Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Believe, enjoy, achieve.

Khalo Class: Year 2 

Enjoy the Easter Break!

Please note: During the Easter break staff will not be uploading home learning activities onto the class pages. We have added a page of Easter activities that you can complete over the holiday if you wish (Easter Activity Page) but remember to spend time together as a family over the next two weeks and use them as if this was a normal school holiday.

Staff may also be a little slower replying to messages on class dojo however school is still open for children of key workers so if you have something urgent you need to speak to a member of staff about please contact school on 01924 325300 or via email.

Working from home.

Please find resources for working at home in case of school closures below:

Feel free to timetable your day however you wish. Make sure you take regular breaks in between competing tasks. 

1. Here are some activities to do at home, which do not involve screen time. 

2. Topic Homework (Pirates) 

Complete a daily task from your topic homework sheet. 

Friday 3rd April 2020. 

3. English Work

Have a look at the reading comprehension below and complete the questions. 

You can complete the answers in your Home Learning Jotter. 

(Answers for the questions are below). 

4. Maths Work

Today we are going to continue looking at fractions! Follow the link below, to watch a video to learn all about recognising a half. Once you get onto the website, click on Week 1 - Lesson 3 - find a half. 


Once you have watched the video, complete the questions below.

(Answers for the questions are below the worksheet). 


Welcome to Khalo Class. We are Year 2!

Our teacher is Mr Motala and our teaching assistant is Mrs Bradford.

Mrs Mohamed and Mr Caddick teach us RE and PE on a Thursday afternoon.

We all believe in enjoying our learning and working together to be the best that we can be.



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During the next term our topic is, Pirates of the Caribbean.

Over the holidays a band of Pirates tried to destroy our classrooms, but thankfully our return to school interrupted them. During the term we will read Pirate stories and write about them, we will research famous pirates, we will make maps and we will set sail for the Caribbean, where we will compare the UK to a different country. We will sing pirate songs, make pirate music, draw and paint pirates and Caribbean landscapes and even create our own money!

We are going to be very busy!’

Key Information for Key Stage One ...

PE Days

We have PE on Thursday. Your child will need navy shorts and white t-shirt or leotard. For outdoor PE your child should have some suitable footwear such as trainers on this day. No jewellery, including earrings, is permitted for PE. Children need to remove these or cover them with tape. We also require that long hair is tied up for these lessons.

Home Reading and Homework

It is vitally important that your child reads at home regularly and learns to love reading. We believe that this is essential for your child to understand and access all other subjects.  Please return book bags and home reading books daily for changing. Children will change these books by themselves to encourage independence however they will be monitored to ensure their reading books are pitched at the correct level. We would like you to hear your child read at least 3 times a week. Your child will receive homework on Fridays and we would like it to be returned on Wednesdays.

Water Bottles

We would encourage your child to bring a labelled water bottle to school, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day. We ask that pencil cases and toys not be brought into school. Finally, please ensure that all jumpers and cardigans have names in.

Pencil cases and toys are not permitted in Years 1 and 2 and should not be brought into school. Neither should any other personal belongings unless when agreed beforehand.

Outdoor learning

We are very excited to now have our Years 1 and 2 classes located at the bottom end of school. This means that we will have easy access to outdoor learning opportunities. We will be looking to take advantage of this as much as possible. Therefore, please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor activities such as coats and hats when cold and sun cream in the summer months.