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Week Beginning 13th July


In topic this week we are learning about 'The Big 5' animals that live in Africa.

You will learn which animals are included in 'The Big 5', some interesting facts about them, the dangers they face and what is being done to protect them. Look at the five PowerPoints and watch the videos before completing your task, which is to use Purple Mash to create a sunset safari picture with a silhouette of one of 'The Big 5' in it.

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Hyperlapse Safari.mp4

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In science this week we will be using all of our knowledge and understanding from our science topic Healthy Bodies, Healthy Lives to write an explanation text. There are four power points to follow.

Please find below the example text we have looked at on the power point, pages 3-8 explain the features in detail if you want to have a look.

Please find below some word mats to help.

Here is an I Can Check List (Success Criteria). I have included ones for working towards expected standard, working at the expected standard and working at greater depth within the expected standard. Please choose one suitable for your child. Please don’t worry if your child does not include everything, this is to show what we should be including in our writing.

Follow-Up Activities

As explained at the end of the WAGOLL power point, reread your work and use the check list – does it make sense? Have you included enough? Up level your work, make it better if you need to by adding more. Maybe give it to someone in your family to read – can they be a teacher?! You can make a glossary page too as suggested in the power point. Don’t forget to email your final product to us!

Please find below some fun activities you may want to do over the summer holidays if you have time. There are some fun experiments you can do at home if you wish.
Week Beginning 6th July


In topic this week we are learning about the main habitats that exist in Africa - desert, rainforest and savannah - the animals that live there and the dangers they face. Look at the three PowerPoints before completing your task which is to research animals that live in these habitats.

Follow up activities



In science this week, we are carrying on with our topic of Healthy Bodies, Healthy Lives. We are moving on from healthy eating to keeping clean. Before you start the lesson please can you make sure you have the why is good dental health important sheet ready (you will find it after the power point) – you can either print it off if you can or copy it out yourself on a piece of paper. You will need to fill this sheet in during the lesson; you will also need a pencil. There are 3 power points to follow.

Please find below a dental poster and washing hands instructions for you to read.

Follow Up Activities.

Please find below some Newsround links to look at. Read through the first one to learn about facts on teeth. The second link shows another video on how to wash your hands properly and the third one explains a hand washing dance challenge! Can you learn the routine or even make up your own? There is also a hand washing quiz if you want a go.

For your follow up activity, think of three important facts that would teach others how to look after their teeth, trying to remember what you have learnt in the science lesson. Neatly write the facts on the how to look after your teeth sheet then draw a picture to match your sentences inside the teeth. Add colour to make it look good.

Week Beginning Monday 29th June


In topic this week we are learning about the life of Nelson Mandela, the most famous person to come from South Africa. Look at the three PowerPoints and watch the videos before completing your task which is to create a timeline of his life. 

Free Nelson Mandela by Special AKA.mp4

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Nelson Mandella is Freed News.mp4

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Follow up activity

Other people in history have also fought for equal rights for all people. In America, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks helped to end laws that were like apartheid in South Africa. You can learn about them by clicking on the links below.



In science this week, we are carrying on our learning on eating healthy, linking to Healthy Eating at Home Week. This week we are going to do activities as we work through the power points so please have some paper, a pencil, a rubber and some pencil crayons or felt tip pens ready before you start. There are four power points to follow.
Please find the Dory game below:

Follow Up Activities

Below you will find 3 Word documents explaining some follow up activities related to art, keeping track and keeping active. You only need to do one activity from one of the documents, but if you have time you can do more. There are also resources to help you complete some of the activities, some of them are saved as a PDF and a Word document.

Week Beginning Monday 22nd June
In topic this week we are learning to paint in the style of South African artist Guy Hiver. Look at the PowerPoints below and watch the videos in between. The steps to create your painting are included in the PowerPoints. There is a follow up activity at the end which is to evaluate your finished painting.

Traditional African dancing

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Painting a silhouette of a dancer

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This week in science we are learning about healthy desserts. Please find below the power points in four parts (hopefully the sound will work properly this week!) Please watch all four power points before completing your activity of designing and making your own healthy dessert! I also explain your follow up activities in this power point too.

Here is your design sheet. It is saved as a PDF and a word document, please use the one suitable for your device.

Follow up Activities

Please follow the evaluate, communicate and learn from experience slides of the above power point to help you with the follow up activities. You will find the food evaluation sheet below along with a word search and a fun board game to play if you wish.

Please note it is Eating Healthy At Home week next week so our next science lesson will be linked to this. Here is a link explaining it a bit more, there's going to be daily cooking lessons online – sounds fun!

Week Beginning Monday 15th June
Please find below your Science lesson talked through by Mrs Platt. There are four parts to the power point, please watch all four before completing the activity.
Please find below a new version of the Exercise and Healthy Living science power point presentation. I have re-saved the power point using the latest version so the audio should be heard with the slides if you are opening the presentation in Microsoft power point (on your desktop or on a phone app.) You may still not get audio if the power point is being opened via an internet browser. I hope this helps!
Here is your food grouping activity. It is saved as a PDF and a power point, please use the one suitable for your device. You will also find the answers below too.

Follow Up Activities

Have a look at the healthy eating plate, can you drag the items to the correct place, sorting them into the correct groups? Talk through it with your grown-up.

Look at the healthy or unhealthy power point, decide whether each piece is healthy or unhealthy and drag it to the correct place. Discuss with a grown-up - why is it unhealthy? If it is healthy, what food group does it belong to and why is it good for us?

Using the healthy lunch activity sheet create your own healthy packed lunch using healthy food. You can either cut and stick the items on the worksheet or you can draw your own lunch box and food items. Don't forget a drink too. Try to think of how you could make your packed lunch a balanced one, using the different food groups.

Remember you can email us any of the wonderful work you are doing at home.


For your topic work this week, there are two sessions. The first session is all about the city of Durban. Your task is to make a holiday leaflet about Durban. If you wish, you can print the holiday leaflet template below on both sides of your paper so you can fold it into a booklet. The second session is all about our twin school in South Africa, Clarence Primary School. Your task is to compare Clarence Primary School with Springfield Primary School using a Venn diagram.

Session 1
Session 2

Venn Diagram Answers

Week beginning Monday 8th June

This week we are returning to Africa! We have loved looking at the photos of your Africa fact files - they are amazing! So imaginative and colourful.


If you want to split this week's work into three different sections, first there is a worksheet about some of Africa's physical (natural) and human (man made) features. Then you could watch the video and look at the first four slides on the PowerPoint, doing a bit of research to answer the three questions. Finally, finish the PowerPoint, explore Cape Town and complete the worksheet about this amazing city.


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Week Beginning Monday 1st June

Week beginning Monday 18th May

This week we are travelling to the amazing continent of Africa! Please look at the PowerPoint and video below which are about Africa and include information about some of its physical (natural) and human (man made) features. 


Your task is to create a fact file about Africa and there are more instructions on the sheet below. Have fun and we look forward to seeing photos of your amazing creations!


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Week beginning Monday 11th May

We are starting a new geography topic this week. We might not be able to travel very far at the moment, but we can still visit exciting places from our homes. Before Christmas we spent a lot of time learning about Sale, now we are going to compare our town with a place in another country. First though we are going to learn about the continents and oceans of the world.


Please look at the PowerPoint and video below. These explain about the different continents and oceans of the world and what makes each one special. After this we would like you to complete the worksheets – there are more interesting facts for you to read through before labelling and colouring your own map of the world and other activities about what you have learnt.

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Optional activities

You can make your own binoculars – every good geographer needs some! – see the instructions below. Decorate them as brightly and colourfully as you can and send us photos of your explorations with them!

There is a continents and oceans wordsearch and also links to videos about different countries and cities from the seven continents, a song to help you remember them and a game.




Week Beginning Monday 4th May


For your topic work this week, choose one or more of the VE Day activities from the document below. Record your work and email it in to us.

VE Day Activities

Optional Resources For The Activities

Week Beginning Monday 27th April

Topic work: Time capsule

Because we are living through very unusual times Year 2, that will most certainly make History, it is important we keep evidence of these times. Therefore making a time capsule in which to keep a record of the changes that have taken place due to Covid-19 is important.

We would like you to choose 5 things that are important to you about these times and that give a true picture of what life was like.

You might include:

  1. A photograph of your family
  2. A newspaper article (if you can get one safely)
  3. A future letter to yourself describing what you did and how you felt,
  4. Make a poster of the government guidelines- stay at home, Protect the NHS, Save lives
  5. A picture of famous people or celebrities from these times like: Joe Wicks, Boris Johnson, Captain Tom etc

These are just a few ideas but we know you will come up with many more of your own.

Make yourself a scrap book and stick in the things you have collected and then find a metal tin or box to put everything in, including other items that cannot be stuck in the scrap book. 

You are now ready to either bury your time capsule deep in your garden or hide it away at home. Then many years later when you are adults, you will have the pleasure of looking at it again and remembering what happened. 

Please remember to send us photographs of your scrap book and time capsule items.

Have a look at Mrs Saleem’s time capsule example below. We hope that will inspire you!

If you have really enjoyed making your time capsule and want to do more. We have uploaded a time capsule booklet for your enjoyment. 

Mrs Saleem's Time Capsule

Week Beginning Monday 20th April


Continuing with the theme of 'Exercise and Healthy Living', this week you are going to be learning about a variety of germs and how to keep safe against them, which is rather important at the moment. Please look at the power points below and discuss them with an adult. The first two explain about germs and the third one talks about how to keep yourself healthy. After looking at the power points, we would like you to design a poster, teaching people about germs - it could include information about the different types of germs and how to keep safe from them. With our current situation you may want to include the Coronavirus on your poster too. You and a grown-up may want to read the new book which has been published for children, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, using the link below. The link is also on our Home Learning home page under Discussing the Coronavirus with Children. Remember to make your poster eye catching and informative. You can email your finished product to us and we can share some on our class pages. 


Week Beginning Monday 13th April


Continuing with the theme of 'Exercise and Healthy Living', this week you are going to be learning about why exercise is important. After looking at the PowerPoint, we would like you to carry out an investigation into what happens to your heart rate when you complete a series of different exercises. Challenge yourself to do as many as you can within 1 minute. Do you notice anything else happening to your body when you exercise? 

Have a look at the BBC clip that discusses the importance of exercise.


Week Beginning Monday 6th April


Read through the PowerPoints 'The Easter Story' and 'Why Do We Celebrate Easter?' After that read your Easter Task.



Easter Craft Activity

Week beginning Monday 30th March

Carrying on from last week with the theme of ‘healthy eating’, please complete the sorting activity and designing your own healthy meal activity.

We would also like you to keep a food diary of what you eat this week.

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