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Year 2 - Badgers & Foxes

Wb 18th May & 1st June - How to Catch a Star - 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 How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers.

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.


Get creative with some night time art work.

Who is this? What do you think of their art work?

     Can you recreate it?


Make a wishing tree full of your hopes and dreams for the future! You can even make a tree using twigs.

Look up at the night sky - what can you see? Below are some apps you can use to help find constellations and images taken from space!


You could design,  make and evaluate your own rocket out of 'junk' recycling material. 


Reading and Writing

Here are some of the books written by Oliver Jeffers. Have you read any of them before? Can you use the Making Links Between Books template to highlight similarities between them? 

You can search for them being read aloud on youtube.

3...2...1...Blast Off! Can you build a junk model space ship and role play a mission to catch a star? What will you need to take with you on your mission? How will you keep in contact with Earth?   

Can you retell the story through shadow puppets? Use the link below for some templates from the story.



Create a poster to show how you add suffixes '-er' and 'est' to a root word. Explain what you notice about the spellings. Can you use this spelling pattern correctly in your writing activities?  


Common Exception Words Year 2



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 22/5/20

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_5_answers.pdf

View document year_2_home_learning_page/candomaths_workout_2_6.pdf

Unfortunately, the CanDoMaths Team are no longer producing videos to support the activity packs.  Generic videos have been provided for Workout A, B, C , D, E and also for Workout F - the links are below.

Also the original videos for pack 2.1 and 2.2 are still available.

CanDoMaths Support Video 1 - Workouts A, B and C


CanDoMaths Support Video 2 - Workout D


CanDoMaths Support Video 3 - Workout E


CanDoMaths Support Video 4 - Workout F

CanDo Maths Answers

CanDo Maths Answers - 2.5 

CanDo Maths Answers - 2.6 


Physical Challenges 

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


Cosmic Kids: Click below to take part in some Star Wars yoga!


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

Wiltshire and Swindon Sports




Science Observations: Shadow Shapes!

Spark a conversation with this video shining a light on various solid and transparent objects. 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!    



Light - BBC Bitesize

Can you create different shadow sizes by investigating how shadows are made?


Use the link to watch the video.       

Day and Night - BBC Bitesize

Learn about the difference between day and night by following this link


Why not have a go at the quiz after watching the clip to test your understanding?



'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.