How to help your Year Two child

Reading at home with an adult is an important part of a child's development. Please read with your child at home - for advice click here.

The activities we have suggested below have been specifically designed for parents and children to share together, rather than being a solitary task that the child might just as well be doing in class – or on the moon!

If these activities are to really help your child and fully advance their learning, then they need to draw upon the situation and resources of the home. This means that school-learning is transferred to real-life contexts.

Please participate in their homework by following this simple advice:

• Do pick a good time to do the activities – preferably not in a rush, and NOT when their favourite TV programme is on.

• Allow your child to take the lead, only assisting if they are unsure or need something read out or explained.

• Read the notes on the sheet – often the activity is focussed on one specific skill and other skills are less important, and do not need to be fussed over!

• Be positive! Praise is much more effective as a stimulus to hard work and good learning than criticism.

Thank you for helping your child. You and we will see the benefits.

Maths activities

Bingo for learning

Christmas Maths

Clock Timer

Coin count up

Evens and Odds

Keep Fit Maths

Make a Game

Mugs or Cartons

Remember Remember

Rocket Takeaway

Scaled Down Families

Telephone Keypad

Literacy activities

A Very Bad Day

Address Labels

Brilliant Books


Doing it at home

Don't Forget

Imagine That

Learning Letters

Party Time

Rhyming Countdown

Santa's Helper

Word Stairs

Worst Witch