Class 5- Year 2

Welcome to Class 5!

Class teacher: Mrs Barker

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lofts & Miss Van Niekerk

What a fantastic start to Year 2! The children in Class 5 have settled in excellently and we have learned so much already! Our class teacher is Mrs Barker but we also have the pleasure of Mrs Lofts, Miss Van Niekerk and Miss Wade’s help in some of our lessons. We will also be taught by Miss Davies, she is another Year 2 teacher. We have the extra support of some real experts – Olly, Megan and Luke; our sports coach. We have P.E. on a Monday and Thursday as well as a range of sporting after school clubs including dance and multi-skills.  

In English our topic is Tale as Old as Time. We have already started reading ‘Inside the Villains’and we are enjoying examining the cunning character of the Wolf and the wicked plans he hatches. We are also going to explore alternative versions of the Traditional Tales we have grown to love. On our reading list this term we have, Little Red’ and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!’and ‘Snow White in New York’.   

We have begun daily Phonics sessions to ensure our early reading journey continues successfully. We have already visited the school library, taken book bag books home and used Bug Club and Oxford Owl! Spelling is well underway too and we have been using Spelling Shed in school and at home to learn new spelling rules.    

In Maths, we have started to construct solid foundations in place value before we begin to explore addition and subtraction later in the term. We have begun to explore reasoning and problem-solving activities in our lessons too to ensure we gain a deeper understanding of the Maths topics we are introduced to. We are excited to learn about addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and money later on in the term. We will link some of our newfound mathematical knowledge to different subject areas, in order to apply our mathematical skills to real-life situations.   

We are going to aim to improve our already amazing knowledge of the 2-, 5- and 10-times tables in a fun and engaging way through using Times Table Rock Stars in school and at home. Class 5 love the competitiveness of practicing their times tables in this way, which is helping us to build fluency in our multiplication – a remarkable and important skill to have!    

We are very excited to start learning about Our Local Area in Geography! We are going to explore our school, Wynyard Village and some of the surrounding areas in order to develop our ability to read and use maps successfully.   

We have a very busy term ahead, but we have all risen to the challenge of Year 2 so far and we are very excited for the year ahead!    

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

What’s been happening in Class 5?

Class 5 have embraced everything Year 2 has to offer during the first few weeks of the new school year.