Year 2 (Murphy) 2019 - 2020

Miss Burke

Hello! Welcome to Murphy Class page. Here will you find any information you need about our class!


Miss Burke is the class teacher. Murphy class will also have Mrs Sheen supporting their learning this year (every morning). Mrs Sheen will also be teaching our class on a Friday afternoon.  


We are very excited to be reading and learning all about our new class text 'Lost and Found' this term. We will be linking this book to many different areas of our learning.


The children will continue to bring school reading books home, along with a reading diary. This will include a non-fiction text to further support your child's understanding of and breadth of vocabulary. Daily reading at home with your child will really support their skills. Please sign and comment in your child’s diary and ensure it is in school each day. This means that we can continue to monitor your child’s progress and support them on their reading journey. Each time your child reads at home, they will continue to work towards achieving special reading certificates. Please remember home reading does not only include school reading books - encouraging children to read a selection of different text types, including comics, magazines, leaflets, non-fiction books will help to develop breadth and variety in their reading. Children love recieveing the certificates, and we work together as a team in Murphy class to see how many we can get!

If you would like to discuss your child’s reading or strategies to support them at home, please do not hesitate to speak to Miss Burke or Mrs Sheen. 



Murphy class PE sessions are on Monday afternoon. Children should wear white or black shorts with a white t-shirt and black pumps. Children can also bring trainers for outdoor activities. For colder weather, please ensure your child has a long sleeved top and trousers. These can be worn for outdoor sessions (weather permitting). All clothing items should be clearly labelled with your child’s name. 

Jewellery should not be worn in school. This is especially important for PE.
Please ensure that if your child has long hair it is tied back for PE. 

PE kits should remain in school until they are sent home for a wash at the end of each half term! 

In PE this term we are focusing on Attack, Defend and Shoot, whilst in term two we will be enjoying learning dance! We love being active!



In Year 2, the children have access to fruit at snack time. Alternatively, they can bring a healthy snack from home. As we have children with nut allergies in school, please ensure that snacks from home are nut free. 

Children will continue to have access to water throughout the day. 


Water bottles

Children are allowed to bring water bottles into school. These can be kept in the basket by the sink so that they can be easily accessed throughout the day. Please ensure that these are named, and are taken home each day for washing.


Helping at School
We are always very grateful for any additional help that parents or other family members can volunteer. If you are able to help out on a regular basis, or just as a one off, please speak to Miss Burke or Mrs Sheen. We will be delighted to arrange this.

If you have any questions or queries at all, please don't hesitate to get in touch, either in person at the beginning or end of the school day or by email: (


Many thanks,


Miss Burke, Mrs Sheen & all of the children in Murphy class.

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