Year 2 home learning


Read the text and answer the questions linked to the text. You can do all of the passages OR choose your challenge. They get harder the further you move through the blog.


Solve this number square by putting the parts in the right place. This will help with your counting, number sequencing and place value.

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In Year 2, we have been learning to persuade people using our writing. Could you write 5 sentences to persuade someone to buy a fan?

Why should I buy it? How would you describe it? You could use this hot weather to further convince me…

Year 2 are athletes!

On Tuesday 7th June, Year 2 went to Chelmsford Sports and Athletic Centre to compete in the annual Minigames run by the Chelmsford Schools Sports Partnership. We ran races, danced and rode on balance bikes as well as horses, unicorns, elephants, tigers and zebras.

Friday 4th February 2022 – Number Day

We looked at odd and even numbers today. Can you complete the odd/even number sheet?

We then looked at some of the things we learning in Year 2 in our Maths lessons. We challenged ourselves to some tricky questions. Can you solve these?

In the afternoon, we are detectives. Someone has stolen to football trophy! Can you solve the calculations to help solve the clues? You have a list of suspects. After each page of calculations, you will have a clue. Use the clues to work out who stole it! You might need an adult to help with some of the instructions.

Download the mystery sheet and clues here.

If the link doesn’t work, here is an alternative below:

Home learning – 2nd February 2022


We looked at arrays today. Array is another word for a row. We can use arrays (rows) to help us solve multiplication sentences.

Watch this video up to 5 minutes and then write 2 multiplication sentences to match the array on the worksheet. You can draw around all the rows and the columns you see to help you.


We started to write a newspaper report based on Shrek today. It’s quite tricky to write a newspaper report when you haven’t been with us to know the features and structure of a newspaper. Have a look at the mini test sheet to test your tense knowledge (present and past). For question number 1, can you then write a sentence using each past tense verb?

Home learning – 1st February 2022


In Maths we are looking at Mulitplication. Multiplication is the description of equal groups. For example:

Equal Groups | CoolMath4Kids
This picture shows 5 equal groups with 3 in each group

We can find out the total by adding: 3+3+3+3+3 =

We can also find the total by multiplying: 5 lots of 3 (5 x 3).

Here are some video links to support the teaching we have completed over the last week. There are supporting worksheets below as well. Don’t do this all in one day. Spread this across the rest of the week.

Spr2.1.1 – Recognise equal groups on Vimeo

Spr2.1.2 – Make equal groups on Vimeo

Spr2.1.4 – Multiplication using the x symbol on Vimeo


In English, we are looking at newspapers (we are writing about the breaking news of Shrek rescuing Princess Fiona from the tallest tower!)

Have a read of this newspaper and answer the questions about it after. Then tomorrow, we can look at the video of Shrek rescuing Fiona and how we would write about that in a newspaper!

Home learning 10/11/21


In phonics, we were looking at real and alien words linked to our phase 4 learning this week. Can you decide which of these words are real and which are fake and write 4 sentences using the real words?


We have started looking at subtraction this week. Today, we’d like you to subtract a 1 digit number from a 2 digit number by drawing your 10s and 1s to help you.

Here is a video to give you some other strategies that could help you:

Aut2.7.3 – Subtraction crossing 10 on Vimeo


In English, we have started looking at Samuel Pepys diary. We decided that diaries must include the following features:

  • Past tense words
  • Words that show that the person is talking about themselves (I, my, we, us…)
  • Dear Diary
  • Written in time order

Read Samuel Pepys diary and see if you can find these features.


Have you got any questions you’d like to ask Samuel Pepys? We’d live to hear them – we might even be able to find out the answer. Try and answer these questions about The Great Fire of London:

Home learning wb 27th September 2021

This week, we are looking at the following graphemes in phonics:

Write words using those graphemes. Remember to put the sound buttons on to help you with blending the words.

Reading – linked to phonics


We have continued to look at sentences (capital letters, full stops, makes sense…) this week. Read these ‘sentences’ and correct them. Some of them need more corrections than others!


We are applying our place value (tens and ones) knowledge by comparing numbers (greater than, less than, equal to). Put the correct symbol ( < > = ) to compare these sets of numbers.


We are looking at what we can do to keep our bodies healthy. We looked at what foods we should eat and also what we can do to make our heart and other muscles stronger.

Can you write down 3 things that you can do to keep your body healthy? Think about what you could eat, how you could move and what affect that will have on your body.

Friday (5th March 2021) – Digital Detox Day

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This Friday, we want you to spend your day away from your screens. No phones, ipads, laptops, computers, consoles…just quality time spent with family. We have some ideas on this blog for you to complete today – this list is not exclusive and we would encourage you to complete tasks of your choosing.

Digital Detox Day ideas

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You could do tasks linked to our Minibeasts topic:

  • Use soft furnishing (towels, pillows, cushions, duvets etc.) and other household items to create your own minibeast – roll up towels for body, utensils for legs/facial features…
  • Make your own minibeast hotel. I know some of you enjoy doing this during Muddy Adventures and even at play time. Fill boxes or small areas with leaves, bark, stones and keep checking on it throughout the day/week/month. You
  • You could have a picnic outside (or inside depending on weather). Maybe have foods that ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ had eaten in the story.
  • Make a stage and perform your minibeast poem. You could write some funny minibeast jokes and perform your own stand up routines for your family.
  • Draw a picture of your favourite minibeast – you could also frame it (for frame it Friday).
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  • You might want to come away from our Minibeast topic and play some family games. You could play monopoly and be the banker, using your addition and subtraction skills. You could play a problem solving game like Cluedo or Jenga.
  • If the weather is nice, you could go to the park or a long walk. You could go on a bug hunt in a different place to see if you can find different minibeasts.
  • Could you cook the family a meal or bake a cake for dessert?
  • Maybe you want to use your arts and crafts skills to make a thank you gift to your parents/grandparents/carers/home teachers for teaching you and helping you for the last 2 months.

Whatever you choose to do, we want you to have a relaxing, enjoyable day leading in to a brilliant weekend and we look forward to welcoming you all back to school on Monday.

Mr P and Miss Fretton 🙂

Wednesday’s learning (3rd March)

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Today we have spelling, Maths, English and Science.


For today, we are looking at the ‘wr’ spelling pattern. Sometimes there are some words that have silent letters. When using the ‘wr’ spelling pattern for the /r/ sound, the ‘w’ is silent. It’s one of those spelling patterns that we just need to know when reading. There is a poster to help with the spelling pattern before having a go at the look, cover, write, check activity.


Yesterday, you had a recap on using grouping to divide. Today we are going to continue and extend our learning a little further to do some more problem solving. Watch the video and have a go at the worksheet. Remember, we will be going through this a little on Zoom and we can answer questions on Seesaw throughout the day.


We were really impressed with your alliteration sentences about minibeasts yesterday. Today we’d like you to continue using alliteration to write a poem. There’s a template for you to use but we will model this more on Zoom.

Miss Fretton has explained more here –>

Imagine you are in a micro habitat. Think about all the different mini-beasts that can see each other. Your poem is going to describe who they can see. I have decided to ask the Ladybird who she can see first. She could see a caterpillar so now I am going to ask the caterpillar who he can see. Then you can repeat with the next mini-beast. Use the template to help you write your poem.

 Ladybird, ladybird, what do you see?

I see a crazy, curly caterpillar crawling towards me.

Caterpillar, Caterpillar, what do you see?

I see a_________________________________ towards me.


For your Science today, we’d like you spend some time outside. We need you to find 2 habitats (you might have already done this for previous activities). Your habitat might be under a big rock or a big log. It could be in a hole in a tree. Look in these habitats and tally how many of each minibeast you can see (see the survey sheet below). Once you have looked in both habitats, we’d like you to draw a pictogram to represent your data (remember tallies and pictograms in Maths before half term?).