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W/C 7th September 2020

Welcome to the Autumn Term Year 2.



If you are at home quarantining or self-isolating, you will have home learning to complete during your time at home. 


You will need to complete your home learning and email it to your class teacher.


We look forward to seeing your work!

Religious Education

Read and learn our school Mission Statement. Discuss what it means to you.      


Write about how you will follow the mission Statement throughout this school year.


See worksheet in Resources.



Please learn the morning prayer:


Morning Prayer


Oh my God you love me.

Your with me night and day.

I want to love you always in all I do and say.

I will try to please you father bless me through the day.


Dear Mother Mary watch over us.




Crosses from Around the World


As part of our whole school topic 'Crosses from Around the World' we will be looking at different Christian crosses. As part of the project, each child is being asked to design their own unique cross to represent our school.


  • Think about symbols, words and colours that are important to us as a school then,
  • On a plain piece of paper draw and design your cross or you could use a blank template of a cross to create your own design.



Cross Template



Guided Reading/Literacy


Day 1:


The Tin Forest

Have a look at the front cover of the book The Tin Forest by Helen Ward & Wayne Anderson.


  • What can you tell from the front cover?
  • What is the title of the story?
  • Who is the author of the book?
  • Where is the story set?
  • What is tin? What is a forest?
  • Who might be the main character of the story be?
  • Predict what might happen in the story.
  • What adjectives can you use to describe the Tin Forest e.g gloomy.


Write 3/4 sentences about what you think might happen in the story.



Day 2:

Listen to the story the Tin Forest :


Compare the Tin Forest to a real forest. See Worksheet attached.


Day 3:

Listen to the story the Tin Forest. In the story the old mans dream came true.

Imagine you are the old man. What would your dream be? 

Draw your dream and write 3/4 sentences about it. 


Day 4:


Choose activity a or b:

a. Retell the story using pictures.

b. Retell the story using pictures but write an alternative ending.


Day 5:


Choose activity a or b:

a. Using the story map retell the story in your own words or

b. Using your story map write your own version of the story with an alternative ending.


Writing checklist:

  • use finger spaces
  • use a capital letter at the start of each sentence
  • use a full stop at the end of each sentence
  • include some interesting words -  adjectives
  • use conjunctions (and, because) to add detail to your sentences








Have a look at the videos on the following website :


Day 1: Counting forward and back to 20

Day 2: Tens and Ones

Day 3: Counting forward and back to 50

Day 4: Tens and ones within 50

Day 5: Compare numbers within 50




  • Read the words Monday to Sunday
  • Read and write the words May, June, July and month
  • Carefully practise the joins and write two rows of each word
  • Write the words Monday to Sunday again carefully copying the joins
  • Practise the pattern using colours


Science : Uses of everyday Materials


Think back to your learning in Year 1. 

What do you already know about materials?

What materials can you name?

Can you describe the properties of these materials.

Can you use the word transparent and opaque in a sentence - verbally.


Read through the power point.

Choose and complete Activity 1, 2 or 3.



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Attendance percentage for each class.

  • Nursery


  • Reception


  • Year 1


  • Year 2


  • Year 3


  • Year 4


  • Year 5


  • Year 6


Whole School:

"We are part of God's family. We follow the way of Jesus by loving, learning and doing our best."


Awards we have achieved so far.