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Falcons 2021-2022

Welcome to Falcons (Year 2).  Falcons is taught by Miss Baker and Mrs James.  Mrs James teaches the class most Wednesdays. The class has two teaching assistants: Mrs Nagel (all day) and Mrs Woodruff (mornings).   



We are just beginning the Power Maths Unit 2: Addition and Subtraction. 


Play some of these games to improve your Maths skills.  Even if you know facts for ten, keep practising them so you become really quick.

Play some of these games to improve your English skills. 

General Information

  • PE - Tuesday and Thursday - please come to school in PE kit.
  • Water bottle – please send to school daily and make sure it is filled with water.  If it has been forgotten, we have cups that the children can use. 

  • Snacks – these should be something healthy and the children also have access to fruit. 

  • Play and Lunchtime – we will aim to go onto the field as much as possible so please do send wellies or spare trainers/shoes for children to change into when it is wet.  We will also go out when it is raining so a coat is essential.  I apologise now for sending your child home muddy. 

  • Apron – we do not have any aprons in Falcons so if you wish your child could keep an old shirt or apron in their bag.  

Please support your child's learning at home:

Reading - 10 minutes every day

Little and often is best so 10 minutes or a few pages every day is best.  If they are struggling one day, then do read the book together or read a page to them and talk about it.  Hopefully it should be enjoyable for you both, please get in touch if it is tricky.  


Spellings - 5 -10 minutes 4 times a week

New spellings will be given out each Monday in a folder with four spelling tables to complete before they are returned on Friday.  In addition, your child's spellings will be posted on Spelling Shed.  Please try to spend some time learning spellings every night for 5 – 10 minutes.  Do what suits you and your child – play Spelling Shed or complete the table or play a spelling game. 

Swinging Spelling Bee - A soft toy bee can be attached to a string. Children have to spell a series of words, saying each letter on each swing of the bee.  

Spelling Memory Game - Write down a few words from one or more of the spelling lists. Give the children 1 minute to try to remember them. Then cover them up and tell the children they have 1minutes to remember as many as possible and write them down or spell them aloud.

Stair Step Spelling - Give the children a word to spell. They have to write it in steps adding one letter each time.

e.g.     a

          a g

          a  g  e

Spelling Race - Write a word down which the children then have to write down as quickly as possible 5 times.  Increase the number of times they have to write the word.  Or, adjust it to how many times can they write that word neatly and clearly in 30 seconds/1 minute?


Maths - 5 - 10 minutes every day

Play Numbots - the username and password is in your child's Home Link Book.

Other activities you could do:  

  • Count forwards and backwards - starting from any number eg Count from 14 to 30

  • Make numbers using playing cards, eg. 36 – 3 tens and 6 

  • Make numbers using 10ps and 1ps 

  • Draw numbers using lines for tens and circles for ones 

  • Count a pile of objects – in ones or by putting into groups of ten 

  • Count how many steps from one place to the next 

  • Choose any start number and count forwards or backwards from it 

  • Spot numbers on car number plates – what's one more/less? 

  • Writing numbers in chalk, paint 

Web games:   For this, say a number and ask your child to make it using the dienes (tens and ones) 

Learning this year 2021-2022

Maths (This is until half term) 

  • Recognising numbers to 100 – reading, writing and counting 

  • Writing numbers correctly – correct formation, no reversals and making sure digits are the correct way round (eg, 15 for fifteen not 51) 

  • Understanding the place value of numbers to 100 – how many tens and ones; counting in tens and ones, grouping in tens to count larger numbers eg 10, 20, 30 then 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 

  • Comparing numbers to 100 using > < = 

  • Ordering numbers to 100 

  • Finding numbers on a hundred square quickly and recognising patterns 

  • 1 more, 1 less and 10 more, 10 less up to 100 

  • Addition and subtraction up to 100 

We will be using number lines, arrow cards, bead strings, dienes, place value counters, ten frames and part whole models to support this. 

Writing Focus (This is until half term)

  • Spaces between words 

  • Correct letter formation and sizing 

  • Saying a sentence aloud, then writing it 

  • Using capital letters to begin sentences and for proper nouns 

  • Using full stops 

  • Using coordinating conjunctions – and, or, but (extension – for, yet, so, nor) 

Writing Extension 

  • Open sentences in different ways 

  • Writing a series of sentences on one topic that follow on from each other adding detail or more information 

  • Using noun phrases to describe, eg. an old castle, six giant, ugly dragons 

  • Using subordinating conjunctions to add extra information – when, if, because 

Topics this year (the order may change slightly)


Welcome to Year 2! We are taught by Mrs Hillier and have the fantastic support of Miss Sims, Mrs Nagel and Mrs Lane.

In our Topics this year, we will learn about how toys have changed through the ages. I wonder what our adults' favourite toy was when they were at school?

We are very competitive on Spelling Shed and love to see if we are beating any of the other classes' scores each week. We are also fantastic readers! We practise our phonics and reading with Read, Write Inc or Guided Reading every day which means our skills are building rapidly!

Happy Friday! We have made it through another block of home learning! You should all be proud of how hard you've worked - adults and children!

You should receive an email letter with information about our return on Monday. Anything you brought home (packs, RWI books, maths books etc) are to be brought back so we can continue to use them in school. We have PE on Mondays and Tuesdays so please send your child into school in full PE kit on those days.

I have uploaded a variety of more 'fun' things to complete today but you may have some maths or literacy left to finish off too. I look forward to seeing you back on Monday!

The top 5 spellers this week are:

Emilia - 24 games

Sheldon - 17 games

Danny - 13 games

Eve and Amelia-Lily - 10 games

World Book Day pictures

Good morning and Happy World Book Day! I have posted the normal maths and literacy as well as some fun activities. I would love to see as many of you reading in an 'odd' place. Maybe upside down on the sofa, maybe up a tree in the garden, maybe inside a den of sheets! I will post all the pictures I receive tomorrow!

A reminder that there is no Zoom today or tomorrow for all classes!

Maths - page 12 today. If you want to leave this for tomorrow and complete some of the World Book Day activities then that is absolutely fine!

Maths video

Good morning Falcons. It is our last day of Zoom before we all come back together on Monday! I will continue to post work the next few days, so have your best go at as much as you can. I look forward to seeing who is in the top 5 of Spelling Shed on Friday!

Maths - page 9 in your orange books today. There is no sheet alternative today but you can always complete the questions on the lesson presentation.

Maths video

Great Fire of London crossword activity

Good morning Falcons! Today's maths work is on page 6 in your new orange maths books (Practice book 2B). If you have not yet picked this up, they are available during school hours from outside the office. You can use the worksheet option below if you do not yet  have this book. Lots of you have made a fantastic start on Spelling Shed already - keep it up!

Maths video

Great Fire of London - 60 second Read task cards. Don't worry too much about the timing aspect of it, just have a go at reading and answering the questions.

Good morning Falcons! This is our last week of home learning before we are all back together again! Keep up all your fantastic work this week! I have set new spellings on Spelling Shed so let's see if we can get some different names in the mix of the top 5 at the end of the week. Maths today is just on the sheet below as it is a recap of some learning from last year.

Maths - recap so no need for your orange books today. Complete the worksheet after our Zoom this morning

Maths video

Great Fire of London - look at the information about Samuel Pepys (he wrote a famous diary about the Great Fire of London) and complete the activity.

Good morning and Happy Friday Falcons! I hope you have managed to have a go at lots of the learning this week. I have posted another colour by number addition for today's maths as a break before we start in our new orange books next week. I know the children in school really enjoy completing them!

Our Spelling Shed leader board is super tight this week with a draw for top spot and a draw for 4th and 5th place too!!

Josh and Sheldon - 16 games

Eve - 12 games

Evie and Danny - 10 games


#DrawWithRob 74 Jack Russell

Good morning Falcons! Tomorrow is Friday which means only one more week of home learning before we can all come back together again. I can't wait to see all of your lovely faces brightening up the classroom again!! Keep going with Spelling Shed as the leader board is changing all the time. Remember...I judge by how many games you have played so get practising!!

As you know, there is no Zoom this morning so just work through the presentation OR the video and complete the questions on the sheet. I will be back on Zoom this afternoon to finish our story laugh

Maths video

Great Fire of London - senses activity

Good morning Falcons! It was great to see more of your amazing work yesterday! We are taking a step back in maths to recap sharing into equal groups so your maths work will be on the following sheet.

Maths video

Great Fire of London - choose one of the following activities linking with our topic. One is a reading comprehension for you to read and answer questions. These are starred by difficulty, one star being the easiest. The other option is a wordsearch with words relating to the Great Fire of London!

Good morning! I hope you all had a good try at the work from yesterday. It is always lovely to see your work in the afternoon Zoom or through Class Dojo. Here is today's work, have your best go at as much as you can!

Maths - today's maths is on page 158. For this lesson, there is no worksheet or video alternative. Although this is the last lesson on your orange book, we will use the next 3 days to consolidate using sheets and activities before we move onto your next book next week.

PE With Joe 2021 | Monday 22nd Feb

Good morning Falcons! I hope you all had a lovely week for half term, although it was a little wet!! We are starting our new Topic today by looking at the Great Fire of London. We are also starting a new piece of writing that follows the same structure as the last two pieces. However, this one is a factual piece of writing about tigers!!

Maths - page 155 in your orange books

Maths video

PDF version of Lesson presentation

Happy Friday Falcons! We have made it to half term which means we are half way through year 2!! I don't think any of us thought we'd be learning from home at this point but you have all done a great job! I hope you all have a lovely week off and I look forward to seeing you again for term 4!

Spelling Shed top 5 for this week are:

Sheldon - 19 games

Amelia-Lily - 14 games

Danny - 13 games

Eve - 12 games

Layla - 10 games

Maths - colour by number but this time it is counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Just like you have been practising in your maths this week!

#DrawWithRob73 Ox

Happy Thursday! I hope you have all had a good week so far? I am enjoying seeing more of your work on Class Dojo as well as on Zoom. I can see lots of you have been on Spelling Shed the last few days which is fantastic!!

Your Maths today is in your orange books on page 152. Your Literacy is carrying on with your writing on your next section.

Maths video

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

PE With Joe 2021

Art/Maths - colour by number mosaic

Good morning Falcons and welcome to Wednesday! I see some more of you have been practising your spellings which is fantastic! I hope you enjoyed the colour by number mosaics yesterday, we certainly enjoyed them here at school. I have uploaded some more as one of your choices for this afternoon. We are back in our orange books today on page 149 looking at the 2 times table (linked to our doubling yesterday). Literacy today is starting to write your set of instructions.

Maths video

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

PE With Joe

Art/Maths - use your addition knowledge to colour in one or more of these animal mosaics

Happy Tuesday Falcons! What a cold day we had yesterday!! I hope you are all staying nice and snug and warm. When I checked yesterday, only 4 of you had practised your new spellings so make sure to have a go today!! Your maths today is only on the sheet, please do not complete any work in your book as we will pick them up again tomorrow. Literacy is boxing up your instructions in preparation for writing them!

Maths video

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Art/Maths - use your addition knowledge to colour in one or more of these animal mosaics

Good morning Falcons! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to stay warm! You have some new spellings on Spelling Shed for his week. See if you can make it onto the leader board this week by playing lots of games!

Today's maths is on page 146 in your orange books. Today's literacy is all about summarising and being able to spot the important parts of the text.

Maths video

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Art - you are all superheroes for carrying on with your home learning so I thought it was fitting that you coloured in some superheroes.

Happy Friday! We now only have one more week until half term which marks halfway through year 2! I have loved seeing some of your work on ClassDojo the last few days as well as on your Zoom cameras. Your maths today should cover things that we have already seen this week and it is a chance to practise further.

Spelling Shed scores had a last minute change last night where some of you got in some extra games. Remember this list is done by how many games you have played, not your score:

1. Sheldon - 15 games

2. Amelia-Lily - 14 games

3. Eve - 12 games

4. Evie - 9 games

5. Danny - 7 games

Well done!!

Literacy - try to complete one of the activities page 3 , 4 or 5

#DrawWithRob 72 Hippo

Good morning everybody! I hope your week is going well so far. There's only 2 more days to the weekend laugh Today's maths is page 143 and is all about using the x symbol meaning 'lots of'. Your Literacy work today is learning about imperative or 'bossy' verbs to help with our instruction writing! 

Maths video

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Welcome to Wednesday Falcons! I have been super impressed with the work that I have seen over Zoom so far this week. The children in school have been working hard on our instructions literacy work. We enjoyed learning how to make a magical hat!! I look forward to seeing more of your work today smiley

Maths - page 140 in your orange books.

Maths video

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Good morning and Happy Tuesday! Apologies for forgetting to fix your new spellings yesterday but they are up and running now! (I did sneak them up yesterday afternoon so you might have already found them!)

We will be working in your orange maths books today on page 134 up to the Reflect section. As always, there is a worksheet option as well as the lesson slides and a 'How To' video to help out.

Today's Literacy lesson involves using our instructions 'story' map to retell the instructions.

Maths video

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Geography - the task is set at the end of the presentation.

Art - just like yesterday's art, it pairs well with the geography lesson from today!

Good morning! How lucky to have even more snow yesterday although it didn't stick around as long this time. I look forward to seeing you all on Zoom this morning for some more maths. You will be working from the worksheet below after our session. We will be back to our orange maths books tomorrow!

Maths video

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Phonics video 3

Art - this pairs well with the geography lesson

Good morning and Happy Friday Falcons!! It was so lovely to see you all again yesterday. Remember, today's Zoom session is a drop in for if you have any questions or queries between 9:30 and 10:30. I hope to see you in this afternoon's assembly!

This week's Spelling Shed top 5 is very exciting as we have a 4 way tie for 5th place!!

1. Amelia-Lily - 20 games

2. Bailey - 14 games

3. Danny - 11 games

4. Eve - 10 games

5. Emilia, Darcie, Ruby and Alex - 6 games

Literacy - choose one task to complete in the following document

#DrawWithRob *SPECIAL EDITION* Race Suit

Thursday 28th January

Good morning! I am looking forward to seeing you all on Zoom this morning! I hope you have been managing to complete the work OK so far this week. I see lots of you have been practising on Spelling Shed but there is still one more day to try and get into the top 5! Remember, I look at the amount of games played, not your total score!

Maths video

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Phonics video 3

PE With Joe

Tuesday and Wednesday's work:

As I am away from my laptop for a couple of days, I have posted both days work so that you have access to set work for these 2 days. Keep going with Spelling Shed too as we might have a different top 5 on Friday!! I have tried to make it as clear as possible which day's work is which but if you have any queries, the office will be able to contact me, or just do what you can.

I look forward to seeing your faces again on Thursday!

You won't need your orange books for maths as we are starting a new topic and re-visiting last year's lessons. The work is set as a worksheet but if you do not have access to a printer, just jot the answers down in your yellow workbook.

Tuesday's work

PE for Tuesday

Wednesday's work

Literacy for Wednesday

Weather Types video for lesson presentation

Mindfulness activities for Wednesday

Monday 25th January

Good morning Falcons. I hope you all managed to have lots of fun in the snow yesterday? Buddy (my pooch) hadn't seen snow before so he had fun trying to catch snowballs!!

I look forward to seeing you on Zoom this morning for some maths work. It is our last lesson on money! The work will be on page 129 in your orange books.

Hopefully you will have received an email informing you that there will be no Zoom tomorrow or Wednesday but there will still be all of the normal work on the website. Then we will be back to normal again for Thursday!

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Phonics video 3

Friday 22nd January

Happy Friday Falcons!! We have completed another week of home learning and you all have done fantastically well! I have given you 3 options for your maths sheet today, depending on what you think you need to revisit from this week. Of course, if you were super keen you could do all 3! Each file has starred options, 1 star being the easiest and 3 stars being the hardest so select the level that is best for you.

Do as much as you can to the best of your ability, don't worry if you don't complete things! Have a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday morning.

The top 5 spellers on Spelling Shed this week are (we have joint second place!):

1. Amelia-Lily - 18 games 

2. Sheldon - 15 games

2. Eve - 15 games

4. Emilia - 12 games

5. Layla - 9 games

Literacy - choose a task from the slides that you would like to complete. Some are trickier than others!

#DrawWithRob 70 Steam Train

Thursday 21st January

Good morning! I hope you have all had a good week so far? It has been so great to see all of you over Zoom this week, I love seeing all of your cheerful faces laugh I have uploaded the same science work as yesterday as I expect some of you may need some more time to finish both tasks that were set. If you have completed all of the science work, perhaps you could do a second fact file for a different animal. The other afternoon choice is an art task similar to yesterday, but it relies on different patterns rather than different colours. All is revealed in the guidance I have uploaded alongside the sheets.

Also, I notice on Spelling Shed that we currently have a tie for first place and all of the top spots are super close together! There is still time for some last minute practising!! Remember I look at how many games are played, not the score!!

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Phonics video 3

Wednesday 20th January

Good morning Falcons! We are half way through the week already - how did that happen?! I see even more of you have been onto Spelling Shed but it is too early to call who will be the top 5 on Friday!! I have decided to give you a break from Joe Wicks' vigorous workouts for a bit and give you some nice relaxing art to do as one of your afternoon options.

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Phonics video 3

Tuesday 19th January

Good morning and Happy Tuesday! I can see some of you have already logged onto Spelling Shed and have been practising hard - well done! I have given you a choice of tasks for this afternoon. Another Joe Wicks is on the cards or there is a science investigation you can do at home.

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Phonics video 3

PE With Joe

Monday 18th January

Good morning and welcome to this week of home learning! I have put new spellings on Spelling Shed so get ready for another set to practise.

There is a choice of activity for this afternoon as usual or if you are feeling really keen, you could always do both!

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2


Phonics video 3

P.E with Joe

Friday 15th January

Good morning Falcons. We have made it through yet another week and now there are only 4 more weeks until half term! That means we are nearly half way through year 2! I have put up some different maths sheets for today which go over things that we have learnt together this week. Have a go at as many or as few as you like. I have also put a picture task up for our literacy today and there are different tasks you can choose from.

Remember, today's morning Zoom session is a drop in for if you have any questions about anything. I look forward to seeing you in the assembly this afternoon!! 

The top 5 spellers on Spelling Shed this week are:

Amelia-Lily - 53 games!!

Sheldon - 24 games

Hannah - 17

Danny - 17

Jacob C - 14

Draw With Rob

Thursday 14th January

Good morning Falcons!! I hope you are all having a great week so far and have managed to keep nice and busy. I can see some of you have been practising your spellings on Spelling Shed as well as all of the other work I have been setting - good job!! The science task that I posted yesterday had two different tasks. This afternoon, complete whichever you didn't complete yesterday. You also have the option to complete a PE with Joe Wicks workout. Try to get any people at home involved with you as it is half an hour of exercise that is sure to wake you up!

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Phonics video 3

PE With Joe 2021

Wednesday 13th January

Good morning!! I hope you have been managing to complete some relaxing/fun tasks as well as the work that I have been posting. It is so lovely to see and talk to so many of you over Zoom! I can see some of you have been practising your spellings on spelling shed which is fab!

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Phonics video 3

Science - look at the lesson presentation and then complete one of the tasks. You can complete the other task tomorrow afternoon.

Tuesday 12th January


Good morning Falcons! It was so lovely to see so many of you for our Zoom sessions yesterday! I have uploaded some more tasks for you today. Hopefully I'll get to see more of your amazing work in one of our sessions. I wonder how many of you have practised your spelling shed spellings yet?

Maths - counting pounds (notes and coins)

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Phonics video 3

Monday 11th January


Good morning all! I hope you had a fantastic weekend, whatever you got up to. I hope to see you for our Zoom maths lessons this morning. There are spellings on Spelling Shed for this week so try to have ago at those too! There are 2 options for your work this afternoon - either the science or designing your own pixelated video game character. Or if you fancy a challenge, do both!

Maths - counting money (pence). Complete the pages in your Power Maths book page 105 OR complete the worksheet option below.

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Phonics video 3

Create your own video game character - paper version

Friday 8th January

Good morning and Happy Friday to you all! I hope you managed to complete some of yesterday's tasks, I know it was the first day so we are all finding our feet again.

I look forward to seeing your faces on Zoom today! The plan is to say hello and try to fix any technical issues we might come across. I would also love for you to show me any work you might have completed so far!

I have posted below some more maths, phonics (available after 9:30) and literacy work for today. There is also a Draw With Rob link to keep with our Friday afternoon traditions laugh

Maths - recognising notes. Use the second part of the video or slides from yesterday.

Literacy - answer the questions in your yellow workbook.

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Phonics video 3

#DrawWithRob 68 Odd Dog Out

Thursday 6th January.


Good morning Falcons! Well we find ourselves in this strange situation of home learning again! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and are refreshed, ready for some new challenges.

I look forward to seeing you in our Zoom session tomorrow! This will give me a chance to explain how our learning will work from next week. For today, I have posted your work below. Try to complete as much as you can as you can show me in our Zoom sessions what you have completed. Aim to complete the maths, literacy, at least one of the phonics videos (available after 9:30) and one of the afternoon tasks.


Maths - watch the video or look at the slides before completing the worksheet. We are looking at coins!

Literacy - look at the picture and answer the questions with full sentences in your yellow workbooks that I have put in your packs.

Phonics video 1

Phonics video 2

Phonics video 3

Afternoon task 1. Geography - weather and climate. Look through the PowerPoint about weather and then start to complete your weather diary. This will take you a few days if you complete one entry per day.

Afternoon task 2. Art and Design - Build the tallest tower using only paper. You may use glue or sticky tape to secure the paper together. Take a picture of your tower with you next to it so we can see how tall it is.

Wednesday 2nd December

It's your last day of home learning today! Thank you for sending in pictures of your work, it has been great to see what you've been up to. Here is today's learning, your last before we see each other again tomorrow. I hope you're looking forward to being back and seeing everyone again, I know I am!

Some work from you

Literacy - carrying on where you left off yesterday

Phonics - have a go at reading these nonsense words. Remember to look for special friends and to point to each sound as you say them.

Maths - checking calculations

Buddy is enjoying looking at all of your work from today!

Tuesday 1st December

I heard from Miss Sims and Mrs Lane that they very much enjoyed speaking to some of your adults yesterday! Here is today's work including another PE session with Joe Wicks!! I have included a gallery of some work that I received yesterday. Please do keep sending me pictures of what you've been up to as I miss seeing all of your lovely faces! I see some of you have already been on Spelling Shed and are getting some great scores. Fabulous work!

Yesterday's work

Literacy - you may notice day 7 is missing but that's fine, we are skipping to day 8!

Phonics - have a go at reading these real words. Don't forget to find any special friends first, then point to each sound as you sound out the word.

Maths - finding fact families


Does my nose look big?

Monday 30th November

Good morning Falcons! I am so looking forward to welcoming you back on Thursday!

Your new spellings are up and ready to go and here is the rest of today's work. I'll be calling around again over the next few days to say hi and to see if there is anything I can help with. I look forward to seeing more of your amazing work!

Maths - adding 3 1-digit numbers. For example 3 + 5 + 7

Literacy - today you are thinking about the shoes at the beginning of the poem and how they might have changed by the end of the poem.

Phonics - have a go at decoding these nonsense words. Remember to look for special friends and point to each sound as you sound each word out.

Buddy eyeing up the first mince pie of the year!

Friday 27th November

Well done Falcons, you have completed a whole week of home learning!! I have had so many pictures of your work today - it has been fantastic!! I have uploaded today's tasks below including a Draw With Rob. Today would normally be spelling test day so see if you can get an adult or older sibling to read you your spellings. I'd love to see your scores!

I have checked our Spelling Shed leaderboard and have listed the top 5 spellers of this week with how many games they played. Well done to all of you who have practised even one game!

1. Sheldon - 55 games (wow!)

2. Amelia-Lily - 29 games

3. Jacob C - 24 games

4. Ruby - 20 games

5. Eve - 16 games

Maths - number bonds to 100

Literacy - you are writing your own poem today, listing things that you might have done on a walk. Make sure to write it as if it has already happened so all of your movement words from yesterday will now end in -ed. So for example: marched, stamped, tiptoed.

Phonics - today you have a choice of games to play to practise your phonics skills.

Draw with Rob - Dill the Dog

Buddy is exhausted after all this weeks' learning!

Thursday 26th November

I hope you are having a great week so far. I can see lots of you have been very busy on Spelling Shed - I will post the top 5 spellers tomorrow (based on how many games you have played) to celebrate your hard work. I've also been hearing about some fun things that some of you have been up to. Some of you have been baking up some tasty treats which made me very jealous and hungry! I have included another gallery of your work below as well as the tasks for today.

Phonics - have a go at reading these real words. Remember to look for special friends and point to each sound as you sound the words out.

Maths - back to number bonds to 10 and 20 to prepare us for number bonds to 100!

Literacy - thinking about verbs which are movement words

History/DT - can you make an old-fashioned ball in a cup game?

Buddy madè up his own ball challenge today. He called it Throwy Chasey!

Wednesday 25th November

I really enjoyed chatting to some of your adults today. They were all super impressed with how you were getting on with your work. I will be calling around the rest of you tomorrow to check in and see if I can help with anything.

Thank you if you sent me pictures of your work today, they really make me smile! I have put together another gallery so you can see what each other has been up to! Today's work is all linked down below. Also, Miss Sims would normally teach you PE in the afternoon so she has put together a ball challenge for you!

Work so far...

Literacy - today's task is to draw a picture map of the things the shoes from the poem might have been up to in their life.

Phonics - try to decode and read these nonsense words. Remember to look for special friends and to point to each sound as you sound out the word.

PE - Miss Sims' ball challenge

Buddy had a go at Miss Sims' ball challenge. He couldn't quite get the hang of it but he had fun anyway!

Tuesday 24th November

It was so lovely to see pictures from some of you so I could celebrate your hard work with you! I have put a small gallery together from the pictures I received.

Today's Literacy task needs you to use ADJECTIVES (describing words) to describe different shoes that you might have kicking around.

For maths, there is a video clip to watch before your activity sheet. If this doesn't work, there is a pdf version of some slides.

Over the next few days, I will give you a call to check in and see how you are all doing and to answer any questions you or your adults may have.


Phonics - try decoding these real words. Remember to look for any special friends first and point to each sound as you are sounding out.


Normally we would have PE on a Tuesday afternoon, so I found this video to have a go at in your own home!

Buddy was very happy to see lots of your work yesterday

Monday 23rd November

This is your first week of home learning. I have uploaded a document below which sets your writing tasks for the whole 2 weeks!! Today's task is to read the poem and start to put some rhythm and actions to it!

I have also set you some new spellings on spelling shed. Don't forget, I can see how many games you've played so I'll be keeping an eye out for some spelling superstars!!

There is also some maths work for today to have a go at followed by a fun History activity.

Although you don't have a new reading book from school, try to spend half an hour reading a book from home, or being read to by an adult or older sibling!

Literacy work for the next 2 weeks

Phonics -try to sound out and read these words. Make sure to look for any special friends and point to each sound as you say them. Today they are all nonsense words!!

Maths - watch the video link then have a go at the question sheet

Buddy got a little wet on his walk over the weekend so he put on his snuggly towel to dry off.

Friday 20th November 

Well, what a funny old morning you have had!! I trust you all got home safely and are now up for a little bit of work?! Have a go at as much as you can and treat yourself to a Draw With Rob at some point today, it is Friday after all!

I will check in each morning with some new activities for you to have a go at. Make sure to send in pictures of your work to the office so I can see what you've been up to!

Buddy will be helping me set your tasks each morning! Although he seems a bit sleepy at the moment!!

See if you can remember enough from your plans to write a newspaper report about discovering the strange egg! Don't forget to include witnesses!

Maths - have a go at this addition sheet.

We would have had our spelling test this afternoon so ask an adult or older sibling to read you your list. It is one of the two below. For most of you it is the second list.

#DrawWithRob 56 Robin

✏️ARE YOU READY TO DRAW? Here's another #DrawWithRob film for you to watch with your little/big ones. Today we are drawing a robin . All you need is a piece ...

This week, we have designed our own dragon eggs using tissue paper collage.

Thank you

Hey all you lovely people - thanks for my cards and my gifts.  It is very kind of you and I will think of you all when I use them / eat them / drink them!  I have a book that I will treasure and will take pride of place in my new office - it is full of all your lovely messages and pictures.  Have a fab Summer.  Take care Mrs Ramsay x

Friday 17th July - Last day of school!


Hey you lovely lot!  WE HAVE DONE IT!  We have completed Year 2 in quite a strange old time!  We have had ups and downs.  We have made mistakes and had successes. We have bounced, run, walked, cycled, danced, worked, drawn, skated, wheeled, read, written, sat, relaxed, gardened, slept and chilled!    Feel proud of being you and all the things you have learnt along the way.


Today is my last day at Kilmersdon.  I have loved being your teacher - we've had  fun and learnt a lot.  Keep being kind, keep being brave and stay special!  


Have an awesome Summer! smiley

(Don't forget assembly at 11)

Monday 12th July


Good morning Falcons! 


It's your final week as year 2s! What a fantastic year it has been, we have had many super memories. We unfortunately have to say goodbye to our lovely Mrs Ramsay but she will definitely be visiting us all when we are in year 3 :) This week's learning plan topic is 'transition' which has got many fun activities to review your time spent in year 2. 

Mrs Ramsay and Mrs Wood look forward to seeing some of you for the transition meeting this week. 

Have a lovely few days, Miss Callaghan



Billie has been growing butterflies!

Holly's fantastic birth of Venus painting!

Monday 6th July


Good morning fabulous Falcons!!


How are you all? Have you all had fun weekends? It's been rather windy this weekend, my wild flowers have not enjoyed being blown around! It was so lovely seeing all of your lovely faces during our zoom chat on Friday, myself and Mrs Ramsay are looking forward to seeing you all again on Friday for another chat! Your learning plan topic this week is 'space', this is a very exciting and interesting topic! There are lots of different activities for you to have a go at as well as your power maths :) 

Have a lovely few days!


Miss Callaghan

Friday 3rd July

Morning!  It was SO lovely to see lots of you yesterday in our class meet up!  We will do it again next Friday at 10a.m.


Your task today is to reflect on your time in Year 2.  What have you learnt whilst being in Falcons?  What challenges have you overcome?  What did you really love doing?  Get these ready for our next meet up.  


Have a brrrrrilliant weekend!

Mrs Ramsay

Reggie on the farm!

Wednesday 1st July - Science activity

Holly's fantastic felt project

Monday 29th June


Good morning Falcons! 


What a stormy weekend we have had! What have you all been up to? I have managed to get out in the garden and walk all of my dogs between the rain showers! This week's learning plan topic is music, there are many fun activities to complete. You could also have a go at making some musical instruments out of objects at home or by reusing recycled materials. I'm looking forward seeing lots of photos of what you have all been up to. 

Have a lovely few days!

Miss Callaghan



Friday 26th June

Morning!  What a scorcher!  Hope you have been managing to safely enjoy the sunshine this week .  I know Mr Bamford talked about sun safety in his assembly - hat, t-shirt and sun cream.


2 tasks today:

1.  Glastonbury weekend - this weekend lots of people were due to go to Glastonbury...

Have some fun in your garden instead; face paint on, tunes up and dance away!

2.  Secret Task - Henry is getting ready to go to London for his operation.  Can you send in a short video to say good luck?


Have a great weekend.  Take care

Mrs Ramsay

Elsie has been busy in her garden!

Wednesday 24th June - Science activity

Monday 22nd June


Good morning Falcons! 


What a beautiful Monday morning! The sky is so blue today and it's warm already! Have you all had lovely weekends? The weather is going to get very warm this week so make sure you stay safe in the sun :) The theme for this week's learning plan is 'Around the world' so you will be doing lots of atlas work and looking at different countries. If you don't have an atlas, try using Google Earth on your computer, we have used it in class a few times. Have a super few days, keep sending in photos of what you have all been up to. 


Miss Callaghan

Friday 19th June

Morning! Today’s activity is to do a short video (20 seconds) and send it into school! In your video say some things you have been up to whilst school has not been fully open. We are going to compile a class video of all the mini videos. Please make  sure that you are happy to share what you send in on YouTube - no names is probably safest. I have a video that we are trying to upload to YouTube...! Take care and have a lovely day. πŸ˜€

fingers crossed this is the link!





Wednesday 17th June - Science activity 


Your science activity this week is to look at the powerpoint about the life cycle of plants and then draw the life cycle of a sunflower. If you would like an extra challenge then you can write some sentences about each stage of the life cycle of a sunflower. 



Monday 15th June 2020


Good morning Falcons! 

I hope you have had a fantastic weekend and have stayed dry in the rain! What did you do? I got very wet on quite a few dog walks! I hope you are all still having fun with your families at home :) 

This weeks learning is all about significant people in our history. The people you will be learning about are key figures in our past and are very interesting! 

I hope you enjoy this historical project! I can't wait to see what is sent in!


Miss Callaghan :) 

Friday 12th June


Morning everyone!  Your challenge this week is to write a letter / draw a picture to give to a class mate.  You could start your letter Dear Friend in Falcons


I will place a trug outside the front door of school.  Pop your letter in there.  If you can't get to school you could post it to school or send it in by email.


Next Friday, I will coordinate sending them out to your classmates.  


I'm quite excited about this!  Happy writing and drawing.  :)


Charlie's super rainforest work!

Monday 7th June


Good morning Falcons! 


How are you all? Have you all had fun weekends? It's been a but up and down with the weather this weekend but I was very pleased to have some rain on our farm! All the flowers and plants are blossoming now :) 


This week's learning topic is 'the rainforest' which as we have learnt and discussed in class it is a very important part of our world. There are many exciting and interesting activities for you to complete throughout the week but remember you don't need to do them all :) 

Keep sending in your photos as it's lovely for myself and Mrs Ramsay to see what you have all been up to! Have a super couple days!

Learning plan and Power Maths powerpoint

My beautiful wild flowers have come out after the rain and sunshine! What flowers do you have in your gardens?

Cygnet update!

How many cygnets can you see?  

Now there are only 6!  1 cygnet has gone to a Bird Sanctuary to have a little holiday.


Friday 5th June 2020


Good morning!  How are you?  I am in school today, supporting Key Worker children with Miss Sims.  


A challenge for you today is to write some notes or letters to people in your house.  It could be a note to say why you love them or it could be a note to make them laugh!  You can  hide it and they can find it as a surprise!


Have a good day and weekend.  :)







Wednesday 3rd June - Science activity

Congratulations to Henry who completed his 10 miles cycling challenge in May!

Holly has been super busy!

Monday 1st June


Good morning Falcons! 


I hope you have all had a fun and exciting half term! It's been very hot!! My dogs have been enjoying their paddling pool in the garden. I have been busy walking all of my dogs and feeding our bottle lambs! What have you all been up to? We are both looking forward to hearing from you all and seeing photos of what you have been up to! 

The theme for this weeks learning plan is 'Sport', there are lots of exciting activities to do throughout the week. 

Also I have uploaded the next 4 lessons of our power maths in the practice book C. There are 4 lessons so that one day you can choose one of the activities on the learning plan to complete.


Have a super week!

Friday 22nd May 2020

Good morrrrrrrrrrning Falcons!  Well, last day of this half-term, it certainly has been unusual.   It has been so lovely to see all your photos and emails of things you are learning and doing at home.  We are really missing you so it is nice to have a small peek into your lives.  :)


Your Friday task today is to reflect and think of 3 positive things that you have learnt or done this half term.   If you are able to send them in, I will put them on here and we can celebrate some great positives!


My 3 positives:

1.  I have sanded and waxed an old bureau (a new skill!)

2.  My legs are stronger because I am cycling each day with my children.

3.  I am working my way through my books to read.


Take care and have a lovely half term.


3 things to celebrate

Charlie’s positive things this term 😊

His new trampoline....he’s been practising his moves!

Exploring lots of new places! 

He’s also been working really hard trying to learn to tell the time..he’s getting there and very pleased with himself :)

Elsie has learnt to tell the time, do a forward and backward flip and learnt to do a push up!  Well done Elsie - I'm exhausted just thinking about it!
Lily has learnt some stunts on her skateboard and she has been on some really cool walks!
Billie-Kate has been growing plants, getting to sleep better and she has been on a 3 and a half mile bike ride!  Great work!

Wednesday 20th May


Good morning Falcons! How are you alll? Have you had a lovely start to the week? 


Our new science topic is plants so your first activity is a fun art task. Have a look in your garden or when you go on a walk and try and find as many different plants as you can. You are going to make a collage out of samples from different plants such as twigs, leaves, petals, stems. But make sure you ask an adult before you pick anything as it might be a special plant or flower :) I have added some photos of some examples to help you get started. Looking forward to seeing what you all make!



Monday 18th May


Good morning Falcons! 

What a lovely weekend we have just had, what did you all get up to? I went on lots on long dog walks and planted some more vegetables in my garden. 

This week's learning plan topic is 'Under the Sea' which is one of my favourite topics! The layout of the plan is slightly different so please don't feel you have to stick to each day. Feel free to pick and choose what activities your child would like to do. 

I have also added a Power Maths powerpoint for you to use each day if you wish but again, if you feel you do not need to then that's absolutely fine :) 


Keep sending in your photos, myself and Mrs Ramsay love seeing what you are all up to!


Have a super day :) 

Week 7 learning plan and Power Maths powerpoint

Friday 15th May

Morning everybody! It’s another beautiful day.πŸ˜€

What are you up to today?  I am in school with some of the Key Worker children.  



How many?

Your Friday challenge is to play ‘how many?‘

Get a bowl and put some objects on there. Challenge people in your house to guess how many things there are. Then count them to see how close their guess was. Remember it is not about guessing exactly the right number, it’s about making a good guess. Tell the guessers not be sad - we all make mistakes! πŸ˜€



How did you do on the How many challenge? There were 77 marbles in the big jar but look what happened....! 

I dropped the jar!

Lots of lovely photos of what you have been up to!

Wednesday 13th May


Good morning Falcons! I hope you have all had a great start to the week and you are doing lots of fun things! As it's a sunny day, your science activity this week is to explore different forms of exercise. How many different ways of exercising can you think of? Can you make up an exercise? Have a look at the table and see how may rows you can complete. Enjoy :) 

Monday 11th May


Good Morning Falcons!


I hope you had a brilliant weekend and enjoyed VE day! What did you do on VE day? Did anyone celebrate and have a socially distant street party?


Here is your weekly plan for this week! This week we are thinking about Food (which is all very yummy).


This week I have also put up some guidance to help you with your power maths books. This is what you would usually see in your text books before we started working and we would work through this together answering the questions to talk about methods to answers questions before doing them in our books.

The ‘Discover’ questions can be talked about together, thinking about how we can answer them and what information we used.

The ‘Share’ question usually tells us how the previous questions could be answered (providing clarification and consolidation to conversation that would have happened during the ‘Discover question’).

The ‘Think together’ question you can have a go at on your own and then discuss it with an adult after.

Please don’t feel like you have to complete the challenge question. Only try this if you feel ready to do it and understand all the other questions.


Please use this resource if it is helpful but if it is not then please don’t feel that you have to use it!


I hope you enjoy this weeks work and I will speak to you again on Wednesday! Keep sending in all your photos!


Miss Callaghan :) 

VE day work!

Friday 8th May

Morning everybody - Happy VE Day! Today is a Bank Holiday so no set tasks today apart from enjoying time with your family.  You may  be doing some special things to celebrate VE Day.  Send in photos of what you get up to. Erin wants to make some biscuits and decorate them - yum!   I will let you know how we get on. πŸ˜€ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ 
(Update: I thought I’d posted this earlier but I had not pressed ‘save’... whoops! Ah well, we all make mistakes!)




Swans and cygnets

Still image for this video
Ah! Super cute! On Monday Erin and I went to the moat (in Wells) and saw the 3 day old baby swans. They were sticking very close to their mum and dad. How many can you see?

Wednesday 6th May


Hello Falcon Class! What a beautiful, sunny morning to wake up to! I hope you have had a super week so far and have been having lots of fun. 

Instead of a science activity today, your Wednesday task is going to be about VE day. I have attached a little powerpoint for you to have a look at. I would like you to complete a piece of work (art, D&T, writing, a poster, a powerpoint) about VE day. You could design your own medal and then make it or you could make a powerpoint on your computer with lots of interesting facts. We will put all of your work on our class page for everyone to see :) HAVE FUN! 

Sienna's FANTASTIC weather report!

Still image for this video

Some very busy Falcons :)

Monday 4th May


Good morning Falcons! I hope you had a lovely weekend, even though it rained A LOT! My dogs loved running through the long grass and jumping in the puddles! I had lots of soggy dogs :) 

What have you all been up to? 

This week's topic for your learning plan is the environment which you all know a lot about already as we are very good at recycling, reusing and reducing what we use. Have a go at as many of the activities as you would like to do. Looking forward to hearing what your weather reports could be for Kilmersdon! 

Week 5 learning plan

Friday 1st May

Good morning Falcons! I am in school today and have taken some photos to show you later...


We have had quite a bit of rain recently!  This week's challenge is to make a rain gauge and measure the amount of rain we get over the coming week.  You will need an old plastic bottle and cut off the top. 



Have a great weekend! :)

Mrs Ramsay



Here is an example of what it could look like:

Busy Falcons!

Science activity


This week's science activity involves looking at how humans beings change throughout their lives. Have a look at the activity and see if you can order the pictures and label the different stages of their lives. 


Extra activity - Try and find photos of when you were younger and see if you can order them in chronological order. 

Monday 27th April


Good morning Falcons!


We hope you have had a lovely weekend playing and spending it with your families. I've had a busy weekend on my farm lambing and walking my dogs! We had 4 lambs born so they are called quadruplets! I have out some pictures up for you to see :) 


Below is also the learning plan for this week, the topic is animals! I can't wait to see some of your animal masks, keep sending in your photos as it's lovely to see what you are all up to. 



Week 4 learning plan

Lambs and dogs!

Friday 24th April

Hello everyone!  Another glorious, sunny day!  So what have you all been up to?  I have been in to school this week and it was lovely to see some familiar faces.  I have also helped my children with their learning at home.  


Friday Fun

Can you make a model out of some household waste (cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, egg boxes etc.)?  How about a model castle, aeroplane, car, house or garden?  Send in your photos and we can put them on the Class page.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all of you who have had a birthday recently.  I hope you made sure you sat on the Birthday Chair at home and listened to a story!


Reading Challenge

Mrs Nolan has started a new reading challenge to use whilst we are learning at home.  You need to read your way around the world to fill in your reading passport.  10 minutes reading = 500 reading miles.  You can either print out the 4 sheets or copy it on to some paper.  I'm going to be joining in too.





What a beautiful, sunny day! We hope you have been continuing to have lots of fun and exploring your gardens. 

Our science topic for this half term is 'animals including humans' so our first science activity involves looking at how an animal changes from when it is born to when it is an adult. 

There is a science worksheet below and some colouring animal life cycles to help you complete the activity. 

Why don't you see how many minibeasts you can find in your garden? Have fun!



We hope you have had a super Easter break and you have been up to lots of fun and exciting things! We can't wait to hear about all of your adventures! Myself and Mrs Ramsay have been busy with our families going for walks, having BBQs, feeding lambs and of course eating chocolate smiley


Below is the learning plan for week 3, there are lots of fun activities so have a go at completing some of them. We have also set a new list of words on spelling shed for you to complete. 


We hope you have a fantastic couple of days and remember to keep having lots of fun!


Miss Callaghan and Mrs Ramsay

Week 3 learning plan

Friday 3rd April 2020

Hey Falcons - it is Friday! 


Miss Callaghan and I have loved seeing all your photos of things you have been up to: walks, cooking, reading, making, creating and exercising.  You have been working hard on Maths, English, Science and Topic.  Learning happens in all sorts of ways and it is great to see you all adapting to the changes.


This week's certificate goes to ALL of you!  It is for being brilliant because you all are.




The Easter holidays start in a couple of hours and I hope you have some lovely things planned.  Stay safe and take care.  :)



Good morning Falcons!


What a lovely but windy weekend! I hope you all did some fun activities and enjoyed lots of playing in your gardens! I managed to spend lots of time out in my garden planting seeds such as lettuces, tomatoes, carrots and even some potatoes! One of my cheeky sheep dogs ate a potato when I turned my back smiley


I have added week 2 learning plan, there are lots of different activities such as watching a video on the Literacy Shed or doing a shape hunt around your house and garden! 

You will have new spelling set on the Spelling shed for this week as well as the year 1/2 words to practise as well.


But most importantly, make sure you all have time with your families and enjoy yourselves. 


Please keep sending in your photos as myself and Mrs Ramsay enjoy seeing what you are all up to! 


Miss Callaghan 

Friday 27th March 

Good morning everybody!  Thank you for all the updates you have been sending in - they've definitely been making me smile!


Last night, we clapped and cheered for the NHS at 8 p.m.  Lots of people all over the country did to say thank you for the great job they do helping us to keep safe and well.


Today's extra challenge (if you want):

Design an assault course for you or a teddy.  I will post a video up later.  Good luck!



Obstacle course!

Good morning Falcon Class! 


We hope you are enjoying the learning activities, Times Table Rock Stars, Spelling Shed but mostly importantly that you are enjoying the beautiful weather in your gardens! 


Keep sending in photos and messages of your work as we both love hearing from you (and my dogs). 


Below is a science activity for you to try over the next few days. We are still learning about 'everyday materials' so why don't you try and find as many different materials around your house and in the garden as well! 


Good Morning Falcons!


I hope you have had a brilliant weekend and had lots of fun out in the sun! I enjoyed some long dog walks with all 6 of my dogs and we had our first lambs born!  


I have posted your weekly work in a document called ‘Week 1 Learning Plan’. Here you can choose 1 literacy task, 1 maths task, 1 phonics task and 1 reading task per day.

As on the weekly timetable, I would like you to pick a topic activity on Monday and Tuesday for your afternoon learning and these can also be found on your ‘Week 1 Plan’ overview sheet.

On a Wednesday I will post a science task. On Thursday you can do a P.E. Task (have a look at the PE document on the class page). On a Friday I would like you to either do another topic task or I will post an art task. If you are feeling super-duper then you can have a go at both on a Friday!


You should have received an email from the school office with your TTRS and Numbots logins so that you can access the Numbots website to practice your maths. Also sent in the email was your child’s Spelling Shed logins which will allow you to practice some extra spellings.


If you would like to listen to some stories, Audible have made their website available for all and I have attached the link below to allow you to engage with some brilliant literature!


Enjoy your home learning and we (and my dogs) can’t wait to see what you create! Please keep sending pictures of your work to the office and we will reply to you soon!




Miss Callaghan and Mrs Ramsay J

My dogs can't wait to see photos of your work!

Look at our windmills we made in Design and Technology!


Downside Cricket Festival

We have started our tennis sessions this term!

Finding micro habitats in the forest school area!

Our Roman shields!

Parent powerpoint from our year 2 curriculum meeting.

Wheelchair basketball

Our topic this term is The Romans!

Reading comprehension for children at home


Can your child find evidence directly from the story to answer your questions?

The answer is right there in the text.

  • What did……… do?
  • Who did……… do it to
  • How many……… were/are there?
  • Who are………?
  • Can you tell me what this word/bit means?
  • What kind of ……… is that?


Can your child think and search for the answer?

The answers are found in different parts of the story and they might have to apply prior knowledge or personal experience to an answer.

  • How do you make/do……?
  • What happened when……… did………?
  • What happened to………?
  • What do you think might happen next OR what happened before?
  • How many times…
  • What examples can you find?
  • Where did this happen?
  • Where was…… when this was happening?


Can your child answer questions without referring to the story?

The answer is not in the story, it is your child’s opinion and thoughts.

  • Have you ever…
  • If you could…
  • If you were going to…
  • In your opinion…
  • Do you agree with………? Why?
  • Do you know anyone who………?
  • How do you feel about……?

We appreciate that some of the grammar terms that are being taught in schools now are unfamiliar to a good deal of us who were not taught these things during our own school days. This helpful resource should help with these definitions so that you can find it easier to support your child with any homework that they may bring home.

Grammar booklet for parents

Keep practising your Year 2 words