Year 2 Homework

22 June 2018

Posted on Friday 22 June 2018 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is practice makes perfect.

I can write and present a shape poem.

In English lessons this week, we’ve written shape poems. For this homework, children should write and present their own poem. Here are some examples of shape poems:

Posted on Sunday 17 June 2018 by Mr Wilks

This week the homework is talk time.

I see things from other people’s point of view.

Showing empathy is a really important skill. Children should appreciate that people don’t always have the same opinions and views.


08 June 2018

Posted on Friday 08 June 2018 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is talk time.

I can reflect on my learning.

The photographs in this post show relate to some of the learning that has happened in class this week. Talk to your child about the photos and what they’ve learnt this week.

Remember to make some notes about it in the homework books.

18 May 2018

Posted on Thursday 17 May 2018 by Mrs Taylor

Our whole school homework this week is creative and should be returned to class by Thursday 24 May.

I am aware of my route to school.

Next week is Walk to School week.  To promote this and to encourage families to leave the car at home and explore their local area on foot, we are looking to produce a new, fun and exciting map of the routes our children take to school.  This will be produced in association with Dom Jacques, a parent who is a keen supporter of active travel, and Living Streets.
We hope the end product will be an official map available on our website – a great resource to inspire more families to use active travel for their everyday journeys to school and for children to increase awareness of their surroundings.  Over time, new features can be added such as the new local park.
At this initial stage, we would like children to look out for/draw/photograph some of the following features from their route to school to contribute to this map.
  • Points of interest – houses, buildings, gardens, street furniture, historical landmarks, street names and local amenities such as your favourite shops, doctors and cafes.
  • Nature – what trees, flowers, animals or birds do you see?
  • Points of improvement – spot things that make the walk unpleasant.  This may include obstacles on the routes (pavements blocked with cars & bins), litter (where are the bins and whether littering is a problem) and difficult crossings (is there anywhere where it feels unsafe to cross?).
  • Potential new features – what would you like to see on your route?

Children are invited, but not required, to use the initial version of the map below and add details of any of the above features in a creative way.

11 May 2018

Posted on Friday 11 May 2018 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is talk time and is due in by Thursday 17 May.

I know different strategies which help me or other people to calm down.

Talk to people at home about the strategies that you and they find useful and the warning signs which tell you that you are not feeling calm.

04 May 2018

Posted on Friday 04 May 2018 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is creative.

Who is your hero?

In class, we’ve learnt about some inspirational people who are or were heroes. In this homework, we’d like you to tell us about someone who is a hero to you. It could be a member of your family, a friend, someone locally, nationally or internationally.

27 April 2018

Posted on Friday 27 April 2018 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is talk time:

I can find out about the past by talking to an older person.

People are an invaluable evidence source when learning about the past. For this homework, children should talk to parents, grandparents and possibly great-grandparents to find out about aspects of their life as children: school, toys, food, transport, houses, etc.

20 April 2018

Posted on Saturday 21 April 2018 by Mr Wilks

The homework this week is creative and is due in on Thursday 26 April.

I can show what I know about measures.

In maths lessons, we’re beginning to learn about measurement: length/height/distance, weight/mass, capacity/volume and temperature.

In this homework, children can show us what they know about one of or some of these types of measurement. You could…

  • show off your measuring skills when cooking
  • investigate the capacity of different containers around the house
  • compare the height of different members of the family
  • investigate the differences in temperature across a number of days or across a number of places
  • or anything else to do with measurements!

23 March 2018

Posted on Thursday 22 March 2018 by Mrs Taylor

This week the homework is creative and is due Thursday 29 March:

I can recognise my talents.

It’s important to recognise that we’re all good at something and this homework is a great opportunity for your child to show their friends, teachers and peers what they are talented at in a creative way.  We’ll be celebrating these talents in our Living and Learning lessons.

This homework could be presented in different ways:

  • a poem
  • a video of their talent
  • a piece of art
  • a song
  • a poster

Any other creative way, that shows and recognises their talent, could be chosen. 

16 March 2018

Posted on Saturday 17 March 2018 by Mr Wilks

As part of the curriculum in Year 2, children have to be able to recite poems from memory. This week, the children have a poem by Alan Ahlberg in their books which they should learn. Children can learn the whole poem or choose one of the coloured sections to learn.

Please Mrs Butler

By Alan Ahlberg

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps copying my work, Miss.
What shall I do?

Go and sit in the hall, dear.
Go and sit in the sink.
Take your books on the roof, my lamb.
Do whatever you think.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps taking my rubber, Miss.
What shall I do?

Keep it in your hand, dear.
Hide it up your vest.
Swallow it if you like, my love.
Do what you think is best.

Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Keeps calling me rude names, miss.
What shall I do?

Lock yourself in the cupboard, dear.
Run away to sea.
Do whatever you can, my flower.
But don’t ask me.