Longtown Community Primary School

Longtown Community Primary School

Class 2 - Mrs  Irving

Welcome to Class 2 at Longtown Primary School

Autumn Term

Learning this term!

Welcome back, we have an exciting term ahead of us!

Our topic this term is 'The Romans!' This will be taught in both Topic time and Literacy. The children will start the term by studying non-fiction texts and features, so that they can then create their own fact pages about the Romans. Lots of reading and research to be done! 

I am hoping to book a trip to Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths, which will enable the children have a deeper understanding of the Roman times.   

As well as learning about the Romans in Literacy, the children will watch short, animation stories and then complete work, which will include a grammar focus. This will give them a chance to write at length, using the range of grammar techniques they have already been taught.  

In Numeracy, the children will start with the unit, place value. They will use their understanding of number and partitioning to help answer questions and solve problems relating to place value in the thousands, hundreds and tens. This term, we will also cover addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

In science, we will be learning about ‘electricity’. The children will be introduced to the topic, thinking about how electricity works and the hazards and dangers linked to it. They will then become electricians and make their own electrical circuits.

In Computing, the children will start the year by learning about the importance of e-safety. 



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Class Information 

PE will take place on Monday and Friday afternoons with Miss Ebery.

Please make sure your child has trainers, tracksuit bottoms (or shorts), a t-shirt and a sweatshirt for PE.

PE kits can be left in school.

Forest School and computing will take place on alternate Wednesdays. All children need to come dressed in their school uniform and change into their forest school kits after lunch. It is getting colder, so please dress appropriately for the weather and activities. 



Homework in class two consists of spellings, reading and a piece of numeracy work.

Maths homework will usually be set on MyMaths website. Your child will have an individual log-in and password and will be set tasks each week. If your child experiences any difficulties with the maths homework or the website please do not hesitate to contact me.

As well as MyMaths, the children will need to learn their multiplication tables. This is a skill they can use in all types of mathematics; including telling the time, doubling and fractions. They will be tested using Froggy Maths sheets on a Monday with Mrs Barnes. 

Children will receive spellings to learn weekly. These are in accordance with the school phonics scheme. The homework will prepare the children for a spelling test the following week. Children are asked to apply the spellings they are learning and create interesting sentences.

We also encourage children to read at home independently, and with an adult, as frequently as possible. The children have a ‘home link book’ to track their reading and this book can also be used as a communication tool between home and school should you have any concerns or questions, or alternatively you can communicate via ‘Class Dojo’.

Sometimes, I will set a piece of topic homework for the term. This term's topic homework will be based on the Romans. The children have the choice of doing one or two of the following activities:

1. Create a Roman timeline

2. Write a secret message in Roman numerals

3. Draw/paint a picture of something from the Roman times

4. Create an outdoor game for a Roman child to play

5. Make a 3D model of an item from the Roman times

6. Find a Roman recipe. Create this recipe and take a photo to show your creation


For details of our curriculum look on the Curriculum page.

If you would like to discuss anything, please do not hesitate to message me on Class Dojo.