Year 2 2019 - 2020

Ms Griffiths

Mrs Dixon

Ideas for learning at home

Below are lots of ideas for activities that you could do at home to keep you busy and keep your brain ticking over for the time being. Some of the activities below will need some adult support to complete and some can be done with very little or no adult support. Please remember that there are no expectations of what should be produced at home, you and your parents should decide what and how much work will be completed each day. More activities will be added so keep on checking the website.

Note to parents: We know this is a difficult time for everybody so please don’t put too much pressure on yourself. We are not expecting children to be ‘home schooled’, these are just lots of ideas to help you out. Some of you may decide to create a timetable to schedule each day, some of you may not, it is completely up to you! Also remember that play has a vital role in the learning process, so it is absolutely fine if some days the children are playing with their toys, playing board games and puzzles or on any devices. If you have any questions then do not hesitate to email and your email will be forwarded to us. You are also welcome to email photos or work that your child has completed for us to have a look at and comment on 😊


  • Handwriting practise – copy common exception words, parts of a story or a poem and focus on joining your handwriting. Remember that we never join capital letters! Make sure all of your writing sits on the line and the descenders dangle under the line (f, g. j, p, q, y) and ascenders are tall (b, d, f, h, k, l, t).
  • Create a comic strip – this could be based on The Twits or you could create your own.
  • Write a diary entry.
  • Read a book and complete activities based on the book:

Write a book review.

Use adjectives to describe one of the characters.

Write your own version of the story but change the characters or the ending.

Use some toys to act out the story.

  • Listen to stories on
  • Follow David Walliams on Instagram and listen to his free audio story at 11am every day.
  • See 'Literacy Ideas' in the Files to Download section at the bottom.



Phonics (free website, paid app)




Our topic after Easter is ‘Mini Beasts’ so you could do work based around this topic.

  • Research mini beasts.
  • Create a fact file about a mini beast.
  • Draw or paint a mini beast.
  • Search for mini beasts in the garden or while you go for a walk.
  • Use recyclable materials to create a minibeast.
  • Make a DIY wormery 

Mindfulness and keeping active

Other resources

Files to Download

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African necklaces, by Ms Griffiths

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