Class 2



Your class team includes Miss Howkins as the Class Teacher and Mrs. Collins as the Class Teaching Assistant.

We hope you have all had a fantastic half term break and are looking forward to another exciting term in Class 2!

Class 2 had a superb learning experience at Clitheroe Castle as part of our 'Cool Castles' topic.

Arctic Adventures

Our next topic is 'Arctic Adventures' and we have transformed part of our classroom into a reading igloo. 

Our English units will tie in with our overarching topic as the children will write a story set in the Arctic and write a recount of an encounter with a polar bear. As scientists, the children will investigate the Arctic habitat, describe how animals obtain their food and recognise Arctic animals’ adaptations for survival. In Geography, they will pinpoint where Arctic animals are found and as historians, the children will learn about the traditional Inuit way of life. In Art, they will create the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) whilst they will also observe, draw and paint polar animals.  

Our maths units for this half term include:

  • Number and Place Value
  •  Measure
  • Multiplication
  • Division


Your child will be given a home learning takeaway for this term in which they will be able to select from a range of activities related to our topic - Arctic Adventures. Replacement copies of the takeaways can be sent home and they are also available on the school website.

We are very lucky in Class 2 this year as our friend 'The Cat in the Hat' will be kindly letting us borrow his hat! The Cat in the Hat will decide every Friday which member of Class 2 will be allowed to take his hat home for the weekend, returning it on Monday morning. This is no ordinary hat! Once you place the hat on your head you will be transported to your very own imaginary world - wherever you would like to go! Your child will also be given a log to write about their adventure and draw a picture of the special place they visited. 

In Class 2 we understand the importance of reading both at school and at home. Home reading books will be changed daily. Parents/guardians are encouraged to listen to their child read as much as possible, just five minutes each day makes a huge difference. Please sign your child's reading record so that we know when your child has read and needs a new book. It is also beneficial to ask your child questions about what they are reading to check their understanding.

Changes at home time - Please can you wait to collect your child in the large section of the infant yard, where parents wait to collect EYFS/Year 1 children.

Our PE morning with Mr. Smedley will take place on Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit, this can be worn underneath tracksuits and trainers. They will wear this for the whole day.

Spelling quizzes will take place every Wednesday, the first spelling quiz for this term will take place on Wednesday 8th November.
The EYFS/KS1 Christmas Production Lights, Camel, Action will take place on the 12th December (afternoon) and the 13th December (evening).
This year we will have snacks available at morning breaktimes, such as cereal bars or Snack-a-Jacks. If you would like your child to have a snack then please can they bring in a £1 for the week on a Monday or you can pay for the full term in advance for £7, which will cover the snack cost until the Christmas holidays. 

Don’t forget to check our Dojo Class Story page, facebook and twitter @Waterprimary @MissHowkins for the latest updates.

Thank you for your continued support and the door is always open if you have any queries or would like to discuss anything further.

Miss Howkins.