Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

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Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

We hope you are well.  We’ve really enjoyed seeing some of your work on Twitter and in the Facebook groups and can see that there are pieces that you are particularly proud of.  In response, we have opened class email addresses where you can occasionally send individual pieces of more detailed work that your child is desperate to show their teacher!
Do still keep tweeting and sharing on Facebook – this is just for that extra-special WOW work.
Your child’s class email is
Stay safe.  We miss you all
From all of us at Shade


Year 2



Mrs Fogg

Mrs Fogg - Classteacher

Mrs Rennoldson

Mrs Rennoldson - Teaching Assistant (am)

Ms Douglas

Ms Douglas - Teaching Assistant (pm)

Year Two Home Learning Plans


Below are the weekly Home Learning Guides for Year 2 for Summer Term.

Click the date to open.

There are links to resources within the document that will help you.


Week One: Monday 20th April 2020

Phonics Bug Club

(login details have been texted home)

Week Two: Monday 27th April 2020

You will need to follow this link for the Science Living, Dead, Never Alive worksheet

And, here is the link to Espresso for "ly" spellings (Login details were texted home 27.04.20)

extra 2x table practice.pdf

extra 5 x table practice.pdf  

extra 10 x table practice.pdf

Week Three: Monday 4th May 2020

Maths PDF Activity Sheets: MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday

Answer PDFs: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Animation about swallow migration   

Animal migration powerpoint.ppt

African map to show swallow migration

Map of Europe to show swallow migration

Fact file writing plan - Only use this if you want an idea of how to lay out you work.

Link to spellings look,cover, write, check sheet

link to spelling game website


Week Four: Monday 11th May 2020

 Maths PDF Activity sheets: MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday

Answer PDFs: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Presentation on using commas in a list

Using commas in a list worksheet

Presentation about National Parks and Wildlife

Design your own National Park activitiy

Why am I an amazing person.

 Look,say, cover, write and check spellings

"tion" wordsearch

Espresso link for spelling game.


Week Five: Monday 18th May 2020

Maths PDFs: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Answer PDFs: Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

The Robot and the Bluebird activities


If you manage to follow the above learning plans each week - that is great and you and your child are doing really well.  If you need to ask questions about your child's learning, contact school at and someone will get back to you.

We have closed, private class Facebook pages too.  They are a great place to share your at home learning and just keep in touch with your school community whilst we can't all be together.  Ours is Shade Leavers 2024 - drop in and get involved.

Don't forget the class Twitter page - scroll down to the bottom of this page to see the feed and find the link.



Have you made any plans for VE Day?

We would love to know what you get up to at home for VE Day.

I'm going to be dressing up in red, white and blue. Decorating some bunting to hang outside my house and having an afternoon tea with Mr Fogg. 


You might make bunting, draw pictures, bake buns, wear something to commemorate the day, watch some of the celebrations on TV, have a picnic......
Whatever it is, please send us a picture of yourself - you can post it on our class Facebook group, tweet it and tag us (@Shadeyear21) or email it to (use Year 2 VE Day as your email subject).


Whatever you choose - have a lovely week-end

Mrs Fogg x


Here are two child friendly online books to help you explain and talk about the Corona Virus.

Corona Virus - A Book for Children           A Picture Story for Corona

If your family have the time and desire further learning opportunities, the following online sites are packed with ideas.  They can be a bit overwhelming - just dip in and grab anything that takes your fancy!

Our TOP recommendations are: - PLEASE encourage children to work on their time tables. They are crucial in the maths curriculum (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can). - There are countless games and activities linked to all parts of the curriculum on here (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can). We have student access to Discovery Education's Espresso site... there are lots of themed activities, fact files, online games and printable activities for students from Nursery to Year 6.  Our school pupil log in was texted home on 27/04/20. - The BBC have added lots of content over Easter to support Home Learning. - Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.  The online classroom offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. There will be new lessons and resources each week.

Letters and sounds DfE - If you feel your child needs extra support with their phonics then this website may be useful to you

Here are some further links you could explore: - These are FANTASTIC home learning packs. They are split into weeks and have lots of maths/reading/writing activities and open ended projects for Year 6 to get their teeth stuck into. - There are a range of home learning packs for free on Classroom Secrets. We use Classroom Secrets in our Maths lessons so children will be familiar with the format (printing may be required). - Twinkl has released a range of free resources to support with school closures (printing may be required).

Art for Kids Hub - Another site we use in school.  Links to Directed Drawing sessions.  Pick carefully they cover a lot of skill range! - Joe Wicks is releasing daily PE lessons (30 minutes) every weekday at 9am. The link attached will take you to his YouTube channel.

Important Information

  • Reading books changing days - Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Our class library day is Friday afternoon
  • Spelling homework will be set every Friday and due in the following Friday
  • Swimming is on a Monday afternoon.
  • PE is either on a Thursday afternoon or Friday depending on the term.
  • We provide a morning snack for your child every day.


Scroll Down to see what learning we have planned for the Year and to see our termly galleries and Y2 Twitter feed.
Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and download the School Jotter App to get important updates and class galleries


What We Will Learn in Year Two

Click here for the overview plan of the whole year!

Click the Image for a full year overview!

Click here for Y2 English writing outcomes

Click here for Y2 Maths Non-Negotiables

Autumn Term

In Maths we will lay the ground with place value and the four calculations. As Christmas approaches, we will begin to understand multiplication and division.

In English this half term we will look at a variety of texts from the author Emily Gravett. After the holidays we will be studying Wild by Emily Hughes.

In our enrichment time, we will be looking at our local environment as well as taking part in a genius hour projecy.

Our History and Geography topic is entitled “Mill Town.” We will look at how Todmorden used to look and what it was like working in the mills. We will then compare it to life in Todmorden now with a focus on farms in the area. This will include a trip to Thornton Hall Farm.

For Science, we will be studying animals and humans. We will learn about different classifications of animals and their life cycles as well as looking at what a healthy diet is.

Spring Term

In Maths we are continuing with multiplication and division which will include learning our 2,5, and 10 times tables. We will then move onto statistics and properties of shape before ending the term looking at fractions.

In English we will start the term looking at The Snow Queen, part of this topic will be to compare different versions of the same story. After the half term we will read together “The Dark” by Lemmony Snickett.

In our enrichment we will learn a new skill as well as take part in some creative arts. · Our History topic for this term is The Great Fire of London. We will look at how London looked back is 1666 and what happened over the 4 days that the fire took place. We will then research how this changed the way people lived.

In Science we will be focusing on materials and their properties. Using observations, surveys and experiments we will begin to explain why materials are suited to their purpose.

Summer Term

In maths we will begin by looking at telling the time on an analogue clock to the nearest 5 mintues. We will then look at measuring height and length as well as weight. We will ends the summer term learning all about position and direction.

In English, we will be reading Grace and Family which is a text that is based in Africa.

In Enrichment we will star by playing some sports and games in preparation for the KS1 sports day and then we will end with some STEM activities.

In Geography we will be learning all about Africa and in particular Kenya and the Masaai tribe. We will compare human and physical features and their with of life with ours in Yorkshire.

In Science we will be learning about animals and their habitats. In particular we will be comparing the African Big 5 with some animals that are particular to our area.

Transition will also take part this term. Your child will get to spend time with their new teachers in their new classroom ready for Year 3.



Knowledge Organisers

History: Mill Town (to follow)

Geography - Farming

Science - Animals (including Humans)

Computing - Coding

Computing - Effective Research

Knowledge Organisers

History: Great Fire of London

Science - Uses of Materials

Computing - Internet Safety

Knowledge Organisers

Geography - Sensational Safari

Science - Living Things + Habitats

Science - Plants


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