Monthly Archives: March 2020

P4C – Week beginning 30.03.20


As our theme this week is cooking, watch this video.

Should children choose what food they eat every day?

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

  • In my opinion…
  • I agree with… because…
  • I disagree with… because
  • I would like to add…

Consider the following questions to help you delve even deeper:

Would children always make healthy choices? Is it OK to eat unhealthy food sometimes? Why do adults often choose what food we eat? Is it easier for someone else to make choices for us? How do we decide what food to eat?

Use the sentence starters below if you want to come up with your own philosophical question about something you have read or seen this week:

  • Should …?
  • Is it OK…?
  • What if…?
  • Is it possible…?
  • When is…?

P4C – Week beginning 23.03.20

Last week, we read a series of Traction Man stories. We noticed that Traction Man was portrayed as a brave, strong superhero who fixes problems and saves lives. We began to talk about gender stereotypes and whether girls could be superheroes too.

Use the sentence openers to have a discussion with your families and in the comments below.

  • In my opinion…
  • I agree with… because…
  • I disagree with… because
  • I would like to add…

Consider the following questions to help you delve even deeper:

What are the qualities of a superhero? Is it how you look or what you do that is important? Are doctors, nurses and firemen superheroes? If you save lives are you a superhero?

Leave a comment below to share your views!

Homework – Week beginning 23.03.20

Happy Tuesday Year 2,

Below are some tasks we would like you to do before next Tuesday. Remember your brain is a muscle and needs daily exercise too!


Last week we read three Traction Man action stories. We also performed part of the story (can you retell the story to your family and/or act out a scene from the story?). You designed your own objects that come alive in the home and planned your own Traction Man story. This week we would like you to write up your final draft of your Traction Man story. What problem happens and how does Traction Man save the day? Use adjectives to describe the personality of the objects and what they look like. Include exclamation sentences (Oh no! Help! Don’t worry we’ll save you!) and questions (What’s that? How can we help?). Challenge: include powerful verbs (rushed, dashed, raced, pounced etc) and adverbs (quickly, slowly, nervously, happily etc).

You can find retellings of the two of the stories we read here:

Traction Man is Here –

Traction Man meets Turbodog – read by Mini Grey the author!

We would love you to share your stories with us in the comments or over email!  


We would like you to write a book review of a book you have read this week and share your review in the comments on the blog. Answer these questions; Is the book fiction or non fiction? What is the book about? Did you like the book? Why/why not? Who would you recommend the book to? What was your favourite part of the book? Did you have a favourite character and why? What could have made the story better?

  • Continue to read a book every day (real or on BugClub) and discuss it with an adult or older sibling.
  • Introduce a daily story time with the family or ask an adult or older sibling if they can read a story to you.
  • Complete one of your reading comprehensions in your CPG book.


On Mathletics, we have reassigned some place value to recap what we have already learnt and assigned the fractions tasks for you to complete. We would have continued learning about fractions this week in maths so please complete the fractions pages of your CPG book and continue to work on your 2s, 5s, 10s and 3 times tables.


This week’s science learning will be based on materials.

Materials are the substance that objects are made from. We use a wide range of different materials daily; these might include: metal, plastic, wood, glass etc. Each material can be used to make a range of different things; for example, wood can be used to make tables, chairs, spoons, pencils, shoes, doors, floors and many more things.

Can you see how many objects you can find in a minute that are made from a particular material (for example metal or wood)? Comment below and share your findings.

Please find below a song to help you think about the properties of different materials (e.g. Is the material hard or soft, dull or shiny, smooth or rough, waterproof or non-waterproof?). Some materials maybe more suitable than others for particular uses for example, metal shoes wouldn’t be very comfortable and a cardboard door wouldn’t be very strong!

Art and Design

Art and Design – Some ideas…

  • Design your own superhero object or toy inspired by Traction Man. Is it a girl or a boy? What does it look like? What does it wear? What is its personality? What special skills or talents does it have? 
  • Draw illustrations to match your action story.
  • Create the ‘set’ for your action story (the room of the house it takes place in) using recycled materials and a box.

To help you make the most of your day, we recommend that you get up at the same time every day and get washed and dressed, as you would for school. As well as sticking to your usual bedtime (and remember no screens for at least one hour before). Reading is a great way to help you get off to a good night’s sleep. 😉

We recommend you complete some reading, writing and maths every day and then be as creative as possible with other activities and topics you’re interested in! 😊 Don’t forget your handwriting and spelling practice, as well as some daily exercise.   

We would love you to share with us what you are doing in the comments section of this blog post. You can also update your teacher on your progress by emailing

Happy learning everyone!

Welcome to the Year 2 blog!

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Hello year 2!

We thought it would be useful to explain how the Thomas Buxton blog can help you with your home learning during this time so you can keep those brains active until we see you next! This post will stay at the top of the blog so you can refer back to it if you need to.

On Tuesdays, we will be posting reading, writing, math and science learning tasks that you can do. We will also be setting Mathletics tasks for the week every Tuesday too. These will include topics we still need to cover this year as well as topics we have already covered over the course of the year. This is to make sure you are learning something new as well as refreshing your mind on what you already know so you don’t forget important things… like your timetables! These activities are alongside your usual daily reading and weekly times tables (2s, 5s, 10s and 3s) and spelling practice (weekly spellings can be found in your home learning packs).

We will also be posting a P4C question for you to discuss in the comments on the blog and with your family. As you know, YOU usually come up with the questions when we do P4C in school but, since this will be quite tricky when you’re all at home, your teachers will pick the question for you. This doesn’t mean you can’t create your own P4C questions to discuss with your family at home too! We will also post some sentence openers so you can use your fantastic P4C language to have a discussion in the comments!

For Bug Club, we have set you books at your correct book band. You will then be completing the activities on the Bug Club website related to your set books. Please email us when you have completed all the books we have set you. Your log-in details for Bug Club, and Mathletics, were sent home in one of your learning packs. However, if you have any issues email us at

Every week, we will be checking to see who is commenting on the home learning activity posts on the blog and completing their weekly Mathletics and Bug Club tasks. At the end of the week, your class teachers will be choosing TWO children to receive certificates for excellent home learning!

We recommend you continue, or set up, a daily routine of reading your own book, as well as story time with other members of the family. Email us for ideas of how to make this fun 😊

If you have any questions about home learning, leave a comment below, or email us at and we will do our best to support you. 😊