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Do you need a paintbrush to create art?


For our final project of year two we are going to continue with our theme of CREATE and the author Roald Dahl.  We are going to be getting messy exploring different textures for creating pieces of art on different size scales, as we try to answer our driving question: Do you need a paintbrush to create art?  To help us gain inspiration we shall look at pieces created by famous artists such as Carl Warner, Arcimboldo, Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky. 


We will start our project by looking at the book George’s Marvellous Medicine and making our own potions and marvellous mixtures!  Pour, mix, stir and splat…how does it feel to cover your hands in goo?  We couldn’t possibly be artists without exhibiting our work, so at the end of the term we can hold a virtual art exhibition (or you can host your own mini one in your garden) to share the amazing pieces you have created with or without a paintbrush.  (Make sure you take lots of photographs of what you create).  Will you find magic in your fingertips?


‘Some of us’, the old woman went on, ‘have fire on our tongues and sparks in our bellies and wizardry in the tips of our fingers…



Mrs Taylor 



Even though we are back at school with some children, we still miss you all a lot and I have really missed seeing what you have been up to recently! I would love to see Tweets go through the roof again. Remember- you could just write to me, it doesn’t always have to be pictures! If you aren’t a fan of Twitter, you can email pictures of what you have been up to or your work to Finally, if technology isn’t your friend (sometimes it doesn’t like me either) then you can print off your work or pictures and post it to us or if you live close enough, post it through our letterbox yourself. I can’t wait to see this awesome work!


Week 6 has a very exciting PE section - GRIMOLDBY'S VIRTUAL SPORTS DAY! We can't wait to see your best efforts! 

Week 6

Monday 6th July to Friday 10th July


Try your best with these lessons from White Rose. This week the Maths focus is based on litres, temperature and time. Remember, all we ask is that you please just try your best. Please click here to access the daily videos for week 11 and find the worksheets below. You will also find a couple of extra activities if you fancy a challenge.


Your writing activity this week is to design and create your very own recipe for a revolting smoothie.


Task 1) Draw a picture of your revolting smoothie and label every ingredient you put in. Think how much of each ingredient you are going to add and how you are going to add it. Are you going to squish or blend the fruit? What colour is each ingredient? What does each ingredient smell like or feel like? Remember to use imperative verbs (bossy verbs) which you learnt earlier on in the term. 


Task 2) Write your plan. You will need to write a list of the types and amount of each ingredient and the equipment you will use. How many people will your recipe serve? Then think about the method – what do you need to first and how? Plan which imperative verbs and time conjunctions you will use for each step.


Task 3) Following your plan, can you write your revolting smoothie recipe? Remember to give your smoothie a name and number each step on a new line. You must use capital letters, imperative verbs and time conjunctions.


Task 4) Now that you have designed the recipe for your smoothie, you need to test it! Make your smoothie for someone in your family following your recipe. Do you need to make any changes to your recipe?


Task 5) Evaluate your revolting recipe. Describe the colour, the taste and the smell. Are there any lumps or is it smooth? Is this recipe healthy or unhealthy?

Spelling and Grammar

For this week's spelling, I want you to learn the correct spelling of 5 words on the Key Vocabulary section of the Knowledge Organiser! Good luck!


Continue with Bug Club and enjoy reading more books on there - completing the tasks as you go. Remember that you can access Bug Club from almost any device with an internet connection - but you do need your login information. If you run out of books or find the ones on there too easy, send a tweet to our class Twitter page and I'll change them for you when I can. 


Keeping your reading going is one of the most crucial things that you can do so, if you've not pushed yourself with your reading much so far, now is the perfect time to do it!


What's on your wellies? 

Wear your wellies on your next walk and make sure you do some good stomping around in the mud making big splashes. Once your wellies are suitably muddy, return home and leave your wet, muddy wellies somewhere safe for the mud to dry.


Whilst you are waiting, prepare a tray of compost. Once the wellies are dry, being extremely careful, collect the mud from your wellie boots and add this mud to your compost tray and mix.


Finally, water the mixture and then slide it inside a clear polythene bag or place the tray in a warm, light place.


Over the next few weeks, water regularly and observe any changes you notice. Can you see anything growing? How do you think these seeds got in to your compost tray? Do you think you could write a diary about the changes you notice using this key vocabulary?

  • germinate

  • growth

  • light

  • plant

  • seed

  • survival

  • water


Plants drop their seeds to the ground which can be carried by wind, animals or people (on your welly boots), and begin to grow in the new places they land. This is called seed dispersal, which you will learn more about in Year 3!


Scientist: What shape is a bubble? On your muddy welly walk, have a look for materials which you could make a bubble wand from such as small twigs, grass. You could also use straws or pipe cleaners to make different shapes. Using these materials, make 3 different bubble wands. Then, make a super strength bubble mixture using washing up liquid and water. Now it is time to test out your wands! Predict what shape your wands are going to create, test it and then record your results. Which was the best wand and why?


Artist: Create large ice cube paintings from frozen blocks of watered down primary coloured paints. To make the coloured ice cubes mix red, blue or yellow paint with water and place them in to ice cube moulds before freezing. Slide the blocks around the paper to create patterns and allow them to melt into fluid shapes. Observe what happens as primary colours mix and make secondary colours. Make sure to work outside as it will get very messy.


Melting Magic: Follow a recipe that involves melting ingredients to combine them, such as flapjacks or marshmallow crispy cake. You could use one of the recipes below or find your own. Before you begin, take a look at the ingredients and predict which ingredients will melt and how the mixture will change when heated and then cooled. Can you think of a fun name for your melting magic bakes?


We are all really excited to be taking part in a Virtual Sports Day. This will commence on Wednesday 1st of July until Monday the 13th July. We would like all teachers and children to take part in these challenges at home or whilst they are at school in their own bubble.


We challenge all children to complete the challenges and try their best to get as many points as possible for their House Team; we want every child to have the opportunity to take part. The challenges can be completed at any time in the 13 day period but the deadline will be 3.30 pm on Monday the 13th of July. Like any other sports day, you will be competing against all the other houses to see who will be crowned winners of Sports Day 2020!


On your marks, gets set, go! Watch the video below of Mr Hopper below to see him demonstrating all of the challenges, as well as trying his best to complete. Who is up for the challenge? Submit your scores and post your videos on Twitter.


There are 8 challenges which require little or no equipment to complete – perfect for completing at home! If you need any more help, to see the rules for each challenge or how to submit your results look at the PowerPoint.

Virtual Sports Day 2020: EYFS & Key Stage 1

Can you beat Mr Hopper? The challenge is on for our children in EYFS and Key Stage 1!

Week 5

Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July


Try your best with these lessons from White Rose. We are still looking at measurement in Maths again this week but focusing on mass (kilograms, grams and millilitres). This is something brand new so please do just try your best. Please click here to access the daily videos for week 10 and find the worksheets below. There isn’t a worksheet for Friday as it is challenge day…


Task 1: Read this Revolting Recipe by Roald Dahl from the Disney Club. Look carefully at the Frobscottle recipe and describe how it is written and organised, identifying any imperative verbs.

Task 2: Read and follow the recipe carefully to make your own Frobscottle smoothie. If you don’t have the ingredients for this version, see if you have the ingredients for a different fruit smoothie but make sure you follow a recipe. Take photos and make notes at each step of the recipe. Taste your smoothie and assess your success at following a recipe - does it look the same as the picture? Is it the same colour? 


Task 3: Using your photos or notes from task 1, can you place them in chronological order? Which means place the photos in order of which step came first, second, third and last. Then, use time conjunctions to write simple sentences to say what you did at each step (first we cut, next we stirred, then we mashed, after that we, finally).


Task 4: Roald Dahl doesn’t share about how his recipes should taste with his readers. Can you write a description about how your Frobscottle tasted, looked and smelt imagining that it will be added to the book. Include funny and descriptive words and phrases that will amuse and appeal to the reader.

Spelling and Grammar

Have a go at the word search activity below based on the Year 1 and 2 common exception spellings. You have to find the correct spelling in all the letters on the square. Once you have found the correct spelling you can draw a circle around the word or use colouring pencils to highlight it.


Continue with Bug Club and enjoy reading more books on there - completing the tasks as you go. Remember that you can access Bug Club from almost any device with an internet connection - but you do need your login information. If you run out of books or find the ones on there too easy, send a tweet to our class Twitter page and I'll change them for you when I can. 


Keeping your reading going is one of the most crucial things that you can do so, if you've not pushed yourself with your reading much so far, now is the perfect time to do it!


If you haven’t signed up to the ‘Silly Squad’ Summer Reading Challenge 2020 yet then click here to register.


Keep up to date with Science news from around the world by clicking here


Do insects have a favourite colour?

This week, I would like you to investigate if insects can tell the difference between colours and if they are attracted to some colours more than others.

To do this investigation, place pieces of different coloured paper or card outside on the floor on a warm, sunny day. Then sit quietly nearby and observe the paper for an agreed amount of time, counting and recording how many insects land on each colour.

Repeat the test twice during the day to see if you get the same results.


It would be great to see pictures of your investigation on Twitter or email them to me at


Scientist: If the weather doesn't allow you to do your science investigation above, here is another investigation you can try - you might get a bit sticky and messy though! 

Which stuff is stickier? I would like you to get some sticky substances such as glue, honey, hair gel, flour and water paste and maybe even snail slime… Place some of each sticky substance on a piece of paper and stick some crafty materials that you have around the house or even use leaves. Leave the sticky substances overnight and then examine which substance is the stickiest!


Taste Tester: Be adventurous this week and try some foods which you haven’t before. Taste a range of foods and drinks from around the world and describe the flavours. Write a food review expressing your opinion on the different foods, recording keywords to describe each one. You could even take photos to include. Don’t forget to hep tidy the dishes away afterwards – this project isn’t just about being messy!


Chef: Did you know you can make ice cream in a bag? Pour a cup of whole milk into a medium sized, zip sealed bag and add a tablespoon of sugar. Seal and gently swirl the mixture. Half fill a large zip seal bag with ice cubes and add six tablespoons of salt. Seal and shake the mixture. Open the large bag and put the sealed bag of sweetened milk inside so that it is surrounded by the salty ice cubes. Seal the large bag and gently shake the bags for five minutes. Remove and open the medium bag and enjoy the frozen dessert! Discuss the changes that you see happen and make sure you share your ice creams on Twitter or email me at


Looking at the weather forecast for this week we may be lucky to see the sunshine, so if you do get yourselves out and about for a wonderful daily walk, jog or bike ride.


Click here for Move Crew

Click here for Youth Sports Trust Personal Challenges 

Click here for Premier League Primary Stars

BBC Super Movers


And don't forget about Joe Wick's daily workouts on his You Tube channel. Friday is dress up day!


Don’t forget, you can email your finished work to, Tweet it to us or even print it off and post it or put it through our letterbox!