (the packs we sent home at the beginning of term).  Any practise using these resources would be greatly appreciated.

When we are back at school we will celebrate everything the children complete at home – thank you for your support.  If you have any questions please e-mail the school office and they will contact us.

Miss Burgess & Mr Blackmore