Rift House Primary School

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Welcome to Year 2 (Class 4)


Teacher: Mrs Ward

Support Staff: Mrs Armstrong



Mrs Ward, the class teacher, and Mrs Armstrong, the teaching assistant, offer challenges and support to all children to ensure they reach their potential in all areas of the curriculum.

We encourage the children to explore the world using their senses and to begin to ask questions about their learning and the world around them.

In Year 2, we have a positive learning attitude and work hard to achieve our personal goals and targets.  We all try to make the right 'CHOICES' and give a 100% in everything we do. 

In our class it's ok to not know, but it's not ok to not try, as we all learn from our mistakes and support one another to achieve and succeed! 

Classroom Environment - 

Our classroom, with our CHOICES displayed. The view from the front of the classroom. The view from the side of the classroom. Our fantastic Non-fiction books and games for indoor playtimes.
The cloakroom and our PE kits.  The amazing book corner to enjoy reading with our friends. Look at all the books we can choose.


At Rift House we aim for your child to participate in a broad and balanced curriculum. Our timetable shows various opportunities that your child will access daily, including opportunities for mindfulness through Primary Movement and energizers.

* Please be aware this is subject to change.

Topics Over Year

English - We cover a range of fictional texts and Non fiction as well as poetry across the year. This includes adventures stories, real life stories, traditional tales and focussing on a famous author. The non-fiction texts include reports, newspapers, recounts and book reviews. When studying poetry, we explore nonsense poems, shape poems and poems that use rhyme and description.

Maths: Over the year, we look at place value, addition and subtraction, money, multiplication and division, statistics, properties of shape, fractions, length and height, position and direction, time and finally mass, capacity and temperature.

What we have been up to...

In science, we measured our height and created a bar chart.

At Summerhill, we had a wonderful time making wands and broomsticks. We even flew our broomsticks back to school! 

We created Aboriginal art.

It was great fun using our new track to raise money for Children in Need. 

We visited Summerhill to learn about the Great Fire of London. The children enjoyed building their own dens and lighting a fire to keep them warm. After that, we explored the purpose of different everyday material uses as part of our science work.

Year 2 had a fantastic time at their Christmas party.

We loved riding the carousel at the Christmas Fair and having Christmas lunch. 

Year 2, used the wildlife garden to hunt for mini beasts as part of our science work.

Things you can support your child with over this half term...

  • Practise counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s forwards and backwards.
  • Practise spellings with your child.
  • Return reading bags daily - Complete reading records at least 3 times a week.
  • Practise using phonic sounds to read unfamiliar words.
  • Ensure PE Kits are in school for -Tuesday and Wednesday (White PE T Shirt and Black Shorts)