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Class Two


Miss Smith welcomes you to class 2

Class 2 will be supported by Miss Passingham and Mrs Heward.


We will have PE on a Monday and Wednesday. Homework will be sent out on a Thursday and collected in on a Tuesday along with spelling books. The spelling test will be on a Tuesday. Please ensure the yellow spelling books are with the children on this day.


We had an amazing time at Rushcliffe Country Park! A huge thank you to the PTA for funding the trip!






Our Topic for Summer 2

Muck, mess and mixtures






Maths - recapping number bonds, countin backwards and forwards across 100. Addition and subtraction, fractions.

Literacy -  recounts and instruction writing.

History - significant people in history.

Science - investigation materials.

Art and design - colour mixing and primary colours.

Design and technology - cooking skills, nutrition and healthy lifestyle.





Our topic for Summer 1


We will be continuing with Street Detectives!


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Maths - measure, length, capacity, weight and time and fractions.

Literacy - non- fiction books and poetry.

Guided reading- retrieval, prediction and inference questions.

Science- seasons and Crest award investigations.

Geography- continents, world seas and oceans.

Art and Design- seasons, using different materials and perspective. 

Design and Technology - cooking skills, nutrition and healthy lifestyle.


Key websites:

Maths - Times Table Rock Stars, Top marks

Phonics - Phonics Play (buried treasure), phonics bloom 

Computing and coding - Scratch Jr.







Our new topic for Spring 2 is...


Street Detectives


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Maths- 2d and 3d shape focusing on patterns, sequences, symmetry and irregular shapes, multiplication, division, statistics, graphs, charts, pictograms and worded problems.


Literacy- problem and resolution, story writing (Where the wild things are) and Non-Chronological reports.

Guided reading- retrieval, prediction and inference questions. Whole class book The Hodgeheg.

Science- plants and investigation skills.

Geography- map making skills, map reading, fieldwork of the local area.

History- of the local area.

RE- creation

Art and Design- looking at the work of Monet and creating art in his style. Creating castles out of different materials.


Key websites: Times Table Rock Stars, Top marks, Phonics Play (buried treasure), Scratch Jr.



Happy New Year!


Our new topic for Spring 1 is..


Towers, Turrets and Tunnels


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As part of our topic we will be going on a very exciting trip to Warwick Castle!


Maths- telling the time, ordering events in a chronolgical order, sequencing times and dates, fractions, addition and subtraction, 2d and 3d shape.

Literacy- classical stories (George and the Dragon) and instruction writing.

Guided reading- retrieval, prediction and inference questions. Whole class book The Hodgeheg.

Science- investigating materials and investigation skills.

Geography- continents, seas and oceans. Investigating other non UK cities.

History- learning about castles, Kings and Queens.

RE- sacred places.

Art and Design- Looking at the work of Monet and creating art in his style. Creating castles out of different materials.






Autumn 2 Topic - Bright Lights, Big City!


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Maths – place value, number bonds, understanding different coins, using money to add and give change. Direction and position. Measuring, length, height, weight, temperature and capacity. 

Literacy - stories in familiar settings (Katie in London), diary writing and recounts. 

Guided reading - Amazing Grace 

Science - investigating materials

Geography - understanding the United Kingdom, physical and human features. 

History- The Great Fire of London

RE - Sacred places

Art and design - using materials to make a product. Use oil pastels to create different textures and shades.


As part of class 2's RE topic they will be visiting a Mosque a sacred place of worship for Muslims. 




Topic – The Enchanted Woodland!




Maths – place value, number bonds, partitioning numbers, writing number sentences, addition and subtraction. 2d and 3d shape. 

Literacy – traditional tales, non-chronological report, diary writing.

Guided reading – Owl babies

Science – variety in animals and investigation skills.

Geography – map making

Music – rhythm

RE - Sacred places

Art and design – looking at the work of Monet and taking inspiration to create own work. Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.


Class 2 have loved exploring the woods and making fairy doors for their special visitors!


Class 2 have had an incredible time meeting different birds of prey. They are now Owl experts! They even investigated what was inside owl pellets.










Our new topic for Summer 2 is called bounce


Maths- fractions of numbers and shapes, telling the time to o’clock, half past and quarter past and practising 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.


Literacy- instructions, prayers and poems.


Science – habitats, food chains and working scientifically.


PSHE – changes.


Art- creating work in the style of Giuseppe  Arcimboldo.






Memory box


For Summer 1 we will continue to look at Memory Box.



English – writing a losing tale, writing a recount, focus on Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.


Maths – subtraction, problem solving, multiplication, division and understanding charts and tables.


History – changes within living memory, looking at toys and objects past and present including a trip to Sudbury Museum.


Art – drawing and painting, family portraits and family trees.


P.E – ball games.


Science- humans -  parts and senses and working scientifically.


Here are some pictures from our trip to Sudbury Museum of childhood. The children had a fantastic day exploring old and new toys. They especially loved seeing the jobs children had to do in the past including climbing up the chimney! 




Last term class 2 made information books about old and new toys.




We had a special visit from the RNLI who taught us how to keep safe around water and beaches. The children had lots of questions and loved learning about the flags and dressing up as part of the life saving crew!