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Year 2 Home Learning

Week 2

We hope that you are all safe and well and are enjoying some relaxation time at home. We miss seeing you all very much. We hope you are beginning to adapt to life at home with your home learning. You will find all of the home learning for week 2 in detail below but you might also find this 'At a Glance' sheet helpful.


(continuing from last week)

The expectation is that you will be reading on a daily basis and that this should still be recorded in your reading record. We look forward to seeing what books you have read.

A Reading Journal of activities is attached for you to complete one each day. You can either print out the activities or use them for inspiration.

You also have KS1 English Comprehension books to work through. During this week, we would like you to complete one activity each day.


(continuing from last week with optional extension)

Please practise spelling the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words (everyday words). Remember to check your quiz from Christmas to see which words you still need to practise.

Optional extension: You can also write sentences with one or more of these common exception words in. 


 (new activity) 

This week we would like you to write a write a diary entry.  

We would like you to log-on to Pobble

This website posts a new image each day to inspire children’s writing.  

Find ‘Moon Landing’ – March 9th. 

Create a diary entry from this image, imagining that you are one of the astronauts on the mission. Use descriptive language (adjectives) about what you might be able to see, hear, feel, smell and to describe how you might be feeling. Break your diary entry down into different parts of the space mission, for example, write about taking off on one day, arriving on the Moon on the next day and finally you could invent a problem that you come across on the next day.  


  • Use the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words (everyday words) document to spell these correctly in your writing. 
  • Edit your work – does it make sense? Have you used capital letters and full stops?  Have you written in the past tense? (Remember -ed suffixes).
  • For an extra challenge, you could use commas in a list, add in a question and use conjunctions (and, but, because, that, so) to make your sentences longer. 

Click here to read this week’s model text. Feel free to ‘magpie’ some vocabulary.  


(new activities)


This week we would like you to complete 4 pages of Maths revision per day. You can download this week’s learning: Maths No Problem! Week 2. You can also find the answers here.

Monday: pages 259-262 

Tuesday: pages 263-266 

Wednesday: pages 267-270 

Thursday: pages 271-274 

Friday: pages 275-278 

Can you draw pictures to show how you’ve worked each question out? 

Don’t forget that you can use resources to help you if you need to. Some examples might be:

  • Instead of Base 10 materials you could use pasta or bricks – longer pieces to represent a ten and something smaller to represent a one. You can always draw these out to help you answer questions too.

  • Strips or circles of paper to help you to visualise fractions – you could fold them, cut them or shade them.

  • Using real money to help you count totals.

  • Create your own number square as an additional activity if this would help you or find one here.

  • Using an analogue clock to practise reading the time.

  • You could use pieces of cereal to represent multiples of 2, 3, 5 or 10 when calculating your times tables.

  • See if you can find real-life examples of shapes in your house that may help you to answer some questions, e.g. a can for a cylinder, an apple for a sphere.

Optional extension 1: Please see the Maths games links on our main Year 2 page for further Maths games that will help support our work on money, time and arithmetic – times tables, number bonds, doubles and halves.

Optional extension 2: Continue to work your way through the KS1 Maths SAT Buster 10-Minute Tests. Complete one activity each day. Mark your work with an adult. Complete any corrections. (Please note that we haven’t covered time and shape yet so your child may need your support with these specific questions).


(new activities) 

We would like to visit/revise the following topics: 

Is it alive?

The life cycle of animals

What do animals need to survive?

From your online learning, we would like you to: 

  • Create an ‘Am I alive?’ booklet. Draw/ write different items and tell your reader whether they are alive or not. You could add some detail about how you know they are alive or not alive. (Remember MRS GREN and the seven life processes – Move, Respire, Sensitive, Grow, Reproduce, Excrete, Nutrition)  
  • Create a life cycle poster for an animal of your choice (include information about the different stages of its life cycle) 
  • Use different materials to make a 3D model showing what an animal of your choice needs to survive. Click here for some inspiration to get your ideas flowing! Draw on your learning about habitats to add extra details too. 


(continuing from last week)

Please find details of this here: Nelson Mandela project.

PE and Mindfulness

(new activities)

There are lots of websites and Youtube channels which will give you fun ideas and activities to stay fit and healthy over this period. We have recommended a few below:

  • Tune in to Joe Wicks at 9am everyday for his daily workout at: The Body Coach
  • GoNoodle
  • Just Dance on YouTube – you could do ‘Waka Waka’ from our class assemblies!  

  • Brighton and Hove PSHE team have produced this guide with daily ideas to support your child's well being.


Pupils with additional needs

(new activities)

If some of these activities are a little tricky, have a go at some of these differentiated activities below: 


You can try some of these reading journal activities.  


Click here for some sentence starters to help get you started with the writing task above.  

You can also find a word bank here to help you spell some space vocabulary. 


Click here to download this week’s learning. We would like you to complete 2 pages per day. You can also find the answers here.

Monday: pages 175-176 

Tuesday: pages 177-178 

Wednesday: pages 179-180 

Thursday: pages 181-182 

Friday: pages 183-184 

Can you draw pictures to show how you’ve worked it out? 

Easter holiday project 

 (new activity) 

Our next topic is Superheroes! So we would like you to create your own superhero. You could draw them or perhaps you could make a model of them using materials that you have at home. What are their powers and how did they get them, what do they look like, how/ who do they help, what is their personality like?