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Monday 11th January

Happy Monday Year 2!

Our Teams meeting is at 10am as usual.

This week’s continent is... Europe!

We live in the United Kingdom (UK) which is one of the countries of Europe.

Your challenge this week is to find out as much as you can about Europe through the tasks that we will be setting you. You can always complete extra research as well. Here is a link to a video to watch to get you started.

Europe Word Mat - to use throughout the week

Geography Part 1

In order for us to learn all about the continents of the world, it's important that we start by being able to name all seven of them and learn where they are on a map. We will also learn a little bit about the biggest oceans of the world.

We find that learning these through song helps us to remember them much easier so we have linked a very catchy song below to help you learn their names. There is also a BBC Teach video that tells us some very interesting facts about Earth.

Once you have watched through the lovely videos, we have linked up a Flipchart that we have created which goes through each continent and describes one or two facts about them (this will also help you when it comes to your activity).

For your activity, we would like you to label the seven continents and five major oceans of the world. You can choose which activity you complete based on your own self-assessment. There is also a picture of a map linked below to help you complete your activity.

Geography Part 2 

Now that we have learnt all about the continents in our world, we are going to begin learning all about the different human and physical features in these continents. We discussed this a little in our Teams meeting, but we would now like to learn a bit more. Have a look at this BBC Bitesize page and work through the activities on it. It will help you to understand the differences between human and physical features.

Once you have completed the BBC Bitesize activities and feel confident, we would like you to complete the activity below. There are pictures of human and physical features from all over Europe. See if you can sort them into the correct place on the table. You can either do this by printing the sheet out and cutting and sticking or you can write the names of the features into the table.  


As discussed in today’s Teams meeting, we have now moved on to learning multiplication and division. Today’s maths lesson is all to do with recognising and making equal and unequal groups. If you missed today’s input or want to listen to it again, go to the video resource centre on the school website:


Children tab – Video Resource Centre – Year 2 – Equal and Unequal groups


Once you feel confident, choose an activity to have a go at.

Number Magic

Here is today’s Number Magic for you to complete. Remember to complete just one of the challenges, you don’t need to do all three!


This week we will be focussing on two stories from Europe. The first is called ‘The Magic Porridge Pot’.

Today, we would like you to become familiar with the story. You can listen to Miss Bevand reading it aloud and follow along. Have a go at reading it yourself too! Remember to take note of the punctuation and see if you can add some expression to your voice.


Below, you can find our words of the week which are all from the story. We would like you to:


  1. Read the definitions (what the words mean).
  2. Re-read the parts of the story that include these words. Can you explain that sentence to a sibling or parent now that you know what the word means?
  3. Choose 3 words of the week. Write your own sentences that include those words. One sentence for each word.  


Once you have finished, we would like you to write at least two questions that you have about the story or its characters, just like we do in whole class reading at school. For example, you might ask: How long did it take to clear up all of the porridge in the village?

The Magic Porridge Pot - Read Aloud.mp4

Still image for this video


This week we are going to be learning about homophones. A homophone means two or more words having the same pronunciation (they sound the same) but they have different meanings or spellings, e.g. sea and see or knight and night. 

Although the words sound the same, they are often spelt differently and this is how we can distinguish what they mean in a piece of writing.

If you clap the phonemes (b-e) and then (b-ee), you will see that even though the number of individual letters might be different because they are homophones, the phoneme sounds are still the same.

Below we have linked in our videos and games created by BBC Bitesize and BBC Teach to help you with your learning.

We have also created a Flipchart to show you some more examples of homophones:
Once you feel confident, complete the follow up activity below. You could even play some games with someone at home to help you remember the spellings, e.g. Bingo or Hangman! smiley


The thought of losing out on our story time each day made both of us feel a bit sad, so we thought that it would be nice if you had a video to watch each day of us reading a story. Today we are starting our new class book: The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl. We hope you enjoy listening!


To find the video, please go to the 'Children' tab on the school website, select 'Video Resource Centre' and then click on 'Year 2'.

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