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Love others (John 15:12); Everybody join in (Psalm 133:1); Always do your best (Colossians 3:23); Reach out (Luke 6:31); Never give up (Philippians 4:13).

Lowdham C of E Primary School

‘Shine Like Stars’

Class 2 - Miss Casale




Welcome to Class 2.

I am Miss Casale and I am the Class 2 teacher. We are supported in Class 2 by Diane and Ele, our teaching assisstants.

In class 2 we love learning. We respect and follow the 'Lowdham Learners' motto and we all 'Shine like Stars'.  

Our topics change every half-term and lessons are cross curricular wherever possible. Within the topics, we focus on key skills and knowledge. In all subjects we want to inspire curiosity and we encourage the children to ask questions.


What does a day in Class 2 look like?

Maths and English is taught every day in the mornings. This is usually followed by a 'Guided Reading' session. We practise our handwriting once a week and our spellings are on a Friday. The afternoons are made up foundation subjects with PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Our topics for the year are set out below and as you can see, it is a busy and exciting year. Class 2 perform a spectacular Nativity show at Christmas along with Class Reception and Year 1.



Autumn 1

English: Texts relating to the polar regions (Rainbow bear by Michael Morpurgo, Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers)

Maths: Place Value and Addition and Subtraction

RE: Leaders

Geography: Where in the World?

Computing: Coding and Internet Safety

PE: Netball and Dance

DT: Structures

Heartsmart: Get HeartSmart

R.S.H.E: Differences: Boys and Girls English:


Autumn 2

English: Texts relating to the environment, Beegu by Alexis Deacon and Poetry

Maths: Addition & Subtraction and Shape

Science: Uses of Everyday Materials

RE: Incarnation

History: Captain Scott the Explorer

Computing: Spreadsheets and Internet Safety

PE: Dance and Basketball with Coach Jimmy

Art: Collage + Sculpture

       Sculptor- Joan Mirò

Heartsmart: Don’t Forget to Let Love In

Music: Nativity (with Class 1 and Reception)


Spring 1

English: Julia Donaldson stories and Poetry

Maths: Money and Multiplication & Division

Science: Investigation linked to Materials

RE: Belonging

History: The First Flight / The Wright Brothers

Computing: Creating Pictures and Internet Safety

PE: Gymnastics and Hockey

Heartsmart: Too much Selfie isn’t Healthy

Art: Weaving and Textiles  


Music: Time to Move

External Visit to the Newark Air Museum


Spring 2

English: Non-Fiction Texts and Texts relating to animals (The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr)

Maths: Multiplication & Division, Length & Height, Mass, capacity and temp

Science: Animals including Humans

RE: Salvation

Geography: All About the Weather

Computing: Coding and Internet Safety

PE: Gymnastics and Fitness

DT: Cooking and Nutrition

Heartsmart: Don’t Rub it in, Rub it out

Music: Charanga-Hands, Feet, Heart

External Visit to St Mary’s Church


Summer 1

English: Texts relating to plants and Non-Fiction texts

Maths: Statistics, Fractions and Position & Direction

Science: Plants

RE: Believing

Geography: Around our school fieldwork

Computing:  Making Music and Internet Safety

PE: Tennis and orienteering

Art: Drawing, painting and printing

       Artist-Georgia O’Keefe and Designer-Orla Kiely

Heartsmart: Fake is a Mistake

External Visit to Southwell Minster ‘Time Travelling’


Summer 2

English: Texts relating to habitats

Maths: Position & Direction, Problem-solving and Time

Science: Living Things and their Habitats

RE: Story

History: How has Lowdham train station changed over time?

George Stephenson

Computing:  Effective Searching and Internet Safety

PE: Athletics and Cricket

DT: Mechanisms-Moving vehicles

Heartsmart: No Way Through Isn’t True

Music: Composition Weather

External Visit to  Lowdham  train station



How to support your child at home

Reading- please encourage your child to read as much as possible. Reading regularly helps your child to extend their vocabulary, improve their spelling and enhaces writing! All reading should be recorded in their planner and signed by an adult at home. Planners are checked weekly and ‘whizzes’ are given out each time a child has three new reading entries.

Spellings - Our spellings focus on alternative spelling patterns and Year 2 Common Exception Words (see below for the full list of CEW). Please could you help your child to learn these. 


Contact - If you need to contact me, please send me a message via Dojo. Alternatively, I am around on the playground at the end of the school day to speak to.


Useful Links

National Curriculum


Year 2 Common Exception Words (CEW)