Year 2

Year 2 Home Learning

This is your Summer Term 1 personal home learning plan. Make sure you keep it safe at home.  There will be 3 pieces of home learning work to be completed.  It is up to you how you display your work. You will share your home learning with your class, it will be put up on display and you will receive a certificate for effort and Class Dojos.

Learning diaries must be in school daily and your child should read at least 3-5 days a week with you at home. Please sign and date the diary each time you read together. Thank you for your support 😊

Online Homework

  • Numbots/TTRockstars – alternate/daily 5-10 mins
  • Learning with parents/Splash Learn – once a week/alternate weeks

Logins are at the back of Learning Diaries.


Week 1 – 2

(Hand in by Friday 6th May)

We will be revisiting learning to tell the time this term.  In year 1 you needed to be able to read the analogue clock times for o’clock and half past and also draw the longhand and shorthand on accurately to show these times.

  1. Use a paper plate or an old cereal box and make a clock with the two hands (long and short). Practise reading the time and moving the hands to the correct time. (Focus on how the minute hand moves steadily around the clock each minute, as the hour hand slowly moves from one hour to the next – where is the hour hand when the minute hand is at half past?)
  2. Draw around a lid or something that is circular and practise drawing a clock, including the hours 1 – 12 and the intervals for each minute. Label the drawing for where the minute hand points for o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.

Week 3 – 4

(Hand in by Friday 20th May)

We will be learning about physical health and mental wellbeing in PSHE this term.

  1. A story that explains why sleep and rest are important for growing and keeping healthy.
  2. Write a set of instructions for cleaning your teeth including what you need. Use numbers or bullet points to list your instructions. Remember imperative (bossy) verbs e.g., put, turn, brush, rinse etc to start each instruction.
  3. Create a poster or leaflet that shows which food and drink are good for your teeth and which are not.

Week 5 – 6

(Hand in by Friday 7th June, after half-term)

We will be revisiting your knowledge of the UK in Geography from Year 1.

  1. Create a poster of the map of the UK and label the major cities of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland including Northern Ireland. Extra challenge:  add the surrounding seas, oceans, any mountains and main rivers. You could also add a key. Label where you live on the map too!
  2. Investigate the features associated with an island.

Is the UK an island? Explain why? Create a presentation. It can be in the form of a speech or a PPT. Tell your audience what an island is, if the UK is an island and why, include the countries and major cities that make up the UK.  Extra challenge: include the surrounding seas, oceans, any mountains and main rivers.

Downloads – Summer 1



This term we will be using engaging and fun texts including: The Day the Crayons Quit, A Walk in London, Ocean Meets Sky, Laila and The Secret of Rain.  We will be writing to persuade including letters, poems, posters and information texts including a recount, fact file, a guidebook, a non-chronological report as well as fantasy story writing.  Our text level focus will be the consistent use of present and past tense; sentence level focus will be subordination and co-ordination, expanded noun phrases for description and how the grammatical patterns in a sentence indicate its function as a statement, question, exclamation or command; the punctuation focus will be commas to separate a list and apostrophes used to mark possession and contraction. The word level focus will be formation of adjectives and nouns using suffixes.


Reading aloud together as a class is not only a great way to read more challenging texts and explore a range of themes but is an excellent way to develop comprehension skills. This term we will be reading the Ladybird Classics version of, ‘The Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling. Please only purchase this version or your child will not be able to fellow the text, whilst I am reading.


This term we will be focusing on multiplication (2s, 5s, 10s and 3s) and corresponding division facts, understanding fractions: working with parts and wholes, making equal fractions, recognising and finding halves, quarters and thirds. Understanding unit and non-unit fractions, equivalence of halves and quarters, finding three quarters, counting fractions and solving fraction problems.  We will be making different combinations of amounts of money using coins and solving money problems. We will be comparing heights and lengths, measuring lengths in cm and m, comparing and ordering lengths, solving word problems involving length and problem-solving involving lengths. We will be describing position and movement including turns and using these skills to make patterns with shapes.  We will be telling the time to the hour and half hour; then focusing on o’clock, half past, quarter to, quarter past and telling time to 5 minutes, hours, days, finding and comparing durations of times.  We will also continue our daily programme ‘Mastering Number’ focus includes bonds to 10 and 20, doubles, near doubles, bridging through 10 +/-, odd and even.


We will be learning about animals including humans. What do they need to survive? Can you explain that animals grow and reproduce? Can you describe the life cycle of some living things? Can you explain the basic needs of animals, including humans for survival?  We will be investigating plants.  What do they need to survive? Can you link this to where they are found? Can you observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants? What do they need to grow and stay healthy? Can you explain that plants grow and reproduce in different ways?

Art and Design

We will be generating ideas through photographs and sketches and annotating those ideas, then printing using pressing, rolling, rubbing and stamping to create an African print.  Measuring, cutting and joining textiles together to make a puppet; using clay to make two finger pots; using fabric to create a class patchwork and constructing a 3D moving model windmill.


The children will explore beat, rhythm and tempo. They will perform rhythmic movement patterns using body and percussion instruments, create and respond to vocal sounds and body percussions, develop the use of vocal sounds to express feelings and explore expression in conversation without words, understand how mood can be expressed using a voice and the structure of call and response songs, notate pitch shapes and duration using simple line graphics and develop expressive song performance with voices and instruments.


We will be focusing on ‘health and mental wellbeing’ learning: how to keep our bodies healthy and make healthy choices, hygiene, growing and changing, body parts, feelings e.g., change or loss, safety using household products and how medicines can be harmful, rules for keeping safe, who to go to and asking for help if we are worried, privacy in different context and how to keep physically and emotionally safe including responsible ICT use and online safety.


We will find information on websites, click on websites, print a web page to use as a resource, look at newspapers hard and online copies, open and save documents, create a class newspaper using a template, insert text boxes, text wrap, write headlines, insert pictures, make a simple slide show with text, pictures and animation, record sounds into software and playback, use Wikipedia to find facts, use a paint programme to create art and use internet search engines.



This term we will be learning about the past through the eyes of our own family members.  How are our lives different from our grandparents?  We will be investigating the history of our local area including the lives of significant people from the past who once lived in the local area. How has Kenley changed? What did they do that was significant? What impact has this had on people’s lives? The children will be using enquiry skills to answer questions and discover more about the past so that they can understand key historical concepts e.g., change and progress and historical figures.  They will use key words/phrases relating to the passing of time, continue to deepen their understanding of primary and secondary evidence and gain further experience using different mediums to research the past including the internet.


We will be learning about the United Kingdom revising the countries and surrounding seas and oceans; then naming the major cities of the countries that make up the UK.  Finding where we live on a world map and a map of the UK.  We will describe some of the features associated with an island.  We will describe physical and human features of our local area and explain what makes our locality special, discussing if people ever spoil the area and how we could make it better and discussing likes and dislikes about the locality.


Our focus this term will be Islam. We will be focusing on how this religion expresses their beliefs through practices and how their beliefs influence their actions.


Our PE lessons are every Wednesday your child will need to wear a complete kit to school on this day. This term the focus will be Athletics including short and long-distance running, jumping techniques including over obstacles, throwing including a variety of objects.

Things to Remember

Children should arrive by 8:55am.  Packed lunches should not include chocolate or sweets.  Fruit is provided in the infants for a morning break snack; however, children can bring a piece of fresh fruit of their choice for break time.  A bottle containing water is allowed throughout the school day. I will bring the children out through the doors between the toilets and cloakroom for collection at 3:10pm. We are looking forward to a happy and successful term and really hope that your child is going to enjoy being at school but should any problems arise, please contact me via the school office or my email –

Many thanks, Mrs Meadows 😊

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