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Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

  1. Curriculum
  2. Classes
  3. Year 2


Year 2




Dr Ovenden - Class Teacher (Mon  Tues)


Mrs Cook - Class Teacher (Wed - Fri) 


Ms Douglas - Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year 2, 2023-24


KS1 Christmas Show Letter.pdf

Important Information

  • Swimming for everyone in Year 2 is on a Monday afternoon.
  • PE is every Wednesday afternoon.
  • Reading books changing day is on a Thursday.
  • We provide morning fruit for your child every day.
  • Please make sure you are signed up to School Comms so you get important messages re: trips, visits and other exciting events.
  • Click here for the Year 2 Welcome Meeting presentation


Scroll Down to see what learning we have planned for the Year and to see our termly galleries.
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What We Will Learn in Year Two

Click here for the overview plan of the whole year!

Click here 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 "10 Things I Can Do To Help My World".

In our enrichment time, we will be focussing on our map reading skills and playing lots of games and puzzles using maps.

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 weights and measurements. 

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 with looking at creating prints using carbon paper and then finish the term learning some basic French. 

 · 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

To be continued...

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Year 2: Autumn term


Year 2: Spring 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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