Archbishop Wake

CE Primary School

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Year 2

Welcome to Year Two!


Please find useful links and resources to help keep your brain working. We would love to see photos of what you are getting up to at home. If you would like to ask us any questions, or wonder where to send the photos, email us:

Home Learning for week beginning 13th July 2020


Hello Year 2, 


Welcome back to our last week of the Summer Term!



We would like to take this time to tell you how enormously proud we are of each and every one of you. We have really enjoyed seeing all of your hard work and talents at school and whilst you have been at home. You have all shown a great deal of resilience and perseverance in these confusing and nerving times. We also want to take this time to all the new teachers out there! Thank you, grown-ups, who have helped and supported your child’s learning by working with them. We might be ‘magpie-ing’ a few ideas! We really appreciate everything that you have done.


As we mentioned last week, there is a TTRS Top of the Rocks Tournament running and we are currently in 3rd place! Let’s see if you can keep earning points. Perhaps we may even make it to 2nd or 1st place!



On Wednesday at 4:30pm, please remember that there is another opportunity to meet your new class teacher for September on a Zoom call. 


Please also check your emails for our final Year 2 class Zoom calls. We are really looking forward to speaking to you all.


As always, please find your learning under the relevant icons including writing an important letter to your new class teacher.


Year 2 – you are all fantastic! We have loved teaching you all and wish you a wonderful summer break. We know that you will have an amazing time in Year 3 and look forward to seeing you around the school in September!


Best wishes


Miss Applegate, Mrs Winter and Mrs King

Home Learning week beginning 6th July 2020


Hello Year 2!


We hope that you are enjoying yourselves at home. Please find another week of home learning below. 


Well done to everyone who is still working hard on ed shed, both classes are doing amazingly well in the leagues. On Spelling Shed Sea Turtles are THIRD and Rainbow Fish are SIXTH. On Maths Shed Sea Turtles are SECOND and Rainbow Fish are EIGHTH. Well done! A particular well done to:

Top spellers: Florence, Sophie and Wren

Top Mathstronauts: Lily, Alfie B and Sophie


Keep up the great work!


This week, there is a Top of the Rocks TTRS tournament for you to get involved with. All 18 schools within DSAT are taking part! Let's see if you can help ABW earn lots of points! 


In addition to this, you should have received an email detailing a Zoom call to meet your new teacher for September. 


Also, we have exciting news that the Summer Reading Challenge has been launched! For more details and to sign up, follow the link below. It would be brilliant if lots of you could get involved with this challenge.  


Have a great week!  


Best wishes,

The Year 2 Team

Home learning, week beginning 29th June 2020


Hello Year 2 and welcome to another week of your online home learning. 

Please find links and downloadable resources to keep your brain in gear below. Try to do the English and Maths every week, following the online lessons. You will al so find some other fun activities to do, all of which require no printing, but you will need your imagination and thinking skills!


We hope that you enjoy and remember to upload any work to the blog so that we can see what you have been up to. 


Missing you all lots!


Miss Applegate, Mrs Winter and Mrs King

Welcome to the Year Two page. Here you will find links to a number of resources that will help during the time that school is closed.


Year 2 Online Resources


White Rose Hub

Daily video lessons and worksheets with answers to use during school closures.

TT Rock Stars

Use your child’s login

Maths Shed

Use your child’s login


Use your child’s login


Fantastic website with games, including Hit the Button to practise number bonds and times tables

ICT Games

Lots of online games

Primary Stars Education

Maths sheets for year 2.  Free if you make an account

Snappy Maths

Lots of free worksheets

Prodigy Maths

Free app



Oxford Owl

Advice and support for parents

Educational games and activities

Free eBook library for 3-11 year olds


Free resources using code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS, including eBooks.

Epic books

Free eBooks

Book Trust

Online go to ‘storybooks and games’


Free streaming of over 200 audio books for duration of school closures.


Free daily streaming of a David Walliams story at 11am.  Great with a cuppa and a biscuit.


Search ‘scholastic free’ and click on ‘teaching remotely for grades K-12’ then click on ‘grade 1-2’

Oliver Jeffers

Search ‘stay at home story time with Oliver Jeffers.

Every weekday at 6pm

BBC bedtime stories

BBC iPlayer or YouTube.



Joe Wicks – The Body Coach

YouTube channel. Daily 30 min workout for the whole family.


YouTube channel. Action songs for primary school children.

Cosmic Kids

YouTube channel. Yoga for primary school children.

Youth Sports Trust

Website with activities and games.

Get Set 4 PE

Twitter account with lots of ideas.

BBC Super Movers

Website with songs and dances linked to learning.

Just Dance

YouTube channel

Zumba Kids

YouTube channel

Premier League Primary Stars

Website with ideas and games.






Spelling shed – Use your child’s login

Letter join – school login user name – jk2353 password – home. When logging in on a tablet swipe the capital ‘L’ shape in the top left corner.

Pobble 365

Espresso - school login student11043 password abw2012.  Video clips and games.

BBC Bitesize KS1

Twinkle - using code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS. Search ‘Year 2 spag mats’ to practise grammar.  Answer sheets provided.





Espresso coding – school login student11043 password abw2012.  Unit 2a and 2b

BeeBot Apps

All Subjects

Mrs Mactivity (free resources when you create an account

Apple for the Teacher (free home learning packs when you create an account. Search for Year 2 resources)

TES (lots of resources and many are free.  Your just need to create an account.

Espresso- school login student11043 password abw2012.  Look in KS1 area

Instagram Accounts

Red Ted Art

7 days of play

Home Schooling ideas

Toilet Roll craft!




Home Learning wb 22nd June 2020


Hi Year 2!


Hopefully we'll be enjoying some lovely sunshine this week...! Fingers crossed!


We've updated your home learning tasks for this week. As always, you don't have to do everything, pick what works for your family and remember you don't have to print everything to be able to do the work.


Hopefully, lots of you have been working on TT Rockstars to see which class are the best at their timetables... we will find out the results later on today (Monday) so there's still some time to get your class score up!


It's been lovely to see some of you at school and lots of others on our zoom calls. We do still miss you though.


Miss Applegate, Mrs Winter and Mrs King



Home learning for week beginning 16th June 2020


Happy Monday Year 2! 


We hope you all enjoyed some time off over the weekend.


Have a look at the subject icons below for your new home learning tasks for this week. As always, please have a go at as many of the tasks as you can and don't forget to show off on the blog. Hopefully you will enjoy some of these! 


We have also set up a 'Battle of the Bands' on TT Rockstars between Sea Turtles and Rainbow Fish! It starts on Monday and ends the following Monday (22nd) and we will find which class has been practising their timetables! Good luck, and may the best class win....


Remember you don't need to print sheets to complete the activities.


If you've got any questions, please send us an email.


Have a great week! We miss you!


Miss Applegate, Mrs Winter and Mrs King

Week beginning 8th June 2020


Hello Sea Turtles and Rainbow Fish,


We hope that you all had a lovely weekend.


Please find your new home learning tasks under the icons below.  We hope that you enjoy completing some of these. Please remember that these don’t need to be printed.  Also don't forget to log in to Spelling Shed for a new spelling list and Developing Experts for another great science lesson.  


If you have any questions, then please send us an email. 

Have a great week everyone.  


We miss you all lots!

Take care,

Miss Applegate, Mrs Winter and Mrs KIng


P.S: Well done if you helped earn ABW points in the ‘Top of the Rocks’ tournament on TTRS.  Fantastically, we are winning school with a brilliant 484,316 points! 


Summer Term 2



Hello Sea Turtles and Rainbow Fish, 


What beautiful sunshine we enjoyed over half term! We hope that you all had an amazing week. This week, there are a range of home learning tasks for you to work on. Also don't forget to log in on EdShed, where you will find a new spelling list, TT Rock Stars, to practise your times tables and Developing Experts, where your next science lesson is now available.  We were so impressed with the work you shared with us last half term and are looking forward to seeing the results of your efforts as we begin our last half term.  


As always, please do keep sending in your photographs and posting on the class blog. Perhaps you have some photographs of activities which kept you busy over half term that you would like to share.

Please email us if you have any queries - we are happy to help!


We can't wait to hear from you. 


Best wishes, 

Miss Applegate, Mrs Winter and Mrs King


P.S: Please remember that the 'Top of the Rocks' TTRS tournament finishes on Saturday 6th June. Well done to those who have helped us earn points so far!    

Home learning for week beginning 18th May

Hi Year 2!

We hope that you've enjoyed the sunshine this weekend and all ready for another week of home learning activities.  This is our final week before half term smiley  

We hope that you have an enjoyable week and give as many activities a go as possible.  Remember there is a new spelling list for you to practise on SpellingShed and another great science lesson for you to have a go at on 'Developing Experts'.  

As always please remember to post photographs to our class blogsor drop us an email to let us know how you are getting on.  


ATTENTION - We need your help!

A'Top of the Rocks' TTRS tournament has been organised between Dunbury, Blandford St Mary, Milldown, Spetisbury and ABW.  

In order to be crowned champions of this tournament, we need EVERYONE to work together to earn as many points as possible.  Now lets show what we can do.  We believe in you!

Home learning for the week beginning 11th May 2020

Happy Monday, and welcome to some more home learning tasks for you to use as you wish.


The writing task this week is a good chance for you to see if you can remember some of the vital skills for Year 2. The majority of you were getting really good at doing this without thinking about it, please do use the adjective word mats to help choose words to make your story as interesting as possible. If you are having difficulty with this task, please don’t feel worried! We have also included a document entitled ‘Help! (Sentence Dr) writing alt’, where we are asking you to make sure each sentence is made to feel better using your super sentence skills. There are many common exception words that are spelt wrong, (AGH!) so it’s a great task for all abilities and particularly for spelling and correct use of High-5 sentences. There is reading guidance document in the reading tab that further explains the task for this week.


We have uploaded a maths task aimed to be fun and stress-free, revolving around position and direction. There are lots of helpful videos and quizzes, and an activity that will hopefully get the whole household giggling! MyMaths lessons are also available and we have uploaded extra topics. As mentioned last week, White Rose Hub are also continuing with their lessons, but they are no longer providing access to the worksheets so please let us know if you would like us to send these to you by emailing us detailing the specific lesson. If we have lots of requests, we will just upload them next week but we didn’t want to overwhelm you with documents!


We have also included some Geography, RE and Science activities that you can get to by clicking the 'Other' tab. If you are yet to discover ‘Developing Experts’ for all things science, we would highly recommend you give it a go. There has been lots of positive feedback from those who have tried it, and we can see how well you do.


We hope that you are all safe and well and enjoying the glorious sunshine. Remember to read with your adults and listen to them reading great stories to you is so good for you. Keep practising those times tables, and working hard on EdShed.


Missing you lots!


Miss Applegate, Mrs Winter and Mrs King

Home learning for the week beginning 4/05/2020


laughWelcome to another week of home learning activities!laugh


As with the last few weeks, we have put a range of activities on the website for you to use. These are here as guidance and for however you choose to use them, should you require them. We know that lots of you are following the White Rose Hub maths lessons, in conjunction with BBC Bitesize videos. That is great, however, be aware that as of next week you will no longer be able to access the worksheets associated with the lesson. We can, of course, provide you with these worksheets if you should require them, but we are unsure of the numbers and if you are on a different week of learning etc. We have done a sum-up of all things statistics for our Maths activities this week.


We would like to remind you that these activities are not mandatory, and are designed to help you keep your children engaged with their learning with short, fun challenges. We do require that you continue to read with and to your child - one of these at least each day - and that you continue to practise the 2, 3, 5, 10 x timetables. 


We hope that you enjoy the activities this week and find them useful. As usual, if there are any questions please email us on our class emails. We are hoping to see some brave Year 2's showing off their poetry performance skills...! 


Thank you to all those of you who are posting to the blog, it puts a huge smile on our faces and helps us from missing you too much!


Take care and hopefully the sun will remember to come out a bit more this week.


All the best


Miss Applegate, Mrs Winter and Mrs King


Evren's poem - a great performance!

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Well done Evren who worked really hard to learn and perform his poem 'Homework'. A really brilliant performance with lots of Evren's happy character showing through - particularly at the end! Great job Evren, I know lots of your friends will love seeing it.

Performing Poetry

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Wren's Poem

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Wren sent me a lovely video of her performing a poem she has known for a long time. Great job, and she learnt the poem off-by-heart, fantastic effort!

Arya's poem

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Arya would like to share a video of her performing the poem 'Minnie and Winnie' by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Well done Arya and a favourite poem of mine when I was your age.

Home Learning for the week beginning 27th April

We hope that you enjoyed some of the home learning tasks we set you last week.

It was great to see some of your learning outcomes on our class blogs.

Each week we will be uploading a variety of different tasks for you to work on at home.  There is no expectation that you complete every activity.  The important thing is that you complete what you can to the best of your ability and enjoy your learning.  Please remember to use the blog to share photos of all the great work you are doing. Remember we are always just an email away if you have any queries.    


Also, we appreciate that not all of you have access to a printer. Therefore, there is no requirement to print  the any PowerPoints,  worksheets or answer sheets.  You can look at these online and then record your answers in your homework books or use your imagination to present your learning in other creative ways.  


We are missing you lots!


Best wishes,

Miss Applegate, Mrs Winter and Mrs King

Keepy Up challenge!


I'm sure lots of you would be really good at this! It doesn't have to be a football - you can use anything you want. Just try to do as many as you can at 10am on Wednesday this week. If someone can video you doing it, I'd love to see it on the blog!

EEF supporting daily routines during school closures

Consistent routines can be a struggle at home with changes to our home working and schooling. Routines support behaviour and wellbeing. You will be finding a...

Some great ideas to help our children manage their anxiety.

Here are some home learning suggestions you might like to have a go at this week.  Remember to send us photos of all the things you've been doing, so we can upload them to our gallery.  

Keep up the good work!

'Start The Day With Exercise' from Out of the Ark Music @ Home (Words on Screen Lyric Video)

Move-it Monday - 'Start The Day With Exercise' There's bags of scope with this song for a high-energy workout to start your week. Get singing and moving, and...

Today we thinking of our school value of courage.  Here are some ideas to talk about with your family.  You can also try writing a poem about courage, following the format suggested in the PPT.  We'd love to see what you've been up to, so please email us with your wonderful  creations.  

Supporting parents and carers through disruption

This video provides guidance to parents and carers about how they can help children and young people manage their mental health and wellbeing during any disr...

5 Minute Move | Kids Workout 1 | The Body Coach TV

Great for all ages but aimed primarily at Key Stage 1 40 seconds work | 20 seconds rest Marching On The Spot Star Jumps Low Sprint Shuffle Squats Climb The Rope