Class 2

Welcome to Class 2


'Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it'~ Proverbs 22:6



Dear Parents / Carers,


Hello and welcome to a brand-new school year!  I hope that you have all had the most amazing summer holidays and are rested, ready and raring to go.  I am so excited to be joining the St Mary's family as your children's teacher this year and cannot wait to get going with our first half-term of learning.  There are a few details about what the start of our learning journey will include below.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns, or even if you would just like to be able to put a face to my name!


In topic we will be learning about Clitheroe Castle and how it played an important role in historic conflicts.


In English we will be reading and enjoying the story The Way Home for Wolf by Rachel Bright and Jim Field.  This story will inspire a range of fiction and non-fiction writing and our love for reading will spread to different ‘wolf inspired’ texts.


In Maths we will be focusing on Numbers within 10 in Year 1 and Numbers within 100 in Year 2.  Both classes will be looking at ordering, comparing and representing different numbers.  Our Year 2 children will be starting to think about ‘place value’ and partitioning numbers into ‘tens’ and ‘ones’.


In Science we will be learning all about 'everyday materials', their properties and appropriate uses.  A huge part of this is being able to distinguish between an object and its material.


In R.E. we are thinking about how God is with us at every beginning, the signs and symbols that are used in Baptism and the alternative faith Judaism.


In Computing we will be learning all about the importance of staying safe online and exploring a variety of Purple Mash programs.


In D.T. we will be cooking up a storm, focusing on preparing food in a hygienic way.


In Music we are working towards being able to confidently perform in front of an audience.


In P.S.H.E. we are learning about different relationships and what makes a good or a bad friend.




Reading - Reading with your child is incredibly important.  It not only develops a love of reading but also develops imagination, an essential part of story writing, and also their ability to communicate effectively. Please aim to read with your child for around 20min every day.


Phonics bug - Please log in to phonics bug daily to access the books linked to our phonics focus in class. These books are to be seen as their home reading books. Log in on this link:


Spellings - Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. 


Time tables (Year 2), Number bonds to 10 and 20 (Year 1), Counting forwards and backwards (Year 1) including in multiples of 2, 5 and 10 (Year 2) - Practicing all of these things will help to build your child's fluency within Maths. 


The Class 2 Team

Miss Halstead – Class Teacher

Miss Seed – Teaching Assistant

Miss T - Teaching Assistant


Personal Belongings


As we begin a new school year, please make sure that all belongings are clearly labelled with your child's full name.  This must include jumpers, cardigans, hoodies and coats. 


Once again, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all throughout the year. 


Miss Halstead