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Year 2 - Badgers & Foxes

Wb 22nd & 29th June - Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure - Year 2

Click here for the Home Learning Map for Year 2

During this 2 week learning period we will be looking at the story Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure  by Helen Docherty.




This story can be found here.

Below are resources to help you complete some of the activities from the Learning Map. Please do not feel that you must print these. They can be copied out or used as a starting point.


Playground Design 

Can you design and create your own playground? You can make a model using recycling materials or draw a map of your design. Use these designs to help you. 

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If you need to use this sheet to help you with your design. 

Magic Ice Lolly 

Design and create your own Magic Ice Lolly. 

Rainbow Fruit Popsicles Recipe   Make of the week: striped fruit ice lollies! | Fab-ryk Life

Easy ice lollies recipe             Neven Maguires Fresh Fruit Ice Lollies

Click these links to find different recipes for ice lollies. 

Mixed Berry Freezies   

Fruit Popsicles

Fruit Ice Lollies

History - Victorian Playground Toys

Research what playground games children played in the Victorian times. Can you find any similarities/differences between the games you play and the children who lived in the Victorian times?

Use these images to help you 





Hoop rolling - Wikipedia         Victorian Toys and Games | ... Victorian, Original | Object ...       Victorian Toys and Victorian Games - Victorian Children


Use this PowerPoint to help you find out more information about Victorian toys.

Use this activity sheet to help you compare similarities and differences between Victorian toys and  toys we play with today. 

Try making a Thaumatrope, use this sheet to help you. 


Reading and Writing

Book Review 

Use this template to help you review Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure.  Think about which parts you like in the story and why? 

Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure | Library Mice     Ruby Nettleship and the Ice Lolly Adventure @ Helen Docherty


Author/Illustrator Research 

Can you find out who wrote  and illustrated the story?  

About Me_Helen

Use these links to find out more about author and illustrator of the story. 

Story Writing 

Can you write your own adventure story where magic might be used to change a damaged object or a run-down place into something better. 

       Has the Magic Circle Lost Its Magic? | The American Lawyer    

 Use this /docs/Story-Mountain_Planning_Grid__doc.pdfstory mountain planner to help you plan your story. 


Create a poster to show these spelling patterns we learnt earlier this year.  

 dge, -ge and g

wr and r

kn and gn

 dge and -ge Word Ending Intervention (and Freebie) & A Newsletter ...     Dge And Ge Worksheets & Teaching Resources | Teachers Pay Teachers

Silent Spin ~ Silent Letter Blends mb kn gn wr | Letter blends ...

Use these activity sheets to practise your spellings and put them into a sentence. 

-dge and - ge 

wr, kn and gn 

Common Exception Words Year 2

Remember there are still lots of games you can play to practise your spellings. 





Remember there are lots of games to help you practise your skills on the Maths Shed. 

Math Shed | App Price Drops

BBC Bitesize - Friday Challenge!                                             

Why not take part in the Bitesize challenge every Friday? Check back here every Friday for the latest challenge. 


BBC Bitesize - Maths Week 5 22/6/2020

CanDo Maths Club                                                                        

Here you will find a Parent Pack of Year 2 Maths based learning that has taken place during the academic year so far. Practise the skills and apply them to solve missing number and contextual problems to keep Maths Fit during the time of school closures.

The weekly plan will be:

Monday: Workouts A and D
Tuesday: Workout E
Wednesday: Workouts B and F
Thursday: Workouts C and G
Friday: Workout H

View document year_2_home_learning_page/candomaths_workout_2_8_kpi_.pdf

Unfortunately, the CanDoMaths Team are no longer producing videos to support the activity packs. Look at our previous Home Learning pages for previous workouts and support videos.

CanDoMaths Workout Answers - Click the link below! 

 CanDoMaths Workout Answers 2.8


Physical Challenges 

Click here to take part in Andy's Wild Workouts!


Cosmic Kids: Click below to take part in some fun fair yoga with Pedro the Penguin!

Cosmic Kids

WatchCosmic Kids Yoga


Week 4 Calendar

Sporting games and activities available on Wiltshire and Swindon Sport website. 

Wiltshire and Swindon Sports




Science Observations - Shooting Sprouts 

Spark a conversation with this video showing the transformation from seed to sprout. This activity is great for describing observations and applying ideas in unfamiliar contexts.

When you log back into your Explorify account, change the topic to Light. You will find an activity called Shadow Shapes.

Click the blue link below!    



Science Task - Odd one out 

Put your observation skills to the test with these three types of apple. This activity is great for promoting observation and discussion skills.

Which apple is the odd one out? 

Click the blue link below!   



Plants - BBC Bitesite

Parts of a Plant

Can you identify the different parts of the plant? 


Use the link to watch the video.       

Use this worksheet to help you label the parts of a plant. 


Growing Plants

Watch this video to see what conditions seeds need to be into grow into plants. 


 Use what you have found out to grow your own plants at home. 

You can record your observations in a seed or a plant diary. Use these templates to help you write up your observations. 

Plant Diary 

Crest Seed

Sunflower Seed 

Bean Seed 



Plant Pot

Use recycling and junk materials to create your own plant pot.

Which material do you think will work the best? Why? Test out your plant pots, were you correct?

9 Creative Planters Made From Old Junk (With images) | Creative ...    Make a flower pot from a plastic bottle - CBBC - BBC    Compostable Newsprint Seed Starting Pots

Junk gardening! | guerrilla beets        Sun Hats & Wellie Boots: 10 Simple Recycled Plant Pots for Kids to ...


'Out of the Ark'  are offering free music resources for use at home during the lock-down period. 

(**Disclaimer - Some songs will have a religious theme**)

Click the house to take you to the web page.