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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

September 23rd 2022

What an excellent start to year 2 Elton Class has had! I am so impressed with their ability to be independent! I am also super impressed with their writing! In English, we have been learning about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We have written a new version of the story from the point of view of Goldilocks. When we write the word ‘I’ we must remember to use a capital letter.

We have started the year with our topic ‘Castle Hedingham Old and New’. We have been using our history detective skills to see how the buildings in the village have changed over time. Tomorrow, we are visiting Mr. Bird at St. Nicholas church to learn what has stayed the same at the church and what has changed. We will let you know what we find out in the next newsletter.

In Maths, we a working with numbers to 100! We know how to order them, partition them in tens and ones, partition them in a variety of ways and write number sentences to represent our partitioning.

Some other notable things the children have loved are their ‘Forest School’ sessions and P.E. with Reece. Monday and Friday are great days of the week!

Reading

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.

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