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Welcome to Star Class - a vibrant group of 30 young pupils who are all eager and enthusiastic to grow, learn and have lots of fun together. My name is Mrs Howarth and I will be teaching Year 2 alongside Miss Dunleavy. We look forward to teaching, supporting and nurturing each of the children to achieve their fullest potential whilst in Year Two.


Star class certainly have an exciting term ahead! We will begin by exploring the Arctic, under the gaze of the Northern lights, to help Wolf find his way home. Place Value, addition and subtraction will be our focus within Maths. Throughout these lessons, the children will enjoy an array of practical and stimulating lessons to engage them in their learning and develop their mathematical skills.


Whilst enhancing our geography skills, we will explore landmarks and basic human and physical features in our local area and will also conduct our own fieldwork whilst exploring living things and their habitats within Science. PSHE and RE this term will be based around relationships and families. 


I will be holding a 'Meet the Teacher' session on Friday  8th September, at 3.30pm. I look forward to meeting you all and explaining a little more about the classroom structure and any additional news about our first term in Star Class.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at  and I will respond at the earliest opportunity. 




Break Time 

Morning break begins at 10:30am. If you wish to you can send your child in with a healthy snack please feel free otherwise the children will be able to choose from our class selection each day.  



We ask you to read with your child as much as possible to help with their learning. Once you have read with your child, please fill in their reading record to let us know. Every child will always have two school reading books - one will be linked to phonics. We will change books if you have noted they have been completed so please ensure your child’s reading record and books are in their school bag. 



PE is on a Tuesday and Friday. Children should come to school in their PE kit (Black leggings or black jogging bottoms, PE top and hoody, jumper or cardigan and trainers of their choice.).



Every weekend children will be sent home with their phonics focus pack which contains an activity sheet based on the week's sounds and a reading book containing these sounds. These packs need to be returned by the following Thursday in order for them to be changed to the current week's learning. Children have been working hard in class on their phonic knowledge and in bringing their pack home, they can consolidate this by talking to you about all they have learned.


Useful Websites

Maths Games

SPAG Games