Year 2 Home Learning Tasks – Tuesday 30th June

Hi Year 2!

I can’t believe it’s the last day of June! I hope you are excited for another great day of home learning.

Here are today’s activities…


English – Reading

Read the text ‘Annie and the Pirate King’ by Jenny Feely and answer the questions in full sentences.

“Why are you throwing this fine treasure away?” Annie asked the Pirate King. “I think you are making a big mistake.”

“What fine treasure?” bellowed the Pirate King.

“This box and this feather are my weapons for fighting sea monsters. I’m the bravest sea-monster-fighter on the high seas” said Annie.

The Pirate King thought for a moment. Every pirate knew of the giant sea monsters that ate pirates and bit ships in half to get their treasure. And every pirate was afraid that the giant sea monster would rise out of the sea and destroy their ship.

“Very well, you can stay” the Pirate King grumbled. 


  1. What is another word for ‘big’?
  2. What does ‘rise out of the sea’ mean?
  3. What does ‘bellowed’ mean?
  4. Can you describe how the Pirate King ‘grumbled’? Use an adverb.
  5. Can you think of five adjectives to describe the sea monster?


English – Writing

Using your adjectives from the reading task,  in full sentences write a description of a sea monster.

Think about what it looks like, how it moves in the water and if it makes any sounds.


Sounds-Write Phonics –   Recap of focus sound /oo/ spelling <ew> <ou

Review – read the following Year 2 common exception words: great, father, break, sure, whole.

Read: flew, crew, knew, you, group

Write: stew, screw, troupe, route, knew

Dictation:  The boy flew his kite with a group of friends. The pirate crew knew the route the the treasure.


Maths – Basic Skills

What is the total of these multiplication calculations?


Maths – Tasks

Solve the following problems.


Practice spelling the following words.
Use the same ‘copy, copy, copy, cover word and write’ process we use in class.




Follow the link for this weeks ‘Virtual School Games’.



Enjoy a bedtime story when you get cosy in bed tonight.


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We look forward to seeing your work!


Miss Duncan and Miss Battams

2 thoughts on “Year 2 Home Learning Tasks – Tuesday 30th June

  • 30th June 2020 at 10:39 am

    1. gigantic, huge, colossal
    2. They are coming up out of the sea.
    3. shouted
    4. loudly
    5. huge, destructive, incredible, slow, sticky

    The huge sea monster twirls around in the ocean to make a hole that will suck pirates in. The incredible beast of the sea is ancient and slow. It has a giant mouth that has sharp and deadly teeth. The sea monster has poisonous spit and sticky drool. He has a destructive heart that can blow his temper everywhere.

  • 30th June 2020 at 5:40 pm


    1. What is another word for ‘big’? Another word for big is Large, Enormous.
    2. What does ‘rise out of the sea’ mean? Rise out of the sea means big sea monster coming out from the sea.
    3. What does ‘bellowed’ mean? Bellowed means shouted out loud.
    4. Can you describe how the Pirate King ‘grumbled’? The Pirate King was grumblingly.
    5. Can you think of five adjectives to describe the sea monster? Fabulous, Horrible, Cruel, Fearful, Horrid.


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