Year 2 Home Learning

Welcome to Year 2

To our new Year 2 classes, 

Hello, our names are Mrs Robinson, Mrs Carey and Mrs Hillyer. We are really excited about seeing you all in September. We are getting your new classrooms ready for you and making sure you have everything you need for your first day back. Don't worry about finding your way to the classroom, we will be there to show you what to do. We've got lots of exciting things to learn next year and some of our topics inlcude Diwali, Australia, The Great Fire of London and making digital pictures. 


I'm Mrs Robinson. I am the History coordinator in school and love to teach about exciting events from the past. I really enjoy watching Horrible Histories and telling stories! I also like to tell jokes so get some ready to share with me in September! I love animals, being outside and gardening so be sure to let me know if you would like to help on the school allotment. 


I'm Mrs Carey. I love helping with the Christmas productions each year as I really like drama. In my classroom I like to give children lots of chances to get involved in performance and to share their talents. I love to read stories so you must let me know if you have a good book to share as a class. I also like to include lots of art in our topics so be prepared to get creative! 


My name is Mrs Hillyer and I will be your Teaching Assistant in Year 2. I am so lucky to be able to spend time in each of our Year 2 classrooms alongside Mrs Robinson and Mrs Carey. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and I am excited to share all of the busy and enjoyable things that we do in Year 2. We are going to have so much fun together. 


We know that last year was very different to what we expected and that you might be a little worried about coming back to school in September. We are here to help and support you and can't wait to meet you all!

Have a wonderful summer!

Mrs Carey, Mrs Robinson and Mrs Hillyer 




Hello Y2, 

We hope you are all managing to have a good time at home and are staying safe during this time.

Although it has been sad to not spend the past few months together, it has been wonderful to see you all working hard at home. We've loved reading your comments to us on Purple Mash when submitting your work. 

We have shared some great times in Year 2 and know you will all do amazing things in Year 3! Remember that even though you will have new class teachers in September, we are still here for you if you need us. 

We can’t wait to see your faces back in school soon. Enjoy your summer break! 

Mrs Robinson, Mrs Carey, Mrs Hillyer and Mrs Stead 









Maths Lesson-1---Telling-time-to-5-minutes.pdf

Maths Lesson-2---Hours-and-days.pdf

Maths Lesson-3---Find-durations-of-time.pdf

Maths Lesson-4---Compare-durations-of-time.pdf





Find details of this week's home learning using one of the links below. 

W/C 6th July Home Learning Plan




















Find details of this week's home learning using one of the links below. 

W/C 29th June Home Learning Plan.docx   or W/C 29th June Home Learning Plan.pdf






Maths Lesson-1---Measure-mass-in-grams.pdf

Maths Lesson-2---Measure-mass-in-kilograms.pdf

Maths Lesson-3---Compare-volume.pdf

Maths Lesson-4---Milliltres.pdf









Find details of this week's home learning using one of the links below. 

W/C 22nd June Home Learning Plan.docx   or W/C 22nd June Home Learning Plan.pdf


English workbook - June 22nd.pdf

Spellings - Look Cover Write Check.doc

Spellings - Handwriting Practice.pdf

Spellings - Left Handed Handwriting.pdf

Spellings - Word Search.pdf

Maths - Lesson 1 - Measure Length (cm)

Maths - Lesson 2 - Compare Lengths

Maths - Lesson 3 - Four operations with length

Maths - Lesson 4 - Compare Mass

RE - St Hild Lettering PowerPoint


 Find details of this week's home learning using one of the links below. 

W/C 15th June Home Learning Plan.docx   or W/C 15th June Home Learning Plan.pdf



English - Aboriginal Stories Poster from museum

English - The rainbow serpent story





Motor control activity - rainbow-snake-make.pdf

Maths-Lesson-1- Count sides and vertices on 2D shapes.pdf

Maths-Lesson 2 - Count faces, edges and vertices on 3D shapes

Maths-Lesson-3- Sort 2D and 3D shapes.pdf





Find details of this week's home learning using one of the links below. 

W/C 8th June Home Learning Plan.docx   or W/C 8th June Home Learning Plan.pdf





Spellings-Look cover write check.doc






Maths Lesson-3-Find-a-half-2019.pdf


Explorers Diary Workbook

RE- Symbols of St Hild

RE- St Hild PowerPoint

Alternative Maths worksheets

Lesson 1 - Find the total

Lesson 2 - Find the difference

Lesson 3 - Find change

Lesson 4 - Two step problems



Find details of this week's home learning using one of the links below. 

W/C 1st June Home Learning Plan.docx   or W/C 1st June Home Learning Plan.pdf


1st June - English workbook.pdf

Maths Lesson 1-The-10-times-table.pdf

Maths Lesson 2-Make-equal-groups-sharing.pdf

Maths Lesson 3-Make-equal-groups-grouping.pdf

Maths Lesson 4-Odd-and-even-numbers.pdf

Spellings - Look Cover Write Check

Spellings- Handwriting sheet

Spellings - Left handed handwriting sheet

Spellings - Word Search

Computing- Parent Guide - 2email

Computing - Pupil Guide - Using-2email for the first time



This week White Rose lessons revise key multiplication skills. 

Lesson 1 - Multiplication-sentences-using-the-x-symbol-2019.pdf

Lesson 2 - Use-arrays-2019.pdf

Lesson 3 - The-2-times-table-2019.pdf

Lesson 4 - The-5-times-table-2019.pdf



This week we are using fairy tales to help us write for different purposes. All writing tasks have been set on Purple Mash but could be handwritten.  First, refresh your memory by rereading The Gingerbread Man and Cinderella. 

Using Purple Mash, complete the following writing activities. Focus on using correct punctuation / adjectives / adverbs and challenge yourself to use adventurous vocabulary / questions or exclamations / dialogue. 

Task 1: Gingerbread Man Story   OR   Cinderella Story 

In your own words, retell the fairy tale you have chosen. Before you start you could note down the key moments to make sure you don't miss anything out and put everything in the correct order. 

Task 2: Missing Gingerbread Man

Create a missing poster for the Gingerbread Man. It will need a big picture of the Gingerbread Man then a written description. In your description make sure you include what he looks like, what his personality is like, where he was last seen, any reward for information and who people should contact if they spot him. 

Task 3: Cinderella Captions

Pick one of the characters from the story and create a character description. 

Task 4: Cinderella Letters

Pretend that you are Cinderella. Write a letter in first person to say thank you to the Fairy Godmother for everything she did. You could include explaining what would have happened if she didn't help, how you felt at the ball, a question to see if she has helped others and a way you are going to thank her in person ( like dinner at the palace). 

Task 5: Create your own fairytale - You could create a mixed up tale using characters from existing stories or create your own. Stuck for ideas? You can use the image from to help inspire you. 



Look Cover Write Check


Handwriting - Left Handed



Tees Valley Music

Tees Valley Music Service have created two free music sessions for Year 2 to take part in. The online video lessons can be accessed using the details provided in the letter below. 

KS1 Children-Snappy Classroom letter




This week’s lessons from White Rose revise key addition and subtraction skills.





Additional work






Look Cover Write Check Sheet

Spellings handwriting sheet

Spellings wordsearch


Bird Watch Challenge

This week we are asking you to do some bird spotting in your gardens or on your daily walk. See how many different birds you can spot. Can you name them? What is the same about them? What is different?

Try to draw some of the birds that you see. A grown up can help you look on YouTube for tutorials on how to draw birds.





On Friday 8th May the county will be celebrating 75 Years since the end of World War 2 in Europe.  Why not try one of the activities below to mark the occasion at home?

Create red, white and blue bunting to decorate your home  unionjackbuntingtemplate.pdf

Create a party hat to wear

Design your own medal for a hero – who is your hero and why? Design a Medal.pdf

Make an invitation to your own VE Day party design a party invitation template.pdf

Make a menu of food you would like to serve and plan how you would decorate your table       Design a tea cup

Write a newspaper report or a diary entry as if you were there on the day the war finished in 1945. Consider how people would be feeling and how people celebrated. 

Newspaper template.pdf

bordered paper half lined.pdf          bordered paper fully lined.pdf

KS1 VE day colouringpage.pdf

VE day wordsearch.pdf



The Day the crayons Quit

This week our learning focuses around the book The Day The Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers. 

Follow the link to listen to the author ( and some friends) read the story.


Task 1

Once you have listened to the full story, listen again to one of the crayons letters. Ask the children to consider the following questions as they listen.

* How has Duncan used this crayon in the past?   How does this make the crayon feel?

* What does this crayon want to persuade Duncan to do?

* What words does the crayon use in the letter that might get Duncan to behave differently?

* Can you spot any other methods that this crayon uses to try and persuade Duncan, for instance anything about the way that the text is written or laid out?


Task 2

Part of reading is developing the ability to empathise with how characters are feelings. Ask your child to talk about their feelings towards each individual crayon:

* Which crayon do they feel most sorry for, and why?

* Which crayon seems happiest and why do they say this?

* Which crayon would they most like to cheer up?

* What could they do to make one of the crayons feel happier?

* Which crayon is the angriest one and why?  What could Duncan do to calm this crayon down?


Task 3

Explain to your child that they are going to write a persuasive letter. Talk together about what the word ‘persuade’ means, using the words such as convince/ win over/ encourage to help them independently find the meaning of the word.

We are going to pretend they are an item in their pencil case. They could be a different coloured crayon, a rubber, a pencil sharpener, a pair of scissors, and so on. They are going to write to their owner to talk about what is wrong with the way they are being treated, and how they would like to be treated in the future.

Download the activity sheet for a writing template and success criteria. 

Task 4

Can you colour a picture using unusual colours like Duncan did at the end of the story? Create your own or print one of the colouring sheets below.

Three fairy tale inspired sheets

Three dinosaur inspired sheets

Superhero themed sheets - Two boy heroes and two girl heroes




Check Purple Mash for grammar and spelling activities. BBC Bitesize are uploading Daily Lessons focusing on key skills and have a weekly reading lesson too.


Spellings Look Cover Write Check

Spellings Word Search

Spellings Handwriting sheet



This week have a go at writing a diary entry in role as Captain James Cook. Use the PowerPoint to understand more about the life of the explorer before you start and read the example diary. There are some tricky words which might need to be read to your child before they start. 

The Life of James Cook PP

Example diary entry

Captain Cook explorer diary template -  Template needs to be printed and entries hand written. Alternatively children could look at the template on a screen and create their own on paper. 




This week’s lessons from White Rose look at measuring length. If you did not complete any of last week’s lessons it would be useful to start at Summer term week 1 Lesson 3 before moving on to Summer term week 2.

Websites to support the topic:

Problem solving activities:

How Tall?

Here is part of a conversation between a group of children as they discuss a tall tree nearby:

"I wonder how tall it is?" say Linus.

"I think we could find out," replies Raj.

"It could be difficult as it's very high," says Toby.

I wonder how they each went about finding out the height of the tree?

I wonder how YOU would find out how tall a large tree in your area is?

(Taken from


Other problems: 

Can you do it too? Comparing your own throwing skills to Olympians 

Making longer, making shorter (Children can use image on screen or might need printed copy/ cubes to help)



Check Purple Mash for grammar and spelling activities. BBC Bitesize are uploading Daily Lessons focusing on key skills and have a weekly reading lesson too.


Spellings Look Cover Write Check

Spellings Word Search

Spellings Handwriting sheet



This term we consider the topic What does it mean to belong to Christianity?

Lesson 1 - How can we show belonging?

Many children belong to either a group, club or community which has a badge you wear to show that you belong to it. For example our school logo shows that you attend Fens Primary School rather than other local schools.

Can you find examples of badges online? You could research football clubs, companies, school uniforms, local sports teams etc. 

Task: Using what you know about our class, create a badge to represent belonging to it. You could think about what we like doing together and use images to represent this. You could complete this task on paper or use a computer programme to create your design. 

Once your badge is complete write a sentence or two to explain why you picked certain images to represent how you belong. 


Lesson 2 - Baptism

Christians use baptism to show that the person is officially part of God’s family and Christianity.

Have you or any of your family been baptised? If you have what can you remember? Can you look at photos?

Take a look at these videos about Christian baptism.   and

Task: Using the activity sheet below, match the correct description to each picture.

Baptism Matching Task


Please continue to log in to Purple Mash and complete weekly activities set as To Dos. 

If you wish to complete additional work on Purple Mash the website is providing a good mix of daily activities which can be found by searching for Daily Activities and selecting the 5-7 option. Activities are then sorted into weeks. When each new week appears Monday's and Tuesday's English activities will be set for children to complete with Wednesday - Friday being available as further work. 


It has been great to see children using their TTRockstars accounts on a regular basis while learning at home. Please continue to log in and practise times tables. As the weeks go on you should see questions gradually introducing a wider range of times tables. 10 minutes several times a week will help keep children fluent ready for the rest of their times tables in KS2.

There are a range of daily videos available on to support children's learning. Currently their activities will allow children to recap our work on fractions. 

Visit for a wide range of games which cover a variety of Maths topics. 


The Bog Baby

This week we are using a story called ‘The Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward. The story is available on YouTube so ask an adult to search for it for you.

Listen to the story more than once.

Are there any words you don’t understand? Ask an adult to clarify them for you, remember you can use a dictionary.

Do you think the girls did the right thing when they took the Bog Baby home?

Why do you think the Bog Baby became ill?

If you found a Bog Baby what would you do?

Now you understand the story have a go at these activities:

1. Describe a Bog Baby

2. Instructions to care for a Bog Baby blank template and key words mat



Spellings Look Cover Write Check

Spellings Word Search

Spellings Handwriting sheet



For our history topic we are studying the explorers Captain Cook and Neil Armstrong. Can you research this topic at home? You can present your findings anyway you wish, you could even use Purple Mash. 

Use these powerpoints to help you get started with your research:

Captain Cook                 Neil Armstrong  is a great child friendly search engine to use for research too. 

You might want to think about these questions:

When were they born?

Are they still alive?

Where were they born and where did they grow up?

What did they do? Why are they important?

Would you have liked to have been a sailor on board one of Captain Cook’s ships?

Would you like to have explored with Neil Armstrong?

Are there any similarities / differences between the two explorers?



With the weather warming up, now is a great time of year to get outside and study plants. 

Use the videos available on BBC Bitesize to start to understand what parts of a plant are called and what they need to grow.

Click the following links to download PowerPoints with extra information on plants. 

1. Parts of a plant

2. What plants need to grow

3. Seed dispersal 


If you are lucky enough to have a garden at home, why not try growing your own plant or help an adult look after the plants which are already growing?  

Can you learn the names of the different plants you see when you are outside? 



Here is a list of suggested activities you could do with your child at home over the next few weeks. Please do not feel you need to do all of them. Pick and choose which activities your child would enjoy. 

There are a range of activities to explore on Purple Mash. This week log into ‘Purple Mash’ and have a look at the ‘to do’ section. We have set some activities for you:

There is a spelling quiz on common exception words.

There’s a maths counting in 2s activity where you have to fill in the sequences.

Also there is a ‘Red Riding Hood’ complete the punctuation task.


We have used for some resources in this section.


There are a range of daily videos available on to support children's learning. Currently their activities will allow children to recap our work on fractions. 

Visit for a wide range of games which cover a variety of Maths topics. 

Use the links below to download activities focused on telling the time. 

Topic: Telling the time

1. Telling the time PowerPoint

2. Telling the time to half past PowerPoint

3. Telling the time to half past / quarter past PowerPoint

4. Telling the time activity

5. Telling the time activity

6. Telling the time activity



Remember to read as much as you can! You could keep a record of the books you have read in your yellow school record books. Some authors are even reading their books online so you can listen along to them on YouTube. One example is popular children's author Oliver Jeffers

Spellings Look Cover Write Check

Spellings Word Search

Spellings Handwriting sheet



Our next topic in Science focused on habitats. There are a range of videos and fact pages available on which provide a good introduction to our topic.

1. Habitats: What animals would you find?

2. Food Chains PowerPoint

3. Garden Food Chains



While our Easter break will be a little bit different this year we hope you still manage to have some fun. Why not try out an egg hunt around your house? You could create little pictures of eggs/rabbits/chicks to hide for others to find. 

Use the links below to download activities linked to Easter.

1. The Easter Story PowerPoint

2. Why do we celebrate Easter? PowerPoint

3. Easter Egg colouring sheets



This term we used Purple Mash 2sequence to create our own version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. 

Can you recreate a tune you know or create something original using 2sequence?



This term we have been looking at dance and skipping.

Can you create your own dance routine to your favourite song? Can you then teach your dance to someone else in your family?

If you own a skipping rope combine both skills to create a skipping dance. Try to skip and move to the music, changing the type of skipping when you notice a change in the music.