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

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

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. 

Our topic for the Autumn term is ‘Where am I?’. We are going to be learning lots about our local area and learning geographical skills.

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

Chatter topics:

What planet do we live on?

What are the continents and oceans called?

Which country do we live in?

What is the capital of our country?

Where do we live?

What is it like in Corsham?

Why and how do we use maps?


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. 

What’s expected in Opal Class:


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