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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.

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! 











Our topic for Spring 2 is called Memory Box.




We will be kick starting our topic by creating our own memory boxes which we will share with the class.


English – diary writing, recounts, descriptions and information books.


Maths – fractions, 2D shape, addition and subtraction, number sequences and problem solving.


History – changes within living memory.


D & T – creating a memory box.


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


P.E – dance sequences and team games.


Science- animals including humans, parts and senses and working scientifically.


PSHE – the importance of rules and manners.


The children loved kick starting our topic by sharing their own memory boxes. 




A big well done to class 2 for being the first Golden Broom winners!!



Our topic for Spring 1 is Paws, claws and whiskers.


English: traditional tales, non- chronological report, posters/ persuasive writing.


Maths: place value, telling the time, missing number problems, 3D shapes and multiplication.


Art & Design: talking about art, drawing, collage, sculpture.


Computing: Web searches, common uses of ICT, coding and debugging and digital presentations. 


Geography: describing physical features.


PE: animal movement and dance.


Science: Investigating materials, animals (including humans).


For one of our recent science investigations the class were put into groups and were given

  • 2 pieces of paper
  • 3 strips of cello tape
  • Glue stick
  • A strip of tin foil
  • A strip of cling film
  • Felt tip pens


We then tested each boat to see if it could float and how many marbles it could hold.

The winning team was Anna, Felix and Isaac with their boat holding 39 marbles!!




Our topic for Autumn 2 is Moon zoom.





The children in class 2 had lots of fun designing and making their rockets.






English: Writing a recount, stories, spelling, grammar and punctuation and reading comprehension skills.


Maths: Place value, money, position and direction, measurement, multiplication and problem solving.


History: Looking at historical figures e.g Neil Armstrong.


Art & Design: space art, textures and colours.


Computing: Web searches, common uses of ICT and digital presentations.


D&T: Selecting tools and materials.


Geography: Our planet and the solar system.


PE: Gymnastics and team games.


Science: Investigating materials.





PSHE: Healthy relationships, healthy me, healthy you.  


Autumn 1 - 2017


We will have PE on a Wednesday and a Friday. Homework will be set on a Thursday and collected in on a Tuesday. 


Our first half term topic is 'Beach Combers'




Our author of the year is Lauren Child who is an English writer and illustrator. She is best known for the Charlie and Lola picture books and the Clarice Bean series of picture books and novels. We will be reading some of her stories in class but they are also great for home reading.


Our artist of the year is Giuseppe Arcimboldo. He was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. We will be recreating our own artwork in the style of Arcimboldo and we cannot wait to see the masterpieces the children create! 




English: Writing a recount, story writing and seaside poems/tongue twisters.


Maths: Place value, number bonds, addition, subtraction and shape.


History: Changes to the seaside resorts.


Art & Design: Seaside drawings, paintings and collages.


Computing: Web searches, common uses of ICT and digital presentations.


D&T: Selecting tools and materials.


Geography: Looking at where popular seaside resorts are located in the UK, coastal features.


PE: Team games


Science: Habitats, living and non-living things, food chains, basic needs of plants and animals and working scientifically.


PSHE: Healthy relationships, healthy me, healthy you, we will be launching this with the film Inside Out on the first days back.