Children in Class 2 are aged 7 going on 8, and throughout the year they continue to build on their work in Class 1. From drawing again leads naturally to the curved forms of the lower-case letters and so to ‘joined-up’ writing. The wise or wicked talking animals of fable form the stories, while legends of the saints encourage aspirations.
Memory is developed as the children re-tell the story of the previous day, and as they learn their multiplication tables. We practice these actively, using skipping ropes and in games.
The four processes of arithmetic continue with larger numbers – hundreds, tens and units, and the new concepts of carrying and borrow, still introduced through picture and story.