Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

0113 3368760

Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG

Year 2 - Emerald Class

Meet the Year 2 Team

Important Class information

Year 2 will do P.E on a Monday and Wednesday. Children need to come to school in their PE kit. Details on appropriate PE kit can be found on our Uniform page.

Our Classroom

In English

This term, Ruby's worry will be the English text in KS1. 


Ruby loves being Ruby until one day she finds a worry. At first, it's not such a big worry, but then it starts to grow and gets bigger and bigger every day.


In Maths

Year 2 will be looking at Place Value in September. 

  • counting in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in 10s from any number, forward and backward
  • recognising the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (10s, 1s)
  • identifying, representing and estimating numbers using different representations, including the number line
  • comparing and ordering numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
  • reading and writing numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words
  • using place value and number facts to solve proble

In Geography

In Geography, Year 2 will be doing a field work topic based all around our school.

Topic Content

  • Identifying and describing the main human and physical features of our local area
  • Using simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language (near and far; left and right) to describe the features of a map
  • Devising a simple map and a key using basic symbols
  • Studying the geography of the school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of the surrounding area.

In History

In History, Year 2 will be doing all about Transport.

Topic Content

  • The development of travel and transport throughout history
  • Consolidating understanding of chronology through using timelines and making comparisons between old and new forms of transport
  • Early travel methods of the Vikings, through to the invention of cars, trains and aeroplanes
  • George Stephenson and the Wright brothers.

In Science

In Science, Year 2 will be looking at animals including humans.

Topic Content

• Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
• Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
• Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)
• Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

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