Class Two – Years 1 & 2

Class 2

This is Class 2 who are taught by Miss Heaton and supported by Mrs Court and Mrs Mason. This is a mixed class class of Year 1 and Year 2 pupils who love to learn in different ways.

Autumn Term Curriculum 2023:

Maths: To start our year off in class 2 in the autumn term, children will be developing their understanding of number, place value, addition and subtraction and shape. We will be learning to read and write numbers up to 100 and represent them using a wide range of objects. We will be working on counting amounts carefully and using objects to help us add and subtract numbers. We will then move on to learning about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.

English: We will begin by reading ‘On the way home’ by Jill Murphy and looking at the different features of the story. We will also be looking at inferring characters feelings, sequencing events and answering questions based on what we have read. We will also be creating labels, lists and captions using simple sentences for a new part of the story. We are learning to use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops correctly to extend our writing, including the correct formation of our letters when writing.

During the second half of the term we will return to an author the children are familiar with from last year; Julia Donaldson. We will be learning about worms linked to the fiction text ‘Superworm’ and performing parts of the story, as well as using the non-fiction text ‘Yucky Worms’ by Vivian French to help us to write instructions, questions and facts about these wriggly creatures.

Reading will play a big part in getting to know and understand our whole class texts and we will also read independently as well as during Guided Reading sessions (group reading) during which, children will be able to apply their learning from their daily Phonics lessons.

Science: Our Science topic this term is animals including humans. We will be looking at the human body and senses, stages of life and our basic needs. We will even compare ourselves to worms!

Topic: (History and Geography) Our topics in these subjects link together brilliantly this term as we will be looking at human and physical features particularly these in our local environment. Our local environment includes Levens Hall and our History topic is the History of Levens Hall. We are in the process of organising an educational visit to support our learning of this.

PE: In Autumn 1 Mrs Craggs will teach Gymnastics, and I will be teaching they key fundamental movement skills.


Computing: This term we will be learning about technology around us!


RE:  Our whole school Christian Value is ‘Forgiveness’ this term. There will also be learning linked to Harvest, creation and Christmas.

DT: We will be using our Science learning about human needs and nutrition to plan and prepare a healthy meal as part of our DT work.

Art:  As well as expressing ourselves and exploring different media in our creative area, we will also be using drawing and painting to develop and share our ideas and experiences including producing self-portraits and observational drawings linked to our History topic of Levens Hall.

Music: This term there will be lots of singing and listening and we will be learning how to use our voices expressively and creatively exploring different patterns within music.