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Home Learning in Y2

Welcome to the 'Year 2 Home Learning' page. We hope you find all the information on this page helpful as you support your child's/children's learning at home. All the Y2 members of staff are missing the children very much. We hope you are all keeping well and that you have been able to get out for some fresh air each day.  Mr Blake

Home Learning Timetable

Here is a timetable that you may find useful to use at home to support learning at home while the children are unable to attend school. Thank you all for your support.

Easter Story Resource

This resource looks at the Easter story and includes some R.E enquiry questions to explore. 


Easter Crafts

Here are a couple of ideas to get your creative juices going over Easter. Remember you can email photos of your own crafts to

A lovely Easter wreath - simple but effective

A lovely Easter wreath - simple but effective  1

An Easter chick - made using a fork rather than a paintbrush

An Easter chick - made using a fork rather than a paintbrush 1

Topic Work

Topic homework provides further opportunities to get creative and learn about our topics throughout the year. Our Current topic is 'What do plants need to grow and stay healthy?'

It would be great if some of you could plant a seed at home and record any changes in a diary (either on paper or on Purple Mash).

Picture 1

Purple Mash

We are planning to complete lots of our home learning work on the Purple Mash website. There is lost of activities on the site to support our current topic 'What do plants need to grow and stay healthy?' Please login in regularly to check for any '2Dos' set by Mr Blake. Make sure you also check back for any comments which may have been added to work which has been handed in.

Self-Chosen Project

There is a great opportunity for children to complete a project in an area that is of a particular interest to them during their time away from school. Such a project would require children to research their chosen area and write about what they found out. Model-making and artwork would further engage the children in their chosen area of study.


It was great receiving a photograph of Leo last week enjoying finding out more about the topic 'Space'.

Picture 1

Spring Art Challenge


Could you do some artwork at home on the theme 'Spring'. It would be good to show off your artwork on the 'Home Learning in Y2' webpage. 

Picture 1 A painting by Mr Blake's son (aged 3)



Here are some maths resources you may find useful. It may be possible to complete some of the challenges even if you don't have a printer at home.

Numbots / TT Rock Stars

Year 2 have encouraged to use the Numbots and TT Rock Star websites this year to develop their numeracy skills. 


Each child should have received an exercise book as part of their home learning pacl. There are plenty opporutinities for children to continue to develop their writing at home. Here is a list of some possible ideas:


  • Weekly Book Reviews
  • Writing a character description
  • Writing your own version of a traditional story e.g. Jack and the Beanstalk
  • Explain how you made a model
  • Write a set of instructions for your favourite recipe
  • Write a diary entry
  • Write a letter to a member of your extended family


Below are some book review templates which you may find useful. Book reviews and related writing tasks can also be completed on Purple Mash. This includes '2Dos' set on Thursday 2nd April.

SPAG (Spelling and Grammar)

Year 2 children use a personal login to access spelling and grammar activities on the website. Completing set activities on this website will support the children in their progress towards the expected Year 2 standard.

Spelling Shed

All the children now have login details for the Spelling Shed website. Engaging well with this website while the children are unable to attend school will help them to continue to make progress through spelling lists at the appropriate level. 

Please also spend time developing your confidence with the spelling contained on uploaded files below.

Fischy Music

Fischy Music is a resource that we have recently purchased at school. These are ways the children can keep singing with the fischy team over the coming weeks.


1. Check out fischytunes
The children select songs related to their selected emoji/feeling when they enter the website.

2. Subscribe and join us live on YouTube, Mondays 11AM for a live streamed assembly!

3. If your child would like to sing some of the songs we have started using in collective worship at home, they can login to the fischy website using our school login. There are plenty of new songs to learn too!


Username: Eckington
Password: (ECKINGTON!)

Useful Websites


This is a list of other websites that you may find helpful in supporting your child's learning at home.


Collective Worship

- Fischy Assembly - Tune in on a Monday at 11am for a streamed assembly from the Fischy Team!

- Fischy Music - Sing the songs we are learning in Collective Worship. There are also some new ones to learn. Login Details: Username       Eckington           Password    (ECKINGTON!)

- Picture News - A weekly assembly from the picture news team.



- Classroom Secrets - Free home learning packs have been made available on this website.

- Twinkl - Enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS for free home learning resources.

- TTS - Free activity packs available to download.



- KS1 English Bitesize -A website that focusses on key aspects on the KS1 English curriculum. There are lots of engaging clips and activities to help develop children's confidence in this subject.

- Phonics Play -All games on this website have been made available for free and will help children to develop and secure their phonic and spelling knowledge.

- Phonics Bloom - A further site with lots of fantastic phonics games to play.

- Oxford Owl - A fantastic website which includes a selection of e-books (age/reading level) and activities. Register for free.



- KS1 Maths Bitesize - A fun and interactive website which helps children to develop and embed their understanding of the KS1 maths curriculum. 

- The Maths Factor - The maths factor created by Carol Vorderman has now be made available for free.

- Save the Whale Number Bonds - A fun game to help develop greater recall of number bonds.

- Duck Shoot Multiples - A fair ground style game to develop confidence with times tables (2s, 10s, 5s & 3s for Y2)



- KS1 Science Bitesize - A brilliant website to develop knowledge understanding of key aspects of the KS1 science curriculum.



- Out of the Ark - A range of songs to learn at home using this resource from Out of the Ark (the company we use for our KS1 nativity plays).

- Fischy Tunes - A website delveloped by Fischy Music. Children reflect on their feelings by selecting an emoji before learning a song.



- PE with Joe Wicks - A half an hour P.E. lesson at the start of the day to get you up, moving and feeling fit.


Young Leaders 

- Young Leaders Award - Free resources for both KS1 and KS2 with an emphasis on making a difference.