St George's CE Primary School

Nightingale Class (Year 2/3)

Welcome to Nightingale Class

Hopefully you can find all the information you need regarding Nightingale Class. At the bottom of the page you will find a files list with copies of letters and homework. If you need any other information, please contact

Our class teacher is Mrs Gorczyca and our teaching assistants are Mrs Wright.

On Thursdays Hayley or another member of the Active Tameside team will teach PE and on a Wednesday afternoon the class is taught by Miss Dixon.

Our Timetable

On a Monday and Friday afternoon, Year 2 children will join Owl Class with Mrs Towell for their Science, History and Geography learning.


Our current English text

Our current Maths units

Fractions (Y2)
Time (Y2)

Fractions (Y3)
Money (Y3)

RE Learning Challenges

What would you do if you were King or Queen?
Can I make links between the story of Pentecost and the Christian belief about the Kingdom of God on Earth?
Can I show how the story of Pentecost impacts churches today?
Can I make links between the Kingdom of God and what Christians believe today?

Food Learning Challenges

Where does fruit and veg come from?
What is seasonal food?
What's the difference between reared, caught and processed food?
What can I make with strawberries?

Science Learning Challenges (Year 2)



What is a plant?
What happens to my bean after I have planted it?
How does a cactus survive in a desert with no water?Scientist: Who is Alan Titchmarsh and what does he do?

 Science Learning Challenges (Year 3)

What's the different between a push and a pull?
How does the surface effect the movement of the object?
How strong is a magnet?
What is a magnetic pole?
What do magnets attract?

 Geography Learning Challenges (Year 2)

Where is Mossley?
Where could I take a special friend on a special outing in Mossley?
Are all maps the same?
Why would someone need to know my postcode to find my house?
What types of shops/businesses are there in Mossley?
Could I make a map for a visitor so they could find their way from my house to school?
What would appear on a visitor’s map of Mossley?
Why should we be proud to live in Mossley?

Geography Learning Challenges (Year 3)

What on earth is a climate zone?
How is the climate in the UK different from that in the tropics?
How does the climate vary around the world?
What is the weather like on a typical day for places in different climates?
What is special about each climate zone?


We will be continuing project homework this year. As the children will study different Science, History and Geography units depending on their academic year group, we thought it would be nice to set different project homework. This will provide them a chance to share what they have been learning about when they're split as a class. 

If you're not sure what academic year group your child is in, please ask.

We can't wait to see what they produce this half term!

Project Homework

Year 2

Year 3

Spelling Homework

Each week ten spellings will be sent home for the children to learn and practise. These will link directly to the spelling lessons we are doing in school. Spellings will be tested on a Friday.

Mrs Gorczyca's group 


Mrs Wright's group



Nightingale class will change their reading books every Tuesday and Thursday but the children need to have their reading records in school each week. 

To ensure our children become fluent, comprehensive readers we would like them to read their home reading text at least 3 times. Each time your child reads, it should be recorded in their reading record and signed by the adult who listened to them.

Research suggests that :

  • First read - a child decodes the words but doesn’t fully comprehend the text
  • Second read –a child becomes more fluent at blending the words and begin to read for meaning.
  • Third read –a child is reading fluently and reading for meaning

Please encourage your child to re-read their book at least 3 times before they request for it to be changed.  

Every child has been provided with their login for Rising Stars Reading Planet. The link you will need to access the website is below. Our centre ID is 198939


Below you will find copies of our newsletter, homework and spellings alongside any other letters sent out from Nightingale Class.

 A1 Newsletter - Nightingale Class.pdfDownload
 A2 Newsletter - Nightingale Class.docxDownload
 Nativity Costume.docDownload
 Parent Leaflet - Year 2.docxDownload
 Parent Leaflet - Year 3.docxDownload
 Parent Presentation Night.pptxDownload
 Project Homework - Where do the leaves go in Winter.docDownload
 Project Homework - 1 - Stone Age to Iron Age.docDownload
 Project Homework - 2 - What makes the earth angry.docDownload
 Project Homework - 4 - Victorians.docDownload
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Google Classroom Link

Please use the link below when accessing online learning


Our curriculum plan

Please see below for the curriculum plan overview which shows the units we will be studying this year.

Photo gallery - Year 1/2 - 2022/2023