Year 2 Home Learning

This week in Maths we have been learning to add on the blank numberline.

To help us secure this skill and improve our mental calculation skills we need to be able to quickly add and subtract numbers to 20.

This week practice adding these numbers. Can your number bonds help you? Are there any other strategies you have.

If you know 10 + 7 = 17 Can you use a different combination of numbers to make the same answer?

e.g 10 + 5 + 2 = 17 5 + 5 + 5 + 2 = 17 11 + 2 = 17

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Y2 – Great Fire of London Theatre Group

Today Year 2 not only saw a fantastic production about The Great Fire of London but also acted in it too!!!

We went to the hall filled with excitement and anticipation and was met by Samuel Pepys himself!!!

We watched a little bit of the performance and then it was our chance to take part. The children acting skills were amazing and really brought the event to life.

Can you use the photos below to tell someone at home about the production? What part did you play? Can you remember who all the characters were?

Identifying Everyday Materials in the playground

Last week we identified and named lots of everyday materials in our classroom.

Today we went into our playground to look for different uses of materials.

“I found wooden objects. There was a wooden chair and a wooden plant pot.” – Kyle

“I found wooden benches. They are made from wood because they are strong” – Elizabeth

“We had to write what materials we found and recorded in a table” – Amari

“I found a metal pipe” – Anna-Clara

“The bins are made from plastic because you can keep it clean and it’s waterproof.” – Leo

“I found a metal climbing frame” – Tia

“I found a metal container. It is made of metal so it doesn’t break” – Jake

“The scooters are rubber and metal” – Diana

“I found a wooden shed.” – Paige

“The plant pot is concrete because it is strong and it holds the water in.” – Edmond

What will your children be learning in the Spring Term?

Please click here for more information about your child’s topic this term

Year 2: Home Learning – 9.1.20

This week, we have been identifying and comparing different everyday materials such as wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, cardboard and paper.

Take a look around your house. What materials can you find and what are their uses? Which material are used the most in your house?


  • Wooden table
  • Plastic cup
  • Wooden spoon
  • Metal key

You can make a list, draw and label pictures or draw a table to show your findings!

Year 2 Home Learning – Christmas holidays.

Next term our new topic is….

FIRE FIRE!! We will be taking a trip back in History to look at the events leading up to and during ‘The Great Fire of London’.

Over the holidays you can begin finding out about the events. You could do some research on the internet, visit your local library or visit the monument in Pudding Lane.

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The cold weather outside is also the perfect time to wrap up and enjoy a good story. Let us know what you have enjoyed reading and any recommendations you have for the class.

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We have had a very busy term! Make sure you find some time to relax and recharge the batteries, ready for another fantastic term in January!!