I am an Explorer!

Welcome back to all of the children in Year 2. I hope you had a wonderful, restful holiday.

Our new Big Idea topic is ‘I am an Explorer!’

In our work this half term, we will be learning lots about everyday materials. We will do an icy experiment which links to both our science learning and our English Quality Text ‘The Rainbow Bear’.

We will also be learning about Kadinsky. We will create a beautiful Kadnisky-inspired picture using shapes and colour.

I can’t wait to get started!

I am an Explorer!

After a very successful RE Week learning about ‘who is Jewish and what do they believe?’, Year 2 are beginning their topic ‘I am an explorer’.

In this topic, we will develop our knowledge in various curriculum areas including history (when we will learn about the moon landings) and science (when we will earn about different habitats. We will also do some interesting and exciting experiments!)

What a fun-packed half term we have ahead of us!

Work for home (work from 17.10.22 to be done 18.10.22)

Early Bird – Mixture of addition and subtraction questions.

Please check the symbols carefully!









Using the pictures below, tell someone at home what you can do in Knaresborough.

Can you write a paragraph explaining what you can do in our local area?

History: Look online with someone at home. Can you find out 5 facts about Blind Jack?

14.10.22 Work for home if absent

Early Bird – Word Problems

  1. Miss Place has 5 sweets. Marley has 3 sweets. How many sweets do they have altogether?

2. Joe has a turtle. Lily has 9 turtles. How many turtles do they have altogether?


Can you make up your own addition word problems?



Look at the file below. Where would you add the following?



Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle Museum

Can you draw them where they would go?

Next, have a go at answering the sheet below using the different sources!


Maths – Adding and subtracting

Using the number line to help you. Have a go at the questions below!

English – Can you use what you have learnt about Knaresborough to act out an advert to encourage people to visit our area?

You could talk about:

Mother Shipton

Blind Jack


Petrifying Well

Market Square


Work to complete if absent 12.10.22

Early Bird

50-10 =

70 + 20 =

80 – 30 =

20 + 40 =

10 + 10 =

60 + 20 =

20 + 60 =


20 + __ = 40

10 + __ = 80

50 + __ = 70


Fact Families – Watch the video and then have a go at the questions below.


Can you edit the writing below?

Check the use of capital letters, full stops and the spelling!


Talk with people at home about the answers to the questions on the worksheet. Can you use the word bank words to guide your thinking and include them in your answers?

Perhaps you could look up some of the places using Google Maps or Google Street View!