Dormice (Year 2 AS)


Dear Parents/Carers,

Dormice class have been sent home with their home-learning grid for this term as well as their new spelling list. All relevant documents are attached below.

Please be assured the children will not be tested on their new spellings this Friday but instead the spelling tests will commence on Friday 15th November.

Kind regards,

Miss Etheridge


Whole School Message - Book Fair

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Next week, the Scholastic Book Fair will be visiting both sites from Tuesday to Friday inclusive; in Dormice Class at All Saints and via Seahorses Class at Woodhurst. All children will have an opportunity to visit the Book Fair during school hours and it will be open to purchase books after school until 4:15pm each day. Books can be purchased by cash on the day and all sales made help the school raise money towards the books we buy for children to use at school.

This year we are also running a school-wide Book Review competition. Children have until Monday 11th to read a book and write a short book review to hand to their teacher. To help, children will be coming home with a template this week, but examples are attached below on the documents section. Nursery and Reception classes may be completing theirs together in school. Mr Riordan and Miss Etheridge will judge all of the entries and 10 children will receive a £5 gift voucher which can be spent at the Book Fair!

So get reading, get reviewing and get into a book! We look forward to seeing all your entries and seeing you all at the Book Fair!

Mr Riordan and Miss Etheridge 

English Lead and Year 2 Teachers


Thank you

Dear all,

Thank you for a wonderful half-term. Dormice class have worked really hard and have achieved a lot! They should all be very proud of themselves and deserve a well-earned break!

Spellings and Home Learning for Autumn 2 will be issued during the first week back, so please continue to practise spelling the words you found tricky this half-term at home and please continue to read daily with your adults.

Enjoy the rest and see you all in November!

Kind regards,

Miss Etheridge


KS1 English Evening for Parents

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Thank you so much for those who were able to attend the English Reading meeting last week. These events are always an opportune moment to knowledge share and understand how we can help our children develop their skills together. We hope next time that many more of you can attend these crucial sessions.

Attached below are the KS1 Reading Vipers and Recommended Book Lists we discussed at the meeting.

Kind regards,

Miss Etheridge


KS1 Maths Evening for Parents

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Just a quick thank you to those of you who attended our KS1 Maths Evening. I think you will all agree it was a lovely, useful evening. If you did not manage to attend, please be aware that I have uploaded the PowerPoint to the class page for you to refer to.

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Etheridge 


Woodland Walk

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Thank you so much for offering your support for our Woodland Walk. I was delighted with how many of you volunteered to help out! Therefore I thought it was only fair to take responses in a ‘first in’ manner. I have made contact directly with parents who can support so if you have not heard from the office we will not require you on Tuesday but thank you so much for your kind and generous offers of time - there will be plenty of opportunities throughout Year 2 where we might need an extra hand so I will keep you all in mind! 

Kind regards,

Miss Etheridge


Welcome to Dormice Class!

I hope you all had a fantastic summer holiday and are ready to learn in our exciting first term together in Year 2! This half-term our topic is 'Once upon a time...' We will be looking at lots of our favourite traditional tales, including writing our own version of Little Red Riding Hood. In Maths, we will be consolidating and furthering our place value knowledge alongside addition. Our topic will allow us to take a woodland walk as we begin to look at mapping skills and deepen our scientific understanding of living things and their habitats. In ICT, we will be learning to touch type as we publish our stories. Our Art and D&T projects will focus on making, including lunch boxes for Little Red Riding Hood and medicine bottles and potions to help make Grandma better! In RE we will explore the creation story.

On this page you will find:

   - The home learning grid for Autumn 1 half-term

   - Spellings list

   - Topic grid for ‘Once upon a time...’

Important information:

   - PE days – Monday and Thursday. Please make sure your child’s PE kit is in school on a Monday morning. Kits will come home on Friday.

   - Home Folders – Will go home and need to come back into school every day.

   - Home Learning to be in by Tuesday each week. Home learning activities will be part of the home learning pack or will be sent home on a Friday. Please see the grid for changes for this half-term.

   - Spelling books should come into school ready for Friday spelling tests.

   - Allergy information for Dormice class can be found below. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Etheridge, Mrs Allsop and Mrs McDonald

Dormice Class Teachers



In order to safeguard all of our children, please take a moment to review the poster at the bottom of this page, which contains all of the current allergens in Dormice class. Please take these allergies into consideration when sending your children in with lunches, snacks or treats. Nuts are prohibited across the whole school. 

This poster is also displayed on the classroom door. 

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Number line.pdf

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100 Square.pdf

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Y2 Topic Map Autumn 1.docx

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Pie Corbett YR2 Recommended Books.pdf

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Twinkl YR2 Book List.pdf

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KS1 Reading Vipers.pdf

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Meet the new Teacher Powerpoint for 2019 DORMICE.pptx

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KS1 Math Evening for Parents.pptx

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KS2 Book Review Template.pdf

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In-depth Book Review Template.pdf

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KS1 Book Review Template.pdf

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Y2 Home Learning Autumn 2 2019.docx

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Y2 Aut2 Teddy Spellings.docx

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Y2 Aut2 Robot Spellings.docx

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Y2 Aut2 Rocket-Robot Spellings.docx

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