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Welcome to Class 2!

Dear Parents,

I would like to say how fantastically well your children have started the new school year and I have been overwhelmed by the way they have settled back in with such a happy and enthusiastic approach to all aspects of their learning. It is hard to believe that the Reception children have only just started, such is their independence and confidence. It is a real pleasure and privilege for me to have the opportunity to work with you all until Mrs Brown’s return to school.

Our topic this half term is ‘An Island Home’. We will be exploring the theme of islands through the tales of Katie Morag in Literacy. We will develop our geographical knowledge about the countries of the UK and the islands that surround it. We will be designing and making our own island. In Science we are looking at ‘Ourselves’ and will be identifying parts of the human body and investigating the senses.

We will continue with ‘share a story’ on a Thursday morning. This is a lovely opportunity for you to stay and read stories with the children for the first part of the morning until 9.15.

Please make sure your child has a pair of indoor pumps to wear in school and their PE kit. Please name everything- it makes it much easier to reunite items with owners!

As always, if there is anything you want to know, please do not hesitate to see Mrs Birks or myself, either at the beginning or at the end of the day.

Kind regards,

Marie Cuffe-Soan


Please scroll down to see links that will help with your child's learning and  to see cows reading poetry!

Please refer to your Home Learning Packs, that  have been  posted,   which  you will hopefully enjoy doing together.

Here are some links  and other suggestions which you may also find useful. 

Remember to also look on the Home Learning Page.

Books to go with your latest Home Learning Pack

Phonics Phase 3 Sounds for Pronunciation

I hope this video will help you with the pronunciation of the phase 3 sounds.

Tricky Words Song Phase 3

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song Sight Words Song for said, have, like, come, some, what, when

Phase 5 Sounds Song

Phonics Phase 5 Sounds Pronunciation

I hope this video helps you with the pronunciation of phase 5 sounds

Wow! Look how well George's sunflowers are growing!

Just one of the Months of work that Ted has emailed to us. Truly superb! What a star!

Look at this wonderful work!

Clever boy Coen! Using real money to do his Home Learning

Lydia and Hayden have been using binoculars on their Nature Walks.

Jack has made a Plop the Owl book with amazing illustrations

The Highway Rat - Give Us A Story!

The Highway Rat runs the ''ighway', thieving as he pleases. That is until a clever duck gets the measure of him. But who will come out on top? A lovely reinv...

Tips to help develop Fine & Gross Motor Skills

Class 2 - Division Powerpoint



 PhonicsPlay is a great site which is free to use during school closure period. Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe.


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BBC KS1 Primary Resources,144UA,2M51XF,3WZ0Z,1

Videos and links to go with your posted Home Learning Pack

The Counting by Twos Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Go up into space as you count up by twos with a dog and a song on a crazy rocket cruise! The Counting by Twos song teaches skip counting by 2. If you are lea...

The Counting by Fives Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Count by fives from zero to one hundred! Skip Counting with an original animation and song... don't skip it! Our 2ND CHANNEL is on Patreon! ►►

The Counting by Tens Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden

Count by tens from zero to one hundred with an adventurous dog and an adventurous song! The Counting by Tens song teaches skip counting by 10. Our 2ND CHANNE...

Counting Down From Twenty Song

The Counting Down From Twenty Song by Have Fun Teaching is a counting song that teaches kids how to count down from 20 to 1 by ones. Free Teaching Resources:...

Would you like to listen to a poem? New poems added every week

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Another Poem for you

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Want to know more about Dragonflies? - see link below

Sheep can read poems too!

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Goldie wants to read you a poem today

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How are you feeling today?

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Tongue Twister!

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Little Lambs turn!

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A Poem about Playtime

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Poem by Michael Lockwood

Have a wonderful Summer Holiday!

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Class 2 (YR & Y1)

Teach your monster to read (app)

Learn high frequency sight words- available online.

Practise phonic phases 3 (YR) & 5(Y1).

Top Marks website games

Find out about & record in your ‘Home Learning’ book ‘signs of Spring.’

Dear Parents,


I would firstly like to say a very Happy New Year to you all and thank you very much for all the lovely parcels, you are all very kind. The children have come back in to school really well and have got back into the class routines with a lovely enthusiasm.


Our topic this ½ term will begin with ‘Winter’ before moving on to ‘Antarctica’. We will be looking at the animals and habitats of Antarctica through lovely stories such as the ‘Emperor’s Egg’ and ‘Fly Freddie Fly’ both penguin based!


We will be making papier-mâché penguins along with learning about instructions and how we can use these to make a hot chocolate to keep warm, as we pretend to be explorers of the Antarctica. We will be implementing diaries as well as hopefully interviewing each other as famous explorers!


We will be changing our PE slot to a Thursday afternoon and Forest Schools will continue on a Friday. Miss Wallis will also be continuing to teach science on a Friday along with Show and tell. Please can you make sure the children have their kits back in school this week.


Kind Regards,


Lorraine Brown.

Class 2 are amazing!

WOW! YR writing is coming on really well!

Super Heroes!

Reading in Class 2 - the Oxford Tree Reading Scheme.

The scheme of books begins with stories that reflect real life experiences. The first stage of the scheme concentrates on the language and the pre-reading skills that children need to become competent readers. It gives your child the opportunity to experience the stories and become familiar with the characters before moving on to the first story books with words at stage 2.

Stage One books tell a story through eight pages of lively, humorous illustrations, without any text. This will allow your child to learn how stories work, and the order and direction in which they read. The absence of any text will encourage your child to focus on the illustrations in order to find out what is happening in the story. By telling the story in their words they will be learning to use information they derive from the illustrations, and developing their oral skills.


When reading with your child, find a time that works for you both and keep sessions short. Don’t attempt to read with your child if they are feeling tired, but most importantly have fun! As always, please do not hesitate to come in and ask if there is anything you need to know.


Kind Regards,

Mrs Brown

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