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Learning at home

School closure - Learning AT HOME 2020

Nov 2020

Maths update

You can now see our yearly overview of our maths progression in year 2 (see below) this is broken down into subjects across the terms. You can now access the oak academy year 2 unit lessons to match the year 2 overview. 

At present we are doing addition and subtraction of 2 digit numbers. To access these lessons please click here.


 Year 2 maths yearly overview




you can access phonics revision lessons on youtube.  phonics revision for year 2


29th October 2020

Dear Year 2 Parents and Children

Today and friday's work will be consolidation of the addition and subtraction work. Please have a go at both sheets attached below. Fridays maths work, if at home will be spooky Halloween addition and subtraction sheets. Have a go at colouring in the calculations the right colour and see what spooky picture you produce. (parents- the answer sheets are also attached in the download, don’t let them see!)

Don’t forget you can use counters of any kind, a ruler or a number line or number square attached below to help you.

Here are more interactive games  to help with addition and subtraction. Have a go at the games ‘robot addition’ and ‘number fact families’.

Please do the Phonics lesson 5 today and lesson 6 on Friday, if at home. 

Please choose another Asterix homework lesson for each day .

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Happy Halloween 

Mrs Waddell















Reading and writing at home 

Continue to read a range of books, there are some fantastic ebooks available, also David Walliams is reading a story each day at 11am. Check out David Walliams Elevenses

Twinkl have a great range of reading comprehension activities that are good to use. 

You could have a go at writing a book review, tell us all about the book you have read. 

You could could become an author and write your own story or create a different version of a well known story.

Have a go at keeping a diary, let us know what you have been doing at home, 

Year 2 Common Exception Words


maths at home

Keep calm and carry on doodling! Look out for added extras!!

Hit the button is a great website for practising times tables.  

Times Tables Me is also great for times tables, you can generate a times tables quiz to print or practise online.  

Children in Class 2 are expected to know 2, 5 & 10 times tables.  You could challenge yourself by learning your 3 times tables if you like. 

You can also join the Maths Factor for free.

Imoves Maths Challenge

science at home 

Growing your own food

Think about where different foods come from.  Can you have a go at growing your own foods?  Maybe you could write some instructions explaining how to grow your own strawberry plants.

Tesco Eat Happy Project Has lots of informative videos that tell us all about different foods and where they come from.  They also share fun ideas for cooking and learning some cookery skills.  Have fun in the kitchen.

Explorify website - Explorify at home section.


History & Geography 

You could create a fact file or project making comparisons.

Go on an adventure with Steve Backshall, meet some interesting animals and travel to different destinations. 

Wildlife with Steve Backshall

Oddizzi packs attached below   For some of the activities you will need to log on to the oddizzi website.


Art & design at home

Practise your sketching skills by creating a view from a window.  It can be a real view or an imaginary view.

Become an architect - Have a go at designing your own dream house, what would it look like? How many floors would it have? How big or small would it be?  What materials would you need?  Then have a go at constructing your house, you could try using junk modelling, lego or any other household items you can think of.

Music at home 

Join in and sing some of our favourite songs with 'Out of the Ark'

Have a music lesson here Music with Myleene Klass

Can you create your own style of music? Think about keeping a rhythm.

pe at home

Have a go at creating your own exercise routine, maybe you could create a routine to try out with your family.  Could you create a circuit or your own bleep test?

Below are some more ideas to keep you active.

PE with Joe Wicks

Cosmic Yoga

Dance with Oti Mabuse




Please help your child to remember to bring their reading record, and reading book to school in their book bag every day. We will make sure that your child will read to an adult at least twice a week. This is in addition to guided reading sessions. It is also really important that you make the time to read with your child every single day at home, so that they can practise the skills that they are learning in school and become confident, fluent readers. If your child takes home key words to learn, it is now essential that these are worked on daily.

Spelling and tables

Spelling test is on a Wednesday and tables test is on a Friday.

Information about spellings and tables can be found in homework books