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Welcome to Class 2's webpage


Teachers: Kris Turner

Teaching Assistant: Nicola Cross


We ask that you hear your child read at least 3 times a week. This is recorded on a chart in class and rewards are distributed every half term. Reading is a vital skill on which much of their other learning rests, and regular reading at home makes a huge difference in the classroom. If you would like any support or advice on helping your child with their reading, please come in either before or after school see your child's teacher.

 Brain Builders' Homework

Every 3/4 weeks the whole school sets 'Brain Builder's Homework'. This includes a variety of activities that we would like you to help your child/ren with. This homework is celebrated in assemblies and parents will be asked to come and join us. 


PE is on a Tuesday. Children will need a plain white t-shirt, plain black or grey shorts or tracksuit bottoms, and plimsolls or trainers. Please leave their P.E. kit in school when possible because P.E. times may sometimes change. Please write your child's name in all their kit!

Swimming is every Wednesday morning. Please ensure your child has the correct swim wear and a towel each week. Children may want to bring a snack to eat afterwards to tide them over until lunch time.



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As we are learning about the Ancient Greeks, for English we are going to look at the Greek Myth Pandora's Box. As part of the talk for writing sequence, the children will start by learning the story and finding which writing features need to go into a myth. The children wil then include these features in their own writing, where the are going to write a modern day myth.

Image result for word of mouseIn our class reading, we have been reading The Word of Mouse by James Patterson. One of the issues raised in this story is the use of animals in laboratories.  We will use this story to help us write a persuasive piece of writing.



In maths, we are working really hard to learn our times tables. In our maths lessons, we are moving on to learn about time. The children will learn to tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks, in both 12 and 24 hour clock. The children will use their knowledge of time to solve different time related problems, including using timetables and converting between seconds, minutes and hours.

Wider Curriculum.

In science we are looking at light. During the topic we are going to investigate reflective materials and ow mirrors work, how shadows are made and how light enables us to see things. The children will be able to explain the difference between light and dark.


 For this half term we are looking at being safe.  The core theme of this topic is all about health and wellbeing, including making decisions to keep us safe both physically and emotionally.

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Our Topic this term is The Ancient Greeks.

As part of the topic, we are looking at who the ancient Greeks were and why their history is important today, including looking at Democracy, the Ancient Olympics, The battle of Marathon, Greek Gods and Goddesses and the Trojan War.




Get in touch


Cottage Close, Poolsbrook, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3LF


01246 472540