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Class 2  

Welcome to Class 2!



A little bit about Class 2:

Miss Berry is our teacher and Mrs Henson, Miss Anderton and Mrs Morris are our teaching assistants.  Miss Anderton teaches us on a Wednesday morning and Mrs Johnson teaches us on a Wednesday afternoon.



In English this half term we will be looking at writing a recount of our visit to Beamish, diary entries and newspaper reports based on the story ‘Alice In Wonderland’.  We are all very excited to go to Beamish, so keep an eye out for our recounts so you find out what we got up to!



In our math lessons we will be focusing on developing our understanding of place value, improving our addition and subtraction skills, and developing our fraction and time skills.  We will also be developing our problem solving skills in a range of fun and practical activities every Wednesday.  



Our science this half term is all about growing up.  We will consider the basic needs of humans for survival and look at how we have changed already from being babies to young children.  



For PE this half term, we will continue our weekly gymnastics sessions at Penrith Leisure Centre on a Thursday afternoon.  Children need to come to school in appropriate PE kit on Thursdays.  
From the 19th June we will start out 2 week block of swimming.  Children will need to bring with swimsuit, towel, goggles if needed and any flotation devices they might need, like fins.  All items will need to be named and brought to school every day for the 2 week block. 



Our topic this term is 'Victorians'.  We will be looking at how the Victorian Era differs from the 21st century and look at holidays. transport and jobs that children had to do in the 1800s!  We will be taking a trip to visit Beamish Living Museum to have a look at what life was like towards the end of the Victorian Era and we will compare what life was like then, to how it is now. 


Design Technology:

This term we will be making some Victorian toys using a range of materials.  We will be researching the toys and then having a go at making our very own, such as peg dolls and spinning tops. 



In art this term we will be looking at the famous artist William Morris and comparing his work to another artist, Orla Kiely.  We will be looking at mixing colours and different printing styles and we will be having a go at creating our own prints using potatoes!  


Religious Education:

This half term we are looking at the religious faith, Judaism and focusing on the question ‘Does celebrating Hanukkah make Jewish children feel closer to God?’
We will be learning how Jewish families and communities celebrate and prepare for Hanukkah and why it is important to them.



This half term in our computing sessions we will be looking at collecting and collating data.  Children will begin to understand what the term ‘data’ means and learn to process the data in the form of pictograms and block diagrams. 



Every Friday morning we will do a spelling test.

The spellings are attached at the bottom of the class page under spellings and then under their year group for this half term. 

The spellings are also on the 'spelling shed' website so the children can practice their spellings in a safe, fun and interactive way online.



The children will complete a times tables test on a Friday morning.  

They will work through their 10s before moving on to their 2s and then on to their 5s.  Children will start with times tables in order (bronze), then move on to time tables muddled up (silver) before moving on to the division facts for each times table (gold).  The children can use the safe and fun online site 'Times-table Rockstars (TTRS)' to practice their current times-tables. 

For children just wanting to practice multiplication facts on TTRS you will need to go to 'single player' then 'jamming' and then select 'multiplication only' otherwise you will get a selection of multiplication and division questions.  



  • Reading - Children should continue to read for at least 5 minutes every day.  
  • Mathematics - Children will have a math homework sheet, which is linked to the work they have been doing that week in class.  This will be uploaded to Google Classroom on a Friday where they should complete this and submit back to Google Classroom for the following Friday.  
  • Spellings and times-tables - your child should continue to practice their weekly spellings and times-tables.  These can be done either on paper or on 'Spelling shed' and 'TTRS'.
  • Guided reading - Children will have a guided reading activity set on a Wednesday on Google Classroom by Miss Anderton. This should be completed and submitted back to Google Classroom for the following Wednesday.