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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


Spring Term

Our topic for Spring 1 is called Staying Healthy

In Spring 1, our Science unit of learning focusses on understanding not only what humans need to survive but also what they need to stay healthy. During this unit, we will also develop the children's scientific skills. The children will classify food into the five food groups and design their own experiment to test fitness. The children will experience a range of physical activities, when an outside provider comes into school to provide a fitness fun day. 

In Design Technology, the children will design and make their own salad. They will follow the design process of investigating and evaluating existing products, completing a focus task (how to prepare fruit and vegetables), designing and making their salad and finally evaluating their salad against the design criteria. We look forward to testing all of them!  

In Maths, the children will be learning about money - They will count money, make amounts, compare amounts of money and work out calculations involving money. The children will then move onto multiplication and division. 

In English, the children will write a fact file explaining how to stay healthy. They will start by looking at the features of a fact file and they will use the knowledge they gain from Science to help them write each section. The children will also be writing their own story based around the characters Supertato and Evil Pea from the Supertato series of books. When writing their story the children will really be able to use their imagination and create their own exciting adventure for the hero.


Key Vocabulary that we will study during our topic Staying Healthy

                      nutrition       balanced diet       nutrition       growth       exercise       hygiene                       

 reproduction       air       muscles       heart       bones       senses


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


Our topic for Spring 2 is A Bug's Life

As a hook for this half-terms learning, the children will watch the Pixar film A Bug's Life. This links closely with the science topic of Life Cycles. The children will build on previous science learning about what humans need to survive by looking more closely at whether living things have different needs at different stages in their lives. The children will then move on to look at life cycles and how adult living things can produce offspring. We will study the life cycles of several mini-beasts. 

Minibeasts will also inspire our literacy. In English, the children will write an explanation text that allows them to showcase the knowledge they have gained about mini-beasts from Science. They will create riddles about mini beasts and write a setting description of a micro habitat. 

In Maths, the children will be working on fractions. They will learn how to recognise fractions, how to find fractions of both shapes and quantities, and they will begin to consider equivalent fractions. They will then move onto the measurement unit of learning, starting with how to calculate length and height.

In RE, children will consider what it means to belong to a faith community and in Computing they will learn about the technology around them.




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

lifecycle           offspring          seeds            germinate          metamorphis                        


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



Important Information

  • Our P.E days will be Wednesday and Thursday. 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

Spring 1 - SATs Workshop (12th January)

Spring 2- Creative Afternoon (27th February)


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 Spring 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