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Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 learning page

We hope you and your families are all safe and well!  yes

Thank you for your wonderful video showing us what you have been up to. We enjoyed seeing some familiar faces and look forward to seeing you all in person soon!


This page is to support you at home whilst school is closed.

Some of the activities are online and others you may need pens or pencils. Don't worry if you do not have everything we suggest - use what you have got or try a different activity.



****As we are back at school and in our own 'bubbles' we will be updating the website weekly to support your child's home learning.****

Each week we will post a range of different activities based on; reading, writing, maths and foundation subjects (like geography, history or science).



If you want to send us examples of what you've been doing, or have any questions about the work you've been set, please email the year 2 teachers on:



We have added a link below to show off Year 2 and their home learning. Please let us know if you are happy for us to share pictures of your child and their work.



The English andMaths activities will be available for a week and then replaced by the next week's tasks. 


Remember, you are not limited to what is on here! Enjoy baking a cake, reading a book, practising an instrument or a new hobby (lots of you love sketching now). We can't wait to hear about all the amazing things you've been doing. 


Traditional Tales


Now you know what traditional tales are, you have looked at character descriptions and setting descriptions and have really thought about adjectives and conjunctions, NOW is the time to have a go at sequencing events in a story and then retelling a Traditional Tale!


First, watch the story... 


Still image for this video

Now you have watched the story, have a think about the characters, the settings and the parts of the story that make up the beginning, middle and end.

Have a go at writing the story. You can use the storyboard templates and word bank to help you if you need to!







Well the shoe fit!

What do you think Cinderella's step mother would say?


When we have a conversation with someone we say something and they say something back. We might say something again. So might they. This is called dialogue.

Use speech bubbles to show the dialogue exchanged between two characters.

Can you show how they feel about one another by the things they are choosing to say? 


Our next topic for Maths is problem solving.

To problem solve you need to think about what the question is asking you by really going through it in your head and drawing pictures if it helps!


You have learnt all the methods, you now just need to match the method to the question to get the answer.

You could also use the link below to keep up with our Maths curriculum. White Rose Maths Hub is offering free at home activities (and answers) to complete online. Please note we have covered some areas already but any revision is always useful! smiley

SPaG Early Bird challenges


The year 1 and 2 common exception words (below) are tricky because you can't often sound them out with your phonics. Children in Year 2 also learn to spell words ending in different suffixes (such as ful, less or ly).


Can you try learning them  by writing them in different ways?

You could try spiral spellings, rainbow letters, spider webs or pyramid letters. You can download and print them using the link below or you could try drawing your own shapes!


BBC Bitesize

The BBC bitesize has added some great home learning activities with lots of videos for a range of subjects including Maths and English, as well as History, Science and other subjects too! 


Follow the link below to find out more about today's lessons.

Online Classroom

Oak National Academy have launched a great online classroom that can provide up to 3 hours of lessons a day!  You can dip in and out of it and it features videos of teachers delivering the lessons and then printable worksheets to accompany the lesson.   Or you might just want to use a pen and paper!

You can have a Maths lesson, English lesson and a foundation subject lesson each day if you wanted to!


Follow the link below:




This term we are looking at Sculpture art. 

Your focus artist for this work is...



In English, we have been looking at Traditional Tales.  Have a go at creating some sculptures of characters from a Traditional Tale.

You can use any materials you have at home to junk model: cardboard, plastic, twigs, loo rolls, sponge...

Or you can use clay or plasticine....




Our next topic is about plants...

Where do plants grow?


Cosmic has found a plant growing out of the pavement. He can't work out how it got there. Plants grow in gardens, not pavements - don't they? Cosmic and Gem need to be plant detectives and need your help. 

Share your ideas

Take photographs or draw pictures of the plants you find to make a plant detective album. Mark on a map where you found the plants. 


This half term our computing topic is coding.

A computer is a machine which can follow instructions and work things out. Writing instructions for computers is known as coding. A finished set of of instructions is called a program. If you learn to code, you can write your own programs too!


Follow this link to watch the video clip and find out more about coding:



This links well to our Maths all about position and direction. Take a look at the pictures below and think about how the creatures have moved.

What direction is the spider facing at the start?
In which direction did the spider turn - left or right?
How many spaces did it move forward?
In which direction has the butterfly moved?
It has done a quarter turn, but did it turn clockwise or anticlockwise?


Try directing your family around using clear, precise directions. What happens if they are not correct? Remember a computer will only follow clear instructions and will not work if the instructions are not correct!


You can try coding on the computer using Espresso coding using the details below. Once you are logged in go to block coding 2.0. There will be short videos to watch and then little tasks to do.



Please only focus on Level 2 as that is targeted at Year 2 and the next level will covered in Year 3!


Local History challenge

Research into Redditch and its history. You may choose to look at a particular area for example, The Kingfisher Centre or Forge Mill. Look into how they have changed, has anything important or significant  happened there?   You could draw a timeline to represent your information, or a poster, but remember the important thing is to have fun doing it smiley

Some ideas on how to research and where to find information


Your Local Area Challenge   Continents song     Oceans song


We have looked at lots of world maps and globes but not so many local maps so far this year. 

Did you know you can draw your own maps using a bird's eye view?

Take a look at the PowerPoint to learn about mapping and then see if you can draw a layout map of your close where you live.

Be sure to make it neat. Add some colour and a key to really impress!


Challenge: can you extend your map to include other features of the local area? Maybe you live near some shops, a lake, a bus route, a school?


Please continue reading - read anything and everything! To help you with some school books, please use Oxford Reading. They offer a wide range of e-books for FREE online. You will need to sign up with an email address and confirm the email so get an adult to help you. Once you have logged into the site, click on the section shown below, then your age range and choose a new book!

Don't forget about BugClub!


PE with Joe Wicks


With the schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it's more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive.

Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic.  

The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved. 

You don't need any equipment, just tune in to Joe's YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout.



Now you have read those riddles write one about your favourite book character smiley

Social distancing with Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson

Welcome to our school website!