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Year 2 - Home Learning - 29th June 2020

Travel and Adventure week 5

Mexican Culture

Typical women's’ clothing includes a skirt, a “huipil” (a kind of sleeve-less tunic), a “quechquémitl” (a closed shoulder cape) and a “rebozo” (a kind of shawl).

Mexican clothing for men is mostly “European-like”, which means that both the trousers and the shirt are European garments, and possibly the only native addition to the men’s wardrobe is a large blanket cape, called “Sarape”. Men often wear Mexican boots too.



  1. Cut out the Mexican paper dolls and stick onto card. Decorate them as brightly as you can.

2. Copy out this writing and fill in the missing words.

What Clothes are worn in Mexico?

Most people in Mexico wear western-style clothes, but on special occasions they may dress in …………………………..

costumes. These usually include brightly ……………………………… or embroidered fabrics.

Women wear shawls called rebosos for warmth and carrying ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Men wear wide brimmed hats called …………………………………………



3. Painting is one type of Mexican folk art. In fact, painting is among the oldest art forms in Mexico, found in ancient cave paintings in Baja California along the Pacific coast.

People like the Maya and Aztecs also created painted images, including murals on buildings.


Research the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Can you do a self portrait in the style of Frida Kahlo? She included animals, so maybe you could include your pet.

4. Watch and listen to this Mexican Folk Tale ‘Cuckoo’.
5. Have a go at making this Mexican Bird rattle

Year 2 English – week beginning 29/06/20

The next two weeks English will be focused on The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch and The Lighthouse Keeper’s Cat by Ronda and David Armitage.

Please do not feel pressured to undertake all of the activities but I hope that some will be of interest to you.

There are 5 activities attached below.

As always there are many activities on BBC Bitesize and twinkl that will complement your child’s learning at home. They cover a wide range of phonics, punctuation, handwriting and reading activities.

Activity 1:

Read the story and discuss it.
Where is the setting and who are the characters?


Activity 2:
Draw a picture of Mr and Mrs Grinling’s cottage.
Then write a descriptive paragraph about it. Think about your senses.
What can they see from their house?
What can they smell?
What can they hear?
What can they taste?

Challenge: can you use noun phrases and alliteration in your writing?
Use the powerpoints to show you examples of noun phrases and alliteration for your writing.
Expanded Noun Phrases

Alliteration Powerpoint



Activity 3 :
  • Mr Grinling works in the lighthouse.
  • How does he get to work?
  • Can it be dangerous sometimes?
  • Why is his job important?

Write some questions that you would like to ask Mr Grinling about his job.

Remember that every question must have a question mark at the end of it.

Challenge: use your imagination to design a job advert for a lighthouse keeper to take over from Mr Grinling whilst he goes on holiday. You might like to create one using your computer.

  • Think about what the job title is - a lighthouse keeper
  • Think about the skills that they would need to do the job properly
  • Can they climb up high without feeling dizzy?
  • Have they got good eyesight?
  • Do they like seagulls?
  • Do they like being on their own for a long time?

Activity 4:
Mr Grinling had some lovely sandwiches for his lunch.
Can you write a set of instructions for a sandwich that you would like to eat if you were the Lighthouse Keeper?
You must give a list of ingredients and use imperative verbs which are ‘bossy’ verbs in your instructions.
Draw a picture of the sandwich you have made.

Activity 5 – Comprehension

Read the story about Grace Darling and answer the questions.

P.E.