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Tuesday 5th January

1. Log on to Purple Mash.

2. Read chapter 1 of 'Puddleton Bay and Max'.

3. Complete the quiz and 'Missing words' activity.

4. Listen to the story below.  This is the story we will be using the rest of the week.


Spellings for Week 7

This week, if you were in school,  you would be being tested on all the spellings from this half-term. Practise the spellings youhave had for this half-term to check you can spell them all. laugh


Thursday 16th July

Good morning Y2 ,

It is our final day of the summer term online learning and this makes me a little sad. sad

I know you will be back in school for your chance to say hello and goodbye to your current teachers and that will be exciting and I am sure you are looking forward to your Summer holiday too. yes


                     Today we are looking at fact or opinion.


Fact is when something is true, such as;

Tiddler is a book written by Julia Donaldson.

This is true, she did write the book so it is a fact.

Opinion is what someone thinks about something, such as;

Tiddler is a funny story. 

This is what some people think. Some people will agree that the book is funny but others may disagree so it is an opinion.


                 We are also looking at time connectives. 

Time connectives are words or phrases which are used to tell a reader WHEN something is happening.

For example: This morning, I ate fried bananas for breakfast.


Connectives can be conjunctions, prepositions or adverbs.

The example I gave you from the story is 'meanwhile'. Can you think of any others? If you have the book, look through it to find some time connectives in the story.


                Finally, we are investigating adjectives.

You have done a lot of work on adjectives so I would like you to show me what you have learned by thinking of some great adjectives to describe our little friend Tiddlerwink


Have a wonderful summer everyone,

Lots of love 

from Mrs Afford heart

Wednesday 15th July

Good morning Y2 laugh

Today we are going to re-tell the story of Tiddler, the story-telling fish on a storyboard. Storyboards are used to layout the basic parts of a story using pictures and a sentence. This is then developed fully; as either a play or film script, a poem or a full story.

Storyboards are used to create adverts and film traillers as well as longer productions.

Watch the story of Tiddler again to remind you of each part of the story and decide which scenes from the story you want to record. You will then draw a picture for that scene and write a sentence to show where it is set or what is happening.

There is a template for your storyboard below the video.

'Tiddler' by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler ❀ Read by Karen Salter Poole β€πŸ¦‹βœ¨

Tuesday 14th July

Good morning Year 2 wink

How are you all? That awful rain went away and it was a lovely evening wasn't it?

Today you are going to build some fantastic sentences. I have given you some words; adjectives, verb and adverbs to give you some ideas. You mix and match them to make some great sentences!

Here is an example;

The fun-loving fish glided smoothly past the superb starfish.

Use the words from each of the boxes of have a go at choosing your own. Make up your own interesting sentences. laugh yes

Monday 13th July

Good morning Year 2 laugh

Did you have a lovely weekend? The weather was so much better wasn't it?

Today we are going to be listening to one of my favourite stories, 'Tiddler' 

Tiddler was a small fish who told tall tales.

Watch the video of Tiddler being told to you and then look at the comprehension questions. It is a good idea to re-watch the story after you have read the questions and pause the story as you answer them.


'Tiddler' by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler ❀ Read by Karen Salter Poole β€πŸ¦‹βœ¨

Tiddler Comprehension

Spellings for Week 6

This week's spellings include our seven question words, who? what? which? when? why? how? and where?

They also include three words from English grammar that we will be focusing on this week to create some lovely descriptive writing.  adjective, adverb and verb

who           why

what          how

which        where

when         adverb

adjective   verb

Friday 10th July

Good morning Y2 laugh

Are you ready to hear our lovely story read to you?

There was not a video clip available for the end of our story I'm afraid but it is always a treat to have a story read to you.

The gentleman reading it does the different voices just as I love to do. wink

Once you have listened to the story and seen the gorgeous pictures, I have a sorting activity for you. 

I have all the pictures from the book but they are all muddled up and I need you to put them into chronological order.

This is when you arrange things into the order that they happened - a timeline of events.

Once you have sorted the pictures, I would like you to draw arrows from picture to picture to show which way to follow. I have started you off to show you what I mean.

There are two documents, 

1. Instruction and example

2. The pictures to re-order

The Snail and the Whale - Give Us A Story!

The brave little snail hitches a lift on the tail of her new-found friend. But where will their adventures take them???

Thursday 9th July

Good morning Y2 laugh

Today I would like you to look at the Sea Creature Facts PowerPoints.  There are two different ones. There are  different sea creatures in them and each one icludes facts about the creatures.


I would like you to create an information page on Sea Creatures using this information and anything you have found out for yourself.

You can do this in different ways;

1. Use the Sea Creature Passport template. 

2. Use the Fact File template (3 different ones).

3. Use the Sea Creature Fact File template.


  *** You will need to draw a picture and add bullet points/sub-headings to your page. ***

        Have a look at the different templates and see which style you like best.

I have added some examples below.


Wednesday 8th July

Good morning everyone smiley


Today I have posted the last clip of our lovely story, 'The Snail and the Whale'. Sadly it doesn ot take us to the end of the story but it does show us the effort the snail makes to find help for his friend the whale.

The whale has been confused by all the tourists in the sea driving their noisy, fast speedboats about and has found himself run aground on the beach. What is worse, is that the tide is going out! 

The poor whale is stranded!!

The snail may be small but he can move on the land unlike the whale. This is his chance to do something amazing!

Watch the clip to share his journey.

The Snail Finds Help For The Whale! | Gruffalo World: Snail & The Whale

He was so brave wasn't he? He must have been a little worried about the seaguls. Remember in the first clip, then he tried to get aboard the ship and they tried to eat him?!

Imagine you are the snail and you are going to send a postcard home. What would you write about?

I have included an example of what the whale may write on his to give you some ideas.

Remember to add adjectives and adverbs and exciting verbs where you can to make it more interesting.

I have included a postcard template to use if you would like to.

Tuesday 7th July

Good morning everyone laugh

Today we have the next part of ur story, 'The Snail and the Whale'

Yesterday, the snail and the whale experienced the storm and the beautiful moon. What do you think the whale will show the snail today?

Click on the link below to see what happens next.

The Day The Whale Lost His Way!πŸ˜¦πŸ‹| Gruffalo World: Snail & The Whale

After seeing the sun, the moon, and the stars the whale loses his way! surprise crying

The excitement builds up as they are having such a lovely time but then... disaster strikes!

Looking back over the story so far, the snail and the whale have had some scary moments where they were in danger or had a problem to solve.

Today, I would like you to look at the pictures on the activity sheet of each stage of the story where they have faced danger or a problem.


Write a descriptive sentence about each one.

Do it like this:

The tiny snail attempted to get onto a large boat so he could experience the wonderful world but he was nearly eaten by hungry seaguls.

By adding  adjectives we are given a better description.

Interesting verbs make it a better sentence.

Add adverbs to describe the verbs.


The Snail and the Whale - Descriptive Sentences

Monday 6th July

Good morning Y2 laugh

Did you have a lovely weekend? The weather was rather wet wasn't it? frown


Are you ready for another installment of our story, 'The Snail and the Whale'?

In today's clip, they find themselves in the middle of a storm and the snail falls from the whale's tail!

While you are watching it, think about how the sail must be feeling; lots of great describing words (adjectives) to describe the nouns.

The frightened snail could not see anything under the dark water.

We can also use adverbs to describe the verbs (action/doing words).

If we use these words in our sentences we can create really interesting and super descriptive writing.

Use the prompt sheet and word mat to help you. 

The Snail Encounters A Storm And The Moon! 🌜Gruffalo World: Snail And The Whale

Friday 3rd July

Good morning Y2,

Are you ready to watch the next installment of 'The Whale and the Snail'?

In this part of the story  the whale journeys down deep into the lovely rocks and caves.

Here they meet all sorts of sea life; stripy fish with feathery fins, mean-looking sharks and playful dolphins.

There are some lovely images and as you are watching I would like you to think of really good adjectives to describe the underwater scenes. 


Jot them down awhile you are watching and use them in a descriptive sentence.

The Snail & The Whale Journey To The Caves Beneath The Waves πŸ’¦The Snail & The Whale

That was quite exciting wasn't it?

The whale in our story is a humpback whale. Below is a diagram of a humpback whale.

A diagram is a picture that is labelled to give you more information.

Look at this diagram and then complete the labelling a diagram activity.

Diagram of a Humpback Whale

 Thursday 2nd July

Good morning everyone laugh

Today we are going to watch another part of the lovely animation, 'The Whale and the Snail' 

The Snail And the Whale

How is the snail feeling now? 

In this section of the story, the narrator tells us how they visit the crashing waves and far off golden sands. 

These lovely verses not only rhyme, but they contain lovely adjectives that help to create a wonderful picture in your head of what the snail can see.

The author also uses really interesting verbs too such as crashed to describe the waves.

In the following activity, I would like you to identify all the verbs and adjectives in this section of the story. Underline them in the text and then write them all out neatlyin two columns, one for the adjectives and one for the verbs. 

Can you write your own description of what the snail sees on his journey today using lots of wonderful verbs and adjectives? 

Wednesday 1st July

Happy Wednesday everyone, it's the first of July! smiley


Before you watch today's video clip, re-watch yesterday's to remind you of how the little snail was feeling.

Be thinking about how he now feels once he has been picked up by the whale as you are watching today's video clip.

Today's video clip from 'The Whale and the Snail' is where the whale finds the little snail and offers him a lift.

Think about how you can describe the little snail's feelings. To do this you need adjectives (describing words). Adjectives describe nouns.

To write a good description, you need to use noun phrases. These are simply when you add adjectives to the nouns.

For example; 

The whale dived into the sea -> The large, black whale dived into the deep, blue sea.


By adding those adjectives to the nouns, the sentence tells us a lot more.

This creates a noun phrase.

The Tale Of The Humpback Whale πŸ’¦πŸ‹ | Gruffalo: The Snail & The Whale

This is the tale of the humpback whale who answers the Snail's one wish!

Did you enjoy that? I love this annimation heart

What do you think the snail's feeling are now?

Do you think they have changed?


Write a description of the snail's feelings and dreams and then another one to describe how you think he feels now.


Remember to use adjectives to create some lovely noun phrases!


The activity sheet is below.

Tuesday 30th June

Good morning Y2!

Here's to a happy Tuesdsay morning- the last day of June. It is a shame it is not as sunny or warm as last week but I hope this week's activities will cheer you up. laugh


We are staying with our seaside theme and looking at the Lovely story, 'The Snail and the Whale' this week. One of my favourites. heart


The story starts with the little snail on the rock as black as soot who dreams of travelling and seeing the world but will it ever happen?


Watch the annimation by clicking on the link below to see the little snail dreaming of seeing the world.


After that, I would like you to sort out an instruction document all about 'Making a Snailery'. 


Unfortunately, the little snail has been investigating it and has muddled up all the instructions! surprise

I need you to read through it and sort it out so all the instructions are in the correct order.


You can print out and cut up each part and put back into the correct order, or re-write the instructions correctly or even type them up on a word document.

I have included the answers for you to check when you have finished, but no peeking beforehand wink


You could always make a Snailery of your own. If you do, I'd love to see photographs of it.

An empty ice-cream carton is a good container as it already has a separate lid!



The Snails One Wish Is To Sail! πŸ’¦ Snail And The Whale

Spellings - Week 5

Months of the year and time vocabulary.


      November         December

        after                 past

        hour                 half

        minute             quarter

        month              second

Monday 29th June

A very good Monday morning to you all smiley


I hope you had a lovely weekend despite the rain.


This week we are continuing with our Seaside Theme. Looking at a couple of my favourite books, 'Tiddler' and 'The Whale And The Snail'.

Today we will be revisiting Adjectives with the suffixes -er and -est.

I have included a game to play if you can print it out, both in colour and in black and white. There are question cards too. This is a fun way to test your knowledge and spelling.


There is also an Application Activity for you to do as well as a Mini Test you may like to have a go at.

Friday 26th June

Hello Year 2 wink

Today, you are going to write a Seaside Poem.

Watch the video, thinking about what you can see, hear, and would be able to smell or touch.

Your poem is going to be about your senses at the seaside.

I have included a word mat for some words and spellings.


Enjoy and I will be back on Monday

Love From 

Mrs Afford heart

Thursday 15th June

Good morning year 2!


It was hot on Wednesday.

It will be hotter today.

It will be the hottest on Friday.


Can you spot the compatrative adjectives in those sentences?

Look carefully at the root word 'hot'. Now look at the spelling of 'hotter' and 'hottest'

What do you notice?

The consonant t doubles before you add the suffixes -er and -est.




These words do not follow the pattern of just adding the suffixes.

There are other spellings of words where the root word changes when you add the suffixes.

Watch the PowerPoint to find out about more of these words. They are all comparative adjectives.

Words that end in 'y' or 'e' for example



Examples of comparisons

Making Comparisons

Wednesday 24th June

Good morning Y2 smiley

What did you think about the annimation yesterday? I loved it. I must say that book is one of my favourites. heart


Today. we are looking at how to make comparisons between things.

You can show comparison between things by adding the suffixes -er and -est to adjectives.


For example, The Fish Who Could Wish was silly.

He made a sillier mistake.

It was the silliest thing he ever did.

Here we have made a comparison showing how silly the fish was.

      silly - sillier - silliest


The mouse was small.

The snail was smaller.

The ant was the smallest.

This comparison is between the size of the different animals.

      small - smaller - smallest

Watch the PowerPoint to find out more and complete the activity sheet to show off what you have learnt.

Spellings for this week beginning 22.6,20











Tuesday 23rd June

Hello again Y2!


Did you enjoy listening to the story poem, 'The Fish Who Could Wish' yesterday?

The Fish Who Could Wish is a little like Aladdin when he found the lamp and the genie granted his wishes don't you think?


Today, I would like you to think about what you would wish for if you could wish for anything and it would come true.

Would you wish for something for yourself, your family or friends. How many wishes would you make?


I would like you to write out your wishes for me.

Remember to write in full sentences and use the correct punctuation. 


Before you do your lovely writing, I wouldlike you to watch this annimated video of the story with Robbie Coltrane reading it to you. You may have to click on the English Flag to hear it in English. I already have but not sure if it has saved or not.

CD-ROM: The Fish Who Could Wish (1998)

Animated storybook CD-ROM, narrated by Robbie Coltrane.

Monday 22nd June

Good morning Y2 smiley

Mrs Afford here!


I will be setting your work over the next few weeks so any questions you may have or photographs you may wish to send me of you and/or your work, please send to me at;


This week we will be looking at  'The Fish Who Could Wish'. 


You may have the book at home but if not, I have added a link so you can listen to the poem being read, whilst looking at the pictures.


The activity I have set for you is finding the rhyming words (words that sound the same) in the poem and either highlighting them or underlining them.


If you do not have a printer, you can highlight the words on the document.


See you tomorrow

Love from,

Mrs Afford heart

The Fish Who Could Wish

The Fish Who Could Wish read aloud with visuals of the book page by page.

The Fish Who Could Wish Word Document

The Fish That Could Wish PDF Format

Friday 19.6.20

I am so sorry that yesterday's Snowball Smash Spelling game didn't work. When I planned the week's work, the game was free but it seems that they have changed which game had free access.  Now  you can play Spelling Road Hopper instead.

Tuesday 16.6.20

If you found yesterday's adverb spellings tricky, use this PowerPoint for a bit of extra practice.

Monday 15.6.20


Monday 8.6.20

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch - Give Us A Story!

Mr. Grinling, the lighthouse keeper, finds himself in a titanic battle between good and evil with some ravenous seagulls. See how he comes out on top with a ...

Friday 22.5.20

Thursday 21.5.20

Story Writing


We have enjoyed three stories:

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jim and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Jellybean stalk


Today and tomorrow I would like you to make up your own story based on Jack and the Beanstalk.


Can you write your own adventure about Jack, the beanstalk and the giant? 

Use the structure of the story but change it to make it your own. 


You have 2 days to plan and write your story so take your time and make it your very best. 


I can't wait to read them. 


Monday 18.5.20

Listen to and enjoy the story and then please complete the book review.

Remember to write in full sentences please. 

You could either print out the sheet or use the same headings when you write in your exercise book. 

Speedy Read #48 Jim and the Beanstalk by Ramond Briggs read by Ben Faulks

Speedy Read #48 Jim and the Beanstalk by Ramond Briggs read by Ben Faulks

Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th May 

Today's English is a bit different.

You should have all received an email last week about a project called 'My Life in Lockdown'. 

Please spend today and tomorrow completing your own piece of work recording your experiences. 

All work needs to returned by Wednesday. You can either email it to me or drop it into the school post box while out on your daily walk. 

I have attached the details below in case you can't find the email. 

Good luck, please make it the best you possibly can. 


Friday 8.5.20

Thursday 7.5.20

Wednesday 6.5.20

Here are some pictures and a PowerPoint to help you to write your postcard. 

Thursday 30.4.20

Wednesday 29.4.20

Monday 27.4.20

Monday 20.4.20

Friday 3.4.20 (Parents - answers are included, no sneaky peeping Year 2)