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Class 2

Class 2 Topic Overview

Hello everyone,


Just a quick update regarding reading logs, reading challenges and spellings.


The children have been sent home with their reading logs to record their daily reads and they have chosen a book to take home and read over this coming week. As mentioned in the letter that went out on Friday, the children will only be changing their books once a week on a Friday so they can be quarantined and so that children can develop not only their fluency skills, but their comprehension skills too.


This Friday 18th September, the children will choose a reading book to take home and they will be asked to complete 1 reading challenge and a book review. I will provide the children with a homework book so they have a place to complete their challenges and book reviews. Reading challenges and book reviews must be completed and handed in on a Wednesday so they can be marked and handed back to the children on Friday. You will find the challenges list inside the homework book. I have also posted a list of the reading challenges for each year group below.


WEEK 1 READING CHALLENGE (starting Friday 18th September)

Y1 and Y2 Reading Challenge: I drew a picture of a main character from my story and described them.

Book review guidance
Y1s - Write a few simple sentences detailing what the book was about. They could say whether they liked/disliked about the book.

Y2s - Write a detailed review summarising what the book/chapter was about. Explain why you would/wouldn't recommend the book. Explain what their favourite part was or who their favourite character was and why.


Reading challenges for year 1

  1. I drew a picture of a main character from my story and described them
  2. I’ve designed a new front cover for my book
  3. I looked for sounds I know
  4. I made a special book mark with words I need to practice
  5. I can count the syllables in 10 words of my choice
  6. I wrote down three fun facts about my book
  7. I found 10 words that rhyme (cat/hat)
  8. I wrote about what I liked or disliked about my book
  9. I found the meaning of 3 new words
  10. I thought about another story I have read that is like this book. I wrote about it.
  11. I read my book in silly voices
  12. I predicted what would happen before reading my book.


Reading challenges for year 2

  1. I drew a picture of a main character from my story and described them
  2. I’ve designed a new front cover for my book and wrote a book review
  3. I’ve found out the meaning of 3 new words and put them in to a sentence
  4. I have done extreme reading and taken a photo
  5. I have drawn a map of my story setting and used a key
  6. I found some speech in my book and changed the words “hello, how are you” said the boy… “Good morning, what are you up to?” said the boy
  7. I wrote about what I liked or disliked about my book
  8. I predicted what would happen before reading my book
  9. I wrote down 3 new fun facts from my book
  10. I wrote a book review using my best handwriting
  11. I found 10 words to rhyme (friend/mend)
  12. I thought about another story I have read that is like this book and wrote about the similarities


Please note that spellings will be posted on the website this coming Friday 18th September. These spellings will be tested the following Friday.

Hello everybody!

After what has been a strange and unusual time, I can honestly say that I am incredibly excited to be returning back to the classroom! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer. We had a brilliant first day back on Friday and I’m looking forward to getting stuck into our new projects for this coming term. I would also like to say that I was blown away by the effort and creativity that went into the habitats that came in Friday! They were superb!

Important Information:

PE will be taught on a Tuesday afternoon. Please send your child in wearing their PE kit every Tuesday.


For the first half term, we as a school have decided that homework tasks will solely be centred on key skills such as spelling, reading and times tables only.


Spellings will be sent home every Friday to be revised, ready to be tested the following Friday. These will be uploaded onto the website.


Times tables
Times tables will be tested every Friday. Each child has access to TT Rockstars which the school pays for. It is an excellent platform to use. I will provide the children with their log in details for TT Rockstars. You can contact me anytime to amend their times tables on the app if you feel they are ready for the next table. You can access the TT Rockstars website here:


This term, we will be asking the children to complete a set of reading challenges. Children will be asked to select a book from our class library on a Friday morning. They will take this book home and aim to complete one reading challenge every week, along with a book review. Children will change their book every Friday. Further details on reading challenges to follow.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

Miss Williamson

A message from Miss Williamson

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WOO HOO I’ve got Class 2!


A big warm welcome to my wonderful new class!

I am so excited to get to know you all and to be your class teacher. I have already started planning our new topics for the Autumn term and I know we are going to have so much fun together! We are also very lucky to have the wonderful Mrs.Roots working with us on a Monday and Tuesday and the lovely Mrs.Fagg will be joining us on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It is going to be a great year! I am looking forward to seeing many of you for our transition days over the next 2 weeks. I have lots of lovely activities planned so we can get to know each other a bit better!

Summer Challenge!

Now for your summer challenge! Our first science topic for the Autumn term is ‘Living things and their habitats’. Over the summer, I would like you to create a habitat using a shoebox (or any similarly sized cardboard box). A habitat is where something lives. Some examples of habitats could include: desert, forest, ocean, woodland or polar. You will need to choose a specific animal that you would typically find in your chosen habitat. I would also like you to write a short fact file about your chosen animal. Get creative! Think about the materials you are going to use and how you can make your habitat spectacular! Please bring these in with you on your first day back in September ready for them to be displayed on our science wall.

I hope you are excited to begin your journey in class 2 with me, we are going to have a blast!

Miss Williamson