Year 2 – Walnut Class

Welcome to the year 2 class page.The year 2 teacher is Mrs Deppe who is supported by Mrs Basu.

Home learning

As you know, this half term the children have been learning all about The Great Fire of London. On the home learning grid below, I have tried to include lots of cross curricular activities to continue our topic. Please feel free to also look at the topic web below this section to see if there is anything else you could cover.

As the school is closed, I would still like you to maintain a level of education whilst at home and structure is really important. Below is the ‘year 2 home learning grid’ with a range of activities for them to do over the weeks we are closed. Some will require more support from you and others may be ones they can do independently, with you supporting them afterwards. With writing tasks, it is useful for you to encourage the children to proof read if possible (checking their punctuation, spelling, capital letters and that their sentences make sense). They are used to doing this in class.

Some activities can be done over a couple of days, some can be revisited, and others others will be stand alone.

Some of the activities on the grid say to see template on the class page. These are all located below the year 2 home learning grid.

I will be updating the page with more resources and activities (including year 2 spelling activities – word searches, crosswords).

In addition to the grid, I have updated the ‘useful links’ section with lots of websites, workbooks and ideas so please have a look at those.

I have included some past SATs papers on the links. Although SATs will no be going ahead this year, the booklets are very useful to work through to practise questions related to the year 2 maths curriculum and comprehension questions.

Don’t forget, I will still be on hand to answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to email me.

Daily learning should include:

  • Reading to an adult for 10 minutes with questioning or an activity from the grid that involves reading
  • Activities from the grid Year 2 home learning grid
  • Spellings – I will update you on the spellings and activities each week – it will be a word search or something along those lines, just so they are familiar with the words/rules we would have covered or there is the tricky words task on the grid of course.

Each week:

Continue to do the homework from the grid (if you haven’t got the learning log with the grid, you can find it below in the Spring 2 section).

Please click on the link for the year 2 home learning grid: Year 2 home learning grid

Links related to the grid:

Comparing Books Venn Diagram Template

SPaG Mat 4 SPaG Mat 6 SPaG Mat 3 SPaG Mat 5 SPaG Mat 2 SPaG Mat 1

Snakes and Ladders with 2, 3 and 5 Times Tables Board Game

Bend, stretch, squash and squeeze science template

How to make a chassis

Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words

SATs Papers:

Past maths papers

Past Reading Papers

See the side bar for extra links and resources that you may find useful.

Vlad and The Great Fire of London story


W/B 23rd March:

Adding the suffixes -ed, -ing, -er, -est and -y to words ending in e (with a consonant before)

See Video and scroll to Rule 3 for our rule: Adding Suffixes Rules

I’ve created a couple of activities to do with these spellings: Adding the suffixes ed ing er est and y to root word ending in e with a consonant before

A useful link about suffixes from year 1-year 6 (FYI) – Suffixes Information for parents

Our Spring 2 topic is: Fire! Fire!

Please click the link for our topic web:Fire! Fire! Topic Web 2020

Topics can evolve differently to what is on the topic web if children have a particular interest in a certain area linked. We aim to link all areas of our learning to our topic.

Homework Grid for this term: Fire! Fire! – Spring 2 Homework Grid

Spring Term Master Timetable if you wanted to follow a similar structure at home:Year 2 Spring Term Master Timetable

Extra Useful Links (School Closure)


Daily PE sessions – with Joe Wicks (Monday – Friday 9am!)

Cosmic Kids Yoga – Our usual start on a Monday morning. Great child friendly yoga sessions


Free home-education resources – Lots of links on this website that relate to lots of different areas of the curriculum.

Collins SATs Workbooks

Twinkl resources – This guide will show you how to access Twinkl for free

PlanBee Online Learning Sessions

Year 2 Practical Ideas

English (including reading, writing, SPaG):

Audio Books – Audible is free and has lots of books for the children to listen to

Phonics Play Games There are some free games for each phase you can play at home.

More phonics games

Spelling and grammar games Games linked to the KS1 spelling and grammar curriculum.

English Games There are some great games for spelling, punctuation, reading and writing in the 5-7 year old tab and some suitable games in the 7-11 tab as well.

More English games

Maths and English games linked to the curriculum

Classroom Secrets SPaG and Reading Pack


Bubbles Multiples – A very popular maths game linked to learning multiples of numbers

Maths and English games linked to the curriculum

Times Tables Games In year 2 we are learning our 2x 5x and 10x tables

Classroom Secrets Maths Pack


Whizz Pop Bang Science Experiments


Hour of Code – coding activities

Online safety at home for ages 5-7

Other links for your information:

Year 2 Spelling Curriculum Overview An overview of all the spelling rules we will be covering this year.

Year 2 suggested reading list – A great website with lots of fabulous books suitable for year 2. If you are looking for inspiration, have a look on here.