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Welcome to Toucan Class

Miss Chapman – Year 2 Class Teacher

Mrs Taylor – Year 2 Teaching Assistant


Curriculum Overview

Welcome to Year 2. Throughout the year your children will learn through the topics;

• We’re Going on Safari
We Need a Hero
• Art Attack
• London’s Burning
• Cool Britannia
• Green Planet

Click the link below for more information including our exciting Topic Launches, Educational Visits and Finales.

Year 2 Long Term Curriculum Plan 2021 – 2022

You can also speak to your class teacher Miss Chapman for additional information regarding the National Curriculum for Year 2 or click on the link below.


Our Topic – Spring 1

This half term our topic is

“Art Attack!”

This half-term children will be learning through the amazing world of art!

We will be finding out about the famous local sculptor Barbara Hepworth and her works of art that we can still see in Wakefield today.

Children will have lots of artistic opportunities to learn about sculpture and they will have fun creating their own works of art.

Please click on the link below to see our topic overview for this half term:

Art Attack Topic Overview 2A


Things to Remember

PE Kit

Our PE days are on Monday and Tuesday.

Please bring both an indoor and outdoor kit so children are ready for any weather.

Homework and spellings will be handed out on a Friday.

Please return homework books on a Wednesday.


Milk is available to children at a cost of £1.00 per week. Families who are in receipt of low income benefits will qualify for free milk for their child. To register and pay for milk online, please click on the following link;

School Dinners
Please see the School Dinners page or Mrs Brailsford in the school office for more information about our School dinners.


Reading at Hendal Primary School

Phonics: Your child will learn to read following the ‘Floppy Phonics Sounds and Letters’ Programme. This programme is designed to support the rigorous and systematic approach to teaching synthetic phonics. The programme offers opportunities for multi-sensory learning. Our caring teaching staff plan exciting lessons to meet the needs of all individual children.

Reading: Our phonics resources are fully integrated with our ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ scheme of books. These books include the well-known characters, storylines and illustrations of Mum, Dad, Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog! Our reading books are organised into coloured bands based on the level of challenge and length of text. We have a wide selection of other books within the coloured bands to ensure children are exposed to a variety of texts with the intention of all children developing a love for reading that will ensure success in adult life.


Parent Partnerships

We welcome any opportunities for parents to share their skills and knowledge.
Please listen to your child read at home every day and record this in your child’s reading record.

Thank you for your support.


Home Learning

Spring Term 1

24.01.22 – Divide by 5

25.01.22 – Divide by 10

26.01.22 – Diamond Dash

27.01.22 – Arithmetic test style questions

28.01.22 – Arithmetic test style questions


What is the Jewish Creation Story? 


Log on to your Purple Mash account. Use the Pattern tool to create a picture in the style of Piet Mondrian.




Handwriting – Cursive poster

Handwriting – Cursive handwriting booklet

Handwriting – Common exception words handwriting


Diamond Dash

Topaz – Counting in steps of 2,  and 10 to the 10th number in the sequence

  • Not timed
  • All numbers in the sequence must be correct


Emerald – 2, 5 and 10 times-tables

  • Not timed
  • All answers must be correct


Pearl – 2, 5 and 10 times-tables

  • Multiplication and division calculations
  • Timed: 5 minutes
  • All answers must be correct within the time


Ruby – 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 times-tables

  • Multiplication and division calculations
  • Timed: 5 minutes
  • All answers must be correct within the time


Sapphire -3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 times-tables

  • Multiplication and division calculations
  • Timed: 6 minutes
  • All answers must be correct within the time