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Zebras - Year 2

Hello Zebras


From this week, you will find all your weekly learning will be uploaded using Microsoft Teams.  New learning will  appear on Monday and Thursday.  To access your learning, you will need to log in using the details that have been sent to you.  If you have any problems, please email the school office at admin@stmargaretsipswich.org


Happy learning

Keep in touch, keep safe and keep smiling

Miss Pignon, Miss Peats, Miss Whincop and Mrs Keable 



Did you know?

Our new zebras - Max, Parsley, Fennel and Sage - have an interesting fact about themselves to share with you . . . 

You know that zebras live in Africa, but did you know that there are actually 3 different types of zebra?

We are Chapman's zebras.  We live in family groups called 'herds'.  In our herd, Max is the male stallion - he's in charge.  Parsley is a young male and Fennel and Sage are females.

I expect you know that zebras are found all over Africa but did you know where Chapman's Zebras come from?  We are found in southern Africa.  You can spot us in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Botswana.  Can you see our homes on the map?




Female zebras are usually pregnant for nearly 13 months - that's over a year!  They usually only have one baby at a time.  Baby zebras start eating grass when they're only a few days old, but they also enjoy their mum's milk until they're 7-11 months old.

Thank you to everyone who wrote a prayer for the Prayer Diary - it begins on July 1st

Welcome to a new week

What are we learning this week?

Hello from Miss Whincop

Jodie the dog says hello

Have you seen this wonderful video?


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

This challenge has now finished.


If you've completed the challenge, your Maths will have really improved.


Well done!


You can download your certificate below.


Summer Reading Challenge

for July and August

The challenge is open now - let us know how you get on!

Scroll down the page to find. . . 


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


Birthday Corner         

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday dear Poppy, Ben, Blake, Rebeca, Edith, Anthony and Lui,

Happy Birthday to you!



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


From Miss Pignon, Miss Peats, 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.

Trying to fly!

Still image for this video



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 11 with Miss Whincop

Daily PE lesson

9am every morning - Monday to Friday.  

#PE with Joe     See you there!  



Why not have a go at the 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 are new ideas to help you log your exercise on the Get Set website.


Zebra class met their goal last week - keep up the good work people!

Virtual Daily Mile Week - 29th June to 5th July

National School Sport Week at Home - starting on Saturday 20th June

Fun activities to try at home

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

Can you spot our own Zebras at Africa Alive?



Something For Fun

Don't forget Golden Time on Thursday


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

Fun Games on Twinkl Go

Zebras Weekly Learning Zone


All of your learning from Monday 29th June can be found on our Microsoft Teams platform.

You should have received an email from school with details of how to access this.  If you haven't, please contact the School Office.



This week for the Marking and Feedback Task we would like you to complete the Maths 'Volume Investigation' lesson by 3:00pm on Friday 3rd July.

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

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

Thursday 25th June - Guided Reading - Find out about another famous flyer

Join Miss Pignon for our Science Experiment

Thursday 25th June - Art - Be inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and create your own nature art

Monday 22nd June - Our Topic for the next 2 weeks is 'Transport'

Monday 22nd June - English - 'The Wright Brothers'

'The Wright Brothers' by Elizabeth MacLeod and Andrej Krystoforski

This is the book we are using in English over the next two weeks.

Why not join Miss Pignon for Lesson 2 on Tuesday?  

Find out all about this week's Green to Grow task.

This is the task that we would like you to email in to us this week.
Make sure it arrives by 3pm on Friday 26th 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 22nd June - Spellings

Monday 22nd June - Handwriting Practice with Miss Pignon

High Scores

Thursday 25th June 2020

High Scores


Times Table Rock Stars

Monster Reading







1st place







2nd place







3rd place







Ziggy's Adventures

Ziggy's Adventures                                      Monday 22nd June 2020

We decided to have a bit of a challenge today.  It was warm out and we wanted to see what happened to ice when it was in the sun.  We went and sat outside in the sun and we watched the ice - it was melting!  We were timing the ice and it only took 6 minutes for all of our ice to melt.


So we had a think and decided, we needed to do it again.  We decided to do it the next day as it was cooler, to see if that made a difference.  The next day we went out again with our ice and set ourselves up.  We got the timer ready and timed it.  This time it was cooler outside.  It took so much longer to melt.  It got to 16 minutes before it had finally melted!  


So what did we learn?  We learnt that the hotter the temperature, the quicker the ice melts, therefore the cooler the temperature, the longer it will take for the ice to melt

It was fun!

Useful information to support your child's learning

Instructions of how to make a book

Computing - How to log on to BBC Dance Mat

Numbots and Times Table Rock Stars are no longer available.

Find fun Maths Games on Twinkl Go

Previous Learning

Week 11 - 1st June

Week 10 - 25th May

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