Class 2

Class 2 is a mixed Year 1 and Year 2 group with 29 children. The class is taught by Mrs Ati Charlesworth. Mr Andrew Hunt teaches the class on Friday afternoons. They are supported by teaching assistants Miss Jo Walker and Mrs Jo Cocking. Miss Jo Walker will also be covering for Mrs Charlesworth’s PPA on a Thursday afternoon.

If you ever need to get in touch, please do not hesitate to contact or ask to speak to Mrs Charlesworth via the school reception on 01579 350576.

  • Dates for your diary:
    06.12.23 – Infant nativity performance – I @ 2:00 pm
    07.12.23 – Infant nativity performance – II @ 10:00 am
  • This term, PE day is on Monday and Thursday.
    We ask that all children come into school in their PE kit. Our school PE kit is blue/black shorts or tracksuit bottoms and a plain white T-shirt.
  • Can you please ensure that your child bring their book bags in daily. Your children will be sent home with a book from the library to enjoy with you at home. These will be changed every Monday. Your child might also bring home books from our Read Write Inc program.


Spellings are assessed during our Literacy lessons and a week is given to learn them. Please see below the spellings for the week beginning Monday 04th December 2023:

Year 1 Year 2
Set 2 sounds

out, loud, round, shout, mouth, found

Red words
her, no

Set 3 sounds

Recap ur
burn, turn, spurt, nurse, purse, hurt

Learn – er
never, better, weather, after, proper, corner

Click this link for a quick video to that clearly demonstrates how we learn and teach spelling using Read Write Inc.



You can continue helping your child to secure their knowledge of numbers and place value by trying out the activities suggested below.

Year 1 Year 2
Here are nine triangles. Each one has three numbers on it.

Your challenge is to arrange these triangles to make one big triangle, so the numbers that touch add up to 10.

Once you’ve finished making the big triangle, think about these questions:
How did you get started?
What did you do next?

You can create your own triangles or print out the template in the link below:

One big triangle template

Alternatively, you might like to use this interactivity, which allows you to drag each triangle onto the large triangle.

One big triangle – interactive

Source – nrich @ University of Cambridge

You have a set of the digits from 0 – 9.

Can you arrange these digits in the five boxes below to make two-digit numbers as close to the targets as possible? You may use each digit once only.

How will you know that your solution is as close to the targets as possible?

You could use this interactivity to try out your ideas.

Two digit targets

Source – nrich @ University of Cambridge







In Class 2, we love our books! We ensure that we choose and share a variety of books every day in class. Further, every child is encouraged to access a selection of books related to our topic. To encourage this love of reading further at home, you could read and talk about the books they bring back home in their book bag. We change these books every Monday afternoon.

For the Year 2s who have access to Accelerated Reader levelled reading books, it is expected that your child is to read for at least 30minutes to 1 hour per day. Accelerated reader quizzes can be accessed at home. Please click on the link below and then enter in your user name and password.

If your child has forgotten login details: The username is the 1st letter of your child’s first name and the first 4 letters of their second name. Regarding their password, if they have forgotten that, please do email me so that I can confirm.

In Geography, we have been learning all about where we live and contrasting it against the wider world. We have used Atlases to locate where we are and explored the seven continents. We also had a fun session of recreating the word map using playdough and labelling the 7 continents.

We also had a lot of fun singing the 7 continents song. You could sing along to this very “catchy” number by clicking the link below:

You tube: Seven Continents Song

Here are some photos from Class 2 trip to Plymouth Aquarium on 23rd November 2023 to learn about the amazing ocean habitats and the creatures that live there.

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