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Summer week 5

We have had a very Royal week in Class 2! As a class, we wrote a letter to the Queen which today has been posted to Buckingham Palace to tell the Queen all about our last history topic. We ended the week today with a Royal tea party with Class 1. We ate jam scones and finger sandwiches and played pin the veil on the bride. Watch out for some photos of our party on the website soon.

This week the children in year 2 have been working extremely hard on their quizzes, while the years 1’s have been equally working hard on creating, planning and writing their own story book.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy watching the Royal wedding.

Miss Leake

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Autumn 2, Week 6

We have had a very festive week in Class 2. We have all been really busy designing and making our Christmas hats, cards and calendars. In Maths, we have continued to learn all about 2D shapes and their properties. We have also completed an independent big write where we had to finish the end of the story about Santa and why he thought he had ruined Christmas.


-      The carol service takes place on Tuesday 12th December at 2:15pm.

-      The children have been provided with costumes at school ready for Tuesday’s carol service. Any additional pieces of clothing that the children may need will be found written in their monkey book.

-      Please ensure that the children learn their lines and the hymn words ready for Monday’s rehearsal.

-      On Friday, the children chose what food they would like to bring to the class party on Monday 18th December. You will get a slip to inform you of their choice on Monday.

-      PE kits will go home on Friday and any kit left un-named in the classroom will go to the lost property box next to the front office.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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Autumn 2 Week 3

It was lovely to see so many of you this week during our family afternoon. I know the children really enjoyed it.

In English this week, we have been reading a new book called ‘That rabbit belongs to Emily Brown’ written by Cressida Cowell. During our lessons, we have used a range of different adjectives to describe Emily Brown and the different places Emily and Stanley explored. We finished the week by writing a postcard from one of the places that we would have liked to have explored with Emily and Stanley.

In maths, we have looked at the different ways and resources you can use to make a particular number. During the week, we have also been practising our addition skills. We learnt that you can write the two numbers you want to add together in any order. For example, 2+3=5 or 3+2=5.

Mini Olympics

On Wednesday morning, the children will be taking part in a sporting event. Please ensure that the children arrive to school promptly (coach leaves at 9am) in their Outdoor PE kits (blue joggers, white t-shirt, blue jumper and trainers). The children are to bring their non-school uniform to school in their PE bags, and then they can get changed when we get back to school at lunchtime.


  • Stapled into the children’s monkey book is their parent consultation time and day.
  • PE kits will be sent home on Tuesday ready for Wednesday morning.
  • Non-school uniform (Wednesday 22nd) – please refer to the newsletter to know what the children should bring in exchange for wearing their own clothes.
  • Thursday 23rd – Parents consultations

Have a great weekend.

Miss Leake

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Autumn 2, Week 1

This week in English, we have been learning about the four different sentence types. These are statements, questions, commands and exclamations.

In Maths, we have been recapping our number bonds to 10 and 20. We have also been using the resources around the classroom to help us to add different numbers together.

During the afternoons this week, we have learnt about the different weathers in each season during science; what an aerial and ground level view is in geography and created firework pictures using a range of mediums in art and computing.


· Please ensure all PE kits are in school all week with the correct clothing inside.

· A new home learning grid was sent out on Tuesday with all new activities based around our ‘explorers’ topic. An online copy is on the website.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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Week 7

In English this week, we have been using our Mr Men or Little Miss plans to create our own story. We thought carefully about what we wanted to happen in our story at the beginning, middle and end. We even illustrated our stories. At the end of the week, we went into Class 1 and shared our story with some of the children in there.

During our maths lessons, we have been looking carefully at our number bonds to 10. Number bonds or number pairs are pairs of numbers that make up a given number (10). For example 1 + 9 = 10.

Over the half term, I would be great if you could practise your number bonds to 10. You can write these down or your grown up at home can verbally test you like we do in class.

E.g. If I say 4 you say… 6

Well done to all of you for your fantastic home learning this half term. I look forward to see what you produce next half term!


  • A new home learning grid will be sent out after half term with different activities for the children to complete 6 of.
  • Reading evening – Thursday 2nd November at 6pm.

I hope you all have a lovely half term.

Miss Leake

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Week 6

Over the past 2 weeks in English, we have been looking at and reading a range of Mr. Men books written by Roger Hargreaves. We have discussed the different characters, the features that you find in the books and how the characters look like their name. This week we created our own Mr. Men or Little Miss character on the computer and thought about a name for them. From this, we planned a story using our character.

http://www.themistermen.co.uk/stuff/game8.html?game=makeamrmen This is the website where you can make your own Mr Men or Little Miss characters.

In maths this week, we have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. As a class we have verbally counted in 2s from 2-20, in 5s from 5-50 and in 10s from 10-100. In our math lessons, we have had some number sequence challenges where we had to fill in the correct missing numbers.

During the afternoons this week, we have thought about and created a prayer about food in RE, tested different materials to see if they are waterproof, not waterproof, opaque or translucent in science and in history we learnt about the history of aeroplanes. We designed and created our own flying machines using different materials just like the Wright brothers did.


  • Please ensure that your child has a pair of tracksuit trousers and a jumper in their PE bags to allow for PE lessons to take place outside.
  • Next week is the final week before half term. Please can your child bring in any of their remaining pieces of home learning. Well done to those children who have already completed their 6 pieces.
    • Please ensure that your child’s jumpers are named to avoid these going missing.
  • Wednesday (18th) – School photos.
  • Friday (20th) – Class 5 cake day.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake.

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Week 4

This week in Class 2, we created our stained glass fruit and vegetables for the Harvest Festival. We carefully tried to cut out the middle and place different pieces of tissue paper over our chosen fruit or vegetable. During our lessons, we wrote some sentences about why we give food for Harvest and with Mrs Wilson, we looked at the story of the Little Red Hen, which taught us about the process of making bread.

During the afternoons this week we have learnt about and mixed our own secondary colour paints in art, found objects around the classroom which are made from more than one material  in science and learnt about the different techniques to use when taking a photo on an IPad in computing.


  • Monday 2nd - Open session (3:30 – 6:30).
  • Friday 6th - Hedgehog day (Donation suggestions are on the newsletter).
  • Please ensure that your child’s jumpers are named to avoid these going missing.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake 

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Class 2 Homework


Year 2 - Please learn your Harvest Festival line.

Year 1 - Please practise ordering the days of the week with an adult at home. If you feel that you can do this easily, then get an adult at home to ask you some of these questions:

  1. What day is it today?
  2. What day is it tomorrow?
  3. What is the last day of the school week?
  4. What is the first day of the school week?
  5. What days are the weekend?
  6. What day was it yesterday?
  7. What day comes after Thursday?
  8. What day will it be after Sunday?
  9. How many days are there in one week?

As this is a verbal homework task, there is no need to write anything down.

Any questions please ask.

Miss Leake

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Week 3

This week, in English we have been looking at the book ‘The Queen’s Handbag’ written by Steve Antony. We had to predict what we thought would happen from just looking at the front cover. All of the children made some good predictions. Later on in the week, we read and ordered the book. We discovered that the bird stole the Queen’s handbag and travelled all around the country carrying it while the Queen followed. The Queen finally got her bag back at the finish line of the London marathon.

During maths, we have been focusing on our number skills. We started the week by finding one more and one less from a particular number. We then moved on to looking at numbers which are more than or less than other numbers with the help from Chomp the Greedy Crocodile. We learnt that when Chomp has two numbers in front of him he would always eat the biggest number, which showed us which < or > sign to use. We finished by completing our big maths activity tasks.

I have been really impressed with all of the amazing home learning I have seen so far. When a new piece of home learning is brought in, the children will show and tell the rest of the class what they have produced. It is lovely to see all of the children confidently sharing their home learning to their classmates.


  • Harvest festival- 9;15am on Thursday 28th in the Church.
  • Please ensure that your child’s jumpers are named to avoid these going missing.
  • Homework and spelling books are to be handed in on Monday.

Have a good weekend. 

Miss Leake

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Week 2

We have had another busy week in Class 2. In our English lessons, we have been writing sentences about our favourite animal. In our sentences, we had to make sure that we included capital letters and full stops in the correct places.

During maths over the week, we have been learning about how to match and write numbers in both words and numerals. All of the children have worked hard to use their phonics skills to help them to read different numbers in words.

In the afternoons this week, we have learnt all about Viking longboats in history, how Mondrian used primary colours in his art work and what materials different objects around the classroom are made of in science.


-       Due to a timetabling change, our PE lessons will now take place on a Tuesday and a Friday. Please make sure your child has their kit in school on these days.

-       Homework and spelling books are to be handed in on Monday for marking and new spellings and homework to be given on Tuesday.

-       Clubs begin on Monday.

-       Home learning grids went home on Tuesday. The children have up to half term to complete 6 of the tasks on the sheet (they must pick one English and one maths task). I am really looking forward to see what tasks the children complete over the upcoming weeks.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake.

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Week 1

Welcome to Class 2!

The children have had a great first week in Class 2. It was lovely to hear all about their summer holidays. This week, the children have all been busy getting to know and settling into their new classroom and outside area. They have also been practicing and recapping their counting skills in maths and letter formation in English. I have been impressed with the work that all of the children have produced this week and enjoyed seeing their brilliant handwriting! I look forward to seeing this continue during the year.

We began our transportation history topic this week, where we looked at how different modes of transport have changed over time and created a timeline to show this.


  • ·PE lessons are on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school labelled with their name.
  • ·Please record your daily reading with your child in their reading record book.
  • Water bottles, as in Class 1 should be in school daily.
  • Please can any fruit for snack time be labelled to avoid any confusion.
  • ·Homework and spellings will start on Tuesday. Please refer to the letter given out on Thursday, which will provide more details about the new home learning system. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about this.

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Miss Leake. 

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Class 2 Week ending 29th June

Thank you to; Mrs Fisher, Miss Cavaliere, Mrs Fletcher, Mrs Burbidge, Mrs Moore Haines, Mrs Thake, Mrs Jones for helping to make our trip to Woburn amazing in Class 2 !!  We had a lovely day and the weather held out. We saw lots of animals and learnt lots of interesting facts! e.g. an owl has 14 bones in its neck and not all of them are nocturnal.


Friday the 7th July  is Pyjama day. Outdoor shoes are needed for playtime but they can wear slippers for inside. They may bring a teddy and we ask for a donation of £1. The school council have chosen for this money to be spilt between Parkinsons UK and Cancer Research.


We have had a very busy week in class 2 learning about how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes and written inventions for Wallace and Gromit in English. We've had another fantastic week of doing 'Big Write'. The children produced amazing work.


Next week we will be learning about how to write instructions in English and drawing block graphs in maths.

Thank you 

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Village Walk Thursday 16th March 2017

As part of our topic 'Our Village, Our School' we will be going on a village walk next Thursday 16th March 2017.  We will be mapping out the village and recording key information to gain a better understanding of our local environment. It will be within normal school hours. 


If you have any queries or questions, please feel free to speak to me.


Mrs Springall 

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Class 2 End of Spring Term 1

We have had a busy week in class 2. We have found out lots of information about the Jungle such as mangrove forests, where to find jungles, the climate.


In maths we have been learning the time. We were learning O' Clock, Half past, quarter past, quarter to and even we tried to the nearest 5 minutes. It was very tricky. In english, we learnt about suffixes. They change the meaning of the word and are added to the root word.  We had an exciting lesson yesterday, we started to grow our own runnerbeans. We can take them home to grow ourselves once we have watched them grow at school.(Joshua)


I really like last terms big write. It was really fun. We get to take our shoes off listen to classical music and write. (Jake)


I really like telling the time in maths because I didn't know much about it. (Tai)


Next half term, we will be learning about comparing numbers using the more than and less than symbols. We will also be reading the 'Tiger who came to Tea' closely. 


Thank you to all the helpers in Class 2! From Class 2

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Class 2 Blog Autumn Week 13 Week Ending 9th December 2016

We have had a busy week in Class Two this week. We wrote the story of Jesus' birth in our RE books. In English we have been writing some tricky expanded noun phrases.  In maths we have been looking at the properties of 3-D shapes.  We had a visit from Freddy the frog who stole all of our shapes.  He was discovered later in the igloo wearing a mask, he was very naughty!  We also started rehearsals for our christmas service, we all have lovely costumes!


Home Learning:

Learn the words to 'Away in a Manager' ready for our Christmas Carol Service on Thursday next week.

Some children also have lines to learn in their home learning. 


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Class 2 blog Week ending 2nd December

We have had a busy week in class 2. We were learning how to partition numbers into tens and ones. We were given a number and partitioned it e.g. 32 - 30, 2.
Once we could partition we then learnt how to add two digit numbers by partitioning. E.g 32 + 21=, 30 + 20= 50, 2 + 1= 3, so the answer is 53. First we partition the numbers, then we add the tens and the ones. After this we recombine the number. This was tricky as there were a lot of steps we had to do.
Next week we are going to be learning about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties.
In English, we were learning about nouns so that next week we can write expanded noun phrases. An expanded noun phrase includes an adjective that describes the noun.

There is no home learning this week due to Christmas Fair however please remember to read daily and practice your spellings for the test on Monday.
Spelling practice books need to come in on a Monday so that new spellings can be sent out again on a Monday.
We are teaching the children to use their learning powers and encourage independence by teaching them to change their books when they have finished it.
Show and tell is on Tuesday.
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Class 2 Autumn First Blog Week ending 16th September

Enjoy reading our first blog of the year!


Today (Friday), we learnt about full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, and question marks then did some writing about it (John)

This week we have learnt to use our learning powers – relationships, resourcefulness, resilience and reflectiveness. We used our learning powers to make all of the things like a rocket, drew in a mirror, obstacle course. (Joshua)

In maths, we’ve been learning about the value of numbers – ones and tens, counting number to 100.

We are learning about the Arctic. We found out where it is on a map. (Jake)

Today (Friday), we had an exciting present delivered by Mrs Samsudeen. It was an Igloo for our role play area. We love it! Thank you so much Mrs Samsudeen! We learnt how to play it in this afternoon.

We have been learning all about spellings, we practised in our handwriting books this morning. (Betsie)

Home learning is going home tonight (Friday) ready to be handed in next Thursday.

Show and tell is on a Tuesday.

Spelling quiz is every Monday. If we get any spellings wrong we have another week to learn them to see if we can improve our score. They will have a dot by them if we need to relearn them. Our results will be in our Spelling practise book

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Friday 8th July

Friday 8th July

This week we have had our interesting school reports and we have found out which classes we are in (Kushi).  We have new teachers in the school who have been visiting this week (Umarah). 

With Mrs Wilson we have been doing problem solving Maths and it was challenging with lots of tricky sums (Bobby).

We have been writing our own story about going home based on the book  “On the Way Home” by Jill Murphy.  (Oliver). 

We have been drawing some summer trees and all of them were amazing  (Sophie).  With Mrs Wilson and Mrs Jones we have been doing some self portraits. We drew them first and then we painted them, but we still need to find time to finish the background (Ella). 

Today we had a brilliant PE lesson.  We did some races with the balls (Kye). 

Today it is our fantastic school disco and it will be really fun.  I know we’ll get lots of tattoos and hair styles (John).   We’re going to have lots of fun at the disco and make lots of glow band bracelets (Thomas). 

Every Friday we have a special blog.  I’m very excited about my first spectacular disco (Oli).  

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Friday 24th June

Today was Friday and it was pizza day, my favourite day!  Outside we have new play toys and the play leaders help us to play nicely (Oakley).  At lunchtime we now have play leaders and they do all kinds of activities with us.  My favourite has been badminton (Kushi). 

With Mrs Wilson we have been growing cress on little pieces of paper as our science experiment. Some has grown but it doesn’t look very healthy as it is yellow (Ameena). 

First thing in the morning, we did PE with Mr Jefferies, and we went to the field and he had a surprise for us which was to play football (Umarah). 

Today the Year 1s went to Class 1 and all the Year 2s came to talk about growing up with Mrs Nichols (Thomas). 

On Wednesday we were getting ready to make smoothies, just like they drink at the Olympics.  We used lots of different fruits, such as mangoes, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and bananas.  (Ella).

We talked about the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours with Mrs Carter.  We have been making our own Joseph coats.  (Bobby).   Next week the whole school is going to see Joseph’s Coat of Many Colours and I think it’s going to be fabulous (Bea). 

Soon its going to be the Summer disco and we are all looking forward to it.   (Elliot).  It’s the Summer Fair next Friday and I am looking forward to playing games (Sophie).  

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Friday 17th June

Friday 17th June

This week the Year 1s have had their phonics test, and we had to work really hard (Eoin). 

All week the Year 5s and Year 6s were at Osmington Bay and they had a really fun time.  Now they are back, they have lots of photographs and are going to do an assembly today to tell us all about it. (Kushi).  There is a special assembly today and the Year 5s and Year 6s are going to show us lots of photos (Ameena). 

Today it was Class 1’s cake sale day and it was their first time doing it.  They brought lots of yummy cakes for us to eat (Bobby). 

With Mrs Wilson we’ve been learning about the Great Fire of London and on the board we watched Magic Grandad and we learnt all about Samuel Pepys.  (Umarah). 

This week we’ve been doing PE with Mr Jefferies, and we played our favourite cool down ‘Now and No’ (Tom).  We are learning about tennis in PE and we

played lots of different games to practise our skills (Kye).   Today at PE we were throwing with a ball and a racket (John). 

On Fridays we have been doing lots of tricky handwriting joins and there will be more today (Ella). 

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