Year 2 - Home Learning Summer Term

Maths Challenge

Find out how many legs different creatures have.

  1. If there are 50 wellie boots, how could these be shared among different creatures so that there are none left over?
  2. Measure 8 different objects in your house to the nearest cm.


List as many minibeasts as you can. Sort them into different groups e.g. number of legs, wings/no wings etc…

Go on a bug hunt in your garden. Make a tally chart of the number of different bugs you find.

Find out what different mini beasts eats and which animals eat the different mini beasts to create a food chain.

Use the computer to find out where minibeasts like to live, then design a home for them.

Plant some seeds and watch them grow. Keep a diary of what happens. Remember to look after them or they will die!

Grow some sunflowers and measure how tall they get each week!

Name as many plants as you can in your garden. Draw them and label the different parts.

Find out about the lifecycle of a minibeast. Show what you have found out by making models out of plasticine or clay, drawing, painting or in any other imaginative way!


Make a brochure about Goring, revising all you found out in Year 1 ready to compare it with Arundel later in the term.

Suggested Reading

Click on the link and download a check list.


Think about using adjectives, adverbs, apostrophes, conjunctions, words with suffixes, sentence types and correct punctuation - 

  1. Invent a mini beast, using your imagination. Describe him in detail.
  2. Choose a mini beast to research. Make a fact file and include information like: size, diet and habitat.



Paint a picture of a flower in your garden. Include as much detail as you can.

Design your own Wild Thing. What features would it have? Horns, tail, teeth, fur, feathers, beak etc.

Make a collage of as many minibeasts as you can, using different papers and materials.