Broadway, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 4HX


Dunsville Primary School

Working as one to achieve excellence through enjoyment

Headteacher - Mrs V Wilson

Garnet Class (Year 2)

Hello. My name is Mrs Kerrigan and I am the class teacher for Garnet class.

Garnet class is a Year 2 class. We work very closely with Emerald (Y1/2) and Diamond (Y1) classes.

We are very lucky to have Mrs Brown working with us every morning and Mrs Credland some afternoons.


“The more that you read, the more things you will know.

The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

 -Dr. Seuss


Here's what we are going to be getting up to this term....

Our topic for this term is ‘Food, Glorious Food’. We are looking forward to kick-starting our learning with our history activity on Thursday 20th September. 

In English 

We begin with a two week ‘Pattern and Rhyme’ Poetry unit. The whole school is focusing their work on the poem ‘The Sound Collector’ by Roger McGough.

This is followed by 4 weeks on ‘Stories with familiar settings’. Most of our learning in this unit will be based around the story ‘Not Now Bernard’ by David McKee.

We finish by learning about and writing our own recounts.

The Sound Collector

A stranger came this morning

Dressed all in black and grey

Put every sound into a bag

And carried them away.

The whistling of the kettle

The turning of the lock

The purring of the kitten

The ticking of the clock.


The popping of the toaster

The crunching of the flakes

When you spread the marmalade

The scraping noise it makes.


The hissing of the frying-pan

The ticking of the grill

The bubbling of the bathtub

As it starts to fill.


The drumming of the raindrops

On the window-pane

When you do the washing-up

The gurgle of the drain.


The crying of the baby

The squeaking of the chair

The swishing of the curtain

The creaking of the stair.


A stranger called this morning

He didn’t leave his name

Left us only silence

Life will never be the same.

by Roger McGough

We have been busy learning the poem by heart, spotting rhyming words and working together to change the poem. Here are some photographs of us in action!

Class Reminders

  • Please ensure your child brings their reading book and reading record into school every day. Please support your child by hearing them read at home on a regular basis and also reading to them.
  • The children will have PE on TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school at the beginning of each week and that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with their name
  • Please remind your children not to bring toys or special items into school. If your child wishes to bring a football or basketball for playtimes, then they should keep this in the teacher’s stock cupboard. The children are responsible for asking to use these at playtime and remembering to take them home.
  • All children are encouraged to have a water bottle in school every day. These are kept in the classroom and enable your child to have regular drinks throughout the day. Please ensure that their bottle is named and is only filled with plain water (not flavoured or juice).
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please come and see me at the end of school. You are also welcome to call the school office and I will return your call as soon as possible.

Home Learning Activities

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