Class 5- Year 2

Welcome to Class 5!

Class teacher: Mrs Barker

Teaching Assistant: Miss Wade

It has been wonderful welcoming back all of Class 5 and we really have made a fabulous start to the Summer Term. Our class teacher is Mrs Barker, but we also have the amazing Miss Wade and Mrs Wilson who help us with our learning. Additionally, we are taught by Mr Llewellyn, the other Year 2 class teacher for English and Maths. We are still enjoying PE lessons with our sports coach, Olly and French lessons with our foreign language specialist, Madame Gosney every Thursday afternoon.

Our topic in English this term is, ‘The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl.’ We have started our Roald Dahl journey with ‘The Twits’ and we are enjoying studying the devious duo Mr and Mrs Twit! We love the language Roald Dahl uses and how he paints pictures of the characters in his stories which makes us even more excited to read ‘The Witches’ and ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’later this term. Dahl’s extraordinary stories will be our inspiration this term and will strengthen our understanding of why we write and who for. We are going to continue to aim to improve our spelling through using Spelling Shed in school and at home.

We have been super busy in Maths all year… even during Zoom lessons and we have learned so much! We have learned to understand number and place value, how to add, multiply, subtract and divide using a range of different methods. We have also learned how to make and interpret data using tally charts, pictograms, and bar graphs in statistics. We have moved onto shape and measurement, using the outdoors as much as possible, and have been undertaking lots of reasoning and problem-solving activities in our Maths lessons to ensure we gain a deeper understanding of the topic at hand. We love applying our learned maths skills to real-life situations.

Class 5 are determined to crack their times tables this term and fluency and accuracy of the 2-, 5- and 10-times tables will be our focus. We are now giving our weekly Maths Star certificate to Class 5 members who are working hard on their times table knowledge using the super fun ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ program in school and at home. Class 5 have absolutely loved practicing their times tables in this way and earning as many coins as possible!

We are extremely excited to start learning about the Titanic in History. We will be exploring what life was like for different passengers onboard and creating a database of who did and did not survive. We have been fascinated by the different classes onboard and will be re-enacting what it would have been like to eat in the 3rd class dining hall by tasting samples of the original menu.

We have a terribly busy term ahead and cannot quiet believe Year 2 has almost come to an end! We have worked hard to rise to the challenge of Year 2, and we are eager to start preparations for transitioning into Year 3. 

Year 2 Long Term Planning

Year 2 Long Term Planning 2020-21

What’s been happening in Class 5?