Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

Year 2


Mrs Fogg- Class Teacher

Miss Douglas - Teaching Assistant (pm)

Mrs Rennoldson - Teaching Assistant (am)






Below is a list of useful information:


Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Swimming is every Monday.

PE this term is on a Thu afternoon.

Please click the link below to see which topics will be studied next.          

Year 2 long term plan

Wednesday 18th June - Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Year 2 were excellent Shade ambassadors on our school trip.  We loved seeing all the animals and having a play on the Adventure Park.




Friday 7th June - Dancing

For the past 5 weeks, Year 2 have been learning a dance routine from Mrs Townend.  They have all loved being part of a routine and did an amazing job at learning a dance in such a short time.   Click the link below to have a look.

Year 2s dancing


Friday 5th April - Class Assembly

Year 2 were amazing in our class assembly, Material's Got Talent.  They all worked extrememly hard to learn their lines and have received excellent reviews from parents, children and staff.  Well done Year 2!



 Wednesday 6th March - Parents in School

Today Year 2 had to design and make something to keep Humpty Dumpty safe should he ever fall off the wall again.  Click the link below to see one groups attempt.


Humpty Dumpty attempt




 Tuesday 5th Match - Parents in School.

What a fantastic start to our STEM themed Parents in School week.  We had to make a new bridge for a train.  We are now looking forward to tomorrow where there will be another STEM activity to test our skills.





Monday 4th March - Materials around the house

Miss Hirst was very annoyed that Mr Pickering keeps buying the cheap blue paper towels.  She feels that it doesn't soak up any water at all.  Year 2 had lots of fun testing the different paper towels to see which one was most absorbent.  We then wrote a letter to Mr Pickering asking him to change it.  Hopefully he will.








Tuesday 12th February - Greater Manchester Fire Museum

Year 2 had a fantastic time at the museum.  We were able to impress the Fire Station staff with all our knowledge about the Great Fire of London.  We then went to have a look round at the different types of fire engines and we even got to try on some uniforms too!




Great Fire of London

Year 2 have thoroughly enjoyed our history topic.  We have done some amazing writing a two examples are shown below, please click the links to have a look.  We are now looking forward to finishing off the topic with a trip to Rochdale Fire Museum. 


Brahm's ideas about Primary sources


Laila's witness report


Monday 4th February 2019.

Year 2 went to the fire station to learn all about fire safety and equipment that the Fire Service use.  We even got to see what it would be like to put out a fire.










Thursday 10th January 2019 - Environment

As part of our Enrichment time, Year 2 have been looking at the environment and how to recycle.  We were set a holiday challenge to think of a way that we could reuse our milk bottles from school.  We have come up with some great ideas:  Bird feeder, toys, and pencil pots plus many more.




Christmas time in Year 2

We had a very busy but lots of fun end to the half term.  Year 2 did a fantastic job with they performance of "Santa's Setback."  We finished off the term with a Christmas Party where Father Christmas came to see us.  



Plant investigation

As part of our science learning, we are growing a sweet pea plant.  First we planted the seed in some soil.  Then we watered it and made sure it had plenty of sun.  After a few weeks the plant had grown so much that we had to put it in a new pot.  Luckily, Reception class came to our rescue and have allowed our sweet pea to live on their sky platform.





Tuesday 16th October 2018

In science we have been learning about the human life cycle and the changes that we go through in our lives.  To help us know more about toddlers, Shona's daddy and little brother came in to answer some questions.  




Thursday 4th October 2018 

 This morning Year 2 went to Todmorden sports centre to compete in a multiskills competition.  We are very proud to say we came second with only 10 points between us and first place.  We had a fantastic time.








Want to help your child at home?  Please click on any of the useful website links below.



Every child has their own password and username.  This website has lots of useful games and activities to help across the curriculum.



Times Table Rock Stars

As with Purplemash, your child will have their own login.



Good for maths games. Free to use and no login required 




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