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Welcome to Comets Class

Class Notes

Welcome to Comets class page!

Mrs Ticehurst teaches Comets on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Mrs Betts teaches Comets on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Comets class are also supported by our teaching assistants:

Remember to check Marvellous Me for classroom updates and our Hellingly School Facebook page.

If your child is in Comets class, don’t forget that ‘Marvellous Me’ is a great way to keep up to date with events in the classroom, so if you haven’t already, download the app today!


Comets take part in PE on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Please come to school in your PE kit.


Who eats who?

Term 1

Our Enquiry this term is all about the different relationships between animals, exploring food chains and discussing what makes something living. In Geography we will be looking at the environments that surround us, learning about human and physical geographical features. We will be looking at different animal habitats and microhabitats. We will be thinking about which animals live in a habitat and how they rely on each other for food and survival. This will build on our learning from year one, when we asked the question ‘are animals really that different?’ All of this learning will feed into our enquiry question Who eats who? 

In Art we will be studying the work of artists such as Henri Rousseau and Jan Van Kessel. We will be developing our drawing skills using a variety of media including; pens, pencils, paints and pastels while focusing on creating images of insects and wildflowers. We will also be creating minibeast collages.

Knowledge Organiser

This is our knowledge organiser for term 1. It is full of useful information and vocabulary.

Curriculum Meeting

Our curriculum meeting is on 25th September and we will post a copy of the slides here afterwards.


Here you will find the weekly spellings. We do not start spelling tests until Term 3, but these spellings are all part of our phonics for the week and will really help the children to cement their knowledge.


Here you will find all of the newsletters for Comets class.

Home Learning


In Comets, we aim to read at home EVERY DAY.

We have a class library in which you can choose books to share at home. Please bring your new book and reading record into school every day so we can change books and read at school as well as at home. We have banded books that are matched to our phonic ability to read independently and ‘reading for pleasure’ books to share, perhaps as a bedtime story.


Please log in to Numbots using your log-in card and use this to become a times table rockstar in training! We can now also use our logins to begin becoming times table rock stars! Year 2 should focus on x10, x5, and x2 tables!

Year 2 suggested reads

English resources

Below are some of the common exception words for Year 2. These are trickier words that don’t necessarily follow the phonics rules, so it will help your child to take a look at them regularly to help them to become more fluent in reading these!

Maths resources