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Class 2

Welcome to Class 2.

We are a mixed year 1 and year 2 class. The class teacher is Mrs Middleton, ably assisted by Mrs Ward, Mrs Colley and Mrs Sutton.

Our new year 1s have moved up and are settling in very quickly, helped by our confident, kind year 2s.

Here are a few useful pieces of information about life in Class 2.



In class 2 we love to read lots of different books. When you read at home, make sure your parents sign in your home school diary so that you get stickers on your special bookmark on Fridays. When your bookmark is full, you get to sit on a chair in assembly - and when you get 30 stickers, you have a non-school uniform and treat day! 

Remember you need your book bag in school every day!


PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Make sure you remember your kit!

When it is cold don't forget your extra jumper!

Autumn Term



Our latest topic was 'An Island Home'. We have explored a small Scottish island with the help of a Katie Morag and the books of Mairi Hedderwick. 

We especially enjoyed our Katie Morag Day when we dressed up as characters from the island and tried Scottish dancing, painting miniatures, cooking flapjack and building bridges to the mainland. We were a bit surprised when Farmer McMaster arrived to complain about gates being left open! 



At the beginning of term, we really enjoyed finding out about Seasides Then and Now. We made models, painted pictures and investigated old photographs and films. 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' helped us think about seaside food and picnics - and our school fish and chip lunch was perfectly timed! 





 What super bathing machines!

Summer Term highights



We had a great time finding out about Cities around the world. Our 'visits' to Paris, Venice, Barcelona and New York involved lots of art activities and eating. We particularly enjoyed our trip to Lincoln Castle and Cathedral where we spotted the Imp and climbed around the castle wall. The King and Queen invited us to a medieval banquet where we ate and danced!

Our other topic was Habitats. We looked at different habitats from round the world and thought about why different animals live in different habitats. Then we investigated some habitats around school.

Ideas for home follow up can be found here.

We had a fun afternoon finding out about worms.

We used sticks, stamping and recorder playing to charm worms from the school garden

and then made a wormery for them to live in.

 We discovered lots of facts about worms.

We used pastry to make bread stick worms and jelly to make wiggly strawberry worms.


Now we are worm experts.


Spring Term highlights

Our first  topic was Weather and Seasons

We made our own weather charts and found out about different sorts of weather. 

Then we had a great time learning about China.

Our photo gallery gives a flavour of some of the activities we enjoyed.


Eating Chinese food!                             Dressing up in traditional clothes


   Making Chinese dragons                          Making Chinese drums



                        Here are our classroom displays.


Autumn Term highlights




 As part of our art work, we have all tried painting a self portrait. Don't they look amazing!

We used out symmetry skills to complete these portraits:

 What careful artists we have in class 2!



Ben came in and told us all about his saxophone. He played lots of different styles of music. We loved it!