Polly made yummy smores and wrote instructions explaining how she did it. Well done Polly! They look delicious!

Polly has been busy carrying out Science experiments in her garden. Super Science Polly!

Haider has been very creative whilst learning at home. These are super Haider. Well done!

Fantastic Maths and Science work by Haider.

Isabella has been keeping very busy at home. Super to see Isabella!

Fantastic Maths home learning by Amelia. Well done!!!

Super work Supratik. Well done!


Fantastic home learning by Aleksander. 


(Year 2 - having fun learning at home)

Well done Supratik! Great drawing and observation skills!

Year 2

If you would like to contact your child's teacher by email:

Lions: a.higgins@cottesbrooke-inf.bham.sch.uk - Mrs Higgins

Panthers: j.ellis@cottesbrooke-inf.bham.sch.uk - Mrs Ellis (Monday, Tuesday)

Panthers: p.binning@cottesbrooke-inf.bham.sch.uk - Mrs Binning (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

Tigers: s.oreton@cottesbrooke-inf.bham.sch.uk - Miss Oreton


 Week Beginning: 18.05.20


Make a salt dough rainbow!

Makes 1 ball of salt dough

Prep 10 minutes
Cook 3 hours

  • 1 cupful of plain flour (about 250g)

  • half a cupful of table salt (about 125g)
  • half a cupful of water (about 125ml)
Mix all of the ingredients in the recipe to make a ball of salt dough. Split it into 7 smaller balls then roll each ball into a sausage and bend them round to make a rainbow. Bake in the oven at the lowest possible temperature for about 3 hours or until it is hard and dry. When it is cool, paint your rainbow and display it in your window for everyone to see. Don't forget to send us a picture!




Week Beginning: 18.05.20

Hello Year 2! We hope that you are staying safe and well and having fun.

Here are some activities that you can do at home.




What are compound words? Use the link above to find out all about compound words. Compound words are two words that fit together to make a new word! How amazing! Write a list of all the compound words you can think of. Can you put them into sentences?



Use the link above to learn all about using commas in a list. Can you have a go at writing some sentences using commas in a list? Perhaps you could write a shopping list. Remember, use and instead of a comma for the last item in the list.


Can you think of your favourite character from a book or movie? Write a character description of your favourite character. Don't forget to use lots of adjectives! You could draw a picture of your favourite character too.

Keep writing your diaries.

Keep reading! Read as many books as you can. Perhaps write your own story for someone in your family to read.

Listen to stories at https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/audio-stories/zh3t2sg and draw your own pictures to go with them.

Here are some of our favourite stories:




Have a listen and have a go at rewriting your favourite story. You could read your work to someone in your family.




Watch the video. It explains all about finding halves and quarters. Have a go at the quiz below the video.



Use the link above and scroll down to visit lesson 3 - The 2 times-table. There is a video to watch. Use the method shown to write down your 2 times tables. How far can you go? 


Extra challenge: can you write down all your number bonds to 20?



Click the link below to watch the video all about what animals eat.


Different animals eat different things. Can you do some of your own research to find out what different animals eat. What does an elephant eat? What does a zebra eat? What does a fox eat? You could draw a picture of the animal and all the different things it eats.


We have learnt all about different lifecycles in Science in year 2. Can you remember the life cycle of a frog?

Watch the video below to remind you then have a go at drawing one.


There is also more information on life cycles here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/zttckqt 



Watch the following clip - A visit to the allotment.


Can you design your own allotment? What kinds of fruit and vegetables would you grow in your allotment? Be as detailed as you can and colour your picture in.


Keeping Healthy:

Have a go at some of this fantastic yoga!




W.B. 11.05.20



What are homophones? Use the link above to find out all about homophones. Can you write sentences for their, they're and there? How many homophones can you think of?

Keep writing your diaries.

Keep reading! Read as many books as you can. Perhaps write your own story for someone in your family to read. Write about your favourite character.

Listen to stories at https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/audio-stories/zh3t2sg and draw your own pictures to go with them.



Have a go at the activity below - Comparing Number Sentences.

Find more maths activities by clicking the link below:




We are making lots of noise every Thursday at 8pm clapping for the NHS and all of the key workers. Have a look at the musical Science activities below for fun things to do at home.




Go on a nice walk and find an interesting leaf. Take it home and draw a picture of it. Don't forget to add lots of detail!


Keeping Healthy

Keep fit with Joe Wicks and his fantastic P.E lessons you can do at home.




Online Learning

Try the Year 2 English lesson on The Firework Maker's Daughter from The National Academy! https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/english#subjects Perhaps you could email a photo of some of the work that you have done this week.

Or perhaps try learning about patterns and shape at https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-2/maths#subjects


Draw a picture of a piece of fruit.

Look carefully and add some details. Perhaps you can cut it in half and draw what's inside. Can you add some colour or shading? Take a picture of your art work and email it to your teacher. 


More coming soon..


Hello there Year 2! Your teachers are missing you very much!

From staying at home, social distancing, clapping the NHS every Thursday and taking care to wash our hands frequently, we are all adjusting to a new way of life.  We have all created memories of these unusual times and we would like you to remember them.  So as part of an English task, you can find a diary to help you document the part that you are playing in our history. 

We would like to wish our Muslim families a Ramadhan Mubarak as the month of fasting starts.

 Please find some suggestions for home learning this week below.  Don’t forget to send any photos of work or activities you want to share with your teachers, we’d love to see and hear about what you have been up to. Take care and stay safe!  



Either download and print out your own PDF copy or make your own diary, based on the ideas and activities in this booklet. Fill it with all of your memories and one day you will look back and remember 2020. 

Read a variety of books at home. Your child could share a book every day. This can be reading a book aloud every day or sharing a book with an adult. Listen to a story read: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/audio-stories/zh3t2sg





Use the link to visit Lesson 1- Fact families addition and subtraction bonds to 20.  There are activities and questions to help you revise how numbers are represented and how to solve addition and subtraction sums by looking at fact families. 


Health and Well-being: 

We hope the adults and children are looking after their well-being and health at home.  Here are some mindful minute break cards- try doing some of these together.

Practical Ideas:

We have included a few ideas of some practical activities below to keep you busy at home.  Why not have a go at one or two... or all three!