St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

Home Learning Platform

Good morning Year 2!

Today is the last home learning post for this half term. Thank you for all of your wonderful work during the last 6 weeks and a BIG thank you to your parents and helpers. Their support has been amazing and I am so proud of everything you have achieved. Well done!

Today on our timetable we have English, Maths, RE / Art and PE. Today I will feedback on your English work.

We’ll be meeting at 9.00am and at 2.45pm on Google Classroom. Please have your digit cards ready for Google classroom at 9.00am. In the afternoon we will listen to another chapter of ‘Charlie and the Cholocate Factory’.


In English today we will imagine we are the wolf. You will write a sorry letter to Little Red Riding Hood apologising for what you have done. Make sure you work your way through the PowerPoint presentation first where I give you many suggestions about the things the wolf may be sorry for but I also talk you through some things to include in your letter. Try your very best with your writing and try to include lots of detail.

Letter Writing to LRRH PowerPoint

Letter Writing Task


In maths today we are going to recap multiplication. We will recap the 2, 5 and 10 x tables. You are going to firstly play a game online called Hit the Button.

Click here to access the game. Then click on the circular button that says Times Tables. On the left hand said under ‘hit the answer’ click on x 10 to play the game. Then try it with x 5 and x 2. How many can you score in 1 minute? I had a go and I could get 22 correct!

Once you’ve had some fun on this game. You need to complete some of these emoji colouring sheets. Don’t rush them all today, perhaps you could save a couple of them for over the holiday when you have a spare 5 minutes.

2 x table emoji

5 x table emoji

10 x table emoji

RE / Art

Today is a special feast day for Catholics. It is the feast of ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’. On 11th February 1858, Our Lady, the mother of Jesus appeared to a young girl named Bernadette Soubirous in a small French town called Lourdes while she was gathering firewood.

Today we are going to think about Our Lady, Mary the Mother of Jesus. We will think about what we know about Mary, what kind of person she is and what we learn about her in the Bible, We will then link this to our current RE topic ‘Giving thanks’. We will think about how our mothers are just like Mary and we need to say thank you to them often.

Listen carefully to the information in the PowerPoint Presentation about Mary.

OUR LADY PowerPoint

You will then think about some of Mary’s qualities and think how you mum is just like Mary. You need to record these qualities under an image of Mary and your mum.

Our Lady Task

I’d then like you to make sure that either today or over the next few days you say a BIG thank you to your mam for everything she does for you. You may want to write a letter, give her a hug, be extra helpful, say thank you or even make her a thank you card. In the video below, I have a suggestion for a thank you card for you that you may like to make. If you don’t have all the equipment I’m sure you could draw an image on the front of the card.

If you’d like to know more about the story when Our Lady appeared to the young girl Bernadette in Lourdes, you can click here to read the story or you can watch the video link below …


Today there is another PE Session. I have uploaded a Joe Wicks video for you to  complete.


We will continue to read our story ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.Today we are reading Chapter 15 – The Chocolate Room. We’ll be reading this on Google Classroom, so if you are attending please don’t watch the video.

Half Term Task – Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. We go to church and a Cross is made on our foreheads with ashes to show that we want to grow more like Jesus. It may not be possible for everyone to go to church this year. Lent is the Church’s season of preparation for the celebration of Easter. It lasts for six weeks or 40 days.

The day before Ash Wednesday is called Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day. ‘Shrove’ means being forgiven for the times we get things wrong. Traditionally pancakes were made to clear out all the rich ingredients from the cupboard before the start of strict fasting in Lent. Today we still keep Shrove Tuesday but during Lent we don’t have as strict a fast as people used to have.

Please look at this PowerPoint together and talk about the journey of Lent.   Lent PowerPoint

Your task for Wednesday 17 February – Ash Wednesday

During the forty days of Lent, we are encouraged to try to become more like Jesus by caring, sharing and helping. This helps us to think about other people. Lent is also a special time when we think about Jesus, how he grew in love and we try to grow in love, goodness, kindness and helpfulness like him.

How could you follow Jesus’ example by caring, sharing and helping?

Make a Lenten promise card showing how you are going to follow in Jesus’ footsteps during Lent. Rather than giving something up, try to think about the good things you could do.


I hope that you all have a wonderful half term holiday. Enjoy the rest.

Take care, stay safe and keep smiling!

Mrs Gourley 🙂