Teacher: Mrs Ball

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Monaghan

There are 33 of us in 2B, and we are all excited to be in year 2! We can be found in the classroom next to the main Key Stage One entrance – look for our colourful bunting, vibrant displays and listen out for the music Mrs Ball likes to play! We love to listen to stories, and laugh at Mrs Ball’s funny accents as she reads.

We love to learn new things, and we always try our best in every lesson. We are proud to wear our Eaton Park uniform, and we love to impress visitors with our good manners and hard work.

What We Are Learning:
During the first term our topic is ‘’Land Ahoy’ and we will be learning about famous ships from the past and the adventures of Captain Cook. In science, we will be learning about materials and their uses. We will be able to extend our learning in all areas of the curriculum including Music with Mrs Davis and PE with Mr Bell. Throughout the year, we will be enjoying visits to support our learning, with the first one being to Blue Planet Aquarium- we can’t wait!

In English, we will be learning how to write exciting sentences, which have perfect punctuation. We will also be continuing to improve our spelling and handwriting in our daily lessons. Through our English, we get the opportunity to discover lots of different writing styles over the academic year. We will be working hard to write using conjunctions and expanded noun phrases. To help stimulate and engage us to write, we will read and explore the events and characters in a variety of picture and story books.

In Mathematics, we are now beginning to consolidate all of the mathematical skills we have learnt so far. There will be a high focus for mental and written methods for addition and subtraction. We work extremely hard to make sure we can recall our 2, 5 and 10 times tables as these are at the foundations of Mathematics and can help us in many different ways.

Helping at Home
You can help us at home by hearing us read every night, testing us on our mental maths and practising our weekly spellings with us. Our topic homework is always fun, but sometimes we might need a little help! When we are out shopping maybe you could let us write the shopping list or find the correct money to pay with?