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Class 2M

Welcome to Class 2M!


There are 26 amazing children in our class! Our class teacher is Mrs Martt and our super teaching assistants are Mrs Powdrill, Mrs Connelly and Mrs D'Hooge who help us over the week. On Wednesday morning we have PSHE & music with Ms Gill and PE with Mr Woolley.  



Autumn 1 - welcome back to Stanhope!


I hope you've all had a fantastic summer holiday and it's so lovely to see you back at Stanhope looking smart and ready to learn. We'll have a fantastic time in Year 2 and learn lots of fantastic things! 


Our topic this half term is Explorers so we'll be discovering different places we can explore: like America, Australia and even space! We will be visiting the National Space Centre.

In English we'll be practicing our writing skills by writing different types of sentences, biographies and stories. In maths we are practicing place value, addition and subtraction. 

We are also starting to learn our times tables, so please practise at home.

Spring 2019

Happy New Year!

Our topic this half term is Mythical Creatures.

Our big question is “What’s inside the egg?

Our learning challenges are: 

LC1-3 What do imaginary creatures eat? Where do they live? What do they look like? How they have young?

LC4-What birds visit our school? Which animals lay eggs? What other mythical creatures are there?

LC5- What monsters can we invent?

LC6 What is Chinese New year?

We will be Text Detectives for reading comprehensions and writing non-chronological reports in English. Learning about multiplication, division, measurement and practising our times tables in maths. By the end of Year 2 the children should know X and ÷ facts for the 2X, 3X, 5X and 10X tables. Please practise these at home along with any spellings sent home.

It would also be a great help if you could involve your children in any measuring activities like cooking to give them real life experience with using Kg/g, Litres/millilitres and mm/cm/m/Km. Also, telling the time with your children both on analogue and digital clocks to the nearest 5 minutes and letting them handle money, paying for things and working out change.

The last half term is here already and we have come such a long way.

It has been such a lovely journey with a class of such wonderful children. We are very proud of what we have achieved this year and this will stand us in good stead for our move to Year 3.

We have completed the SATs, planted seeds and investigated what plants need to germinate and grow. We were also lucky to have a donation of equipment from the Making It Industrial Heritage Trust to enable us to make our own clocks to help us tell the time. 

Our topic this half term is Nottingham.

Our big question is: 

 ‘Where would you take somebody for a day out in Nottingham?’

Our learning challenges are: 

LC1- Where do I live?

LC2- Where are Gedling and Nottingham?

LC3- What is Nottingham famous for?

LC4- Did Robin Hood really exist?

LC5- Was Robin Hood a hero?

We hope to have a walk to Gedling Country Park and have a picnic. Date to be arranged depending on weather.

We will also be visiting Twycross Zoo on 21st June.

Transition to Year 3

The children will spend a morning in their new class on 11th July. There will also be a meeting for parents at upper school at 3.45pm. They will also have the opportunity to have lunch in the hall at upper school during the half term.


Future Topics


Spring 2 Animals -Why are humans not like chickens?


Summer 1 Plants – How can we grow our own salad?


Summer 2 Nottingham- Where would you take somebody out for a

                                    day in Nottingham?

Well done to the Stanhope Year 6 team for their outstanding effort and hard work during SATS- what super stars you all are!