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Class 4: Mrs Thackeray & Mrs Turnbull

Welcome to Class 4

Children in this class are aged between and 6 and 7 years of age.

Teachers: Mrs Thackeray and Mrs Turnbull

Teaching Assistant: Miss Youngson


Year 2 is an important year for as it is the year when children should become competent and confident in all areas, but particularly in reading, writing and maths. We will be working hard learning new skills and then applying them across all their lessons. 


Our first topic is called ‘Land Ahoy’. As well as learning about pirates, explorers, oceans and boats, children will also be learning essential skills such as how to use a map and how to choose the best boat for a pirate crew!


Watch this space for further updates ...

School Councillors

Class 4 recently elected Mya Staniforth and Leah Purcell as their representatives on the school council.

Important Information

Homework will be sent out every Thursday and is expected to be returned the following Monday (or earlier).  Homework returned on time will earn children 5 You’ve Been Spotteds and 10 team points.  Children that do not return homework on time will be required to complete the homework in their own time.  Homework will consist of times tables practice and spelling practice. All homework must be completed neatly, to the same standard as work in school. We will have a homework ‘champion’ award in which the best four pieces of homework will be chosen to go on display in our class each week and a prize awarded.


PE will take place on Monday afternoons. This half term we will be working with the City Coaches. PE Kits must be in school on the first day of term and they must remain in school for the whole term. All jewellery, including earrings, must be removed (covering with a plaster is not allowed). All children must take part in PE and forgetting kit twice or more will result in lunch time detentions.


Reading Books must be in school every day and will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Children are expected to read at home daily – can you please make sure reading records are dated and signed each time you read at home. We will have a new reading challenge displayed on our class window. Please check your childs progress and encourage them read and change their books frequently.


Our 'Author of the half term' is Allan Ahlberg. We will be learning all about him, the books he has written and comparing him and his style of writing to other books we like. Allan has written many books including the Funny Bones collections and the Jolly Postman. Please encourage your child to read his books, research facts on him and discuss what they like and dislikes about his books. You will find lots of information here https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/allan-ahlberg/23863/.

Upcoming Events

Parents' Evening                      Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th October