Year 2 Home Learning Activities Summer Term 2


Reading Eggs – all children have passwords
Choose one spelling unit each day.

Read at least one book per week – answer questions about the text on the sheet provided.
Reading Eggs have a range of texts and questions to answer.

Practise the words from the Year 2 list provided – choose 5 per day. You can use different coloured pencils, write them big or small, play puzzles with a grown up – to make practising fun!


Write a prequel to the story The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

Watch the YouTube clip/listen to the story.

Write a story prequel (a new beginning to the story) to tell me how the girl got her magic finger. Who/what gave her the magic finger? How did she get it? How did she feel when she first realised she had it? What was the first thing that happened with her magic finger?
Remember to write in full, sensible sentences using capital letters and full stops.
Plan it – write it – check it!

Write a Character Description
Write a character description of one of the characters in the story.
Write in 3 paragraphs.

Paragraph 1 – Describe what they look like.

Paragraph 2 – Describe what their personality is like (what are they like on the inside?), e.g. Are they kind/cruel? Are they intelligent or silly? Are they thoughtful or selfish? etc

Paragraph 3 – What special qualities or skills do they have? Do you like them/not like they? Why?

Watch You Tube clip – Telling the Time.
Practise telling the time O’clock and Half past.
Can you tell a grown up when it is o’clock and half past?
Complete the Mathletics unit – Telling the time to the half hour.

If you are confident you can move on to watch
Now Practise the quarter past and quarter to unit on Mathletics.

Watch the Chuckle Brothers explaining more!

Complete a unit of Mathletics each day. Remember to have a piece of scrap paper and a pencil to use to work things out.

Using Mathletics – click on explore and then videos. Practise times tables.
Click on Play – choose games such as Rainforest Maths to practise what you have learnt in class.


Science and Geography: Write in your homework books.
Go on to BBC Bitesize KS1 – Materials
Which materials do we use?
Click on the objects in the bedroom picture and listen to the video clip.
Write down the materials you have found out about in your workbook, e.g.
Object metal plastic paper glass wood

Now go on a Scavenger Hunt (See attached Materials Scavenger Hunt Sheet) – you can write them in your homework book, draw pictures of them and take photos. Stay safe and have fun!

Watch YouTube: Look at the clip about Hedgerow Micro-habitats. A micro-habitat is a small habitat found within a bigger habitat.

Look in your garden or back yard and see what micro-habitats you have – you may have rocks, pieces of wood, plant pots or bushes that create micro habitats for living things to live. You can take a photo, a video (if a grown-up will let you), draw pictures of the habitat and then label the micro habitat. Think about why you think it will be a good micro habitat for that creature, e.g. is it dark/sunny? Is it damp/dry? Can predators find it? etc

Write a sentence or two to tell me what you found and why you think it lives there. If you go for walks around South Shields, look out other micro-habitats. Which micro habitats would you find at the beach and what might live there?

Project: Can you recycle materials to make a minibeast habitat? Use cardboard boxes, pringle tubes, pieces of wood, rocks, paper straws, plant pots, bricks etc to make a house for a minibeast. Where could you place it to house creatures? Take a photo and send it to me.
Don’t forget to wash any food residue away first if using old food packaging – we don’t want to hurt the mini beasts!