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Thank you for your continued support with home schooling. The Year 2 staff are so impressed with how much work is being sent in. 

Below is the link to the One Drive where you can find the work.


Please use the link below to access high quality music lessons.


Next week's work will be on PowerPoint to avoid the need to print work sheets or collect paper packs from school. If you are unable to access PowerPoint, please get in touch by email:




Kind Regards,

Mrs Barnes. 

Lovely Geography about some of the world's great towers.

Children have been enjoying making castles and towers at home.

The children in school enjoyed constructing castles and towers.


Welcome to Spring term 2! 

This term our topic is called Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. This project teaches the children about design, structure and materials. We will be learning all about why castles were built and how they changed through the ages. We will design our own castle and build it using construction or junk modelling. We will think about the problem with the Three Little Pig's houses and design a fortress to keep them safe. 

In English, we will be be reading traditional fairy tales as well as 'The Tunnel' by Anthony Browne.

In Science, we will learn about tunnelling animals, then become engineers as we investigate different types of bridges and towers. 

In computing, we will take a virtual tour of a castle to look at the key features then use Purple Mash to draw a castle. 

Later on in the term, we will learn about the ‘Great Escape’ made by allied soldiers from a prisoner of war camp during the Second World War. 


I'm sure you will agree, this is an exciting topic and we can't wait to get started with our new learning. I look forward to (hopefully) welcoming all of the children back to school at some point this term. 



The keyworker group in school have been enjoying the snow.

Sophie's lovely ICT and art work.

Alyssa has done some lovely home learning this week.

Lovely maths and English from Oscar this week, plus a delicious looking healthy meal.

As well as maths and English, Ryder has worked hard on his science activities this week.

Some of Harry's fabulous home learning from this week.

Noah has worked especially hard on his science this week and managed to fit in a Joe Wicks workout too.


Well what a difference a week makes! School is closed today due to the snow so I hope you can all get out into the garden for a play. I look forward to seeing pictures of your snow creations. 

As always, the work for this week is on the One Drive - use the link above to access.

This week's topic spellings are:










I look forward to seeing you all on the Teams sessions every day at 10.30.

Mrs Barnes. 


This week, the children in the keyworker group have made bird feeders to hang around our outside area. We have spoken about the importance of helping our local wildlife, especially in the winter time when food is scarce. We know it is important to care for all living creatures.

In recognition of Children's Mental Health Week, and the theme 'express yourself' we made hats using craft materials. I'm sure you will agree they are beautifully creative.


What a glorious day! Perfect weather for getting out in the garden spotting birds. This week's topic spellings are :










Some lovely maths and work on birds from Blake. Well done!

Lovely maths and work on birds from Michal. Well done!

A great picture of a Kingfisher from Alfie, along with some lovely maths and literacy work. Well done!

Wonderful ICT and beautiful drawings from Sophie this week. Lots of hard work in maths too. Well done!

Fantastic work on birds from Ivy this week. Well done!

As well as working hard on her maths and literacy this week, Scarlett has found time to make a delicious pizza. Fantastic!

Fred has been working hard on his maths and bird comprehension this week. Well done Fred!

Evie has worked hard with her maths this week and produced some lovely work on birds. Well done!


The RSPB are running their annual 'Big Garden Birdwatch' from 29th to 31st January. If your child would like to get involved with this study you can find all the information  on the RSPB website. Use the link below to print off a bird identification tally sheet.


I look forward to hearing about all the birds that the children have spotted in the garden.


Happy bird watching!
Mrs Barnes.




Lots of lovely work from Oscar this week. He's been busy with Maths, Literacy and Science, plus a lovely labelled Seasons poster. Well done!!

Alyssa has worked hard with Maths and LIteracy this week, as well as investigating materials. She's also created a lovely seasons poster complete with labels. Well done!

Lovely work from Blake. Well done!

Lots of lovely Maths from Harry this week; lovely to see you experimenting with absorbent and non-absorbent materials too. Well done!

Ryder has been busy with his maths and spellings this week. He's also been keeping fit with Joe Wicks. Well done!

Noah's been working very hard this week. He's written some amazing adjectives to describe our story characters and it looks as though he's had fun investigating waterproof and non-waterproof materials.

Today we estimated the length of the playground, then measured it with trundle wheels.

Blake has been working really hard with his maths this week. Well done Blake!

Lovely neat work Michal. Well done!

Lots of lovely work from Sophie. Well done!

Ivy has been busy with science as well as working hard on her maths and literacy. Well done!

Some lovely work on The Magic Porridge Pot and BBC bitesize from Scarlett, also a very impressive crab. Well done!

Lovely work from Fred. Well done!

Alfie has been working really hard this week. Well done with all those fractions Alfie!

More snowy pictures from last week. Looks like you're having a great time.

The children in school made a magic porridge pot using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar.

Loving your snowy photos! Looks like you all had lots of fun.

Great work Alfie! Love your art.

Lovely work from Dhruv. Well done!

Great work Noah!

Caitlin has been learning about money using the Top Marks maths games. Hope you had fun.

Great maths Oscar!

Kenya has been doing lots of work in her book. Well done!!

Isobel has been working hard on Purple Mash.

Evie has been having fun with science.

Wiktor has been working hard this week. Loving your P.E Wiktor.

Vivvienna has been working hard making predictions with our science experiment.



Thank you so much for all the photographs of work that you have been sending in. I'm so proud of the children, they have adjusted so well to home schooling this time and I can't thank you enough for the support you are giving.

I have tried to keep the timetable similar to what I had planned for this term, which includes some rather messy science and art lessons. Please don't feel that you need to buy anything, just use what you already have at home. Any lessons which get missed can be taught when the children return to school so no child will miss out. 

I have uploaded a video message onto the One Drive for the children to watch.


Please email with any queries or concerns.


Wow Harry, you have been working hard!

Evie completed all the work last week - well done Evie! I really like your word art.

Alfie has been working hard at home. It looks like Alfie and his sister are making a marvellous medicine!

Alyssa has home school rules, just like we have in our classroom.

Alyssa has completed lots of worksheets. Well done Alyssa!

It's lovely to see Ryder enjoying his home schooling!

Oscar has been working hard all week.

Good morning parents,


Well what a horrid start to the New Year! I can't tell you how upset I am that we are, once again, in lockdown.  I know the children were excited to start our new topic, Muck, Mess and Mixtures but I am hoping that some of the activities you will be able to complete at home so that the children don't miss out too much.


Each week, I will prepare a timetable with English, maths and a topic lesson for the children to complete. Any links to websites will be included on the timetable. There will be folders for each day containing worksheets along with PowerPoint presentations to support the learning. Please do not worry if you can't access PowerPoint or do not have a printer. The children can still learn through teaching videos online and perhaps you could quiz them or do some practical activities to support the new learning. I will send ideas for practical activities as the term moves along. Paper work packs will be available to collect from school each week or I can deliver them if you are shielding. If you do collect a paper work pack please still look at the timetable each day as the video links will help your child to learn.


I am available to answer any queries or concerns but please bear in mind that I am in school teaching the key worker group some days so may not reply straight away. If you need to speak to me urgently please phone school and leave a message for me. 


I am in the process of setting up a folder which will contain all the lesson plans and you can use this to submit any work for me to see. Alternatively, please take photos and email them to me so that I can see exactly what work your child has completed. Hopefully, the work can be completed with minimal input from parents but the children may need help to find it and access web links etc. 


I will hopefully upload a video message for the children to view later today. 


I wish you all the best with home schooling, I know it is not easy!


Best wishes,


Mrs Barnes. 


Good morning Year 2 children and parents. What a shame we aren't able to enjoy the last day of term together! At least we had a lovely day yesterday watching the pantomime and enjoying Christmas activities. I'm so pleased that we were able to send presents, cards and decorations home yesterday. 

As it is still officially a school day, I have set some work for the children. The first task is counting money. Please copy and paste the link below into Google to watch a teaching video and then you can choose to either print off the corresponding worksheets or do some practical counting of money with your child.


Ask your child to tell you all about what happened in Mog's house on Christmas morning then watch the video together to see if they remembered all the details.


If you have any queries or concerns please email me on:


Best wishes,


Mrs Barnes. 


Well we are certainly getting into the Christmas spirit here in Year 2! Don't forget that tomorrow we can all wear our Christmas jumpers and hats, antlers or headbands for our Christmas video. 

Just look at our fabulous postbox, created by the wonderful Mrs Pickbourne.

The children are really enjoying our topic, Land Ahoy! We have learnt about Captain Cook and which countries he discovered. The children have made boats and investigated which shapes float best. We have labelled the parts of a ship and learnt which materials float. All of the children have loved learning about the Golden Age of Piracy. 

We have been learning about the five oceans of the world in Geography.

We are so proud of our newest Mini Crusaders!

We are still working hard to learn all about fractions. Today, we were finding fractions of amounts of money.

Today we were finding fractions of an amount using conkers.

Year 2 have been working hard this week to learn about fractions. Ask your child what they have learnt about the numerator and denominator.

Well what a fabulous half term we have had in year 2! Despite the slightly different way of life at school, the children have settled well and coped brilliantly with the changes. Each and every one of your children has amazed me with their resilience and they have all worked so incredibly hard- it has been a pleasure to teach them!

I hope you all have a wonderful half term and I look forward to welcoming the  children back in November. 

With warmest wishes, 

Mrs Barnes x 

Year 2 have enjoyed lots of treats today.

The children all looked amazing in their Halloween costumes!

Today we carved pumpkins and wrote a set of instructions about how we did it.

Having fun in our music lesson.

This week the children have been learning about multiplication. They used conkers to help them make equal groups.

We've had another fantastic week in Year 2. The children have been classifying minibeasts in Science and learning about information texts in English.

The children enjoyed looking at a selection of fiction and non-fiction books.

Welcome to Year 2

2020 -2021


Wow what a fabulous start to the school year! The children have settled into Year 2 so well  and I couldn’t be more proud of them. Some of our routines are quite different this year but the whole class have taken it in their stride. Keep it up Year 2, you are all superstars! 


Eating our lunch in the classroom.

Learning the chicken dance.

Learning to double and halve numbers.

We had fun being marching ants in music today.

We have been learning about algorithms and programming in ICT. We directed our partner to reach and collect the minibeasts.

frownWelcome to Year 2frown


Phew, what a busy week it has been!

Congratulations to Lottie Baker, Lola Hart and Tommy Smith for being awarded Rainbow Star awards. You have all continued to work hard at home through lockdown.


Last night was the annual Anthony Bek awards ceremony and I would like to say congratulations to the children who won an award.

Issac Phillips - Year 2 Star of the Year.

Ruby Guy - Year 2 Special Mention.

Lavenia Khoodeesing -  Mrs Johnson's KS1 Star of the Year.

09.07.20 Thomas has been extremely busy doing lots work. He has also had lots of fun going on a nature work.

08.07.20 Lottie has been busy again doing lots of different activities.

03.07.20 Excellent work Olivia D. Keep up the hard work.

02.07.20 Charleigh been helping round the house , baking and helping with dinner. She has also made an LOL surprise town. Well done Charleigh for being a wonderful help for your mum and looking after your baby brother.

01.07.20 Isaac has found some amazing information and facts on The Great Barrier Reef

30.06.20 Tommy has been doing some reading, maths, memory games, lots of outdoor play and even had a birthday in between! Hope you enjoyed your birthday, the cake pops were delicious!

30.06.20 Excellent work Olivia. You have been working extremely hard.

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Lola had been experimenting using water and soap.

29.06.20 Lottie has been working on her work pack, along with some reading and helping her mum with my work, putting paper work into order number for her. She’s been bike riding and strawberry picking too! The strawberries look delicious. I also know that you have learnt to count backwards from any given number. Well done Lottie, keep up the excellent work!

25.06.20 Well done Thomas for your wonderful work and completing the work pack. You have worked so hard, keep it up!

24.06.20 Some amazing numeracy work completed, well done Lola. It's lovely to see your smiling face.

24.06.20 Ruby been completing her BBC bitesize and has loved completing her seaside tasks. She has got her green fingers by helping in the garden. Love all the bright colours you have used for you work.

24.06.20 WOW!! Beautiful work and lovely neat handwriting Lavenia.

Some more amazing work Olivia. She has completed the Bitesize work set.

WOW! Thomas you have done so much work, So impressed with your handwriting you have worked really hard on that. Loving the shoe idea and you learning how to tie your shoe laces. Congratulations on learning to ride your bike, it's not easy! You have also been doing lots of reading, The Twits was my favourite book when I was at school ( Mrs Thurman). x

Well done Olivia on all your hard work. Keep it up. x

Tommy has done a little project about Cleethorpes and has included some photos of his visit last year. He has learnt who Peter Fidler is and visited his monument in Carr Vale, Bolsover. He has also done some reading comprehension, purple mash, TT rockstars and reading.

Love all the creative work you have done Charleigh. I like all the different techniques you have used.

Isaac has been extremely busy completing lots of work.

Ruby was pleased to receive her certificate in the post.

Well done to all the children that are still working hard at home-  I'm so impressed with your motivation! smiley

The weather is miserable this week so let's keep learning about the seaside to cheer ourselves up! You can design a travel brochure with facts and pictures about a lovely seaside resort, write a postcard to a friend from your holiday, write a diary entry from the beach or maybe write a story set at the seaside.

I would like you to learn these spelling and ask someone at home to test you when you have learnt them all.






ice cream 






To help you remember the spellings, you can draw a picture to go alongside the word, or write them as rainbow words using different colours.

I look forward to seeing your seaside work really soon.


Love Mrs Barnes x

Well done to Jessie Bennett who has already completed lots of work about the seaside.

Sorry Rose, I missed your litter poster off the photos! Here it is now.

Well done to everyone that entered Mrs Barnes' poster competition, you have all done an amazing job. Congratulations to Thomas.yes Keep up the hard work Year 2. Love Mrs Thurman xx


Thank you to all the children who designed a poster to stop people littering and encourage us to look after our local environment. You will all be receiving a little something for your effort.

I'm pleased to announce that the winner of the competition is Thomas Walton-Fleming- well done Thomas! Your poster was colourful and included lots of interesting facts - great job!

Look at the fantastic litter posters!

02.06.20 Charleigh been doing lots of crafts, cooking , plenty of walks and learnt new skills making things out of clay.

02.06.20 Rose’s work for the day. She’s currently busy in the greenhouse checking on her plants.

02.06.20 Isaac's poster for the competition that Mrs Barnes set for year 2.

01.06.20 Rose has been on the BBC Bitesize website and practicing her times tables. I would love to hear all about octopuses as I know they are you favourite creature.

01.06.20 Tommy I'm so impressed with all the work you have done over the half term and you have been out and about cleaning up the environment and picking up all the litter. Well done!

01.06.20 Lavenia, what an amazing poster. You have produced some lovely work and you handwriting is beautiful.

01.06.20 Well done Callum, Love how caring you are and how you are looking after the little robin. Your baking looks delicious, keep up the hard work.

01.06.20 Wow Lottie! you have been extremely busy over the holidays. Not only completing lots of school work but also doing some decorating and baking.

Hello Year 2!

Welcome back!  I hope you have all had a lovely week off and enjoyed the wonderful weather, I know I have. 

This term I would like you to complete some work for our topic about the seaside. I have sent a power point to your parents but if you can't look at this, please don't worry you can do some research on the internet. I would like you to find out which is our nearest seaside. Write down some questions that you could research such as, how far away is the nearest beach? How is a seaside town different to our local town? You can create a mind map or fact file with pictures.

You can also continue to log on to the BBC Bitesize daily lessons, as well as Purple Mash, Topmarks maths and TT Rockstars, so there is no time to be bored!

If you have watched this week's video message, you will know that the girls beat the boys in the TT Rock Stars battle- Go Girls! Rose was the top scorer, followed by Lavenia and Isaac. Well done to all children who took part. 


Have a good week and I look forward to seeing the work you complete.

Bye for now,

Mrs Barnes smiley


21.05.20 Thomas is doing a yoga routine, think I may need to join you Thomas. Mrs Thurman x

20.05.20 Lavenia has been working hard to complete work on Bitesize.

20.05.20 WOW! Lottie you have done a lot of different activities this week. Could please come and make me (Mrs Thurman) some lunch as yours looks delicious? Love to see you smile in these photos.

20.05 .20 some more work from Issac.

20.05.20 Issac has been extremely busy, well done Issac.



Thank you for continuing to send in photographs of your children working hard at home. It's wonderful to see their beautiful faces and we enjoy reading about how the children have been keeping busy. 

After speaking to Callum last week, I have decided to set an extra home learning activity this week. Callum and his brother Olly have been litter picking on their family walks as they were not happy about the amount of rubbish in the local area. I am asking all children to please make an informative poster or leaflet which outlines the problem with dropping litter and suggests ways in which we can solve the problem. If possible, please take a photo and send it to me via email and I will choose my favourites next week. 

I have also set up a boys v girls battle on TT Rockstars so make sure you log on and have a go at winning the times table battle. 

I have uploaded this weeks video message onto the website for you to view. Mrs Thurman and I will be phoning you all this week to hear your news.


Take care and stay safe,

Mrs Barnes.

18.05.20 Rose has produced some more fantastic work.

13.05.20 Ruby has found some amazing information about deadly animals. Can't wait to hear all about them.

13.05.20 Rose has been working on purple mash and been on a mini beast hunt.

13.05.20 Some amazing work from Lavenia

12.05.20 Congratulations on receiving 2nd prize in Mrs Johnson's competition, for your wonderful VE day window display. Love the craft vegetables.

12.05.20 Amazing work Tommy

Lovely display Lottie.

12.05.20 Well done Jessie on working hard. Hope you enjoyed your picnic.

12.05.20 Excellent work Rose.

12.05.20 Some amazing photos and wonderful work. Well done Callum.

Thomas has enjoyed doing his work pack.