Denholme Primary School

Happy Learners High Achievers

Minorca Mount, Denholme, Bradford. West Yorkshire BD13 4AY

01274 832123


Lime Class - Year 2

Autumn Term 2021

 Weird Words for Autumn Time | Merriam-Webster

Class teacher: Mrs Wright      Teaching assistant: Mrs Kirk

Support assistants: Miss Lawson-Webster, Miss Rusch and Miss Shimbles


Welcome to Year 2

Below are some photographs of our learning so far in year 2.


 This is what we are learning this half term... 


Our text is 'Little Red Reading Hood' by Lucy Rowland. Before half term we started the process of writing by planning our own version of the twisted tale, choosing a new fairytale character who loves books to have their own story adventure. We will be continuing to edit our writing before we begin our new story 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark'. Our focus in phonics is Phase 6 beginning with the suffix 'ed'. For our spellings we will be using the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words based on words that your child spells correctly and applies independently in their writing. These may be repeated if we have seen repeated mistakes in their writing.

Little Red Reading Hood : Rowland, Lucy, Mantle, Ben: Books



In Maths our focus is addition and subtraction. In this unit there will be a focus on counting forwards and backwards in ones, understanding what process and resources to use. Alongside our maths lessons we will be practising reciting and chanting our times tables beginning with twos then fives and tens. Please use Times Tables Rockstars as much as possible to support this.

Addition and subtraction using part-whole models - Year 2 - P3 - Maths -  Home Learning with BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize


In Science our theme is 'Animals Including Humans' where we will be looking at the importance of exercise. We will explore food chains and nutrition.



Our P.E day is Thursday and we have yoga on a Monday.  On Thursday you will need to come to school in black jogging bottoms and trainers that are suitable to use for outdoor P.E. Please make sure you wear your school jumper or a plain black hoodie and bring a coat as we will be doing lots of P.E outside when we can. 


Our topic this term is called 'Let's Explore Australia'. Throughout this topic we will be using our map skills to use an atlas to explore the oceans and continents of the world. Furthering our knowledge from before half term we will begin to compare our local area to others in the UK and Australia. Listen to the song below to learn the 7 continents in order of size.

Our science trip


  • Spellings

Every Wednesday the new spellings will be stuck into planners.  These will be based on the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words.  For the spelling test each Monday children will be asked to write spellings in a whole sentence. Please help your child to practise these spellings every week.  

  • Maths 

Children should use Times Table Rockstars at least four times per week to practise their times tables.  This really helps children to learn and remember their times tables and helps them to recall them quickly. In year 2 we learn 2,5,10 and 3 times tables in maths.

  • Reading

Please encourage your child to read every day.  This can be their school book or a book from home that they enjoy.  Share the book with them and ask them questions about what they have read to check their understanding. Children will bring a reading book home every week to share with an adult.  These will be changed in school on a Friday.  We have a set of reading books in class that we will use to hear children read.  

Please also have a go at completing the activities on our class Activity Passport below and send photographs to for us to print and display the experiences in school.