Shade Primary School


Year 2



Mrs Gill Fogg

Mrs Fogg - Classteacher

Mrs Natasha Rennoldson

Mrs Rennoldson - Teaching Assistant (am)

Ms Rachael Douglas

Ms Douglas - Teaching Assistant (pm)

Welcome to Year 2



Important Information

  • Reading books changing day is on a Tuesday
  • 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 morning
  • PE is either on a Wednesday afternoon or Friday depending on the term.
  • We provide a morning snack for your child every day.


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What We Will Learn in Year Two

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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 "10 things I can do to help my world"

In our enrichment time, we will be looking at our local environment as we learn all about Todmorden and in particular the viaduct.

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.  We will also start our topic on plants, where we will learn about the life cycle of plants and how the seasons can affect their growth.

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 Wild by Emily Hughes. After the half term we will read together “The Dark” by Lemmony Snickett.

In our enrichment time we will start off by improving our mapping skills then after the half term we will be doing some STEM activities.

 · 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 finish off our plants topic and then 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 start by playing some sports and games in preparation for the KS1 sports day and then we will end with learning some basic French. 

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 - Todmorden- Mill town.doc

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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Find Y2 on Twitter hereSchool's Twitter page is here.

Mrs Sutcliffe tweets about Maths here. Dr Ovenden tweets about reading here.

Year 2: Autumn term

Our TOP recommendations for online resources to support learning 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. .



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Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913