Home Learning July 2023
Maths Games (optional)
Games will be assigned to your child most weeks on Abacus to practice their maths skills. You can play as many times as you like and change the difficulty of them.
Numbots is also available to practise your number bonds.
The childrens' log ins are on stickers on the inside of their reading record covers.
Click on the links below to log in:
The last of Year 2!
Year 2 Reminders and News
- Year 2 are now doing PE on a Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure the children bring their indoor and outdoor PE kit in on the Monday morning.
- Home Learning will be sent home every Friday and we would like it back by the following Tuesday. Please hand the Home Learning back in the plastic wallets provided.
- Library books will come home on Fridays for 2E and Thursdays for 2C. Please bring them back by the following Friday or Monday if your child wants to check them out and choose a different book.
- Home Reading Books- These books are meant to be read more than once so the children become secure with the words and phonic sounds at each colour level.
The Year 2 Team
Here are some recommended books for you to read with your children.
Year 2 Common Exception Words
If you have any spare time and want to do some extra home learning, then practise the Year 2 common exception words throughout the year.
Learning for those are at home due to COVID and feeling well enough to work
Here is what a typical day could look like for you:
9.30-10.30 - English Activity
11.00-12.00 - Maths Activity
13.00-15.00 - Topic Activity and Daily Deliberate Practice
Daily Deliberate Practice
- Read a book from Bug Club (the correct reading levels have been allocated to each child)
- Play a different Abacus maths game each day from the ones already allocated to you
- Practice either your 10s, 5s, 2s, or 3s times tables or your number bonds to 10 or 20
- Practice the week's spellings given as homework on this Year 2 webpage
All these links can be found under 'Useful Links' below.
Please do some daily physical activity. If you need any ideas, there are lots to be found in 'Useful Links'.
Grammar, puntuation and vocabulary
Work your way through this booklet. It explains what we want the children to know by the end of Year 2 and there are lots of activities. Pick a couple of activities a day.
Try a fiction and non-fiction reading comprehension of your choice each day. There are 3 options for each comprehensions. 1 star being easier, 2 star being medium, and 3 star being hardest. Do what challenges you.
Fiction Reading Comprehensions:
Non-Fiction Reading Comprehensions :
Work your way through this booklet. It explains what we want the children to know by the end of year 2 and there are lots of activities. Pick a few activities from a section each day.
Try 1 or 2 a day:
Outdoor Spring Activities
Try 1 a day:
Summer Learning Ideas
Little and often is best to keep your learning going and be ready for September. Make sure you get plenty of rest and have fun too!
Read, read, read
Read a variety of books including online books. Enjoy listening to a grown-up, sibling or audiobook, or read to family members.
Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge at the local library.
Talk, talk, talk about anything and everything.
Encourage the use of a range of vocabulary and different sentence structures.
Practise the list of common exception words for Year 1 and Year 2.
Write messages, cards, postcards, diaries or stories and remember to use your best handwriting.
Counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, and 10s from different starting points.
Look for maths in the environment.
Practise your number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.
Get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Have active adventures and see what you can discover.
Oracy - discussion inspiration
Maths Calculation Guidelines
Department of Education explanation of SATS:
This document shows the Age Related Expectations (AREs) for Year 2. We teach these across the year and assess the children in many different ways.
These examples of writing in Year 2 from the DfE show the expected standard and writing at greater depth.
Here are some past SATs papers for you to look at if you want to practice any at home. You don't have to do a whole paper at a time. Just doing parts of a paper now and then will be good practice.
SATs Reading Papers
The Year 2 children will do two reading papers. Reading paper 1 has the text and the questions in one booklet. Reading paper 2 has a separate reading booklet and a separate question booklet (this is the trickier paper).
SATs Maths Papers
The Year 2 children will be doing two maths papers. There will be an arithmetic paper and a reasoning paper.