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Giraffes - Year 2

Hello Giraffes



We hope you all enjoyed your Half Term Holiday. 

I wonder if you did any of the '5 Fun Things' activities during the week?  

Scroll down to find all your learning for this week.



Keep in touch, keep safe and keep smiling

Miss Peats. Miss Pignon, Miss Whincop and Mrs Keable 






Our new Giraffes - Jengo, Kibibi and Kiara have some interesting facts about themselves to share with you. . . 


We know that giraffes mainly feed on acacia trees, but did you know that they use their long tongues to reach past the thorns to pick off the leaves behind?


Our giraffes are a Reticulated Giraffe.  What makes them special is their distinguished 'net-like' pattern of their coat.







Monday 1st June - What are we learning this week?

Monday 25th May - It's Half Term

Have you seen Heather's Assembly for this week?


BBC Bitesize Daily

These daily lessons come with extra resources online.

The 20 minute lessons can be found on the Red Button or on BBC iPlayer.

There is a new lesson everyday, Monday - Friday.

Fun and interactive lessons to cover Maths, English and other subjects too.


Miss Pignon's been enjoying today's lesson.yes

June Maths Challenge

Become a Maths Ninja with this month's challenge.


Use Numbots or Times Table Rock Stars to give your number skills a workout at least 4 times a week.

Ask an adult to sign the chart to show how much you're practising.


The more you practice, the quicker you'll get and the easier you'll find Maths.

Scroll down the page to find. . . 


  • What Bea our class giraffe has been up to
  • Giraffes at Home Photo Board
  • Daily PE Challenges
  • Giraffes Weekly Learning Zone
  • Something For Fun!
  • Take a look at an online book - Listen to a story read by someone from school
  • Birthday Corner
  • We're all going to the zoo today!
  • Previous Learning
  • Useful information to support your child's learning

Birthday Corner          

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday dear Annie, Chloe and David

Happy Birthday to you!


Wishing everyone a ‘Happy Birthday’ who has a birthday in June


From Miss Peats, Miss Pignon, Miss Whincop and Mrs Keable


If you've had a birthday, why not send us in a photo?

Year 2 Photo Board


We would love to see what you are up to each week so we are creating a Year 2 photo board.


  • You can send in one photo each week for us to display on this web page.
  • The photo should show what you have been up to with your Home Learning.
  • If you are in the photo, make sure it doesn't show your name.
  • If you are not in the photo, just put your first name.
  • All photos should be landscape.
  • New photos will be uploaded ready for Friday each week.


Send your photo to:


In the subject box, please write, 'Photo - followed by your class'.


You must make sure you have your parents' permission to send in any photos.

Giraffes at Home in June


Take a look

at an online book


We all enjoy looking at and listening to stories, so why not listen to a story online?

You can even become an illustrator of books.


https://www.storylineonline.net/          There are lots of stories for you to listen to


http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob    10:00am Tuesday and Thursday – Draw with Rob (


https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/        11:00am Daily Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

Story Time 9 with Miss Whincop

Daily PE Challenges

9am every morning - Monday to Friday.  

#PE with Joe  See you there!



Why not have a go at a Shrek Dance with Oti Mabuse?



Mrs Bigley has signed St Margaret's up to take part in this amazing Olympic Games challenge.

Check out this website to see how you can take part, keep active, and earn points for our team.


You'll need our school postcode: IP4 2BT

Miss Pignon has already logged her morning run!

60 Second Challenge

Each week there will be a new challenge to try at home.  Use the Record Sheet to keep track of how you get on.  Can you beat the others in your family?


The Tokyo Ten challenges can be used to log your exercise on the Get Set website and score points for Giraffes.

We're all going to the zoo today. . .

These Mountain Chicken Frogs can jump over a metre.



Something For Fun

Don't forget Golden Time on Thursday


Each week we will be putting up some fun things for you to do

In America, a nickel is 5 cents, like our 5p coin.

Under the Sea Colouring

A Song for Fun

Giraffes Weekly Learning Zone

This week for the Marking and Feedback Task we would like you to email in a Maths multiplication task by 3:00pm on Friday 5th June.   

Miss Pignon will post a video on Tuesday to show you what to do. 

More details can be found in Useful Things to Help section.

At school, Friday's are normally our Celebration Assembly.


Well done for everyone who took part in ‘Read something each day, during the month of May’ Reading Challenge – remember to keep up all your great reading in June!


We have seen lots of great learning in May, well done to everyone who has sent in their Green to Grow Task. 


To celebrate both these tasks ask your adult to print out the certificates below, and get them to write in your name.

Thursday 4th June - Guided Reading - Around the World in 80 Days

Thursday 4th June - SPaG - Punctuation

Thursday 4th June - Science Experiment

Join Miss Pignon for our Science Experiment

I hope your experiment goes better than hers!

Monday 1st June - SPaG - Punctuation

Monday 1st June - Spelling

Monday 1st June - Reading Activity

Join Miss Pignon on Tuesday for a lesson on Multiplication Word Problems

This is the task that we would like you to email in to us this week.
Make sure it arrives by 3pm on Friday 5th June. We will mark it and return it to you with your Green to Grow.
More details can be found in the 'Useful Information' section further down the page.

Monday 1st June - e-safety

Monday 1st June - RE - Lesson 5

Find out what your RE Challenge is

Thursday 21st May - Guided Reading - Plastic Pollution

Thursday 21st May - Art - Recycling

Join Miss Pignon for our Science Experiment this week

Monday 18th May - Our Topic for the next two weeks is The Environment

Monday 18th May - English - 10 things I can do to help my world

Our text for the next two weeks

Listen to the book before you do Lesson 1

Why not join Miss Peats on Tuesday for Lesson 2?

This is the piece of work we would like you to send in by 3:00pm on Friday 22nd May, so we can mark it.  Instructions of what to do can be found at the top of the page.  Happy Writing!

Monday 18th May - SPaG - Tense

Monday 18th May - Spellings

Monday 18th May - RE - Lesson 4

Monday 18th May - e-safety

High Scores

Thursday 4th June 2020

High Scores


Times Table Rock Stars

Monster Reading







1st place







2nd place







3rd place







The Adventures of Bea the Giraffe

Monday 18th May - An Adventurous Giraffe

Bea has made a short film of all things she has been doing over the past few months

Monday 11th May

You might have spotted from Miss Peats' video message this week, that last week we were in school.  It was good to hear from Miss Peats all the things you have been up to, from baking, gardening to biking and trampolining - they all sound really fun and exciting.


While I was in school I did lots of learning.  I watched Miss Peats' lesson and the wrote my own version of 'The Tiger who came to Tea'.  I was inspired when I watched the video clip on the sun bears.  In the afternoon, I learnt all about Egypt and the River Nile, it was really exciting and reminded me our story 'Zeraffa Giraffa'.  I have seen all your great learning and have been helping to write the Tickled Pink and Green to Grow comments - keep up all your great learning.  smiley

Picture 1 Learning with Miss Peats
Picture 2 Writing my story
Picture 3 These Sun Bears are really interesting
Picture 4 Making an island during Golden Time
Picture 5 Finding out about Egypt and the River Nile

Monday 4th May

This week I have been taking part in the Reading Challenge.  I have been busy reading all kinds of things from stories to road signs when I have been out on my walk.  It's amazing how many words I have found this week.  Have you been doing the Reading Challenge?  If you haven't yet - why not have a go this week?


On Friday I celebrated VE Day.  I helped Miss Peats put up her bunting, and in the afternoon I had tea and cakes.  Did you do anything to celebrate VE Day?  Why not send me in a photo?


Picture 1 Oxford Owls has some great stories
Picture 2 I wonder what we are going to bake today?
Picture 3 Learning how to Waltz
Picture 4 I helped Miss Peats put up the bunting
Picture 5 Our VE Day Afternoon Tea

Useful information to support your child's learning

Instructions of how to make a book

Instructions for sending in Weekly Marking and Feedback

Computing - How to access BBC Dance Mat

Accessing Oxford Owls, Times Table Rock Stars, Numbots and Teach Your Monster to Read

Previous Learning

Week 9 - 18th May

Week 8 - 11th May

Week 7 - 4th May

Week 6 - 27th April

Week 5 - 20th April

Week 4 - 13th April

Week 3 - 6th April

Week 2 - 30th March

Week 1 - 23rd March

Energetic Spellings

Still image for this video