In Year 2, your child will learn the 2, 5, and 10 multiplication tables and will solve more complex problems. Help at home with our activities and advice.
Blog posts for: Year 2
Children age 6–7 will continue to build up a range of reading skills. Find out what you can do at home to support your child’s reading development.
In Year 5, your child will be encouraged to read widely. Find out how to encourage them at home as they discover different types of language and writing.
The National Curriculum tests or SATs can seem like a daunting part of your child’s education but, if you know what to expect, they don’t need to be scary for you or your child!
Education expert James Clements runs through everything you need to keep your child’s reading skills developing during the school lockdown.
In Year 1, your child will solve problems using objects, diagrams, and symbols. Help your child learn at home with our activities, videos, and advice.
Find out how reading comprehension is taught throughout primary school, and take a look at our books, advice, and free activities to help at home.
In Year 2, your child will order numbers from 1 to 100, and will know the place value of two-digit numbers. Help at home with our activities and advice.
By the end of Year 2, pupils should know the number bonds to 20 and be precise in using place value. Leanr more about the curriculum in Year 2.
In Year 2, your child will learn about the measurement of length, height, weight, volume, time, and money, and they will start measuring temperature.
A guide to grammar and literacy terms used in schools, with definitions, how-to videos, and practice activities. From adverbials to conjunctions.
In Year 2, your child will learn to describe 2D and 3D shapes using accurate mathematical vocabulary. They will also learn to find 2D shapes in 3D shapes, to arrange shapes into patterns, and to talk about rotation.
A guide to grammar and literacy terms used in schools, with definitions, how-to videos, and practice activities. From modal verbs to pure sounds.
Education expert James Clements talks about how children who are already confident readers can get the most out of their reading.
Learning times tables can be fun! Help your child learn their times tables with our free top tips, videos, quizzes and worksheets.
What can we do to help our children to make progress over the term ahead? James Clements shares his tips to help boost skills and knowledge.
Have fun practising your maths skills with these games, activity sheets, and videos.
Building confidence in maths early on will pay back many times over. Get tips for developing your child’s mental arithmetic skills.
Science at primary school is practical and exciting. Children love the chance to learn through being totally hands-on and finding things out for themselves — the perfect way to understand the world around them.
In Year 2, your child will continue to learn about halves and quarters. They will also begin to think about how to make and recognise thirds.
Get involved with National Numeracy Day 2021 and help your child’s confidence grow, with our top tips and free maths activities.
Keeping your child’s screen time manageable can be tricky, especially at the moment. Education expert James Clements gives us his top tips.
One of the most valuable skills we can give our children is the ability to communicate well. Read top tips on how to develop communication skills.
Education expert James Clements talks about the lessons we can learn from teachers about helping your child to learn at home.
In Year 2, your child will learn to draw simple charts and graphs. They will be able to sort categories by their quantities and will be able to compare sets of data.
Flummoxed by fractions? Dismayed by decimals? Perplexed by percentages? Get tips for exploring these tricky concepts at home.
Find out what your child will learn in Year 2, what to expect in their end of year tests, and how you can support their learning at home.
James Clements shares his advice on how we can work together with teachers to help our children be happy and confident at school, and gives his tips on getting the most out of parents’ evening.
Children’s author Anne Booth, creator of the Lucy series, discusses how reading builds up emotional literacy, empathy, and relationship skills.
Education expert and writer James Clements explains what your child would be learning at school, and how we can use (or not use) the curriculum at home.
Money isn’t everything, but being ‘good with money’ is undoubtedly a useful life skill. Read Fiona Lazenby’s top tips for practising using money with your child.
Win two Read with Oxford comics, full of fun characters and engaging storylines – from sneaking past ticklish octopuses to getting cuddly bumbles home for tea.
Learning to tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks is still an important skill, but it’s something that children can find tricky to master. Louise Pennington shares ideas to support your child’s growing understanding of time.
Education expert and writer James Clements talks about the importance of reading to your child to boost their educational success in all sorts of ways.
Practise handwriting by writing a thank you letter to someone who has helped you during lockdown – like a teacher, a family member, or a healthcare worker.
Maths teacher and education expert Louise Pennington shares her favourite activities and games to help your child learn their times tables.
Maths expert Louise Pennington shares her advice for developing your child’s maths skills during school closures by exploring maths in the real world.
Educational expert and writer James Clements gives his 3 top tips of how to get started with teaching your child at home.
Education expert and writer James Clements suggests 6 practical things you get get ready over the weekend for next week’s learning at home.
Education expert James Clements shares his ideas for keeping the children busy – in a constructive way – when you need to be getting on with something.
Maths expert Andrew Jeffrey shares five easy-to-implement strategies that can make a positive difference to our children’s maths learning at home.
Tackle common reading problems with our expert advice on supporting struggling readers, engaging reluctant readers, and encouraging boys to pick up a book.
Mathemagician Andrew Jeffrey suggests ways you can support your child’s maths development at home without needing to be an expert.
Our maths activity books are fully aligned to the curriculum for Year 2 (age 6–7), and have been designed to make learning fun. Topics covered include fractions, shapes and data handling.
Answers to the Oxford First Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary activity sheets.
Practise using the correct punctuation marks in sentences (full stops, question marks, and exclamation marks).
Don’t have Numicon shapes at home? Download, print, and cut out these free Numicon shapes.
A set of 10 Numicon Shapes to practise maths at home. The tactile, multi-sensory approach helps your child build their mathematical fluency, reasoning, and problem-solving.
Have fun in the sun with Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur. Join Winnie as she digs for treasure, and find out what happens when Wilbur goes missing.
Two mischievous stories about Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, getting into all sorts of trouble! A spell lands Winnie in double trouble, and Winnie tries out babysitting.
Brave the cold with Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, in two wintry stories. Join Winnie as she meets the abominable snowman and does her best to find some hot chocolate!
Two hilarious stories about Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, taking on two special jobs at school. Winnie runs the after-school club and gets a job as the school cook.
Two fun-packed stories about Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur. Join Winnie as she stars in the pantomine and when she really brings stories to life at school!
Practise your times tables knowledge with this quick quiz. Answer 10 questions about the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Practise your times tables knowledge with this quick quiz. Answer 15 questions about the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Practise your times tables knowledge with this quick quiz. Answer 25 questions about the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Two funny stories about Winnie, the world’s wackiest witch, and her cat Wilbur, on an unexpected holiday adventure. Join Winnie on a mystery tour and a birthday fishing trip.
Four activity sheets to practise counting to 10, measuring, shapes, and time.
Four activity sheets to practise your 3, 4, 7, and 8 times tables.
Four activity sheets to practise spelling vowel sounds, ‘ck’ and ‘k’ words, and ‘ow’ words.
Read ‘Gran’s Van’ and ‘Tom the Tiger’.
Four activity sheets to practise the alphabet, consonants, syllables, and ‘-er’ endings.
Four activity sheets to practise writing with joined up letters and words.
Complete the number statements.
Four activity sheets to help you learn vocabulary around numbers and going on holiday.
Four activity sheets to practise vowels, making sentences, blending, and comprehension.
Answers to the Oxford First Illustrated Maths Dictionary activity sheets.
Four activity sheets to practise writing letters.
Change one word into another by changing one letter at a time.
Year 2 | Age 6–7. Write letters and words, focusing on the correct height and size of letters.
Year 2 | Age 6–7. Trace and write a pattern, letters and words, practising the diagonal join.
Answers to the activity sheets from Nelson Grammar.
Year 2 | Age 6–7. Find out how conjunctions join words together.
Answers to the Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary activity sheets.
Answers to the Oxford First Illustrated Science Dictionary activity sheets.
Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence. Play I Spy with Tara, use clues to complete the crosswords and finish the story of Jack and the Giants!
Join the Songbirds characters in these exciting phonics activities, ideal for children who are growing in reading confidence. Help the pirates to fill their treasure chests, complete the toy box puzzle and find the right tail stickers for the animals!
This Stories and Activities book contains two Biff, Chip and Kipper stories in an appealing comic-strip format, along with fun activities that will help your child to practise reading skills at home. Read an old-fashioned story with Chip and find out what happens when Gran takes her rare teddy bears to the toy fair!
This Stories and Activities book contains two Biff, Chip and Kipper stories in an appealing comic-strip format, along with fun activities that will help your child to practise sounds, letters and early reading skills at home. Go on a sandy adventure to Gran’s beach hut and find out what happens when the children go on a march to save Pudding Wood!
Year 2 | Age 6–7. Trace and write a pattern, letters and words, practising joining to the top.
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