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Dear Year 2,

Wow it's the last official week of school for Summer! Nearly there everyone! I know you have all worked so hard and been kind to your grown ups too!

I am sorry we haven't had a proper year together and I am looking forward to seeing you all in September when you become grown up Year 3s! We shall hopefully have time to catch up then and share some experiences as the year goes on!

I do have a book as an end of term present for each of you, but will have to wait to hand them over in September. The wait will be all the while I hope! 

Have a super Summer Holiday!

Love Mrs Sheldon

Dear year 2,

Big day for some this week, then others the next! Meeting your new teacher is always an exciting time for children and teachers alike! I hope you all enjoy your mornings meeting Mrs Barker and I will try to wave at you if I can.

Good luck Year 3!

Mrs Sheldon

Year 2 meet your teacher video

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Dear Year 2,

Well that was a hot week, wasn't it? I hope you all managed to keep cool somewhere! Where I am working in the Hall at Chackmore wasn't too bad as we could have lots of windows open! We also used the gazebo in the school field. It's like the one at Akeley but a bit bigger, so it's super for sitting in and listening to stories and even eating lunch! The cabin in the grounds that some of you know from Cabin Club also has a lovely vegetable garden behind it! There are some scrummy strawberries ripening beautifully, so we need to keep an eye on those before the slugs come and gobble them all up! Kieran has been working hard with our keyworker children, weeding the beds and generally doing good Percy the Park keeper stuff! You'll get to see this area when you move up to Chackmore!

Another lot of busy people have been building new library shelves! They look super, so thank you to Mrs Burgin, Mrs Kayll and Mrs Jolley! The books have been all sorted ready for the new year and I have to say, it looks very smart!

I don't have to tell you how much I am missing you all. I am so glad that as the new year 4 teacher, I will be able to see you at Chackmore, where we will be the newbies together! There is so much to look forward to and I shall love seeing you all in your new jumpers and shirts and ties! Practise tying your tie! Teachers will of course help, but it makes PE easier if you can do it yourself!

Have a happy week.

Mrs Sheldon


Dear year 2,

Mrs Sheldon here again! I hope  you are all keeping well and that you have managed to get out today now the rain has stopped. I think it's meant to be getting very hot next week, so enjoy that!

Did you see the Facebook page for our school, with our display in the Chackmore Hall? It's all the work of the key worker children in Foundation and Year 1 and 2! I will admit I had fun doing the pirate ship! That'll be one place you will become very familiar with in your life in Year 3! The Hall is right next to the Year 3 classroom. It's great because you will be very close to where Assemblies are held and you can get there double quick! The Hall is also where you have lunches!

The Year 3 classroom has a Smartboard like the one in Year 2, but it's a bit higher up the wall now you're all growing taller! I used to love the Year 3 classroom because it has lots of windows and more importantly, doors so you can always get that giraffe, sorry draft through the classroom!

If you have any works of art you would like to share, however great or small, please do send them to the office, so I can still share in your achievements!

Have a great week of learning and fun.

Mrs Sheldon



Hello Year 2

Mrs Sheldon here! How are you all doing? I like the work Mrs Barker has been setting you!

I have been busy at Chackmore with the children of our very important key workers! We are all having a good time, with a little help from Keiran too!

Our theme we are following is the seaside, which we can at least dream about! We're looking at pirates too!

So, it's another weekend and I'm hoping that the weather will be good for my running, which I am still enjoying!

Take care

Mrs S


Hello Year 2!!! 

How are you all? I hope you've had a wonderful weekend even though the weather hasn't been great. I will be doing your home learning from now on. You will find a button for each week under the home learning tasks tab. When you click on the week each day will be there to click on and find your work and messages from me. 

Love Mrs Barker xx

Friday 5th June 2020

Good morning year 2. I hope you are all keeping safe and well. First I'd like to wish Wilf and William happy birthday this week I hope you've had fun celebrating with your families. This week I received a very lovely email from Charlotte with a picture of her cress experiment she obviously has very green fingers as her cress looked fabulous. She did mention that she missed all her friends and is looking forward to seeing you all again as am I!

I saw that as well as celebrating his birthday this week William has been busy making cress heads with eggs shells they look amazing well done. Congratulations to Ramona on getting a fantastic medal for exercising daily during lockdown you will be super fit and healthy for when we return to school.

I have been into school this week with Miss Richardson, Mrs Clarke, Mrs Jolley and Mrs James getting ready for some children to return to the Akeley site. There is still quite a lot to do. I am going to be returning to school with Miss Richardson and some of the foundation stage children in a couple of weeks so as Mrs Sheldon says Mrs Barker will be adding your home learning from now on. I will still message you weekly but today is the last day I will add something under the science section. 

I'll make a new section for my messages on this page. Keep sending your lovely pictures and messages to Mrs Wrigley or me as I love seeing what you're up. 

Have a great weekend and keep up all your super effort at home. I know sometimes it's challenging not being at school, missing your friends and teachers it will not be forever and you are always in my thoughts. Miss you all sending extra hugs and squeezes to everyone.


Mrs Kerins 

A poem that I think says it all about you fabulous children!

Friday 5th June 2020

Dear Year 2,

So this will be the last time I will be posting work for you, but I will keep in touch. You are in the very brilliant hands of Mrs Barker, who will keep you well occupied with fabulous work I have no doubt!

I did hear a good joke today though! Keiran told us this one today!

How many tickles does it take to tickle an octopus?


Ten tickles!! (tentacles...get it? laugh)

I couldn't stop laughing. This goes to show that we will all someday be back to normal life, where we can share jokes and thoughts with all our friends.

In the meantime, have a fantastic weekend and I'll pop in again soon!

Mrs Sheldon




Thursday 4th June 2020

Dear Year 2,

Well, that was a surprise to see rain today! Still, we have been lucky so far with the weather and I'm sure I saw my flowers smiling with the pleasure of a bit of rain!.

I was reading some facts about sharks today. Did you know the smallest type of shark could fit in an adult's hand? The largest can grow up to 15 metres and its mouth could swallow a small car! Now that is big!

Happy Thursday.

Mrs Sheldon



Wednesday 3rd June 2020

Dear year 2,

This is quite a big day for me today, as tomorrow I will be at the Chackmore site all week now, until the end of term! I'll be lucky enough to see any children whose mummies or daddies are what we call key workers, those people whose jobs we all need, like nurses or doctors or shop workers or  farmers to name  but a few.

So I'm passing the online planning on to a name you will be familiar with - Mrs Barker! She's back working after having her baby and will be putting up lots of super work for you. I will ask if it's alright if I pop a message up now and again, because I certainly will miss you lot! She will work closely with me to make sure we keep your work on a similar track!

Here's one of those jokes again.

Why did the maths book look so sad?


Because it had lots of problems!!

Sorry, that was terrible!

I'll continue to post maths this week and then it will be over to Mrs Barker.

Have a good week.

Mrs Sheldon


Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Dear Year 2,

I hope you had a good day back at work. Just be careful with the maths, as we are now using the Primary maths worksheets, which are starred one through to three stars for the hard, harder and hardest tasks. See how you feel and chose the best level for you. If you find you  sail through, then go on to the next level to challenge yourself! There's also a new Flashback Four up under the Flashback Four icon!

I'm wondering what those space men who went up in the rocket can see of planet Earth from the space station. The skies are so clear currently, it must be a beautiful sight.

Have a lovely day.

Mrs Sheldon


Dear Year 2,

I really hope you had a fantastic half-term holiday in this lovely sunshine. We have been lucky to be able to be outside and enjoy watching the natural world grow and blossom!

Your English this week, is a continuation of The Journey Home, which I hope you are enjoying. There's so many different activities to do around the story, so if you have any ideas, let me know through the Office email! I know you lot are full of brilliant imaginations!

Did any of you watch the rocket being launched on Saturday? Alice and I think we saw it in the sky about 10pm, when I'm sure you lot would be tucked up in bed. Whether it was, we'll probably never know, but it felt special! Do you remember the space music we played at school? See if mum or dad could guess what the songs were!

Speak again soon.

Mrs Sheldon



Oh Mrs Kerins that is a fantastic riddle! I didn't get it either! The science work has been amazing too. A really good experiment to do at home, where you can keep a good eye on it like real scientists!


Friday 22nd May 2020

Dear Year 2,

We find ourselves strangely at the end of the first half term of Summer. It has obviously not been a normal one, but I hope you have managed to learn things, not only from my lessons, but also from just being at home and spending time with your family.

There won't be any lessons next week as it is the normal holiday week. However, any writing or reading you do will all help to keep your brains active and ready for next term!

Have a safe and lovely holiday!

Mrs Sheldon

Friday 22nd May 2020

Hi Mrs Kerins here. I have put our cress seed comparison test results up under the science tab today there is also a science activity to do.

I find it hard to believe we are at the end of another term of home learning for you all. I'm sure you are all trying your best with the activities Mrs Sheldon is providing for you. Your parents are all doing their best to keep you learning and entertained. 

My son came up with a good riddle today so I thought I'd share it with you.

You are in a plane. In front of you there is a horse and behind you there is a car. Where are you?

It took hours of me guessing the answer until I finally gave in and asked him for the correct one.

This week I have been preparing activities and into Chackmore with the key worker group. I'm in Chackmore today with Mrs Andrews. It's very nice to see her smiling face. 

Have you guessed the answer to the riddle?

You would be on a carousel.

I'm hoping to do some planting next week in my garden. I'll take some photos to show you when it's done. I hope you have a lovely half term. Be kind to everyone and take care of yourselves.

Sending virtual hugs and squeezes your way.

Mrs Kerins

Thursday 21st May 2020

Dear Year 2,

That riddle from yesterday set by Alice on Mount Everest was a cheeky one! Mount Everest was ALWAYS the tallest mountain, even before it was discovered!wink

How have you got on with the times tables work this week? I always say that times tables do form the key to a lot of maths, so it's great if you can get to know them well!

I have found this link which will lead to some cool, fun facts about Christopher Columbus.

It's always good as historians to look at lots of different sources!

Have a good Thursday.

Mrs Sheldon

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Dear year 2,

Hello! How did you get on with my riddle? The answer was ......your name! It belongs to you but people use it more than you!

Alice came up with a riddle today! What was the tallest mountain before Mount Everest was discovered? Answer again tomorrow!

I saw lots of lovely birds on my run today. I think one mummy bird was trying to tell me to keep away from her nest because she was chirping loudly and rather crossly at me as I ran past! I assured her I wouldn't be any harm!

I hope you are enjoying some of the fun activities in English this week! Lots of movement and art, which I know you all love!

Have a good  day.

Mrs Sheldon

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Dear Year 2,

Happy Tuesday! I was happy to see some of our friends in school yesterday and they all say hello to everyone!

Did you have a go at one of the acts of kindness? They are all lovely ideas!

Here's a riddle!

What belongs to you, but other people use it more than you?

Answer tomorrow.

have a good day

Mrs Sheldon

Monday 18th May 2020

Hi Mrs Kerins here have a look at the cress seed update video under the science tab. Happy Monday everyone. smiley

Monday 18th May 2020

Dear Year 2,

I hope you all had good weekends. The sun was pretty kind to us I think and I hear it's going to get hot this week too!


If you look on the link above, you will see how it is Mental Health Awareness week, a time for us to think about how to keep our minds healthy in the way we try to keep our bodies healthy. The focus is on kindness, something we are all needing to show at the moment! One of the links gives you ideas of what you could do to bring a little ray of sunshine to someone, whilst the other link gives you the chance to write notes of things you'd like to do when we are allowed to! Put a message in a jar to yourself!


Did you solve my riddle? I am a stamp! I stay in the corner, but go all the way around the world!

I'll search out some more riddles for the week!


Your English this week is based on a story called The Journey Home. It follows the travels of a polar bear and the friends he meets along the way. I hope you enjoy the activities as you read his story.

This week's maths is on multiplication so hopefully you've had a chance to brush up on your times tables!

I'll keep in touch through the week as ever.

Take care

Mrs Sheldon

Friday 15th May 2020

Hello year 2 Mrs Kerins here! I've put a science activity under the science tab so go and have a look. I hope you are all safe and well. I have been busy sorting and cleaning out cupboards this week at home and today I am going into Chackmore to work with the keyworker children alongside Mrs Andrews. I haven't seen her for a long time so that will be lovely. I love seeing all your pictures that you're sending in to Mrs Wrigley it really brightens up my days. Have a super weekend. Miss you all. Stay safe and well.

Sending virtual hugs.

Mrs Kerins smiley

Friday 15th May 2020

Dear Year 2,

Here we are at the end of the week again. I hope you have had a good one and managed to do some work and have some fun! Did you look at the websites I suggested for 'pretend travel'? I think I would love to visit somewhere completely different, like Alaska or The North Pole!

Here's a puzzle.


I sit in the corner but go all around the World.

What am I?


I'll leave you that one for the weekend and speak again on Monday with the answer!


Mrs Sheldon

Thursday 14th May 2020

Dear Year 2,

So, I bumped into one of you when I was running! You know who you are! At least I've got a witness now! It was lovely to see one of you again and to see this person looking so happy!

How about taking a look on You Tube with an adult, at Michael Rosen's Chocolate Cake poem? That always brings a smile to our faces!

Tonight is the night the Nation claps for the brave people in the NHS. Michael Rosen also wrote a poem in praise of the NHS at 60. Maybe you could find that on-line with an adult too?

Have a great day!

Mrs Sheldon


Wednesday 13th May 2020


Hello year 2,

Did you get a chance to look on the music link I posted yesterday? You could try another today if you enjoyed it! I know Mrs Plummer would be very pleased to hear you were singing your hearts out!

With all this lockdown, travel is not exactly possible, but what about exploring from your own house? can take you to any random location any where in the world using Google street view! can even transport you to Mars to explore the surface of this mighty planet! NASA has also made its entire media library public, so that could be great from the point of our topic on Explorers!

There is so much out there, but always make sure your adult knows what you are looking at to keep safe!

Happy exploring.

Mrs Sheldon

Tuesday 12th May 2020


Hello Year 2,

Have you tried the objects test from yesterday? How did your  grown up get on? How did you get on?

Today I found this link to these Music lessons, which I thought could be quite fun and a bit different!

Update on my running! I am now running for 25 minutes at a time! Never thought I'd do that! I feel like it's a real achievement and one of my 'silver linings' to this strange life!

Have you got something you have done which you would not have done if you had not been at home?

Hope you are enjoying your English work on Pandora's Box. Hope is an important part of our lives at the moment. What other good thing would you wish to see flutter out of the box?

Mrs Sheldon





Monday 11th May 2020


Dear Year 2,

I hope you all had an enjoyable VE Day, albeit not perhaps as we had all thought it would be. Did you see the painting I posted? I bet you all knew it was by our matchstick friend Lowry!

How about trying this today? Put 14 objects on a tray and ask someone to memorise them all for 30 seconds. Then take five objects away. Can they tell you which objects have gone?

Here we are in week 4 of our new circumstances. I know you will all be being good for your mums and dads and I've had some work posted to me too! If you do want to show me anything, ask someone to email it to the school office and I promise to reply!

Have another good week Year 2. I'm proud of you all.

Mrs Sheldon

Who painted this picture of VE Day Year 2?

Happy VE Day Year 2


Today is the day we remember how much sadness came to an end at last, when the Second World War ended.

We have a situation in this day and age, which has meant some people have suffered a lot, some people have lost loved ones and we have all missed our friends and family. We will have our own sort of VE day one day, I'm sure. In the meantime, remember those from the war, send you love to someone you care about and above all, keep safe.

Mrs Sheldon

Thursday 7th May 2020

Hello Year 2,

Another lovely, sunny day!  I hope you got your work done and have ventured out into the sunshine, perhaps to build a den,complete an assault course or maybe just chill with a book?

Did you see the announcement of the May King and Queen and their attendants? What an amazing set of royalty!

I found an odd one out type of riddle for today.

In each of the following list of words, three of the five have something in common. See if you can guess the odd ones out and why.

1. Sail, cone, mast, cat, deck

2. Stapler, pencil, ruler, crayon, pen

3. Moon, Earth, Mars, Sun, Neptune

See how you get on.

It was lovely to see some of our friends in school today. Mrs Burgin is busily painting the Chackmore site, ready for you lovely lot when you go up to Year 3!

Happy Thursday!

Mrs Sheldon



Thursday 7th May 2020

Good morning Mrs Kerins here. Well another week has passed and the sun is shining again just in time for the bank holiday weekend. This week I am very happy that I finally completed the 1000 piece jigsaw Mr Kerins brought home for me (I may have had a little help from Riley) and very grateful that a friend kindly dropped off a beautiful ornament so that I can always remember the time we are spending at home. Congratulations to our May King and Queen I hope you liked your certificates that Mrs Wrigley sent you. 





 I've been into Chackmore this week and yesterday I had a lovely time with Mrs Sheldon we printed off some bunting from the VE day section on the school website located under the class pages for the children them to colour in. Have you got any bunting around your house or garden? I'm going to put some up today I'll take a photo when it's done and show you next week. There are lots of things we can do to celebrate VE day in our homes and gardens. The street my Mum and Dad live on are planning on having afternoon tea on their own front lawns keeping to the social distancing rules of course and someone is going to play music for them all. Mr Kerins and the boys are planning a BBQ for us all to enjoy. Send in pictures of your celebrations all the teachers love to see your smiling faces and catching up with what you have been doing. 

Keep safe whatever you're up to. Sending lots of hugs and squeezes your way.

Mrs Kerins

Hello year 2,

So, I left you with quite a brain teaser yesterday! That frustrated farmer! The answer was rather complicated if I'm honest, so here goes!

The farmer crosses first with the chicken and leaves it on the other side. He then returns and picks up the fox and crosses again. Then he swaps the chicken for the fox, so they are not left together and takes the chicken back. He then swaps the chicken for the grain and takes the grain across, leaving it with the fox. He then returns to pick up the chicken and hey presto, all are now on the other side and nothing has been eaten!!

Now you know the answer, perhaps try it out with paper drawings of each to see how it works in practice! Are there any other ways too I wonder?

My question today is, are you a creative spark? What can you do with an empty cardboard box? Use your imagination to see what you can come up with. Some of the greatest inventors have taken simple things and used them in a new way! You don't always need fancy stuff to come up with great ideas!


Tomorrow is riddle day.....

Take care

Mrs Sheldon

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Hello Year 2,

Did you guess the riddle from yesterday? It was the Big Bad Wolf! I wonder if any of you chose that fairy tale as your story to re-write this week?

Here's another brainteaser!

The Frustrated farmer

A farmer is trying to use a small boat to row a fox, a chicken and some corn across the river. However, he can only take one thing at a time in the boat. If he leaves the fox with the chicken, the fox will eat the chicken. If he leaves the chicken with the corn, the chicken will eat the corn.

How can the farmer get everything across the river without anything eating anything else?


It might help if you make paper cut outs of all the characters to help you. I'm still trying to work it out! Answer tomorrow I hope!


Don't forget to look at all Mrs Clarke's lovely VE Day resources too. You could do those all this week!


Keep happy

Mrs Sheldon

Monday 4th May 2020


Welcome back to a new week Year 2!

How were your weekends? I do try to make them seem like weekends and I still do my ironing on a Friday! How did you get on with the list test from Friday? I think it is easier to chunk words together in order to remember them more easily! You make more connections that way I guess?


Here's another riddle! Who am I?



deep in the wood, for a plump little pig

or a girl with a hood.

what big eyes

and what big claws!

What big teeth!

What hungry jaws!


Our English topic this week could well be focused on this character, as I want you to work on re-telling a treasured tale. It can be any story you know really well!


This week sees the celebrations for 75 years since VE Day. Mrs Clarke has put together some lovely ideas, so look out for them soon. It's strange to think how people then were celebrating being able to be safe again. Let's hope we have that day soon too.


Keep safe

Mrs Sheldon



Friyaaaay! 1st May 2020

Hello Year 2,

Welcome to the end of this week's work! I have seen some lovely examples of work sent to the office! Did you imagine some adventurous reasons as to why the city was abandoned? One way of moving your imagination on it to ask 'What if....? For example, 'What if our pets could talk? This may seem unlikely, but how differently would humans treat animals if they could talk?

I'll leave you with that thought and wish you a happy weekend!

Mrs Sheldon


PS I followed this link and thought it had some great Jumpstart writing ideas!



                                            Happy Birthday to Colonel Tom!


An inspirational man who turns 100 today and has raised an amazing amount of money for the NHS!!!

What a hero!yes


Thursday 30th April 2020

Hello Year 2,

How can it be Thursday already? Time has gone passed so quickly this week! How about trying this challenge?

Look a the list below and study it for 30 seconds. Then go way from the list and try to write as many of the items as you can remember.













How did you do? Here is a new list. This time, in your head,sort the items into smaller groups. One ,for example, would be to sort them into big or small items. After 30 seconds, cover the list and try to recall all the items. Was it easier this time? If so, why do you think it was easier?













Have fun!

Mrs Sheldon


Wednesday 29th April 2020

Hi everyone Mrs Kerins here. It was great to see Mrs Sheldon at school I am missing all the teachers and children. It's great to hear all your news and I read Wrigley Writes everyday and all the other teachers pages to keep me up to date on things. How are you getting on with home school? Remember to be kind to your teachers and try your best.

I have posted a science activity for you today. We will be learning all about plants and I'd love to see any pictures you have of things you are growing. Take care of yourselves.


Mrs Kerins


Wednesday 29th April 2020


Dear Year 2,

I was in school today and it was so lovely to see some of our friends! I even saw the gorgeous Mrs Kerins! Have you seen the messages from all the grown-ups at our school too? Also, we now have a Face Book page that maybe you can look at, but strictly with an adult please.

I was reading my 'How to train your brain to be a genius' book and saw this.


As lnog as you write the frsit and lsat lttres of a word, you can sitll raed it.


Could you read it? Isn't that amazing? You could try another sentence and show it to someone to check the theory out! Also, I found out that English has 26 letters to form all the words in English, but in Chinese, each word is represented by its own character. That means you need to know maybe 3000 characters, just to read a newspaper!

So maybe that makes your English task today not seem quite so bad! Who could that little girl be? Will you perhaps help her or could she help you?

Have a good Wednesday.

Mrs Sheldon








Just a joke.

Q: What time does a duck wake up?



A: At the quack of dawn


Monday 27th April 2020

Hello year 2,

Here we are in our second week of our first Summer half term. I hope you enjoyed and got on well with the activities from last week.

This week's English work is based on a picture of an abandoned city! You can use your imaginations to wonder why people left it. I'm hoping this will lead neatly into a bit of construction of your own abandoned city! I've also added a link under a new Spelling and grammar icon, which will help you think about the grammar you need to know. I will also put up additional phonics work on that link, to add to your list!

A couple of heads up for this week. THE David Attenborough is doing geography lessons all week on BBC Bite size! Imagine how amazing that would be?  To have David Attenborough at the front of our class room! Also, I hear from the Richardson household that the Horrible Histories are fabulous. Mrs Moss has spotted Brian Cox doing Science too! I'm a bit worried you'll want these as your teachers for ever!

Mrs Kerins will be popping some Science up for you this week too.

Thank you to all who have sent some fantastic examples of your work to the office. I've seen some super writing and wonderful pictures!

Keep watching the class pages and the Latest News on the Home page to see other updates.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Mrs Sheldon

Friday 24th April 2020

Good morning year two Mrs Kerins here. I hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely sunshine we have been having. How is your home learning going? It has been a busy week this week as I am doing some home learning of my own. I'm learning sign language smileyI have to go online, just like you and complete activities. So far I've managed to learn how to sign the alphabet and how to fingerspell words. I'm really enjoying it. 

I know some of you are learning new skills I received an email with a video attached from Mayne and he has been practising playing his piano. Mayne you are definitely a superstar in the making! Keep sending photographs and messages to Mrs Wrigley I love seeing all the amazing things you are all doing.

Yesterday I had a really lovely day as I got to see Mrs Wrigley I thought I'd surprise her and dropped some flowers on her doorstep to let her know I am thinking about her and miss seeing her lots. I also spent time with Mrs Clarke, Mrs Pedder, Kieron and Mrs Saunders as I went into Chackmore to look after some of our fantastic key worker children. It was great to see everyone and we were all saying how much we miss all our St James and St John family but we need to stay safe and follow all the guidance we are given by the people in charge.


I've also been planning some science activities for you for the next few weeks. Our new topic is Plants and one of our activities will involve planting some cress and leaving it in different places to see which is the best environment for it to grow. Don't worry if you don't have any cress seeds I will plant some and take photographs of how it is growing. This activity will not take place until the week beginning 4th May so if you did want to plant your own and you can get some cress seeds you will also need cotton wool and empty egg shells.


Stay safe, have a fabulous weekend and keep smiling.

Sending hugs and squeezes to you all.

Mrs Kerins


Friday 24th April 2020

Hello Year 2!

It's Friday already! How quickly has that week gone? I hope you have enjoyed the little tasks I have set you. Maths for today was meant to be measuring in metres, but I was a bit concerned not all would have a metre rule! So instead, today's maths will test your use of the four operations.

Here's a joke!

What do you call a dinosaur that is sleeping? (scroll down to see)




A dino - snore!


So, well done on your first week of on-line learning! Most importantly, I hope you have all stayed safe and been with your families, making new memories. Have a great weekend.

Mrs Sheldon




Thursday 23rdApril 2020

Hello year 2,

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely sun. How have you got on with the Little Boat? Are you using lots of lovely adjectives and adverbs?

I found this fairy tale riddle today! Who is this?


A nosy little girl

with golden hair

has eaten the porridge

and broken a chair.


And now that she's tired

and warm and fed,

she's fallen asleep

on a sweet, soft bed.


Can you guess?

Your maths for Thursday is measuring, so if you would rather not use the work sheet but do some practical measuring round the house, that would do just as well. perhaps you could find out which is your longest book?

Speak again soon.

Mrs Sheldon




Tuesday 21st April 2020


Morning everyone! How did the first day's activities go? Hopefully it all made sense. I have now put Flashback Four back on. You just need to make sure your adult loads it as a PowerPoint and start it from the beginning, so as not to see the answers straight away!

You have your other activities to do from the weekly grid and Tuesday's maths is also loaded up.

Take care and enjoy yourselves

Mrs Sheldon




The Flash back four icon temporarily suspended as it had the answers straight away! Thank you to an eagle-eyed and honest George!

I will be sacking my tech support and try to find out how not to put slides up without the answers!

In the meantime, there is plenty of maths to do! Also, check out BBC bitesize, from 9am onwards there is some great teaching going on, I believe!

Sorry for the technical hitch. I'll be on it!

Mrs S

Dear Year 2,

Welcome back from your Easter holidays! I truly hope you had a smashing time, playing with your family and generally relaxing. Did you know that the rainbow sign is all to do with a Greek God called Lucy, who created a rainbow as a bridge to the Gods? I heard someone on the radio telling the tale.  It came to represent a sign of hope!


We now have to turn our minds again to a bit of learning, but please don't worry too much. Your happiness is number one priority and the work I have chosen for this week, I hope you will find fun, as well as good revision of all your super skills.


To explain:

  • Maths work is accessed through the Maths icon. There are three levels of work from which to chose. One star for the hard task, two stars for the harder task and three stars for the hardest task. With a grown up, you can chose which task you want to try. If you smash it, have a go at the next star up!
  • The Flashback Four PowerPoint under the Flashback Four icon you will recognise. Some of the slides we have done in class. Others will not be familiar. Because we have been stopped in our tracks, if you don't understand what is being asked, just go on to the next question. These slides are a 'warm up' for your brain, so you may need help.
  • The rest of the curriculum is under Home Learning Tasks. Here you will find a week's worth of work, across all areas. I have put them in on a day by day basis, but if you want to do them in a different order, that's up to you! The weather may affect what you can do in the garden for example!
  • For week 1, I have popped in some Science, but after that Mrs Kerins will put Science work under the Science icon.
  • If you have any questions, get a grown up to email the school office and I will try to help.


As I said, these are ideas of how you might like to exercise those clever brains of yours! If you have other tasks you want to do yourself, then just go ahead!


I will post the Maths work on a daily basis.


Missing you all.

Mrs Sheldon cool

Dear Year 2,


Happy last weekend before our sort of return to learning! I've been busy finding some fun activities which I hope you will enjoy.


I celebrated my birthday yesterday and I know Alfie and Ramona have their birthdays in April  too, so here's to you two! I had a very fun day and Alice made me a lovely cake! I even went on a birthday run!


I'll be back in touch after the weekend.


Have a lovely one

Mrs Sheldon

Hello Year 2,


I've been on my run again today! It was the hardest yet, but with my favourite music on, I powered on! How are your challenges going?

We have the lovely weather back with us. I am sat watching our next door neighbour's cat come prowling round our garden. Not sure what our Dora the cat will think of that! I am certainly seeing more birds in the garden, so I'll make sure the cats behave themselves!

We did a family quiz the other day and our team won! Seems like I do listen in class!wink

Have a good day.

Mrs Sheldon


Hello year 2 and Mrs Kerins!


Hope you all had a super Easter with lots of family fun! I expect that Easter Bunny was very busy!!

Our family had a lovely time and managed one of these quizzes on line that everyone seems to be doing now! It was great to see all my family again!


I've also had to learn hairdressing skills for Ruby the dog and for Mr Sheldon! I practised on the dog first, then Mr Sheldon! Not with the same clippers though! Both seemed very happy so I'm wondering if I have another job!


I'm busy working on creating some fun stuff for you to get on with after the holidays, but for now, enjoy the sun and keep safe!


Mrs Sheldon


Tuesday 14th April  2020


Good morning everyone Mrs Kerins here. I hope you are all well and enjoying all the gorgeous sunshine we've been having. It was a little bit chilly yesterday though. How was your Easter? Did you have an egg hunt?

We had a very different Easter than usual as I'm sure you all did too. We usually have a house full of family and we eat lots of yummy food. This year we still ate lots of food but there were less people in the house. We still spent time with family video calling and speaking on the phone. On Friday we had a barbeque and rediscovered a frisbee that was lurking in the back of our garage. We had a good game where we had to count how many times we could pass the frisbee to each other without dropping it. We managed 150 after a lot of practise! This morning I've been reading all about Mrs Wrigley's Easter on Wrigley Writes. I wonder if she has eaten all her Easter eggs yet? 

I've also been finding some great science experiments that you may can try. They are fun and you may have the things you need already at home. Have a look at them I've put them under the science page.

Enjoy the sunshine and happy experimenting.

Mrs Kerins 

Happy Easter Year Two!

Have a really happy Easter weekend and I'll be back next week!


Bonjour classe deux!


How are you all doing? We are so lucky to have the sunshine to enjoy aren't we?

Fun Facts about the Sun! The Sun is over 4.5 billion years old. It started as a cloud of dust and gas. It slowly formed a massive centre and gained heat. It is made of hydrogen and helium gases. The temperature of the Sun is around 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The inner core is much hotter. Wow that's hot! Also, the gravity of the sun is what keeps all of the planets, moons, and bodies within our system together. Good job Sun!


Perhaps you could do some investigation into more fun facts and wow your mums and dads and other members of your family with them!


Or just enjoy it!


Have fun


Mrs Sheldon

Well thank you Mrs Kerins! That sounds very tasty!! I'll try those out if I can get to the food cupboards! Everybody is into baking at the moment!


Mrs Sheldon

Wednesday 8th April 2020


Good morning year two Mrs Kerins here. How are your Easter Holidays so far? I hope you are keeping well and enjoying the sunshine. It's been really busy in our house so far. I have been getting lots of jobs done around the house and playing lots of board games with my family. We have a family quiz every other day so looking for questions can take up quite a lot of our time.

I've put up our Easter tree and Bumble bear in my dining room window. My son Riley has been busy making gingerbread. Here's the recipe if you would like to bake some yourselves they are really tasty. 


350g/12oz plain flour, plus extra for rolling

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

125g/4.5 oz butter

175g/6oz light soft brown sugar

1 egg

4 tbsp golden syrup



1. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon  into a bowl. Add the butter and blend until the mix looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.


2. Lightly beat the egg and golden syrup together, add this to the bowl and combine until the mixture clumps together. Tip the dough out, knead briefly until smooth, wrap in clingfilm and leave to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.


3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.


4. Roll the dough out to a 0.5cm/quarter inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Using cutters, cut out the gingerbread men shapes and place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between them.


5. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown. Leave on the tray for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling. When cooled decorate with whatever you like.


Happy baking and huge hugs.


Mrs Kerins




Dear year 2,


Happy Tuesday! I'm sat outside doing a bit of work and I'm amazed at how many sounds I can hear! Every day we are constantly surrounded by sounds.


Go outside or open a window. Ask someone to set a one minute timer for you. Grab a pen and paper and write down as many sounds as you can hear in that one minute. You'll be surprised by how many sounds you hear. Maybe ask someone else in your family to do the same. Did they hear the same things?


Did you know? The three smallest bones in the body are found in the ear. The smallest is the stirrup which is about the size of a grain of rice! How small is that!

 Another fun fact. You can't hear any sounds in space, because sound needs a medium (a way) to travel through, such as air and water.


Perhaps you could use your ears now to go and listen to some of your favourite music, remembering how amazing our ears are!


Mrs Sheldon


Dear year 2,


Welcome to the Easter holidays! Look, the sun is shining and you can not worry about school work! I'll be busy making sure you have some fun activities after the holidays.


I am doing well with my running challenge! Have you been catching up with anything you'd wished you had time to do? Maybe a Lego project or a jigsaw puzzle? We just completed a fabulous jigsaw puzzle of Shakespeare times. Can you remember who Shakespeare was? Clue: We said he wrote the greatest metaphor, 'All the World's a stage.....'


I expect you are all getting super excited about Easter. I love the Easter holidays because the weather is usually lovely and there's a promise of Summer around the corner!


Have a good Monday.

Mrs Sheldon



Dear Year 2,


Goodness me! Here we are at the Easter holidays already! Have you seen Mrs Wrigley's Easter activities page? It's PACKED with ideas so please have a go at some of them! I fancy making the Easter biscuits and I always love the chocolate baskets.


Over Easter, I will be posting a cheery note to Year 2, but no work for home during these two weeks. This is your time to enjoy just relaxing and looking forward to Easter. Have a look at the Easter Assembly posted on the Latest News!


If you fancy any English work though, look on the Literacy Shed. There are literally hundreds of brilliant short videos to jumpstart your writing!


In the meantime, well done for all your hard work so far. I know it's not always easy and we are living in strange times, but we will get through together though apart. Remember what amazing little people you are!


Give yourselves a pat on the back!


Mrs Sheldon


Friday 3rd April 2020


Good morning year two. How are you all today?

As it's Friday there is an activity under the brand new science section. It's all about healthy eating so have a go at the activity and let me know how you get on by sending me and email I look forward to seeing all your creations.

Another week of home learning is coming to an end. I know that I am looking forward to the day when we can all be back at St James and St John learning and laughing together again.

When I've been out doing my daily exercise I've been enjoying looking at all the rainbows and bears being displayed in windows around the village. Someone told me about a new display for your windows, as it's Easter soon people are also displaying decorated eggs in their windows so you can now go on an egg hunt too. I have attached some Easter egg colouring sheets for you if you fancy giving this a go. 

Tonight is family quiz night in the Kerins house we video call Nannie, Grandad, Aunties, Uncles and Cousins to take part. I am the question master tonight as I won the last quiz. Mr Kerins was not happy that I beat him in the last one wink. What sort of things do you do to keep in touch with your family?

Have a brilliant day. Keep looking on the website next week teachers will still be updating things daily. I'll get Bumble involved in an experiment involving exercise and how it affects your body for next week.

Take care of yourselves.

Sending hugs and squeezes.

Mrs Kerins and Bumble. 



A maths challenge!

Dear Year 2


Il fait du soleil! It's sunny! I hope  you made the most of the Spring Scavenger hunt yesterday! Did you find all the items?


Here's an idea for English today!


One of the suggestions, after watching the film, is to make something out of Lego yourself, then to write an instruction text on how to make it!


Don't forget these features


  • Title
  • Introduction (Have you ever wanted to build the best Lego tractor ever....)
  • List of items you need
  • Numbered steps to take
  • Top tip


I'll be interested to know what creations you can make! Or the other idea was to design your own Lego land and make a brochure about it, detailing all the attractions and rides! Sounds great fun to me!


We can look forward to Mrs Kerins' Science information soon!


I miss our daily thoughts and prayers. Could you write a thank you prayer for all those people who still have to work to help in our lives? People like the hospital workers, the post-man, the farmers, the delivery men, the shop workers, the ambulance workers and so many more, including some of our dear friends at St James and St John.


Have a good day.

Maybe lunch time you could say our 'Nibble nibble, munch, munch, thank you Lord for our delicious lunch'?angel

La Date

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Sorry no calendar yet! Technical hitches!

But it is


mercredi 1 avril 2020


Il y a plein de nuages dans le ciel!


Bonjour classe deux!


Comment ca va? (How are you?). I've just entered week two of my couch to 5k running programme and I'm feeling not too bad! It was hard at first, but as I got used to the running and I have persevered, I am enjoying it a lot! Have you tried something new at all?


Here's some ideas for a Spring Scavenger Hunt!


Maybe in your own garden or on the short walk we are all allowed!

  • Find a yellow flower
  • Find three different shaped leaves
  • Find something red
  • Find a spider's web
  • Name two things you can see in the sky
  • Find something that crawls
  • Find some water
  • Find something that is long


I also found this website


It's got some free primary songs on it that you might like to try. See if you can sing loud enough so that Mrs Plummer can hear you! I don't know about you, but I do miss hearing Mrs Plummer's cheery voice.


Miss Richardson also sent an idea of drawing a picture of the huge new hospital, called the Nightingale Hospital. Do you think you know after whom this hospital may be named?


How did you get on with the clock maths sheets yesterday? Now apply what you learned throughout the day. You will become Time Lords!


If you want to see a story today, go to the link


It's the story of the Owl Babies! Some of you will have read this! Maybe you could write a letter to the baby owls and reassure them that everything will be ok? Perhaps tell them how you are feeling in this time? If we share our thoughts, we can help everyone! Try to make some question sentences to practise using question marks.


Have a good day,


Mrs Sheldon


Tuesday 31st March 2020


Hello year two how are you all? I like Mrs Sheldon have been having internet problems today too many people trying to use it at the same time in my house I think.

I've been getting a science lesson ready for you for Friday it's on our topic of Animals including humans and it's all about healthy eating. I must admit I've been a bit naughty snacking on biscuits while working from home. I am planning on buying lots of fruit and vegetables next time I go shopping. 

Our science topic next term is all about plants so I'll be planning some lessons around this too. 

I hope you are managing to be kind to everyone you live with. Give them all extra hugs today to show how much you appreciate all they do.

I've found you a snakes and ladders game you might like. It even gives you a dice to make and it will help you with your 2, 3 and 5 times tables.

Miss you all sending lots of hugs and squeezes.

Mrs Kerins

Dear Year two,

Sorry for the delay this morning, but I think we're running out of internet in this house!!wink Everyone is trying to get things done!


Anyway, now I am on, I'll let you know that I'm hoping to get a time worksheet loaded for you to work on. It just concentrates on quarter to and past and half past. See how you get on.


How about today having a go a some of your spellings in the list we gave you in your pack? They are the tricky words! Those words we find hard to spell because something is a bit different to all our lovely phonic rules!


I saw a lovely idea too. It was from Mrs Chapman! If you pop the ends of your vegetables  in a dish of shallow water for three weeks,  you'll then see them start to grow! You can then have a go at planting them in the garden!


Here's a lovely thought too!


Find happiness in the spot where you are!


And a joke


Week 2 of being at home...

I had a chat with spider today.

Apparently he's a web designer! laugh


Have a good day.

Mrs Sheldon



La date

Welcome to week two of our new way of life!


How have you been doing? Did you remember to put the clocks forward on Saturday night? Do you know why we do this? Perhaps you could research it and give mum or dad a little presentation?


Did you have a go at learning the Spanish words for different colours? Were any really obvious? Did some remind you of French colours maybe? Le me test you now! What is the Spanish word for white? For green? For red? Did you get them?


I found another of our lovely clips off The Literacy Shed. It's the story of a young African girl called Zahra and it reminded me of our work on Malawi. It shows how hard children have to work for even one drop of clean water. Do you remember how shocked you were at how hard they worked in the Malawi village we saw?


For your English task today, maybe you could write a diary entry of the little girl or maybe you could write an instruction text on how to get water? Illustrate your work with pictures and maybe test yourself on what those colours are in Spanish!


Here's the link


We were due to do some work on telling the time, so this week can you have a go at asking mummy or daddy to tell you what the time is? Remember we can use a clock to count in fives!! There's a good way to keep learning your five times table. Ask them, 'What time will it be in 10 minutes time?' for example and use the clock to count on. Concentrate on quarter past, half past, quarter to and o'clock to begin with!

Where is the big hand for quarter to, quarter past and half past and o'clock? Draw your own clock to test yourself!


In our art lessons, remember we were looking at the work of Lowry? Can you remember the song we played and loved? (Matchstalk men and Matchstalk cats and dogs). Maybe someone can get it on YOU tube for you and sing along! You could then have a go at drawing a matchstick figure again. Mrs Parsons showed us just how to keep the lines so simple. Then ask someone if they can tell what action you figure is doing!


Hope you are all keeping safe and well.


Miss you all.


Mrs Sheldon








Also, just heard from Alice that it's National Theatre day today, so perhaps try to do a play from your favourite part of a book?

In other news, it's also National Scribble Day! Who ever knew there was such a thing!


Happy day!

Mrs S x

La date en francais

Hello year 2,

That was so good to hear from Mrs Kerins and Bumble Bear! Looks like they are both keeping fit, but allowing themselves some treats! Sounds about right to me! I've kept up my running too, easy in this sunshine!


One thing I've spotted today, if you can manage to get on to the website, Chester Zoo are doing a virtual tour, but it is obviously very popular, so the website takes a while to load. I've also had the top tip to look on the Year 3 page, where Mrs McKenzie continues to astound us with her amazing Frog Blog and questions too!


Another good set of ideas called The Great Indoors is on the scouts website ,

Here you'll find lots of different activities from Science to crafts! If some of them are a bit too old for you, maybe a big brother or sister could help, or mum and dad!


I've had a bit of fun too on a website where you can do kids crosswords and our favourite, a word search!


Have another lovely, sunny day!





Good morning year 2 it's Mrs Kerins here.

Just checking in and making sure you are all okay? I'm missing you all and so is Bumble Bear. We've been looking after each other telling jokes and trying to keep fit with Joe Wicks' PE lessons every day. The other day I managed to get some photos of Bumble taking part. Later on I sat down for a cup of tea and Bumble stole my biscuits he must have worked up a good appetite.

Where I live people are putting rainbows in their windows so when people go out for a walk they can count how many they see. I went for a walk yesterday and saw ten rainbows and that was just on one road. Another nice thing people are doing is placing bears in their windows so people can go on a bear hunt when they are out exercising. Bumble is of course taking part and looking out of my window waving at all the passersby. 

Earlier in the week I received a lovely letter from Sophia I loved it and it made me smile so thank you Sophia. This got me thinking if you would like to email me you can. I would love to hear all your news about what you've been up to and how you're getting on with all your home learning. My email address is I look forward to hearing all your news.

Sending you hugs and squeezes from Mrs Kerins and Bumble Bear.

Just had a peep at Twinkl and the day's schooling looks great if you're looking for a bit of a structure. You children are all used to the worksheets, so maybe have a go at explaining to someone how they work!


I'm also investigating the Spanish teaching pack. Do you fancy that as a challenge with me? I learned Spanish a long time ago now, so it'll be a great challenge for me too!

Mrs Sheldon

Bonjour classe deux!


Aujourd'hui, c'est jeudi vingt six mars 2020!


I'm in a French mood today! Do you remember the phrase for 'it's sunny'?  - Il fait du soleil!smiley

Things to do on a sunny day!


Jouez dans le jardin    - play in the garden


Construisez une cabane  - build a den


Dessinez un tableau  -  draw a picture


Demandez si vous pouvez semer des herbes ou des fleurs   - ask if you can plant some herbs or flowers


Reading a book in the sunshine is also fun!

Have you looked on our You tube channel? I'm on there now reading the story of The Snow Queen. It's my first attempt so please excuse any mistakes!

Talking of mistakes, have a go at correcting this piece of writing. Have I missed anything? Could you add any adjectives or adverbs? maybe search for a more powerful verb?


it was just an ordinary day when the dragon walked in to town. he glanced nervously around every corner and finally shuffled towards the tall fountain He could hardly believe his luck a shower all to himself. without a second thought the magnificent beast hurled himself in to the cool clear refreshing water and sighed with delight


How did the three times tables go? What is 4 x 3? Remember our commutativity rule too! (3 x4 =) Like all tables, it is just repeated addition, so use number lines, your hands, 100 squares!


Hope you are all keeping well.

Mrs Sheldon



Hello Year 2,


How did the story starters go yesterday? What could a raccoon do with a custard pie?


Have you been looking on the BBC website ( They are teaching live lessons to primary school children. Perhaps get mummy or daddy to get you to the right page and they can sit back with a cuppa!


Remember to try to do a piece of English and a piece of maths each day, but make it practical if you prefer! The BBC Super movers are great for times tables and if you go onto The Literacy Shed site, you will find short videos like our one about the girl in the clock tower. There's super ideas of what you could do as a piece of writing from that. You could also do some fabulous Art and design, again as we did for the clock tower story!


I am hoping to get a story on to the school  Facebook  page soon too!


In other news, I am doing the couch to 5k challenge! Yep, I've got my running shoes out! Currently I'm closer to the couch than the 5k, but it's a challenge I'm setting myself! Have you set yourself a challenge you wouldn't have done if it weren't for the situation?


Here's a lovely little video to make us realise we are all doing really well.


Till tomorrow!

Mrs Sheldon


Here's the BBC link. Some are for older than year 2 children, but there's a Live 500 words writing lesson!

Hello year 2!


The sun is shining and all the signs of spring are here to help keep us cheerful! Turn everything off. Can you hear those birds chirping? Watch those insects darting happily between flowers! I've just had a magpie land really near my back doors. I thought he was going to come in for a chat!


How about some of these ideas for story starters?


Story Starters


Has that enormous oak..... 

                                            got a door in it?


What's inside I wonder? 


Or maybe try....


Oh no! That raccoon is back.........................

and this time he has a wooden spoon and a custard                        pie


and it looks like he means business!


In the meantime, what Mrs McKenzie in Year 3 doesn't know is that I'm dusting down Alice's old keyboard and I'm seeing if I can teach myself too! Have you set yourself a challenge?


Here's one I could suggest! This week, try to learn your three times tables. Test mum, dad, whoever is around!


Have a sunny day!

smiley Mrs Sheldon



Dear Year 2 children,


Welcome to the first week of our a bit of a strange new way of learning! I hope you've managed to get in to the garden this weekend and explore! Remember how in class we closed our eyes and then opened them to see things that we hadn't noticed before? Thing become 'wallpaper' because they are just always 'there'! You may find there's a plant you haven't noticed before or maybe a piece of wood that looks like a dragon! Use your eyes and your ears and your nose!


Your mummies and daddies will sees a lot of ideas for your home learning on line, via the internet and the school Home Learning pages. But also use this as a chance to learn in ways that bend your minds differently! Take the Lego challenge, create an explorer pack for your bear. Will he go to the North Pole or Africa? What would he need to take with him? Draw a map of your back garden and note the key features. Maybe you have a pond? Perhaps that's a great ocean? What could you name it? Your sand- pit could be an unexplored desert!


Keep up to date with our regular class page. I will be posting on a daily basis. Follow the link to the Youtube channel created by Mr Davidson for stories and other exciting things!


Above all, keep safe.


Mrs Sheldon






Dear Year 2,


Wow! Your costumes were amazing! Lots of imagination! Have you collected your World Book Day book or put the money towards one you would really fancy reading?


We are moving on in maths to tally charts and pictograms next week, so we'll be gathering a lot on information. Don't tell your mummy, but in English we'll be practising for the Mother's Day assembly!


Have a good weekend.

Mrs Sheldon

Dear Year two,


Its World Book Day tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to seeing you in your costumes! It will be like having a different class! Don't forget your reading sheets to show us how much reading you have been doing!


We are well into our work on fractions. You will be surprised how often fractions come up in everyday life! See if any grown ups say some thing like,

"I'll just have half a cup of tea thank you." Or,

" That was a game of two halves!"


You will have some fraction homework, along with your usual spellings to learn. Please also keep practising you 2s, 5s and 10 times tables! We really need these for fractions too!


Thank you

Mrs Sheldon

Dear Year 2,

And so another half-term comes to an end! Well done on all your hard work in all subjects. Next term we will start our topic in History on Explorers, so watch this space for exciting things to come!


For half-term, it will be really great if you can keep up the reading on a daily basis and make sure you are learning your 2, 5 and 10 times tables, ready for our new maths topic on fractions!


Have a happy half term!

Mrs Sheldon

Dear Year Two,


Thank you for all your hard work in English this week, where our look at the story of the boy and the rocket really 'launched' a lot of fabulous writing!

We will finish our topic on division this week and next week will look at 2D shapes! They are all around us!

Your homework is a sort of revision sheet in maths, looking at topics we have covered and some that you may recall from Year 1. Could it please be returned by the 13th February?


Spellings as ever will be sent out on Friday.


Happy weekend

Mrs Shedlon

Dear Year two,


Another busy week, especially in our topic on division. Ask a grown up if they need any help with sharing or grouping things! Maybe sharing a pizza cut into 6 pieces and three people to share it? What is the division question? (Hint : How many pieces do you have to begin with? How many groups does it need to be divided into?)


Spellings will be coming home on Friday, along with a piece of writing for you do, inspired by a picture. I would like at least four full sentences, with capital letters, full stops, describing words, maybe even an adverb! (a ly word eg quietly).


Have a good weekend

Mrs Sheldon

Dear Year two,


Another busy week of work, looking at multiplication and arrays!

Your Homework this week is to have a go at the array sheet. ( I've popped an explanation in for the grown ups in case the don't understand!).

You will also have more spellings to learn for next Friday 31 January 2020.


Next week we start our topic on division.


Your plates of food from Malawi look really great well done!

Happy weekend

Mrs Sheldon

Dear year 2,

I hope your spelling test went ok! Did you feel you'd learned them properly? If not, make sure you really have a good go at your new ones this week! It was our first one, so we'll get into the swing!


This week you have spellings and learning your 5 times table too!


Happy weekend

Mrs Shedlon

Dear Year 2

Sorry I didn't post at the end of last week. My aim is always to update this page for you and your parents, so we all know what we have been up to!


Last week, we started our topic on multiplication. We need to think of it as repeated addition. EG 3 + 3 = 2 X 3 (2 lots of three). Please also note you have your two times table to revise this week. We really need you to know this for work in class.


You also got your first set of spellings and a Homework book. You will have a test on your spellings every Friday, so please practise as much as you can in your Homework book or on any scrap paper at home.


We continue our English work on The Minpins by Roald Dahl. What could be the secret of The Forest of Sins?


Here's to another busy ( that's a Red word, meaning it has an odd sound in it that may confuse us in its spelling!) Week.

Mrs Sheldon and Mrs Kerinssmiley



Dear Year 2,


We've nearly got all our friends back! I hope all of you who are still poorly are able to join us for the end of term fun!

Next week we will be looking at our 2, 5 and 10 times tables to get ready for our maths topic on multiplication in the Spring term. What other words can you find for multiply?


We will also be looking at the Christmas story as the term draws to a close, thinking about different characters may have felt.

Oh and then there's the panto!


Happy weekend

Mrs Sheldon

Dear Year 2!!!


WOW!!! I was so impressed with your performances at the play! What a lot of little stars we have! I am so sorry for those of you who missed it. We really missed you!

Let's hope we can all be better as we head for Christmas!

Happy weekend

Mrs Sheldonsmiley

Dear year 2,

The play is next week! Who would believe it was upon us already!


Keep learning those lines and please can all costumes be in for Monday 2nd December, because we will be doing a run through in them! That includes plimsolls as well!

Have a restful weekend and maybe pop to see our part of the Stowe Advent calendar in the Grotto up at Stowe Gardens.

Mrs Sheldon

Dear year 2,


So we had a great rehearsal on Thursday and so many of you know your words so well! Keep on practicing though, remembering to speak up and to face your audience!


We have nearly conquered the ski slope in Maths! We'll carry on with adding two 2 digit numbers, using partitioning to help us. Show someone at home if you can remember!


Please remember to look through your spelling books also. We are looking at the suffix 'ly', making adverbs from adjectives.


Have a great weekend.

Mrs Sheldon

Dear Year 2,

Tis the season! You now have your nativity words on a sheet to learn at home. Please do this as often as possible, so we can rehearse without words at school! I know you can do it! Remember Harvest!


Also, don't forget to keep an eye out for the things you see on the way to school. What animals do you see? What plants? What are the roads like? What is the weather like?


You will be continuing with addition next week, but starting to use a column method. Mums and Dads, if you are unsure, look at the school's calculation policy on the website or just ask!


Thank you and enjoy the Christmas Fayre!

Mrs Sheldon


Dear Year Two


Welcome back after half term. I hope you all had a restful, fun time! (I think I just wrote a noun phrase there!!)


We continue to look at addition, focusing on number bonds to ten and partitioning numbers so we really understand the value of our two digit numbers. Test mum and dad or brothers and sisters!


In English we are looking at planning and re telling a known story! The Bear and the Piano remains our best book!


Have a happy weekend!

Mrs Sheldon

Dear Year two,


Well what fantastic dragon's eyes you made today! We really used our doughdisco fingers to create some stunning designs. Next week we will paint them to make them even more effective.


Could you please remember to show your parents your spelling log, which shows which sound we are working on this week. Perhaps you can even tell someone what the spelling rule is?


Next week we start a new book called The Bear and the Piano. It's a lovely story upon which to base our English.


We will continue our work on addition in Maths.


Happy weekend


Mrs Sheldon

Dear year 2,


Well done on the fantastic Harvest Assembly! It was our first big performance and I was so proud of you all.

This week you took home a green book with our spelling sound. I have invited your parents to look for this sound in your reading and make sure you are really confident with the spelling. This week it was the 'or' sound where we spell it 'a' before l or ll. For example, tall, walk. This is a tricky spelling! You can also write the words in your book to practice handwriting.


We will be looking at one more/less next week in Maths, so brush up on your counting skills!

Happy weekend.

Mrs Sheldon

Dear Year 2,


Well we are well in to the term now and all getting to know each other! Hope you are having the fun we promised too!


Our Harvest Festival looms, so if you have some words to learn, please try them on someone at home! The words should also be in every day please!


Keep on reading every night and if you have a spare moment, practice counting in three's!

Thank you

Mrs Sheldon


Welcome to Year Two

Lots to learn with fun along the way!



On this class page you will find weekly updates of our educational adventures and other important information too!

Please ensure you child has their PE kit in every day.

We love to see your comments about how your child has done with their reading too!

See you at the Meet and Greet at 2.30pm on the 10th September!

Mrs Sheldon and Mrs Pedder

Year 2 Timetable 2019/2020