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 1

Welcome back to a new term at St James. I hope the children are feeling rested and recharged, ready for lots of new learning that will be taking place in year 2. I will be your child’s teacher (Mrs Fosbery) and our teaching assistant is Mrs Morse.

We are both delighted to be spending the rest of year with such a lovely class and embarking on a new adventure together in Year 2.




As writers we will be –

- Poetry on a theme – humorous

We will prepare and perform humorous poems.

- 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.

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-

We are photographers

In this unit we will take, review and edit digital photos.Enter text...


As historians we will be learning about -

The Great Fire of London

We will revisit this topic, consolidating our knowledge.



As Mathematicians we will be-

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

We will create and interpret tally charts and pictograms. 

We will understanding The Commutative Law,  adding three  1-digit numbers and add 1 or 2 more.


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

As athletes we will be learning to –  



We will be taught new skills and rules by a sports coach.


As musicians we will be working on –

How Does Music Make the World a Better Place?

We will be performing, participating in or listening to music has also been shown in many ways to improve wellbeing.


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


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 Geographers we will be comparing-

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.



Why does Christmas matter to Christians?


We will reflect on our individual Christmases and how Christians prepare for and celebrate Christmas.  We will look at the Nativity story and the meaning of incarnation.  We will understand the reasons for giving and discuss how we can give to people with acts of kindness


We will explore our ‘Hopes and Dreams'

Things to Remember

Friday – PE kits

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

Every day – Coats and drinks.

Our Christian value for this half term is Perserverance. In Class 2 we will be reflective and prayerful, thinking about how to show our Christian values in everything that we do.

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

Kind Regards,

Mrs Fosbery

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