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Y2 More Ongoing Activities

Some of these activities have been suggested before, however we've added some more links.  These are things that you can do if you'd like to.

Ongoing Activities  

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

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.   


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.   

  • 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:  


Useful Links (Code: UKTWINKLHELPS)   

Science Experiment ideas at home:  


ICT Games:  

BBC Bitsize Daily Lessons:  

Oak National Academy – Dfe Home Learning Resources including daily lessons -