Week 2


Activity 1

Watch this video.


Click on the link below and watch the video.


Watch the first 20 seconds then pause. 

Ask - how is the girl feeling? What makes you think that? What might she be doing?

Pause just before 1 minute - how has the girl's feelings changed? Why do you think that is? What might she have lost? What could she do now that may help?

Pause again at 1.42 - Has the girl's feelings changed even more now? Why do you think that maybe?

Once the giraffe appears - are you shocked why? What did you expect? How does the girl feel now?

Picture 1

Look carefully at this picture of the giraffe. Can you write a description of the giraffe? Don’t forget to use expanded noun phrases to describe each noun!

Look carefully at this picture of the giraffe.  Can you write a description of the giraffe?  Don’t forget to use expanded noun phrases to describe each noun! 1

Activity 2

Watch the video again.

Which is your favourite part?

Which parts surprised you?


What happens in the beginning, middle and end of our music video?


In your home-learning book split your page into 3 boxes.  


Beginning                                                 Middle                                                                End


Draw a picture in each box and write a short sentence underneath to describe each one.

Activity 3


Here is the link to the video. I’d like you to watch the first minute, really focus on what happens in that first minute.


Mrs Davenport's notes about the video

}Excitedly  runs through the house and down the stairs.
}Opens the door into the garden.
}Runs across the lawn and jumps down the stairs.
}Sees the rope on the ground, broken.
}Picks up the rope.
}Looks around puzzled.
}Searches in the bushes and trees.
}Checks the garden again.
}Slumps down on a rock, defeated.


Written Task 

We are going to begin to turn the video into a story.

Today we will focus on the first minute of the video – using the bullet points above.

We are going to pretend we are the little girl in the video, so we will be using the pronoun ‘I’ instead of ‘she’ in our story.

Use the adverbs below to add description to your writing.

If you would like to photograph your work and email it to me I will add it to this page for your friends to read.

Activity 1

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Activity 2

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Activity 3

Sick sentences!

These sentences are ‘sick’ and need help to get better. Can you help?


The horses ran through the night.


On top of the coach sat a big pumpkin a goose and a lizard.


Cinderella held on.


Activity 4

Story starter!


“You shall go to the ball!” proclaimed the fairy godmother. With a click of her fingers and a swish of her wand, the magic happened, and Cinderella disappeared off into the night on the adventure of a lifetime…


Can you continue the story?

Use your Year 2 checklist to edit your story.  


Don't forget to check your spellings using the common exception words sheet.

Activity 5


Thankfulness Jar

To create a thankfulness jar you need a jar or container.  Each day try to find one thing that you appreciate or are thankful for, jot it down onto a piece of paper, and add it in the jar.   Each Friday open your jar and remember all of the things you have been thankful for. 

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The 'Noun' Song by MC Grammar aka Mr.M

Can you learn the rap to help you understand nouns?

The 'Verb' Song by MC Grammar aka Mr.M


Nouns, adjectives, verbs and prepositions: Wake up shake up KS1

This active video is aimed at primary school children to help them remember nouns, adjectives, verbs and prepositions.



2019 KS2 Outcomes - Writing 88% EXS. 24% GD Reading 88% EXS. 53% GD Maths 94% EXS. 41% GD SPAG 94% EXS. 65%GD