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Welcome to Class Two!!

Welcome to class 2 – Class 2 Blog


 Happy New Year!!

The Great Starting of a New Age is Arriving with Happy New Year 2021


Welcome back to a new term, a new year and hopefully better times to come!! l hope that you had a lovely Christmas with lots of special family time.  Thank you for all of your kindness before we broke up for Christmas; it really meant a lot.  Let's hope that the world will start to get back to normal where tiers are in cakes and bubbles are in fizzy pop!  The main thing is that your lovely children will be back at school: happy, thriving and learning a rich curriculum in a safe environment.

Spring Term One

Spring Term | St Michael's Pre-School Hilperton

 As always, on this page you will find lots of information, events and news about the class, our topics and most importantly the wonderful work we produce! You will also find important information about our daily routines, homework and dates for your diaries. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter where I will keep you updated with photographs of your child's wonderful work and other activities.

If you have any concerns, questions or worries please leave a message via email or phone and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Warmest Regards,

Mrs King


Our New Theme for the Beginning of this Term is...

Seas and Oceans



How and Why have our Seas and Oceans Changed?

Our class theme this half term is very much geography based. We will learn about the seas and oceans around the world, including the seas around the British Isles. We will gain an understanding of the different environments that these represent and how they affect life on land as well as at sea.  We will develop our geographical skills to build up our knowledge of food chains, exploration and evolution.  We will also look at the impact of global warming, climate change and how over-fishing of our seas has changed the environments in and around our seas and oceans.  


Important People we will Research through our Theme

The Extraordinary Life of Greta Thunberg by Devika Jina, Petra Braun |  Waterstones

David Attenborough - Little People, Big Dreams is OUT NOW


As Geographers...we will learn about:

  • The seas and oceans around the United Kingdom (North Sea, Irish Sea, English Channel and Atlantic Ocean.
  • The 4 constituent nations of the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
  • The oceans around the world (Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, Artic)
  • The 7 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, North America, South America and Antartica).

As Writers...we will write non-chronological reports about the seas and oceans and what lies beneath.  We will also write persuasive letters to protect our seas and oceans.

As Mathematicians...our main focus will be on multiplication and division, and fractions. Please continue to use TT Rockstars to practise your 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home.

As Scientists...we will be focusing on plants this half term.

As Artists and Creators...we will replicate sea images the artist JMW Turner.  We will also create collages of ocean creatures.

JMW Turner: master of the ocean | JMW Turner | The Guardian

As Musicians...we will be learning traditional sea shanty songs.  We will also hope to be starting ukulele lessons this half term.

Ukulele projects | Photos, videos, logos, illustrations and branding on  Behance

Reading and Phonics

During the week, all children will take part in individual and whole class reading sessions Within these sessions we read a variety of extracts and chapters from stories, poems or non-fiction texts. These sessions aim to develop word recognition, inference skills, comprehension of texts and fluency/understanding of the texts we read. 

Phonics will continue to be taught daily embedding the phases and filling in any gaps in your child's phonics knowledge.  We will be using the Letters and Sounds programme.

There are also opportunities for the children to develop their love of reading during quiet reading sessions

In KS1 we strongly encourage parents/guardians to read with your child at least 3 times a week and record a short comment in your child''s reading diary about that reading session.  As explained in my recent letter, we are only able to change books twice a week at present due to Covid restrictions and the time needed to quarantine books. 

Bug Club is still available for your child to read books online and we will also send home a levelled book suitable for your child's reading ability and a book of their choice to read for pleasure.. 



This half term, our PE sessions will take place on Wednesday and Friday. Forest School will recommence later in the term; a reminder will be sent out before these sessions resume. Please note that on the days of PE and Forest School sessions, children may come into school wearing their PE kits and Forest School clothing.  Please remember to send wellington boots into school for Forest School.

Our focus in PE this half term will  concentrate on multi-skills. Please ensure that your child has the relevant kit for their PE sessions..


Year 2 Common Exception Word List

Year 2 Common Exception Word Grid | Teaching Resources


Homework will continue to be set online. The children will be given their usernames and passwords for Spelling Shed and TT Rock Stars.  More details will follow. 

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