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Y2 Home Learning Starter

Home Learning Plan - Year 2

We have compiled a list of expectations and activities for you to do during this home-learning time. We will regularly update the blog with more learning activities.

We have sent the children home with a green exercise book that they can do any work in. We would also love to see anything that you are doing, in any way that you are able to share it with us (email attachment, photos of work, word documents, PowerPoints, videos, or anything else!). Anything you send, we promise to respond to as soon as we can.

The list below is a list of idea and activities to get you started, but we will be regularly updating the blog with more activities to do.


Daily Expectations

  • Read - anything and everything! Children could read instructions, newspapers, magazines, comics, poetry, non-fiction or fiction books. Remember to read to your children and they could even read to younger siblings. Refer to the Reading at Home leaflet on the website and the bookmarks in Reading Diaries.
  • Practise spellings – any from the back of the Reading Diary. If your children know all of these spellings, ask them to write them in a sentence.
  • Practise times tables – by the end of Year 2, the children should be able to recall rapidly and out of order x2, x5 and x10 times tables (x3 for Greater Depth). Children also need to know the division facts for these times tables, so they could start to practise these as well. (By the end of Year 4 children are expected to know up to x12.)
  • Maths Activity (See below for the first week, the subsequent activities will be posted on the blog).
  • English Activity (See below for the first week, the subsequent activities will be posted on the blog).
  • Phonics/ SPAG activity. Watch a video.

Phonics with Mr Thorne (including some SPAG):


Phonics and SPAG:


Weekly Expectations

  • Children should still aim for 5 reads a week. Please still, record them in Reading Diaries.
  • Work on the project (see below).
  • Try to complete at least one activity from the list of activities below.

Maths Weekly Activity

Learn to read the time on an analogue clock. Children need to be able to tell the time to half past, o’clock, quarter past and quarter to, then should be able to read five minute intervals.

English Weekly Activity

Design a character who will be going on a quest and describe them. Children should use adjectives to describe the characteristics and appearance of the character.

Design a setting where the quest will take place and describe it. Children should use adjectives to describe the five sense.

Begin to think about your character’s quest. Children could talk this through with a family member.



Our topic for Summer Term is ‘The Seaside’. Whilst you are at home, make your own seaside resort. This could be a shoebox diorama, 3d model, collage, lego, painting or anything else that your imagination can come up with.  If you don’t want to bring this to school, it would be OK to take a photo and send in, on return to school.

Create a brochure for your seaside resort. This might include sentences about what can be found there; pictures with labels and captions; a map; instructions on how to get there; prices; and activities that can be done there.

Design a specific piece of transport for the seaside resort. E.g. a beach buggy, a speed boat, a land train etc.

Research the history of seasides in the UK.

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Find a bird, animal or creature in your garden and research its food chain.

Research other plants or animals’ food chains.

Other Activities

  • Learn one new thing a week. This could be to learn how to carry out a household chore (making something to eat, or loading the washing machine).
  • Create a collage using frottage (the children should know all about it).
  • Research Max Ernst (artist linked with frottage).
  • Learn how to tie shoe laces.
  • Learn how to tie up hair.
  • Make a pretend shop.
  • Play monopoly, to practise using money.

Get Creative:

  • Make Birthday cards.
  • Paint a scene on a large pebble/small rock.
  • Bake something (with an adult).
  • Draw things related to Spring (flowers, blossom, rainbows, butterflies, ladybirds, lambs).
  • Draw a picture of your favourite animal and add an interesting background.
  • Create a sock puppet.
  • Easter crafts (egg painting, Easter bonnet).
  • Make a musical instrument from recycled junk.
  • Create something from an empty cereal box.
  • Make a healthy smoothie (with an adult).
  • Make a board game.

Get Physical:

Useful Links (Code: UKTWINKLHELPS)

Science Experiment ideas at home:


ICT Games: