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Tuesday 5th January


Good morning Class 2!




I would like you to read the poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat' by Edward Lear.



There are some questions to answer about the poem. 

Each question has a star *   1 star questions are the easier questions.  2 star questions need a little more thought.


* What is the name of the poem?

* What is the poem about?

* Find some rhyming words in the poem.

* Find some other interesting words and write them down.

* Do you like the poem or not? Give a reason why.


**What did the Owl and the Pussycat take with them in the boat?

**Why do you think the Owl sang to the Pussycat?

**Where did they sail to?

**Where did they get a wedding ring from?

**How much did it cost?

**Do you like the poem? Give a reason why.


Additional Task

If you went to sea on a boat, what would you take and why? 










To find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money.


For example




I could use the following combination of coins

   10p and 5p

   5p and 5p and 5p 

   10p and 2p and 2p and 1p

   10p and 2p and 1p and 1p and 1p



1 star questions *


Show the amount given in different ways













** 2 star questions












*** 3 star questions

























Oxford Owl provide free ebooks. These are the same as our current Book Band scheme which we use in school. If you click on levels you can find books on your child's current colour.

The resources are free but you do need to register to log in.




Wednesday 6th January




The Owl and the Pussycat


Re-read the poem from yesterday. Today we are going to think about describing the setting. The Owl and the Pussycat went to the land where the Bong-trees grow. What do you think this might look like? What might they find there? Who else might they see there? 

I would like you to describe the land where the Bong-trees grow. Try and use lots of adjectives in your writing. I've attached some pictures to help you. 


Extension - Use commas in a list to describe some of the things you might find. 

The Owl found green trees, soft fruit, wild animals and a fast flowing river.



Extra Task


Draw a picture of the land where the Bong-trees grow.



To total coins


Add the totals together to find the correct amount.


* 1 star questions


1p and 4p

4p and 10p

2p and 7p

1p and 10p

6p and 4p

3p and 7p

9p and 6p



** 2 star questions


13p and 2p

14p and 6p

12p and 4p

10p and 12p

11p and 14p

20p and 10p

20p and 6p

15p and 10p


*** 3 star questions


10p and 25p

11p and 20p

22p and 14p

26p and 10p

41p and 20p

50p and 13p

49p and 30p

50p and £1.00


Extra task

Look at the totals you have made. Which coins could you use to make each total?






What are you good at? This might be school work, singing, dancing or even swimming. We are all good at doing different things. Can we always tell what someone is good at from the outside? We might need to get to know them first in order to find out. Jesus didn't look special from the outside. Think about what made Jesus special. What did he do that made him such a special person? What makes you special?


Draw and write about what makes Jesus special. I'd also like you to draw and write about what makes you special.


I look forward to seeing your work!



Thursday 7th January




The Owl and the Pussycat are having a celebration. I would like you to make a list of all of the things they will need for a party. I would also like you to make some invitations too. 


Take a look at the attachment for more ideas. 



The Owl and the Pussycat Party





The Fruit Shop


I would like you to draw the coins you would use to buy each item.


Click on each link to see your shopping items. 


Extension - Buy more than one piece of fruit. How much would it cost? Which coins would you need to use now? 

Buy three or more items. What would be the cost now? Find the correct coins to pay.


Happy shopping!

1 star shopping items - up to 10p

2 star shopping items - up to 20p

3 star shopping items - up to £1


The Outdoor Daily Walk Challenge


When you see a....


Bird: touch your head

Runner: pat your knees 5 times

Blue car: jump as high as you can

Dog: run on the spot for 5 seconds

Post box: spin around

Bike: hop on one foot 5 times

Zebra crossing: clap your hands 5 times


Have fun!



Owl Art


There are lots of different kinds of owls. With an adult, have a look on the internet for some owl pictures. I would like you to do your own picture of an owl using a pencil. Look carefully at the shape of the eyes and the beak. What shape could you use for the body and the wings? Look carefully at the lines you could use to draw the owls feathers.

I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures!


Friday 8th January




Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat


Watch the video below.

Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat

Still image for this video

The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat


I hope you enjoyed listening to the story. 


The Owl and the Pussycat went on a new adventure because a thief had stolen their ring. They travelled on a blue balloon to the Chankly Bore. The crow had sold the ring to a Pobble. The Owl and the Pussycat had to find some gloves for the Pobble. He gave them their ring in return.


I would like you to write a new adventure for the Owl and the Pussycat. Where would they go? Who would they find? What would happen to them?





Friday Fun Maths


Hit the Button - A fun interactive game to help with number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving. 


Number Bonds - Up to 10, 20 and 100

Halves - up to 50

Doubles - up to 50

Times Tables - 2x, 5x and 10x tables.



We have been working on saying our colours in French. Take a look at the attachment and practise saying your colours in French. The second attachment can be used to help with pronunciation.