Year 2 Weekly English and Maths – 29/06/2020


In English, we will spend two days reading and comprehending the text; one day on the grammar focus and two days planning, writing and editing a text.

Text – Narrative (Story)

Share the story together: The Runaway Iceberg Story

This is the same story, but on one page to make finding the answers during the comprehension easier: The Runaway Iceberg Text


The Runaway Iceberg Comprehension Questions

The Runaway Iceberg Comprehension Answers

Grammar Focus

Your grammar focus this week is using suffixes. We are going to look at adding -ing, -ed and -er to verbs and adding -ful and -less to words to create adjectives.

Watch this video: BBC Suffixes

Go through this PowerPoint: Suffixes PowerPoint


Suffixes – ing, ed and er

Suffixes – ful and less

Writing Task

Your task is to write the ending for the story we read on Monday (The Runaway Iceberg). Remind yourself of the story so far by reading it again.

You will need to decide what the penguins are going to try to do to get home (be as imaginative as you like!).

What I’m Looking For:

  • An exciting resolution to the penguins’ problem
  • Start the ending of your story with “All of a sudden”
  • A clear ending
  • Expanded noun phrases (describing words and nouns, e.g. the enormous iceberg)
  • Suffixes (-ing, -ed, -er, -ful and -less)
  • A variety of sentence starters

Resources to help:

The Runaway Iceberg Plan

The Runaway Iceberg Plan Example

Story Ending Example

Reading and Phonics

Children should spend 20 minutes at least three times per week using Lexia or Reading Plus.

Some children should take part in daily phonics from Ruth Miskin (this may be good for a recap of their phonics knowledge!)


In Maths, we will spend the week focusing on a particular topic e.g. shape or place value. Activities will then be set on Mathletics that are based upon this subject.

Topic – Measurement (Length and Height)

This week, we will be learning about position and direction.

Each day, work through the PowerPoint and then complete the activities.

Resources to help:

Teaching for the whole week: Week 4 PPT Position and Direction

Additional activities

Monday: Monday Describing Movement Activity

Monday Describing Movement Answers

Tuesday: Tuesday Describing Turns Activity

Tuesday Describing Turns Answers

Wednesday: Wednesday Describing Movement ans Turns Activity

Wednesday Describing Movement and Turns Answers

Thursday: Thursday Making Patterns Activity

Thursday Making Patterns Answers

Friday: Friday Problem Solving Activity

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