Class 2

Welcome back to school, we hope you have had a restful Summer and enjoyed some of the sun that shone! Class 2 have settled into their classroom and learning areas now, and have some really interesting learning to kick start their Autumn Term. We start with the topic ‘Fire Fire’. The children will learn about the Great Fire of London and ask and answer questions using artefacts and sources. Class 2 will think about what it must have been like in 1666, look at the diary of Samuel Pepys and have a go writing their own diary entry. We will find out how the fire grew so large, and have fun building new streets of London that can withstand fire better. The website  can be explored at home if you wish. After Half Term, our History focus will be on significant people within the exploration of space.

Our Great Fire of London topic leads on to our Design and Technology. The children will create Tudor houses on fire, whilst learning to measure, mark and cut materials, and use a range of cutting and tearing techniques. Please send your child in with some cereal boxes or boxes that could be stacked to create the following shape:

Maths this term will start with place value and addition and subtraction, with year 1 focussing on numbers to 10. As a school we start with a ‘do it’ activity, then if the children are confident, they can move on to ‘secure it’ or ‘deepen it’ challenges with more of a reasoning and problem solving focus. Class 2 will also look at shape, just before Christmas.

In English, Class 2 have started with the text ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’, where we are retelling the story, writing different types of sentences, writing speech and using the conjunctions ‘and’ and ‘but’. The children will then go into their Read Write Inc groups, where reading books will be sent home at the end of each book ‘unit’. Later in the term we will rejoin again as a class to study other texts.

Class 2 will enjoy learning songs for our Christmas production, and also will use instruments to help identify the beat and will start to recognise the changes in timbre, dynamics and pitch.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) will include learning on keeping healthy, staying safe, relationships, being responsible, feelings and emotions and computer safety. We will also look at what bullying is during Anti-Bullying Week.

Class 2 will continue to explore the uses of ICT/computing to support their learning in the form of educational games, using the Chrome books and beebots. As a whole class, we will also be watching videos and using interactive websites to help us answer questions about our work across the curriculum.

Christianity will be our main focus of RE in the Autumn term. The children will learn about The Creation, Harvest and later, Christmas. We look forward to sharing these festivals with you!

In Art this term we will be learning about the important role of food in artists’ work over time. We will study still life, create our own pieces inspired by Cézanne and compare his work to modern artists who use food in weird and wonderful ways.

Class 2 children will also have access to Continuous Provision, with learning opportunities around the classroom and other learning spaces that will support their learning needs and link to the formal learning taking place. The Year 2 children will have slightly less of this time and will be expected to complete certain tasks across the week.

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Class 2 consists Year 1 and Year 2 children


Mrs E Logan and Mrs H Walford

Teaching Assistants:

Miss T Janes, Miss K Clow and Mrs T Hill