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Year 2 - Stingray class

We hope you have had a wonderful half term break and are all ready for an exciting new term!



Our next half term is a busy and an exciting one. We start our new topic (Memory Box - see below for further details) that begins with a trip to Weymouth Museum to develop the children's understanding of the past. The term ends with our Christmas performance and all the usual festivities!


If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact me. If you were unable to attend our consultation evenings and want to arrange an appointment please email me at .

Stingray Class September 2018 ! 

Welcome to the Stingray Class page! This year Stingray Class will be taught by Miss Roberts and Mrs Messenger, who will teach us on a Thursday. Mrs Rose and Mrs Francis are the other adults who will be supporting the learning within our class.


Please feel free to email me at if you have any queries or questions and I will reply as soon as possible.

Stingray Class will have outdoor PE on a Monday and indoor PE on a Tuesday. Please can all children have their PE kits in school on these days.

Phonics Homework

As of this Friday (21/09/18), we will be issuing a phonics activity for the children to complete for homework. This is in addition to the homework expectations outlined at our recent parent meetings.


The children can return their homework once it has been completed. The homework will be issued each Friday. Some children will require adult support to complete the activities.




Below are the Year 1 and 2 common exception word lists. These are a list of words that the children need to be able to spell by the end of year 1 and 2. Each child will be coming home with a copy of these spellings for you to refer to at home and each week the children will be tested on a select few of the year 2 words. Please ensure that your children are confident in being able to spell all of the expected year 1 words.  

Stingray WOW of the week is


Well done!


In Friday Worship one child is selected from each class as our WOW child. During the week this child has demonstrated something that has WOWED their teachers.

Autumn Two Term Learning

Are you ready to travel back in time?

This half term, we’re taking a trip to the past to discover what life was like at the time when we were born. We’ll also find out how babies change and grow over time. Thinking about our childhoods, we’ll use photos and objects from the past to help us remember special times including weddings and christenings. We’ll talk about our families and share happy memories of people or pets who are no longer alive. Learning about the days, weeks and months of the year will help us to work out how long we will have to wait for our birthdays to arrive! We’ll decide how objects from the past were used and have fun learning games, songs and dances from bygone days.


Help your child prepare for their project


Looking back on the past can be funny, poignant and interesting! Why not get together as a family and share photos from the past, commenting on wacky clothes and happy holidays? Alternatively, visiting a local museum would allow you to see what life was like in the past. You could also play some traditional games from your childhood. Hopscotch, skipping and conkers are all lots of fun!


Curriculum Coverage


Our Memory Box topic will include, but is not limited to:

English: Recounts, diaries, rhymes, description and information books.

History: Changes within living memory.

Art and Design: Collage and family portraits.

D&T: Making celebration cards and a memory box.

Geography: Fieldwork skills

Maths: Multiplication, division, fractions and measurement.

PE: Traditional games.

Music: Songs that help us remember and writing songs.

Science: Animals including humans.

PSHE: Caring for babies, sharing memories and playing and working together.

Handwriting Help

Please follow the link below to watch a short video on Growth Mindset.