Ladycross Infant and Nursery School

Welcome to Walliams Class

We are Mrs Robertson, Miss Thomas-Edwards and Mrs Latimer and we work in Walliams Class. We want all the children in Walliams Class to feel happy and excited about coming to school. 

 

"I'm so small." said the mole. "Yes," said the boy. "But you make a big difference." by Charlie Macksey

 

Mrs Robertson
Mrs Robertson Miss Thomas-Edwards Mrs Latimer

Year 2 Walliams Class

Year 2 are the oldest children at Ladycross Infant School. The curriculum is very exciting and varied to grasp the children's attention and give them a real love of learning. The children spend each morning working on their Phonics, English and Maths skills. During the afternoons we explore Topic work which is often linked to English, for example, the children might be writing a letter linked with their history topic or a diary entry linking to our fantastic topic The Great Fire of London.

They learn about The Great Fire of London, Islam and Judaism in RE, India, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the stories of C.S.Lewis, nocturnal animals and many more exciting topics.

We ensure that the children have many visitors to make their learning exciting, some examples of this are, during The Great Fire of London topic we have a drama group in to reenact the key events of the great fire and give the children a real insight into what happened. They bring in fantastic costumes and props which get the children really engaged and enthusiastic. During our India topic we have a catering company come into school and cook Indian food with the children, the children often surprise themselves with how much they enjoy cooking and eating the food they've prepared. 

In Year 2 we deliver bespoke phonic sessions, based on Rocket Phonics, using materials and activities we know, through experience, have a positive impact for our pupils. We also use ‘Read Write Inc Spelling’, a short spelling programme designed to boost the spelling abilities of our year 2 pupils. 

Summer 1

This term our question for our topic is "How has life changed since Queen Elizabeth II came to reign? We will learn all about significant events, music, fashion and technology through the decades since the Queen came to reign. In our Science we will be learning all about plants and what they need to grow.  In Art we will be studying the work of Georgia O'Keeffe and creating flower art work based on her style.

Diary Dates

Tuesday 3rd May

Parent Engagement Planting session

Week beginning 23rd May

Arts Week

Wednesday 25th May and Thursday 26th May

Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Friday 27th May

Additional Bank Holiday

A normal day in Walliams Class:

9.00-9.15 Registration. Children come in to morning work. 

9.15-9.45 Maths Learning session  

9.45-10.00 Assembly

10.00-10.20 Maths work 

10.20-10.40 Phonics

11.00-12.00 English

12.00-1.00 Lunch 

1.00-1.05 Register 

1.05-1.15 Handwriting practise 

1.15-2.00 Topic session 1 

2.00-2.45 Topic session 2 

2.45-3.00 Story 

3.00 Home time 

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday.

Here is some examples of the fantastic work the children have produced in Walliams Class.

 

Year 2 children have now done their phonics screening check, this is normally done in Year 1 but due to Coronavirus, it moved to Term 2 of Year 2 for 2020. 

Here is a past check from 2018:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/715823/2018_phonics_pupils_materials_standard.pdf.pdf 

The children have to read a selection of psuedo words (alien words) which they will only know through phonetically decoding them correctly alongside real words. Please see the example below. 

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