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Year 2 - Eiger

Hi Eiger Class!

I know that not being able to come to school is very weird! It's so weird for me too. Please email me if you need any help, if you'd like to show me any work you've done or even if you just want to catch-up!

Orion and the Dark

Here is a video of the story: Orion and the Dark

Think about the dark as a setting. How would Orion describe it? How do you feel about it? 

1. Create an image of the dark by drawing or painting.
2. Brainstorm a list of adjectives to describe the dark. Label you image.

What does it look like? How does it sound? How does it feel?

Fill in the adjectives to describe the dark using your five senses:

3. Annotate your image with sentences describing the dark. Can you write 2A sentences to describe the dark?

 10 spelling words from the book to practice:

scary thing easy shake tried
know night take always strange

Grammar focus: Contractions
Contractions are when two words are squished together. Remember, the apostrophe replaces the missing letters. For example, do not becomes don't. The o is gone and there is an apostrophe there instead.

Play this game to fill in sentences with the correct contraction.


We have been learning all about shapes. We have learnt 2D and 3D shapes and their features (faces, vertices and edges).

We're going to practice making patterns using those shapes.

Words to know:

When numbers, shapes or objects are put in order according to a rule.
To do something again.


A group of numbers, shapes or objects that come one after another.

1. Pattern challenges:

2. Make your own maths board game:

Use all four operations (signs) we have learnt somewhere in your game.

+ Addition
- Subtraction
x Multiplication
÷ Division

Play with your family and see who wins!

P.S. If you don't have a printer don't worry, just draw it out or make your own.

3. Don't forget to practice you 2s, 5s and 10s times tables and your number bonds to 10 and 20.
Play Hit the Button to test your times tables knowledge!
Play any of these games to test your number bond knowledge!

4. Below is a link of White Rose Maths. This is a scheme that we follow at school. There are videos to watch and activities to complete.

White Rose Maths 

Paddington's Passport

What I Should Know (WhISK Sheet)

Use this WhISK Sheet to help you remember the words we are learning.

Geography Activity: Under the Canopy

Listen to the sounds of the rainforest.

1. What sounds can you identify?
2. Can you sort the sounds into groups? e.g. birds, animals, natural sounds.
3. What is a canopy?

Living in the canopy means you can’t see a lot of what’s going on – there are a lot of leaves in the way, so some animals rely heavily on sound. This means they need to listen to sounds to help them around the rainforest.

They call to each other and can recognise when another of their species is calling back. For example, birds know the difference between their tweeting sounds and another bird's tweeting sounds.

4. Choose your favourite rainforest animal and make an amazing animal poster. Here is an example of what it might look like:

Here are some websites to help you choose your animal to research:
What Animals Live in the Amazon Rainforest
Green Plants and Animals in the Rainforest video - BBC BiteSize
Rainforest Animals List
Animals of the Amazon Rainforest 


Don't forget we love to boogie! Do a few dances on GoNoodle today.
You might also like to try making some rainforest animal origami. Here's a jumping frog.


Have a great week Eiger ninjas,

From Miss Tanner