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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.  


Growth Mindset Week

As part of National Growth Mindset Week, Year 2 have been looking at how we can challenge ourselves and how our 'never give up' attitudes can help us succeed. 


We enjoyed our team building building games which not only helped with our social skills but also our communication skills!


We especially enjoyed building towers with no hands!!! 

Growth Mindset Challenges

Coming to an ocean near you......

They all floated! - Dahl class

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They all floated! - Dahl class 2

We tested our boats today in water! We think Anka and Pana would be impressed with our designs! 


Polar Bear Fact Files

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In English we have been learning how to write a non-chronological report using the key features. We used the iPads to research polar bears and then used this knowledge to create our own polar bear fact files. 

We made boats in DT to help Anka and Pana escape the melting ice!

Anka and Pana needed our help! The ice was melting around them and needed a boat! Today year 2 used our science knowledge on materials to build a boat.

Teaching our Arctic friends how to stay safe online

On Wednesday we received an email from our Arctic friends, Anka and Pana. Their Grandma had told them that they needed to be very careful online because not everyone is who they say they are. We made our own masks to show how easy it is to pretend to be someone you’re not using a fake identity.


We have been looking at Arctic poems this week. We have been creating our own acrostic poems about the Arctic. Take a look at some of our amazing poems below... 

What're we doing this half term?


As mathematicians we will…

  • be learning our multiplication and division facts and applying these in a range of problems
  • creating and interpreting tally chart, pictograms and bar charts using data 
  • investigating the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, drawing shapes and identifying lines of symmetry 
  • recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/2 , 1/3 , 1/4 , 2/4 and 3/4 of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity.


As writers we will be…

  • writing a recount of a WOW day
  • creating our own Arctic acrostic poems
  • writing an non-chronological report about an Arctic animal 
  • taking on the role of a character to write a diary entry 
  • persuading others to look after our planet  


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.
  • making inferences 
  • expressing our opinions 
  • learning new vocabulary


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


What are Year 2 reading this half term? 




As scientists we will be…

  • identifying and comparing the suitability of different materials. We will investigate which of these materials are waterproof and which float or sink.
  • finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching


As geographers we will be... 

  • learning where the Arctic circle is and the countries within it
  • investigating where the coldest places on Earth are and why 
  • identifying the physical features found in the Arctic
  • wondering what life in the Arctic might be like in 2050 due to climate change


As artists and designers we will be... 

  • designing and making boats for our Arctic friends, Anka and Pana to travel around the Arctic in. 
  • creating our own Arctic landscapes/collages 

This week's homework

Dates for your diary…


Monday 10th February

Safer Internet day


Monday 10th February - Friday 14th February

Growth Mindset Week



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