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Welcome to the Year 2 home learning page!

This page will be updated daily with new learning opportunities to hopefully keep you busy.

If there are any questions you have about any of the activities you can get in touch with your class teacher via Class Dojo.

We would love to see the learning that you are doing at home so if you get a chance, take a picture and send them via Class Dojo as well!

Stay safe and happy learning!



Check out weekly tasks that are set for Spanish by clicking the flag below!


This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. 

Below are the details for the whole school task that has been set by Mrs Todd.

Complete the task and don't forget to share your pictures via dojos or twitter.

Daily learning resources









In your home learning book, copy the towers and write the repeated addition and multiplication calculations to match them. 

Challenge: Can you find different ways to represent the calculations?

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In your home learning book, write down the multiplication calculations that go with the coins. It's a good idea to revise the songs that we learnt first. Scroll down to find the Youtube links from previous lessons.





How many words can you think of that contain the 'ay' sound?

Is there only one way to write the 'ay' sound?

Create a table in your home learning book using the following headings-





Find at least 5 words for each.




This half term, our new topic is called 'The Church is Born'.


Read 'Waiting for News'and 'Fear changes to Joy'. 



Answer the questions about patience in your home learning book or on the sheet attached.



There are so many wonderful words we can use in our writing.

Sometimes the words we use can be changed to improve our sentences. 

Look at the words below and come up with 3 different (more interesting!) words that have the same meaning.










Listen to this piece of music all the way through.

Now listen to it again and draw the instruments that you can hear.

Can you create a sequence of pictures to create a story to accompany the music?



Can you learn your 5 times table?


Next, choose some calculations from the 5 times table and see if you can represent them in all four ways again.

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Look at the powerpoint about The Great Fire of London. Can you create a timeline in your home learning book to show the order of  the events? If you have some old wallpaper, you could even do a huge timeline! Tweet your photos! We can't wait to see!



There are different spelling rules when adding a suffix to words. Today we will be using the suffix -ing.


If I added the suffix -ing to jump, I can add -ing without any changes = jumping

If I added the suffix -ing to skip, I double the last consonant and then add -ing = skipping

If I added the suffix -ing to make, I drop the 'e' and add -ing = making


Create a table in your home learning book (a column for each rule) and sort these words into the correct spelling pattern when -ing is added.










Challenge- Think of your own verbs, add -ing and sort them into your table. 



This week, we will be linking our artwork to the Great Fire of London.

Look closely at the pictures of the flames during the Great Fire of London.

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Paint a picture of what you can see in the picture above. Mix the paint to create different colours.




Cut or tear different materials to create a collage of the flames. 


Have a look at some of the examples below to help you get started.

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Can you learn your 2 times tables today?

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Next, can you choose some multiplication calculations from the 2 times table and represent them in all four ways?


This week we will be thinking about why exercise is so important, as part of a healthy lifestyle. 

Think of your own exercises to do and see how many you can do in a minute. E.g. star jumps.


Use the table below to record your results.




Read the story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' on page 7 and answer the questions on page 8.


Can you make links between this traditional tale and any others that you know? 

Think about the characters, setting and plot of the story.



Read the story of Pentecost.

Retell the story in your own words. Write the story in your home learning book.



Today we are going to write a setting description.

Use the plan you created on Wednesday to help you with your sentences.

Make sure all of your sentences have....

Capital letters

Full stops

Finger spaces between words

Beautiful handwriting

Adjectives (describing words)

Powerful verbs



Think about the different ways you can start your sentences.



We are going to explore using different mediums to create a picture!

It's time to be creative! You could use chalk on the pavement, paint on some old wallpaper or newspaper, or items that you find around your house to create a big picture. You can choose what to create but here are some ideas to get you going! You could even link your creation to our topic The Great Fire of London. Tweet your photos! We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Look out for today's Maths video lesson which has been sent via class dojo. We have had amazing feedback about these videos - go and check them out!



Can you create a poster to explain how to live a healthy lifestyle?

Things to consider:




mental well-being




Who was Samuel Pepys? Why was he famous? Can you create a fact file to show what you know about him in your home learning book?


Look at the image below that shows London during The Great Fire.

Use this image to help you complete a plan for a setting description that you will write on Friday. The senses grid below will help you plan your description.


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Today we will be continuing with learning to subtract a two digit number from another two digit number. Today we will be regrouping, which is a little bit trickier! You will need some tens and ones to move about. You could make your own tens and ones out of card or cardboard (an old cereal box will do). Alternatively, you could also represent your tens and ones with 10p and 1p coins, cheerios/beads threaded onto string or pipe cleaners or bundles of straws! Tweet how you represent your tens and ones! We can't wait to see!


Look out for the video which we will send via class dojo to show you the method!





Read the document below to learn about the things we need to survive. 


Use the information to help you design a poster about our basic needs for survival.

You must include:

  • A title
  • All 5 things that we need to be able to survive
  • Pictures


Send in pictures of your poster or tweet them. We can't wait to see your posters!



Think about what humans eat at different stages in their life. Can you explain why?



Read the story of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' on pages 7 and 8 and answer the questions on pages 9 and 10.


Can you make links between this traditional tale and any others that you know? 

Think about the characters, setting and plot of the story.


Read through the PowerPoint below to learn about Pentecost and the symbols of the Holy Spirit.

In your home learning book, draw the symbols and describe what each one represents. 




Today we are going to practise subtracting a 2 digit number from another 2 digit number. Select two numbers from the sheet, one yellow and one purple.

Draw your tens and ones to find the answer. If this is tricky at first then you could try cutting out your own tens and ones using card - then, you will be able to physically take your tens and ones away. 10p and 1p coins would also work well for this!





Friday is a very important day. It is the 75th anniversary of VE day.

Read page 4 of the document below to find out more about VE day and then answer the questions on page 5.


Can you create a poster to show what you have learnt about VE day?


In our design and technology lessons there is a process we follow; design, make, evaluate.

Now you have made your bread, it is time to evaluate!

Here are some questions to consider-

What went well?

Did your bread look like your original design?

If you made your bread again, is there anything that you would change or do differently?


Compare your bread to bread that you have eaten from the shops.

Were they different?

Were they the same?

Which one tasted better?




Today we are going to practise using the number line method to add two 2 digit numbers.

A video has be sent via class dojo demonstrating the method.





Use the powerpoint to find out information about life in 1666.

What would life had been like in 1666? Which jobs might adults have had? How did people travel? How were the buildings different? What did people wear? How was this different to life today? Can you make a poster in your home learning book to show this?




Read the story 'A Tale Of Two Feathers'.


Make as many links between this story and any other stories you have read.

Here are some questions to think about...

Are there any similarities in the characters in different books?

Are there any differences?

Have you read any other stories that are set in the woods?

Or take place at night time?


You could also try making links between some of your books at home. Choose two books and compare the characters and settings.


This week, we are learning about life cycles.

Read the information sheet and watch the YouTube clip below to help you complete the activity sheet.

Alternatively, draw the life cycles into your home learning books. 

Science Farm - Life Cycles - KS1



We are going to continue practising addition and subtraction this week.


Can you count the tens and ones to find the total of the following addition calculations?


Now choose two numbers below 50 from the 100 square and add them together. Can you draw the tens and ones in your home learning book to work out the answers?


Read the story 'Jesus goes back to Heaven'. How do you think the disciples would have felt? 

Can you rewrite the story?

You might choose to draw a story mountain to help you to plan it first.





Learn the number bond to 20 song! We would love to see some videos of your singing!

Use the number bond rainbows to learn your bonds to 20 - remember our bonds to 10 can help with this.



Once you are super confident, see how fast you can complete the following worksheet in your book. You could ask an adult to copy the part whole models into your book first. Ask an adult to time you and send your time score to us via class dojo!


Last week you sang your heart out! 

This week it's time to play some instruments.... but first you need to make them!

Below are some ideas of really easy ways to create your own instruments at home! 

If you don't have any of the materials to create your own, try using pots and pans instead (with parental permission!!!)


Create your own pattern and keep a steady pulse(beat). Can you play along to a song that increases and decreases in tempo (speed)?

We would love to see your performances so send your teacher a video of your performance!

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Below is a PowerPoint that recaps what we have already learnt about different sentence types.

On the PowerPoint there are lots of tasks for you to do in your home learning book.

If you need reminding of the different sentence types and how to recognise them, check out the poster below.


Last week you designed your own bread. This week you get to make it!

Below is a simple recipe to make white bread. 

Please feel free to find your own recipe or change it to match your designs from last week.


Can you describe the properties of the ingredients that you use? 


Things to remember-

-Make sure your hands and all of the surfaces are clean before you start.

-Make sure you have an adult help you, especially using the oven!


Below is also the website of the recipe. On this website there is a video showing each step!


Remember to send your teacher lots of pictures!



You will need the following number cards today to practose taking a multiple of 10 away from a 2 digit number. How many different subtraction calculations can you make? Can you work systematically to find them all? Try to work mentally and quickly!

Remember to use your number bonds like you did on Monday.









Remember that if this is tricky at first then you can make your number using 10p and 1p coins then physically take away 10p coins.


Use the glossary below to learn all about human and physical features. Human features are things in the environment that have been made by humans. Physical features are things that are in the environment naturally.


This video shows what London was like during the time of The Great Fire.


Watch it carefully. Make a poster of all the human features you can spot and all the physical features you can spot. You might decide o do this over two pages in your home learning book to make this super clear. You can also use the pictures in the PDF file below to help you.



Extra Challenge

Could you spot more physical or human features? Why do you think this was?



Homophones- 2 words that sound the same when spoken but are spelt differently!



Create a poster showing all of the homophones that you know and draw pictures to show the meaning of each word.

You can use the PowerPoint below to help but try and think of your own too!


Challenge! Can you use the words correctly in a sentence?


Use the information below to find out all about the different foods that animals eat.

Choose a task to complete from the activity sheet. 

The animal picture cards can be used for activity 1.





Over the next few weeks we will be revising the calculation methods that we have learnt.


For this activity please make the following cards for yourself. Jumble them up and put the multiples of 10 in one pot and the single digits in another pot.


Next choose 2 cards from the single digit pot and 1 multiple of 10 card.


E.g 4, 3 and 30


We could count in tens! But is there a quicker way? We could use our number bonds!








Top tip! If this is tricky to understand at first then use 1p and 10p coins or draw tens and ones.

Extra challenge

Can you think of any other related calculations?

E.g. 73-30=43 

Can you think of any more?


We are aiming for quick mental maths skills so this is a super one to practise each day for fluency!


Can you write about a time when you received good news?


Extra Challenge

Can you make links to how the disciples would have felt?



You will need the same cards as you used in the Maths activity on Wednesday but we will not be using the diagram today. Scroll down for the instructions for this activity again if you're not sure! Place your toy facing 12 o'clock then select one card from each bowl. Explain to a grown up which way your toy will face after you have rotated it according to what your selected cards tell you.


Make the rotation to check that you are right.

Use different toys and keep repeating to practise quarter turns in a clockwise and anti-clockwise direction.


Extra Challenge

Begin with your toy facing a different direction.


Did you know that The Great Fire of London started in a bakery on Pudding Lane in London? 



Research all about different types of bread.

Can you design 3 different breads to bake? Label the shape, type of bread and also the toppings or fillings to be used. Next think carefully about the designs you have created. Can you choose different parts from each of your designs to make one super-duper final design?


When we design things our initial ideas grow into final designs!


Don't forget to send us photos so we can share them!



We can also use an apostrophe to show when a letter is missing. This is called the apostrophe for omission.


For example

You are is the expanded form. We can shorten this to you're. This is the contracted form. Which letter did we remove? What did we put in its place to hold the place of the missing letter?



How many contractions can you think of? Fold a card like this and write the expanded form on the front and contracted form inside. 


Then practise spelling these contractions and write some sentences to go with them. 



Our new topic is all about the Great Fire of London and The Plague. We will start off by learning all about the Great Fire of London. We can learn about things that happened in the past by looking at pictures. 



Here are some pictures of London during the Great Fire and London today.

In your home learning book, write down things that were different during the time of the Great Fire of London. 


Extra Challenges

Try to work out how long ago you think this event happened. 1 day ago? A week ago? A year ago? 10 years ago? 100 years ago? Can you explain your reasoning?


There are no photos of The Great Fire of London. Why do you think this is? Do you think that pictures or photographs are better to use to learn about the past? Why?




Today we are going to learn about clockwise and anti-clockwise rotations!

For this activity you will need:


a pen or pencil


a ruler

two bowls

some small toys


How to set up the activity:


Draw around a bowl then divide your circle into quarters.

Write 12 to remind you where 12 o'clock is on a clock face.

Label the direction of clockwise and anti-clockwise.



Cut out some clockwise and anti-clockwise cards.



Cut out the following fraction cards.



Place the clockwise and anti-clockwise cards in one bowl and the fraction cards in another.


Place your toy facing 12 o'clock and select a card from each bowl.


Make the rotation. Repeat using different toys and cards. Don't forget to send us lots of photos!


Extra Challenge

Try starting at a different point instead of 12 o'clock.


What is your favourite song? Can you sing and follow the melody (tune)? 


Send us a video of you doing your best singing at home! 



The Apostrophe for Possession

We can use an apostrophe to show that someone or something owns something else. 

E.g. The girl's hair is brown.

The girl owns the hair so we use an apostrophe to show this.



Go on a scavenger hunt around the house and collect lots of random items.

Can you write sentences using the possessive apostrophe to show who owns the objects?


For example:

Theo's teddy bear has a blue ribbon on it and a cute, wooly jumper.


Extra Challenge

How can you make your sentences even more interesting?



Watch the video below to learn about mammals, reptiles, fish, amphibians and birds.


In your home learning book, can you choose some animals from the pictures below and sort them into 5 groups? For example, you might choose to sort into birds, amphibians, mammals, fish and reptiles. Label your groups and you could draw or write the names of the animals in the correct group. Can you think of more animals to include too?


Extra Challenge

Can you also explain how you can distinguish between these groups? What is special about a mammal? A fish? A bird? A reptile? An amphibian?





This week we will be learning about position and direction. Can you use your home learning book to write instructions to get to different places on the grid without being gobbled up by the aliens? You are allowed to go through other places to get to your destination. Vocabulary to use: left, right, forward, backward. Always begin on the 'start' square.


Extra Challenge

Work out the shortest and longest route to get to a place on the grid.


Create an obstacle course in your house/garden and give directions for a family member to get to different areas.


Jesus Appears 

Watch the following video.


Can you draw a story mountain in your home learning book and use it to rewrite the story?

Remember, your writing in R.E should be just as fabulous as in English! Don't forget to send some snaps via Twitter or class dojo! We would love to see your amazing work!


Extra Challenge Questions

Why do you think the disciples were able to catch so many fish?


 How did Peter know that the person on the shore was Jesus when he was so far away?


 Why do you think Jesus chose to appear to his disciples then?