Wednesday 1st July 2020

Good morning Year 2,

Today is the first of July. This is the 183rd day of the year! How many days are left in 2020?

You will find today’s learning in the table below.

Have a lovely day,

Miss Davey

Subject Activity
Prayer Prayer for Wednesday 1st July
Jesus, my Brother, thank you for encouraging me to bring my needs to you. Help me to be open to your transforming presence in my life.
Spelling &
Copy and complete these sentences using this week’s spelling words into your handwriting books.
The ______ hair was wet from the rain.
The _______ ice-cream fell on the floor.
He saw the _______ coat on the back of the chair.
The _______ lead was on the ground.
I picked up the __________ purse.
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 01-07-2020
Morning Challenge
Fluency 5 x 2 

99 + 10 =
23p – 14p =
How many minutes in 2 hours?
____ > 35
35 > _____
Double 9 =
How many hours in a day?
24, 26, 28, ____, _____, _____, _____, ______
Half of 70 =
Make 53p five different ways.

WALT: Keep a running total.

English Wednesday 1st July 2020
WALT: Comprehension Questions

An Extract from Manfish

When Jacques finished school he joined the French Navy. His ship sailed all around the world, and everywhere he went he filmed what he saw.

In China he filmed men catching fish with their bare hands. They held their breath underwater for many minutes. Jacques wondered what that would be like.

One day at a beach, a friend gave Jacques a pair of goggles with rubber frames and glass to look through. Jacques wore them into the ocean. Beneath the water he was surrounded by silvery green forests of sea plants and fish he had never seen before. Everything was silent and shimmering. It was a whole new world.

When he came up he saw cars, people, buildings and telephone poles. Once again he went below into the magical underwater world. At that moment Jacques knew his life was changed forever. His eyes had been opened to the wonders of the sea.

Jacques and his friends Philippe and Didi began to dive together. They experimented to see how long they could stay underwater and how deep they could go.

Jacques created a waterproof case for his camera, to film the amazing kingdom he and his friends were exploring beneath the surface. They made rubber suits to keep themselves warm and flippers to help them kick better.

But Jacques wanted to stay down longer than one breath at a time. He realised he needed to take more air with him, enough to explore the mysterious depths and vast expanses of the ocean – to swim through the sea as free as a fish.

He wanted to become a manfish.  And he began to work on just how to do it.

Manfish Questions

1. How did the men that Jacques saw in China catch their fish?

2. What were the names of Jacques’ two friends who went diving with him?

3. When Jacques came up out of the sea after diving he saw various things. Tick the ones in this list that he saw:

Cars __    People __   Lorries __

Buildings ___Telephone poles ____ An aeroplane ___

4. Find and copy the phrase that describes the sea plants Jacques saw when he was diving.

5. “His eyes had been opened to the wonders of the sea.” What does this expression mean? Tick one answer:

(a)Jacques opened his eyes underwater and got salt in them ______
(b)  Jacques knew he needed to get a better pair of goggles before his next dive ____
(c) Being able to see underwater had made Jacques realise for the first time how amazing the ocean was _____
(d) Philippe and Didi made Jacques open his eyes in the sea  ______

6. Write a short caption to go with this picture from the story.

7. Using 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, put these events from the story in the right order:

_____ Jacques created a waterproof case for his camera.

_____ Jacques joined the French Navy.

_____ Jacques, Philippe and Didi experimented to see how long they could stay underwater.

_____ One day at the beach a friend gave Jacques a pair of goggles.

8. The story says that Jacques wanted ‘to explore the mysterious depths and vast expanses of the ocean.’

Why do you think it says the depths of the ocean were ‘mysterious’?

9. Give another word or words that mean the same as ‘vast’.

10. How do you think Jacques and his friends felt as they dived deep into the ocean?

11. Why do you think they felt like that?

Wider Curriculum This week is our Virtual Sports Week, so afternoon learning will be focused on the theme of the Olympics.

Click here for the powerpoint that will take you through the daily events and cross-curricular activities.

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