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Sharp Lane Primary School

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Year 2

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Welcome to Year 2

We are so excited for the year ahead! We have lots of fun activities and trips planned.  


Christmas Fun!


Thank you to everybody who came to watch the nativity! It was amazing and we are so proud of the children. They did an amazing job! Thank you again to all parents for bringing in costumes and helping learn lines. 


Christmas Baking

We got our hands messy and made Marshmallow Reindeers! The children carefully followed the steps to make the reindeers. We sold these at the fayre ....they were a hit with all our customers! 







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Year 2 presents... Lights Camel Action! 


We will be performing our Christmas nativity on Wednesday 4th December at 2pm and Thursday 5th December at 9:30am. 


Please get your tickets from your child's teacher! 

What're we doing this half term?


As mathematicians we will…

  • continue to use our acquired place value knowledge to support addition and subtraction on a number line.
  • count money in pence and pounds in both notes and coins.
  • combine amounts to make different amounts including finding different combinations.
  • add money and subtract money, including finding change.


As writers we will be…

  • writing informal letters in role as a character from ‘Stone Age Boy’.
  • writing our own story using the structure of ‘Stone Age Boy’ to inspire our own ideas.


As readers we will be…

  • developing our reading fluency (expression, accuracy, rate and smoothness) 
  • making predictions using a book’s front cover, blurb, illustrations and what we have already read.
  • learning new vocabulary and searching for synonyms in a text.


Click here for comprehension questions you can ask your child before, during and after their reading. 


What are Year 2 reading this half term? 

This book links to our journey back in time as historians. The children will be joining in with Tilly's adventures to the past.


As scientists we will be…

  • identifying how the offspring of animals, including humans grow into adults over time.
  • finding out about and describing the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival.
  • discussing the importance for humans to exercise, eat the right amount of different foods and keep clean.


As geographers we will be... 

  • learning about the United Kingdom and its countries 
  • using a world map to name and locate the seven continents and 5 oceans. 
  • using aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features.
  • devising a simple map and constructing basic symbols in a key.
  • studying the geography of our school and its grounds.


As artists we will be... 

  • learning about primary and secondary colours.
  • making our own colour wheels.

This week's homework

Dates for your diary…


Friday 29th November

Christmas decoration morning – whole school


Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th December

Year 2 Nativity performances – more information to follow


Friday 6th December

Sharp Lane Christmas Fair


Friday 13th December

Christmas jumper and Christmas dinner day

Important Information


PE Days

Potter and Donaldson 

Indoor PE- Wednesday

Outdoor PE - Thursday


Dahl Class 

Indoor PE - Monday

Outdoor PE - Friday


Book Changing Days 

Books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays

Please make sure you are reading and discussing books daily with your child. Please evidence this in their reading record. 


Useful websites


Mathletics - Login to your Mathletics account here


Times Tables Rock Stars - Login to access your account here


Phonics Play - access to phonics resources for all phases 


Topmarks - free resources for all curriculum areas


Oxford Owl - fun reading activities 


Scratch - coding for children 


Google Earth - allows children to explore our planet (can also be downloaded as an app) 


National curriculum tests (SATs) at Key Stage 1