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Homework in Year 2

 In year 2 as part of our learning package your child has access to activities and tasks covering all areas of the curriculum that are constantly updated. The platform we use for this is Purple Mash. Please click the link below to access the school portal. Your child's Purple Mash login can be found at the front of their homework books. 

Following on from last week's homework when your child recorded what they ate. This week your child will evaluate what your child ate.

Your child will think about  * What is good about my diet?

                                     * How can I can make my diet better?

Below are some videos to help your child learn what foods are healthy and the importance of eating healthily. 

Healthy Eating: An introduction for children aged 5-11

Lots of different things affect how healthy we are including what we eat and how active we are. Food plays a huge part in keeping us healthy and so we need to make sure we're eating a variety of foods to get all the right vitamins and nutrients.

Help children learn why eating fruit and veg is good for them

It's important to eat fruit and vegetables but do you know why? This video is for children aged 7-11 and is aimed at helping them learn why eating fruit and vegetables is really good for them. We'll find out about vitamins and minerals and why they're good for our body.

How is dairy good for our teeth and bones?

The dairy contains foods that are made with milk, these include cheese and yoghurt. Dairy foods are important for healthy bones and teeth. They also contain protein and calcium to help our bones and teeth grow strong. This video is for children aged 7-11 and will help them learn why dairy is an important part of a healthy, balanced diet.

How does protein help to mend us when we're hurt?

Protein is important for us to eat as it helps to mend us when we're hurt and helps our muscles, skin and hair to grow. We can find protein in foods like meat, fish and eggs. This video is for children aged 7-11 and will help them learn all about protein.

How do carbohydrates give us energy?

The first video in our Healthy Eating topic is all about starchy carbohydrates and is for children aged 7-11. Find out about some of the foods you might eat regularly like rice, noodles and breakfast cereal. We need these foods to give us energy to play sports and games.

Why should we eat sweet and sugary foods less often?

Not all foods give us the nutrients our bodies need to stay fit and healthy. These foods may taste nice but they can contain high levels of fat or sugar and therefore should only be eaten from time to time. This video is for children aged 7-11 and will help them learn about the foods they should less often.

This week the homework is a food diary linked to science and our topic 'Animals including humans'. We are learning about the importance of healthy eating and choosing  a balanced diet. Over the week we would like your child to record what they eat. This leads on to next week's homework when your child will think about what they have eaten and how healthy the food is that they have eaten. 

This week we have been learning about what to do when there are missing numbers in addition sentences. Above are the three differentiated activities and a challenge too! 

During school we have been developing our understanding of place value and the number system. We have been ordering numbers. As homework this week we would like your child to further develop this knowledge. Each week for homework there will be three activities with differing ability levels and a challenge. 

Choose an activity for your child encouraging them to challenge themselves. Print off the activity and stick the completed task in the blue homework book that will be sent home with your child every Friday.                


This week the homework is a summary of your child's time in year 2. We are so proud of your children and we have enjoyed teaching them. They have been an absolute pleasure. smiley

This week the homework is a mystery! Your child has to use their detective skills to answer a set of maths challenges and questions. After solving each challenge they will earn  a clue. The clues will then lead them to the answer of the mystery! 

For this week's homework the focus is grammar and punctuation. 

Next week is an exciting week in the sporting world as Wimbledon is back! Below is a video with some facts about Wimbledon. What it is, what sport is played at the competition and other facts. Above are some logic problems to test your child's problem solving and reasoning skills! They are differentiated in the normal way. From one star up to three star!

If you are up for a challenge there are some maths challenge cards too. 

You could maybe do the homework with a bowl of strawberries and cream as a treat? Very Wimbledon-like! smiley

CBeebies | Go Jetters | Wimbledon Funky Facts

Ubercorn gives us some Funky Facts about the famous tennis tournament Wimbledon!For Full Episodes of Go Jetters visit

Soon it is the Commonwealth Games. It is very exciting as it is being held here in Birmingham! This week's homework is to look at the PowerPoint about The Commonwealth Games and to answer the questions in the homework books.  

Friday 10th June

Our new topic this half term is 'How can we help save our world?' We have discussed Climate Change and how Greta Thunberg has worked to highlight the need for people to do what they can to help the world against climate change and global warming. Please watch the video below and look at the above PowerPoint to find out more about climate change. Then in the homework books or on a piece of paper (class 7) your child is to write or draw what they can do to help save our world. 

Climate Change for Kids | A fun engaging introduction to climate change for kids

Hey Teachers and Parents! In this video we explore climate change for kids. We learn all about the causes of climate change like the greenhouse effect, foss...

Next week we are going to be writing a prediction of what happens when a boy meets a creature whilst camping! We have stuck the above plan in your child's homework book to help your child to prepare and plan for the writing. Your child has watched a video clip of the boy meeting the creature to help give them ideas. 

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.

Get involved in celebrating Her Majesty’s historic reign in the run up to the Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend which takes place from 2nd to 5th June.

Above is an information PowerPoint about the Jubilee - what it is and why we are celebrating. There is also a paper chain activity so that you can make a paper chain to dress your house ready for the celebrations! 

Below are links to the events so that you can get involved!

Platinum Jubilee Song

Here is a song for children to sing as part of the celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The images are the winning entries of a competition to cele...

We are continuing to learn about Plants. This week the homework is to go for a nature walk and look carefully at the spring flowers and trees. Above is a selection of flowers and trees for your child to find! A bit of forest bathing for the weekend! smiley

KS1 Science: Evergreen and Deciduous Trees

Get out of the house, and help your child understand and recognise the differences between evergreen and deciduous trees with this super science video for KS...

Spring Flowers For Kids - Spring is Here!

Spring is here! In this video Alex Kids Fun explores beautiful spring flowers and learns about spring flowers! Learn about daffodils, hyacinths, magnolias, s...

This half term your child is learning about plants. They have been learning about the different parts of the plants and we are going to be learning about the parts of the plant that we eat. 

Parts of Plants for Kids | Learn all about plant parts and their functions

Learn about all of the parts of a plant in this fun introduction video for kids. Students will learn about Roots, Stem, Leaves, Flowers, Seed and more! We l...

Plant Parts We Eat

Can you guess what plants you see? What parts of the plants do you eat?

In May your child will be sitting the Year 2 SATs papers in reading, grammar and maths (arithmetic and reasoning). Above are example papers of the tests your child will be sitting. Included in the above packs are explanations of the papers, the associated vocabulary and syllabus of the topics covered. This homework is optional for your child. We will be preparing your child in school for the tests. These papers are for your information too so that you can see the format and content of the papers. Hope you all have a lovely holiday smiley

Friday 1st April

This week the homework is to decorate a hard boiled egg. I have put some ideas on the document above. Use your creative energies and go wild! 

This half term we have been learning about Living things and their Habitats. The link above is to a BBC Bitesize game. There are a variety of topics... including Habitats and Microhabitats. The games are fun and will consolidate your child's learning.  

This week your child has been planning their own superhero story. In year 2 your child needs to be able to use subordination in their writing. Above is a PowerPoint and an activity to further develop their understanding of what subordination is and how and when to use it. 

This week we have been adding two two-digit numbers together using the partitioning strategy. Using the strategy below to add two two-digit numbers together. There is a game to make it more exciting for the children. I have included some word problems to further develop their skills. They have three differentiated levels. Encourage your child to use the partitioning strategy to solve the word problems. 

This week we have been learning about money and giving change. The activity this week is problem solving and working out change. 

The activity above is differentiated. There are three different levels -

                                                     *** Notes and coins - two step problems

                                                     **  Notes and coins - one step problems

                                                     *  Coins up to £1.00 - one step problems

I've added a money song as the children love a good song! :)

The Money Song | UK Coins Song | Scratch Garden

The Money Song by Scratch Garden is a great educational song and video for teaching British coins and learning UK money values. This catchy UK Coin Song for ...

This week and next week we are learning about the different word classes: noun, verb, adjective and adverb. This week's homework is to develop your child's understanding of what nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs are. Your child needs to identify which word belongs to which class.

The activity above is differentiated. There are three different levels -

                                                     *** Verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs

                                                       **  Verbs, nouns and adjectives

                                                        *  Verbs and nouns

When writing your child needs to try to include these different types of words to further improve and develop their sentences.

The Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives Song ACTIONS (with George and Ed)

ROCK 'N' ROLL GRAMMAR!Anchor Creative Education specialise in leading creative literacy sessions in primary schools across the U.K. In this video, George and...

This week we have been telling the time. In year 2 children need to be able to tell the time to o'clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. Children who are working at greater depth in year 2 need to be able to tell the time in 5 minute intervals. I have put some optional homework above for your child to practise their time telling and a challenge too! smiley . I have also added a couple of videos. 

Telling the time - quarter to and quarter past

This video recaps o'clock and half past - where the hands should go - mission impossible style..It introduces quarter to and quarter past in a fun and intera...

Telling the Time | 5 minute intervals

A short video about telling the time on an analog clock using 5 minute intervals.

This week has been Mental Health week. In school we have been talking about feelings and how we all feel different feelings at different times. We thought about what makes us special and how amazing we all are! smiley Above is a PowerPoint to recap the different feelings and moods. You could talk about the different moods and feelings with your child. There is also an activity to make Milton the Worry Monster. He can live at your house and if your child has a worry they can give it to Milton. Then the worry can be talked about and Milton will eat the worry up! I have also put a YouTube link to a lovely book called 'The Huge Bag of Worries' that you could read with your child. 

Virginia Ironside | The Huge Bag of Worries

A reassuring picture book encouraging children to open up about their fears and anxieties to help manage their feelings.The perfect book to soothe worries du...

This week we have been learning about fractions. We have been learning about halves, quarters and thirds. We have also been learning about equivalent fractions - 2/4 is the same as 1/2. The homework this week is the above equivalent fractions task which we have stuck into your child's homework book. The above PDF is for reference purposes. To have a visual aid there is a fraction wall activity above to further develop your child's understanding of equivalent fractions. 

Friday 28th January

This week we have been thinking about the four different types of sentences - statements, commands, questions and exclamations. The homework is sorting sentences into these four categories. The sentences that your child needs to sort and instructions of how to set out the work are in the document above. 

Homework for this week is stuck in the blue homework books. Please see above PDF for information. The homework is maths multiplication and division problem solving. 

This week we have read the story 'The Bog Baby' by Jeanne Willis. Your child has retold the story from the Bog baby's point of view. For homework this week your child is to create a fact file about the Bog Baby. There is a PowerPoint with information about the Bog Baby and an example fact file to help your child. Use the Fact File Template above to record your child's fact file or alternatively they could write it straight into their homework book. 

In school we have been practising subtracting 10 from a given number. The homework this week is for your child to practise adding and subtracting 10 from a given number. Your child needs to remember that the units do not change when adding or subtracting 10. Above is also a challenge of adding and subtracting 100s as well as 10s. 

Count by 10's Forward and Backward | Primary | Jack Hartmann

Count by 10's Forward and Backward by Jack Hartmann will engage students in counting forward and backward from a given number. Students will build brain and ...

Friday 10th December

This week's homework is an activity book. It has a range of fun activities! Enjoy!

Next Monday and Tuesday we are performing the statutory phonics screening that would normally be performed in June in year 1. Due to COVID the testing did not take place. Therefore your child will be tested next week. Above you will find a PowerPoint with the sounds on and words that contain this sound. There are also 3 lists of real words and nonsense words. The phonics screening is a test to ascertain your child's ability to decode/sound out words which is why some words are real words and some words are nonsense words. Some words have to be nonsense words as your child will not recognise these words and will need to use their decoding skills to sound them out to read them. We have added extra phonics lessons within school to ensure your child has been developing and practising their decoding skills. Please practise decoding/sounding out words at home. Below is a video with more information about the phonics screening. 

Parent video: The Phonics Screening Check

We want to encourage the children to write confidently and they have been practising writing sentences about a picture. Please encourage your child to write sentences. Please find the aspects of writing above that need to be in your child's writing.  

The children have been learning about how to add 2 two-digit numbers together using different strategies. We would like the children to practise the strategy using a one hundred square. 


          1. Partition the second number           23 + 15 =  

                                               /   / 

                                            10    5

          2. Using a 100 square locate the first number 23.

             Then add the tens (10) by jumping down the tens column of the hundred square. 

             Then add the units (5) by jumping along the line of the hundred square.

Using the practise sheets above, your child is to practise this strategy. As a guide we expect

                   *10 questions for one star

                   ** 20 questions for two star

                  *** 20 questions and the challenge

If your child wants to do more then that is brilliant! :)

This is to ensure that the children practise the strategy again.

It also helps the children to see the visual number system. 


The children have been learning about pictograms. There are 3 differentiated activities above. There is also a challenge activity to further develop your child's problem solving skills and understanding. 

This week the children have been learning about Climate Change and the COP26 conference where people are working together and discussing ways to reduce climate change and global warming. There is a PowerPoint and a link above to a video on Newsround to further develop their understanding. Using this knowledge and information your child will be drawing what the Earth would be like in 50 years if the warming continued and what a perfect earth should look like. The activity is in their homework books. A copy of the activity is available above. 

Encourage your child to write a diary entry for each day of the half term. Use the Writing Mats that were sent home to help your child to know what needs to be included in their writing. If you have mislaid these the Writing Mats are available to download above. 

This week's homework is already stuck into your child's homework book. Above is a copy of the work if needed. In school we have discussed healthy eating and what foods are healthy and unhealthy. For this week's homework your child is to keep a record of what they eat. Encourage your child to think about whether they are eating a balanced diet. Ask your child, could they make healthier choices? At the end of the week discuss with your child the food they have eaten. Do they have a balance of all of the different food groups? Is there a balance between healthy and unhealthy food?