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Summer Term Week 10


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This week we are looking at a story called ‘The Pirates Next Door’. Here is a video of me reading the story to you. We will be looking at the story for the next couple of weeks.  VIDEO TO COME (UPLOADING ISSUES)

I have had to put a YouTube video of the story being read up for the moment as I am still not able to upload my own video.

The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle

The Pirates Next Door read by Mrs Fegan.

Activity 2- Reading Comprehension- Can you answer questions about the ‘The Pirates Next Door’.

Activity 3- Character profile. Choose a pirate to draw and then describe. When you describe try and use 2 adjectives. For example, bright, red hat. If you want to really impress me, try using alliteration.  As an extension- Can you write some sentences including expanded noun phrases.

Activity 4- Draw a picture of what you think happened when Matilda stayed with Jim during her summer holidays. Where did they go? What were their adventures?

Activity 5- Write a post card or a diary as if you were Matilda and share all of your news about your adventures with Jim. Think about where they might have gone. What did they get up to? How will it have been staying on a pirate boat? Be as creative as you can! 


This week in Maths we are going to focus on time. Although we haven’t covered telling the time properly in year 2 yet, children should be able to recognise o’clock and half past on a clock.  They learn this in year 1. In year 2 they need to be able to recognise quarter to, quarter past and the 5 minute intervals. Spend some time looking at a clock and talk about the different hands and what they mean. Talk about how many seconds are in a minute and how many minutes are in an hour etc. We normally talk about this in terms of our school day explaining that they have an hour for lunch and sometimes we sit for a minute to see how much quicker that is. It might be that you want to keep things practical for telling the time and that is completely fine. As I said, we haven’t yet covered the year 2 aspects properly yet so it might be you only want to recap o’clock and half past. I will include worksheets for everything and some challenges so use what you would like.

1) Spend time looking at o’clock and half past. Talk about where the hour hand points and where the minute hand points. If you have a clock to hand or you have made one, then practise telling the time and then give children a time that they must make on the clock. Worksheet if wanted

You can either continue to spend time on o’clock and half past or you can have a go at the year 2 curriculum.

3) Look at the annotated clock. Spend time explaining which side of the clock is past and which side of the clock is to. The first half of the clock is past because we have just gone past an hour/ o’clock time. The other half the clock is to because we are closer to the next hour.  Explain to children that the clock has five minute intervals. Practise counting in 5s

4) Focus on quarter past and quarter to. Use the annotated clock to help and spend time explaining which side of the clock is past and which side of the clock is to.
5) Spend time looking at a clock and practise telling the time. If you have a clock to hand or you have made one, then practise telling the time and then give children a time that they must make on the clock. Telling the time to 5 minute intervals. 
Extra websites that can be used



We will be comparing Yeovil and Tocuaro. Look at the sheet with some facts about Tocuaro. Decide if you think you might like to live there or not. Can you explain your choice?

Using the internet, find out some facts about Yeovil.


Think about things that you have done that you are really proud of. It could be something like helping your Mum or Dad with something or writing a letter to an elderly relative. Think about a time that you have done something wrong, such as being unkind to your sister or not brushing your teeth when you were asked. Divide a piece of paper in half with “right” and “wrong” as your headings. Put as many things as you can in each section. It can be things that you have heard about in the news, as well as your own



Go into your garden, if you have one. If you do not have a garden, you could complete this activity whilst out on a walk.

Find an old log or rock and lift it up carefully.

What is living in this microhabitat?

Write a list of everything living that you find. Remember to replace the rock/log so as not to harm any living creatures.

Try the activity again in a different area. Do you find any different creatures? Why do you think the living things have chosen to live there?


D.T- Constructing a bug hotel

Think about the habitats that you have investigated in science.

On paper, design a bug hotel using materials you can find around the house or garden, such as sticks, stones and broken tiles.

Build your bug hotel and place it somewhere in your garden/outside space.

It may look something like this one that has been built inside an old drinks bottle and hung up with string.