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Whipperley Infant Academy ‘Learning, Growing, Together’

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 

Please see attached information regarding your child's transition dates and times.

Comet           Orion         Pluto 

Rachel - Feyza - Bimla
Sarah - Tracy - Anastasia
Siobhan  - Hamaira - Nicole


Below you will find lots of different home learning ideas. Don't forget to keep checking back regulary as we update this page all the time. It is important to be reading everyday and to keep the learning active and fun. You can always check our Reception or Year 1 class pages for some extra ideas. 


Keep safe.


The Year 2 Team

Our Home Learning Gallery 


We hope you have enjoyed taking part in the home learning. Year 2 teachers would love if you could send in a photograph to show us what you have been busy creating at home. We will post the photos on the website so we can share them like we would normally do in class. All of your teachers look forward to seeing your wonderful work! 


Please send your photographs to: admin@whipperley.infantluton.co.uk

Make sure you include your name and your class in the email. 

Home Learning Week 13

Write a letter

It is transition next week where we will spend 2 days at Farley in your new classroom. Can you write a letter to your teacher and bring it with you for her to read?


Some ideas you could include: 


What you have been doing whilst we have not been in school? 

Have you learnt a new skill? 

Have you had any good news?

What are you looking forward to in year 3?


Once you have done that, maybe you could write to a friend in your class? 




Seven Continents Song

A song to help kids learn the 7 continents in order from largest to smallest. Subscribe! ➜ https://www.youtube.com/c/hopscotchsongs?sub_confirmation=1 NEW RE...

How many continents are there? 

Can you name them?

Which is the biggest? 

What interesting facts can you find out about each continent? 

How many countries are in each continent? 

Which continent is the UK part of? 

Art Club Moon Baboon special

Home Learning Week 12

Journey to School

Question time!

How is their journey to school different to yours?

Where do you think they are? What country might it be?

How long do you think it takes them to get to school?

What time is it in the picture?

What do you think they all had for breakfast?

What do they have inside their rucksacks?

Where are their parents?

What is their school/teacher like? How is it similar/different to yours?

Are the children happy?


Story starter!

Imagine you are one of the children in the picture. Can you write about your journey to school?

You might write it as a diary entry, or a recount.

You could even write a piece about whether it is better to go to your school or the school the children in the picture are going to. What would you find mroe excitng and why?


Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help? Could you add an adverb?

The children paddled through the water. It was hot.


Sentence challenge!

Can you use a colon to separate two independent clauses?

The first independent clause describes something and the second gives extra detail.

E.g. The journey was tough: we had to paddle for hours.


It is better to go to school in the jungle they don’t have any traffic to worry about!


Perfect picture!

Imagine what their school looks like when they finally get there.

Can you draw or describe it?


Can you draw a map of your journey to school. Remember to add a key!


Could you discuss your new journey to school in September? Will it be the same or will it be different? 



Telling the time

Use this link https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling_the_time to practice telling the time. There are many different levels so remember to challenge yourself! Have a practice first before timing yourself. Can you beat your own score? 

Rocket Launch

We have loved exploring Space this year! Why not try and create your very own rocket and try launching it. Take a video and send it to us, we would love to see!

Art Club with Olaf Falafel - Episode 11

Episode 11 - Shoebox Pollocks, Disgruntled Doughnuts, Typography tutorial and the return of the Sausage Bird! Welcome to Art Club Episode 11. .

How To Make Tetris from Cardboard

How To Make Tetris from Cardboard:

Fancy a game of Testris, then why not make your very own!

Home Learning Week 11


Story starter!


On the surface, everything looked ordinary.

The boy in the boat was bored. He had lived beside this boring river with his boring family for his whole boring life. Nothing unexpected ever seemed to happen to him. He often went to bed at night and wished for something exciting in his life.

Little did he know, underneath the ground he walked on and the river he rowed his boat on, a marvellous, mysterious, magical menagerie of life stirred.

His life was about to become a lot more interesting…

Question time!


Who is the boy and why do you think he is bored?

What do you think he has with him in the boat?

What do you think his family are like?

Where do you think their home is?

Who do you think lives in the city under the ground?

Why do you think the boy has never seen the people who live there before?

Why do they live underground?

Is there anything peculiar about the sea or the tree that is next to it?

What do you think is about to happen to the boy?

Sick sentences!


These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help? Could you add an adverb?


The boy rowed the boat. Underneath him was a big fish. It swam around, waiting.

Sentence challenge!


Can you include some speech in your writing, using inverted commas?


E.g. “Have you found it yet?” asked the visitor.

“What?” replied the boy.


Remember to start a new line for a new speaker.

Perfect picture!


Think about where there might be a hidden city in your school or home. A place where no-one would bother the inhabitants! It might be under the stairs or inside a bookshelf or even under the floorboards! Can you draw what you have imagined?

Data Handling

Rainbow in a Glass! Experiment of the Month May 2017--Scientist Joe

Experiment of the Month for May 2017. Create a rainbow in a glass using Skittles, water, and density! www.sciencefun.org Song courtesy http://www.bensound.com/

Home Learning Week 10

The Catch

a film by Josh Carroll and Scott McWhinnie produced at Ringling College of Art + Design Department of Computer Animation Class of 2012 http://www.ringling.edu

Why is the boy not happy with his fish?

Why does he have to fish for food?

Why do you think the boy chased the fox? 

How did the feel when he saw the giant fish?

What happens to the fox at the end?

Why does that happen?
Can you describe the giant fish and put the words into sentences? 

Could you make a fishing rod and design your own giant fish to have a go at catching a fish yourself?

Can you write your own story as if you were the boy? What would happen in your story?

What would be the same? What would be different? 

Art Club with Olaf Falafel - Episode 10

Episode 10 - Spewnicorns, speech bubbles, Name Monsters and Kehinde Wiley. Welcome to Art Club Episode 10. If you've enjoyed watching Art Club please share w...

This story explains about the virus and gives the important message that this will come to an end.

Home Learning Week 9

An Unexpected Journey

Look at the picture and have a discussion with your family, can you answer these questions:

Where did her journey begin?

Why was it 'unexpected?'

Where will she go on her adventure?

What different things will she encounter?

How will she get back at home?

How might she be feeling about her adventure?

Would you like to go on an advenure like this?


Now, have a go at writing your own adventure story based on this picture. Can you use noun phrases, adverbs or similies? 

Multiplication game

Multiplication Bingo:

Bingo is a fun game, and this version puts a mathematical twist on this classic game, as a way to boost multiplication skills.

What you need to play:

  • Paper to write your numbers down

How to play:

  • In this mathematical version of the game, write down 5 numbers, which are multiples of a given times table. The time tables you should practice are 2s, 5s, 10s and want a challenge try your 3s.
  • Can your family call out multiplication questions from the chosen times table? You will need to work out the answer.
  •  If you have the answer to the question on your bingo board, you can cross it out.

How to make slime

Ah, slime. It’s the one thing that we know all children love! So why not turn it into a science activity? You will need: mixed shaving foam, PVA glue and a little bit of air freshener (fabric conditioner can work too!), to create a slime that you can swirl, stretch and crack, providing hours of fun.

Can you write instructions on how to make slime?
How much did you need of each ingredient?
Can you describe what it feels like?

Use these links to take a virtual tour of famous landmarks:

Take a virtual tour of Buckingham Palace- https://www.royal.uk/virtual-tours-buckingham-palace

Who lives here? Can you describe your favourite room?

Take a virtual tour of Stonehenge- https://www.englishheritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/stonehenge360/

Where is Stonehenge? Why is it famous? Can you draw a picture of the landmark?

The best zoo webcams to watch:

Koala and Panda Webcam at Edinburgh Zoo-

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/  https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/koala-cam/#koalacam

Flamingo Webcam at Marwell Zoo


Barn Webcam at Folly Farm


Live Tiger Cam at Port Lympne


Home Learning Week 8


The Split

Story starter!


She had been standing there for hours, surrounded by ice.


As the sun peeped its head over the distant mountains on the horizon, an orange and yellow hue filled the sky. The warmth of the sun was a gesture of kindness to her frozen hands, which she clasped together in front of her trembling body.


It was then that she heard it…




It was as if the world in front of her was breaking in two...



Question time!

Who is the girl in the story?

Why might she have been standing there for hours?

Why might the girl be trembling?

Where is the girl standing?

What do you think is happening in the picture?

How long is the split that seems to be appearing on the Earth’s surface?



Perfect picture!

Can you draw what might happen next in the picture?


Sentence Doctor Needed!

These sentences are ‘sick’ (boring!) and need help to get better. Can you help?


The girl stood on the ice.

The sun came up.

It was cold.

The ground started to split.


You can add a simile, an adverb, interesting adjectives, additional information about the character etc... For example


The girl stood on the ice could become


Silently, the small girl perched on the flat, freezing surface of the lake. 


See what you can come up with!

Maths Challenges!

Rock Noughts and Crosses Game

The traditional game of noughts and crosses can be brought to life in a new fun way! Find some stones in your garden or when out on a walk, paint them and turn them into a game! Click on the link below for more details. 


This week's newspaper for Primary children. Current issues and headlines in a fun, friendly and easy-to-read format. Click on the link below to read online.

How to grow a rainbow at home

Is it possible to grow a rainbow at home without leprechauns? Learn how with this video! Equipment: paper towel, water-based felt-tip pens, water, a flat dish, pape...

Home Learning Week 7

Let's Leave...

Think carefully about where the bubble might be taking her. Think about what she would see when she gets there. Can you write or draw what you have imagined where the bubble takes you?


Where do the bubbles take you?


Do they always take you to the same place?


Can you control where the bubbles take you?


Which is heavier, the bubble-making liquid or the bubble?


Which is heavier, a balloon or a bubble?


Is a balloon heavier when it is full of air or before it’s blown up?

Can you grow your own plant?

Art Club with Olaf Falafel - Episode 6

It's POP ART this week!!! Episode 6 of Art Club and we'll be looking at Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and the rest of the Pop Art gang. There's also a fuzzy ...


Bridget Riley is a British painter. The style of her painting is called op art. Op art is short for 'optical art'. Bridget puts colours, shapes and patterns together in clever ways to create an optical illusion. Can you create your own? 
Home Learning Week 6

Ride Of Passage

Toki’s tribe expects him to bring home the head of the biggest animal possible. In return, he will receive honour and respect. However, this rite of passage does not turn out as planned. With the help of a colourful new friend, he achieves something much bigger

Once you have watched the video you can:

  • Write a letter to Toki asking him questions you would like to find out about living in the rainforest. What must you include at the end of a question sentence?
  • Use this step by step video to draw a chameleon- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyEoNENH0Tc
  • Research and create a fact file about a chameleon or any other rainforest animal of your choice. Can you recall information about the rainforest topic to help you with this?
  • Have a go at some tribal art. Use the clip at the beginning of the video to help.

Maths activities

Science activity

Don't miss out on these natural events and head outside to your garden and look for.....

Art activity

Use the Tate Kids website (https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/make-pop-art-warhol) to explore a range of activities. This week, why not try researching and creating a pop art picture inspired by the artist Andy Warhol.

Line Rider - Movie instumental

Have listen to the music:
Do you recognise it? What movie is it from?
Can you discuss the dynamics and tempo of the music?
Can you discuss the rhythm of the music?

Are you up for a challenge...

Here is some useful website to support you with learning at home:


Explore the effects of climate change and answer the big questions- www.climatekids.nasa.gov

Research about different animals around the world and have a go at the quizzes- www.natgeokids.com

Join the super movement and try some active learning videos covering Maths, English and Science- www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

Explore a range of children’s cooking recipes- www.bbsgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking

Try some fun and active yoga at home and enjoy a story alongside it- www.youtube.com/cosmickidsyoga

Remember to catch up on the daily news using news round just like in school- https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround


Home Learning Week 5 

Enjoy a story read by one of your teachers


   Please allow about 10 seconds to load each of the following videos:




         "Aliens in Underpants Save the World" read by Sarah (Orion)


          "I'm Coming to Get You!" read by Rachel (Comet)


Bimla reads the book "Farmer Duck"    Tracy reads the book "A Monster's Moved In!"


         "Farmer Duck" read by Bimla (Comet)


          "A Monster's Moved In!" read by Tracy (Orion)


Tracy reads the book "Zog"    Sarah reads the book "The Tunnel"


         "Zog" read by Tracy (Orion)


          "The Tunnel" ready by Sarah (Orion)




         "Something Else" Read by Feyza (Comet)


         "What the Jackdaw Saw" Ready by Nicole (Pluto)



         "Bear and Bird" Ready by Anastasia (Comet)


Audio Books



Little Monkey by Marta Altes

Still image for this video

"A Cloudy Lesson" by Yezi Xue | Disney Favorite

A cloud maker and his apprentice grandson are busy making clouds but everything doesn't happen as it should. As things don't go according to plan, the pair of them learn that good ideas come from happy accidents.

Once you have watched this video can you.....


  • Write a some instructions of how to make a cloud maker- think about what equipment you will need. What would you do first? Finally what would you do? 
  • Go outside and look up at the cloud. What shapes are there? Do any clouds look like something else? Can you draw some or take a photo? 
  • Can you write a story about you using a cloud maker? What would you do? Where would you go? Who would be there with you? 

What coins and notes do we use?

Art Club with Olaf Falafel - Episode 2

Hello and welcome back to another Art Club! It's the second one, I really hope you enjoy it. I'll be putting a new one up every Monday at 11am so make sure y...

Can you use chrome music to create your own music? 
Parent Support Ideas

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...

Home Learning Week 4


Please see below lessons that your children can learn whilst isolating at home.


Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.

Follow the link below:



  • Click on subject
  • Click on your child's year group
  • Click on a subject that your child would like to learn



Daily lessons are here!

BBC Bitesize are bringing you three new lessons every weekday, with videos, activities and more.







Have you heard about the amazing Captain Tom Moore? At 99 years old, he decided he wanted to raise £1000 for the NHS to support all our doctors and nurses. He wanted to walk 100 laps of his garden before he turned 100. He has now raised over £20 million! It will be his 100th birthday on April 30th.  If you would like to make and send him a card, you can do so at the address below:


Where to send

Once you have designed your card just pop it in an envelope and send to:


Captain Tom Moore

C/O Marston Moretaine Post Office

67 Bedford Road

Marston Mortaine


MK43 0LA


If you can’t print or get out to send Tom a card, don’t worry, just head to the Post Office Facebook page and leave Tom a message and they will send it to Tom on your behalf.



In the beautiful weather we're having, now is the time to start thinking about new growth.  STEM Science are currently offering a free set of downloadable activities and resources all on the topic of plants. You may even be able to grow some of your own!
Let's get singing!  Sing Up have produced a wide range of singing resources for free. Simply click on the link below to get started!
Home Learning Week 3

Virtual Animal Events


Find some links below to explore a range of animal events from your home.

Spring is starting and new life is beginning. Below you will find links to virtual events such as a barn owl box, a farm with sheep  due to give birth to lambs and lastly check out Whipsnade Zoo's youtube channel, they have lots of fantastic videos about all the animals they look after there!

Science Activity


Learn how to make an easy lava lamp with this fun science experiment. Use simple household items such as vegetable oil, food colouring, Alka-Seltzer and a bottle to create chemical reactions and funky balls of colour that move around like a real lava lamp.


Use the link below to access instuctions on how to make your very own lava lamp as well as a range of other exciting and interesting science experiments. 



Arts and Crafts


The Tate website gives you lots of ideas of how to be creative at home. There is activities ranging from drawing and painting, cut and sticking and performance. Use the icon below to explore the website. With us entering the new season of Spring and with Easter approaching why not decorate an egg. 


Line Riders ~ Movie music

Listen to the music.... Do you recognise it? Where is it from? Can you notice the change in rhythm and dynamics? Can you explain the pace of the music?

Phonics Play


We have learnt rules of how to change a singular word into plural. What does singular mean? What does plural mean? Play both games on 'phonics play' to practise your skills.


Astronaut Event:


'The Armchair Astronaut' is a free resource that hosts live astronunt events weekly, today is a live online audio presentation and audience question and answering seesion by an astronaut called Steve Swanson who's presentation is on 'having fun on the ISS.'



Use this link on Tuesday 7th April at 2pm or 7pm:



What is the ISS?

Can you write four statement sentences on what you have learnt?

How do astronauts entertain themselves in Space? 

The Louvre Musuem Virtual Tour:


We may be stuck indoors for the time being but that dosen't mean we can't broaden our horizons beyond our homes. Keeping the theme of our France topic learning why not take a virtual tour of 'The Louvre' located in the capital of France, Paris.


Can you find the 'Mona Lisa' painting? Who painted the Mona Lisa? What other famous artists have thier paintings displayed at The Louvre? What was your favourite room to see? 


Here is the link for The Louvre Musuem: https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabs 


Olaf Falafel

Art Club with Olaf Falafel - Episode 1

Hello! Thank you so much for watching my first ever Art Club, I really hope you enjoy it. I'll be putting a new one up every Monday at 11am so make sure you ...

The Author, Olaf Falafel, who visited Whipperley, has set up an Art Club every Monday from 11am. 


Olaf would like the children to send in photographs of any artwork completed during the club to admin@whipperley.infantluton.co.uk. 


Click the icon below to access the channel.

A message from Clare

Hi Year 2


I will be posting some songs that we sing in singing assemblies at school. Have fun singing these songs at home with your family.



Sing a rainbow

Sing a rainbow - Sing Up

This is a signed version of a well known, popular song which takes us through a musical journey of all the colours in the rainbow.

'Good to be me' song.

Good to be me - Sing Up

I once saw an elephant

I once saw an elephant

This is a cheerful song about animals that play instruments.
Use the video to help you to sing and sign the song.

Shake my sillies out lyrics

Learn Shake my sillies out with Beccy Owen

Have fun singing the 'Shake my sillies out' song with the sing up video.

Shake your sillies out!!!

Have fun singing the 'Shake your sillies out' song with the learning station video.

Home Learning Week 2

Home Learning: Bees and France

Enjoy reading a copy of the weekly newspaper.

Line Rider - Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)

Listen to the music... What do you notice about the music? How do the dynamics change? How does the chnages make you feel?

Use the website pobble 365 to view a different image each day. You can use the image to discuss what you can see, hear, smell, taste and touch. Can you make these words into expanded noun phrases. Use the different image every day to write a description or even create your own story. 





The Queen Bee

Describe what you think this illistration is about. 

What time of day do you think it is? 

Who is the Queen Bee and what does she want?

Why is there a cage in the picture?

Are these ordinary bees? 

What would you do if you went to a place like this? Would you enjoy being there? 

How does this picture make you feel? 

Sceince Nature Workshop

Each week we will upload a Science workshop for you to access at home. This week it is based on nature. All you need to do is visit the website below to find the resources. 






*MESSY-MORPHOSIS* | Full Episodes #10 | Messy Goes To Okido | Cartoons For Kids

Messy monster can't find his caterpillar friends. The garden bush where he left his friends is now covered with pretty butterflies. But where did the caterpi...

Arts and Crafts 


The Tate website gives you lots of ideas of how to be creative at home. There is activities ranging from drawing and painting, cut and sticking and performance. Use the icon below to explore the website.  

Friday 27th March- A virtual day at Chester Zoo

Week 1

Home learning activities

Home Learning: Indoor Maths Games

Home Learning: Online Maths Games

Thank you to everyone who attended the SATS meeting last week. I have included below the material we used in the session and also some past papers as requested. If you have any questions, please speak to your child's class teacher. 

2020 Key Stage 1 tests

This 6-minute video provides information for parents about the Key Stage 1 tests, including the optional Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Test. A downloadable...

What We Are Learning in Topic

The Bee Who Spoke

What We Are Learning in Maths




Reading Morning:  8:40-8:55 

It is of the utmost importance that you read with your child every day.  The children change their books 3 times a week; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.




Spellings are given out every week on Friday. Spelling books should be returned on Wednesday so that new spellings can go home and our spelling test is on Thursday. Please help your children practice their spellings daily.


Learning Logs

Each half term we will have a topic based home learning project. Every child should complete at least one activity each week. Please feel free to help your child make, models, encourage them to draw pictures and write sentence about the topic. We look forward to seeing them in class. 

Help your child at home


  • count in multiples of 2, 3, 5 and 10
  • learn the times tables up to 12
  • talk about shapes and their properties
  • measure things using a ruler
  • add and subtract 2 digit amounts
  • Tell the time using analogue and digital clocks.   Extend this by looking at roman numerals. 


PE takes place on  Friday morning for Orion Class and Comet class Friday afternoon for Pluto Class.  Please make sure your children have a full P.E kit on these days.