Welcome to Class 2

Welcome to Class 2! 
We have Year 1 and Year 2 children in our class. Our teacher is Mrs Staff and our teaching assistants are Miss Lowry, Miss Wastie and Mrs Canning.
Mrs Staff


Miss Wastie

Class 2 Teaching Assistant

Miss Lowry

Class 2 Teaching Assistant am

In Class 2, we are building our collaboration skills, supporting each other and working together to develop our ideas.

We learn through our projects and concepts which provide learning opportunities through lots of interesting activities and investigations. We always allow an element of flexibility to be able to respond to interests and needs that the children bring. This ensures that their learning is relevant, exciting and engaging. 


Summer term project - Who is the King of the Castle?

In this project, our children will enjoy many adventure stories with Dragons and Knights as they investigate the development of castles and their purpose through time. They will locate significant castles around the UK, including Pendennis Castle in Cornwall, which we are planning to visit. They will learn about the life and achievements of Queen Elizabeth II, of King Charles III and his legacy to help care for our planet. The three concepts of power, duty and courage will be threaded throughout the project as they develop their understanding of the ever changing roles of British monarchs in history.

HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS (HFWs) are, as the name would suggest, words which appear very frequently in the English language and in written texts such as and, the, as, it, dog, man, good, gone, which, think, began and so on. As these words are used and appear so regularly, it is very important for children to be able to read and spell them from an early age in Reception.

Please click the link below to view a full list of all words which are classed as high frequency and are therefore classed as being vitally important for children to be able to read and spell.

From Year 1, COMMON EXCEPTION WORDS are introduced. These are words which appear quite regularly in spoken and written English but, unfortunately for young readers and writers, do not always follow the fundamental single phonic sounds and digraphs (sounds which are composed of two letters such as th, sh and ch) which children become familiar with in Class 1/EYFS and indeed in a nursery setting.

Common exception words are best split into year groups with an expectation that children should be able to read and spell the relevant words by the time they reach the end of each academic year. As you would expect, Year 1 and 2 children start to learn simpler words which may still contain the odd irregular phonic sound or pattern such as once, friend, people and water, before progressing to trickier words in Key Stage 2 such as answer, breathe, certain, interest and peculiar.

Please click the link below to view a list of common exception words for year 1 and 2. 

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