Offmore Primary School

Year 2 - Blackbirds


Welcome to the Blackbirds. Our class teacher is Ms. Newton with the brilliant teaching assistant Miss Hickman.



Key information


Please remember we have PE on Mondays and Tuesdays so please make sure you come in your PE kit ready to get active.


The only way you become a reader is by reading ! 

We expect the children to be reading at least three times per week at home and for it to be recorded in their reading diary. Please make sure their books and diaries come into school on a Monday for us to check and sign to then go home on a Tuesday. It can include any genre of book, comics, newspapers, fiction, non-fiction or whatever takes their fancy.  We just want it to be a pleasurable time for them and to develop a love of reading.  We really enjoy listening to the children's conversations about the books they are enjoying at home.

In Blackbirds children are listened to read individually each week and are given a set reading day. Details of this will be found in your child's reading diary.

Home learning

Spellings are set on a Tuesday via Spelling Shed and in their diaries. The children will then look at them the  on the following Monday. We want spellings to be more than a test of memory so we play games with the words and use them in our writing.

Please make sure you are connected to Google Classroom so we can keep in contact with any other relevant information. If you have any issues with this, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Learning Powers

At Offmore we believe in giving our children the skills they need to be enthusiastic, positive and successful learners.

The children can earn points for using their learning powers. These include:

Busy Bee power- given for active learning, such as being focused.

Unicorn powers are given for playing and exploring, using a 'can do' approach.

Magnifying powers are given for creating and thinking critically, such as using learning walls independently to further own learning.


Useful resources 

Our Topic

 Key Stage One - What are your children learning?

Photos of our learning environment and amazing work: