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Home Learning Year 2

Hello Year 2,

We hope you are all well and managing to stay positive. Keep working really hard but don’t forget to have lots of fun too and really make the most of this time with your family. After this week, phone calls will be fortnightly.


Please email pictures or videos to show what you have been doing, or with any questions. We would really love to see what you have been doing and will try to reply to all your messages. It would also be nice to add some of the pictures sent to our Home Learning Page so that their friends can see what they have been doing at home.


Please remember we are aware that everyone’s child and home situation is different so do not feel any pressure to complete everything. This is only a guide.

The children are used to quite a structured day at school (we have a timetable so they know what to expect). It may help them adjust to a very different routine if you let them know a rough plan of what they will be doing throughout the day.



We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best wishes

Year 2 staff

   Daily Activities week beginning 30.3.20

Subject Time to be spent (this is only a guide) Details


30 minutes

Times tables

Continue to practise times tables.

Keep working on Times Table Rockstars.

You could find more games on

You could also make times table flashcards with the multiplication number sentence on one side and the answer on the back. You could test a family member!

Hit the Button,


Join in with the songs, then try to count by yourself

Practise counting in 5s

and in 2s

and in 10s


Practise addition and subtraction fact families


Keep working through the Power Maths book.



15 Minutes 

As well as reading for 15 minutes a day, you could complete the following activity:  

Read one of your favourite books at home and give it a new lease of life by creating an eye-catching book cover.  

Fold a piece of paper in half and design a new cover for the front of the book. Add the title and the author’s name. Add detail to the back of the book by including a short blurb. You could also include your opinion about the book and a picture of the author.  

Phonics (reading and spelling) 15 minutes Visit and practise any sounds that you need to revise.
Spelling 25 minutes Choose 5 new common exception words from the list attached below. Write the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence. Spend roughly 5 minutes on each word
Writing and Science 20 minutes

Read a short paragraph or watch a short video of a different animal every day and write 2 statements and a question about each of them.


Remember to say your sentence before you write it and to ‘say the word, finger the word, write the word’. Remember full stops/question marks, capital letters, finger spaces, ascenders and descenders. Try to use ‘and’ to join two ideas and include adjectives if you can. Read your writing out loud to check it makes sense.





15 minutes Copy a few sentences from your favourite book focussing on forming lower case and capital letters correctly. Make sure the letters are on the line and you show clear ascenders (tall letters, b d f h k l t) and descenders (hanging down letters f g j y p q). Remember that capital letters should be taller than lower case letters.
History 30 minutes

Present your facts

Present the facts you have found out about Alice Hawkins in any way you like. You could make a list, a poster or a short presentation.


If have you managed to find out anything about Alice Hawkins and would like to share what you have found, please send it to our Year 2 email address and we will add them to our Home Learning page.

**Have a look at Macsen's work below!!

Art 30 minutes

Art apart

Play with a family member. Follow your partner’s instructions to recreate their work of art without peeking. You can then give them instructions to recreate your piece of work. Make sure the instructions are clear. This might be a nice activity to do with people you know that are not living in your household using technology.

Music 45 minutes 

Best concert ever

Learn about different types of music. These could include:

  • Classical
  • Rock music
  • Hip-hop/Rap
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Reggae
  • Country
  • Blues

Think about what your favourite type of music is. Do you have a favourite song or artist? What type of music do you think your favourite song is?

A concert is an event where musicians and singers perform their music. What would your dream concert be? If you could attend a concert where all your favourite artists would be performing, who would you want to be there?  

Design a poster for the best concert ever. Draw the artists, symbols/icons and instruments.

PSHE 30 minutes Jigsaw Jo is in our classroom and is feeling a bit worried and lonely now that you are not with her. Write a postcard to Jigsaw Jo to remind her of what she could do when she is feeling worried and to let her know that you are thinking of her.
Computing 30 minutes

Send your teacher an email. You could include any activities you have completed.

Challenge: Ask an adult to help you attach a picture showing what you have been doing this week.

PE At least 30 minutes a day

Go out for your daily exercise. Did you go on your bike or scooter? Did you run or walk? For those children still in school we are starting the day with Joe Wicks’ live workouts at 9am so why not join in? You can find his channel here:

Also try Yoga

DT 30 minutes 

Make a healthy meal with an adult.




Below are ideas of home-learning that can be completed with your children if required


Year 2 Learning 

Maths Tasks

Reading Task

  • Working on Times Table Rockstars. Please find login details in the pack. 
  • Complete arithmetic sheets in the pack.
  • Play on Hit the Button.
  • Complete some numbers to 100 practise sheets in Power Maths book. 
  • Read a book. 
  • Following this, summarise the events from the book. You could bullet point what happened, create a comic strip or present the information in their own creative way.
  • Note down any unfamiliar words from the book they have read. Explore the meanings of these words by using a dictionary, reading around the sentence or using print conventions.

Weekly Spelling Tasks

Writing Task

  • Practise the Year 2 Common Exception Words (see list attached below). 
  • Choose 5 Common Exception words. Write the meaning and an example of how to use the word in a sentence.
  • Proofread your writing from the day. 
  • Complete the writing tasks included within the pack sent home.
  • Write a daily diary. 


History Learning Project - to be done throughout the week

Find out some facts about Alice Hawkins.

Additional learning resources parents may wish to engage with

LES MILLS -BORN TO MOVE – Choose the free option to get FREE inspired works out for children.

GoNoodle – Free movement to music and songs.

BBC Bitesize KS1 – Resources to help aid with revision on all subjects.

BBC Supermovers – Songs and actions to help children learn key facts.

Classroom Secrets Learning Packs These packs are split into different year groups and include activities linked to reading, writing, maths and practical ideas you can do around the home.

Twinkl - to access these resources click on the link and sign up using your own email address and creating your own password. Use the offer code UKTWINKLHEL

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Suggested daily timetable

Common exception words