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Sharks (Y2)

Welcome to the Shark Class









Welcome to the Shark class page with Mrs Royle and Miss Dale. This page is for parents and children to use together and includes: information about what the Y2 children will be learning in class, homework and helpful websites to support class learning, and key dates for your diary.


Please click here to download the Y2 Topic Long Term Plan

Please click here to download the Y2 Maths Long Term Plan 

Please click here to download the Y2 Writing Standards


Autumn Term

Our topic for Autumn 1 is called At the Shops.

In Autumn 1, our history unit of learning focusses on shopping - children will consider change and continuity over time and identify similarities and differences between past and present shopping experiences. To enhance the children’s learning, Y2 will visit Morrisons. This visit will be the stimuli for one of the children’s longer written pieces – a recount of their visit.

In Maths, the children will be learning about place value to 100. They will practise recognising tens and ones, using a place value chart and partitioning numbers to 100. They will then explore addition and subtraction.

In Music, the children will learn how to represent animal sounds using percussion instruments, they will consider how they can use tempo, dynamics and timbre to enhance the sound. Children will acquire a knowledge of simple rhythm and how to create a rhythm, using a traditional African call and response song to put this into a performance.




Key Vocabulary that we will study during our topic ‘At the shops’

chronological            differences          similarities             past          present                       

    then              now            timeline        continuity             decade

technology       evidence


Learning what these words mean will help your child during this topic.


Our topic for Autumn 2 is It All Started on Pudding Lane

In Autumn 2, children will learn about the ‘Great Fire of London’ and the changes it brought to their capital city. The children will also develop their knowledge of how historians find out about the past through using artefacts and written sources. They will learn about Samuel Pepys and his diaries.

In English, the children will write instructions explaining how to make bread and pen a newspaper article documenting the Great Fire of London. 

In Maths, the children will continue with addition and subtraction. They will then learn about shape, exploring both 2D and 3D shapes, along with pattern and symmetry.

In Geography, the children will develop their knowledge of the immediate locality around home and school further (they began this in Y1) and look at wider elements of where they live. Children will consider how people interact with their locality, how it works, and what/who it serves.




Key Vocabulary that we will study during our topic ‘At the shops’

artefact            archaeology          evidence             cause          change                       

    capital city           River Thames        emergency           emergency services

disaster       reconstruction


Learning what these words mean will help your child during this topic.



Important Information

  • Our P.E day will be Wednesday (we will have two PE sessions). Please make sure P.E kits are in school and labelled with your child’s name and class.
  • Please make sure planners are in school every day. This allows us to communicate with you telling you about your child’s school learning and how you can support them at home.
  • Children’s books will be changed on Fridays.
  • Spellings will be tested every Friday and new spellings given out.


Dates for your diary

Autumn 1- Creative afternoon (19th October)

Autumn 2- Year 2 showcase (15th December)


Home Learning

Each half-term we will send out a home learning bingo grid with tasks for you to complete at home. Here are the Autumn challenges for you to try. 

Other home learning activities for the Autumn Term are -

  • Counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.
  • Practising Y2 spellings.
  • Practise the Y2 common exception words.
  • Practising adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers.
  • Practise using multiplication and division facts.


Useful Websites

  • White Rose Maths
  • Top Marks
  • BBC Bitesize
  • Phonics Play
  • Oxford Reading Tree