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Year 2 Classes Home Learning - Menu 3

Year 2 Classes Home Learning - Menu 3

Year 2 Home Learning Menu 3

We have decided to take a Science theme for this block of learning, there are lots of activities based on light, colour and shadows. We hope you enjoy these activities.

Take a look at the learning ideas menu below.

Pick one at a time that you and your child would like to work on.

Take your time to explore this idea and develop it into a mini project with your child. We look forward to

seeing your work – remember to tweet your photos using @romillypsyear2



Create shadow puppets of your favourite story character using card or your hands. Use your puppet to re-tell the story to an audience. The Lego website has a great ‘how to’ video on how to create your own shadow puppets scenes. Here is the link



Read the story of ‘The Rainbow Fish’. If you don’t have a copy follow this link to hear it on You Tube.



Twinkl have temporarily made their website free for teachers and parent to access resources.  They have a range of activities including maths worksheets, reading comprehensions and creative tasks. You will need to create a parent account and use this offer code to gain access.

To sign-up please use the link -

 Sign-up using the offer code - UKTWINKLHELPS



To remember the order of the colours of the rainbow, create your own version of this mnemonic (Richard, Of, York, Gave, Battle, In, Vain.)

There is myth about finding a pot of gold at the end of any rainbow. What do you think you could find at the end of a rainbow? Can you complete this sentence:

I followed the curve of the rainbow taking me past houses and through the leafy forest, until there before me, I saw......


Light comes from lots of different sources. Can you look around your home, inside and outside, and find things that give off light. For an extra challenge see if you can sort them into natural and man-made objects.

Here is a BBC Bitesize video introducing light sources

Make a colour spinner using card and string. Watch how the colours change as it spins, can you describe what happens? Use this You Tube clip to help.


Did you know shadows can be used to tell the time? Draw around your shadow in the same spot every hour throughout the day and watch as it changes. Can you describe what has happened?

Can you show your grown up how we learnt to tell the time at o’clock and half past? See if you can learn quarter past and quarter to as well.

Repeating patterns – use counters, buttons, play figures, anything you have around the home to make the most colourful and complex repeating pattern.



On your daily walk collect natural objects. When you get home see what pictures you can make. You can research the artist Andy Goldsworthy for inspiration. How many different colours can you put into your creations? Remember it is illegal to take pebbles from a beach so please don’t do this!





Practise your typing skills and type up the facts you have learned about electricity, light, shadows or Thomas Edison. This could be simple list, or you could get creative and make a PowerPoint.

Learn about simple circuits and then complete these circuits.Use internet explorer for this rather than google chrome.


Take a mindfulness walk. Take notice of your surroundings. Can you see something of every colour? Choose one colour, how many shades of that colour can you see?


The World

Rangoli is an art form, originating in the Indian subcontinent, in which patterns are created on the floor or the ground using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals. It is usually made during Hindu festivals in the Indian subcontinent. Research this tradition and make your own Rangoli art work. Please be mindful of food shortages though and maybe draw and colour your designs rather than use precious food like rice and flour. 



Once you have looked at the ‘switched on kids’ website (knowledge section of this grid), think about how you can save electricity in your house. What can you do to spread the word to others in your family and beyond?



Allocate different parts of the room or garden a different colour e.g fence – blue, back door – green etc. Roll 2 dice. The first dice rolled is to see which colour you are moving to. The second is to see how you must move in order to get there.

1 – blue, 2 – green, 3 – red, 4 – purple, 5 – yellow, 6 – orange.

1 – crawl, 2 – hop, 3 – slither, 4 – jump, 5 – star jump, 6 – walk backwards. (You can make up your own colours/movements



See what you can find out about the inventor of the lightbulb, Thomas Edison.  Write a list of facts or a biography about this famous inventor.



Learn all about electricity and how to use it safely. Click on this website and try out the interactive features to help you learn. You could take the amazing electrical quiz or learn about what uses the most electricity in your house.



Use your knowledge of colours in Welsh to practise or learn ‘I can sing a rainbow’ in Welsh.



Talk about feelings with your family. Write down some emotions or use some of these: sad, bored, disappointed, upset, rejected, devastated, apprehensive happy, focused, calm, curious, thoughtful, sympathetic, energised, restless, worried, excited, surprised, fearful, embarrassed, spiteful, love, angry, enraged, infuriated, jealous, disgusted, anxious, humiliated, shocked, overjoyed, delighted.

Now take turns to pick an emotion and say which colour they think of when they feel that emotion e.g. ‘When I feel happy I feel yellow.’

Discuss whether everyone puts the same colour to each emotion.


Life skill

How many of these life skills can you complete this month? Tweet us pictures of you completing them. For a clearer picture Google ‘30 day life skills challenge’