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Year 2 work during school closure

Learning Journey

'The Ugly Five'

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Previous week's lessons will remain up so that everyone can work at their own pace. If you need any help, have any questions, want to share work or would like work marked then please do not hesitate to email us:

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Week Commencing 30.06.20 - this week we are consolidating addition and subtraction


column addition practise (easier/medium/hard)


column subtraction practise (easier/medium/hard)


subtraction word problems


addition word problems (easier/medium/hard)


mixed addition and subtraction word problems

Week Commencing 22.06.20 - this week we are consolidating counting on in 2's, 5's, 3's and 10's.


Counting in 2's


Counting in 10's 


Counting in 5's


Counting in 3's


Mixed counting in 2, 5 and 10


Week Commencing 08.06.20

Monday and Tuesday

Moji Maths Scramble

Powerpoint to explain activity

Activity Sheet


Place Value Tic Tac Toe


Roll It, Make It


Snakes and Ladders

Week Commencing 01.06.20


Put one of every coin in order from smallest to greatest value. What do you notice?

Question prompts:

  • What do you notice about the colours?
  • What do you notice about the shapes?
  • What do you notice about the sizes?
  • How many different ways can you sort them based on different properties e.g. shape, colour?


Sasha buys a cupcake. She uses 5 silver coins to pay for it. How much could the cupcake cost? How many different combinations can you find?

Question prompts:

  • What values can you make with 5 of the same silver coins?
  • What is the lowest value you can make with 5 silver coins?
  • What is the highest value you can make with 5 silver coins?


Coloured squares investigation


Dice investigation


Making amounts with coins investigation

Week Commencing 18.05.20

Monday - describing movement and turns

Activity: differentiated worksheets

Describe Movement and Turns 1

Describe Movement and Turns 2

Tuesday - describing movement and turns

Activity: differentiated worksheets

Describing Movement and Turns 3

Discussion problem: Describing Movement and Turns

Wednesday - making patterns with shapes

Activity: differentiated worksheets

Making Patterns with Shapes 1

Making Patterns with Shapes 2

Thursday - making patterns with shapes

Activity: differentiated worksheets

Making Patterns with Shapes 3

Discussion problem: Making Patterns with Shapes

Friday - making patterns with shapes challenge

These worksheets are differentiated but the challenge is the same. 

Challenge instructions and solutions

You can draw and colour the shapes yourself or use this activity sheet where you can cut the shapes out and arrange them. You could also use these where the shapes are bigger which some children may find more useful.

Week Commencing 11.05.20

Monday - movement in a straight line

Use this powerpoint to introduce right angles. This is a really good powerpoint to use as it has lots of interactive activities for the children to do, getting them to follow instructions moving only in straight lines and making right angled turns. 

Activity: carry out the 1 star activity on this pdf.

Tuesday - movement in a straight line

Activity: Use this dotted paper to draw your own shapes using straight lines and right angled turns and write instructions. You could then hide the shape you drew, giving the instructions to a grown up to follow to see if they can recreate the shape you made. 

Wednesday - follow and give directions

Activity: Play this treasure island game with another member of your household. Alternatively, create your own treasure island map with different obstacles and key points of interest to give directions to. 

Thursday - giving directions using clockwise and anti-clockwise

Revisit the vocabulary clockwise and anti-clockwise. Can you make right angled turns both clockwise and anti-clockwise? 

Activity: Right Angled Roads or design your own town with right-angled road junctions and give directions to and from different places. 

Friday - investigate different objects and the turns they make

Activity: Turns in household objects

Week Commencing 04.05.20

Monday - make and describe patterns

Use this powerpoint (or copy out the patterns on the slides for children to complete on paper) to introduce repeating patterns. Talk about the shapes and the colours used. Look around your house to find more examples of repeating patterns e.g. wallpaper, socks, rugs etc. 

Activity: make your own repeating patterns. This could be as simple as drawing and colouring different shapes, or you could collect flowers, leaves, sticks on a nature walk and make repeating patterns using these. What about making a repeating pattern using your body? Ask a grown up to take photos of you making different body shapes to create a repeating pattern. 

Tuesday - make and describe patterns using 2D shapes

Use this powerpoint to introduce the lesson, discussing the names and properties of different 2D shapes and then working out the next shapes in the sequences. 

Activity: make your own 2D shape repeating patterns. You could simply draw and colour different 2D shapes, or you could make 2D shape paint stampers using sponges or potatoes and use paint to make repeating patterns. You could take photos around your house of different 2D shapes and use these to make repeating patterns. 

Wednesday - make and describe patterns using 3D shapes

This lesson powerpoint follows the same structure as yesterday's lesson but talking about 3D shapes instead.

Activity: make your own 3D shapes repeating patterns using objects around your house. If you only have 1 example of a sphere (for example) you could take a photo of it and print out multiple photos to use so that you can make repeating patterns. You could make a repeating pattern using the shape names and write them in different colours e.g. sphere cuboid cuboid sphere sphere 

Thursday and Friday - follow instructions for position, direction and movement (some children will find left and right tricky so will need more time with this, while others might be ready for quarter turn clockwise etc so complete the teaching activities that best suit your child's ability. Don't move on to clockwise and anti-clockwise if they haven't grasped left and right.)

Ask your child which way is left and which is right. If they are unsure teach them to make an L shape with their fingers to help remind them which way is left. Talk about other directions and draw arrows and write vocab on paper (forwards, backwards, turn left, turn right).

Find a space where children can move around (outside would be good for this) calling out instructions for your child to move forwards, backwards, turn left, turn right. This is to see how confident they are with these instructions.

Introduce clockwise and anti-clockwise as alternative words for left and right. Relate to a clock face and which way the hands move. 

Draw a clock on a piece of paper labelling 12, 3, 6, 9. Divide the circle into quarters. Find something that can be a moveable hand e.g. chopstick, straw, piece of card. Explain if the hand moves from the 12 to the 3, how much of the circle has it covered? 1/4 so we call this a quarter turn clockwise. Rpt with 12 to 6 (1/2 turn) and 12 to 9 (3/4 turn). Rpt the turns but anti-clockwise. 

Activity: There is an app called 'Bee-Bot' which has different levels for children to complete where they give instructions to the Bee Bot to move to a certain point. It is free to download and lots of fun. To extend this for your child they could write down the instructions they need to give to the Bee Bot using the correct vocabulary. Alternatively, here is a document with screenshots from the app which your child can use to write instructions. 

Week Commencing 27.04.20

Monday - block diagrams (bar charts!!)

You can use this powerpoint to introduce block diagrams. Instead of using blocks you could use lego bricks, books, cardboard boxes - anything you can stack! Just like last week your child will need to collect data of some kind in order to create a block diagram. Use some of the ideas from last week, or even use the data you collected last week. Your child can use this block diagram worksheet to draw their block diagram or make it more interactive by use a big piece of paper / flat cardboard box and post it notes. 

Tuesday - interpret block diagrams

Talk about the block diagram created yesterday. What was the most popular / common? What the least popular / common? What is the total number of 2 categories? What is the difference between 2 categories? 

Differentiated questions about block diagrams 1

Differentiated questions about block diagrams 2

Wednesday - block diagrams seaside shop activity

Use this powerpoint to introduce the activity and use the activity sheets to complete the activity. Again, rather than using the worksheets you could use a big piece of paper and post it notes. 

Thursday - consolidation

Use this pdf activity to consolidate learning on tally charts, pictograms and block diagrams. 

Friday - challenge cards

Choose 1 or 2 of these challenge cards to complete. 

Statistics challenge cards

Week Commencing 20.04.20

Monday - tally charts

You can use this powerpoint to introduce tally charts and model how to construct them. This also lets the children practice writing a five bar gate tally. Then task the children with creating their own tally chart. A simple way to do this at home is with colours. Grab different objects from around the house that are different colours (maybe stick with 5 colours) and get your child to tally how many objects there are of each colour. A Smarties tube is great as well for children to tally how many of each colour there are. You could choose 4/5 natural objects to collect on a walk and then tally how many of each object you have collected. 

Tuesday - interpret tally charts

Talk about the tally chart you created yesterday. What was the most common colour? What was the least common colour? Did you find an equal number of objects for any of the items? 

Differentiated questions about tally charts

Discussion questions about tally charts

Wednesday - pictograms

Use this powerpoint to introduce pictograms and model how to use tally charts to construct a pictogram. Use the tally chart that you created on Monday to create a pictogram. The children need to think about the symbols they are going to use and also label their pictogram (title, axis and key). 

Thursday - interpret pictograms

Differentiated questions about pictograms

Discussion questions about pictograms


Use this day to consolidate and practice what has been taught this week e.g. create a survey, create a tally chart and then convert into a pictogram. Talk about the pictogram and answer questions about the data e.g. most popular, least popular. Alternatively you can extend this to creating pictograms where each symbol represents 2, 5 and 10. Your child could create a new survey, tally chart and pictogram but rather than each picture representing 1, each picture could represent 2, 5 or 10 (depending on the numbers in your results). Here are some worksheets that practice drawing and interpreting pictograms where the symbols represent 2, 5 and 10.

Draw pictograms 2, 5 and 10 (1) - differentiated

Draw pictograms 2, 5 and 10 (2) - differentiated


Games for practising addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and times table. (These games can also be adapted for phonics and spelling practice!)

Here are some ideas for games that you can play to reinforce and practice the four operations. It is really important that the children are still practising these. These games only need to last 5/10 minutes and are a great way to break up the day with a little game.  For addition and subtraction stay within 100, and for times tables keep practising 2, 3, 5 and 10. If you would like help with coming up with calculations that would be appropriate then please send us an email. 

  • Calculation hunt - Write calculations on post-it notes and hide around the house. Children have to find them and work out the answers. You could create a map of your house showing your child where each question is hidden and they write the answer on the map. 
  • Save up egg shells for this activity. Write calculations on bits of paper with the corresponding answers on egg shells. Get your child to work out the answer and then 'smash' the egg that has the answer on. Then use the smashed up egg shells in your garden! 
  • Write calculations on pieces of paper and hide these inside play dough shaped eggs. Children find the calculation and work out the answer. They could use the play dough to make the number. 
  • Calculation puzzle - write calculations and their corresponding answers on bits of paper for children to match up. 
  • Put calculations in cups and create a ball from scrunched up foil. Set the cups up like bowling pins. Your child throws the ball into a cup and has to answer the question in the cup. You could also make bowling pins out of cardboard tubes or plastic bottles with a different calculation on each one.
  • Create a board game with questions on the spaces. When you land on a space you have to answer the question. Here is a very simple template you could use.
  • Write answers on a fence / patio / driveway with chalk. Give children questions that they have to solve. They find the correct answer and rub it out with a water gun / hose pipe / watering can etc. 

Phonics and Reading

Reading everyday is essential to helping your child continue to make progress. 

PhonicsPlay is a brilliant website for practicing phonics. There are lots of games to play and while the schools are closed there are no subscription fees so you can access all their resources for free! Just login using these details: 

username: march20

password: home

There are also some fab e-books with resources and activities on Twinkl. They are also giving free subscriptions while the schools are shut. Just go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS. The link for their e-books and resources is here. 


Please see pdf which has 5 weeks worth of literacy activities. These have been designed for at home learning with a different literacy focus each day and all resources included. If you need any help, have any questions, want to share work or would like work marked then please send us an email.

Year 2 Workbook Week 1-5

Year 2 Workbook Week 6 - 8


Here are the latest SPAG activity mats (updated 22.5.20) with a variety of questions in order for the children to keep rehearsing the essential skills

SPAG Activity Mats