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Thursday 21st May

Good Morning Year 2

Challenge:  Listen to the audio of me reading the morning message.  Can you read along as I speak? 

Miss Writer's Morning Message

Today is Thursday 21st May, 2020I hope you had a good day yesterday.  It was a scorcher of a day and guess what...   


It's going to be another scorcher of a day so keep yourself hydrated by drinking water.  I didn't manage to see the ducklings yesterday but I saw lots of blue dragonflies at a different lake I walked by.  They were all buzzing happily around. 


Today I have set you two fun projects for history.  They aren't quick projects and you will probably need a little help from your family.  You are going to create a family tree.  What is a family tree?  Well... take a look at the lesson this afternoon.  I would love to see your end results. 


I have a challenge for you.  Can you do one nice thing today?  Maybe you could tidy your bedroom, or help tidy up or you could say something really nice to someone in your house.


Have a lovely day! 


Fact of the Day!

Your blood is as salty as the ocean. 



Start the day at 9am with PE with JOE




Morning Prayer

Father in heaven You love me.  

You are with me night and day.

I want to love You always,

In all I do and say.

I'll try to please You Father.

Bless me through the day.






Your tasks today:

Activity 1 - Maths

Go to Lesson 4 - The 5 times-table

1.  Listen to the video and answer the questions.

2. Complete the questions below.

3.  Check your answers.  Did you get it right?

Activity 2 - English

1. Prepositions and prepositional phrases 

Open the lesson - Noun Phrases 2

  • Read through it looking at prepositions and prepositional phrases. 
  • Complete the exercise on slide 6. 
  • If it is not possible to watch the lesson, revise prepositional phrases by looking at the Revision Card
Now read the Question Booklet for Day 4.

2. Poem reading 

Read and enjoy the monster poem, The Glamdrack. 

  • Highlight the prepositional phrases in the poem. There are 9 to find. 
  • Check on the Answers copy of the poem. How many did you get? 
  • Highlight any remaining prepositions that you didn’t find first time. 


3. It’s writing time 

Look at the ‘creature feature’ sentence starters on Monster Mash Up. 

  • Read each sentence starter. 
  • Using those listed on Prepositions to get you started, add a prepositional phrase to each starter. The vampire flew through the open window. 
  • Use one of the phrases you have created as the beginning of a monster story. 
  • Carry on writing the story, using as many prepositions as you can in your sentences. 


Challenge:  Add monster pictures to your Monster Mash Up sentence starters page. 

Activity 3 - Music Break

Go to Ms Hume's Music Page and have fun joining in with her latest music session at the very bottom of the page:

Activity 4 - History

Today you have two activities for History.  We have finished our topic of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole and how they changed nursing around the world.  We will now be moving onto two small projects that you can do at home with your family over the next week and longer:  1) a family tree and 2) a competition that you can participate in - 100 Great Black Britons.


1. Family Tree - you will probably need a little help from an adult.

  • Look at the Family Tree lesson.
  • Complete the All about Me activity sheet
  • Use the Family Interview Questions to find out about your family member.  You will find out a lot about what it was like when they were a child.  Write their answers down.  You could phone/Zoom/FaceTime a family members (grandma, grandpa, aunty, uncle) who don't live with you.  You can also ask your Mummy and Daddy too.
  • Complete your own family tree.  You can use the template OR you can draw your own.
  • Complete the My Family activity sheet.

2.  100 Great Black Britons competition (if you would like to enter).

The competition is for young people to create a fun and unique project celebrating Black Britons and their legacy.  You will pick someone of your choice and write about them - a presentation, poem, play, story or even do a dance!  You just have to explain their history and why they were so important. - competition details - resources 


Children under 16

We want you to use the resources below and look at the biographies of the Great Black Britons nominated on You can choose one or several Great Black Britons. You then need to create a unique and innovative project to celebrate their work and legacy. This could be:

  • for a presentation (examples could include a slide presentation, a short film, a speech, poetry, a drama or dance performance)
  • for a display (such as artwork, photography, sculpture)
  • a project or campaign (such as recorded interviews, a magazine, a music project)
  • any other way of promoting the stories of Great Black Britons (perhaps a social media campaign, website design, posters).


The winning projects will be the ones that are the most innovative and that clearly show why the chosen Great Black Britons were important.


Competition deadline: 30th September 2020.