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:

Class teachers                                                                           Learning Support Assistant   

Mrs Nicola Lloyd (Mon-Wed)     Mrs Christine Mead (Th-Fri)  Mrs Karen Ellis

This half term we will be learning:




In English this half term we will be focussing describing the setting within our writing. We will once again we using the Talk4Writing approach, beginning with our cold write, before moving through the imitation, innovation and independent stages. Our model text this half term is ‘The Snow Queen’ which will provide us with a high-quality example. We will be working on consistently using on our non-negotiables of full stops and capital letters. Furthermore, to improve the content of our writing, we will be using tools such as adjectives, verbs, similes. During this half term, we will be reading Gorilla by Anthony Browne. We will be developing our reading fluency and  intonation, as well as all of the VIPERS skills (vocabulary, inference, prediction, evidence, retrieval and summarise).


In maths, we will be focusing on two areas of learning: Firstly, numbers to 100. During this unit, we will be reviewing and strengthening place value knowledge, as well as sequencing, reasoning and problem solving.  Next is addition and subtraction. In this unit, we will practice using concrete, abstract and written methods to add and subtract. 


In science will be learning about the human body. We will cover our skeleton and muscles, digestion and healthy eating, circulation and taking care of our bodies. 


In geography, we are learning about our local area. We will develop our map reading and drawing skills. 

Religious Education

In R.E. this half term, we will be learning about Judaism. 


In music, the theme for this half term is ‘West African call and response songs'. During this unit the children will develop their understanding of dynamics, timbre, sound and tempo. 

Physical Education

During P.E. this half term, the children will be focusing on two areas: ball skills and fundamental skills. In both areas, the children will be building on their skills from previous years as well as developing and applying PE skills they have learnt in other areas of P.E. this year.


In computing, the children will learning about what a computer is and recognising different forms of technology. 


In art, we will be developing our knowledge about primary and secondary colours. We will be focussing on the artwork of Van Gough and how he used primary and secondary colours to create his famous paintings. 

Personal, Social and Health Education

In P.S.H.E., children will be learning about rules and responsibilities. 




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.




Our class text is: Gorilla by Anthony Browne

Weekly Newsflashes:




Hello to all parents are carers of Year 2!


We have been super busy this week after spending the long weekend celebrating the Queen In maths we have continued to learn the value of numbers to 100, partitioning them and placing them on a numberline. In English, we have learnt about how adjectives are used to make our sentences more interesting, as well as similes and touching on different types of sentence openers. In Art, focused on tinting colours by adding white. In Music, we looked at call and response songs and rehearsed our own call and response song. In PE, we have begun practising how to dribble a football. 


We hope you have a lovely weekend. From all the Year 2 Team!

WB: 05.09.22

Hello to all parents and carers children of Year 2! 

It has been a fantastic start to a new school year. The children spent the first part of the week getting to know their new environments and establishing new routines. In the second half of the week, there was lots of new learning going on across all subjects. All children have been assessed in phonics after the summer and groups are now being organised. We aim to start phonics and reading comprehension groups from the end of next week. 

All of the Year 2 team are so proud of how resilient the children have been coming back to school after the long summer break. Well done Caterpillars and Spiders! Have a restful weekend and see you on Monday. 

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