Welcome to the Koalas’ Class Homepage.

We are a year 2 class.  Our teacher is Miss Catling and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Jackson.

This week’s news:

In English we are learning about traditional tales. We have learnt the story of the Little Red Hen from memory and we have now planned our own stories following this format. This week we will begin writing. In Maths this week we are beginning our unit of learning on multiplication. We will be looking at equal groups of objects and writing the repeated addition for this in preparation for using the x symbol next week. We would appreciate that you do not teach your child multiplication at home as we may now teach this differently to how you may have been taught. Thank you for your co-operation. This term our History topic is ‘The Great Fire of London’.

Learner of the Week:

Tiyane – For great independent learning and using his phonics well.

This Term’s Certificates:

Bronze: Tiyane & Matthew

Silver: Scarlett & Ben

Gold: Kyla, Sophie & Anya

Super Gold:

New Maths Passports:


This Term in Koalas:

English: We will learn the story of The Little Red Hen and then use this story structure to write our own versions of this traditional tale. We will be following the Letters & Sounds programme for our phonics learning and No-Nonsense Spelling for our grammar, punctuation and spelling learning.

Maths: We will learn how to measure length in cm and consolidate recall of counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. This will lead into learning multiplication facts with the first step to make sure children have a good understanding of repeated addition.

Science: Our topic for this term is Materials. We will learn to identify and compare the uses of a variety of everyday materials and find out how the shape of solid objects made from some materials can be changed.

RE: We are learning about leaders and teachers from a variety of religions, We will talk about how stories of religious leaders are important for all religions.

PSHE: Our Jigsaw topic this term is ‘Celebrating Difference.

History: We will be learning about The Great Fire of London. We will talk about how and why the fire started and key historical people that made a difference.

DT: We will be researching photo frames and then making our own.

Music: We will be beginning to learn how to play the recorder.

PE: Our PE topic this term is street dance.

Computing: Our learning this term is based around logical reasoning. We will predict what a program will do and know what an algorithm is.

Home Learning: In Year 2, Home Learning is set on a Thursday. If one week your child does not have home learning set it is expected that they will complete tasks from the ‘on-going list’ which is on the home learning policy.

The On-going List:

  • Listening to adults read stories.
  • Reading (from reading book and other books/own literature – we recommend no more than 10 or 15 minutes). Please record and sign the ‘Reading Record.’
  • Reading and spelling from word cards.
  • Practise reading and spelling year 2 common exception words.
  • Bug club (once allocated)
  • Mathletics (once allocated)