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Y2 Ongoing Home Activities

Here is a reminder of our expectations, in term time – if daily expectations are all you can fit in then these should be prioritised: 


Daily Expectations  (in term time)

·         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   (in term time)

·         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.  



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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Look at the PowerPoint about seasides in the past (if you are able to access it on the free parent twinkl login as well as a free one on the TES website as well). Also remember the videos below, if you haven’t watched them already!  We have included below a reading comprehension that will teach you all about seasides in the past – you don’t need to print them, you could just write your answers in your green book, or discuss the answers with an adult. 




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

Research other plants or animals’ food chains.  


As we have been talking about food chains. Why don’t you have a look at the pandas and other animals at Edinburgh Zoo: What are they eating? 


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: 

·         Ride your bike.  

·         Play ‘Simon Says’. 

·         Run 10 – 20 times around your garden/ outside area. 

·         Hopscotch. 

·         Skip. 

·         Move like different animals.  

·         Hide and Seek.  

·         Do activities on Go Noodle: 

·         Cosmic Yoga: 


Useful Links (Code: UKTWINKLHELPS)  

Science Experiment ideas at home: 


ICT Games: