Learning Tasks – 22nd April

Good morning Year 2.


Hopefully you found from yesterday that when you added two odd numbers together you got an even one. When you added two even numbers they were always even. But when you added an odd and an even you got an odd number. This is true whenever we add two numbers together.

This can be really helpful when checking your answers to number sentences. For example, one of the number sentences in each row below is incorrect. Can you (without working it out) tell me which one it is and why?

5 + 3 = 89 + 3 = 1111 + 4 = 15
21 + 6 = 2819 + 8 = 2715 + 17 = 32
49 + 13 = 6133 + 27 = 6022 + 44 = 66

Now come up with your own three problems (make sure one is incorrect) and see if someone else can spot the incorrect number sentence. Don’t forget to discuss how you know if they guessed right or wrong.


One of the themes of Dinosaurs and all that rubbish is looking after the planet. One way to do this is to recycle. I know that some of you have been using your recycling to make things already. Today’s challenge is to design and make something useful using something re-cycled. If you don’t have anything to make with can you come up with a design for something you wish could be recycled. For example …


Today’s writing task is spelling based. /or/ is a sound with many alternative spellings. It can also be found in the word dinosaur and comes from the Greek word saurus meaning lizard.

First I would like you to practise your spelling of words with the /or/ sound in (below). Then have a go coming up with your own dinosaur names. When scientists name dinosaurs they often put words together to describe what they think the dinosaur was like. So you might end up with a long-leg-a-saurus, a spotty-a-saurus, or a tickly-tummy-a-saurus. Or using the /or/ pattern a more-a-saurus or horned-and-clawed-a-saurus.

Get someone to test you on words with the patterns below (the first group is the most important to get right), and practise the ones you get wrong.

Most common



Year 2 patterns





Unusual or exception words

our (pour/your)

aught (caught)