Class 2

Mrs Ley

Class Teacher

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Mrs Turner

Class Teacher

Thursday and Friday

Miss Horrocks

Teaching Assistant

Class 2 consists  of Year 1 and Year 2 children.
Our aim is to ensure that every child feels that they are part of a caring class. A class in which they feel confident enough to try new things without fear of failure. A class in which everybody has something to offer. Our aspiration is that the children in Class 2 will become self-motivated learners through a varied and exciting curriculum. Parental help is always welcome in Class 2, whether to discuss their child's progress or to help on educational visits.
We want Class 2 children to enjoy school and look forward to the opportunities each new day offers.
Key Timings:
PE - Wednesday afternoons - please can we request that children come to school in their PE kits on their PE day. 
Homework - Class 2 homework grids to be sent home at the start of each half term. These grids are linked to the current topic and are also shown on Google Classroom. A folder is there for work to be handed in.
Spellings - Issued on Friday and tested on the following Friday. These are also shown on Google Classroom.  Please practice at home to help your child develop vocabulary and spelling. 

Reading- It would be greatly appreciated if you would endeavour to hear your child read or share books on a regular basis to enhance their learning. All the children will read daily with their teaching staff during their phonics session. Any notes from staff will also go in the Reading Record so it is worth checking daily.

If you have any queries or questions, please come and ask a member of the class 2 team. We are more than happy to help. Alternatively we are happy to make appointments for the end of the school day if you'd like more time to discuss your child.

Our Knowledge Rich Project (KRP) - Summer term 


Knowledge Rich Project - School days

In the School Days project, your child will have the opportunity to take part in a traditional Victorian class and will learn about the differences between schooling in the Victorian era and schooling today. They will learn about objects found in a Victorian classroom and how they were used. They will research Samuel Wilderspin, an important figure in the development of schooling for young children in the Victorian era, whose ideals are reflected in schooling today. They will learn to describe the passage of time through study of past, present and future tense vocabulary.

This project teaches children about their own school and locality, both today and in the past. They compare schooling in the Victorian era to their experiences today.


English, SPaG and Handwriting.


We will be continuing our Read, Write Inc Programme for phonics and reading. In English we will follow the ‘Talk for writing’ approach. This approach enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally, before reading and analysing it, and then writing their own version of a story or non-fiction.


Year 1

We will learn, recognise and use verbs, prefixes and suffixes. We will also learn and use regular plural nouns and write a sequence of sentences to form a short narrative. We will learn and use capital letters for the names of people, places and the days of the week. We will  recognise and use verbs, the personal pronoun ‘I’, regular plural nouns, regular past tense verbs and combine words to make sentences.

Year 2

We will learn to use conjunctions ‘because’ ‘when’ ‘if’ ‘that’ ‘or’ ‘and’ and ‘but’. We will also learn to recognise and use suffix ‘less’. We will learn to recognise and use comparative and superlative adjectives, irregular plural nouns, compound words, irregular comparative and superlative adjectives and the suffix ‘er’. We will also learn and use parts of speech (word class).


We will continue to follow our Penpals handwriting programme focusing on joining combinations of letters in both year 1 and 2.


Year 1

Year 1 children will learn to count in multiples of twos, fives and tens. Solve one step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher. We will learn bout fractions. We will recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity. We will also recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity. We will also learn about geometry – position and direction, describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three quarter turns. Year 1 children will also learn about place value of a number within 100, count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number. They will ount, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals and with a given number, identify one more and one less and also compare numbers using the  language of: equal to, more than, less than, most, least. Year 1 children will also learn about measurement of money and time. They will recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes and sequence events in chronological order, recognising and using language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years and tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and measure and begin to record time (hours, minutes, seconds) respectively.

Year 2

Year 2 children will recognise, find, name and write fractions  ,  ,  and  of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity. Write simple fractions for example,  of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of   and  .  They will choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels. They will compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =.  In geometry they will use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise). We will also order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences. Children will also learn about the measurement of time where they will tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and  draw the hands on a clock face to show these times. They will know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day and ccompare and sequence intervals of time. Lastly we will learn about measurement of mass, capacity and temperature, where we will use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels. We will compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =.


Year 1

This term we will learn about wild and garden plants by exploring the local environment. We will identify and describe the basic parts of plants and observe how they change over time. We will understand that plants are living things that grow, change over time and make new plants. We will also discuss how plants change over different seasons and the reasons for these changes. We will then learn about animals, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and invertebrates. We will be able to identify and describe their common structures, their diets and how animals should be cared for.

Year 2

This term we will learn about plants. We will observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and find out and describe how plants need water, light and suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. We will then learn uses of everyday materials we will identify and compare the uses of variety of everyday materials including wood, metal, plastic etc for particular uses. We will find out about how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by quashing, bending, twisting and stretching.


In music we will be learning ‘Come dance with me’ from the Sing up programme. This lively warm-up song uses movement as a springboard into composing new lyrics and actions. The call and response nature of the songs translates well into instrumental world, with pupils creating their own percussion and playing simple rhythm patterns on tuned instruments. In music this term we will be we will also be learning songs, dances and performances for our performance from Hall for Cornwall.

We will also be learning ‘Tanczymy Labada’ from the Sing up programme. A welcoming Polish circle game with increasingly tricky and hilarious actions!

This term the children will be also learning summer songs to sing and perform at the summer fair.


The children will learn about artwork depicting streets and buildings and focuses on the work of the American pop artist, James Rizzi. We will create a 3-D mural based on Rizzi's work. We will also be making our props for our performance for Hall for Cornwall. We will also learn about sources of food and the preparatory skills of peeling, tearing, slicing, chopping, mashing and grating. The children will use this knowledge and techniques to design and make a supermarket sandwich according to specific design criteria.


Our History focus is the Victorian era. We will firstly learn about our schools history by looking at photographs of the school now and then. What changes have occurred? Buildings built? We will introduce the Victorians and discuss how we will be travelling back in time to see what life was like in the Victorian era. We will discuss similarities and differences between life in Victorian times and the present day. We will learn about Victorian schools and compare them to our schooling today. We will explore Victorian classroom artefacts where we will describe each object and say how we think it was used and why. We will consider how these artefacts are the same or different to the classroom resources they use today. We will also learn about Samuel Wilderspin and how his views and ideas changed the way children are taught and their school life.  

In Geography we will investigate - What was our community like in Victorian times? We will do this by looking at old maps and photographs and discuss and compare what changes we can see. We will further learn about our school and locality, both today and in the past. We will learn about our school and complete a field work study; where the school is including the road, village, town, county and postcode. We will look at Google Earth exploring the satellite images of the school and use the zoom tool and Street View function to identify features, such as the car park, playground and wildlife area. We will make our own maps with labels. We will further discuss and learn about human and physical we see in our local area. We will further discuss about litter and the effects that litter has on our environment and locality. Why is there more litter in certain places and not others? What can we do about litter as individuals, school and the wider community?


Year 1

We will be learning about grouping data. We will learn how to label and describe, match and identify labels of a group. We will count different amounts in groups and describe properties of data in different groups. Understand and identify that objects can share properties and we can sort objects in more than one way. We will explore programming - robot algorithms. We will learn how to sequence instructions and use logical reasoning to predict outcomes. We will give commands in different orders to investigate how the order affects the outcome. We will also learn about design in programming. We will develop and design algorithms and then test those algorithms as programs and debug them.

Year 2

We will be learning about Pictograms. We will recognise we can count and compare objects using tally charts. Record data in tally charts and compare this data. We will understand that data and objects can be pictures too. We will view data in different formats and finally be able to explain what a pictogram is and make our own picograms. We will learning about programming – Moving a robot. We will explore using individual commands, both with each other and as part of a computer program. We will identify what each floor robot command does and use that knowledge to start predicting the outcome of programs.


We are going to learn and answer the question ‘Who is a Muslim and how do they live?’ We will learn and identify core beliefs and concepts studied and give a simple description of what they mean. We will recognise the words of the Shahadah and that it is very important for Muslims. We will Identify some of the key Muslim beliefs about God found in the Shahadah and the 99 names and give a simple description of what some of them mean. We will learn how Muslims use stories about the Prophet to guide their beliefs and actions (e.g. care for creation, fast for Ramadan)and about Mohammad. We will recognise the words of the Shahadah and that it is very important for Muslims.    

PE - now on a Wednesday afternoon

Summer 1 - Throwing and catching (field games)

In PE we will learn and practise how to throw a ball under arm with accuracy and to learn overarm techniques and know when to use them. We will learn and practise the best technique for catching ball and explore catching balls of varying sizes. We will also learn and practise the correct technique for striking a ball.

Summer 2 - Active Athletics

This term we will be learning and practising skills involved with running; to run with varying speeds and to know the difference between running for speed and distance, to change of direction whilst maintaining balance, and to run when jumping over obstacles. We will further develop and practise our skills of jumping with balance and fluency and to jump over obstacles. We will also take part in an obstacle course and of course sports day.


We will follow the SCARF units for PSHE which will include the units ‘Being My Best’ and ‘Growing and Changing’.  These lessons will be enhanced through our assemblies during the term also.

We are also very excited to be performing our performance from Hall for Cornwall in Summer 1 we are also planning to have a Victorian day! More information to follow.

In Summer 2 we will also be enjoying Forest School.


Help your child prepare for their project:

-        Do you have any old photos? Black and white? Of your family or of your local area?

-        Talk to Grandma or Grandad or Great Grandma or Great Grandad? , What do they remember about their lives? School? Games they played? What was their house like? What did they do at school?


PE afternoon is now Wednesday – please come to school in PE kit.

Please can children bring in their water bottles everyday especially as the weather is getting warmer.


If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Class 2 team.

Many thanks,

The Class 2 team.


Home work grid is attached below. 


Class 2 Home School Link - Class toy
Our class toy is Marmaduke the very different dragon. At the end of each week he will pick a child to go home with who has worked hard on being a superstar, both with their work and general manners. We have already shared the story with your child; you might like to share it with them at home as well or your child might like to read it to you. It would be lovely if you or your child could write a little diary entry with a picture or drawing so we can share their experiences with the class.
To ensure we keeping safe we will be sending home a plastic toy that can be easily cleaned. The book, bag and toy will need to be returned on Monday so that it can be cleaned and quarantined for the appropriate time before being sent home again on Friday. Thank you for your support and cooperation.  


In class 2 we will continue to follow the systematic approach to phonics called Read, Write Inc.
We will recap the learning from the Foundation Stage, enhancing upon your child's knowledge to make them fluent and able readers.
It is always helpful to practice what we are learning at school, but if you feel you are a little unsure on how to pronounce the sounds here is a clip from the RWInc site which will help you.


Below are the Year 1 and Year 2 spelling lists and an overview of the spelling rules/sounds to be taught for each wordlist. At Mawgan-in-Pydar, we follow the 'Shakespeare and More' spelling scheme. The spelling overview explains how this scheme works.

In line with the National Curriculum, these spellings will be taught through daily activities and investigations. There are lots of fun ways to practise these words, to help children remember the spelling sounds and rules. As an additional learning task, please practise these spellings at home. Please note, any additional learning you do at home will support your child’s learning at school.

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