Year 2 - Home Learning Autumn Term

Using sweets/pasta or other suitable equipment:

Estimate how many there is in a pot or jar. Group them in different amounts to count them e.g. 2s, 5s, 10s

32 – 10 = ………

How many different calculations can you make to balance this one?

Learn your 2x, 5x and 10x tables and the related division facts

e.g. 2 x 5 = 10 so 10 ÷ 5 = 2

Look at as many bottles as possible in the kitchen and bathroom. List down the different capacities (litres, ml etc) and order the bottles from smallest to largest. Take a photo or draw them.

How could you split up (partition) 20 in different ways? You could use sticks or stones to help you represent the numbers.

Can you find doubles and halves of numbers up to 20?



Paint a dragon using as much detail as you can. How many different items of media can you use to create it? (e.g. collage, chalk, paint)


Find different materials in your house. Are they natural or man-made? Why have these materials been used? E.g. glass for windows, wood for furniture, plastic for window frames, tiles for roofs, bricks for walls etc. Can these materials be used for different things?

Draw a picture of the outside of your house and label the different materials that have been used to build it.

Look at your family and sort them into different groupings e.g. hair colour, eye colour, height order, male/female, hand size, foot size etc

Plant and grow some bulbs. Watch how they grow and make a book/diary about them.


Find out the main parts of a castle and what they were used for. i.e. turrets, drawbridge, portcullis.

Design your own castle showing the different parts and describe why you have chosen to include them.

Suggested Reading

Click on the link and download a check list.


Where were castles built and why? If you had to build a castle around Goring, where would you put it and why?


Design and make a 3D castle.

Design and make a wind-up toy of your choice.