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Year 2M

Welcome to Year 2M!

Hello everyone! I am Miss Macleod and will be the Year 2 class teacher this year. This is my second year at Catchgate Primary School and I know all your children well through being the other Year 1 teacher last year! In my free time I enjoy watching football, spending time with my friends and family and taking my dog Ralphie on walks!

Mrs Andrea Dixon

I have been working at Catchgate Primary for 13 years. I have worked throughout all of the key stages. At home I love reading a wide range of books and visiting the cinema.


Weekly timetable

Year 2 PE, swimming and Forest School

We would like to remind you to put names in all of your children's clothes and they are allowed a water bottle in class, this should also have a name on. Below you will find PE and Forest School information such as what your child needs for these sessions. It is important that they are prepared for these lessons as PE is statutory requirement for all children.


P.E is on a Friday afternoon. 

Please ensure you child has kit in school which include- Red t-shirt, black shorts and plimsoles. PE kits will be returned home at the end of each half term and should come back into school in time for the first PE session of the half term.


Forest School is on a Wednesday morning. 

Please send your child to school with suitable clothing that you don't mind getting wet and muddy.  This should include sturdy shoes, boots or wellies, a warm coat, warm trousers and jumper.  

Children will need to bring school shoes whenever they wear wellies or other footwear to school.


Swimming happens on a Thursday morning. Swimming now takes place at 9:30am so children will come to school on Thursday mornings as normal.

Class celebration!

Throughout the year pictures will be uploaded to our class page to celebrate all achievements and document some of the lovely things we get up to!

Year 4 joined us to celebrate friendship week! We shared conversations about friendship and how our differences make us special! We decorated socks to celebrate odd sock day!

We have been learning about sound in science! We put grains of rice on top of plastic cups and made noise with our instruments to see the rice vibrating off the cup.

IT'S COMING HOME! We loved cheering England on in their first match of the World Cup tournament.

Our expectations!



We are encouraging the children to become more independent and to look after their own belongings,  You can help your child to do this by putting their name in all of their clothing.  As the weather gets warmer please continue to send your child to school wearing clothing for the weather and a coat as the weather can change quickly.

In Year 2 children will be expected to be more independent.



Reading in Year 2

At Catchgate we promote a love of reading!


In Year 2 pupils will read a Little Wandle reading book Monday to Wednesday in school and then on Wednesday pupils will bring this reading book home to read and will need to return this book the following Monday. 


Pupils will also have a share with an adult book which they will bring home everyday and change when they have read it. This book is the one which count towards the reading awards in school!








Homework is a points based system for all subjects. The children have 10 weeks to complete enough activities to gain a minimum of 100 points. These can be completed on the Class Notebook or on paper. The activities are below, on the Class Notebook and a paper copy can be requested if needed. 





Children will receive weekly spellings. They will be given these in their spelling books on a Monday morning and tested on them on a Friday. Please ensure that all spelling books are brought into school on a Friday ready to have their new spellings put in for the following week. Weekly spellings will also be uploaded to OneNote. 


Our spelling rules for Autumn term are as follows:


1.Continue to spell HFW from phonics phase

2.CEW – door, floor, poor, because, find, kind mind, behind, child, wild

3.s sound spelt c

4.Words ending in le eg. apple

5.Silent letters – g, k, w eg. gnaw, know, wrap

Rights Respecting Schools in the Spring term!


Our school has a continued commitment to helping children learn about and understand their rights. Here are the individual rights we will be exploring across the school linking to our weekly themes. Please ask your children about these articles and speak with them about how they impact them at home too.


Whole School Theme

Article of the Week

Staying Healthy - Keeping Fit

Article 25 – review of the treatment of care

Staying Healthy - Eating Well

Article 24 – health and health services

Chinese New Year 

Article 13 – freedom of expression

Keepping Safe Online

Article 17 - access to media and information

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Article 39 - recovery from trauma

Friends and Family - Valentine's Day

Article 5 - parental guidance and a child's evolving capabilities.

Educate and Celebrate

Article 2 - non discrimination

Looking after the environment

Article 8 - preservation of identity

British Science Week

Article 3 - best interests of the child

International Day of Forests

Article 6 - life, survival and development


Article 14 - freedom of thought, belief and religion

Contact Miss MacLeod

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