Lowfield Primary School
Lowfield Primary School

Year 2

Miss Frays Challenge
1. I spy/list A-Z items in your house, you can challenge your parents /carers or your siblings to see who can find the most items. 
2. Write an acrostic poem using your name or Lowfield

Maths Activities with your child

  1. Practice recalling number bonds instantly to 5 (5+0, 4+1, 3+2); number bonds to 10 (10+0, 9+1, 8+2, 7+3, 6+4, 5+5); and number bonds to 20 (20+0, 19+1, 18+2, 17+3, 16+4, 15+5, 14+6, 13+7, 12+8, 11+9, 10+10); Don’t forget the sums can also be said the other way eg, 11+9 or 9+11.


  1. Play ‘ping pong’ to practice instant recall of number bonds to 5,10 or 20.  You say a number they respond instantly with answer, and so on.


  1. Practice counting in 2s, 5, and 10s to 100. Practice counting from any given number. Use the stairs to count in steps of 2,5 and 10. When out in the garden count in steps of 2, 5 or 10.



  1. Make a hundred square, either use the numbers printed at the end (and cut them out) or get your child to write out all the numbers they know to one hundred on small pieces of paper to recreate their hundred square.


  1. Choose a number from the hundred square. Use this number all day. Can they count out that number of objects from around the house accurately?



  1. Can they tell you the number that is one less, one more, ten less and ten more? If it is a 2-digit number can they tell you how many tens and how many ones? For example, they choose 23 one more is 24, one less is 22, 10 more is 33, 10 less is 13.  23 has 2 tens and 3 ones.



  1. Can they do that many star jumps, catch a ball that number of times, hop, jump, bunny hop that number of times.


  1.  Play ‘I’m thinking of a number’ game.  Pick a number between 1 and 100.  Encourage the children to ask you questions about the number. Eg, is your number greater than 35.  If the answer is yes then could turn all the numbers from 1 to 35 over on the 100 square.  If no then they could turn all the cards over from 35 to 100.  Then get them to ask you another question, Does it have _ tens?   When the number has be found let them pick a number and you ask the questions.


  1. Can they write addition and number facts for this number, for example, 20 + 3 = 23, 3 + 20 = 23, 23 – 20 = 3, 23 – 3 = 20,     10 + 13 = 23,    22 + 1 = 23


  1. Practice doubling (up to 12) and halving numbers from 20.  Use objects around the house to aid their learning.  Use the numbers from the 100 square.  Eg, you choose 6, they count out 6 objects then as they are doubling count out another 6.  Practice writing the sum 6 + 6 = 12 (found by adding objects altogether).  Say the stem sentence Double 6 is 12.  When halving encourage them to share out the objects one at a time ( one for you and one for me)  into 2 piles until no more objects left.  Use stem sentence half of _ is _.


  1.  Play games like snap and pairs duplicating the number cards you want to use.


  1. Play board games such as snakes and ladders as this will help with number recognition to 100.


  1.  Go on a shape hunt around the house and the garden, decide on a shape you will look for, eg, could be 2D shapes – triangle, rectangle, square or circle.  Ask your child about how many sides or corners the shape has, what else do they notice?  Are all the sides the same length? Are the sides straight or curved?  Your shape could be 3D – cube, cuboid, cylinder, triangular prism.  Ask your child how many faces the shape has, how many sides, how many corners (vertices), are the sides straight or curved? 


  1. Choose a different shape every day and keep a log of the total number of that shape.  By the end of the week they could recreate their own pictogram or bar chart showing that number of shapes.

Cartoon Workshop


Pete McKee's Cartoon Workshop for Beginners!

As many of you may now have kids at home for the time being, Pete will be posting cartoon workshop lessons every Wednesday starting tomorrow, for the next few weeks. As he has done similar workshops before, which have always been well-received, we thought this would be a nice way to offer children, and adults too, something fun and creative to help break up the day, keeping young minds active in addition to their school work. Anyone can take part in these videos which will be uploaded to the Pete McKee YouTube channel. All you’ll need is a few pieces of paper, or whatever’s lying around, card, scrap paper etc., and some pencils or pens. The videos will be posted at 12pm tomorrow for whoever is interested!
Here is the link to our YouTube channel:



Get Creative


Click on the link for some free craft and art activities to try at home with your child.  Keep on drawing, using scssors and keeping up those fne motor skills whilst you are at home.




PE with Joe Wicks

Tune into you tube at 9am Monday to Friday to take part n a PE session with Joe Wicks or you could do at a later time.  Stay fit, active and well.  




Home Learning Ideas


Home Schooling - Spring 2

Y1/2 – Geography

  • Google Maps to identify oceans, continents, countries and cities around the world.  Good for recognising and comparing human and physical features.
  • World Geography Games – Website to support the above and more
  • Playgeography.com – Quiz questions to support the above
  • Pen pals – Activity to send letters around the world to explore places and people who live there
  • Create ‘birds-eye’ view of maps of each room of the house – create a key for each map e.g. colour/symbol
  • National Geographic – Website to allow children to create online maps
  • Topmarks – Weather, maps, locations etc.

Y1/2 – History

  • education.com – History activities e.g. crafts games etc.
  • BBC Bitesize KS1 – Covers topics on significant people, periods (time) and different historical themes
  • BBC.co.uk/history/forkids/ - Information and activities
  • Primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk – World History, significant events

Y2 – ICT

  • BBC Bitesize – information on how animation works.
  • Microsoft Photostory 3, Active Inspire, Powerpoint – all free to make a photostory
  • Youtube – Examples of stop-motion animation
  • Windows Movie Player – Free to make animations
  • Writing pen pal letters on Word, Active Inspire, Powerpoint to practice adding media, text, learn typing skills

Y1 – ICT

  • BBC Bitezise – Information on making charts
  • J2data – Making charts, branching databases etc.
  • Writing pen pal letters on Word, Active Inspire, Powerpoint to practice adding media, text, learn typing skills     

Other Useful Websites:

  • Ducksters – Variety of educational games
  • Twinkl – Great for curriculum knowledge, printable resources, online resources, currently free for a month
  • Phonics Play – Great to develop reading, currently free
  • Topmarks – Covers most subjects with games/ideas for many key stages

Parent Information Spring 2


Y2 newsletter _1_.pdf
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ks1 newsletter spring 2 _1_.pdf
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Parent Information Spring 1


Year 2 Knowledge base.pdf
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ks1 newsletter spring 1 2020.pdf
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Parent Information Autumn 2


ks1 newsletter autumn 2.pdf
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Parent Information Autumn 1


ks1 newsletter autumn1.pdf
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Y2 newsletter _1_.pdf
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Year 2 Reading Reward Display

David Harmer Visit

The Poet David Harmer came to Lowfield school.  He led an amusing whole school assembly where we had to join in with actions and parts of the poem.  We created a pirate poem together.  He then came to Y2 to work with us to create a class poem which was great fun.


Year 2 Spellings

During Year 2 the children are expected to be able to spell and apply words called common exception words within their writing.  It is really helpful for parents to regularly help your child to learn new spellings.  Below is a list of the Year 1 and Year 2 words to learn.

Autumn 2


E-safety: Y2AW read the story of Smartie the Penguin and learnt how he keeps safe when using the Internet. We designed our own E-Safety posters and learnt Smarties E-Safety song…we even added our own actions to help us remember it. Take a look at our E-Safety display in the ICT suite.



Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Art overview.pdf
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Year 2 Design overview.pdf
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Year 2 Geography overview.pdf
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Year 2 History overview.pdf
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Year 2 Music overview.pdf
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Year 2 PE overview.pdf
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Year 2 Science overview.pdf
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Information on Sheaf Learning Trust.pdf
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Attendance & Punctuality

School starts at 8:45am

School finishes 3:15pm

School Holidays

Term Dates 2019-2020
school holidays.pdf
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