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Welcome to Derwent Class

Year 2 and 3


Welcome to Derwent!

Teachers in our class are:

Miss Gordon-Wylie – Class Teacher

Miss Rowbotham – Assistant Teacher

On a Tuesday and Thursday we are joined by Miss Stotton.

We learn in different ways in our class including challenges.

During the week we have the following activities:

PE on a Monday with Mr Jeff. Please could you make sure your child has their PE kit in school on Monday ready for the week.

Restorative Circle Time with Mrs Bell on a Monday. This is a chance for the children to discuss the topic of the week; celebrate successes and resolve any problems.


Music, R.E. and French are taught on a Friday during our carousel afternoons.


Reading – Children take part in guided reading sessions daily.  Because we make notes on these sessions in guided reading folders, we do not write them up in the children’s planners.

Individual reading books can be changed by your child daily. If your child keeps forgetting to change their book, please let us know. Reading is part of your child’s homework and they have a challenge to read at least five times a week.  Please would you listen to your child read so that you can ask him/her questions and help them improve their understanding and fluency.  We would be grateful if you could then write a note in their planner to say they have read to you.

Homework – Homework linked to our topic is set weekly.  We will also be sending out half termly lists of spellings and will be learning these in class but if you could help your child learn any that we have identified they need extra help with spelling, this would be great!  We will check spellings regularly.

If you have any queries about anything that is happening in class, please pop in to see us. Hopefully we will be able to help you then or arrange a time when we can discuss any issues with you that will need longer time.