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Hello and welcome to our class page. Here you will find lots of information about our learning, our important notices and details of the children's achievements. We hope you enjoy our page and check it regularly for updates. 


Class Teacher: Miss Williams

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Koulouri and Miss Brown


Topic Summer 1

How is Africa different to the UK?


This term we will be learning about the differences between Africa and the UK. The children started the topic by coming up with their own questions. Their questions included:


What kind of animals live in Africa? 

What do people do people do in Africa?

Where do African people get their water from?

Where do they live?

Do they have shops?

How do they make their clothes?

What do they eat?


For more information about this topic, please check out the topic web below.


If you would like to look back at our previous topics, please see the section entitled Topics we have enjoyed, found at the bottom of this page.



This term's homework is about our topic, How is Africa different to the UK? Homework to be returned during the week beginning 21st May.


We are really looking forward to seeing what the children create for their homework. This year, you can see the amazing homework we get by clicking on the stars in Class 2's homework gallery. 


A copy of our homework letter can be found below. We will also send a copy home, 

Lining up


Please could you encourage your child to line up on the playground in the mornings rather than wait at the class 2 door. We share our entrance with another class this year so it will help us to ensure that all the children get into school safely. 


Due to the lack of space outside our classroom, this year we will have our water cups and jugs inside our classroom. We have brought all new cups and jugs and children will have a numbered cup that belongs to them. We do not have space in the classroom to store any water bottles brought in from home so we request that, unless your child is at an after-school club, please leave water bottles at home.  



Reading is really important at Snape Wood. We want all children to become confident readers, who enjoy reading for pleasure. To support us in this, please could you read with your child at least 3 times a week. Please record your child's reading in their reading diary. Children that read 3 times a week will receive Snape Wood Pride points. 


When your child has reads 10, 20, 30 and 50 books, they will receive a certificate!


We like to change your child's reading book every week. Please could you send your child's reading book and diary into school every day. This will help us to ensure that children are reading a variety of books, moving through the reading stages and receiving their certificates. When we change books, we will check that the children can tell us about their current book before we change it.  





In class 2, we love to celebrate your child's achievements. We do this in lots of ways, including;


  • Sending messages home via Class Dojo.
  • Awarding children with Snape Wood pride points which the children can save and spend in our pride points shop.
  • Awarding children with stickers or certificates.




Snape Wood Pride Points


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This year, our children will be awarded Snape Wood Pride Points which will be replacing Superpoints. Children can earn Pride Points in the same way as Superpoints and they will be able to exchange their points for prizes in our newly stocked Pride Points shop. 


Children will be awarded points for the following;


Positive Attitude









This year, we are using Class Dojo to keep you up to date with our learning. We are also recording your child's Pride points on Class Dojo so parents and carers can see individual achievements. 


We have already awarded lots of points and hope you enjoy staying up to date on class 2. 


PE is on Thursday this term.


If your child wears earrings, please remove these on a PE day. This is to ensure your child's safety whilst taking part in our PE lessons. 


Please send your child with a labelled PE kit, including plimsolls or trainers. If you put your child's name in their kit, it really helps us to find any missing items.





Head Lice



We advise that you regularly check your child's hair for head lice and treat if necessary.



In class 2, we follow the behaviour traffic light system. All children start the day on greenIf a child breaks one of our school rules, they are given a reminder and asked to change their behaviour. If the child does not correct their behaviour, we move the child's name to orange. If there is still no improvement, the child's name is moved to red.

Children are given the opportunity to move up the traffic light system at every stage and we encourage children to work their way back up to greenIf a child is on red and their behaviour does not improve they are sent for timeout in another classroom.


Red Cards are sent home if a child is on red at the end of the day (because they have not worked off red) or if they display extreme behaviour. If your child brings home a red card, please take this opportunity to talk to your child about their behaviour. Please sign and return the card.


Green Cards are sent home on a Friday to children that have displayed positive behaviour and finished the week without getting a red card. It is an opportunity for both school and parents to celebrate positive behaviour. The children really enjoy receiving green cards and look froward to bringing them home. If you sign and return the cards, children are entered into a prize draw on Monday.



Your child will bring home letters, newsletters, homework and spellings throughout this term. If you need another copy of any of our letters, please let us know. If your child is off sick, we will put their letters in their tray ready for their return to school. 



KS1 Newsletters


Newsletters will be uploaded when available 



Please put your child's name on all of their uniform, including jumpers and cardigans.

Reading diaries and books should be in school everyday.

Children should not bring toys into school as they may get damaged or lost.







Things you can do at home


Read together 

Spend time talking about what your child is learning at school

Help your child to learn their weekly spellings

Practice 2, 5, 10 times tables

Practice writing 

Play phonics games

Practice writing and ordering numbers

Have fun together smiley

Topics we enjoyed this term.


Topic Spring 2

​​​​​​Who are the British Monarchs?



This term we will be learning about British Monarchs. As always, we started our topic by asking the children to come up with their own questions, which we will then explore in our lessons. The questions included:


What are their names?

When did the King die?

Were there any other queens?

Where do they live?

What do they do as a family?

Is the throne made of real gold?

How rich are they?

How do they stay safe?




We will be learning about the British Monarchy both now and in the past. We will explore historical events associated with the monarchy and look at how Britain has changed throughout the ages. 





Topic Spring 1

Where do animals live?



This terms topic is, Where do animals live? We will be exploring this topic in many different lessons, including Maths, English, Art and Science. As always, the children will be asked what they would like to find out and we will then explore these questions throughout the term. 


Topic Autumn 2 Space



This terms topic is Space. The children are already very excited and have put together a list of questions that they would like to explore this term;

  • How does the sun get so hot?
  • Do the planets move?
  • Who discovered the solar system?
  • What parts does a rocket have?
  • How do astronauts eat and drink in space?
  • Who was the first person in space?
  • Who was the first person to walk on the moon?
  • How do they make spacesuits?
  • Why did people travel to space?


Topic Update


We all had a great time learning about space. The children asked some amazing questions and enjoyed finding the answers. We were really proud of the children during our class assembly about Space. The children impressed the school with their knowledge of space, their fantastic work and amazing homework! 





Topic Autumn 1



This term's topic is The Great Fire of London. As always, we started our topic by asking the children what they would like to know.


The children want to find out;


Why did the fire start?

Why did the fire spread?

Why were the houses made out of wood?

What buildings did the fire burn?

When did the fire stop?

How long did the fire burn for?

How did people survive?

What time of day did it start?

Was it a big fire?

How did people feel?


Topic Update


The children had an amazing time learning about The Great Fire of London.


We were really impressed with the homework we received and the effort that the children (and their families) put into their creations.  Don't forget you can view homework on our Class 2 Homework Gallery on this page.


The children enjoyed making their own Tudor houses and we were all very excited to watch our own Great Fire when we set some of the houses on fire! A video of this can be found on our school twitter page. 




On Tuesday 26th September, Class 2 visited Bestwood Country Park for a Teddy Bear picnic. 


The children and their soft toys had a wonderful day. Not only did we all enjoy a picnic, the children also learnt about the essential elements needed for bears and wild life to survive in the woods. 


The children had a great time making a special bear tea from mud, leaves and things they found in the woods! We left the tea for the bears and hoped they enjoyed it once we had left. 


We also built our soft toys a den, explored the colours of the woods and played lots of games. 


The children were amazingly well behaved and impressed Kate and Neil with their knowledge and enthusiasm. 


Space Centre Trip


We all had a fantastic time at the National Space Centre. The children really enjoyed looking at the replica space shuttle and making and firing their own rockets! 


The children impressed with their knowledge of space and rockets and they were all a credit to the school. We hope you enjoy hearing all about it. 

Thank you for your support


Miss Williams


Mrs Koulouri

Miss Brown