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A very warm welcome to all of our Year R children starting in September 2021 and their families. Thankyou for choosing Orchard Infant School. We will be in touch soon with next steps and information.

Year 2 Learning Archive - 23rd March to 19th June 2020


Welcome to the week Year 2's

Welcome to another week of learning

adding inc chunk and bridge

Maths Mon 15th June - Year 2

PE Daily Challenges. If you want to get fit, have fun and be competitive, then try these! We have added them to Purple Mash too so you can send us some pictures if you want!

Download this form, record all your scores and send it off to one of the email addresses at the bottom. You could get a certificate!


Phonics and Grammar video - Tuesday

Part 2 of this weeks series of grammar videos

8th June Maths Introduction

Introduction to this weeks maths.

Monday 8th June - Grammar and Phonics Yr 2

Monday 8th June - Grammar and Phonics Yr 2

Monday 8th June 2020 - Good morning everyone! 


As per the parentmail that went out Friday, all learning will now be set on Purple Mash under your class name and in subject folders, this way you can plan your week to best suit you as long as the Maths and Phonics lessons are done in order. The picture below shows you where the work will be saved. Remember, to upload any work you need to go to the 'My Work' folder, you can upload more than one document this way but please label it with the subject and date.


Please refer to the parentmail for detailed instructions regarding Virtual School. 


A new singing assemble song will be uploaded on here each Wednesday and we will deliver some video tutorials for some lessons too, don't worry, we will let you know which ones. 


Have a great week! 

LEARNING AT HOME WEEK 8 - 1/6/20 - 5/6/20

Thursday 4th June 2020 - Good Morning, all your learning is set on Purple Mash as a 2do. 


Have a great day. 

Wednesday 3rd June 2020 - Good Morning. it is Wednesday again which means time to focus on your well-being and to take some time to chill and do some mindful activities!


There is a Grammar and Maths lesson uploaded to Purple Mash as 2do's and we have posted some suggestions for mindful activities below. Remember, do whatever brings you peace and harmony today. 


Have a great day!

Popcorn the Dolphin | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Popcorn the Dolphin | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A kids yoga story all about staying calm, keeping breathing and thinking positive! Like Cosmic Kids on Fa...

Tuesday 2nd June 2020 - Good Morning Everyone!


Parents, all the daily learning is uploaded onto Purple Mash now as a 2do, each day will be flagged up as your child logs in. We will still post the PDFs of the learning on this site for the time being too. 


We understand there has been some issues with uploading more than one piece of work to Purple Mash, we are busy rectifying this issue and will send some guidance asap. 


Have a great day!

Monday 1st June 2020 -Good Morning and welcome back everyone. 


It is the start of our Summer Term and we have lot's of exciting learning for you. 


We were so very impressed with all the work you uploaded via Purple Mash and we are so pleased we can see all the hard work you are putting in, hopefully you all received the feedback and comments from your teachers. 


This worked so well we will upload all of the work on Purple Mash now so you can upload your work back to us. We will also upload it onto the website at the moment in case some of you are finding Purple Mash tricky to use. 


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Doubling and Halving

Weekly reading challenge - you can spend all week on this!

Weekly writing challenge -you can spend all week on this!

We have an awesome new reading website for you, you will need to sign up for it, but we are certain you will love it! We will be using this for our weekly learning so take a look at the guide on the next few slides, we will add instructions as a document too.

Learning at home week 7-18/5/20 to 22/5/20

As promised here is a little surprise for you all!


We wanted to create something really special for everyone so we have made a video dedicated to all of YOU!


We might not see your faces every day anymore but we think of you all so much. 


The lovely Miss Wilson has been busy collecting photos of all the lovely memories so far this year from all your teachers and has made a singing video as a tribute to every single one of you, we hope you enjoy it.


Love from


All the staff at Orchard Infants xxx


(We had so many lovely photos the song plays twice, there is a slight pause on the Pineapples slide then it continues)


PS, This brought tears to eyes because we miss you all so very much xx



*Half term ideas further down the page*



A tribute to all our lovely children

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We have another treat for you all too. At Orchard we are so lucky to have the amazing and kind Mrs Wright who looks after all our emotions and feelings. We love her so much, she doesn't just help the children she is also a huge support and comfort to all the staff at Orchard too. 


We hope you enjoy her poem that she wrote especially for you ...

Mrs Wright's Poem

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****************************HALF TERM ACTIVITIES***************************

Mrs Wojcik's Flower Hunt

Good Morning and Happy Friday, it is the end of this half term and we now have a weeks break where we can do all the things we love to do when we are taking time out and resting our minds and bodies. 


All of the teachers and teaching assistants at school have been chatting about how much we all miss you, we miss your faces, your smiles and your laughter. I am sure you are missing all your friends too.


So, to put a smile on your faces we have a few surprises later, watch this space...




Today's learning will be some Purple Mash 2dos. 


Don't forget your stories are due in today too, we can't wait to read them. 


Keep an eye out on the website later today, Miss Archer has created a poster full of fun ideas of things to do over half term and Mrs Wojcik has created a wonderful flower hunting activity. 


Finally, we have a very special poem to finish the day from our lovely Mrs Wright... check back later to watch her read the poem to you. 

Here are some maths problem to try today or over the half-term week. They require you to practice some of your multiplication facts. Don't try and solve them in your head, make sure you choose a strategy like using resources to help or draw the problem and your solution on paper.

 Thursday 21st May 2020- Good Morning, we are almost at the end of another week AND it is almost half term!


All your Year 2 teachers are blown away by the creative stories you have uploaded for us, they have been incredible so far... if you haven't done one yet don't worry, you have until Friday. It is so lovely seeing your handwriting and reading your work again. 


Today you will have the option to upload your phonics work to Purple Mash too, that way we can read it and leave you comments or voice clips about your work, how cool is that!


Remember, you can upload it as a document or just take a photo of your work on a phone and upload it that way. 


Have a great day everyone.  

Phonics - (also on Purple Mash)

Maths for Thursday 21.5.2020


Today we have a problem called 'Biscuit Decorations'


Think of an efficient way to help solve this problem such as using resources at home like Lego or you could even draw it in your book.


For the Teddy Bears' Picnic Andrew decorated 20 biscuits.


He lined them up and put green icing on every second biscuit.


Then he put a red cherry on every third biscuit.


Then he put a white chocolate button on every fourth biscuit.


So there was nothing on the first biscuit.


How many other biscuits had no decoration?


Did any biscuits get all three decorations?


What if...


1. He decorated 15 more biscuits to take to the picnic?

2. Every 6th biscuit was sprinkled with hundreds and thousands?

Wednesday 20th May 2020 - Good Morning! Today is a very special day because as well as being our mindful well-being day it is also....                                   

                         WORLD BEE DAY.


The fabulous Miss Sidney from Pippins has created a really cool Bee activity for you all, but first, lets start our day with a singing assembly song. Bees are super important and help keep the world alive, how about this awesome song as a tribute to them...

What a Wonderful World

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Bee Challenge...

World Bee Day PDF

More practice of those multiplication facts everybody followed by a problem to solve.

Tuesday 19th May 2020 - Good Morning and happy Tuesday. 


Today we have created you a phonics and maths lesson and some 2do's on Purple Mash. Remember you have your story to write and upload for us to read as a weekly writing challenge. If you finish your story don't forget to edit it thinking about capital letters and full stops. You can draw pictures to go with your story too!


Have a wonderful day. :-)

We continue with our look again at multiplication today.

Monday 17th May 2020 - Good Morning!  Your thoughts and feelings on a Monday morning set you up for the week, keep it happy, think positive thoughts, get stronger, aspire to be the best you can be!


                   *********MESSAGE FOR PARENTS**************


We are starting to become a bit more tech savvy with this online learning journey and we can now upload our own learning and lessons onto Purple Mash as a 2do. This way we can personlise the learning to suit the needs of the children at this point in the school year. 


To trial this we have set a writing challenge called Spring Story onto Purple Mash, this challenge can be completed on paper and hand written, we are conscious that most of the writing activities on Purple Mash are typed but it is super important that children still practice their writing skills on paper.  


Once the children have completed their story it can be uploaded onto Purple Mash for their teachers to read. It can be uploaded as a document or you can take a picture of it and upload it as a photo (see picture below),


The hand in date is Friday so they can spend all week on this. We will begin to upload more customised lessons in the next few weeks. 


We can't wait to read all the amazing stories. 


Year 2 Team :-) 

This week we are going to remind ourselves about multiplication and trying our best to remember our multiplication facts.

Below are some times tables videos we have shared in class. Enjoy watching them again and try your best to join.

The 2 Times Table Song (Multiply by 2) | Silly School Songs

Learn how to multiply by 2 with this upbeat and catchy song! For more music and information, visit FREE Practice and Speed Drill...

The 5 Times Table Song (Multiplying by 5) | Silly School Songs

Kids will have a blast learning their 5 times tables with this fun and catchy tune! For more music and information, visit

The 10 Times Table Song (Multiplying by 10) | Silly School Songs

Kids will love learning their 10 times tables with this fun and energetic song. For more information and music, visit Lyrics: If...

Learning at home week 6-11/5/20-15/5/20

To our Superheroes (The NHS)

Written and performed by Amy Smith

Good Morning and happy Friday, why don't you end the week doing something you really enjoy doing when learning, it could be purple mash (choose any activity that looks fun) or maybe reading in the sunshine, or writing a letter to a family member or friend. 


Quite often you will be learning how to do things without even realising you are learning. When you bake you use maths by measuring, when you play in your garden you are using up energy like we do in PE, you might love comics and magazines where you will be reading and using your imagination. 


So today, find something you love doing and enjoy the final day of the school week, you will be surprised how much learning you are doing without even knowing it!


Have a great weekend. 

Friday maths for you. More opportunities to practice your number line skills when subtracting (taking away).

Thursday 14th May 2020 - Phonics...

A problem solving challenge for maths today. Good luck!

Wednesday 12th May 2020 - Good Morning! We are half way through our week already and it is well-being Wednesday where we focus on being mindful and content. 


We have made a lovely mindfulness activity for you to try. 


As usual lets start our Wednesday with a singing assembly song...

Don't Worry Be Happy

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Being mindful is all about being aware of your feelings whether they are good or bad, it is how we control them and use them and what we learn from our feeling and experiences which is important. 


After you have listened to today's song why don't you make a bubble map of all your feelings, it might be happy feelings, or sad, it might make you excited or nervous. All these feelings are normal, music can make us feel all kinds of emotions. 


Once you have created your bubble map why don't you create a picture of that feeling, you can use colouring or paint or maybe just sketch? 


Remember, art can be anything you want it to be!

Grammar -

Feeling good and making others feel good is super important! Why not try this feel good challenge, our amazing Miss Sidney created this for you all

Maths today is about continuing to practice our subtraction (taking away) skills.

Tuesday 12th May 2020 - Good Morning Everyone, lets have another productive day of learning...

Phonics -

Phonics PDF

Maths today is practicing subtraction or taking away. In the clip below is a demonstration in using a number line to help solve subtraction equations. It challenges us to use our very important place value skills to help partition numbers into 10s and 1s. Remember to use a ruler when drawing your own number line.

Watch the clip, use the below 100 square and have a go at solving:

1)   100 - 22 =

2)   100 - 32 =

3)   100 - 42 =

4)     90 - 42 =

5)     80 - 55 =

6)     75 - 53 =

How to draw and use a number line when subtracting (please ignore the date!)

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100 square to help add and take 10.

Monday 11th May 2020 - Good Morning Children, lets start off our week with a singing assembly song to motivate us...

Head over to Purple Mash for your learning today. We have set you some 2do's to work through...
Learning at home week 5 - 4.5.20 to 8.5.20

A Moment of Hush

Thursday 7th May 2020 - Good Morning Everyone, we are starting our day with a poem from Miss Smith from the Grapes Class. 


Sometimes it is hard to understand what is going on, hopefully this poem will help. 


She wrote it herself and has recorded it for you all to enjoy, we have also added the written poem in case you want to read the words too!



A Moment of Hush - Poem

Reading Challenge Day 4 -

For maths today, answer the below using the strategies we have been practicing this week for addition and subtraction.


Find the total amounts for the below:

a) Sweet for 45p and stamp for 39p

b) Pencil for 55p and rubber for 49p

c) Ruler costing 65p and sharpener at 29p



Wednesday 6th May 2020 -Good Morning Children, it is Wednesday again which means a day for mindful fun activities. As usual will we will put some ideas on here but you might like to do your own thing, as long as you feel happy and content then that's cool!


Lets start the day with the awesome and funny Michael Rosen...

Hot Food | POEM | The Hypnotiser | Kids' Poems and Stories With Michael Rosen

You can safely browse more videos like Michael Rosen Chocolate Cake on the Official Michael Rosen channel Hot Fo...

LETS SING! Another fabulous singing assembly song from Ms Wilsonage

A fabulous art challenge from Miss Smith...

Flowers PDF

Reading Challenge day 3

Reading Challenge day 3 PDF

Tom & Jerry | A Lesson From Professor Tom! | Classic Cartoon | WB Kids

Who would like a Catching Mouse 101 from Professor Tom? We do! Catch up with Tom & Jerry as they chase each other, avoid Spike, and play with friends like Li...

Tuesday 5th May 2020- Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!


Phonics today will be a grammar activity on Purple Mash, you have 2 to choose from but you might only want to do one, but if you want a challenge try doing them both.


There is a reading comprehension for you to do too. 

Reading Challenge Day 2 -

The Last Wolf by Mini Grey

A new take on an old classic!

For maths today there are two activity sheets to have a go at below. Remember to try and use strategies from yesterdays video to help find an answer and remember to check your work. If you know both parts then you add them together to find the whole. If you only know one part and the whole then you could subtract the part you know from the whole to find the part you don't yet know!

We have set a spring art challenge on Purple Mash if you feel like getting creative!

Hello all you fabulous Year 2 children! Your teachers have left you little messages on your class pages. We hope you like them!

Maths reminder of some of the ways we teach addition when at school. Watch this first and then solve the equations below.

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Use a strategy from the above video to help solve or check your answers to the below number sentences.

34 + 15 =

34 + 25 =

44 + 25 =

54 + 35 =

35 + 64 =


Can you spot a connection with the above number sentences. What's the same? What's different?


Reading Challenge Day 1 -

Here is a big picture of the front cover for your predictions... remember, today is just about making predictions, we will upload the story tomorrow.

Reading Challenge PDF

Learning at home week 4 - 27.4.20 to 1.5.20


Friday 1st May 2020-WOOOHOO it's FRIDAY!!!!!!! May today be the Fridayest Friday that ever Fridayed!

Phonics - Friday spellings, PDF version below the picture...

PDF Spellings

Literacy - We have set a reading challenge with some activities on Purple Mash, read the Little Red story then follow the activities. 


We have set a writing challenge too, you can choose between a football player or a pop star - or both if you like! 


They are all set as 2do's ...

Friday's challenges provided by White Rose Maths.

Maths activities for 1.5.2020

We hope you have an awesome weekend, we miss you all very, very much!

Thursday 30th April 2020 - Good Morning! We hope you enjoyed our mindful day yesterday, I loved Yoga with Mrs Webb, it made me feel really calm and happy. 


We are going to start the day with a book about Coronavirus, it is really tricky trying to understand what it is and why it is making things so different for us all, hopefully this book will help. You could ask a grown up to read it with you. 

Coronavirus - A book for children

Phonics - As usual we have put the phonics slides on here so you can complete the lesson without having to print anything. For those of you that have a printer and would find it easier to print the lesson we will now have a printable PDF version too.

Phonics PDF

Maths for the last day of April. We have attached a printable PDF version too.

Chicken Clicking

Remember our computer safety lesson last week? This book is a cool way of explaining it for you.

Lots of new stories read by your teachers have been added to our story time section on the website, click the shortcut below...

Wednesday 28th April 2020 - Good Morning Children, it is Wednesday again and a time to focus on mindfulness. 


It is so very important to use mindful activities in our lives, it connects with our resilience too, like chapters of a story coming together to make it complete. 


Mindful activities can help us control our emotions and help us release feelings. When we feel a little bit tense and tired from working super hard it helps us focus our attentions on what is important in life. 


All you lovely children work incredibly hard and all your teachers know that, but we also know that it is important to look after your mind as well as your body. This goes out to all the parents trying their best with home learning too, you are all amazing and we think you are doing a fantastic job! Make sure you all have time to take a step back and look after yourselves. 


Today there will be a phonics and maths lesson but the other uploads are things that we think might help with self love and self care. 



Music is a great way to relieve tension and stress, we are so lucky at Orchard Infants to have the talented Miss Wilson who creates all these awesome, soul tingling singing assembly songs. She even sings herself in some of them! Here is a new one to enjoy...

Try this relaxing yoga lesson from the wonderful Mrs Webb from the Peaches class...lets get our zen on!

We love a scavenger hunt to take our minds off things, have a go at this one from Mrs Bezer...

It's important to find ways to deal with stress, here are some ideas for you...

Sometimes it is important to remind ourselves why we are awesome, just in case you have forgot, why don't you complete this challenge to remind yourself of why you are amazing!

Tuesday 28th April 2020 - Good Morning and what a wet and soggy day it is!


Don't forget Joe Wicks at 9am, the weather shouldn't stop you getting active...



Phonics - Conjunctions

Use the 100 square to practise counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. Now make a connection between that and your 2x, 5x, 10 and 3x tables. After that are some more questions from White Rose maths.

Hi Children, It's Mrs Carr, Mrs Wojcik and Mrs Hill here, we are missing you all so very much, especially our Tuesday afternoons when we get you all to ourselves!


We thought we would create a poetry writing challenge for you all. You don't have to finish it today, you might like to do one today and some more through the week. Use your surroundings as inspiration... even this gloomy weather can inspire great poetry. 


You can use the slides below or click on the PowerPoint.


Have fun!

Haiku PowerPoint

Monday 27th April 2020 - Good Morning, lets start the day with some handwriting practise. Can you choose some of the Words of the Week from our phonics slides today and practise your cursive handwriting. Remember there are some videos to help you with the letter formation. 
Click on the link below and select 'English' to find handwriting videos...

Friday 24th April 2020 - Good Morning children, that's another week come to an end. Today's work will be mainly Purple Mash challenges. We will also post days 5,6 and 7 of your reading challenge that you might like to do over the weekend too. 


Have a lovely restful weekend and keep smiling, be kind and stay safe. 

Reading challenge days 5,6 and 7

Thursday 23rd April 2020 - Good Morning Children, lets have another great day of learning. Remember, you can only do your best and your best is good enough for us!

Singing Assembly - Lets start the day with an awesome new singing assembly song, a tribute to the NHS - You'll Never Walk Alone

Maths - For maths today we will continue to use our number bond knowledge to help us bridge when adding 3 single digit numbers together.

Reading Challenge Day 4 -

Computer Safety - You don't have to do this job today, you can fit this in whenever suits you. You might not even want to make a poster but it is important that you read all the slides, you could do it with a grown up too...

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 - Good morning children, today is international Earth Day and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day which makes it even more special. If you click on the google logo on your web browser you can find out which creature is the official creature of Earth Day this year, there is a little game to play too. 


Once you have done that click on the National Geographic link below to find out more...

Earth Day for Kids

Wow! Learn about Earth Day in this learning video for kids! See why April 22nd is so special, why we celebrate Earth Day and other exciting facts!

Maths - Today we will use our knowledge of number bonds to 10 to help us bridge through 10.

Earth Day art challenge -

Reading challenge day 3 -

Tuesday 21st April 2020 - Good morning children and happy Tuesday. 


Lets start the day with some handwriting, follow the English link below and scroll down to our handwriting videos, grab the handwriting paper from your packs and choose some letter formations to practise. 

Maths - a quick warm up!

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Following on from yesterday's 3 digit addition dice activity, here is a problem for you to solve.

Reading challenge day 2 -

Monday 20th April 2020 - Good morning and welcome back! We hope you had a fantastic Easter and enjoyed spending time with your family and eating chocolate of course!


Today is the start of our Summer term and although we can't be together as a team we can still try to make the most of our time by trying new challenges, reading a new book or getting creative at home.


We will upload lots of different challenges on here for you to try, but remember, if you find it tricky then try something else, even if it is just reading your favourite book or writing down your feelings. Try your best and that is always good enough for us!


If you click on the YouTube video below all of your teachers at Orchard Infant School have created a little surprise for you all in the form of a song and dance, enjoy...


Count On Me

A welcome to summer term video made especially for the amazing children of Orchard Infant School as a reminder of our joyful singing assemblies. We hope you ...

History -

Join Mr Gibbs in the video below to find out the maths challenge today!

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Copy these in your book and answer the questions, 'What's the same? What's different?' Remember to write what you notice in full sentences.

Reading - We have created a 7 day reading challenge for you, each day we will post the next part of the challenge. Day 1 is all about predictions, we won't post the story until tomorrow so you can make some really good predictions without knowing anything else about the story.

Well children, that is officially the end of our Spring Term and what a roller coaster we have all been on together.


As a school we always talk about the importance of being resilient; never giving up, helping others, determination, positivity, being strong, being brave, keep trying, team work, courage... the list just goes on and on. As a school community we have proved we are all of these things in abundance, it has been a difficult few weeks for everyone but each and every one of you have proved how resilient you really are, and most importantly we know that we will all bounce back from this as stronger and more courageous people. 


All your Year 2 teachers have been missing all your faces terribly, but don't worry, i'll let you into a little secret, we all have our class photos on our desks so we can see your faces as we work, it brings a smile to our faces!


It is so important to have some down time where we can just kick back, relax and take some time for ourselves, so make sure you enjoy your Easter break, we will be updating this page with more learning on Monday 20th April. 


However, we will post on this page, some exciting activities that you might like to do over Easter. These are optional activities, you might do all of them, you might do some of them or you might do none of them and that's cool too! Take this time to have time for yourselves, do the things that bring you joy!


Keep smiling, stay strong and be safe!


From all your Year 2 Teachers. x x x   

   ***********************************                EASTER ACTIVITIES

We will post lots of different ideas and activities that you might like to do over Easter, there will be a variety of things to do from creativity, cooking, PE, reading, writing, gardening and more.


Take a look below, remember, these are optional, just some fun ideas from us, enjoy...



Time Capsule - This is a really cool way to record your time in lockdown. When we study history we research important events and periods of time that had an impact on the world. One day in years to come children just like you will study this event in history just like we study different things that have happened in the past. This time capsule will record your experience of Covid-19 and who knows, in hundreds of years time someone might read it to learn all about this period in time!



Brymore Productions  - This is something really cool to watch...


How about some Polish cooking...


Have you enjoyed learning about Admiral Lord Nelson? Here is some reading with some interesting facts, you can read it from the pictures or download the powerpoint if you would prefer to print it off....


Here is an awesome cooking challenge from our catering team...


How about this splendid, stupendous and spectacular spring art challenge from our glamorous Miss Smith from the Gorgeous Grapes class...


Wow the Gorgeous Grapes class are on a roll, fun Easter ideas from the brilliant Mrs Bezer now...


Who loves spending time in their garden? I know I do! Check out all these gardening ideas from the Royal Horticultural Society.... It even encourages you to Reuse, Reduce and Recyle!


Something creative again, we saw this inspirational man on the news, what a wonderful way to spend your time, you could even use Miss Smith's art techniques from her lesson further up, enjoy...




Easter Word Searches..


Easter Maths...


WE haven't set any '2Do's' for over Easter but if you enjoy Purple Mash you can still go on and choose any activity to play...


Create some Easter baskets, Mrs K has done one too, take a look...

Learning at home week 2 - 30.3.20 to 3.4.20

Scroll down for all learning at home activities for week 2.

Friday 3rd April 2020 - Good Morning Children, it is Friday AND the last day of our virtual learning because we are stopping for our official Easter break. We will upload some activities and learning for today and later on we will upload some fun and interesting activities you might like to do during Easter, check the website later this afternoon.

Phonics - Spellings


RE (3.4.20)

Today you are going to learn the Easter Story. Just like 'Badger's Parting Gifts', there are some sad bits but also a happy ending. Have a go at reading the text yourself and answer the questions with a grown-up. 

Parents: if you have PowerPoint, choose that version as there are animations.

Now watch a couple of clips about how Christian families might celebrate Easter today.        Do you do any of these things?

CBeebies | Preparing for Easter | Let's Celebrate

CBeebies - Watch Toby visit a farm and pick flowers for church. Visit CBeebies at to find even more fun games and videos for yo...

CBeebies | Celebrating Easter | Let's Celebrate

CBeebies - Watch Toby celebrate Easter as he goes to church with his family and goes on an Easter egg hunt. Visit CBeebies at t...


You might have seen our post yesterday about creating pictures for the new Nightingale Hospital, unfortunately it seems this was Fake News, we are really disappointed that someone would do such a thing in time of uncertainty and worry. 


As a result please DO NOT send anything via the email address or postal address that we provided. 


The hospital still feel it is a wonderful idea and are working on a solution that will best fit. Until then, if you have already created some pictures, they can be put up in your windows to  make people smile and/or a photo of them uploaded to social media with the hash tag #RainbowsForNightingale


Thank you for your understanding

Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Good Morning!

Phonics - We are learning about the -ful suffix today. Remember, if you find something really tricky you could just be digraph detectives and look for different digraphs in your favourite book?

Today's maths activity is about using the clues from shadow shapes to help reason using what you have already learnt.


Wednesday 1st April 2020 - Good morning all you wonderful children, the sun is shining again today, it always makes us feel more positive!


Mindfulness and well-being is a super important part of our lives, it is so important that we try to keep our bodies and our minds healthy. Today's challenges will be about doing something you love that makes you feel happy inside. It could be something physical or something creative. It might be doing a good deed around your house or maybe its singing or dancing? 


We will post some ideas of lovely things that you could do throughout the day, you don't have to do them you might prefer to find your own things to do but as long as it brings you joy and makes you feel happy that's the most important thing. 


So, to start our day lets fill our homes with music, a new song for us to sing today...

What a Wonderful World

Mindful Colouring - Why not find somewhere cosy to sit, put some relaxing music on and turn these sheets into colourful masterpieces.

Rainbow Elephants - We saw this idea online and thought it was wonderful! We have created a little step-by-step guide to help you.

                 ***THIS ONE IS FOR ALL THE GROWN UPS AT HOME***


We never like to leave the grown ups out so the wonderful Mrs K, our resident creativity and mindfulness queen, has created something for all you Mum's and Dad's to try... only if you want of course.


We know how challenging and sometimes difficult this time is for you all and we think you are all incredible! 


Remember, in a world full of doing, doing, doing! It's important to take moment to just breath, to just be. 

This looks cool! You could decorate your bedroom with the bunting and it will make you smile every time you look at it.

Tuesday 31 March 2020 - Good morning everyone, how about some dancing to kick off our Tuesday and to help us get active!

Just Dance 2020: Old Town Road (Remix) - Alternate | Official Track Gameplay [US]

Phonics - Lets try to learn some of the important words connected to Admiral Lord Nelson...

[Badger's Parting Gifts] By Susan Varley ♡ Spoken Ruby Dee

Maths today is further practicing our understanding of 3D shape.

Hello children, Mrs Wojcik here, I hope you are all keeping safe and well. I was thinking about you all today and I remembered how much I miss playing our 'dice story game' that I often played with the Mangoes in the afternoon. Then I had an idea!, we could still do it, even if we can't be together!  


Pineapples and Strawberries, you might not have played this before so here are some tips:


1. Look at the pictures on the dice I have rolled, use each picture to tell part of the story.


2. Work through each dice in the order they have been rolled.


3. You can add as much detail as you want in each part of your story. 


4. Make it as funny or silly as you like. 


Maybe you can write it down and read it to your family to make them all smile, you could even draw pictures and turn it into a book?. 


I have added a few different combinations for you to use. 


I hope you enjoy


From Mrs Wojcik x x 

Monday 30 March 2020 - Good morning children, we hope you enjoyed your weekend with your family and loved ones. It is another beautiful spring day outside, lets see what this week brings!

Why not start the day with some handwriting, you could watch the handwriting videos to learn different letter formations or you could use our 'words of the week' from the phonics slides if you prefer?

Singing - Lets have one of the Orchard favourites this week to lift our spirits. Count on me - Bruno Mars

Literacy - Answer all questions straight into your green books, don't forget to put that date in the top corner.

Printable copy of today's reading

3D Shapes for Kids - Learn the 3D Shape Properties

The first slide is about spotting patterns in number and improving our number fluency. The slides after follow-up the above video to develop our knowledge of 3D shapes.

We hope you all had a lovely lunch! How about some more resilience to get us through Monday afternoon?

Learning at home week 1 - 23.3.20 to 27.3.20

Scroll down for all learning at home activities for week 1. 

Friday 27 March 2020 - Good morning Year 2, Mrs K here. I often love to start my day with some peaceful yoga, it helps me clear my mind and prepares me for the day with a positive mental attitude. After all, yoga is is the only exercise on the planet where you gain energy instead of burning it, why don't you give it a go, I have added a link below. Happy Friday everyone...

Squish the Fish | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

We join Jaime for a Cosmic Kids yoga adventure all about learning to have your own adventures. This kids yoga story is a great helper for kids who find it ha...

For maths today to round off our week of looking at 2D shapes there are four activities to try on Education City. Once you log on search for the activities in the pictures below! Remember we can log on to see how well you are all doing so good luck!

History - Creating Fact Files

Here are some clips of Mrs K turning her artistic hands to a type of art called Pointillism. Why don't you have a go to see what amazing patterns you can make. You could even make more than one and display them in your own art gallery somewhere in your home.

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Mr Gibbs and Waggles went hunting for 2D shapes.

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Thursday 26 March 2020 - Good Morning Year 2! Another glorious day outside. I hope you enjoyed your mindfulness day yesterday!

This is for all the grown ups at home to read. As you know reading is far more than just reading words, it's about understanding, comprehension, inference and above all else READING FOR PLEASURE! As you all try to navigate your way around home teaching, we have created some guidance to help you, some 'tricks of the trade' if you like. Hopefully it helps.

We're continuing our work on 2D shape today. There are two challenges so good luck!

You had a go at making your own timeline about your life now lets try and start to make one to help show the important parts of Admiral Horatio Nelson's life.

Some interesting reading about Nelson! There are some questions for you to think about too, or chat with your parents about them. Could this help you with your timeline?

Some great websites!

Wednesday 25 March 2020.

Hello everybody, we hope you are all keeping well and trying your best to enjoy the beautiful weather we are having at the moment! We thought today it would be good if we had a mindfulness activity day to give everybody time to either catch up or even to try different things or try things differently. So after phonics, there are some suggestions below or you could try something else that makes you feel good. Hmm, I wonder if you can find something to do which doesn't use electricity. 


Have a go at shadow drawing. Use anything you can find like a favourite toy. You might even spot some 2D shapes in your artwork!

Carrot Cake Cookies - Gluten, Dairy & Egg Free | Cooking with Kids

These delicious Carrot Cake Oat Cookies are gluten free and are made with no diary or eggs. They're really easy to make too, perfect for getting the kids inv...

Lets have some music to make us feel uplifted! Singing is great for your well-being, It makes us feel happy inside! Open the PowerPoint and fill your homes with music (remember to press slide show). Here is a YouTube link in case you don't have PowerPoint

Phonics -

We are loving this! Our very own Mrs W smashing her Joe Wicks workout this morning. Awesome!

Tuesday 24th March 2020 - Good morning children. Lets have another productive day. Keep checking the website for learning updates throughout the day, there will be phonics, maths, a reading challenge and a resilience challenge too. Have a great one, from all your Year 2 Teachers!

9.00 - Handwriting challenge - If you find joining up tricky why don't you just practice some of the letters on their own with leads in and leads out?

10.00am - Reading. Read each slide and answer the questions straight into your green books. In our Hidden Creatures project we became scientists! The answer to some questions will be hidden in the reading but some might not be! Lets see if you can remember some of the scientific facts we learned in our last project! If you find a question really tricky just leave it and move on to another one.


Wow! Great effort Mrs Hill. Joe Wicks is an awesome way to exercise, it is so important to remain active even if you are at home. It is good to mix things up a bit too, you could play a game in your garden? If you don't have a garden you could dance along to your favourite song on Just Dance or Kidz Bop? How about making up your own Joe Wicks style workout for all your family to do, you could write down each move as an instruction?

1.30pm - Final lesson of the day is a resilience lesson from the marvelous Mrs K...

Monday 23rd March 2020. Good morning you amazing Year 2 children. I hope you have had a restful weekend and you are ready for our new online learning journey. This is new for all of us and I am sure there will be some bumps in the road but as a team we can navigate our way through this learning journey together. We might make some mistakes along the way but mistakes are good right? We learn from them! We always bounce back and we never give up. I will be posting some daily and weekly lessons here as well as some links for singing assembly and Joe Wicks PE this space...

Lets start the day with some music. We love singing at Orchard Infant School and with the help of the magnificent Ms Wilson we are going to continue to sing! Music is a great way to relieve any worries and to make you feel uplifted and happy. Ms Wilson has created a PowerPoint with words and music that you can play at home, just click on the slide show, sit back and sing your hearts out. Don't worry if you don't have PowerPoint, just follow this YouTube link instead...

Lets keep active. Joe Wicks will be live streaming daily PE lessons at 9.00am. How many days will you take part? I know I'm going to.

9.30am - Handwriting challenge. You can find handwriting videos on our website - Home- Learning- Supporting Your Childs Learning- English - Handwriting

9.45am - Phonics. Today we are learning about the -est suffix. Scroll through the slides to find out what to do. Don't forget to click pause if you don't want the slide to automatically move on. Record everything in your green books, remember to put today's date!

11.00am - Maths: This week we will be learning about shape. Start the slide show from the beginning and work your way through each one. The first page is a mental maths challenge, this doesn't have to be written in your books but you might want to use your number line or hundred square to help you. If you find something really tricky after you have tried your best then just put it to one side and move onto something else.

A quick shout out to all the amazing parents at home trying navigate their way through the learning we are posting. Please don't feel you have to do all the challenges in one go, some days there might not be as much as others. We just want to make sure there is a bank of school work that you can access if you need to.

2pm - Our final lesson for today is history: Family timeline.

Storytime - to access a range of stories read by teachers go to: Homepage - Children - Story Time