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Haydon Abbey School and Pre-School

We plant the seeds and help them grow

Year 2

Year 2 Homework to be completed by Oct Half Term

Family Challenge

Theme (History and Geography)


This year, we are going to have a big focus on how we can make Haydon Abbey greener. Our planet is precious and we all need to work together to take care of it!

Can you and your child look into what you can do at home to be greener? Perhaps you could challenge yourselves to cut back on single use plastic or make an effort to recycle more. You could make a poster telling people how to be greener at home, or simply update us with what you are doing!

We look forward to hearing all about your efforts!


This half term, we will be learning all about our two longest serving monarchs, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.


Of course, many other weird and wonderful monarchs have contributed to ‘Building Britain’, over the centuries. Can you research one of these monarchs together and create a fact file on them? We would love to showcase these in our classrooms. When did they rule? What did they do for Britain?

In English, we are looking at the story ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ by Nicholas Allen.


In this story, the Queen has a different pair of knickers for many different state occasions; including ones with an inflatable boat in, for those sea journeys!


If you could invent a piece of clothing that did something wonderful and wacky, what would it be? How would it work? When would you wear it and why?

You can present your invention in any way you would like!




In our classes, we will be putting together a ‘Class Charter’. We will discuss what we have the right to do and feel at school and what we can do to ensure this.


What does this statement mean to your child? “We all have a right to education and to finish primary school.”


What would not having an education mean for them?

This half term we will be starting the year by revisiting ‘Number’. We will be starting our ‘Multiplication Marathon’ each week, so will have a big focus on times tables. Please join in with these fabulous songs and dances to help your child with their tables:


Here are some number bond games that your child can play at home:

Number bonds to 10:

Number bonds to 20:

This term, we will be re-visiting the topic of ‘Materials’.


The story of ‘The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig’ is a funny spin on a favourite fairy tale. Watch it here:


Can your child build three houses for either the Three Little Pigs or the Three Little Wolves using some materials of their choosing? What properties does a successful house’s materials need to have? It needs to withstand huffing and puffing!