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John Hellins Primary School

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Class 2

In Class 2, we learn through a range of exciting projects. This term I am very excited to announce Class 2 will be learning about Carnivals and the Circus. This is going to be an amazing term and I believe the children will have an enjoyable experience over the next 11 weeks. Our classroom has been divided into sections: An excellent reading area with a display showing examples of the children’s work, a maths corner and an additional reading and work area; including a sofa and circus tent! We will be looking at how a circus performer needs to follow a fit and healthy diet, making our very own paper-mache swing carousel and cooking a variety of different foods from different cultures.


We teach literacy through our project, with many opportunities for the children to write, developing their grammar, punctuation and spelling. Our book units this term link closely to circus and carnival themed stories.

Mathematics is also linked to our project and covers the curriculum for Year 2. We teach maths in practical and exciting ways to deepen the children's understanding. We also make good use of the Forest Schools area for maths, literacy and project. I believe outside learning gives children a fantastic opportunity to explore and be creative and so where possible, reading stories and creating magical characters will take place within the forest school.



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  2. Class 2 workflow
  3. Class 2 planning