Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together


Welcome to Class 2 

Teachers: Mrs Best, Mrs Burton and Mrs Mitchell

Teaching Assistant: Miss Curtis

Week 1 Home Learning Timetable Outline 




Maths Rersources Week 1 


English Resources Week 1


Topic - Geography 


R.E and Mindfullness Activities 



Communication with your Class Teacher and School


Each child has their own planner. The planner is the first point of contact between you and your child’s class teacher. If you need to notify the class teacher of an appointment, medication or an upcoming holiday you can do this in your child’s planner. It will be school policy that children will enter their classroom independently, this is to ensure our school’s Safe Guarding Policy is being followed correctly and is in accordance with measures but in place due to Covid-19. To ensure they can do this please make sure your child has their coat, water bottle and book bag ready. If you feel a matter is urgent please send a message on Class Dojo or ask for an appointment, during these times appointments will be over the telephone where possible.



We expect and encourage the children to read at home at least three times a week and this be recorded in their planner. There is a designated space in your child's planner for both parents and teachers to log when your child has read. 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. School reading books will not be changed unless we see a signed note from a parent to do so. 


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 planners are checked on a daily basis. This is why we require parents to sign in a planner 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 planners 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. It also means that reading books are being read and swapped regularly.  


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.



Some of you may already know that in Year 2 children have to take Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs). These tests include questions about areas of learning your child will be very familiar with. Further information about the tests will be shared with you closer to the time.





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.

Home School Learning Time table - For children Isolating due to Covid.

 home-school-learning-week-1 pdf.pdfDownload
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Our Topic : Amazing Asia

Key Enquiry: What makes Asia so unique?

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