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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 Ms Roblett. We are also helped by Mrs Rankin, 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. 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

Mrs Phillips
Ms Roblett and Mrs Carter
Mrs Brendling

Our Classroom

Our Learning This Term

New to Year Two Meeting

Year 2 Learning links/ ideas

Year 2 spellings for the year

Home Learning - Maths Methods

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





Mrs De-Nooijer Mrs Anthony Mrs Sheldon

Hello everyone, 

Welcome to the Kestrel Class. On this page you will find curriculum information for this half term including details of our learning each week and general information about our class. The teacher in Kestrel class is Mrs Anthony and the teaching assistants are Mrs DeNooijer and Mrs Brendling.

  • 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 home-school diary. We change our books on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Every child can choose a library book to bring home – these are changed on Fridays.
  • We do PE twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays  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.

SATs workshop

Great Fire of London Recreation

Fire Service Visit

We all had a turn at squirting the fire hose.
Mrs Anthony was dressed up as a Firefighter!

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!

Our Butterflies

We have loved watching our caterpillars change.
Yesterday we let our butterflies go!

Column Addition

This is the addition method we will be teaching.

New to Year 2 meeting

Active Maths Games to try at home
Phonics activities

PE Kits

Please can you make sure your child has an outdoor PE kit in school. All of our rugby sessions will be taking place outside.

Our school P.E. kit includes:
a green drawstring P.E. bag
green or black shorts
a Hillshott P.E. t-shirt
a plain, dark jumper
plain, dark jogging bottoms
plain trainers
Photos of our classroom
Our carpet area
Boris our class pet
Our cosy book corner
Our computer area
Our cloakroom
The Mighty Writer
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!
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!