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Wednesday, 22nd April

Good Morning Year 2!

Have any of you had chance to try out the shadow drawings yet? I bet they look fantastic!

Here are your activities for today …


Complete ‘phonics flashcards speed trial’ and ‘tricky word trucks’ on the Phonics Play website.

Log on to Classroom Secrets for Kids. Click on Year 2 – Spelling – Common Exception Words Set 3 - Year 2. Have a go at this game.

Please see the 5 common exception words below for you to practice reading, writing and putting into a sentence.

Your words for today are: would, even, only, father, who.  


We hope the research went well yesterday! Today we would like you to create an information poster about the ocean you researched yesterday. Remember to include lots of facts, some pictures/diagrams and make your poster bright and eye catching.


Warm up – 

Count in 2s,3s,5s and 10s.

Play Hit the Button – Times tables and Number Bonds.

Main Activity –

How has subtracting on a number line gone? We hope you have been getting on well with it. If you still feel that you haven’t quite cracked it yet please feel free to ignore today's activity and continue working on it 😊 Today you will be looking at  finding the difference between two numbers. Whenever we get a question asking us to find the difference we often get a little nervous as we don’t understand what the question is asking us to do. Well, the subtractions that you have been practicing will help you to find the difference between 2 numbers.

It is best to do this practically at first so that you can understand what ‘finding the difference’ means. Get yourself 7 cubes (or any object). Now get 3 more cubes and place them next to you stack of 7. Compare the 2 stacks. What is different about them? What is the difference between 7 and 3? You will see that the stack of 7 has 4 more cubes than the stack of 3. If we did the subtraction 7-3 we would get the answer 4. When a question asks us to find the difference, it is basically asking us to subtract the two numbers to work out how many numbers come in between the 2 numbers in the sum.

This seems quite difficult to explain so we hope we have helped a little. If our explanation isn’t clear enough please follow the link below and click on ‘subtraction as difference’ on the website. There is a video of a teacher explaining how to teach this concept which might help you.

Please find attached a worksheet for you to have a go at.


Miss C and Mrs P.