St James C of E Primary School

St James C of E Primary School


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Vicarage Road, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2QN

Tel: 01432 273961

Class 2

Welcome to Class 2.

Mrs Fosbery- Class Teacher

Mrs Morse- Class TA

Spring Term

Welcome back to a new term at St James.

I hope the children are feeling rested after the holiday and ready for a new term of learning.





As writers we will be –

-Stories from other cultures

We will write a short story based on the theme of a story studied.

- Non-chronological reports

We will write reports related to our science topic, using different sentence types, subheadings and present tense.

- Formal invitations

We will recognise the difference between formal and informal writing and use different sentence types.


Handwriting and spelling will be a key area of focus throughout the Autumn term.


As readers we will be reading –

- The Quangle Wangle’s Hat – Edward Lear

- Coming to England

- The Street Beneath my Feet


We will be focusing on our comprehension skills and vocabulary development through book talk sessions as well as developing our retrieval and inference skills.


As computer software developers-


Digital Photography

We will explore how to take a good photograph, looking at effects and lighting.


As Geographers we will be learning about-

fieldwork and map skills

 We will use simple compass directions to describe the location of features and routes on a map.  We will use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.


As Mathematicians we will be-

We will recap counting forwards and backwards in steps of 2, 5, 10 and 3.

We will continue adding and subtracting one and two digit numbers.

We will use and select money, recognising coins and using our maths skills to find the correct amounts and give change.

We will also be introducing daily mental arithmetic lessons.


Our PE lessons will be on Wednesday afternoons this term. Children will need to come to school in their PE kit. 

As athletes we will be learning to –

Gymnastics and Dance.

 We will be using our bodies in different ways and creating routines to music.


As musicians we will be working on –

Experimenting with sounds

 We will focus on Samba music and rehearse, create and perform different rhythmns.


As designers we will be learning about

Mechanisms ‒

Are bigger wheels always better?

In this unit will learn how wheels and axles work together, and will build simple wheel mechanisms.  We will explore how the size of the wheel and position of the axles affects the movement of simple vehicles.


As scientists we will be investigating –


Uses of Everyday materials

We will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses.

We will find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed.  We will explore the properties of materials and learn about Charles Macintosh.


As artists we will be learning about


Print making

 In this unit we will build on previously acquired printing skills. We will make prints using natural objects and learn how to make a collagraph printing block. We will combine printing techniques to create repeated patterns, inspired by the work of William Morris.



As historians we will be learning about

Our local area

 We will find out about historical events, people and places in our local area.


As theologians we will be investigating-

Who is a Muslim and How do they live?

 We will revisit and continue our topic.

We will be learning about Islam and understanding who Muslims are and that they believe in God (Allah).


We will be discussing our Dreams and Goal, and how to be successful in fulfilling them.

Things to Remember

Wednesday – PE kits

Every day – Bring reading books and reading diaries into school.

Every day – Coats and drinks.

Please make sure all clothing is named, especially jumpers and cardigans. 

If you have any queries about anything that we are doing in Class 2 or need support with anything, please don’t hesitate to email or come and speak to me.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Fosbery

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