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Week 3

This week Primary 2 we want you to continue with the activities on Purple Mash and Bug Club but we would like you to do some fun activities too. In the Other Activities section, you will find ideas and links to activities, such as baking buns, arts and crafts, taking photos, try to do one of these each day. As we get ready for what would be our Easter break lets have some fun!

Other Activities

Try to do at least one of these activities a day and remember to have fun!

  1. How many different words can you make from the letters in the sentence, below? Grab a pencil and paper and write a list!​
    ‘Learning from home is fun’
  2. Thank a community hero. Think of someone that helps you in some way and write a short letter to thank them. ​
  3. Get building!  You could build a Lego model, a tower of playing cards or something else!​ How big is your tower compared to you?
  4. Can you create your own secret code? You could use letters, numbers, pictures or something else! Can you get someone else to try and crack it?​
  5. Hold a photo session. Use a camera or a mobile phone to take some snaps. What will you photograph? Your pets or toys perhaps?​
  6. Build a reading den. Find somewhere cosy, snuggle up and read your favourite book!​
  7. Use an old sock to create a puppet. Can you put on a puppet show for someone?​
  8. Do something kind for someone. Can you pay them a compliment, make them something or help them with a task?​
  9. List making! Write a list of things that make you happy, things you’re grateful for or things you are good at.​
  10. Read out loud to someone. Remember to read with expression.​
  11. Junk modelling! Collect and recycle materials such as yoghurt pots, toilet rolls and boxes and see what you can create with them.​
  12. Write a postcard to your teacher. Can you tell them what you like most about their class?​
  13. Draw a view. Look out of your window and draw what you see.​

Take a photo of some of the fun things you did and send them to your teacher on Facebook or by email. We can’t wait to see what you do!

Why not try to bake or cook something with an adult!





Phonics: over the last few weeks we have covered the sounds ‘sh’, ‘ch’ and ‘th’. Revise these sounds, write words and sentences using these sounds. Find them in books, on the internet. Make pictures to show the sounds they make to help you remember them.


HFW: we have covered 4 HFW so far. Spend some time this week revising them. Again write sentences for them, try to spell them yourselves, find them in books or magazines.


Writing: draw your favourite part from Little Red Riding Hood. Can you write a sentence to match the picture. Get an adult to help you with the words you can't spell. Remember CAPITAL LETTERS, SPACES AND FULL STOPS!

Big Book: Little Red Riding Hood



Over the last two weeks in Numeracy we have looked at recognising the numbers to 20/30/100, ways of making the numbers 10-20 along with addition and subtraction to 10/15/30. It’s important that your child becomes very familiar with these skills and activities should be very practical. Some examples are below.


  • 12+4; put finger on 12 and then do 4 jumps, what did you land on? Parents a lot of practise jumping forwards for adding and backwards for subtracting is needed here. Practise every day!
  • Clap count in 2's to 20, in 5's to 50 and in 10's to 100.
  • Count forwards and backwards from different numbers, e.g. 12-18.
  • Get out your number line or hundred square and get an adult to ask you about the numbers. Can you find 9? Can you find 1 more than 15? What number comes before 23?
  • Write different numbers on your whiteboard. Check to make sure they are the right way round.  
  • Can you write the numbers between 7 and 15?
    Go back and play the games from Week 1 and Week 2 and also play some of the extra games in the Numeracy star.