Year 2 Challenges for Week 2

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Hello lovely Year 2s!

It is Miss Nice, Miss Croot, Mrs Norris and Mrs Anstey and we want to start by telling you all that we miss you lots and hope that we can get back to normal soon! We hope you’re all keeping busy and enjoyed the sunshine last week.

We are going to set you some daily challenges and would love it if you could reply in the comments below so we can see how you’ve got on with them all. If your grown ups comment on Facebook , we can see your photos.

So on Monday we’d like you to go on a A-Z hunt around your house and find as many objects that start with a letter from the alphabet as you can.

On Tuesday can you complete this experiment:

How long can you keep an ice cube frozen while out of the freezer?

If you need to make some ice first, put an ice cube tray or small containers filled with water in the freezer, then plan how you will protect them. In a few hours or tomorrow, take the ice out of the freezer and test out your plan. Ask an adult before using the freezer.

You will need:

  • At least two ice cubes. Ask an adult before using the freezer.
  • At least two containers or mugs to put the ice in (to catch drips).
  • Different materials to keep the ice cold: Maybe try: Fabric, foil, bubblewrap, paper, leaves or anything else you can think of!


  1. Take two or more ice cubes of the same size, and put each one in a container.
  2. Leave one ice cube alone, this is your control- so you can see how much longer your protected ice cubes lasts.
  3. Wrap one ice cube or container in something to try to keep it cold. Make sure the ice stays in the container to catch any melting water!
  4. If you have more ice cubes and containers, you could compare different materials.
  5. Check on your ice cubes every 10-30 minutes. Which one melts the slowest? Why? How long does your best protected ice cube last for?

On Wednesday can you create a map of your house and use a key to help others find their way around.

On Thursday we’d love you to go on a clock hunt. Count how many things in your house tell you the time and then use a clock to make a schedule/timetable for your day! We want to see specific times and we would like you to tell us what happens during each time.

Finally…as it’s Friday can you write a story about a bunny? Those of you that celebrate Easter could base it around Easter, or it could be a bunny off on an adventure or an evil bunny that needs to be stopped!

We miss you all so very much and hope all of you are safe and well.

Lots of Love

All of your Year 2 team

8 thoughts on “Year 2 Challenges for Week 2

  • 29th March 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Emily played ttrockstars last week and challenged herself to improve her answer time. She did really well and is excited to see more points go up on the board for the girls team! 😃

    • 29th March 2020 at 6:25 pm

      Well done Emily! I am very proud. You can challenge me to a Rockslam competition! Take Care, Mrs Norris!

  • 29th March 2020 at 6:21 pm

    Dylan tried real hard at ttrockstars when he started the boys where on 70 Dylan has tried to get the boys to 1,500 he almost did it he got to 1,245 ish and is doing very well after the first week at the school of mum done all school work asked of him and much more . Stay safe from Dylan and his mum x

    • 29th March 2020 at 6:28 pm

      Well done Dylan and mum! I hope you are keeping well and managed to enjoy the sunshine too. That is amazing work on TT Rockstars – I am very impressed. Take care of yourselves. Mrs Norris 🙂

      • 30th March 2020 at 9:44 pm

        Miss Nice and Miss Croat;
        Harry D is missing you very much, we are trying our best and he’s working very hard, we’re looking forward to tomorrow’s ice challenge 😊

        We hope you’re staying safe and hopefully see you soon.

        • 30th March 2020 at 9:45 pm

          * Miss Croot sorry!!

        • 31st March 2020 at 12:28 pm

          We are missing you all very much too! Well done Harry for working so hard at home! Keep it up!
          Lovely to hear from you. Stay safe.

  • 3rd April 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Dear miss nice and miss croot
    Thank you for all your hard work. Mia liked the ice challenge and is enjoying TT Rockstars. Stay safe.


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