Year 2

Welcome to Penhaligon Class


Mr S Barnes
(Year 2)

My name is Mr Barnes and I am going to be teaching Penhaligon class this year. This will by my first year in Year Two and I am really excited to explore a new curriculum with the children. Over the course of the year we are going to explore a number of different exciting topics.

Our question for this term is ‘What would it be like to live in a castle?’ We are going to start by learning about castles, what they were built for and how they were built. The children will then be able to apply their learning to real life experiences by visiting a local castle and finding the elements of castles they have learned about. Our learning will then switch to life within a castle, addressing our goal of what life was like in a castle and the roles people had in castles. For our end of topic celebration we are going to invite the parents into school to view our art learning and to share our knowledge about life in a castle.

A great way to keep up to date with learning in Penhaligon Class will be through our Class Dojo page. I will use this to show you learning and activities we have completed in class and keep you up to date with key dates.

For Home Learning in Year Two the children will be given either an English activity or a Maths activity. These should take no more than ten minutes to complete and if you ever need any support or guidance please let me know. Home Learning will be sent home on a Friday and needs to be back in school by Wednesday. As well as this each week the children will have 10 spellings and a times table to practise at home. These will be then be tested on a Friday morning.

As in St Piran Class the children will have PE twice a week on Monday and Wednesday, please therefore ensure that your child has a full PE kit, including trainers, in school at all times. Also, please label all uniform and PE kit, as you can imagine, there can be quite a lot of confusion when everyone has the same clothes!

We are extremely lucky in Penhaligon Class as we have an extra helper. On a Friday we are joined by my dog, Arlo. Arlo loves coming into school and spending time the children.

If you have any questions please come and see me or email me at