Skinner Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1HG

01977 794 179

St Giles C of E Academy

Growing Together


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Class 2


Teachers: Mrs Best and Mrs Burton

Teaching Assistant: Miss Curtis

1-to-1 Support: Mrs Worsman and Mrs Benton/Mrs Beckett


Welcome to Class 2

In class 2 we like to operate an open door policy. If you have any questions, any member of the Year 2 teaching team will do their best to answer them at any time. It is extremely important to us that communication between home and school is strong as we believe this allows your children to feel happy and safe in school.


Important Information

P.E. kits

P.E. kits should be brought into school on a Monday and remain in school until Friday. Children are required to bring both an outdoor and an indoor kit due to unpredictable weather.


Homework is an opportunity to share what is happening in school and in your children's lessons. It is usually set on a Friday and consists of either a piece of mathematics work or a reading comprehension activity and spellings. Homework must be completed and returned by the following Friday. This is essential in preparation for children moving into Juniors. A spelling test of the learnt spellings will take place every Friday. Children should also be encouraged to read their home-school reading book and hand it in to be changed. 


In Class 2 all pupils take part in a 'reading race'. When your child reads with you at home be sure to write a comment in their planners and hand it in to the planners basket at the start of the following day. We will then move your child's race car along one space on the race track. There are 20 spaces to move along in total. When your child reaches the end of the track they will receive a prize before starting the track again to zoom off for another prize. We know that not all children can read a whole book all at once, particularly the thicker ones, therefore we accept that parents may want to write in planners after children have read for 10-15 minutes so we can move them along the race track. 


It is very important that your children bring their planners to school everyday. I would appreciate your cooperation in reading these and signing them weekly. Planners are checked and children are reminded to use their planners as a method of communication between home and school as well as to document when they have read.


 In May children will be required to sit KS1 SATs.

This includes;

  • Spelling Test
  • Punctuation and Grammar Test
  • Paper 1 Reading Test
  • Paper 2 Reading Test
  • Mathematics Arithmetic Test
  • Mathematics Reasoning Test

More information regarding the content of the tests will be shared with parents closer to the time.

Our Topic : Plants

Key Enquiry: Why don't palm trees grow in Pontefract?


Spring D's Medium Term Plan

This term's spellings 

Recommended Reading

As I am sure you are aware as well as being an enjoyable pass time, reading impacts hugely on children's writing ability and allows for a whole host of other materials to be accessible. We encourage children to read as much as possible both in school and at home.

In Class 2 we have a reading area and the school library adjacent to our classroom where children are welcome to take books home to read. Children are also encouraged to bring books in from home to keep in their drawer ready for when quiet class reading opportunities arise.

Our local library in Pontefract is amazing and we work closely with them throughout the year - if you would like information on how you and your child can use the library please don't hesitate to ask us or visit the library in town. Here are some personal favourites as well as a link to a website that outlines other age-appropriate books for your little book worms.

Picture Book - Stick Man by Julia Donaldson

Funny Book - The Bolds by Julian Clary

Adventure Book - Pirates are stealing our cows by Martin Remphrey

Poetry Book - Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg and Fritz Wegner

Non-Fiction Book - Atlas of Amazing Birds by Matt Sewell

Classic Book - The Twits  by Roald Dahl

Yearly Overview