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Year 2 – Kestrels

Welcome to Kestrel Class!

Year 2


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Hello everyone, 

Welcome to the Kestrel Class. On this page you will find our weekly class newsletters, curriculum information for this half term and general information about our class. You will also find information about the opportunities we have for parents to come and help in our class, whether it is on a single occasion or on a regular basis.  The teacher in Kestrel class is Mrs Anthony and Mrs Matthews is our teaching assistant who is with us all day every day.

  • We open the classroom door at 8:45am every day and the register is taken at 9am.
  • Homework is given out on a Friday and it is due in on the following Wednesday.
  • Spellings are given out on a Friday and they are tested on the following Friday.
  • A reading book is sent home every night – please write down the pages that you have read in the pink home-school diary.
  • Every child can choose a library book to bring home – these are changed on Fridays.
  • We do PE twice a week and this is done outdoors whenever possible. Every child needs a full P.E. kit in school and a pair of plimsolls.
Curriculum information for this half term
Click on the curriculum overview below to find out more information about what we are learning this half term.
Weekly class newsletter

I'm A Little Chick

This is the song we will be singing at our Easter assembly if you would like to practise together at home.

Some highlights of the Spring Term


      Games with SBFC                  Investigating materials               World Book Day


Maths of the Day activities to do at home

Below are two different activities you may like to do with your child over half term.

Happy counting!


 Forest School at Pixmore 

We had great fun during our Forest School experience at Pixmore! The children enjoyed playing games of hide and seek in  a 'real' forest. We then collected a selection of leaves to help us design and make our very own leaf men. 



Our Trip to the Harvester


We had a fabulous time during our trip to the Harvester. The children found out lots of facts about the different food groups and how they can use these to create a healthy balanced diet . The highlight was designing their own healthy salad bowl! 









Our school P.E. kit includes:
Picture 1 a green drawstring P.E. bag
Picture 2 green or black shorts
Picture 3 a Hillshott P.E. t-shirt
Picture 4 a plain, dark jumper
Picture 5 plain, dark jogging bottoms
Picture 6 plain trainers
Photos of our classroom
Picture 1 Our carpet area
Picture 2 Our computer area
Picture 3 The cloakroom
Picture 4 Boris our class pet
Picture 5 Our cosy book corner
Picture 6 We love to share work that we are proud of!
Parent helpers
We always welcome parents and family members to support in class. Please speak to a member of staff if you can offer help. Thanks in advance!
We researched information about kestrels and wrote our own fact files. We also looked carefully at pictures of kestrels and used coloured pencils to draw them.
Online activities

Have you visited the 'Kids' Zone' yet? There are lots of cool games and activities to try - you can even vote for your favourite ones! Click on the links below to complete activities linked to 'Down in the Woods'.