Welcome to Class 2!

Welcome to Class 2’s page. Mrs Cain teaches Class 2 which is made up of Year 3 and 4 pupils. Our classroom is purposeful, inspiring and full of laughter and learning. We strive each day to do our best and have some key phrases that help us along the way.

– we believe that ‘failure is an opportunity to learn’. We call this ‘FLearning’.

– ‘Don’t say no, have a go!’

– ‘We can’t do things YET’

– ‘Intelligence can be grown’

– we believe that we don’t make mistakes, we make ‘beautiful mistakes’

Spring Term

We have an exciting Spring term planned in Class 2. Our big question for the term is ‘What makes the Earth Angry?’ and we will be investigating this throughout our lesson. Alongside this, we are going to be reflecting on the question ‘Is it better to be rich in times of trouble?’.

In true Caton style, we are going to fill our brains with knowledge and wonder by learning about the following topics and questions:

  • What makes the Earth Angry?’ – How volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis are formed and their impact on humans. How to use maps, atlases and online resources to locate specific areas, countries and disaster locations. What major disasters have happened throughout history, where did they happen and how did humans overcome them?
  • Is it better to be rich in times of trouble?’ – What do the terms poor and rich mean to us? What makes people poorer and richer than others Does being poor (or rich) affect how you deal with adversity?
  • ‘Why is family important to Hindus?’ – What does family mean to Hindus? Does being part of a family dictate the way you should behave? Do Hindus have specific beliefs about the way families/individuals should live their life?
  • Electricity – Where does electricity come from and what is it used for ? How do we use it safely? How to make electrical circuits, understanding the components within them and how they work.
  • Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’ – who they were, what they produced (we will learn how to sing along and play some of their music), their impact on the arts and how their work makes us feel.
  • Soap sculptures and mosaics – the life, work and impact of Barbara Hepworth on art. How the Romans created and used mosaics in their architecture. How to design and carve a soap sculpture. How to create stamps and use them to form a mosaic.
  • Hockey and racquet sports- the rules, movements, skills and fitness involved in each sport or activity. We we also learn teamwork and tactics.

As well as all of this fantastic learning, we will also be continuing with our daily English and Maths lessons. In these we will be learning about:

English – reading Michael Rosen’s version of Aesop’s fables (as well as the originals); how to identify the morals within them and apply them to real life; how to plan and write our own fables and edit them using our knowledge of writing. After this, we will be looking at the book ‘Escape from Pompeii’ (by Cristina Balit) and producing a non-fiction text based around the events within it.

Maths – We will be continuing with our multiplication and division unit, understanding how to multiply and divide two-digit numbers. We will then move on to learn about length and perimeter.

Please head to the ‘curriculum’ section of the ‘Class 2 Page’ to find out more information about our topics in their subject knowledge organisers.