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Hi everyone,


I just wanted to let you know that from Monday 8th June, your home learning will be on the Year 2 Home Learning section of the website instead of on here. 


If you are not sure how to find it, you need to click on the yellow book at the top of the school's website which says 'Children' then click 'Home Learning' and then select 'Year 2'.


Remember to keep me updated on our class blog and stay safe.


Speak soon,

Mrs Marsden x



Hello all, how are you this week? What have you been up to? I have bought some new plants and flowers for my garden so I have been busy planting. We also bought Zach a slide, a swing and a paddling pool and he loves playing with the hose pipe. It's a good job it's been nice and warm!


I will post your new home learning below as a document so that you can keep going back to it whenever you need to.


Enjoy your week and stay safe.

Mrs Marsden x


Hi everyone, hope you are all ok and staying safe. What have you all been up to?


I haven't done a great deal this week. It was very sunny at the start of the week but it has been very cold in Hartlepool for the last few days so we have been staying indoors more than I would have liked. 


Anyway, it is time for another week of home learning and I have uploaded it as a word document again for you. You will also find some Maths worksheets for you to do too.


I hope you all have a lovely week, speak soon.

Mrs Marsden x



Hello to my lovely Maui Dolphins! How are you all? I have loved keeping in touch with some of your on our class blog. How is your magic bean doing? Mine is starting to grow and has a really long root on it now! Post your pictures on our class blog so that everyone can see them. Here's a picture of mine.



I have posted this weeks learning as a document so that you can see it all together and even print it out if you want to.


Enjoy your week, stay safe

Mrs Marsden x



Hi everyone, how are you all? I hope you are all safe and well and enjoying the home learning so far.


If you haven't been able to do it since the start, I have kept all the previous work on this page so that you can complete it at your own pace. Has your magic bean grown much yet? Mine has grown lots this past week so I am thrilled about that!



I have posted your new home learning below. So take a look and remember to keep me posted on our class blog.


Stay safe, speak soon

Mrs Marsden x



Task 1


Remind yourself of the features of a letter. Use the picture below to help you.



Jim received this letter from the giant that we looked at last week.



What might Jim want to write in a letter back to the giant?



The Cottage


AB23 4CD


Dear Giant,


From Jim


Task 2


In the original story the Giant often says ‘’Fee –fi-fo-fum’’ Create your own giant sayings using different consonants and –um rhyming words! E.g. ‘’ Hee-hi-ho-hum, I want food in my tum!’’ Come up with a few different ideas of your own and decide which is your favourite because you will need it later!


Task 3


What if Jack didn’t climb the beanstalk, what if Jim didn’t climb the beanstalk, what if it was a new character instead!


Draw a new character for the story ___________ and the Beanstalk. Write expanded noun phrases around the picture to describe your character.


Use this link to remind yourself of what expanded noun phrases are if you need to.


Task 4


Change other nouns in the original story to create a plan for a new story.



My Version



Your character



What else could be at the top instead of a castle? What might your character climb instead of a beanstalk?








Golden hen/money/golden harp




Chopped down the beanstalk

What other creature might be at the top? What did you decide they were going to say?







What does your character take?




















How will your character escape?





Task 5


Using your plan from yesterday (above), write your new version of Jack and the Beanstalk.

What will your title be?

Post it on the class blog when you are finished so we can all see.

You might want to include illustrations too!




Click on the website below and choose one book to read every day. 

When you have finished each book, complete a quiz on it on Accelerated Reader.


You can read with a grown up if you need to or have the book read to you on the website.


Our class log in is




If you use this, you will see your name, click on it and you will see the books that I have suggested for you or you can

use the search bar at the top to find the title of the book.


 The Accelerated Reader quiz code is underneath each book just type that into our Accelerated Reader as normal.


AR Quiz Number 233635


AR Quiz Number 213166


AR Quiz Number 213168


AR Quiz Number 213165


AR Quiz Number 213169








Use this super website to complete some activities. 
Complete one activity each day from week 4


Username is: login

Password is: homelearning






Print off this Bean Diary or you can use it to create your own! Complete page 3, put the date, write a paragraph to explain what has happened to your bean since last week and include a drawing or a photograph of what it looks like now.



I have made a list below of some other home activities that you could be doing once you finish your diary.


  • Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.
  • Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.
  • Identify and name a number of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats.
  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants.
  • Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.


I have found this website which you may find useful


Here's a link to a Twinkl pack to help with your learning.



Complete one lesson each day from Summer Term Week 4




Here is the link for one of our favourites... Hit the Button!






I'm sure you have already heard about it if you have not already been joining in. Joe Wicks does a live PE lesson from is house everyday. Follow the link below and see if you can join in with him.


It's on every weekday, live at 9am.






Hi Maui Dolphins, it's time for another week of home learning.


Is your magic bean growing? Here's a picture of mine and I'd love to see your pictures on our class blog.




Try your very best to complete one activity each day from each section again this week. So one piece of English, reading, Phonics, Maths and just one Science activity for the week but most importantly, remember to look after your beans!


Enjoy your week, speak soon.

Mrs Marsden x



Task 1

Did you know that there are lots of different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk? I have found this version!


Questions to answer

  1. What is the title of this book?
  2. Which characters can you see on the front cover?
  3. Who might the little boy be?
  4. What might the boy be doing?
  5. What sort of book might it be?
  6. Who is the author?
  7. Who is the illustrator?
  8. Who might like this book?


Task 2


Watch and listen to Mrs Roberts reading the story. 


How is it similar to Jack and the Beanstalk? How is it different?

Record your answers in a table like this one.




Jack and the Beanstalk

Jim and the Beanstalk









































Task 3


What is at the start and end of a question?


Write down every question word you hear in this song!


Which question words are tricky to spell?

Can you spell them all correctly?

Ask someone at home to test you!


Task 4


Oh No! The giant wrote this letter to Jim in the story!

Please can you be the teacher and correct it for me!



Task 5 


Read this letter from Jack that he sent to the mysterious man who gave him the magic beans.


20 Beanstalk Road

Giant Town

Fairytale Land



Tuesday 12th February 2019

Dear Mysterious Man,

A few days ago I sold you my cow at the market. I am now writing to ask if I could buy my cow, Daisy, back off you.

At the time my mother and I were very poor and I had no choice but to sell Daisy, even though we loved her very much. Do you have a pet you love very much? 

In exchange for the cow you gave me some beans, which you told me were magic. My mother didn’t believe me at first and threw them out of the window. However, overnight they grew and grew into a gigantic beanstalk that had a greedy, rich giant living at the top! Did you know this would happen?

The giant tried to eat me but I escaped with some gold and I am now very rich myself. Please let me know how much you want for my cow, I miss her very much.


Yours sincerely,



What features (special things) should a letter have? Use this checklist to help you find them all!





Click on the website below and choose one book to read from these other versions of Jack and the Beanstalk each day. When you have finished each book, complete a quiz on it on Accelerated Reader.


You can read with a grown up if you need to. Choose two other books that you would also like to read from this website this week.


Our class log in is




If you use this, you will see your name, click on it and you will see the books that I have suggested for you or you can

use the search bar at the top to find the title of the book.


 The Accelerated Reader quiz code is underneath each book just type that into our Accelerated Reader as normal.


Accelerated Reader website


Your log in for Accelerated Reader is the same as the one you use at school.


AR Quiz Number  212649


AR Quiz Number 224357





Hi everyone, that's another week done and dusted and now it's time to move on to week 2!


Did you all get something special in the post last week? I did and this is what mine looks like.



I have posted your new learning activities below so make sure you look through all of the subject headings.

Try your very best to do one English, Maths, Reading and Phonics activity everyday and Science once a week.


I hope you all have a wonderful week and remember to post our on class blog. I love seeing what you are all up to.


Speak soon,

Mrs Marsden x




Here's your home learning for week beginning 27.04.2020. Enjoy!


Task 1



Look carefully at the picture above


Answer these questions in full sentences, remember your finger spaces, capital letters and full stops, use your common exception word mat to help you with any spellings that you need.

  1. Has the giant seen Jack?
  2. How do you think Jack is feeling at this moment?
  3. Would you rather be the giant of Jack? Why?
  4. Would you rather be a giant in a land of humans or a human in a land of giants?
  5. What/who else lives in the land of giants?
  6. Why do giants live apart from humans?


Task 2


Draw a picture of a room in the giant’s house, draw Jack in the room as well so that we can see how big the giant’s things are.


Task 3


Story Starter!



Use the story map that you drew last week to help you complete the story I have started!


Jack had been climbing for most of the morning. Step after slippery step, he had made his way up to the top of the beanstalk. Several times, when the wind picked up, he had feared he might lose his footing and fall to his death. He had dared to look down on one occasion, seeing that his house was the size of an ant far below. 

Now that he had finally reached his goal and clambered up to the land of the giants, Jack had no idea what to do next.


‘FEE, FI, FO, FUM…” a voice as loud as a foghorn boomed out from high above him. Jack took a deep breath...


Task 4



‘Big’ and ‘small’ are adjectives to describe the giant and Jack. Can you think of synonyms (words that have the same or similar meaning) for ‘big’ and ‘small’? You could use this thesaurus to help you make a list!


Can you write a sentence to describe Jack and the giant, using some of your synonyms?


Task 5


I asked Mr Marsden to write some sentences about Jack and the beanstalk, but they are not very good! Can you help him by improving them?


1.Jack climbed the beanstalk.

2.The giant stood at the top.

3.Jack was scared.

4.The giant was really big.







Another really important thing for us to keep doing is reading. I know how good you all are at this already so it is super important not to let this slip while we are not at school.


Here's a super website which allows you to access 40,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more.


Here's a link to a free reading pack so you can keep your fantastic reading comprehension skills.




Home Learning Activities for week beginning Monday 20th April


Go to the video centre on our school website and watch me read a version of Jack and the Beanstalk :) I hope you enjoy it! Do you have a copy of Jack and the Beanstalk at home? If you do, find it and read it, how is your version of the story similar to mine? How is it different? Write three paragraphs to explain your ideas fully.

Paragraph 1 

These stories are the same because...

Paragraph 2

These stories are different because...

Paragraph 3

The story I like best is...                        because....


If you don't have a copy of the book, watch this version of Jack and the Beanstalk and use this instead to complete the task. Click on the link below.


Watch the BBC story again and use the cards in this link. Cut them up and put the events of the story in the right order.


Draw a story map of my version of Jack and the Beanstalk (go back and watch it again and pause it if you need to) and then use your story map to retell the story to someone in your house, include as much detail as you can! Do you remember the story map we drew when we read Rapunzel? Here is an example to remind you of how to draw one. Keep this safe, you will need it next week!





Can you remember our story Meerkat Mail?



I have popped the link below so that you can listen to it being read on Youtube.


Maybe you could write your own postcard just like Sunny?




In the Spring Term, Maui Dolphin's will be learning about Africa!


So far we have researched an African animal and then we wrote a non-chronological report about everything we found out.

Our final pieces were fantastic, take a look below!



Our next text type is going to a be story and our book choice is Lila and the Secret of Rain. We are going to be looking at the different types of weather and how it affects Lila's life. 


What would it be like if the sun shone everyday and it never rained?



We are looking forward to seeing how Lila and her family cope with the dry weather and whether or not there will be a happy ending.