Year 2 – Rhinos and Hippos

Year 2 – Rhinos and Hippos

  • Year 2 Long Term Plan 2019-20


Important information

Resources for home learning:

Websites now have their own page on the Year Group main menu page 

Please click on the files/resources below: Week Beginning 30th March

Welcome to week two of home learning. Your new tasks can be found below. Further tasks will be added later in the week so please check the page regularly. Remember to keep reading and filling in your reading record with any books you have read.

Follow the link below to sign up to a bank of online Rising Stars reading books (similar to the books your children bring home). Don’t worry if you don’t see any books to begin with as your account needs to be approved. Allow a day or two and then log in again and the books should have appeared. There are a huge variety of books so please spend some time choosing ones that are suitable for your child.

Reading Books Sign up – adult’s email address required

Don’t forget to keep active and show your grown ups your favourite Go Noodle dances! Take care and hopefully we will all be back in class together soon.

English tasks: 

Task 1 – Animal Webcams

Task 2 – Animal Facts and Drawing

Task 3 – Poetry

The Zoo Vet Story

Task 4 – The Zoo Vet Questions

Task 5 – Postcard

Well done to everyone who has completed their postcard to Sunny so far, they are excellent and Sunny will be so excited to read them! There’s still time to complete yours if you haven’t already.

Maths tasks:

We would like you to continue to work on maths as part of your home learning.
Please use the following website:

Please work through the lessons from lesson 1 onward, for the Year 2.  Each week, more videos and worksheets will be uploaded for you to work through.

In addition, below are some teacher set tasks. This weeks focus is measurements with a zoo theme which we hope the children will enjoy!

Task 1 – Capacity (measuring out water for animals)

Task 2 – Measuring (measuring animal enclosures)

Task 3 – Times Table Rock Stars Battles! On Times Tables Rock Stars this week we have set up battles between 2 Hippos and 2 Rhinos! Today, can you play a few games yourself and also compete in some of the battles? Good luck!

Friday battle update:  2H have increased their lead, you really are rockstars! Come on 2R, you have a few days left to catch up, the battle ends on Sunday. Lillie-Mae and Robyn continue to be the top scorers today, well done girls. Can anybody beat their scores?


Task 4 – Money (zoo gift shop)

Task 5 – Weighing Activity

Curriculum tasks: 

Curriculum Task 1 – Plastic Fantastic

Curriculum Task 2 – Coral Reef Artwork

Remember that golden time is at 2:30pm on Friday.  Make sure that your child has worked hard all week to earn it!

 Spellings 30.3.20 – Please spend time reading and spelling the words throughout the week. Spelling books can be used for practicing or doing your own tests at home.

Group A                                                                              Group B

-ness suffix                                                        Split digraphs a_e and e_e

kindness                                                                                    cake

illness                                                                                        make

fitness                                                                                       amaze

quietness                                                                                   lake

sadness                                                                                      Pete

weakness                                                                                  theme

darkness                                                                                   swede

coldness                                                                                    complete

Common Exception Words



Use the flashcards and LSCWC sheets below to help with reading and writing the spelling words:

Group A flashcards

Group B Flashcards 1

Group B Flashcards 2




2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables


There is  no extra homework this week. Enjoy the weekend and continue working on your  home learning tasks from Monday.

SP2 Newsletter 2020


Autumn 2:

We have had lots of exciting events this half term! We had a trip from a Science company and took part in a rocket workshop. We also had a Great Fire of London morning where we had a visit from the plague doctor and took part in a dance from 1666.









Autumn 1:

We went on a trip to Lotherton Hall. We learnt more about Florence Nightingale and explored the beautiful grounds.

The teachers in Year 2 are Miss Riley (2 Rhinos) and Mrs Howey (2 Hippos). The Educational Teaching Assistants working in our classes are Mrs Macdonald and Mrs Clarke.

In Year 2, the children have a lot more responsibility and work more independently. As the oldest in KS1, they should set an example to the younger children.

Below is a summary of what we will be covering in English this year. For more details on this, and to look at the other work we do in Year 2, please look at our half termly newsletters which will begin in Autumn 1.


In Year 2 we will be looking at using different sentence types, consolidating our use of punctuation and using a range of conjunctions in our writing. We will also improve our spelling skills and ensure we are applying the spellings which we know.

In reading we will  read a range of genres and complete whole class guided reading activities alongside 1-1 reading with an adult. We will focus on reading fluently, using expression and ensuring children have a range of strategies to decode any unknown words. Additionally, we will look at a variety of questions types to strengthen reading comprehension skills.

Wherever possible, we aim to link reading and writing opportunities to our topic work.

Maths objectives for Year 2:

In our maths lessons, we will be covering many different areas such as:

  • Interpreting and reading scales
  • Measuring (capacity, length and mass)
  • Column method for addition with carrying (regular revision) and subtraction with borrowing.
  • Place value.
  • 2D and 3D shape – identifying shapes and describing their properties (vertices, edges, faces)
  • Data handling (pictograms, bar charts, venn and carroll diagrams)
  • Money – writing and reading amounts, conversion of pence to pounds, calculating change
  • Lines of symmetry
  • Position and direction (left, right, forwards, backwards)
  • Solving two step problems
  • Rounding to the nearest ten and nearest hundred
  • Telling the time
    Links to fun Maths games which support these objectives are listed at the bottom of the page.


Learning links

Please find below some activities and games which link to our learning in class:


Save the whale – number bonds to 10

Number bonds to 20

Numberline mummy

Pay for it – using coins to make amounts of money

Robin Hood doubles

Magic Squares

Lifeguards (place value – partitioning in to tens and units)

Mission 21 – column method


Phonics and spelling games:

DJ Cow spelling patterns wordsearch:

Year 2 – Rhinos and Hippos
Year 2 – Rhinos and Hippos
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