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Year 2 – Kestrels

Welcome to the Kestrels Class


Hello Everyone,

Welcome to your class page. Mrs Phillips is your class teacher and the teaching assistant is Mrs McFarlane-Cushing. We are also helped by Miss Smythe, Mrs Brendling and Mrs Carter.


On this page you will find information about what we are learning, photos and other useful information about the Kestrels class.


  • Our start time is 9.00 and we finish at 3.10
  • Everyday you will take your reading book home to read to a grown up. It will be changed on Monday and Thursday
  • On a Friday your child can bring home a library book. This should be returned the following Friday so they can take another book home to share at home
  • Homework is given out on a Friday and is due on the following Monday
  • Spellings are given out on a Friday too but don't have to be returned until Wednesday to give you time to learn. They will be tested on Friday.
  • Kestrels have PE every Tuesday and Thursday 

Kestrels Adults

Outdoor Music lesson with Miss Smythe

Cooking Pirate Tack Biscuits and Grog - June 2021

Well Being Week May 2021

The children had a lovely week. During the week we took apart in activities relating to the topics active me, kind me, creative me, healthy me and mindful me. They decorated pebbles, made fruit kebabs, did daily meditation and tracked their activity whilst wearing exercise trackers. 

Creating micro habitats for science - May 2021

Summer Term 1 Medium Term plans

World Book Day was very different this year but still a lot of fun. We dressed up as our favourite book characters at home and at school. We had a zoom stories and listened to staff recordings of stories.


Remote Learning Grid for Spring 2 Half Term

Home Learning Ideas

Happy Christmas

The children enjoyed making these cheery chaps

Christmas Performance

Our Classroom

Our Learning This Term

New to Year Two Meeting

Useful websites for home learning

Literacy Shed -


Online books -


Numbots -


Alphablocks -


Number blocks -


BBC Bitesize -


Maths Whizz -


Resources for everything -


Times tables rockstars -


Maths games -


Phonics games -


Joe Wicks -  5 Minute Home workout - Youtube


Science Max -  Science experiments for kids - Youtube





At Hillshott Infant School and Nursery we follow the Penpals handwriting scheme. Our younger children are introduced to four main characters which help them to memorise the sequence for writing each letter correctly. The key thing to remember is that all letters start from the top apart - from d and e.

Pattern practice and play writing are an important part of handwriting development. Your child will be practising letter formation in a number of exciting ways: in sand, using paint, in the air, on the interactive screens and I pads, as well as on paper using a pencil!