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Welcome to Russia Class 

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Welcome to our class page!


We are a Year 2 class and our teachers are Mrs Ganguly and Mrs Cholerton (once every 2 weeks on Tuesday). Mrs. White, Mrs Gunnell and Miss Austen are our teaching assistants who help us in the classroom.

Messages from Mrs Ganguly

Welcome to our class page!  

Please check here for details of our upcoming topics and activities in school. 

We look forward to seeing you in September. 


Many thanks for your support, 

Mrs Ganguly


Key diary dates:

Tuesday 2nd September & Wednesday 3rd September - INSET days - school closed to pupils

Thursday 4th September - return to school

Thursday 24th October - break up for half term

Friday 25th October - INSET day - school closed to pupils

Monday 4th November - return to school




If you wish to speak to me about anything regarding your child please contact me on









Our topic this term is:



Who will we meet in our Time Machine?


Our topic will begin with learning about our local history and researching into familiar places such as West Park and other Long Eaton locations.  We will then focus on significant historical people and events, including Florence Nightingale, Roald Dahl, Samuel Pepys, the Moon Landing, the Gunpowder Plot and the Great Fire of London.  Our topics will be woven throughout our literacy, history and geography work, and will also link to our maths and science where possible. 



Our class book is: 


Tilly and the Time Machine

by Adrian Edmondson


Tilly is seven and a half, and is about to make history!


When Tilly's dad builds a time machine in the shed, there's only

one place she really wants to go - back to her sixth birthday party.


But then something goes wrong! Tilly's dad gets stuck in the past and

only she can save him... Will they make it back in time for tea?


Useful information about our timetable:

We do PE on Tuesdays (outdoor) and Thursdays (indoor).

Spelling tests are on Wednesday.

New Spellings format

We are starting a new spellings format in the next term. Please see the Spring 2 spelling list below.


Many thanks for your support with our introduction of Spelling Shed - we can see that there are lots of children who have been playing the spelling games at home.  Next week we will be sending home a new spelling list for the next half term.  This will be in a new format, with a list of 10 words focusing on a specific 'spelling rule'.  This will match our Spelling Rules teaching, and will also tie in with the Spelling Shed games, as we will set up the games with each week's word list.  We are hoping this will be easier to support at home, and will also give children the opportunity to learn each spelling rule in greater depth.



Regarding Spelling Shed rewards:


Playing the games at home = 1 merit (per week)

Top scorer in the class for that week = 1 extra merit

Year group challenge - at the end of every half term - extra playtime for the class with the highest score. 


If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact me.


Russia Class timetable



Reading – Please read at home with your child as often as you can.

MyMaths - Set fortnightly. 

Please support your child with

Times Tables - Use the following link to help with your times tables

Spelling - Please see above for the spellings for this half term. Children can also practise their spellings using the Spelling Shed games, which can be accessed either via the website or on the Spelling Shed app.


Children will be heard read on a 1:1 basis at least once every two weeks and once a week in a guided group with an adult. 

If the children have read their book twice then they need to do a quiz on the 'Accelerated Reader' before changing their books.Reading remains an important part of the children’s learning and we do ask that children read as often as is possible at home. Children that read 3 or more times each week will have their names moved up the chart which gives them a merit.