Learning Tasks – 3rd April

Morning Year 2. Below are your last learning tasks for this half term. It has been a very odd end to the half term! But I hope you have enjoyed the challenges and activities that I have been setting. Don’t forget that you will be able to send in pictures of your work shortly (I am really looking forward to seeing them) and I will be able to give you feedback and ideas if you get stuck.

I won’t be setting any work on the blog for the next two weeks, but if you run out of activities have a look back over the ones I have posted and have another go at ones you have enjoyed. You could also use the next two weeks to work on your reading skills. Essex Library have details on how you can download books with their app or listen to audiobooks.


Magic squares today.

Use the numbers 1-9 to try and fill in these boxes. To make them work, you can only use each number once and each row and column must add up to the same number. These can be frustrating of you don’t quickly solve them so another challenge is this one Dotty Six. You will need a dice to play and the aim of the game is the similar to the magic square. You can adapt it to make the total number allowed in each square bigger or smaller.


Today’s challenge is to design and make a product that can move along on its own. Below are some pictures I found of the internet that you could use for inspiration, OR come up with your own idea.

As a designer, come up with a list of things you want from your design (what must it look like, how far should it go, how fast must it travel). When you make it keep track of the different steps you used so that someone else could copy you (imagine the instructions to a lego toy). Finally when you try it out reflect on whether it met all of your initial requirements.


Well done for your stories. Today I would like you to start writing a comic strip. This could be for the story you have just written, for your experiences over the last couple of weeks or anything that interests you. As you can see from the picture below, comics have speech bubbles and comments. These let the reader know what is going on and what the characters are thinking or saying. When you write a speech bubble or thought bubble you don’t need the words said or thought (the shape of the bubble shows this). The tricky part is to write enough to tell the story so that the pictures make sense. An extra element you might want to include is onomatopoeia for the exciting parts. For example Crash!