Autumn (term 2) homework – Year 2

Homework will be posted on the blog every half term showing you the day it will be discussed with the children. Each task will relate to an objective covered during the week.

Please encourage children to form letters and numbers correctly especially starting positions for each letter and number. In class we have talked about correct writing positions and how to hold our pencils.

In addition to this there will be a mental maths challenge each week.


Friday 3rd November 2017: Practise writing these words; oh, looked, Mrs, called, Mr, people, their, could, asked, putting them into a sentence when you feel confident. A good method to use is ‘look, say, cover, write, check’.

Mental maths challenge: Rounding to the nearest ten – 2/3 digit numbers


Friday 10th November 2017: We have started to find out about Grace Darling using photographs and objects. Using the internet or non-fiction books what else can you find out? Create a fact file of all the interesting information you find.

Mental maths challenge: Ten times table


Friday 17th November 2017: In maths we have been looking at using repeated addition and arrays to multiply. However other possible methods can include drawings of objects or Numicon.

Using what you have been taught and feel comfortable with solve multiplication calculations relating to the 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables.

Mental maths challenge: Number bonds to 10/20 i.e. 8 + 2 = 10, 20 = 15 + 5


Friday 24th November 2017: We will be writing a newspaper report all about Grace Darling. Here is some interesting vocabulary that could be used in your newspaper report: dangerous, heroic, courageous, treacherous, turbulent, panicked, anxious, disorientated

Put these words in alphabetical order and write a definition for each word. Ext: put these words into your own sentences.

If you have access to one feel free to complete this task on a computer.

Mental maths challenge: Five times table


Friday 1st December 2017: In maths we have been looking at the value of coins and how to use coins to make an amount in different ways. Choose one of the following amounts: 38p   74p   £1.62

Using coins that can be found in a purse explore how many different ways you can make that amount.

Mental maths challenge: Two times tables


Please bring the homework books back on the week beginning of the 4th December 2017 to be marked.


Thank you