Coral Class

Welcome to Coral Class

Come inside and have a look around

Our teacher is Miss Batchelor
and Mrs Slater is our teaching assistant

Summer Term 2022

During the first half term in Maths and English we will be preparing for the Key Stage 1 SATs in May.


In History we will be finding out about ‘Travel and Transport’. We will be investigating how a steam train works and finding out about Viking longboats and ocean liners.


After half term our Geography Topic will be ‘Sensational Safari’. We will be investigating Kenya in detail and finding out about their National Parks and Game Reserves. This fits in perfectly with the exciting whole school trip to Woburn Safari Park in June.


In science we will be:

  • Focussing on open spaces, gardens and allotments to explore and identify what plants need to thrive.

  • Explaining how plants and animals get what they need from their environment.

  • Identifying living things in a range of habitats.

  • Constructing food chains and describing stages in plant development.


We are planning lots of exciting activities for Creative Arts Week which will take place in June.


To celebrate the Commonwealth Games, we will be participating in a special ‘Sports Week’ in July.

Spring Term 2022

In Maths and English this term, we will be preparing for the Key Stage One SATS in May.


In Geography we are learning all about China. We will be finding out about their population, cities and culture. We will also be using maps to identify significant landmarks.


After half term our History topic is British Kings and Queens. We will be learning about monarchs in the past and present.


In Science this term, we will be looking at animals, including humans. We will be:

  • Noticing that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.

  • Finding out about and describing the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air).

  • Describing the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.


After half term, we will be learning about living things and their habitats. We will be:

  • Recognising whether things are alive, dead or have never lived.

  • Identifying different plants and animals and recognising that they are suited to their different habitats, including micro-habitats.

  • Recognising how different habitats provide for the basic needs of animals and plants.

  • Understanding that animals get their food from other animals and/or from plants.

  • Recognising that a food chain is made of a series of plants and animals that eat each other and shows how energy is transferred from one organism to another via food.


We are learning to work scientifically by:

- Asking simple questions

- Suggesting methods of investigation

- Examining objects carefully

- Setting up simple tests

- Drawing and labeling diagrams

- Answering questions using data

Autumn Term 2021

Welcome back to the new academic year

We are looking forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that your child enjoys the new challenges and experiences that Year 2 has to offer!

Year 2 is an important year for learning. The children are expected to become more independent readers, writers and mathematicians as the year advances. The Year 2 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Year 1 and they will continue to learn through exciting topics so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners.

This term our stimulating topic is Magical Mapping. We will be finding out about the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world. We will be drawing simple maps, keys and learning how to use a compass.

In Science this term, we will be looking at Materials. We will be:

  • Identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.

  • Finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.

We are learning to work scientifically by:

  • Asking simple questions

  • Suggesting methods of investigation

  • Examining objects carefully

  • Setting up simple tests

  • Drawing and labelling diagrams

  • Answering questions using data

Suggested Reading for KS1 Years

To see the Key Stage 1 Information Evening Presentation please click here