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The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

2T Diary!

Week 3.. Part 1

It seems to be turning into a wet week as Wednesday has ended, please ensure the children bring their coats to school as we do go outside at playtime/ lunchtime even if it is raining.

The children have this evening been sent home with three letters, two are for after school clubs run by the class teachers.  The club will only contain children from our class to maintain our bubbles safety.  If you would like your child to attend each Monday and/ or Tuesday please sign and return the slip by the date shown.

Finally please could all parents keep the main doors clear while waiting to collect the children, this is so the children can enter and exit the building safely.  In the current set up Miss Connor and Mrs Malone are working together to get the children from the classrooms to the office so there is potentially a slight delay, we are working on trying to quicken this process but please bare with us.  Thank you!

Week 2 - Part 2...

The end of the week has been alot more structured in Year 2 and the children are busy getting on with our whole school projects for writing and art.

Our art project is based on creating our own self portraits which we are really looking forward to completing and sharing as each classes final pieces will be completely different!  Thursday also meant computing which the children love, this half term we will be logging onto PurpleMash to introduce coding and the understanding of algorithms.

Reading books have been sent home tonight please could you sign their reading record once you have read at home however please remember to bring them back into school on a Tuesday and Friday only to be changed.

Homework has again been set on Google Classroom for the children, we can't wait to see all of your submissions and to comment back.

Please do message us on Class Dojo if you have any questions, have a lovely weekend and we will see you all on Monday morning :)

Miss Thomas and Miss Connor

We just had to share our new corridor display "Amazing Me"

We asked the children what was their favourite part/ feature of themselves was then photographed and captioned each image.

A lovely way to promote our skill for life; self-belief by celebrating themselves!

Week 2 - Wednesday Update!

We've had such a busy week so far and it's only Wednesday! 

The children are all settling into the class amazingly and today we've had our first 'REACH' certificate winners - well done to Hawa-Noor and Joshua for receiving this week's respect certificate.

So far this week we have begun our writing project based on a book called 'After the Fall'  poor Humpty Dumpty had fallen off the wall but was extremely frightened to climb up high anywhere.  This book has been chosen as we are working as a school to bounce back and rebuild our resilience, so watch this space for our written outcomes in the coming weeks!

In Maths we have been recapping numbers to 40, this has involved using resources to group amounts into 10s and learning ways to count quicker and easier.  This weeks homework will also consolidate our learning.

Each morning Miss Thomas has been taking children and listening to them read and respond to questions so we can see where each are working in preparation for reading books going home on Friday whilst Miss Connor has been teaching Phonics and practicing letter formation building on what the children already know.

Here are some photographs of our week so far...


Circle Time
PE with Coach Mark

Week 1:

Hello Parents/ Carers.  Welcome back we hope you've all had a lovely summer and are ready for another year at Irk Valley.

This week we have loved getting to know the children and getting them use to our new school day routines along with rebuilding their friendships with each other after such a long time apart.  However, there are a few things we'd like to share...

  • PE is on Tuesday and Thursday's.  The children can come to school dressed in their kits on these days.
  • Reading Books will only be changed on a Tuesday and a Friday.  Although these will not be sent home until next week.
  • Homework will be set on Google Classroom each Friday and needs to be completed and submitted the following Thursday.  Login details can be found in the children's purple reading records, please let us know if you are having any issues accessing Google Classroom.

Miss Thomas and Miss Connor