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Welcome to Class Ouse!
(Year 2)

                                             river ouse



Miss Clark (Teacher) and Mrs Hand (Assistant Teacher).

Other adults you might see in our class are Miss Knight, Mrs Sadullah, Mr Heath and Mr Jeff.

Team Ouse’s school day:

First, we complete a maths challenge when we arrive at school. This is followed by the register and ‘check in’ where we share with the team how we are feeling at the start of the school day. We then move onto phonics/spelling patterns then guided reading and English. After break we have maths up until lunch time. 

Our afternoons consist of handwriting practice followed by topic work where we cover subjects such as: history, geography, art and science. 

On Friday afternoons we will have Forest Schools sessions so your child will need to bring weather suitable clothing to change into and wellington boots.


We would like our children to read with you every evening at home; even a couple of pages a night really helps build confidence and stamina in reading. Ask your child questions about the book, talk about the story or book, look at the meaning of words and see if your child can pick out any of their phonics and tricky word knowledge. These are all skills we practice at school that you can do together at home. 

When the children have finished a book, they can be changed in class. We will check if they need to change their book but it would be really helpful if you could also let us know just in case your child forgets and we will make sure they have a new book.

If your child reads 5 times per week at home they will get 1 stamp in the back of their planner.

5 stamps in the back of the planner= a special trip to Mrs Fletcher and her treasure box!

Any questions about developing reading skills at home please feel free to come in and see us.  


Spellings will be stuck into planners on a Friday for children to practice at home ready for the spelling challenge the following Friday. 

Any questions or queries on methods to help your child learn their spellings,  please come and see us. 

Water Bottles: 

Team Ouse can bring in a water bottle to have in the classroom with them to keep hydrated throughout their learning day. We only drink water in class so please only send in bottles filled with water. 

Thursday PE:

Team Ouse do PE on a Thursday morning as part of a carousel including music, Spanish and restorative circles.

We ask children to come to school in their uniform then get changed into their school PE kit in the classroom. 

You can bring your PE kit on a Monday and take it home on a Friday.


Every Thursday, children enjoy a Spanish lesson by our specialist teacher, Mrs Sadullah. As well as developing confidence in speaking and listening skills, children will be introduced to Spanish letters and sounds and begin to read familiar words in Spanish. Children will begin to learn to count to 30, name colours and use them to describe objects, name animals, pirate words and use them in simple sentences as well as engage in songs and stories. They will develop confidence in simple conversations. 

Useful websites: 




www.numbergym.co.uk   Username: Brotherton    Password: wf119hq




Thank you,

Miss Clark and Mrs Hand