Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!
The Meerkats

Week beginning – 1st June 2020

Hello everyone!

I hope you have all had a lovely time having fun in the glorious sunshine during half term. My family and I have had lots of splashing fun in our paddling pool as well as eating lots of delicious ice-cream – my favourite being mint choc chip!

I also saw this quote which I thought I would share as it reminds me of all of you.

‘Inside every child is a rainbow waiting to shine’

Below you will find our learning for the week. I hope you enjoy the Maths and English learning activities as well as our whole school learning project all about food. Remember to email at least one photo of your learning each week as I always love to see how creative you are. You can also email me if you have any questions too!

I will be available during normal school hours (8.40am – 3.30pm) and will check this every working day to answer any learning related queries you may have.

Have a look at some of the amazing Year 2 learning that’s been happening so far.

Year 2 home learning 18th – 22nd May

Year 2 home learning 11th – 15th May

Year 2 home learning 4th – 8th May

Year 2 home learning 27th April – 1st May

Year 2 home learning 20th – 24th April

Please remember  to email a photo of your learning to me by Friday of each week.

Year 2 Reading Challenge – UPDATE!

Thank you to everyone who emailed me their entries for the reading challenge. What a fantastic range of entries – I was blown away by all your efforts and ideas as well as them being all so very different too. Have a look at the brilliant entries received.

Year 2 Reading Challenge 2020

Winner: William (£5 gift card)

Runner up: Amy (story book)

It was extremely difficult to pick a winner and runner up and all who entered will receive a prize on return to school.


Children may well be using the internet more than usual at the moment so it is a good time to remind and emphasise how to keep safe online. CEOP have produced lots of great resources which parents/carers can access on their website:


Numbots is an on-line programme to boost addition and subtraction skills.

NumBots is available on a range of devices, you can play online at or download the NumBots app. Playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have. In order to get the best out of NumBots children should regularly play for short bursts of time over the week.

Emails have been sent to parents containing your child’s login details. If you have not received this email or are having trouble accessing the website, please let me know.

Whole School Themed Learning Projects

As well as a daily maths, reading and writing activity, we will be uploading a whole school themed learning project every week for you to have fun completing. The learning projects will have a different whole school theme every week and will include many areas of the curriculum such as P.E., geography, history, music or art. As a school, we expect that at least 1 project activity be completed and evidenced by emailing a photo using the class email. I can’t wait to see all of the lovely activities that you complete. Click below to find out more about the Year 2 Learning Project for this week.

Y2 Week 6 learning project – Food

Previous learning projects can be found at the bottom of the page.

Maths – a daily activity

These are maths objectives we have already learnt. You should not need to print out the activities.

  • A worked-through reminder of the learning involved, followed by practice sheets, usually with a choice of ‘Mild’ (easier) or ‘Hot’ (harder).
  • An ‘If You’re Stuck’ sheet with an activity covering the maths skills I have already taught you all.
  • Mastery questions so children can check that they’ve really understood the learning again.
  • Answers are provided for all activities to check your understanding.

Previous Maths learning activities can be found at the bottom of the page.

Maths Week 8 (1st June – 5th june)

Week 8 Day 1

Y2 Week 8 Day 2 Powerpoint

Y2 Week 8 Day 2

Y2 Week 8Y2  Day 3

Y2 Week 8 Day 4_Powerpoint

Y2 Week 8 Day 4

Y2 Week 8 Day 5

English – a daily activity

These are English objectives we have already learnt. You should not need to print out the activities.

  • Reading – a story to read or listen to, compare and discuss
  • Writing activities
  • Fun-Time Extras – things children will want to do!

Previous English learning activities can be found at the bottom of the page.

English Week 8 (1st June – 5th June)

Y2_Wk8_Day 1

Y2_Wk8_Day 2

Y2_Wk8_Day 3

Y2_Wk8_Day 4

Y2_Wk8_Day 5

Spelling – a daily activity

The Spelling Frame website has lots of fun games to support your learning of the Year 2 spelling rules.

For this week, click on the link and Year 2 spellings. Revisit Spelling Rule 13 and Spelling Rule 14 and spend ten minutes playing some of the activities in Spelling Tiles.

Hand Writing

We use a cursive style handwriting in our school, please try to encourage your child to use this when they are writing at home. A good resource for this is on YouTube to see how we do this. This can be found here.


Reading – a daily activity

Please continue to enjoy your reading each day. Reading is fun and a great way to spend time together with your family, as well as developing our imaginations. Don’t forget to ask your adult to record what you read in your home reading record.We will count all entries in the reading diaries once we return to school and award golden tickets to those who have read 20 times or more in a month.

You can also access reading using the links below: A free resource with a selection of digital books. Access to thousands of enhanced digital books through myON and articles from myON News. A currently free resource, for as long as schools are closed, with a selection of stories to listen to. You can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help children to continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. A free resource with a selection of stories to watch being read by an adult. Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  A free resource with story books to listen to and read along. BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity, dedicated to getting children reading. A free resource with storybooks to download and read. Open Library is an open, editable library catalogue, building towards a web page for every book ever published

If you would like to write a book review about a book that you have read, you could use one of the review sheets below, or create one of your own.

Book review


The Canon Popham Times Table Challenge

We are continuing with the school ‘Times Tables Challenge’ award system to encourage the children to learn their times tables. In Year 2, you need to learn your tables (multiplication and division facts and missing digit questions) to achieve awards for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Try it!!! Can you do it? You can practise as many times as you like by following the links


Maths with Parents

Thank you for engaging with our online Maths homework programme. It’s lovely to see all of your photographs and read all of your comments about the fun you’ve had playing the games which are suggested.

When you complete the video and activities you get to change your Mathscot.

I am still loving looking at all your extremely stylish Mathscots, If you haven’t signed up yet, you’re missing out on the fun! Go to and add your child’s class code to register. Year 2 – 944660

Please read some of the feedback from parents and pupils from the Spring term.

As well as this, Topmarks have some good games to play for fun such as Daily Ten and Hit the Button.

Football challenge

Active Fusion are inviting pupils to take part in a football challenge.

More information about the challenge can be found on our website:

In the event that you would like to do more learning, there is an Additional Home Learning Resources page with other activities.  Not all will be suitable for Year 2.  Please remember that these are optional extras and that you can learn in lots of different ways at home too.

Stay safe and keep smiling.

Mrs Milnes, Mrs Margetts and Mrs Probert

You can access learning from previous weeks below –

Maths previous learning activities

Week 7 (18th May – 22nd May)

Y2 Week 7 Day 1

Y2 Week 7 Day 2

Y2 Week 7 Day 2_Powerpoint

Y2 Week 7 Day 3

Y2 Week 7 Day 4

Y2 Week 7 Day 5

Week 6 (11th May – 15th May)

Y2 Week 6 Day 1

Y2 Week 6 Day 1_Powerpoint

Y2 Week 6 Day 2

Y2 Week 6 Day 2_Powerpoint

Y2 Week 6 Day 3

Y2 Week 6 Day 4

Y2 Week 6 Day 5

Week 5 (4th May – 8th May)

Y2 Week 5 Day 1

Y2 Week 5 Day 1_Teacher Powerpoint

Y2 Week 5 Day 2

Y2 Week 5 Day 3 

Y2 Week 5 Day 4

Y2 Week 5 Day 5

Y2 Week 5 day 5_Teacher Powerpoint

Week 4 (27th April – 1st May)

Y2 Week 4 Day 1

Y2 Week 4 Day 2_Teacher Powerpoint

Y2 Week 4 Day 2

Y2 Week 4 Day 3

Y2 Week 4 Day 4

Y2 Week 4 Day 5

Week 3 (20th April – 24th April)

Y2 Week 3 Day 1

Y2 Week 3 Day 2_Powerpoint

Y2 Week 3 Day 2

Y2 Week 3 Day 3

Y2 Week 3 Day 4

Y2 Week 3 Day 5_Powerpoint

Y2 Week 3 Day 5

Week 2  (30th March – 3rd April)

Y2 Week 2 Day 1

Y2 Week 2 Day 2

Y2 Week 2 Day 3

Y2 Week 2 Day 4

Y2 Week 2 Day 5

English previous learning activities

Week 7 (18th May – 22nd May)

GR_Wild Pets

Y2_Week 7_Day 1

Y2_Week 7_Day 2


GR_In Every Corner

Y2_Week 7_Day 3


Y2_Week 7_Day 4

Y2_Week 7_Day 5

Week 6  (11th May – 15th May)

Year 2_Week 6_Day 1

Year 2_Week 6_Day 2

Year 2_Week 6_Day 3

Year 2_Week 6_Day 4

Year 2_Week 6_Day 5

GR_Dream On


Week 5 (4th May – 8th May)








Week 4 (27th April – 1st May)







Week 3 (20th April – 24th April)








Week 2 (30th March – 3rd April)






Learning projects

Y2 Week 5 learning project – Sport

Y2 Week 4 learning project – Famous and significant people

Y2 Week 3 learning project – Under the sea

Y2 Week 2 learning project – Area we live in

Y2 Week 1 learning project – Family