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Home Learning Tasks

Approximate daily learning time – approx. 2.5 hours every day 


What to do:

Reading (15 minutes)

  • Please listen to your child read every day. This can either be a real book or on Bug Club.
  • Listen out for them reading confidently, without having to sound each word out individually. If they do struggle on a word, encourage them to use ‘robot arms’.
  • Can they read with expression, pausing appropriately at the punctuation? Model this by taking turns to read a page.
  • Please spend a few minutes talking about the book, what happened in the book, what they think about it and why?
  • Check if there are any words they do not understand and need to clarify or ask them to find a word in the book that means the same as……
  • Answer the Bug Club comprehension questions hiding within the books.


Phonics and Spelling (10 minutes)

  • Practise using the Year 2 ‘Spelling Belt’ words in sentences.
  • Log onto Purple Mash and recap some of the phonics teaching videos that we posted during lockdown


          Writing (30 minutes) lessons on Oak Academy via the links below:

     These lessons have been chosen as they link most closely with the work your child w    would be doing in school:

h (10 lessons)


        Go with your child’s level of confidence and ability and use the target train to focus on             what needs to be included in a sentence.


A purple pen is used to edit writing after reading it back and spotting any marvellous mistakes such as errors in spelling, missed words or punctuation. Reading their work back and editing with an adult is an important part of the writing process so please take time to look at the work they have done each day. All letters should be written in cursive.


Maths (30 minutes)

Depending on your child’s confidence in maths:


  • Warm up by practising counting to 100 and back in 10s, 2’s and 5’s from any number. 
  • Or practise x2, x5 and x10 times tables and related division facts


Log onto and go to the current week. Children can follow the learning on the video and write their answers on a piece of paper or whiteboard. There is time built into the video for responding to questions but you can pause if longer time is needed.


Topic Learning (30 minutes) Choose 1-2 per day: 

Science - Outdoor learning activities:

  • Learning the names of different flowering plants and trees.
  • Draw and label different parts of a plant (trees and flowers) include the parts of the plant that you can not see. What do these parts of the plant do?
  • Recognise the change in seasons – How do we know it is Spring? (hours of daylight, seasonal changes, etc.)
  • Bug hunting and recording.
  • Create a weather diary and film your own weather report.



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Change for life activities



You will have your own unique login details in order to access the Charanga Yumu site. Once you have logged in you will be able to access the package called “Friendship Song”. Just click on the launch button and work through the activities on the right hand side. Please work through the package over the course of this half term by listening to the songs, talking about them and listening out for the different instruments. Work at you own pace and most importantly, enjoy it!



These lessons have been chosen as they link most closely with the work your child would be doing in school:

(10 lessons)



To link to what your child would have been learning at school:

  • Paint pictures of different climates; hot and cold
  • Draw or paint your own explorers map
  • Draw or paint an explorer who will go on an adventure using your map



Lessons to help your child think about their feelings during this time:


                    Year 2 - additional tasks

Y2 Home Learning 

Approximate Directed Daily Activity Time - 1 hour - 2 hours

Ideally, every day we would like children to do the following: 

English work - about 30-35 mins

  • Read to an adult or an older sibling for 10-15 minutes 
  • Spend around 20 minutes writing, practising their handwriting, spelling or grammar

Maths work - about 30-35mins

  • Practice counting in 2s, 5s and 10s (forwards and backwards)
  • Spend around 15-20 minutes completing a maths task 


Helping your child with home learning - what to do:  

Reading (10-15 minutes).

  • Ask an adult or an older sibling to hear your child read their school reading book.
    If you do not have a school reading book, you can use a book from home or an online book
  • Encourage them to use ‘robot arms’ to sound out any unknown words and also discuss tricky words where we can’t use our sounds (words such as put, because, could etc)
  • Please talk to them about what they have read, perhaps ask them questions such as; What does this word mean on this page? Can you think of another word that means the same? Which bit made you feel…….? How does the character feel on this page - why? 


Maths (30 minutes)

  • You could practising counting to 20 and back, starting at any number and also counting in 10s, 2’s and 5’s to 100. (Please be aware of adverts on the following links as they are on youtube.)

Count to 100:

Counting in 2s:

Counting in 5s:

Number bonds to 10

Number bonds to 20