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Class 2M

Welcome to Class 2M



Our class is made up of 22 fantastic children, our class teacher is Mrs Martt and our super Teaching Assistants are Mrs Powdrill every morning and Mrs Connelly on Monday afternoon. On Wednesday morning we have P.E. with Mr Woolley and Mr Bodily.


Our topics for Year 2 are: 

  • Autumn 1: My Life
  • Autumn 2: Fire
  • Spring 1: Heroes
  • Spring 2: Traditional Tales
  • Summer 1: Habitats
  • Summer 2: India


Spring 2 update


Hope you have enjoyed the Easter break.  Spring term is over and we're into the last term of Year 2! 


In maths we've been working hard on learning about different types of measure and shapes. We've done some fantastic writing on Traditional Tales and we really enjoyed retelling stories to the Reception children. 


Our topic this half term has been Traditional Tales, we have enjoyed reading different versions of stories as well as parodies.  We've done some fantastic artwork, some of which is being displayed in the Exhibition at Carlton academy. We found out about the work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and have designed and built bridges .


Thank you to parents/carers for your continued support with fundraising, spellings, times tables and regular reading at home. Also, we are always looking for parent volunteers to come in and listen to us read or help with creative projects, let Mrs Martt know if you can spare any time during the week, we would love to read to you! 


This half term our topic is habitats and our big question is ‘Would you see a tiger at the North Pole?’ We will be using this theme to look at different habitats and how nature adapts to these. We will also be looking at Life processes and food chains.


Y2 will be visiting Brackenhurst Environmental Centre on Monday, 14th May. We will be pond dipping to investigate a water habitat.

More details to follow.


Please remember Year 2 children will be taking SATs to assess progress over Year 1 and Year 2 during the month of May. Attendance is important as absences will mean your child would have to take the test at a separate time to their class.


Dates for your diary: 


14th May   - Y2 trip to Brackenhurst.

May           - SATS throughout the month


Spring 1 update


Another half term is over and we've been very busy! 


In maths we've been working hard on learning about multiplication and division, length, mass and problem solving. We've been writing all about superheroes in English, making sure to use our amazing adjectives and conjunctions to make our sentences even better. 


Our topic this half term has been superheroes, we have loved learning all about our favourite heroes as well as learning about some heroes from the past like Grace Darling, and looking at our everyday heroes: police officers, fire brigade and loads more, even teachers! We've done some fantastic artwork and created our own Superhero puppets.


Thank you to parents/carers for your continued support, especially with spellings, times tables and regular reading at home. Also, we are always looking for parent volunteers to come in and listen to us read or help with creative projects, let Mrs Martt know if you can spare any time during the week, we would love to read to you! 


This half term our topic is traditional tales so we'll be showing off our knowledge of our favourite stories, and doing some fantastic artwork for the art exhibition at Carlton Academy "Once Upon a Time." 


Dates for your diary: 

1st  March – World book day

9th March – Mother’s day cake sale (more info to follow)

12th March- Opening of the Family of Schools art exhibition 4.30pm at Carlton Academy

20th March – Parents Evening

21st March – Parents Evening

26th March – Culture week

Last week of term Easter egg competition and Easter box sale (more info to follow)




Our first topic for the Autumn Term is:


My Life

 Big Question-

How does 5 a day keep me healthy?




Our learning challenges are:


LC1- How have I changed and how will I change?(naming parts of my body)

LC2-Why is it important for me to grow?(growth mindset, healthy eating, )

LC3- Where does a crumble come from?

LC4-What is my sports X factor?

LC5-How have things changed in my lifetime/my parents lifetime/my grandparents lifetime?

LC6-What do I think will happen in the future?


We will also be looking at Autumn.


Our Autumn 2 topic is Fire and the Big Question is:

Is fire good or bad?

Our learning challenges are:

LC1   Why do we celebrate firework night?

LC2   How do firefighters do their job?

LC3   What happened in 1666?

LC4   How was life different in 1666?

LC5   When is fire useful?


Our Spring Term topics are:


What does a hero

look like?

LC1- What defines a superhero?

LC2- What do superheroes wear?

LC3- Who are our real-life heroes today?

LC4-Who were heroes in the past?

LC5-How can we be heroes?


and for Spring 2:

Why do people tell stories?

What is a Traditional Tale? LC1

Why are there different versions of Traditional Tales? LC2

What is a parody? LC3

How can we build a strong bridge? LC4

How do Christians celebrate Easter? LC5


Summer 1 Big Question

Would you see a tiger at the North Pole?


What do all living things have in common? LC1

What is a habitat? LC2

How do animals and plants adapt to their habitats? LC3

What is a food chain? LC4


We have PE on Wednesday mornings but our named PE kits, including plimsolls or trainers, should be in school all of the time in case of timetable changes.


We have a daily maths, phonics and literacy lesson during the morning and afternoons usually incorporate handwriting, guided reading, topic, art and D&T lessons.


It is really important for us to read at home as often as possible, as this practice helps us to achieve more and access the curriculum more successfully. The children have all been given a reading book and record to take home.  Please spend 10-20 minutes every day helping your child practise their reading.  The children will have their reading record checked every morning and will move round our ‘Reading Track’ for every night/morning they read at home. There will be a prize every time they reach a multiple of ten. Thank you for your help-although we endeavour to hear the children read regularly, it really helps them to practise.

Also practising Times tables, division facts, telling the time and Number bonds would be really helpful as well as any spellings they bring home.



Thank you.








Class 2M Charter



  • We play nicely together.

  • We keep our hands, feet and unhelpful comments to ourselves.

  • We tell an adult if someone is doing something we don’t like.

  • We do as we’re asked first time, every time.

  • We put up our hands and wait to be asked

                     before speaking.

  • We listen carefully to the person talking

                  and do not interrupt.

  • We work and whisper.

  • We use Brain Board Buddy Boss if we’re stuck.

  • We walk calmly and sensibly around school.

  • We use our manners.

  • We all help to tidy the classroom.

  • We put lids on pens and glue sticks.

  • We respect the school’s and each other’s property.

  • We smile every day.


Meet Class 2M

Meet Class 2M 1 Environment Councillor
Meet Class 2M 2 Community Councillor
Meet Class 2M 3 Respect Councillor
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Attendance figures for this week 2-6 July 2018 95.6%. Almost at our target of atleast 96%