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Welcome to Year 2 – Star Class 

"Laugh often, dream big, reach for the stars!" Don Williams, Jr.


Welcome to Star Class, a group of 30 pupils who are all eager and enthusiastic to grow, learn and have fun together. My name is Mrs Helliwell and I will be teaching Year 2 alongside Miss LeVardi and Miss Dunleavy. We look forward to watching and supporting each of the children to achieve their greatest potential.


Star class have an exciting year ahead! We will start by exploring the Artic, under the gaze of the Northern lights, to help wolf find his way home. We will then become historians digging into Whitworth's past and looking at the Taylor family, a family of extremely successful and famous surgeons and medics. Our ‘World Kitchen’ topic will allow us to journey around the 7 continents, tasting a variety of traditional dishes through our cookery demonstrations which will be showcased in a class cookery book. Finally we will conduct our own fieldwork as we explore living things and their habitats which will hopefully lead to a class trip to a nearby farm or zoo.


We look forward to showing you how we develop and progress as we work hard in our learning.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email Miss Helliwell



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. 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 Thursday. Children should come to school in their PE kit (Black leggings or black jogging bottoms, PE top and hoody, jumper or cardigan).



Children will have new spellings each week which are displayed below in Homework Reminders. They will be tested on these every Friday morning at the end of phonics so it would be great if they could practice them in the week at home.



Every weekend children will be sent home with their phonics focus pack which contains an activity sheet based on the week's sounds, their week's spellings 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.

Snow Day

There will be no Teams today but, if you are at home please access Purple Mash using your login. There will be To Dos for the children to complete linked to what we have been learning about in class.


We started talking about Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and the NHS last week including what they did for medicine and how it has changed over time. Children can research this and anything they learn they can take to school and share with their friends next Friday. 



Purple Mash To Dos:

1. Symmetry

2. Label the continents

3. Label the oceans

4. Mary Seacole quiz (do your research before completing)

5. Florence Nightingale quiz (do your research before completing)


Children can also read their reading books today.


There will also be links to some games that the children can access below.

Useful Websites

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