Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

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

Year 2 - Emerald Class

Important Class information

Coming soon...

Meet the Year 2 Team

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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