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Welcome to Kestrel Class!

Year 2


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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. 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. 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 Mondays 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.

Paralympic Celebration

Paralympic Celebration 1 We had great fun taking part in these actvities.
Paralympic Celebration 2 The long jump.....
Paralympic Celebration 3 Our celebration dance at the end!

Pancake Day

Pancake Day 1 We had great fun on Pancake Day!
Picture 1 The Year 2 champions!

SATs Workshop 


Thank you to all parents that attended the SATs workshop. As requested, please find below the link to the interim framework and the slides from the presentation. I have also put a copy of the common exception words for Year 1 and Year 2 on the website. 

The Great Fire of London

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Today we had fun recreating the Great Fire of London using the fabulous houses that you made!

Learning this week

This week in English we have been looking at poetry. We practised using similes and alliteration in our writing and today we looked at acrostic poems.

We worked with a partner to generate ideas and then shared them on the carpet. 

The poem below is the result of all our ideas. We are so proud of all the amazing similes and alliterative phrases we managed to use!



Our visit from the fire station

Our visit from the fire station 1

We had great fun during the visit. Miss Smythe even got dressed up as a firefighter!



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:
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!
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!