This half term, our topic is all about our local area. The children will learn all about the main features of our area as well as the history of our local area. The children will choose which part of Littleborough they would like to do an in-depth history study about, before moving on to comparing our lives to the lives of people who live in Kenya.


We will also be spending some time working with Lusted’s class as well as having our swap-over day to help us prepare for the move to Year 3.






Art and design

Children will do sketches of local buildings, make landscape paintings of Littleborough based on local artists, make a comparison landscape of Kenya, and during Arts week the children will also make paper bag houses and masks


Discrete coding and debugging work on Scratch program.

History / Geography

Children will be learning about:

History of our local area and comparison study of our country

and Kenya. Map work and learning about Masaii culture.

History of canals, Hollingworth lake etc – depending on what

what the children are interested in.


Music and Drama

The children will continue to have weekly music lessons with Mrs Longhurst as well as:

  • Performing a range of poetry in our 3 week poetry project.
  • Hot-seating in the role of Horrid Henry in our Literacy sessions.


Stories Jesus told


Getting ready for change – discussing and easing the transition process to the move to Y3.

PE and dance

Athletics and preparation for Sports day races


Information texts based

History of Hollingworth lake and report on Kenya – linked to topic work.


Horrid Henry stories – Children will write ‘Wanted’ posters

When they find out Henry goes missing before planning and

Writing their own Horrid Henry story. (2 weeks)



Number and place value

Day 1: Placing 2-digit numbers on a number line.

Day 2: Rounding 2-digit numbers to nearest 10.

Day 3: Placing 3-digit numbers on a bead string.

Day 4: Understanding place value in 3-digit numbers.

Day 5: Writing place value additions.

Addition and subtraction

Day 1: Adding pairs of 2-digit number by partitioning or counting on.

Day 2: Adding pairs of 2-digit number by partitioning or counting on.

Day 3: Subtracting by counting up or counting back.

Day 4: Subtracting by finding a difference or counting back.

Day 5: Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of pence (<£1

Shape and Measures

Day 1: Days of the week.

Day 2: Months of the year.

Day 3: Collecting data to make a block graph.

Day 4: Ordering times shown on a clock.


Day 5: Telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

Multiplication and division

Day 1: Understanding doubling and halving as inverses.

Day 2: Multiplying using sets, beaded lines or landmarked lines.

Day 3: Solving word problems using multiplication.

Day 4: Dividing using sets, beaded lines or landmarked lines.

Day 5: Solving word problems using multiplication or division

Addition and subtraction

Day 1: Use coins to make amounts to at least £1.

Day 2: Add 2 amounts of money totalling less than £1.

Day 3: Find change by counting up to find a difference.

Day 4: Find change by counting up or counting back.

Day 5: Solve 1 and 2-step addition & subtraction money problems

Fractions, Multiplication and division

Problem-solving consolidation and Mastery


Day 1: Finding halves and quarters of amounts.

Day 2: Finding halves, thirds and quarters of amounts & counting in fractions.

Day 3: Solving word problems using multiplication and division.

Day 4: Telling the time using digital and analogue clocks.

Day 5: Telling the time using digital and analogue clocks.




·         Animals and living things – how we grow and change, importance of good hygiene and exercise.

·         Children will complete their work on different animal habitats that we started last half-term.

·         Children will be asked to make hypotheses linked to the height of themselves and their peers in relation to exercising, before testing and recording these ideas.

·         Children will investigate the needs for humans and animals linked to their pets, they will learn about germs and how to wash their hands, they will learn more about mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds.

·         Children will then complete some activities on the topics we have covered in Science all year to assess knowledge and understanding.



The children will continue having weekly Spanish tuition with Senorita Andrea on a Thursday morning.


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Daily Activities

  •  This half term, we will continue to learn the spelling rules following the Letters and Sounds Phase 6. We will also continue to revise the common exception words that we need to be able to read and spell by the end of the year. In group reading sessions, we will begin to look at how to approach reading comprehensions, developing our inference and deduction skills so we can independently apply them.
  • We will practice our handwriting in order to develop our pre-cursive letter formation before moving on to joining our letters.
  • We will practice multiplication and division facts every day, initially focusing on counting in 10s and 5s. (You can practice this at home too!)
  • We will spend a little time each day revising ‘High Frequency’ and ‘Common Exception’ words – I will send lists of these important words home in a few weeks – lots of reading at home will help you remember these too!


These are the topics we cover during the rest of the year:

Spring: An Island Home, Summer 1: Explorers and Adventures and Summer 2:Love our locality. This page will be updated with topic specific objectives each half term.


We will continue to follow and revise Letters and Sounds from Phase 5 as well as learning and revising the common exception words.  These topics provide children with various opportunities to learn about important historical figures such as Florence Nightingale and Christopher Columbus, as well as learning how to use maps, atlases and all about the physical and human features of places. Children also learn about the continents, oceans and different climates of the world and this ties in with our Science lessons on Animals and their habitats.