Welcome to Class 2! We are the Year 1 and Year 2s. Our teachers are Mrs Wood and Mrs Baird. We are helped by Mrs Wilde and Miss Gilbert.

We really like writing stories and use Talk for Writing to practise our stories before we write them down. Our maths target is to learn all our times tables.


Class 2 Blog

Dates for your Diaries!

Dear Parents,

The last few weeks of the academic year are slowly creeping up on us all.

There are a number of events scheduled for the last few weeks which may apply to you.

These dates are detailed below for your information and are also on our website’s calendar.

  • Monday 12th June – Friday 16th June – Year 5 children will be completing Bikeability. This is ongoing all week.
  • Monday 12th June – Class 4 to Redwood.
  • Wednesday 21st June – SPORT’S DAY – 1:30pm at Slimbridge Recreation Ground
  • Friday 23rd June – INSET DAY. Only teachers at school.
  • Mon 26th June – Wed 28th June – The Y6s are away at South Cerney on their camping trip.
  • Thursday 29th June – STEP UP MORNING. All children will visit their new teachers and classes.
  • Friday 30th June – Parents are all invited to their child’s classes for a maths calculation morning from 9 – 10am.
  • Wednesday 5th July – Class 5 on a trip to Cheltenham Everyman Theatre.
  • Thursday 6th and Friday 7th July – DRAMA CLUB – whole day rehearsals at the Village Hall for The Lion King.
  • Tuesday 11th July – THE LION KING – Morning dress rehearsal at the Village Hall and performance to the whole school.
  • Wednesday 12th July – THE LION KING – Matinee performance for parents. 1:30pm at the Village Hall
  • Thursday 13th July – THE LION KING – Evening performance for parents and family. 6pm at the Village Hall
  • Friday 14th July – STEP UP MORNING – all children to visit their new classes. Year 6 to REDNOCK.



Online Safety Update – March 2017

Childnet has a lot of free advice for parents and carers regarding online safety. The downloadable leaflet below give parents and carers advice about how to talk about the important issues such as:

CONDUCT – Helping children understand the impact that their online activity has on themselves and others.

CONTENT – As parents, carers and teachers, it is our responsibility to ensure that children are accessing appropriate things online. As we know, many websites, games, YouTube videos etc may not be entirely appropriate for children to it really pays to be aware.

CONTACT – Who are your children contacting online? Are they friends or complete strangers?



DO YOU KNOW HOW TO SET UP PARENTAL CONTROLS ON YOUR DEVICES? This is an essential way of ensuring that your children are using websites that are age appropriate. has some handy tips on how you can do this. Just click on the link below:


Where’s Wally?

On this coming Friday (3rd March) we will be celebrating WORLD BOOK DAY.

Don’t forget to dress up as WALLY!

World Jungle African/Caribbean Dance Day

The children had an amazing time with Annet from World Jungle at the end of last term.  She taught them all a fantastic dance which they were able to perform confidently  to the rest of the school.  Here are some pictures from the day…


Class 2 Term 3- Dinosaurs!

Our topic for Term 3 is Dinosaurs! We are excited about the different learning opportunities this topic will provide for the Class.

In Literacy this term we will be writing instructions to care for a baby dinosaur.  The children will learn how to write an introduction and conclusion for their instructions and how to use the features of instructions.  We will also be reading lots of non-fiction books about dinosaurs and learning about the layout and features of non-fiction texts before creating our own.  Our main fiction text will be ‘The Little Green Dinosaur’.  We will continue our work on word types, different forms of sentences, and a variety of punctuation.  Year 2 children will also begin to use speech marks in their writing.

In Phonics, we will continue to revise and consolidate all the graphemes learned so far, while adding to the alternative graphemes we recognise.  The children will continue to practise reading and writing keywords.

Our focus in Computing this term is being able to use the features of a paint program to draw dinosaurs, dinosaur footprints and to make a picture using shapes.  Children will create a Poster for the Little Green Dinosaur to help him find his mummy using computer skills learned over the term.

The children will learn about what animals need to survive in Science, and will be able to identify and name a variety of common animals.  We will also make observations of seasonal changes.

We are excited to welcome a new Jigsaw character to our Class this Term and in PSHE we will be making sure Jigsaw Jo feels safe and happy in Class 2.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to come and find a member of the team.


Trip to WWT

Parents will need to drop children off for 9am at Slimbridge WWT and pick up from the WWT car park at 2.30pm. Any problems please speak to Mrs Wood. Continue Reading

Parents sharing learning in Class 2

Sorry for the inconvenience but we have had to change the date that we are inviting parents into the class to share learning due to the nativity and the class share being scheduled on the same day. We would instead like to invite you in on Thursday 8th December 8.45 – 9.05am rather than the… Continue Reading

2D Shapes

This week in maths we have started looking at the properties of 2D shapes. We have been naming shapes, counting how many curved or straight sides they have as well as counting their pointy corners! When we played the shape feely bag game we realised that when we are describing a mystery shape to our… Continue Reading

Messy planets!

This week during our topic work we have been comparing the size of planets and looking at various pictures and video footage of them. Using this information we drew and cut out planets and worked with a partner to paint them! We had to make new colours and shades by mixing colours. We discussed texture… Continue Reading

Promoting healthy lifestyles at Slimbridge School!

This year we are having a real drive to promote healthy lifestyle choices, educating children through assemblies about health, hygiene and fitness. Mrs Clune and Miss Gilbert worked alongside the children to make an action plan with their voice at the heart of the plan to ensure impact. The children decided that we should have 10 minutes… Continue Reading