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Year 2 Maths Homework

For many parents, homework is the only picture they get of what their child does at school. For this reason, Hamilton have put a great deal of effort into writing suitable, fun and home-friendly activities for children and parents to share together. Children will benefit and so will parents and teachers!

The activities rehearse core numeracy skills that you may wish children to practise or keep on the boil. Read our maths homework blog for more advice about using them.

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Accurate scientific timing

Use understanding of time and units of time in a scientific experiment. Write digital times and calculate times taken for ice to melt under different conditions.

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Book page guess

Practise estimating skills. Find the difference between numbers by counting on from a smaller to a larger number in a book page guessing game.

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Counter count up

Play a simple number grid game to practise adding skills.

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Double my money

Practise doubling and halving numbers by playing a coin guessing game.

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Even amounts

Add small numbers together in a simple game with coins. Note how to tell an odd from an even number.

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Folded paper holes

Explore the properties of simple shapes by cutting holes created using two straight lines in a folded piece of paper. Is it possible to cut a triangular hole?

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Mobile phone keypads

Use arithmetic skills to complete calculations and make up their own using numbers on a mobile phone keypad.

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Naughty nineteen

Practise adding small numbers to larger numbers. Think logically to win a game of addition.

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Tall and thin or short and fat

Explore capacities by making tall thin or short fat paper cylinders and filling them with dried pasta. Which holds the most or do they hold the same amount?

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Time measures

Make a list of units of time. Find and list items from around their homes that measure time.

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When I'm twenty-one

Familiarise themselves with year dates by counting on to and writing down the years in which they will be 10, 18, 21 and so on!

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Which square do I colour

Practise giving clear positional instructions to a partner to colour squares on a simple grid. Understand and use terms such as 'columns' and 'rows' and ordinal numbers.