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 wonderful half term break and are looking forward to another exciting term in Class 2!

Class 2 visited Ilkley Toy Museum as part of our Toy Story topic.

Our next topic is Let's go to China. Our English units will tie in with our overarching topic as the children will write information texts about China and they will retell a Chinese story. As Geographers, the children will compare life in the UK to life in China, looking closely at the human and physical geography of London and Beijing. They will learn about Chinese New Year and significant landmark, The Great Wall of China. The children will prepare and make a chinese meal and work together to create a whole class chinese art piece.

As scientists, the children will investigate the best conditions for plant growth whilst observing then describing the process from seed to plant. 

Our maths units for this half term include:

  • Number and Place Value
  • Statistics
  •  Sequencing and Sorting
  • Position and Direction


Please see the home learning letter regarding the change to home learning for this term. 

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.

We LOVE to write in Class 2 and share our superb writing on Pobble each week. Follow the link below to read work by our published authors and please leave comments for our superstars!

Thursday 1st March - swimming starts for Group 2. Group 1 will take part in a PE sessions at Fearns with Mr. Smedley. There is no swimming session during the first week back. Updates regarding swiming and PE will be sent via Class Dojo.

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.

Spelling quizzes will take place every Tuesday, the first spelling quiz for this term will take place on Tuesday 20th February.
We 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 £5, which will cover the snack cost until February half term. 

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 as always the door is open if you have any queries or would like to discuss anything further.

Miss Howkins.