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Year 2 Homework Expectations


Your child should bring their reading wallet, reading diary and reading books into school every day. It is expected that your child be heard read at least 3 times a week and a comment logged in their diary. Reading diaries will be monitored each day in school. When your child is heard read in school, we will record a comment.  Books will be collected in on a Wednesday and changed. If their reading diary does not show that they have read one or any of the books, the book or books will not be changed.



Your child will bring their Homework folder home each Thursday. This will contain their spellings and a piece of Maths homework. Homework folders should then be handed in the following Wednesday.

  • Spellings

Your child will receive up to 6 spellings each week on a ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ sheet. If you are confident your child knows the spelling of a word, please ask them to write the word in a sentence (remembering their punctuation of course), on the back of the sheet.

  • Maths

One piece of maths homework will come home each week. This will include a range of activities to practise mental maths skills. There will be some recording on the sheet but also oral maths. It is really important for your child to become fluent in number facts. In year 2, the key number facts are:

  • recite number bonds to 10 and 20

  • know doubles and halves of numbers to 20

  • be able to count forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s.

  • identify the tens digit or ones digit in a 2 digit number


At the beginning of every half term, the children will have 5 activities to choose from based around our curriculum theme. This is usually due back into school during the last week of term (the date will be in the homework folders).


More details about the school’s homework policy can be found on the school website.