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Class 2

Welcome to Class 2!

My name is Mrs Marsh and I am the class teacher. I work with Mrs Campbell, Mr Mooney, Mrs Sears and Mrs Tyler, who are our wonderful LSAs. We have a class pet! He is a hamster and his name is Tiddles. We take it in turns to look after Tiddles. 

Year 2 marks the last year of KS1 and it is very exciting and busy year. The children learn lots and take part in many exciting opportunities linked to our topics;

Autumn 1 Castle Hedingham Old and New (visit St. Nicholas Church and Hedingham Castle)

Autumn 2 Our Capital City – London (Build the Tower of London experience at school)

Spring 1 Hot and Cold Places (Zoo Experience at school)

Spring 2 The Great Fire of London (National Archives Office - virtual experience)

Summer 1 Space Explorers (visit to Cambridge Science Center)

Summer 2 Beside the Seaside (visit to the Seaside) 

Also, the children will prepare for the KS1 SATS assessments (or Special Agent Training, as we like to call it) which they will take throughout the month of May.

I am always available for a chat. Please contact me via email: s.marsh@devere.essex.sch.uk or telephone via the office. 

Curriculum Overview 

Please click here to access the curriculum overview for Year 2

Class Blog

18th March 2022

This week class 2 have been writing their own stories based on the story of ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’. They have invented their own character who has a fear, but other characters help them to overcome their fear. The children have used the vocabulary they have learnt in PSHE to use in their stories. We are really impressed with our up and coming authors! 


In Maths, we have learning about statistics. The children have learnt to gather data in tally charts and create a pictograms and block graphs to represent their data.  


The children are already experts in the Great Fire of London. Why don’t you ask your child about it? I’m sure you would impressed with their knowledge.  


Class 2 are busy learning!


In class 2 we LOVE reading. We read all day, every day. Reading is all around us. We read for enjoyment, we read to find out information, we read to know how to play games, we read to find out about new words, we read because it lets our imagination run wild, we read because it helps us to understand the world, we read because it is relaxing. The list is endless!

By Year 2, we know most of the sounds that letters make. The skill children need to practise the most is reading! The biggest impact you can have is to read with your child as regularly as possible. The expectation is you read with your child at least 4 times per week and record this in your children learning log.

Children will have a reading book that is carefully matched to their phonic reading ability and also have a library book. The children can change their books whenever they wish to. They simply need to put in the yellow box and pop on a post-it note with their name and an adult will change it for them. The children choose their own library books to ensure they have every opportunity to read for enjoyment.

Physical Education

Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. On Wednesday PE is taught by Mrs Sears and on Friday PE is taught by Premier Sports. 

Earrings must be taken out for all PE lessons and long hair must be tied up. If your child is unable to take our their earing independently, then please ensure they are removed before coming to school. 


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