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Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Oak & Ash



Some of the books we will be reading in Year 2...

Home Learning


As part of their home learning, children should be reading each day (with an adult or independently) and recording it in their home school diaries.


Children should also practise their times tables and related division facts each day. The ones they should focus on are those that they need to know to achieve their next Magical Maths badge.


It is also good for children to be practising their handwriting each day. They could practise writing and spelling the list of words on page 101 of their diaries. These are the words that children in year 2 need to know by the end of the year.


In addition to this children are expected to choose activities from the home learning sheet to do at home. You can choose what you do and when you do it! We would normally expect about 1 activity a week. When you have completed a task, record it in your home school diary and bring it into school to show your teacher and class.  Copies of the home learning sheets can be found in the Home Learning section of the website.

Activity ideas for over the holidays

  • Complete an activity from your Home Learning Sheet.

  • Get some fresh air! Go on a minibeast or tree hunt in your local park.

  • Visit your local library.

  • Make a picture using just your fingerprints.

  • Follow a cupcake recipe.

  • Write a story about anything you like! There are some writing prompts below to help you.

  • Create 3D shapes using straws or sticks.

Below are some resources to help you complete some of the activities.


Writing Prompts and Fingerprint ideas

Maths Ideas for Parents to do with their Children