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Welcome to Class 2

Taught by Mr Hartley with teaching assistants Miss Edwards and Mrs Wood.

Important Information for Class 2

  • P.E. – In this summer term we will hopefully be swimming every day!
  • Spellings – Our spellings test is every Friday.
  • Show and Tell – 22.6.18, 6.7.18,
  • Thursdays–  Mrs Broadhurst teaches Class 2 Geography/D&T on Thursday afternoons.
  • Notices – Please remember to provide sunscreen for your child.
  • Times Tables Rock Stars – All parents now have login details for the website https://ttrockstars.com. What a brilliant website this is! I have carefully selected the times tables suitable for your children and the corresponding division facts. Some children have collected lots of coins already!

Reading Book Scheme

We follow the same format as last year, changing books ‘as and when’. Listening to your child read on a regular basis, for example 3 or 4 times a week really helps them to progress and your help is greatly appreciated.

It will be very helpful if you could please continue to do the following:

  • Return the reading record to school each day with the books, even if they have not yet been read at home.
  • When you read with your child, enter the date and title of the book in the reading record and sign your name.
  • Feel free to comment on how your child has done, but please don’t feel that you must do this every time as just signing your name is fine.

SMIRFS

Your child is working on their SMIRF targets. You can find these in the front of their yellow reading record book.  Like last year, the aim for your child is to complete the targets to enable them to move onto the next planet. Instant recall of mental maths is really beneficial to your child’s understanding and further progress in maths.  Please encourage your child to practise these on a regular basis. We will be recapping on the SMIRF that your child is currently on, even if it has previously been signed off, but will we not re-visit previous planets.

Spellings

The test is every Friday.

A quick reminder of good ways to practise learning spellings together:

  • Read the word together out loud 3 times.
  • Look, Cover, Write.  Encourage your child to say the word by sounding it out, cover the word and then write the word, saying the sounds as they write.
  • You can practise maybe just 3 words at a time, rather than all at once.
  • If you are testing your child please say the words out of order or within a sentence.

PE Kit

PE for Class 2 is usually on a Monday and Thursday. However, the lining of our new pool has been completed and so we will hopefully swim every day, weather permitted. Please can you provide children with their swimming kits. Children will bring home used swimming kits every day.

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Class 2 Gallery

The paragraphs below explain in a bit more detail about the pictures in our Gallery.

The children visited Castle Bolton in February as part of their castles topic. We had a brilliant time learning about life for people who lived in castles and our favourite part of the topic; castle defences! Dave Manning from Castle Bolton was our teacher for the day and we all had an amazing time.

In June, as part of our Animals and Human’s topic Class 1 and Class 2 visited Flamingo Land. We learned about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and we also learned about some animals that we had never heard of before! During our visited we discussed the different needs of many animals and about the differences between those in the wild and those in captivity.

In May, Mrs Armitage very kindly brought in her many ducklings for our children to see as part of our Animals and Humans science topic. What an amazing time we had handling the young chicks, who were only a few days old! This prompted much discussion about how William and Mrs Armitage care for the chicks compared to a life being brought up in the wild. Thank you Mrs Armitage!

We always enjoy time in the wildlife area and in May we found and carefully captured various bugs. We then grouped our bugs and discussed how and why we chose our groups. All bugs were safely returned to our wildlife area!

Below you can see pictures of Class 2 enjoying making and eating chocolate scones! This super ‘task’ involved the children putting into practice their measuring skills at the end of our measuring topic in numeracy. Luckily the sun came out so we got to enjoy eating the scones in the wildlife area. Infact, the children made so many everyone in school received half a scone each! Thank you to Edith and Grace from Class 4 for giving up their lunch time to help tidy up!

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The headteacher leads with  flair and determination. She has built a dedicated team who share her vision.
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The headteacher leads with  flair and determination. She has built a dedicated team who share her vision.
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The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils are delightfully polite, confident and well-behaved.
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The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils are delightfully polite, confident and well-behaved.
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Pupils have excellent attitudes to their work. They listen attentively and work hard in lessons.
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Pupils have excellent attitudes to their work. They listen attentively and work hard in lessons.
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"Pupils’ learning is frequently enhanced by a range of visits and visitors, including good opportunities for pupils to develop their...
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“Pupils’ learning is frequently enhanced by a range of visits and visitors, including good opportunities for pupils to develop their sporting, musical and artistic talents.”
Important Dates
  1. Staff Training Day

    September 3
  2. School re-opens

    September 4
  3. Jeans for Genes Day

    September 21
  4. Class 4 -Visit to Leeds Synagogue

    October 4 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm