Class 2

Mrs Laura Olefhile

Class Teacher

Miss Leah Horrocks

Teaching Assistant

Miss Lily Needham

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. Parents are 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 to look forward to the opportunities each new day offers.

Class 2 will have their PE lesson on a Thursday. On this day, children must wear their correct PE kits to school. There may of course, be additional days when the children may be required to wear a PE kit, which they will be clearly informed about. 

PE kit:

  • Black shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms
  • Green T-shirt with logo
  • Trainers or plimsolls
  • No earrings or jewellery

Please name all items of kit and school uniform.


  1. Reading: This should be enjoyed on a daily basis. Reading independently, reading together and across a variety of genres are all beneficial, as are audio books. Reading records are to be handed in every morning, they will be checked and returned by the end of the day. Please keep your reading materials in a book bag so that nothing is lost or misplaced.  All children will read daily with their teaching staff during their phonics session. 
  2. Spellings: These will be given to the children at the beginning of each half term. They will be practised every morning in class. Please also practise these at home.
  3. Times tables facts – By the end of Year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 times table. In Class 2, children will be playing Times Tables Rock Stars at school beginning with their 10-, 5- and 2-times tables. Please also encourage them to play at home.
  4. Optional Curriculum Project activities: These will be added to Google Classroom as well as a paper version sent home.
  5. Occasionally additional homework may be sent home to reinforce or practise a concept in any subject area that has been covered in class.

Open Door Policy We welcome your feedback on any aspect of your child’s time in Class 2. Please drop us an email via the office (hello@mawgan-in-pydar.org.uk) to raise any questions, queries or problems that you may have.

Our KRP – Street Detectives

This way or that way? Where should we go? Up to the local shops or down to the playing fields? Let’s learn about our local community, looking at houses old and new and finding out how our streets have changed since our mums and dads were young. Perhaps your granny or grandpa went to our school or maybe they worked in the shop? Make maps and plans of the streets around us, planning our routes. What can you see? What can we find? Whereabouts do you live? Do you know your address? Find out how to write instructions, directions, adverts and learn rhymes all about our community from different times.



  • PE afternoon is Thursday – PE kits to be worn to school every Thursday.
  • Please bring a clearly labelled water bottle to school every day.
  • Please label all clothing.
  • The homework grid will be sent out but is also available on Google Classroom.
  • Please read at home daily and record this in your child’s reading record.


English and SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

We will be continuing with our Read, Write Inc Programme. In English, we will use the talk for writing approach to explore ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’ We will write our own stories, poems and diaries. In our SPaG sessions, Y1 children will attempt to use more conjunctions. They will make sure that their word choices are relevant to the context. They will begin to use adjectives to add detail to their sentences. Year 1 children will use capital letters for the names of people, places and days of the week.

In our SPaG sessions, Y2 children will use sentences with different forms: statements, questions, exclamations and commands. They will use co-ordination (or, and, but) as well as using present and past tenses correctly and consistently including the progressive form. They will use adjectives, adverbs and expanded noun phrases to add detail and specify. Y1 children will also begin to use commas to separate items in a list. They will be introduced to apostrophes for singular possession.


In Y1, we are focusing on writing numbers 10–20, using correct spacing, practising ‘ch’,’ai’, ‘wh’ and ‘ow’ unjoined. We will then introduce diagonal and horizontal joins for these. In Y2, we are focusing on the diagonal and horizontal joins for ck, al, el, at, il, ill, ui, ey, aw, ur, an, ip, ok, ot, ob, ol, oi, oy, on, op, ov, ed, cc, eg, ic, ad, ug, ag, oc, og, od, va, vo, as, es, is, os, ws, ns, ds, ls, ts, ks, ed and ing. We will focus on capital letters too.



In Y1 Mathematics, we are focusing on length, height, mass, volume, multiplication, division, fractions, position, direction, place value within 100, money and time. In     Y2 Mathematics, we are focusing on multiplication, division, length, height, mass, capacity, temperature, fractions, time, statistics, position and direction.



This term the children will learn about living things and their habitats. They will explore things that are living, dead or have never been alive. They will identify and name a variety of plants, animals and minibeasts in their habitats and microhabitats. The children will explore how living things in a habitat depend on each other and how animals obtain their food using simple food chains.


Art and Design & Design Technology
During Summer 1, as part of our DT, we will enjoy construction and model making. In Summer 2, we will explore the work of John Dyer and Van Gogh.



This term, Y1 will be dancing and drawing to Nautilus. They will explore the units ‘Cat and Mouse’ and ‘Come Dance with me.’ Y2 will explore ‘Swing-a-long’ with Shostakovich, Charlie Chaplin unit and the Tanczymy Labada.


History and Geography

During the first half term, in History, we will explore homes and shops – then and now. We will learn about changes within our living memory. In Summer 2, in Geography, we will look at place knowledge, maps and plans in geography.



In Y1, children will be grouping data, digital writing and learning about internet safety. In Y2, children will be exploring digital photography, digital media, data, information and pictograms.



In RE, we will be exploring ‘How should we care for the world and for others, and why does it matter?’


In PE, the children will be practising throwing and catching in field games, core strength, athletics and fitness.



Our SCARF themes this term are ‘Being My Best’ and ‘Growing and Changing’.


Help your child prepare for their project:

Please take a look at the homework grid and choose some of the tasks to complete at home together. Any additional activities you do at home with your child, will support their learning in school.  


Alongside our guided activities, we will spend time learning through play and exploration. We will choose our provision based on the needs of the children, in the moment of their learning, to enhance skills and prior knowledge.


Open Door Policy

We welcome your feedback on any aspect of your child’s time in Class 2. Please drop us an email via the office (hello@mawgan-in-pydar.org.uk) to raise any questions, queries or problems that you may have.


We are excited about the term ahead with Class 2 and thank you in advance for your support.


Mrs Olefhile, Miss Horrocks and Miss Needham.


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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