Class Two

Class 2 is a mixed-age class of Year 1 and 2 children, taught by Miss Dashwood and supported by Mrs Holloway.

In Class 2 we believe in learning through experience. All our topics are designed to inspire and excite the children, enabling them to learn in a dynamic and fun way. We usually teach our History topics through drama and role play and use our extensive school grounds to support our teaching of Science.

English and Maths are taught in the morning and, wherever possible, links are made to other curriculum subjects and real-life situations. The teaching of phonics plays a very important part of each English lesson and the children are encouraged to read daily at home. Learning the number bonds within 10 is a skill that children in Class 2 spend a lot of time working on as these number bonds form the basis of the four mathematical operations.

We feel working alongside parents and carers is very important. Each term we invite parents and carers to our class learning caf├ęs where we share stories, a key reading or maths skill, craft activities and lots of drinks and biscuits! Each year Class 2 share their learning through a class assembly where they happily show parents and carers what we have been learning in Class 2.

To help you support your children at home with their phonics learning, we have compiled a PowerPoint with information about the way we teach phonics in school:

Phonics screening 2020


Great Ellingham and Rocklands Schools Federation