Welcome to Class 2
Together, our light will shine.
We are Year 1 and Year 2. Mrs Thompson, our class teacher helps us shine throughout the week.
Children in class 2 strive to be the best version of themselves.
We promote forgiveness, truth and generosity.
The Great Fire of London
Our learning this term is centred around The Great Fire Of London. As historians, we will explore the events that led up to the fire and find out about artefacts and eye witnesses.
We are very proud of our writing this term!
We used Samuel Pepys as the inspiration for our own creative diary writing.
In DT we are exploring how axles work.
Designing and making a fire vehicle is the next step.
Merry Christmas from Class 2!
Diwali takes place in October or November each year. The festival celebrates light over darkness. It’s traditional to make and share sweets with family and friends.
Year 1 and Year 2 children joined together to learn about the celebrations. We lit candles and shared delicious laddu.
In Year 2, we have been observing creatures in their natural habitats around the school grounds.
We discovered earwigs, snails, spiders, caterpillars to name but a few. We drew them and researched them before carefully returning them to their habitat.
In Class 2 children are helped to develop their understanding of scientific ideas whilst developing respect for the world around them. They are encouraged and to make a positive difference in our school, community and globally.
This term we are learning about materials.
How many different materials can you name?
Look around your home, what are things made of? Why was that material used?
key vocabulary: transparent, reflective, opaque, waterproof, absorbent
Finding out which materials were waterproof.
Harvest and autumn were the inspiration for our focus
book, Pumpkin Soup.
A R T
Ambition is at the heart of our art curriculum! Children are engaged and inspired. We aim to equip them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Through developing individual sketchbooks, observational skills, and experience of a wide variety of materials and approaches.
Children look at the work of past and contemporary artists.
Children in Class 2 have been learning how to mix autumnal colours like those used in Van Gogh’s Harvest. We made observational studies of combine harvesters before carefully producing our own modern versions of The Harvest.
Who was Frida Kahlo?
This term class 2 have been looking at the work of artist Frida Kahlo.
We can say what we like or dislike about her work and why.
We created our own portraits and self portraits using a variety of approaches.
Observational skills and sketching techniques were the focus.
We are learning how to do a simple running stitch.
Threading the needle was tricky.
Making Pumpkin Soup
We peeled ,chopped, scooped, sliced, stirred and mashed!
Kindness, empathy, forgiveness and resilience.
We are learning about friendships and the qualities that make a good friend.
Please try to read with your child at least four times a week. Remember to write in the reading record when you've listened to your child read.
Their reading book will come home on Wednesday, by which time your child will have read it or parts of it on three consecutive days in class.
Please return the book on Monday
Your child will also bring home a book that they have chosen from the library box. This is a book for you to share with your child. Please read it to them and return it on Wednesday.
DECODING: Blending and chunking up to decode words.
PROSODY: Reading with expression and intonation.
COMPREHENSION: Understanding what they have read.
Homework is sent out every Friday. It should be completed and returned by the following Thursday. It is expected that all children will attempt the reading, spelling and numbots work.
Optional work is also set. This is usually work specifically aimed at an area that your child needs to work on. Homework will reinforce learning that has happened in class.
P.E. is on Friday. Please make sure P.E. kits remain in school all term. Hair should be tied up.