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Church of England Academy

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St Matthew’s
Church of England Academy

Class 2

Welcome to Class 2!

Miss Brock and Mrs Shaw welcome all pupils, parents and carers to our class page. The learning for each half-term will be updated, along with photos of our work. PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays and children need to come to school wearing correct kit.



For Summer 1, we will be completing work around the story of Beegu. We are writing a diary entry from the day Beegu crashed into planet earth. Following this we will be writing the story of Beegu. Finally, after our farm trip, we will be writing a recount of a day on the farm.


Year 2 Children will be completing two reading SAT papers in the month of May, both papers will have questions based on a variety of texts. Year 1 Children will be completing a phonics screen on the week commencing 6/5/22, its is really important for children to practise their phonics at home alongside their reading books.





This half-term, we are focusing on capacity, weight and measurement in addition to ongoing arithmetic skills. Year 2 will be completing their SATs in May so we will be recapping lots of skills taught over the year also. TT Rockstars practise will be highly beneficial so children become confident with multiplication and division. 

Some useful websites for you to use at home are: hit the button.



We are studying the topic 'animals including humans'. This is especially exciting as we are taking a visit to the National Adventure Farm! During this visit we will get the opportunity to participate in workshops, take a tractor ride, feed animals and give lambs their milk. Over the duration of this topic we will be learning all about animals and their young, categorising animals and taking a look at different food chains.




Our topic this half-term is old and new toys

  • Toys of today
  • family games over the years 
  • toys in the early 20th century 
  • toys in the Victorian times 




We will use Purple Mash to begin coding.



We will be looking at and creating landscapes and cityscapes. In particular we will be studying artists such Monet, Van Gogh and Metzinger.





We will look at the importance of individuality and self-confidence.



Our key question in RE is: Deciding what is right and wrong?



Our PE days are Wednesdays with Miss Brock and Fridays with LMA coaches.




We are looking at a range of music through the Charranga Music Scheme. The children have already begun to learn the lyrics of a song and come up with their own actions. In addition to this we are having MIss cartwright deliver street dance lessons. This is helping us to listen and move to a beat. The song we are learning a routine to is 'surface pressure' from the film Encanto.