Year 2 Home Challenges

Year 2 – Home Learning

Task 1: Read daily for at least 20 minutes. Ask someone at home to check that you have understood what has happened by asking you questions. You could also ask them questions about your book too!

Task 2: Practise TT Rockstars daily for at least 20 minutes (logins are at the front of your home learning book).

Task 3: Write a short diary entry so that you can update the class about what you have been up to!

Task 4: Each day, complete one ’10-minute test’ arithmetic test (see handout – you can also download more on Twinkl using the free login details).

Task 5: Research plants and create a fact file (draw a flower, label it and write facts about how they grow, what they need etc).

Task 6: Write a short story that includes a villain. You can base this on a character from a book or a film if it helps!

Task 7: Create yourself calculations using the digits 0-9: column addition (2 digit), column subtraction (2 digit), multiplication (2s, 5s and 10s) and division (2s, 5s and 10s).

Task 9: Write a letter to Year 1 explaining what they should expect from Year 2 next year! Try to include the features from our Year 2 Writing Checklist.

Task 10: Draw and label a map of your local area. Use symbols and a key. Can you create questions to go with your map?

Practise the statutory spelling words daily – see if somebody in your family can test you on them!

Brain Breaks!
Each day, when you are completing your tasks, try to get up and move around every half an hour! This could be a simple walk to stretch your legs or include exercises too: star jumps, knee tucks, press ups, sit ups, tummy crunches, burpees or even the plank! Feel free to add in your own and draw diagrams of what you have been up to!

Optional Extras!

  • Cooking! Can you make something delicious? Take a photograph or draw a picture!
  • Playing games! Can you play a board game? Or even a game of hide and seek! Who was the winner?
  • Write a song! It could be a song that will help you/the class to revise?
  • Artwork! Can you complete a still life sketch of an object in your house? Try to pick something inspirational!

Further learning websites:


Teach Your Monster to Read.

Times Table Rockstars

Oxford Owl

Remember to keep active, there are an array of keep fit videos online to include; Cosmic Yoga, Just Dance and 5 Minute Moves with The Body Coach.

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