Class 2


                                                                            Welcome to Class Two.

We have both Year One and Year Two children in our class. Our class teacher is Miss Wilson. We are very fortunate to be supported by our wonderful assistants Mrs Green in the mornings and Mrs Nelson in the afternoon.

This term our topic is ‘The Kingdom of Benin!’

Each day the children will take part in Maths, Writing and Reading lessons and where relevant, links will be made to our topic.

Maths – We follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning at Bentham Community Primary School. We will start by exploring the place value of 2 digit numbers, counting forwards and backwards from any number, recognising numerals then just before half term we will use this knowledge to explore addition and subtraction problems. Later on in the term, we will become Multiplication Masters and Division Divas!

Phonics & Spellings- Each day the children will take part in a fast paced, active phonics lesson. We will begin by recapping our learning from the previous academic year and then move onto blending and segmenting words containing new sounds. Each Friday the children will take part in a spelling quiz. The words will contain a sound or spelling rule that the children have learnt the week before. 

Reading Lessons: Each day your child will take part in a Guided Reading lesson. The guided sessions are an opportunity for small groups of children to read a phonetically decodable book to an adult or with their peers, with the aim of developing their reading fluency. Our Whole Class Reading lessons will be an opportunity for the children to study the same text, at the start of year this will be during story time. These sessions will focus upon the teaching of comprehension strategies so we gain a greater understanding of what we are reading. 

Writing lessons: Our writing lessons will be linked to stories we have read including The Train Ride. We will start by exploring the genre of non-fiction writing especially biographies and look at many examples of these published texts.

Science: We will be learning lots of about materials, the purposes and how they are made.  We will also be observing and record changes in the weather as the move through the different seasons of the year. As Scientists we will need to observe our experiments very closely, compare how things change over time and as the year goes on we will record our results more readily.

Geography : We will exploring the world around us and discovering more about Africa and the Kingdom of Benin.

Art: We will be creating African style prints on paper and textiles.

PE – Children must come to school dressed in their PE kit every Tuesday and Wednesday. They do not need a school uniform to change into as they will stay in their sporty clothes all day. There will be occasions when will have P.E outside.  It is vitally important that, your child wears the following items during the colder months ahead: joggers, trainers, warm jumper or fleece and a coat.

Please ensure all your child’s clothes are clearly labelled so as not to cause any upset when they cannot find their belongings.

We are really looking forward to the learning journey ahead this year!!