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Song Thrushes (Year 2)

Welcome to Song Thrushes


Miss Thomas Mrs Hedge Mrs Steer Miss Hayden





Song Thrushes are a cheerful, friendly class who love to be challenged during learning. As the oldest children in Key Stage 1, we try our best to set a good example to the younger learners in the school.


Our Adults.


In Song Thrush class, Miss Thomas is our teacher.


Mrs Hedge and Mrs Steer are our learning support assistant's in Song Thrush class every day and Mrs Clarke also works with the children in Year 2 daily.


“This is my first year as a teacher at Bradley Barton and I am delighted to be the Year 2 Song Thrush class teacher this year. I enjoy teaching all subjects, but especially reading and PE, which I lead jointly with Mr Easterbrook. Hiking on Dartmoor is a passion of mine. I have a degree in Early Childhood Studies and a Postgraduate degree in Primary Teaching. I always strive to be the best teacher I can be to enable children to discover who they are and the world around them. I feel very fortunate to have a job that gives so much joy and reward. I am currently learning about the importance of dialogue in the classroom." Miss Thomas



Class commitments

As a class, we have set up our class commitments.  These are behaviours we have agreed need to be shown to help everyone learn.  Our commitments are:


  • We will always be kind others.


  • We will always talk about our feelings


  • We will use indoor voices.


  • We will always listen to others


  • We will always try our best.


  • We will ask for help if we need it.


  • We will walk indoors.



Statutory assessments


The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England, and is usually taken in June. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill. As the children did not complete the phonics screening in Year 1 due to the school closure, they will be completing the screening in the second half of the autumn term.


In May 2021, Year 2 will take part in the statutory assessments for the end of Key Stage 1. These assessments are based on all the learning the children have done during KS1 and the children will be prepared in school. Parents and carers will receive further information about the assessments nearer to the time. If you have any queries about the assessments, please do get in contact with either class teacher. 



We will endeavour to get back to any queries on Class Dojo within 2 working days and will only check messages in working hours where possible (9am to 5pm). Please contact the school office if you have any urgent messages.