Welcome to Spider Class

Welcome to Spider Class! Spider Class is one of the Year 2 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities. Children have PE on Thursday and Friday and will need to arrive in their PE kits on these days. We will also provide a "Weekly Newsflash" to see what we have been learning in the past week.

Who works in our room:


Miss Lewis          Miss Pham

Class teacher     Teaching assistant      

This half term we will be learning:




In English this half term, we will be focusing on writing about personal experiences, including our trip to Wicken Fen. The children will be focusing on writing in chronological order, using conjunctions and adding suffixes to vocabulary. Then we will move on to writing a letter. During this time, the children will focus on understanding the features of a letter and how to apply them in their own writing. We will be continuing to work on using on our non-negotiables of full stops and capital letters.


In maths this half term we will be revising our knowledge of number and place value as well as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be covering units on position and direction and measurement including weight, length and temperature.


In science, we will be learning about materials and matter. We will look at different states of matter (gas, liquid and solid). We will also look at different materials and the matter from which they are made.


In geography, we will be learning about Northern Europe. We will learn about the physical features of Northern Europe, including snow-capped mountains, deep valleys and fjords. We will also cover what animals live in Northern Europe and we will learn about what migration is. We will also learn about Roald Amundsen, an explorer who was the captain of the first ship to sail through the Northwest Passage.

Religious Education

In Religious Education this half term, we will be learning about Islam. We will learn about the Five Pillars of Islam and about different features of a mosque.   


In music, we will be learning about British folk songs inspired by the countryside and the sea side. We will be developing our understanding of timbre and tempo.  

Physical Education

In P.E., we will be using our PE scheme of work called Get Set 4 P.E. We will be completing a unit called Team Building and another called Net and Wall.


In computing, we will be learning about how astronauts living on the International Space Station collect and use data to help them live in outer space.


In art, we will be learning about portraits and self-portraits. We will observe and discuss a wide variety of portraits and self-portraits and we will create our own self-portraits.

Personal, Social and Health Education

In PSHE, children will consider when they might feel safe and unsafe. They will also reflect on emotional and physical reactions to risky situations. They will consider ways they can assess safety in familiar places, take control of their own safety and times when adults are needed to help.


Knowledge Organisers:


At the Isle of Ely Primary School, we use knowledge organisers as a tool to enhance our students learning and to allow parents and carers to support their child's learning. In our knowledge organisers you will find essential knowledge, key dates, vocabulary and key figures where relevant. These can be used as a fun assessment tool which will ensure that students remember more and learn more in the upcoming unit of work.


Religious Education


Our class texts are: Mr Majeika and Flat Stanley

Weekly Newsflashes:

W/C 16.05.22

Well, what a week is has been in Year 2! Miss Lewis and Miss Russell would like to congratulate every single Caterpillar and Spider for trying your absolute best with your SATs quizzes this week. We are so proud of you all! On Thursday afternoon, we had a celebration on the school field with sports games, dancing and crafts. A fun time was had by all. We are all looking forward to the final week of this half term before a very well-deserved and much-needed week away from school to recuperate, ready for the final term of the year! 

Finally, this is the last week for your ideas for our Ely20 – we’ve had some amazing ideas so far including going sailing and watching a West End show! Click on the survey link to suggest your ideas.

W/C 09.05.22

Year 2 have worked very hard this week! In maths, we revised all the arithmetic covered so far. This includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and finding fractions of amounts. The children have really persevered and shown their understanding – well done! The children have also enjoyed creating a story map for our new model text: Hansel and Gretel. In art, the children have started to look at how to draw self-portraits. What a brilliant job this week, Year 2!

Finally, we are collecting suggestions for the 'Ely20' - a list of experiences that our children should have before they leave at the end of Year 6. We would like to collect your suggestions and then the school council will take the ideas to the children who will vote for the top twenty. Once we have the completed #Ely20, the school will then work to create opportunities for all of our children to enjoy these community experiences.

So, we need your help! This survey will be open until Thursday 26th May. Then the children can decide our list and we can share it after the half term break. Thank you.

W/C 02.05.22 

This week, Year 2 spent some time writing for a range of purposes, including a thank-you letter to the team at Wicken Fen and a poem. We also started a new unit of writing focusing on characterisation. In maths, we have been learning how to use a range of methods to subtract, as well as working on reasoning and problem solving skills. In geography, we used atlases to discover the many countries in Europe and the names of their capital cities. We had lots of fun developing our catching and racket skills in P.E. Have a lovely and restful weekend.

W/C 25.04.22

This week, Year 2 had a brilliant time writing a recount of our school trip to Wicken Fen! We had a lovely time looking at photos and sharing our favourite parts of the day. In maths, we have been learning all about position and movement, including some tricky turns! Ask us what ‘clockwise’ and ‘anticlockwise’ turns are! In PSHE, we have started to discuss risks and how to be safe when managing small risks. We really enjoyed listening to the story of Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt. We also had a brilliant time at the KS1 Festival of Cricket which took place at the Hive Leisure Centre! The children had a fantastic time taking part and showing their respectful behaviour when taking part in different sporting activities. Have a lovely and restful weekend

W/C 18.04.22

What a fabulous start to the summer term we have had! Despite being a short week, we sure have crammed a lot in. Year 2 finally went on their first ever school trip to Wicken Fen. Luckily for us, the sun was shining and a brilliant day was had by all. The year 2 team would like to say a huge thank you to all the parent helpers who volunteered and came along. I’m sure the children will be ready for a well-earned rest over the weekend, ready to start all over again on Monday. Take care and have a good one.

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