Miss Maxwell's Class

Welcome to Class 6!

I hope you have had a brilliant summer holiday. I cannot wait to start another exciting year of learning with my lovely new class!

In English we will be writing postcards and recounts as well as diaries. We will be making sure the children are writing in sentences that make sense and are using the correct punctuation. We will also be trying to make our sentences coherent by adding time conjunctions. A big focus will be on reading and spelling phonetically.

In maths  the children will be focusing on place value of numbers as well as counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We will also be improving our recall of the number bonds to 20. The children will develop their addition and subtraction skills and use these to solve problems and puzzles.

During Geography lessons we will be answering the question, 'Why can't elephants live in the North Pole?' We will learn the names of the seven continents and five oceans and look in depth at one country from each of the continents.

In Science we will be looking at living things and their habitats. We will be searching for different animals in the school environment as well as looking at habitats around the world.

In Art we will be looking at the local famous artist L.S. Lowry. We will see how he created perspective in his art work and use this to inspire us to create a piece of work incorporating a famous landmark from around the world.


Look at the Year 2 curriculum map below to see what we will be learning about in our other lessons this half term.



Our School Day:


  • Maths homework, Comprehension homework and spellings will be given out on a Friday and are to be handed back in by the following Wednesday. Spellings will be tested on a Wednesday.
  • Please can all children have their reading books in school every day. You can help your child by listening to them read at home every night and then writing a comment in their green reading diary. They can change their books whenever they have finished them and can take a couple at a time if they are eager to do so.
  • We have PE on Tuesday inside and Thursday outside so please make sure you have a PE kit in school, including pumps and children with long hair should have it tied up. As the weather will be getting cooler, your child is able to bring in tracksuit bottoms and tops for when we have PE outside.
  • Please make sure that all of your child's uniform is clearly labelled, especially their jumper and their coat as they are the the items of clothing most likely to get lost! Thank you.


If you have a problem no matter how big or small please come and visit me after school and I will always be willing to help.