Swans Class

Welcome to Swans

Year 2 – Ms O’Hara and Miss Sajid

Daily Personal Learning Resources

In our class, we use the following websites for children to work on personal targets in spelling and maths. Each child has their own unique login details which can be found in the school organiser.





Home Learning Tasks 6.1.2021

Today’s learning

Reading – as yesterday read and record in organiser – upload on Friday.

Spelling Shed – 15 mins/ 10 games

Numbots – 15 mins (TTRockstars as additional if wanted)


There is a copy of the story that the children have learned (Cops and Robbers model text). Ask your child to ‘read’ the story with the actions. They should know this off by heart and not have to rely on reading the actual story.

There is then a ‘Box Up Plan’. We have completed the details in the first column using the model text. We have colour coded this to emphasise the beginning, middle and end of the story and how a story introduces the characters, setting and problem in the beginning; builds up details of a story in the middle; and the end is made up of two parts – the resolution (solving the problem) and conclusion (brings the story back to the beginning). Look at this example and discuss the story structure and how to pull out the key details needed to complete the box up plan.

Children are then to complete the ‘Box up plan’ using their own ideas. This is going to be their ‘innovated’ story – they will be using the structure and language features of the model text to create their own version with the changed details. Try to complete the last column changing the details from the example slightly.


Good character/ hero Cops – hardworking, brave and true.

–       drink their tea, stay up ‘til 3 and take good care of you.

Snowmen – jolly, friendly and ice cold.

–  keep children happy, play in the snow and make winter fun.

Villianous character/ gang Robbers – with crowbars and skeleton keys

–       prowl and creep, whilst your asleep and take whatever they please

Grabber Dan, Snatcher Jack, Billy-the-bag, Peg-Leg Horace, Fingers Maurice and villainous Grandma Swag.

Elves – with candy canes and magic dust

–       tip-toe and sneak, whilst everyone plays and try to spoil the winter fun.


Happy Harry, Minty Mo, Candy Colin, Red cheeks Suzie, Evergreen Evie and mischievous Mini-Malone

Cops and Robbers model text.pdf

Cops and Robbers – Box up plan.pdf

Recording – either print and complete on the sheet or just use bullet points for each of your notes/ideas (there would be 11 bullet points). Please upload/ take a photo and add to your child’s portfolio on Class Dojo.

Maths –

Complete ‘Place Value Charts’ sheet.

Challenge – create some of your own.

Recording – either print and complete on the sheet or just write answers on paper. Please upload/ take a photo and add to your child’s portfolio on Class Dojo.

Place Value Charts.pdf

Active Time –

Please spend some time doing something active – here is a link if you need it. We would love to see a video of you doing this.


Topic –

Handwriting – Please practice writing high frequency words.

Recording – either print and complete on the sheet or just write on paper.

Wednesday Handwriting.pdf

Thank you for you hard work and cooperation

Ms Mayren and Miss O’Hara

Home Learning Tasks

During your reading this week, please try and identify adjectives in the sentences. (Words that describe the noun e.g. the ‘brown’ cow.) Discuss these words with your child and how it helps to add more detail to the story. Try to think of other adjectives that could be used in the same sentence. Choose three of your favourite adjectives and record them in your organiser (do this in the parent comment section).
We have had another fantastic week in class. Have a lovely weekend.
Miss Mayren and Miss O’Hara

Thank you to all you that completed last week’s home learning task. This really helps to consolidate learning in class.
This week’s home learning task:
Children need to practise spelling numbers up to ten in words (including zero). There is a list of these words in their organisers and these have also been set on Spelling Shed.
Children will be tested on these words next Friday (9th October).
Ideally, these need to be practiced for a few minutes every day to allow for consolidation and retained learning.
Thank you for your cooperation and hard work.
Ms Mayren and Miss O’Hara

Thank you as usual to all those that have worked hard practising spelling numbers to 20 over the last few weeks. Please feel free to continue to practise spelling these words to ensure that they are consolidated. We will keep revisiting throughout the year.
For this week’s homework, you’re child should bring home a Maths sheet of place value charts. This will show a number in pictoral form (tens and ones). They have to write the value of each digit in the boxes to complete the place value chart, then write what the whole number is in numeral form and then write that number in words. Please ensure that this is returned back to school before next Friday (23rd October).
There will be also be a link to these sheets on the class pages on the school website.
The children have also been given some more spellings to practise (multiples of ten). These will be set on Spelling shed and also a copy in your child’s organiser.
Thank you for your cooperation and hard work.
Ms Mayren and Miss O’Hara

Year 2 - WORKSHEETS - Place value charts

Remote Learning Resources

Week Commencing:

English Reading and Writing:


Learning Challenge: