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Christian Aid Week


During Christian Aid Week 2022, everyone in the school has been learning about Christian Aid and their work to support people living in poverty and tackling injustice. In Penguins, we have been learning about how our lives are connected with others all around the world, focusing on the Christian Aid resource: Shared Planet. We responded to what we have learnt by creating posters. Pictures of some of our fantastic work to follow shortly!

Secret Agent Training



Just before half term, Penguins completed some top secret assignments in order to become Secret Agents! All the class worked super hard and gave each assessment their best efforts. We couldn't be more proud of you! laugh

Reminder about reading books


Please can you ensure your child brings in their reading record, reading book and homework on a Friday. We have several children not bringing their previous books back to change. This means that new books cannot be issued and other groups will not have enough books in the set to borrow. Please let us know if you have any problems finding your child's reading book.

Welcome back Penguins!

Happy New Year


We hope you have had a good rest and are ready for another exciting, full-packed term!

Don't forget to bring your reading records and homework books in on Fridays!

Our PE sessions this half term are Tuesdays and Fridays.

Reading books


Children should now be bringing home a book they have been reading in their 'Reading Practice' sessions. Our aim is for each group to read 3 times a week with an adult, working on their fluency, prosody (expression) and comprehension. These books should be fully decodable for your child and matched to their phonic level, meaning they should be reading 95% of the words without assistance. This is to help with their understanding of the text and confidence in reading. Please read this book with your child at least 3 times a week and record it in their reading record. Children are welcome to read other books at home too!


Penguins will also be bringing home a library book on a Wednesday. This is supposed to be a book that may be above their level which parents or other family members can read to them for pleasure. Please could these books be brought back on a Wednesday for the children to change if desired.


Below are some comprehension questions you can ask your child while reading their decodable book to help with their understanding:

Welcome to Year 2!

Penguins class



Meet the teacher

Thank you all the parents that popped by to take a look at the classroom and hear about the exciting things coming up in year 2. For those that missed it or would like access to the information, you can find everything I shared below:


Here are the children's spellings for each half term. These should be practiced daily ready for the tests on the dates provided. Most children will be learning Set A unless told otherwise.

If you need another spelling sheet or Look Cover Write Check sheet printed, please let me know!


Below are some games and resources to help children to practice:


Topmarks games

Education spelling quizzes