Year 2 Home Learning

Dear Parents/Carers,
With all the concerns over the coronavirus outbreak and how this might impact schools and your child’s learning, we wanted to offer you some ideas to help you continue their education during school closure.
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We also appreciate that keeping children engaged in their learning whilst at home is not going to be easy and so we have prepared perfectly matched content for your child that can be completed both independently or with adult support.
For independent learning and games, we recommend using Classroom Secrets Kids (kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/). Packed with fun and engaging Year 2 content, this online learning platform will guarantee to keep your child learning independently.
For more practical resources and worksheets, we have included a learning pack perfectly matched to the Year 2 content. With a range of resources, these packs will help continue the learning inside your home.

Ideas to support your Year 2 child:

  • Read everyday
  • Write book reviews for the books you finish
  • Keep a diary
  • Practise spellings from the Y1/2 words list and put them into sentences
  • Practise 2, 5 and 10 times tables
  • Complete calculations using all four operations (+, -, x and ÷)
  • Measure objects around your home and record the lengths
  • Go on a 3D shape hunt, write the names of all the shapes you find, then make a table and record the number of faces, edges and vertices for each object.
  • Collect some coins from your money box, list the coins you have and find the total amount. Try to make the same amount using different coins.

You might be inclined to create a minute by minute schedule for your kids.  You have high hopes of hours of learning, including online activities, science experiments, and book reports.  You’ll limit technology until everything is done!  But here’s the thing.

Our kids are just as scared as we are right now.  Our kids not only can hear everything that is going on around them, but they feel our constant tension and anxiety.  They have never experienced anything like this before. Although the idea of being off of school for 4 weeks sounds awesome, they are probably picturing a fun time like summer holidays, not the reality of being trapped at home and not seeing their friends.

Over the coming weeks, you may see an increase in behaviour issues with your kids. Whether it’s anxiety, or anger, or protest that they can’t do things normally - it will happen.  You’ll see more meltdowns, tantrums, and oppositional behaviour in the coming weeks.  This is normal and expected under these circumstances.

What kids need right now is to feel comforted and loved.  To feel like it’s all going to be ok.  And that might mean that you tear up your perfect schedule and love on your kids a bit more.  Play outside and go on walks.  Bake cookies and paint pictures.  Play board games and watch movies.  Do a science experiment together or find virtual field trips of the zoo.  Start a book and read together as a family.  Snuggle under warm blankets and do nothing.

Don’t worry about them regressing in school. Every single child is in the same boat and they all will be ok.  When we are back in the classroom, we will meet them where they are.  Teachers are experts at this!  Don’t pick fights with your kids because they don’t want to do maths.  Don’t scream at your kids for not following the schedule.  Don’t mandate 2 hours of learning time if they are resisting it.

If I can leave you with one thing, it’s this: at the end of all of this, your kids’ mental health will be more important than their academic skills.  And how they felt during this time will stay with them long after the memory of what they did during those 4 weeks is long gone.  So keep that in mind, every single day.

Mrs Potts and Mrs Meadham

Home Learning - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf Note to the children from Mrs Meadham 20th April 2020 [pdf 98KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Note to the children from Mrs Potts 20th April 2020 [pdf 220KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Home Learning Activities Year 2 Summer 1 - Week 1 [pdf 166KB] Click to download

Home Learning - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

Please select from the documents below.

File icon: docx Additional phonics reading group sheet [docx 12KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Group 3 Summer 1 overview [docx 12KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Mindfulness Magic Wardrobe [docx 11KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Plants wordsearch 3 levels [pdf 9MB] Click to download
File icon: docx recount exemplification to annotate [docx 191KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Spellings Group 1 and 2 24.3.20 numbers (1) [docx 14KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Spellings Group 1 and 2 Summer 1 [docx 13KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Spellings Group 3 24th April [docx 14KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf world-map-continent-and-ocean-labelling-activity [pdf 1MB] Click to download

Maths - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf Find-a-half [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Find-a-quarter [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Make-equal-parts [pdf 1023KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Recognise-a-half [pdf 615KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Recognise-a-quarter [pdf 1MB] Click to download

60 Second Reading Activity Packs - Guidance

Please select the document below.

File icon: pdf 60 Second Reads Guidance [pdf 236KB] Click to download

Reading - Animals and Living Things - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf How the Kangaroos Got Their Tails Activity Card [pdf 245KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Paul the Lucky Octopus Activity Card [pdf 197KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Great White Shark Activity Card [pdf 184KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf What Plants Need to Grow Activity Card [pdf 247KB] Click to download

Reading - Dinosaurs Activity Cards - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf Dinosaur Egg Activity Card [pdf 357KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Hide and Seek Activity Card [pdf 403KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mary Anning Activity Card [pdf 357KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mary Annings Diary Activity Card [pdf 448KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-Rex Activity Card [pdf 314KB] Click to download

Reading - Fairy Tales Activity Cards - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf House for Sale Activity Card [pdf 312KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Glenfall Gazette Activity Card [pdf 451KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Troll's Troubles Activity Card [pdf 214KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Wanted Poster Activity Card [pdf 259KB] Click to download

Reading - Healthy Living Activity Cards - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf A Postcard from Mo Farah Activity Card [pdf 362KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Advice from a Dentist Activity Card [pdf 307KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Doctor's Orders Activity Card [pdf 324KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Recipe for a Healthy Fruit Salad Activity Card [pdf 510KB] Click to download

Reading - On the Farm Activity Cards - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf A Scarecrows Job [pdf 193KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Farmyard Babies [pdf 271KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Little Red Hen [pdf 223KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Turning Milk into Cheese [pdf 191KB] Click to download

Reading - Pirate Activity Cards - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf A Pirates Life For Me [pdf 199KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Female Pirates [pdf 243KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf How to Make a Pirate Stew [pdf 217KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Stowaway Stefan [pdf 251KB] Click to download

Reading - Places Activity Cards - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf A Helicopter Tour of London [pdf 285KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf All about Africa [pdf 277KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside [pdf 164KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Isle of Coll [pdf 270KB] Click to download

Reading - Space Activity Cards - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf A Space Adventure Activity Card [pdf 272KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Marvellous Moon Tours Activity Card [pdf 247KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Planet Zog Activity Card [pdf 212KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Who Is Buzz Aldrin Activity Card [pdf 240KB] Click to download

Reading - Superheroes Activity Cards - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf Superhero Times Activity Card [pdf 284KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Superheroes and Comic Books Activity Card [pdf 284KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Fearless Four Activity Card [pdf 269KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Most Heroic Hero Activity Card [pdf 214KB] Click to download

Reading - Polar Regions Activity Cards - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf Antarctic Gazette Activity Card [pdf 256KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Arctic Yoga Activity Card [pdf 186KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Polar Bear - Fascinating Facts Activity Card [pdf 205KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf What Happened to Captain Scott Activity Card [pdf 209KB] Click to download

Reading - Toys and Games Activity Cards - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf Go Fish Activity Card [pdf 193KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mr Snuggles Gets Lost Activity Card [pdf 233KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The History of the Yoyo Activity Card [pdf 207KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Victorian Toys Activity Card [pdf 235KB] Click to download

Reading - Transport Activity Cards - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf From a Railway Carriage Activity Card [pdf 184KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf How to Repair a Bicycle Puncture Activity Card [pdf 267KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The London Underground Activity Card [pdf 187KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Naughty Bus Activity Card [pdf 207KB] Click to download

Reading - Weather and Seasons Activity Cards - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf How to Build a Snowman Activity Card [pdf 197KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Song of the Seasons Activity Card [pdf 160KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Terrible Tornadoes Activity Card [pdf 199KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Terrific Travel Competition Activity Card [pdf 242KB] Click to download

Reading Wizards and Witches Activity Cards - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

60 Second Reading Activity Packs.  Please select from the documents below.

File icon: pdf How to Make Teachers Disappear Activity Card [pdf 188KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Pendle Witches Activity Card [pdf 351KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Activity Card [pdf 182KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Trick or Treat Activity Card [pdf 357KB] Click to download

RE - Week Beginning 20th April 2020

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File icon: ppt Pentecost ppt [ppt 6MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pentecost Reading text [pdf 572KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Pentecost Questions and Answers [pdf 95KB] Click to download

Home Learning - Week Beggining 23rd March 2020

File icon: pdf School Closure Parents Letter_Year 2 [pdf 86KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers [pdf 539KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Home Learning Pack [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 2 Practical Ideas [pdf 625KB] Click to download

General - Home Learning - Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

File icon: docx CLASS 2 CLOSURE ACTIVITY GRID [docx 25KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf School closure Activity_Book KS1 [pdf 25MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Useful Year 2 websites [docx 133KB] Click to download

English - Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

File icon: pdf handwriting [pdf 156KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf high frequency handwriting [pdf 66KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Independent book choice [docx 12KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf letter formation [pdf 104KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Question cards [pdf 4MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Y2-Recommended-Reading-List [pdf 156KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Year 2 Writing Must Haves [docx 11KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Question cards [pdf 4MB] Click to download

SPaG - Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

File icon: pdf Mat 1 [pdf 319KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mat 2 [pdf 355KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mat 3 [pdf 285KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mat 4 [pdf 289KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mat 5 [pdf 280KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Mat 6 [pdf 315KB] Click to download
File icon: docx spelling scribble [docx 97KB] Click to download

Comprehensions - Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

File icon: pdf A Postcard from Mo Farah Activity Card [pdf 362KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf The Great White Shark Activity Card [pdf 184KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-4544-Hedgehogs-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-4546-Barn-Owls-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 843KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-4610-Butterfly-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-4612-Honeybee-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 5MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-4614-Snail-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-5597-Dogs-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 5MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf T-L-5609-Fox-Reading-Comprehension [pdf 5MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51690-spiders-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 5MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51691-worms-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51692-ladybird-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 3MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51704-butterfly-life-cycle-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51705-sunflower-plant-life-cycle-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 1011KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51706-minibeasts-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf t-l-51709-chicken-life-cycle-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity [pdf 3MB] Click to download

Maths - Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

File icon: pdf Mathematics-Non-Negotiables-Year-2 [pdf 539KB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Reasoning Problems of the Day [pptx 10MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Time sheets 1 [pdf 88KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Time sheets 2 [pdf 89KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Time sheets 3 [pdf 103KB] Click to download

ICT - Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

File icon: pdf k-2-unit2-using key words [pdf 453KB] Click to download

Keeping Healthy - Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

File icon: pdf Advice from a Dentist Activity Card [pdf 307KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Doctor's Orders Activity Card [pdf 324KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Recipe for a Healthy Fruit Salad Activity Card [pdf 510KB] Click to download
File icon: docx Staying Fit Grid [docx 12KB] Click to download

RE - Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

File icon: pptx Easter Story ppt [pptx 13MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Easter story writing frames [pdf 0B] Click to download

Topic - India - Week Beginning 23rd March 2020

File icon: pptx all-about-india-powerpoint [pptx 21MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Chembakolli School - SLIDESHOW [pptx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx Chembakolli Toys and Games - SLIDESHOW [pptx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pptx How to play Koh Koh [pptx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: pdf mindfulness-elephant-colouring-pages [pdf 5MB] Click to download

Purple Mash

Please can I encourage you to sign up for/install Purple Mash at home. Your child can access Purple Mash from home on a laptop, desktop or a tablet. Purple Mash is a safe environment that does not require any downloading or allow interaction with people online and children cannot make any financial transactions. We will be encouraging the children to continue their learning at home and Purple Mash is a great resource for this. Your child will be taught how to use Purple Mash in school and will be able to use it without supervision, but you may want to take a few minutes to explore it yourself so that you can help them with their work. Please click on the picture link to login to Purple Mash.

School Learning Zone

Please find a selection of resources for children in Year 2. 

The resources are a great and fun way to support and supplement your child's learning in school, develop their knowledge of the topic and encourage their love of learning.  

As with any internet access adult supervision is necessary when using these resources.  Whilst every effort has been made evaluate these sites for content, St Mary's is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites.

KS1 SATs Support

Please click on the picture link to access the information and resources.