Garrick Green

Infant School

Year 1 & 2 Summer Home Learning Ideas

Use these ideas along with resources in the home learning packs which were sent home in the last lockdown if you have to stay home.



Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 up to 100

Use coins to practice counting. Use a 100 square to see the patterns.

Use Topmarks Daily 10 for timetables.

If you are confident with counting in 2s, 5s and 10s have a go at counting in multiples of 3! Use a 100 square to skip count and record your answers.


Create arrays using practical objects and then write as many multiplication and division number sentences as you can for each one



Get used to telling the time to o’clock and half past. Talk about the time you do things, make a clock. 


If you are confident at this then take away the hour hand and learn how to tell the time to quarter past and quarter to. You could always move on to five minute intervals but remove the hour hand first. Then when children are confident with the minutes introduce the hour hand.



Be confident with recalling number bonds to 10 and then 20 and using this to solve missing number calculations. For example:

14 + ? = 20

20 - ? = 13


Do some addition and subtraction number sentences and find the answers either by using a number line, using practical objects for 10s and 1s or by drawing 10s and 1s.

Start with adding and subtracting a 1 digit number to 1 2 digit number and then move on to adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers.


Use fact families to writing addition and subtraction number sentences.

For example:

12 + 5 = 17

5 + 12 = 17

17 – 5 = 12

17 – 12 = 5


Learn how to read number words and write them. Match numbers to written words using pairs games.





Plan and write a story about Florence Nightingale, the famous British nurse. 

Remember to think of a beginning, middle and end.

Draw pictures and write words and phrases in your plan.

Then write it remembering to use exciting adjectives and conjunctions.

You could record yourself reading it or acting it out.

Create some illustrations to go with your story.


Quickly recognise and read year 1 and then 2 tricky words (these can be found in the reading journals)

Write sentences which include year 2 tricky words


Create a nonsense story with the people in your family. Everyone takes a turn and ends their turn with and then…

For example:

One sunny day I went to the shop and then….

(The next person carries on)


You can do this verbally and then have a go at writing it down and folding the paper over and revealing the full story at the end.


Learn how to use a dictionary. Write some sentences and then check a couple of your spellings using the dictionary to see if they are correct.


Write a letter to a friend to the class or a family member you haven’t seen for a while. Can you remember all of the  features?

Tell them what you have been up to. What you are looking forward to. Remember to include how you feel.


Create a rhyming poem. Remember that the rhyme comes at the end of each line.  It could be a poem about your favourite things, the weather or your family.

Before you start write a list of words you would like to include and words which rhyme with them.



Practise your handwriting. Write simple sentences with a focus on forming letters clearly and correctly.


Choose an object and write a sentence about it using adjectives and/or simile.


You could then have a go at using adjectives and similes in your poems and stories.