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Welcome to Class 2

In class 2 the children will build on experiences and skills from class 1. The day is more structured, and the children are expected to start to develop their independence. There is more emphasis on recording work and becoming independent writers. By the Spring term the children are expected to be organised and come into class 2 on their own. Of course, parents and carers are always welcome to come and see us with any questions or even for just a chat.


In Year 1 the children follow the Little Wandle Phonics Scheme (please find more information on the website). They have daily lessons which build on what they have been taught in reception. The lessons also include practice reading sessions where the children read a book matched to the sounds they are learning. They will take this book home to read as well as an individual reading book matched to their ability and a library book from the class.

Children in Year 2 follow “The Spelling Book” by Jane Considine. They also have daily lessons which involve activities to develop an understanding of where words originate from and how they are structured, as well as continuing to develop their awareness of alternative spellings for the sounds they know (please see the Spelling Policy on the website for more information). The children take home individual reading books matched to their ability as well as a book from the class library.

It is important that the children are given the opportunity to read every day. We encourage you to do this and ask that you fill in the reading record when you have heard your child read.

We appreciate your support in hearing your child read – it really does make a difference!


Homework will be sent home every Wednesday and is usually maths. This needs to be completed over the weekend and returned to school on the following Monday. Holiday homework is also given.


An Island Home, Passport to Florida, The Great Fire of London

Science topics

Autumn:  Animals including humans, Living things and their habitats


Autumn Term – Local farm or supermarket 

Useful information:

Drinks Bottles:  These are allowed in the classroom if they have water in them. They can be refilled using our water fountain.

PE:  Friday afternoon / Please bring in PE kits at the start of term

Forest schools:  Tuesday afternoon all year round. Wellies, long sleeve layers, waterproofs

Lunchtime reading club every Wednesday 12.30 with Mrs Yarnold

Lunchtime Construction club every Tuesday 12.30 with Mrs Hilton

Lunchtime Singing Club every Friday 12.30 with Mrs McKeon

Useful things for class 2 to know:

Their Birthday.

How to tell the time on an analogue clock for o’clock.

The 2x and 10x tables leading into 5x and 3x

Number bonds to 10

   – for maths

– for science

– for science