Class 2

Class 2

What we are up to and welcome

Welcome back! We hope you had a great half term break.

In Spring 2 our Topic is all about Animals. In Literacy we will be learning about Poetry and looking at the story ‘Monkey Puzzle’ written by Julia Donaldson which has lots of rhyming words. We will be looking at different poems, learning about the structure of poems and writing are own poems. We will also be performing poetry.

In Science the children will be learning to identify and name a variety of animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. They will also be learning which animals are herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.

As part of the Computing curriculum the children will learning how to create a digital image using a paint program. They will then learn how to save, retrieve and edit their work.

The year 1 team in Class 2 is:

Mrs Buckland (Teacher; Wed, Thurs, Fri)

Mrs Cranefield (Teacher; Mon, Tues)

Mrs Parkin (Teaching Assistant; Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)



This term PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon in the hall. The children will be learning Dance with a Dance Teacher called Maggie.

If your child wears earrings they must be removed for PE or if you are unable to remove them please send plasters so that we can cover them. This is for your child’s safety.

Home Learning and Reading

Thank you for all your support with Reading at home. It really does make a difference. Please try and hear your child read at home at least 3 times a week (if not more). Every Thursday we will be counting your child’s home reads and moving them up the Reading Olympic Chart.

Bronze= 15 home reads

Silver= 25 home reads

Gold= 40 home reads

Ruby= 70 home reads

Diamond= 100 home reads.

Home learning will be given out weekly on a Friday, and we ask for it to be returned the following Thursday, so that we can mark it and share what the children have done. Your child will be given maths home learning each Friday – which always relates to what they been taught in class that week. The children will also be given new spellings every week and they will be tested on these spellings every Thursday –  so please practise them at home. A Topic Home Learning Menu will also be sent out at the beginning of the term, which has 3 or 4 ideas relating to our topic. We love to share what the children have made so please send it into school once it is completed. Thank you for all your support and help with home learning!

If you have any free time and would like to come and hear readers it would be greatly appreciated!

Golden Time
Your child might have been talking about Golden time. Golden time is a whole school reward. During the week children earn time to then play and celebrate on a friday afternoon. However, some children may earn more time than others depending on how well they meet our school rules.

The staff fill the classroom with a range of activities and games that the children enjoy freely playing with.