Grangetown Primary School

Grangetown Primary School

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Welcome to Mrs Dolan's Class

A few important notices:

  • Reading books should be brought into school everyday along with children’s reading diaries
  • PE is on a Friday, please ensure full PE kits are in school and earrings are removed
  • Our Library day is Friday.  Children are welcome to take home a book and return it the following Friday 
  • Spellings will be sent home every Monday to be practised at home for the following Monday
  • Toast is available every Tuesday and Thursday playtime for 10p 
  • Fruity Friday is a healthy tuck shop that runs every Friday.  30p is more than enough for the children to spend over play time

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome to the new school year!  We have some fantastic things planned this half term in year 2 and we look forward to working with you and your child.  This page will be updated regularly with important information you may need week to week as well as details of what we are learning about in class.

October 2018


As part of our Blast from the Past topic, Year 2 spent the day at Beamish. The visit was fantastic and gave the children a real flavour for what life was like in the past. We explored the town and the children enjoyed visiting all of the old shops.  We then took a tram to the school and the children met the headmaster.  He was a very strict teacher and he told the children how different school life was back in Victorian times.  Luckily, as always our children were very well behaved and the cane didn’t need to be used!  The children also had the chance to go into a mine.  We experienced how damp and dark it was down the mines and we decided it certainly was not a place we would have liked to have worked as children!

September 2018

Blast From the Past


Click the image to hear Shirley Hughes talking about the story!Our first topic is called 'Blast from the Past'  It is a history rich topic which will explore how life in the past compares to the modern day.  Our class text that we have been using for our English lessons is called 'Daisy Saves the Day' by Shirley Hughes.  So far we have predicted and written our own ending for the story, wrote letters home from Daisy to her mother as well as writing our own version of the story.

We also will visit Beamish as part of this exciting topic.