Thursday 18th June 2020

Good morning Year 2,

I hope you all had a great day yesterday. It is definitely lovely weather for ducks at the moment!!! I hope you all enjoyed reading Duck’s Ditty by Kenneth Grahame. This poem comes from the much-loved children’s novel, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Can you believe that this novel was first published in 1908! The Wind in the Willows is a superb choice for the Summer Reading Challenge! Here is a little snippet from chapter 2…..

Ratty,’ said the Mole suddenly, one bright summer morning, `if you please, I want to ask you a favour.’

The Rat was sitting on the river bank, singing a little song. He had just composed it himself, so he was very taken up with it, and would not pay proper attention to Mole or anything else. Since early morning he had been swimming in the river, in company with his friends the ducks. And when the ducks stood on their heads suddenly, as ducks will, he would dive down and tickle their necks, just under where their chins would be if ducks had chins, till they were forced to come to the surface again in a hurry, spluttering and angry and shaking their feathers at him, for it is impossible to say quite ALL you feel when your head is under water. At last they implored him to go away and attend to his own affairs and leave them to mind theirs. So the Rat went away, and sat on the river bank in the sun, and made up a song about them, which he called

All along the backwater,
Through the rushes tall,
Ducks are a-dabbling,
Up tails all!

Ducks’ tails, drakes’ tails,
Yellow feet a-quiver,
Yellow bills all out of sight
Busy in the river!

Slushy green undergrowth
Where the roach swim–
Here we keep our larder,
Cool and full and dim.

Everyone for what he likes!
WE like to be
Heads down, tails up,
Dabbling free!

High in the blue above
Swifts whirl and call–
WE are down a-dabbling
Up tails all!

`I don’t know that I think so VERY much of that little song, Rat,’ observed the Mole cautiously. He was no poet himself and didn’t care who knew it; and he had a candid nature.

In the table below you will find today’s learning activities.

Have a wonderful day!

Miss Davey

Subject Activity
Prayer Prayer for Thursday 18th June 2020

Jesus, you who came to teach and free us, help me to follow your example of kindness and love in all the moments of each of my days.

Compose a sentence for five of the spellings words and write your sentences in your handwriting book.
Reading Continue to read daily and discuss what you have read.You can access plenty of wonderful books via the Harper Collins website:



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Maths 18-06-2020
Morning Challenge

WALT: Add one digit number to solve a problem.

English 18th June 2020
WALT: Write an introduction

Reread the poem you chose learn to recite.
Write a brief summary of what the poem is about, and why you chose it to recite. Use your completed comparison grid to help with this.
See the example below.
Read your introductions then perform your poem once more.
If you are able to record your performances, I would love to see them!


Wider Curriculum
Thursday 18th June 2020

This week’s wider curriculum learning is based on what is in the news.

The tasks here are linked to last week’s edition of children’s newspaper, First News, which you can find here.

Refer to the page number, then enjoy doing the relevant activity for each article. Each day, try to complete at least one of the activities in the grid.

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