Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together


Class 2 

Teachers: Mrs Burton, Mrs Fowler and Miss Blackburn

Teaching Assistants: Miss Curtis 



Our Christian Values 


Key information

Doors Open  - 8:40am

Register Closes - 8.50am

School Finishes - 3:15pm.


P.E DAYS - Tuesday  and Wednesdays  

We are asking that children attend school in their St Giles P.E kits and return home in them. They do not need to bring their school uniform on these days. Please take note of the weather on PE days and ensure that your child is dressed appropriately. 


Lunch Times & Packed Lunches 

All KS1 children are entitled to a free school meal. If your child requires a school dinner, this can be ordered at home or in school, by the class teacher.                         If your child does not wish to have a school dinner then they can have a packed lunch from home.


Optional homework and spellings are sent out on Class Dojo electronically every Friday and usually due in the following Friday.  Please do support your child in completing homework and spellings as this will help them develop in all areas of their learning.

Weekly Spelling Practice

In addition to learning how a word is spelt, when practising spellings the children need to be able to explain what the word means, be able to write it in the correct context of a sentence and an extension is thinking of synonyms to match to a word. E.g lovely – wonderful



We expect and encourage the children to read at home at least three times a week and this be recorded in their reading record. Children should be reading books from both their reading level from school and reading more challenging books of their choice for pleasure. It is important for children to be reading with parents so that vocabulary can be discussed and questions can be asked about the story or text that they are reading. 


Reading Race 

All children will take part in the Reading Race. Children have their own car and it will moved by a member of staff when reading records are checked.   We ask parents to sign the reading record when a child has read, so that we may celebrate with the child and move them on in the Reading Race. 

Once the child completes the Reading Race they can pick a prize form our prize box!


Book bags

Please ensure book bags and reading records are brought to school and returned home each day. This helps with communication and letters so you are up to date with events happening within school.   


Water bottles

We will send water bottles home every day due to bottles not being able to be cleaned properly in school. Children can rinse out and refill bottles during the day with fresh drinking water.

Promoting Independence


Promoting independence and active learners is a huge part of the curriculum and as your child moves through school it is essential we encourage them to be as independent as possible in their attitude towards learning as well as in their own self independence.

Please help promote your child’s independence this year by;


  • reminding them about homework and spelling deadlines (every Friday).
  • teaching them to be responsible for their belongings.
  • helping them to understand why learning is important.
  • teaching them how to tie shoelaces.
  • learn your 2, 5 and 10 times tables and then the 3 times tables.
  • learn how to tell the time and know the times of key events in the day.




 Times Table Rock Stars 

 Each child in Class 2 has a username and password for TTRS, it is stuck in the front of their reading record. This is a really fun website and app that can be used at home, as well as in school to practice speedy recall for times tables facts! It is fun and allows children to compete with each other, other classes and even us as teachers! In Class 2 the expectation is that children should be fluent with their twos, fives and tens. Once they have mastered those, we move on to our three times tables. 

KS1 LTP Cycle A and B