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Stoke Bruerne

CE Primary School

Stoke Bruerne, Class 2

Welcome to Class 2 page for the 2023-2024 academic year! 

We're thrilled to have your children back in our class for the new year, ready to create new memories and embark on another year of learning and growth. We have so many exciting plans for this term, and we can't wait to share them with you!

English (including Reading, SPaG, and Handwriting)

Our focus for this term will be on stories that carry tension. Our model text will revolve around the captivating adventure story, 'Varjak Paw.' Children will delve into techniques for incorporating tension into their writing, crafting their own 'heart-thumping' tales. Within our weekly Guided Reading, we will be continuing to examine a variety of high-quality texts to challenge our reading comprehension and expand our internal word banks. In particular, we will be using the classic tale of "The Iron Man" written by Ted Hughes to develop our reading over this term. We will be focusing on reading "Varjak Paw" by S.F. Said for our class reader. 

We will also be beginning our weekly Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar boosters this term; using our Super Sentence skills to unlevel and expand upon a simple sentence by utilising and reinforcing our writer's toolkit (for example, using conjunctions to extend an idea, using expanded noun phrases to expand upon a noun's description and/or using adverbials to emphasise how, when or where an action took place) as well as by considering the 6WHs (Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How) 

In addition to this, we are looking to further apply our handwriting and presentation skills by learning how to make simple horizontal and diagonal joins, such as 'ch', 'le' and 'ai' before beginning to consistently and neatly apply these joins to a short word (i.e., church, circle, fair). 


This term in mathematics, Year 3 will cover length, mass, and volume, while continuing to reinforce their knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 

Year 4 will focus on graphs and fractions, also continuing to reinforce their skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 

Within our weekly Fluency sessions, we aim to increase our children's speed, precision and accuracy when working within the four pillars of mathematics: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division. We aim to prepare children with the skills and the confidence to approach a variety of challenging questions through time-tables practice and unit revision to consolidate their fundamental numberacy skills as well as their conceptual knowledge and understanding of concepts that they will be utilising and revisiting throughout their whole school journey. 

Science and D&T

Our topic this term is forces and magnets. The children will be exploring various forces and developing their understanding about what forces are. ​They will be finding out about how magnets attract and repel certain materials and will be carrying out investigations. 

Our DT for the whole Spring term, is to make a Sling Shot Car. Our designs will be influenced by the concept of air resistance and we will develop our understanding of kinetic energy.​

Humanities (History)

In History this Spring, our focus will be on World History and will examine the influences and historical significance of the Ancient Egyptians upon the wider world. The children will learn when and from where the Egyptians originated. They will also study the culture and customs of the Egyptians further by investigating the construction of the pyramids, the process of mummification and what the Book of the Dead reveals about life and death in Ancient Egyptian society. 

Art and Design

In Art, we will be following the pathway called 'The Art of Display.' In this pathway, children begin to consider two very important aspects of creating art: context and presentation. They will be exploring the artists Anthony Gormley, Yinka Shonibare and Thomas J Price.

Religious Education (RE)

​In RE, we will be exploring the story of creation. We will be looking at what this story means to Christians. We will also look at how we might apply lessons from the story to our own lives in how we look after the planet. ​

One of the highlights of this term will be our dance sessions, which will take place every Monday; run by Rhino Sports, which promise to be both educational and a lot of fun for the kids. 

Our class newsletter, which you can find below, contains all the details about what we will be learning this term. We encourage you to take a look at it to stay informed about our topics and the children's learning.

Once again, we want to express our gratitude for your continued support. The partnership between home and school is crucial for your child's success, and we truly appreciate your involvement in their education journey.

If you ever have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We believe in open communication and working together to ensure the best experience for your children. 

Let's make this academic year a memorable and enriching one for Class 2! Thank you for entrusting us with the privilege of teaching your children.
Warmest regards from us all in Class 2,

Mr. Joshua Griffiths