Welcome to Class 2!
Our teacher is Miss Harris.
Mrs Collingburn, Mrs Darlington, Miss Waite and Mrs Palfreyman will also be helping in our class this year.
Bank Holiday 1st May
2nd May - 25th May Staggered SATs for Class 2
INSET day 26th May and 5th June
Phonics test re-sits for some children in Class 2 12th-23rd June
Your child will need their reading books and Read Write Inc. book in school every day.
PE kit will be required on a Wednesday (outdoor kit please).
Water bottle will be sent home every Friday in order for them to be cleaned and will need to be returned to school on a Monday morning. Please remember to return these as it is important that children have regular access to a drink.
This term our topic is...
We will be exploring the following questions:
How would you train your dragon?
What type of castle would you like to live in?
How would you keep the enemies away?
Who lived in a castle?
This is what we will be learning across the curriculum!
Every Monday we meet with our reading buddies.
Texts and Genres
Poetry, glossaries, newspaper report, letters and narrative
How to Train your Dragon
St George and the Dragon
Dragon Poems J Foster & K Paul
Paper Bag Princess
Knight who was afraid of the dark.
Again – E Gravett
Sir CharlieStinky socks and the Tale of 2 Treasures
Adverbs and verbs
Subordination and co-ordination
Commas to separate items in a list
Accurate spelling is a key part of the Key Stage 1 curriculum; therefore it is vital that the children practise and learn by heart any spellings and spelling rules that are sent home this year in their Read Write Inc. spelling books.
We will be learning to join our handwriting.
Texts and Films to enjoy
How to Train Your Dragon,
The Knight and the Dragon
George and the Dragon
Reading scales and measures/capacity
Counting in 3’s and 4’s
Addition & Subtraction
Symmetry – flags and coat of arms
Time – castle opening times
Money – castle shop
Fractions - recognising and finding ¼, ½, 1/3, 2/4, 3/ 4 of a shape, length or number
Time – telling the time to 15 minute intervals
What is a force?
King Arthur and the Stone
Drafty Castle windows
Measuring skills – Sir Roger’s rain water
St George and his significance nationally.
Timelines of changes in castles over time.
Finding famous castles on a map.
Looking at plans of real and imaginary castles.
Finding our who lived in a castle and their role.
Art/Craft and Design Technology
Art and Design DT
Clay Dragon models
Castle models/ castle defences
Designing our own shields and finding out
Developing cutting, sticking, joining,
folding and fastening skills.
Creating art using a wash technique and develop painting skills
The Fishermen and Mary & Martha
Respect – Jesus & Zacchaeus
Beebots and beebot maps.
Beebots on iPads
Using pic- collage app for different castles
Stop amination – Create a dragon or knight animation based on a class story.
Dragon unit KS2 Charanga
Castles Unit KS1 Charanga
Various songs on Sing Up! Pet’s dragon song, Puff the Magic Dragon
Ukuleles with MT
Dragon music to accompany a story
Music to accompany creatice Knight story
With help from my teacher, review my own work and identify
what I’ve done well.
With help I can suggest how to improve my work.
With help I review my own work and identify what I’ve done well.
I am beginning to change my behaviour to suit different roles
I recognise feelings and behaviour of others.
I keep going with an activity for the pleasure it provides and
sometimes for a reward.
I recognise my achievements in some areas.
I answer relevant questions about why things happen and how
I have imaginative ideas.
I’m prepared to put forward my ideas or answers in a small group.
I try to remain patient if solutions are not readily at hand.
Parents / Community
Trip To Leeds Royal Armouries
Role Play Castle
Local Area Week