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Year 2 - Orca Class

Welcome to Orca Class

Here you will find out about each of the term's learning enquiries, special dates for your diary, PE days and forest school days.

The class teacher is Mr Chappell.

The teaching assistants are Mr Griffiths and Mrs Cooper.

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In term 6 we are looking at our geography enquiry, which will look at answering the question, 'Why do we like being beside the sea so much?'. Throughout this topic, we will look at making comparisons of beaches around the UK, learning about the concept of 'coasts' and their human and physical features and also looking at the type of activities that tourists and others enjoy at the seaside. As well as this, we will look at the impact tourism has on our beaches. 

Forest School and PE Days

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Across the school, every year group has the opportunity to take part in forest school. We are very lucky to have Mr Walsh, our forest school leader, who runs and prepares the activities for the children in this time. We will be completing this in 3 week blocks. The dates for Orca class are:

Wednesday 26th June

Wednesday 3rd July

Wednesday 10th July

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Please make sure your child brings their Forest School kit on these days to avoid disappointment. Please be prepared for the British weather and have the appropriate clothing for the day (wellies, coats, jumpers, trousers).

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Our PE days are also important and require children to bring their school PE kits. Ideally, we would like these to stay in the children's lockers, so they are available when we need them. Our PE day this term is on a Thursday (outdoors) where we will be learning the skills and game of tennis. Please can we ensure children are wearing appropriate footwear, along with their school PE clothes. 

Home Learning and Reading

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Home learning is sent home every week on Fridays and should be returned by the following Thursday.  You will find six activities in the homework book.  Your child can select one of these to complete each week. Children are also encouraged to read every day at home and receive Dojo points when they do this.

Your child should also know their Spelling Shed and TTRockstars usernames and password, so they can access these at home. If you are unsure, please let me know and I can recover these for you.

If you ever have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  I am at the classroom door before and after school or, alternatively, you can email me on the Class Dojos. We use the Class Dojo page every day to provide an update of all our class learning.

Mr Chappell 

The Term 6 knowledge organiser below provides information on our learning enquiry for this term. 

Please click here to access extra phonics, reading and spelling resources.

Please click here to access links to other useful home learning resources published online.

If you are unsure of any log in details please contact the teacher through Class Dojo or email