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Welcome to Class 2 smiley

This year Mrs Turner will be teaching Class 2 and Miss Julian will be supporting her. The Year 2/3 mixed class consists of 25 amazing children who work very hard.  

Art with an Expert

This week we were very lucky to welcome Rachael, one of our parents, into the classroom to teach us how to print.  She was wonderful and we all thoroughly enjoy ourselves and learnt lots about printing and complimentary colours.  Please have a look at our gallery below.

English hook - Leon and the Place Between by Grahame Baker-Smith

Today, as a hook to excite the children about their new learning, Class 2 were entertained by Ambergate's own amazing circus!  They saw  a talented  juggler, brave fire throwers, a daring tightrope walker, a crocodile whisperer and the funniest clown ever to be known.  They sampled delicious sweet popcorn and thought about how their senses came alive to smells, tastes, sights and sounds of the circus.  I'm sure this will inspire some terrific writing over the next few weeks as we delve into our new book.

Summer Term

This term our topic is 'Perspective'.  The topic is inspired by Escher and will incorporate the key concepts of mindfulness, perception, compatibility and deception.  We will be exploring a new, creative way of using our sketch books and will develop our skills of reflecting on the work of others and ourselves.  Learning how to use lines, shapes and patterns as well as creating different tones with pencils will be a key focus of work. 

English hook - The Magic Box by Kit Wright

Two weeks ago an old box arrived in our classroom.  It had a sign saying 'DO NOT OPEN' and it was screwed shut.  We discovered a poem called 'The Magic Box' with it.  We enjoyed the poem and explored the noun phrases and alliteration. Today we opened the box and found beautiful, rainbow coloured origami boxes filled with chocolate eggs.  What a fabulous surprize!

World Book Day

Class 2 dressed up in all sorts of costumes for World Book Day.  They spent the afternoon 'Book Tasting'.  The whole room was buzzing while the children sampled lots of different books.

Class 2's Survey

Class 2 created an online survey about Ambergate to find out how the community feel about the village.  Please follow the link below to see their findings.


After seeing the results, the children decided to make posters and leaflets to raise awareness about parking appropriately around the village.  Some children have written to the local council and the police to ask for their help with this issue too.  In a few weeks, the children in Class 2 would like to repeat their survey to see if their posters have had an impact.



Parking Posters


Spring Term 2022

The topic we are learning about this term is India.  We will begin by learning about Ambergate and then will transfer our Georgraphy skills to learn about India.  The key concepts being taught through this unit are: Belonging, Strength, Equality and Reform.  As part of this unit we will be using the local environment to conduct fieldwork, accessing and using OS maps, digital maps and aerial photographs and we will be doing our own research.



These are the texts we will be using during Spring 1.  Our focus will be folk stories and biographies.  


Autumn Term 2021

Our first topic will be ‘Who Lives in a Place Like This?’  We will be travelling back in time to the Stone Age to find out what life like.   Our Science work on stones links in closely with the history element.  Later on in the term, we will hopefully be visiting Creswell Crags to see some caves and cave painting. The key concepts being taught through this topic are: Belonging, Individuality, Poverty and Well-being.


These are the texts that we will be focusing on in English.



Trip to Cresswell Craggs

Follow the link below to see what we got up. 

Anti-bullying Week 2021 - One Kind Word


As part of anti-bullying week the children in Class 2 thought carefully about how it feels when someone is kind to them.  They then created a word cloud.  Here it is.

The children then collaboratively created their own anti-bullying policy.  

Portal Stories by Class 2

Transition Booklet - Class 2

Long Term Planning

Recommended Reads

Below are two files packed with brilliant books for children to read. Whilst we may not have several copies of every book in school, we have put together this list as a place for both children and parents to go when they need a little help finding that next guaranteed-to-be-awesome read. I promised that you can’t go wrong by choosing any. There is also a checklist which you can print and keep track of how many you have read. Happy reading!