year 2 (gaudi class)

Class Teacher: Miss Waites

ETAs: Mrs Rathmell and Mrs Rowe


Welcome to Gaudi Class, home of Year 2. This year, our class teacher is Miss Waites and working with her is Mrs Rathmell and Mrs Rowe. Here you'll find all the information you need to help your child progress throughout the year.

Due to current Covid restrictions, I am unable to meet with parents in school however, if you have any concerns or queries then please do drop me a message on Class Dojo or by email via the school office.



Reading is a very important part of your child's education. Children will read everyday in school and will read with an adult at least once a week. Please read regularly at home. Your child will be awarded a dojo each time they read at home so please record this in their reading record.

We are often asked whether there are any books which we can recommend for pupils. The website: shows lots of good choices for individual year groups.


Children will get a new set of spellings every week to practice. We will have a spelling test on a Friday.

Please see below a list of year one and two common exception words. These are words which children should be able to spell correctly in their writing. We haven't learnt them all yet so please don't worry if they don't know them yet.


You can also practice your spelling on EdShed by playing games to earn points. 


We will continue to follow the White Rose math's scheme throughout the year. We will use a range of methods and strategies to answer math's related questions.

Alongside our teaching in school White Rose are continuing to provide home learning which you can access by clicking here.


Please also practice your timestables on TTRS, you can login here via this link.

Here are some photos of us working hard in maths.

See below our topic overviews for the year.

 Autumn 1 Topic Overview How to find gold.pubDownload
 Autumn 2 Topic Overview Far From Home.pubDownload
 Spring 1Topic Overview Lets celebrate.pubDownload
 Spring 2 Topic Overview Into the woods.pubDownload
 Summer 1 Topic Overview France.pubDownload
 Summer 2 Topic Overview Safari sun.pubDownload
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Our topic this half term is Safari Sun

In Science we will continue learning about animals including humans. We will look at how living things change and grow throughout their lives thinking about their basic needs for survival. We will explore our outdoor environment and how we can help it grow and attract wildlife.

 In Geography we will be studying the continent Africa and in particular Kenya. We will look at some famous landmarks in Kenya and plan a journey down the river Nile.

In History we shall research some African traditions and tribes and link what we find out to our work in Art and Design where we will look at African fashion. We will design and create our own prints inspired by African traditions.



We loved researching our class artist Gaudi and recreating his famous lizard by using clay, paint and mosaic tiles.


Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays, please send your child to school in their PE kits on these two days.

Skelmanthorpe Academy

Elm Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9DZ

01484 863306