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Thursday 21st May

Hello Beech Class,

Well done for another week of home learning!

Have a look at one of the great games that one of your friends has created!




We have learnt about lots of different faiths while we have been in Year 2.

We have learnt about Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This half term we will learning about Sikhism.

This video gives you a little bit of a background about Sikhism.

What is Sikhism? | Religious Studies - My Life, My Religion: Sikhism

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. Eleven-year-old Simran introduces the Sikh religion and describes the key beliefs and practices in following the Sikh way of lif...

I’d like you to think about these questions:

  • What is the name of a Sikh’s place of worship?
  • Can you remember the names of any other places of worship that we have learnt about this year?
  • How can you describe the Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple)?
  • What did Simran say was a ‘massive part’ of Sikhism?
  • What is the name of the leaders within the Sikh religion?


There are lots of interesting videos that you can watch about Sikhism if you want to learn even more.


This video tells you all about the first Khalsa Sikhs.

The story of the founding of the Sikh Khalsa | Religious Studies - My Life, My Religion: Sikhism

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. Eleven-year-old Simran tells the story of the founding of the Sikh Khalsa 300 years ago. Subscribe for more Religious Education ...

Sikhs believe that being a Khalsa Sikh is a commitment to loving God with all of their hearts and sacrificing for God. Have a look at this video. This talks about the 5 K’s of Sikhism which are five symbols which Sikhs wear to show their commitment to God. The next video shows you the ceremony called taking Amrit. I’d like you to think about the things that Sikhs must do to become a Khalsa Sikh.

The Five Ks in Sikhism | Religious Studies - My Life, My Religion: Sikhism

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. Sikh brothers Taran and Joven explain the 'Five Ks', that they wear as members of the Sikh Khalsa. Subscribe for more Religious ...

The Sikh ceremony of Taking Amrit | Religious Studies - My Life, My Religion: Sikhism

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. Sikh brothers Taren and Jovan join the Sikh Khalsa by taking part in a special ceremony called Taking Amrit. Subscribe for more ...

Have you ever made a commitment to someone or something? What have you had to do to or give up to fulfil your commitment?


Let me know how you’re getting on with Mrs Kyne’s cooking and Mr Tull’s challenges!

Have you had a look at Mr Lenton’s forest school page? He’s got some fab ideas for things that you can do at home to keep up with your forest school learning.


As we know it is so important to keep ourselves active and healthy. This week I would like you to challenge yourself to develop an active skill. This could be seeing how many star jumps you can do in one minute and seeing if you can do a few more each day. You could practice your balancing skills and see how long you can hold a balance for, can you challenge yourself to hold this for a little longer each day?



You have all come up with amazing ideas of toys that you would like to meet in the Land of Toys! This week I would like you to create a bit of a fact file on these toys. You will need to give the reader information about the toy you have chosen. You might talk about the material that it is made of, the size of it, what makes it so special. I have added the template that we have used in class when we have created information leaflets, you don’t have to use it, but I thought I’d add it for anyone who would like it. You can create your fact file in any style that you like.


You could even create your own review video to go alongside your fact file!

Miss Pritchard's Toy Review

Your reading task this week requires a little bit of building skill! I’d like you to make yourself a little reading den and then just hop into your den to enjoy some of your favourite books! You could do this inside or outside. Just remember that lots of your grown-ups are working from home and are very busy, so make sure you use things that you can put away yourself! You could even invite your grown up in for a story- I’m sure they’d enjoy a little break!


I’d like to see some instructions to show me how to build your reading den. You can write these into your handwriting books, really think about laying these out neatly.



A few weeks ago you were working on your multiplication skills. Can you remember what we said multiplications best friend is?




As you know, it’s important that we can quickly recall our multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. I have been so impressed with some of the score that I have been seeing on Times Tables Rockstars! As always, Beech Class are blowing my socks off!


This week I’d like to explore division. I’ve added a few division questions- you could answer these or you could make up your own.


I’ve added a few challenging ones. I’ve left a number out from the middle of the division question. You will need to think really hard about how you’re going to answer these!


You could do your division outside, you could collect some natural resources from your garden or from a walk and use these to solve division questions.


Keep sending your work in to


After the half-term break we will be changing the upload day to a Monday, the next date that I will be uploading is Monday 1st June.


Take care,

Miss Pritchard