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Week 4 Summer Term

Dear parents and children in Year 2,

We are about the begin Week 4.  It's only been 15 days of Home Learning! Unbelievable! It feels like months since we've all been together.  I hope you are happy and helping out at home and I can see that you are working hard.  It's really good to see work posted onto Dojo - so that I can see how you are getting on...

This week - we continue with the same idea of 4 sessions a day.  

Follow the timetable and see the links below the timetable, to support you.

I will add a couple of activities on My Maths as well.

Keep smiling.angel

Best wishes Mrs Connon

Timetable Week 4


Monday: Daisy and the Trouble with Life by Kes Gray 


Watch TV presenter Anita Rani read this extract from 'Daisy and the Trouble with Life'.



Activity 1: Answer questions about the story

Read this short extract from 'Daisy and the Trouble with Life' and then try the activity below.

I don’t know why it’s called “grounded” anyway. If you ask me, if someone says you’re grounded, then it should mean you have to stay on the ground. No hopping and jumping, flying or parachuting. That’s what grounded should mean: staying on the ground. Whether it’s inside ground or out- side ground, it shouldn’t make any difference. As long as you’re on the ground you should be OK. Both my trainers were on the ground in the hallway this morning when Gabby called for me. Gabby is my secret sister. We’re in a secret club – in fact it’s so secret, only me and her are in it. Every Saturday we take it in turns to be club leader and think of things to do. Last week it was my turn to choose, so we dug a mud trap in my back garden. Then we magicked Tiptoes, the cat from next door, into a lion and tried to get him to fall into our trap. But he wouldn’t. He just stayed on Mrs Pike’s wall and refused to come down. That’s the trouble with cats. They only ever want to do cat things, not lion things.

In the end we had to bang him down with a spade. Gabby hit the wall with the spade handle and I kicked the wall with my trainers. Tiptoes jumped down then all right. He jumped down off the wall on the very first bang. Only not into my garden, into Mrs Pike’s. He never comes into our garden any more. In fact I didn’t see him on the wall for five days after that. Gabby says he must have seen us making the mud trap, and it would have been better if we’d magicked him into a hippopotamus. Hippopotamuses love mud.

Gabby’s definitely right, so that’s what we were going to try today. A better spell and a bigger trap. Except we can’t now, because I’m not allowed out to play. Thanks to Mum.

Excuse me a minute. I need to go somewhere again!


Daisy is dreaming of the day she’s no longer grounded and can have more fun with her best friend Gabby in their secret club – but just WHAT has Daisy done? Published by Puffin.

See if you can answer these questions

  1. Look at the beginning of the extract. What does Daisy thinks being grounded means?

  2. Where were Daisy’s trainers?

  3. According to the text, who is Gabby?

  4. What did they dig last Saturday?

  5. What is the cat called?

  6. Did the cat do what Daisy wanted it to?

  7. Which animal does Gabby think they should have magicked the cat into?

  8. What two things are Gabby and Daisy going to try next?



Activity 2: Summarise what is happening

Can you summarise what happened it the extract above by creating some phrases?

A phrase is a group of words that go together. For example, 'secret sister Gabby'.

Read through the extract again (in activity 1) and see how many you can come up with.

Here are some to get you started:

  • not allowed to jump
  • secret sister Gabby  



Activity 3: Predicting what might happen

Read this other extract from 'Daisy and the Trouble with Life' then do the activity below it.

My mum says if I keep frowning and the wind changes, my face will stay that way. Well, she should have thought of that before she grounded me. It’s totally her fault I can’t go out to play with Gabby and it’s totally her fault I’m having to frown so much.

I mean, just think. If it had been windy this morning when I opened the front door, my face might have turned into the worst frowning face in the world. For ever!

And who would have been to blame?

It wouldn’t have been me.

It wouldn’t have been Gabby.

It would have been Mum! It would have been totally all Mum’s fault. And our front door’s.

OOH dear . . . I need to go some-where again. Back in a minute!

Where do you think Daisy is actually going?

Use the start of the sentences below and see if you can come up with some ideas of where she might be going. Remember, she is grounded.

  • She might be _ _ _ _ _ _

  • She could be _ _ _ _ _ _

  • Maybe she is _ _ _ _ _ _

  • What if she is _ _ _ _ _ _



Spring Revision Set 5

Classroom Secrets 



HIstory Reading Comprehension - Neil Armstrong Competition





Spellings - group blue and green - 'ness'

Spellings - red group - homophones

RE: Spreading The Good News


Some questions to think and talk about:

  • Who did Jesus return to?
  • What did He promise to do for His friends?
  • What was the new friend called?
  • Can you name some of the ways the Holy Spirit helped the friends of Jesus? 
  • How do you think Jesus’ friends felt when he gave them the news of the Holy Spirit?
  • How do you think the Holy Spirit helps us?



Think about all the special jobs that you do at home and at school... such as helping at lunchtime, playing with friends, working hard in class, making your bed, laying the table for meal times...

Draw and write about three special jobs that you do - give reasons why you are doing the special job and how the Holy Spirit is helping you to be good news for others.


Share you ideas with me on Dojo and if you don't mind - I will post some on the school Twitter feed!






What are mammals?


Make a list of mammals.

Draw a label one mammal.  What makes a mammal a mammal?

Play the online quiz


What are birds? 


Make a fact file comparing two different birds.

Play the quiz



What are reptiles? 

Find out about a reptile that has legs and one reptile that doesn't have legs...

Play the quiz

Something different...

Wellbeing- managing emotions like anger angry