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Home Learning - Challenges will be updated every week. 

You can send in your home learning on Class Dojo for teacher feedback.


Everyday Tasks


TT Rockstars - 10 minutes a day of times tables

Learning your timetables is so important and this is the perfect opportunity to crack them!

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Hit the Button - 10 minutes a day of addition and subtraction facts

There are still lots of children that are using their fingers to make calculations such as 5 + 4 and 9 - 3. Learning additions and subtractions with answers of less than 20 off by heart is so helpful. 

Use the Number Bond button on the below website.


Reading - at least 15 minutes a day of reading


This can be reading to yourself or an adult! If you've read all of your books at home try the Borrow Box app, if you have a library card, you can download books for free. 

Make sure to think carefully about VIPERS when reading and have a go at answering some VIPER questions on the text- for an extra challenge have a go at writing down the answer to the questions you pick! 

VIPERS reading strategy _ cartoon snake posters and images for ...

 Viper question examples can be found in the resources list.



Try keeping a daily news diary. You can write about anything for example: what you have been up to at home or how you are feeling. Don’t forget to draw a picture when you have finished!




It is important that you continue to practice your spelling words! There are lots of different ways that you can practice them. Write them in chalk, scribble spellings, rainbow writing, write the digraphs in a different colour, bubble writing, fancy writing, pyramid writing, trace them in foam, put them into silly sentences. 

Y1 and Y2 spelling words can be found in the resource list

It is important to take regualr brain breaks- try out Go Noodle on for ideas 

Every day at 11am you can hear one of David Walliams' stories- sit down, have a snack and enjoy a well deserved break while listening to the author himself read one of the 'Worlds Worst Children' stories. ...

Well done for putting in amazing effort with your home learning we are all so proud of each and every single one of you! If you can, please do print off the certificate as a reminder of all the hard work you are doing!


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You can send in your home learning on Class Dojo for teacher feedback.

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This week’s Learning Tasks

This is where, each week, new learning tasks will appear. There will be a list of ideas- don't worry you do not need to do them all in one day, they are supposed to last you for a whole week!

Don't forget to complete the Everyday Tasks in the box on the left, they're really important!.


Literacy Challenge


Challenge 1: Maasai Non-Fiction Writing

Use safe search to gather facts about the Maasai then write up your Maasia facts you could do this in the following ways:

-Write facts in your best handwriting 

-Make a Maasia information booklet

-Create a PowerPoint using all the information that you have found- for an added ICT challenge to try insert a picture, change the font, size and colour of your writing. Can you add a text and/or picture effect? To make your PowerPoint more interesting try adding slide transitions. 

-Draw a picture of Maasia and label

Challenge 2: Animal Riddles

Read lots of different animal riddles (examples on resources list) 

Have a go at writing different animal riddles- see if your family and/or your teacher can guess what animal you are describing. 

Don't forget to describe:

-The animals habitat. Use lots of good adjectives.

-The animals appearance. Use lots of good adjectives. 

-What does it eat? Herbivore, omnivore or carnivore? 

-How does the animal move? Use lots of good verbs and adverbs.

-What does the animal do- stalk prey, roll around in mud, climb trees etc. 

Maths Challenge- Telling The Time


Challenge 1- 3D Shapes

Go on a 3D shape hunt, look around your house, in your garden, on a walk etc. 

-Take photos and/or draw what you find.

-Sort the shapes you find into different groups. How many different ways can you find to group your shapes? Hint: 2 or more different shapes may be able to be grouped together.

-Compare the shapes.What is the same/different about the shapes that you have found?

-Describe the shapes- how many vertices/faces/edges does it have?

3 D Shapes - Lessons - Tes Teach


Challenge 2- Measure


-Draw around your hand and/or foot and measure its length. Try doing the with someone at home and compare the two lengths, which is longer/shorter? How much longer/shorter is your hand/foot?

-Make a model out of lego and measure how tall it is. What is the tallest you can make? Why not make a few different models and put them in height order. Don't forget to record the height of each one you build!

-Measure yourself and your family! How tall are you? Who is the tallest member of your family? Who is the shortest? Are there any people in your family the same height? 

-If it has been raining why not put on some wellies and measure the puddles in your garden? What is the length of the longest/shortest puddle that you can find?


-Have a go at baking something delicious! Read the recipe carefully and measure out the correct weights of all the ingredients. Check out this website for lots of fun Easter baking recipies: 



-Find different containers around your home and see how many cups of water it takes to fill them. Which container took the most cups to fill. Which container took the least amount of cups to fill? What was the difference between the number of cups used to fill the containers?

-Find a container and experiment filling it with water, take photos or draw what the container would look like empty, nearly empty, half full, nearly full and full. 

-Experiment- does the bigger the container always mean the biggest capacity?


Please check the resources folder for resources to download to support this. 

Topic Challenge- RE

 Find out about the Easter story.

-Have a go at writing the Easter story. 

-Find out about different Easter traditions. Make a information poster/booklet of all the different traditions you find out about.

-Have a go at one of the Easter reading comprehensions.Please check the resources folder for resources to download to support this.

-Try sequencing the Easter Story cards.Please check the resources folder for resources to download to support this.

-Make an Easter Story flap book. Don't forget to describe what is happening behind each picture! Please check the resources folder for resources to download to support this.


 Topic Challenge- Art

-Make Easter cards.

-Decorate Eggs.

-Design your dream Easter egg.

-Make an Easter basket.

-Why not make an Easter bunny rainbow picture and display it in your window to spread the message of hope and happiness in our community.

Year 2 Useful Websites




Borrow Box app - free app to download with an Essex library card

Phonics Play -This site is offering a free login for everyone during this period.  It includes games and resources that your child will enjoy