Tel: 01616816351

Paddock Lane, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0NY



Teachers: Mrs Hodgson & Miss Calvert

Teaching Assistant: Miss Povah


Welcome to Farah class! We are named after Sir Mo Farah, who is the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic Games history. Farah moved to England from Somalia in 1992, at the age of 8 and speaking very little English. Through hard work, perseverance and resilience, Farah has become the most decorated athlete in British athletics. In 2017 Sir Mo Farah was knighted by the Queen for his services to athletics. Throughout this year we will be learning lots about Sir Mo Farah and will be replicating his commitment and dedication to inspire our own learning. We have already enjoyed practising the Mobot!

“No matter what or where you come from, if you work hard at something you can achieve it.” - Sir Mo Farah


To begin this school year, we will be completing a whole-school project based on the book ‘Here We Are – Notes for Living on Planet Earth’ by Oliver Jeffers.  We feel this will create a fantastic opportunity for the children to discuss their emotions and well-being at this time and help with their transition back to school.

Later in Year 2 we will be learning about lots of exciting topics including Failsworth, The Great Fire of London, Florence Nightingale, Poles Apart and the United Kingdom.

In Science we will be learning about plants, materials, health, living things, habitats and lifecycles.

Throughout these topics we will be using the Key Skills: Communication, Application of Maths, ICT, Working with others, Improving our own learning and performance and Problem Solving.

We encourage and support the children to read daily both in and out of school. The children will enjoy listening and sharing stories every day in class.  They will also continue to have access to a variety of online reading books using their log in for Bug Club.

At South Failsworth Primary School a positive attitude to learning and good behaviour is celebrated using our reward system. Children are awarded mission merits for following the Secrets of Success. Their learning and behaviour are also celebrated in class.

Due to the coronavirus the children did not take part in the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check in June 2020.  As a result, the children are now required to take this check during the Autumn term in Year 2.

Nationally, children in Year 2 complete statutory assessments called SATs. These assessments will take place in May and will consist of maths, reading and spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) tests. A meeting will be held later in the year where more information will be given about these assessments.


Important information:

  • New spellings will be set on Seesaw on Fridays and children will complete  weekly spelling tests on Thursdays.
  • Children will be provided with two reading books which will be changed once a week. Books will be changed once they have been read and recorded in the Reading Record book. Please ensure your child has their reading book with them every day.
  • Children will also be expected to access Times Tables Rockstars regularly. By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know all of their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables and this is a fun and interesting way which aids their learning and helps their confidence grow!
  • Homework – Children will have a learning journal where they can complete a project of their choice linked to an area of their learning. This is completed once every half term.
  • In light of the current situation, we are asking that all children come to school in their PE kits on the days when they have PE lessons in school.  PE lessons will be on Monday afternoons. Manchester City PE lessons will take place on  Fridays.
  • At South Failsworth Primary School we use an app called Seesaw to communicate with parents. Throughout the year I will be uploading photos of the children’s learning and informing you of any important announcements. 

Mrs Hodgson & Miss Calvert