Welcome to the Opal Class (Year 1/2) webpage.

Miss Denning is the class teacher and Mrs Bishop is our fabulous teaching assistant. 

Our topic for the Autumn term is ‘What material is best for a shelter?’ We are going to be learning lots about science and materials.

There is a link to our curriculum map and topic overview below.

Collection/drop off information:

The children are to be dropped off and collected by the KS1 playground door. We politely ask that parents/carers of Year 2 children do not accompany their children into the classroom so that they can learn to be more independent and settle to their learning quickly. 


PE is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that your child has a change of t-shirt, shorts (joggers can be worn during chillier weather) and suitable PE shoes (daps).T shirts should be white and shorts should be black. PLEASE NAME YOUR CHILD’S PE KIT AND UNIFORM – this makes it so much easier for the children to learn to be more independent.

How you can support your child’s learning at home:

Below is some guidance which will support you and your child in making good progress throughout the year:

• Practising times tables (2s, 5s, 10s and 3s) (Year 2s).

• Discussing the different chatter topics above.

• Practising spellings.

• Visiting the library to find out more about the topics for the term.

• Bringing anything relevant into school to share with the class if your child would like to.


Children should be reading at home daily and bringing their reading records to school every day to change their books. Please sign your child’s reading record each time they read at home. When your child has read their book confidently they can get a housepoint for their house team.

The children can change their reading books by popping them back into the reading book box on Mondays and Fridays! Feel free to talk to us or write a message in their reading record if you feel their reading book is too easy or too challenging. 

Chatter topics for Autumn Term 2

What different materials can you find around your house?

What about on the street?

Why is rubber a useful material?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using plastic for different objects?

What alternatives are there to plastic?

What happens when you heat up different materials?

Where does plastic, paper, glass, etc. come from?

What is the difference between man-made and natural materials?

What materials did people use to build shelters in the past?

To find out more about what your child will be learning, please download the Topic Web and overview documents below.
Autumn Term 2

Autumn Term 1


Here are some links to support you in keeping your child safe:

  • ChildnetSupport for parents and carers from online safety organisation Childnet

Educational games and links

We regularly use the internet to support our learning at school. Here are some links that you and your child might enjoy exploring together:

  • NessyFun videos for children with dyslexia or children who struggle with spelling