Year 2 Home Learning – 2.12.21

Hello Year 2,

In Science, we have continued to learn about scientists and inventors! This week, we discovered Charles Macintosh’s creation of waterproof clothing in the late 1700’s!

For your Home Learning, we would like you to search around your home for some materials that you think could be waterproof! You can test these materials with your adults or other family members – but you will, of course, need water to do this, so perhaps carry out your experiments in the bathroom or kitchen!

After you have experimented, if you would like, you can also draw a design of a waterproof umbrella or another item of waterproof clothing! Be as creative as you can, and remember to label the material(s) you use.

5,452 Waterproof Clothing Illustrations & Clip Art - iStock

Miss Butler and Miss Townsend 😊

2B’s Memorable Experience!

Over the last couple of weeks, in our English and D&T lessons, we have worked hard to design and make different toys. The toys that we made included a Jumping Jack AND a spinner! We also made non-fiction, instruction books to record the process of how we made our Jumping Jacks. In our Jumping Jack books, you will find a contents page, our designs, instructions AND evaluations!

Today, we had the opportunity to share our work with 1S, Miss Spicer, Mrs Robertson, Mr Morriss, Mrs Fitzpatrick and more! Thank you all for supporting us, we really enjoyed showing you all our work!

Well done 2B for all of your hard work! 🙂

Year 2 Home Learning – 25.11.21

Hello Year 2,

This last week, we have been learning all about repeated addition, arrays and multiplication!

For your Home Learning, we would like you to go on an ARRAY HUNT around your homes! See if you can spot as many different arrays as possible, in as many different places as you can! An example of some arrays that you might find at home are:

Make a poster showing all the different arrays that you have found – don’t forget to label them!

Miss Butler and Miss Townsend 😊

Year 2 Home Learning – 18.11.21

Hello Year 2,

In Maths, over the last couple of weeks we have been learning all about money.

This week, for your Home Learning, we would like you to create your very own shop at home! Collect as many different items as you can from around your house, design a sign (think of a name for your shop), make price tags and even coins!

Once your shop is ready, invite your adults/siblings/friends to do some shopping! Check that they have given you the correct amount of money by working out the total of the items that they wish to buy.

If you wish to share photos of your shop with your class, please email them to: admin@holbeach.lewisham.sch.uk

Miss Butler and Miss Townsend 😊

2B – Greenhouses!

This week, in Science we have been learning about greenhouses and how they are used to help plants grow healthily.

As a class, we then designed and made our own model of a greenhouse!
Group, by group we added different elements of the structure. We all then drew/made some beautiful flowers and plants which we added inside.

‘A greenhouse is a glass house that protects plants from the bad weather, but it doesn’t stop them from having sunlight because it is glass. It is like a special home for plants. Inside is very hot!’ – Hugo (2B)

Well done 2B, great teamwork! 🙂

Year 2 – Home Learning (4.11.21)

Hello Year 2,

This week, we would like you to continue practicing and performing the poem, ‘The Owl and the Pussy-Cat’ by Edward Lear. We then would like you to put on a performance and recite the poem to your family/friends at home!

Top Tips:

  • Take your time
  • Project your voice (speak loudly and clearly)
  • Use the actions and facial expressions that we have practised in class
The Owl And The Pussycat : Beck, Ian: Amazon.co.uk: Books

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

By Edward Lear


The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
   In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
   Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
   And sang to a small guitar,
“O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
    What a beautiful Pussy you are,
         You are,
         You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!”


Pussy said to the Owl, “You elegant fowl!
   How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
   But what shall we do for a ring?”
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
   To the land where the Bong-Tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
   With a ring at the end of his nose,
             His nose,
             His nose,
   With a ring at the end of his nose.


“Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
   Your ring?” Said the Piggy, “I will.”
So they took it away, and were married next day
   By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
   Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
   They danced by the light of the moon,
             The moon,
             The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

Miss Butler and Miss Townsend 😊

Black History Month in 2B!

This month, we have been inspired by various significant black people throughout history. We looked into the lives of scientists, inventors, athletes, explorers, musicians, doctors/nurses, authors, illustrators and many more. Take a look at some of our work!

Year 2 Home Learning – 14.10.21

Over the last few weeks, we have read a lot of books and poems by our author focus, Julia Donaldson. 

What are Julia Donaldson's books for kids and which ones are now films?

This week, we would like you to write a poem about a toy of your choice. You
could possibly write an acrostic poem, and/or even try to make your poem rhyme – it is up to you! (Don’t forget to add illustrations too!)

As a school, we have also launched a poetry writing competition, so you might wish to enter in the poem that you write! If you do, all entries will need to be handed in before Friday 22nd October 2021 to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

Miss Butler & Miss Townsend 🙂 

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