Class Teacher for year 1 and year 2 is Mrs Elamin and is supported by Mrs Featherstone
Welcome to Class 2
Years 1 and 2 are busy years for our children. Year 1 children complete National Phonics tests where they are assessed on their ability to read a range of real and nonsense words using their phonic knowledge. In Year 2 children complete the KS1 National Curriculum tests (SATs) in English and Maths, so we spend time throughout the year preparing the children for these tests as much as possible.
Class 2 Curriculum Overview
Our children work extremely hard, but we keep learning fun, so our children are usually very confident by the time they take their SATs in May and we are starting to see excellent progress in our results. However, whilst excellent progress in English and Maths is important, we also want to develop the whole child, so we strive to develop skills across the curriculum and promote emotional intelligence too.
Throughout your child’s time in Class 2, we will cover a range of text types/ genres of writing, including: stories, recounts, non-chronological reports and poems. We will also focus on developing your child’s understanding of English grammar, punctuation and spelling to support the children as they prepare for their Year 2 SATs. Our class will continue to have weekly spellings to practise at home, which will be tested on Fridays.
Each child will be given a reading book to read at home each night and then read to an adult in school. In guided reading we will be concentrating on improving our understanding of a range of different genres, by reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts and answering questions on topics such as: the author’s use of language, text structure and authors’ viewpoints.
During Year 1 and 2 we spend a lot of time learning the basics. This includes mental recall of facts such as times tables and their corresponding division facts, doubles and halves and number bonds. In addition to this, we will also be covering topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, shape, position and measurement. Children will be given numeracy homework once a week to develop times tables skills.
Our school year is divided into 3 terms. Each term we have a range of different topics to cover in the rest of the curriculum areas, and we will share these with you in the class newsletter which we circulate each term. We aim to develop inquisitive and independent learners, and encourage children to find things out for themselves. Our other curriculum subjects are: History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Computing, PSHCE, R.E, P.E, Music and Science.
For further information and more detailed medium term plans please contact the school.
- Class 2 Summer News Letter 2020-21
- Class 2 Autumn News Letter 2020-21
- Class 2 Spring News Letter 2019-20
- Class 2 Autumn News Letter 2019-20
Activities, Visits and Trips 2020-21
These past two weeks we have been looking at time. The children have worked really hard and are able to tell the time to the hour, half hour, quarter past and quarter to.
In history we have been learning about seaside holidays and how they similar and different to seaside holidays in the past. Children were great at ordering the pictures in the correct order
We have had a great PE lesson with the coach this afternoon.
We have been looking at how to defend by making sure the bean bag doesn’t get into the hoops that our partner throws.
Before the holidays and today we’ve had some visitors in school.
The children have been amazed by how much they have grown over the past few weeks. They really enjoy having them in class and talking about them.
Last half term we looked at animals and what different materials we could use to show texture. We then created our favourite animal using clay and painted it when it was dry. We had some great fun.
Class 2 have had lots of fun so far this week with more to come… We’ve enjoyed learning how to hula hoop with a UK champion and today we’ve learned how to skip in different ways and created a brilliant routine to music.
We had a fantastic time at our Christmas party yesterday!!
We played party games, danced and had some party food.
Thank you all for your donations, we had a great time!
We had a great end to last half term! We celebrated Halloween, in forest school we made broomsticks, in literacy we followed a set of instructions then wrote our own on how to carve a pumpkin then on Friday we dressed up and had a Halloween party!
October was Black History Month. On the last week of term we looked at some important black people. In history we learnt about Mary Seacole and why she was famous, in Art we looked at a black British artist called Lubaina Hamid and recreated some of her artwork and then in P.E we looked at an Olympic gold medallist, Tessa Sanderson.
Class 2 have made a scarecrow for Harvest.
We decided to create a scarecrow based on our class rabbits, Robbie and Ruby. Children had fun getting messy using glue, hay and other materials to create our amazing scarecrow.
The scarecrow has even got it’s own school cardigan so is now part of our class.
Children have enjoyed their afternoon working with Miss Wild and Mr Hull in the Nature area during Forest Schools. They had lots of fun making fishing rods using sticks and string. The children found lots of bugs in our ‘Bug Hotel’ and could identify some of them.
All the children have settled into class 2 extremely well and have enjoyed their first day.
The children were really excited to tell us what they had been up to and we loved seeing their smiley faces!
28th November 2019
The people who organised the Christmas Journey at the church were really impressed with how our children behaved. They were also very impressed with how knowledgeable and inquisitive they were about the story of the nativity.
21st October 2019
Parents Evening is on Tuesday 5th November, this is the first week back after half term. If you would like an appointment please see me at home time or you can message with a time you would like. Appointment times are between 3:20 and 5:30
11th October 2019
Year 2 have done some excellent work on column addition this week in maths!
11th October 2019
Year 1s have been busy in maths. We have been looking at counting using objects.
11th October 2019
As a school we decided to make soup and bread. Class 1 and 2 made the vegetable soup learning about how vegetable grow. Class 3 and 4 learnt how bread was made and then made some themselves.
We really enjoyed peeling and cutting the vegetables and learnt lots of new skills.
11th October 2019
This half term we’ve had a great time designing, planning and making our own playground in our Design and Technology lesson.
We worked together to discuss what we really enjoy doing at a park and then designed our own. We then planned and experimented what materials we could use to make our own play equipment. We were really proud of our final piece.
Archived Class Information
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