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Friday 19th May

Good afternoon. Every single one of Y2 deserves a well earned break this weekend because we are, at school very proud of them and the effort they put into their maths SATs this week. They have achieved fantastic results. We will finish the remaining SATs (english based ) next week. Therefore, there will be no official homework this weekend. However, your child will be bringing home another log in for 'Classroom Secrets' This is to replace mathletics. I've not quite got my head round it yet but I will try to post some work . If you wish to complete it fine if not that's ok too. I think there are interactive games for all the primary curriculum. We officially go live after half term.

Ted had a great time with Charlotte last weekend. Our star of the week is Louie for a positive attitude to school and always wanting to do well. I think some sports will be involved with Louie. I think it is a double celebration weekend as Louie's brother is also star of the week as well.

We still need bottles and shoeboxes in school for next week . thankyou for all who have already sent them in.

Finally, we finish for half term on Friday and Return on Tuesday 6th June 8:55am

It's my birthday so my boys are taking me out to celebrate and then we have a busy time at the cricket club with two matches this weekend.

Friday 12th May.


Good afternoon. I hope you had an enjoyable bank holiday weekend despite the weather. 

Our star of the week this week is Charlotte for always trying hard especially in maths. I know that Ted will have a great time visiting Charlotte and her family.

On Thursday the school are having a 'Green Day' where your child, for a small donation can come dressed in something green just even green socks. This is to raise money and awareness for a mental health charity- 'Mental Health Foundation'

On Monday we will be having a special science assembly. This is to promote an after school club throughout the school to be run after half term on a Thursday evening. Your child will be coming home with a flyer on Monday so please look out for it as it will be first come ,first served and places will be limited. There will be a cost to this club and you should book via the information on the flyer if interested.

Our secret missions will start next week and finish the final week. All the children are well prepared and ready to shine in these. They have certainly done you proud in the lead up to them because we have definitely been working them hard. We will be enjoying more practical lessons in the afternoons and working on each child's well-being. For this we do need each child to bring in a shoe box. Thankyou to all who have already sent one in.

Friday 5th May


Good afternoon. I hope you are all looking forward to another long weekend. 

We have had a great time in school today celebrating the coronation of King Charles. We have researched King Charles and made some fantastic crowns and flags. The PTA are holding a picnic on the field on Monday (weather permitting) which should be fun. The children have all been given a commemorative keyring to celebrate the coronation. We also had a great time on Wednesday dancing or maybe tangling  round the maypole (see Below)

Our star of the week is Wren Riley for a positive attitude to school and always making people smile. I know tell will enjoy opening another weekend with Wren and family.

Some of you may have seen a gentleman in school on Tuesday and Thursday , This is Mr Royal our executive head and he will be with us till the end of the year.

We are busy in school doing some last minute prep for our secret missions. Thankyou all for being so supportive completing any homework sent home. You will also be getting another log in for Classroom Secrets which is replacing Mathletics in the near future.

Don't forget we need shoeboxes in school

Friday 28th April.


Good afternoon.I hope you are all well and looking forward to a nice long weekend. Hopefully, the weather will improve so we can all get outdoors.

We have had a busy week. Maths has mostly been working on subtraction which the children seem to have grasped really well as long as they read the question. We are getting to know Olga Da Polga and your child will need to bring in an old shoe box so we can make a hutch for any extra guinea pigs that come along.

Our star of the week this week is Olivia J for excellent effort put into all her work. Well done Olivia.

Next Friday your child can come in red, white and blue to celebrate the coronation. There will be a special dinner  served as a picnic ( weather permitting). We will be off timetable and be completing different fun coronation activities in class.

My boys are playing cricket in Barnoldswick ( wherever that is !) on Saturday but I have heard there is a very nice cake shop close to the ground.


Have a great weekend 


Mrs W 

Friday 21st April.


Good afternoon .

Wow it seems like we have been back a lot longer than a week. However, we are well into work mode and ready to take on our secret missions. The secret missions need to be taken during the month of may. If your child misses one for any reason please don't worry as we can catch up on another day if necessary.

We have started our new book and the children may mention we have a visitor in the classroom. This fictional character lives in a box on our english display.

Ted had a great two weeks with Eisa over Easter and even managed a trip to Skegness in the sunshine. This week's star of the week is Jaidhan for working hard and being a good friend. I can't wait to read about his adventures with Jaidhan.

I've sent some maths homework this weekend. Please spend no longer than 20 minutes and do what your child can.

The cricket season starts this weekend so my life gets a bit busier. I hope the weather stays fine.

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Eid Mubarak

Friday 17th March

Happy St. Patricks Day!!

It was great to see so many parents at our assembly this morning. The children worked extremely hard and I am sure you were all as proud as I was. I'm sorry if they created an ear worm for you for the rest of the day. It was great also to see our class governor, Mr Paknik-Riley supporting us. Once again please don't share any of the pictures on social media

The school had a great day on Wednesday with our science day. We had Cosmic Catherine from Sublime Science running a workshop with each class and most children managed to enjoy and make some sherbet. I will put some pictures on my science page.

Unfortunately, school will no longer be subscribing to mathletics. Therefore there will be no more certificates (sorry Olivia M) Homework will go back to a more traditional format for the time being or the Developing Experts (science page). As the children have worked so hard this week there will be no additional homework - just reading and spelling.

It will be last last maths club on Monday 20th due to a meeting on the last on the last Monday.

Our star of the week is Aaliyah for improved handwriting and trying hard in maths. I'm sure Ted will have a great time.

The children have been busy making cards today . They have all assured me that they are going to make sure all the mums out there will have a lovely day on Sunday.

Friday 10th March


What a busy week we've had?!

The children have been hard at work learning how to tell the time. For Y2 they need to know time to the nearest 15 mins so if you could practise at home that would be great.

Homework this week is to learn their lines and songs for our assembly on Friday. After watching willow class's this morning we have a lot to live up to as theirs was fantastic. I'm sure they will do you proud. If your child wants to dress up then that is great but please do not go to any expense. Should you wish to attend assembly it is on Friday 10th at 9:15am

Our star of the week is Nylah for being a kind and thoughtful member of the class. I am sure Ted will have a great time and I believe he will be attending a dance competition. Ted had a great time at Charlies' house last week and even had a trip on the tram.

We have got Sublime Science in on Wednesday to celebrate national science week and promote science throughout the school.

Friday 3rd March

Good afternoon, I hope you have had a good week and a restful half term.

We have had a very busy week with the art workshop, the great fire of St Margaret's and World Book Day. The artist was fabulous and the children produced some excellent pieces which we will put in their art folders, We will also share them during our assembly. 

We also ha d a great time burning our houses with the help of Dennis. Hopefully this is something the children will remember for years to come.

All the children ;looked fantastic on World Book Day . I will post some pictures later. The author was great and the school created an adventure with Fillolog. 

Your child should have brought home a log in ( yes another one) for our new science scheme. I have posted the link below. A lesson will be uploaded each week and children can revisit the presentation ,  complete quizzes, learn new rocket words and do online wordsearches. Please let me know what you think of this. Please can you complete these tasks for homework this weekend.

Our Star of the week is Charlie for really settling down quickly and completing all his work. Our mathletics stars are Olivia M and Luca who have both received bronze and silver awards. Well done guys. Oh wow I have just realised that Olivia has achieved a gold certificate. Amazing this is the first I have ever given out.

On Wednesday Erin's mum from reception will be in running football activities throughout the day for everyone to enjoy . This is to promote women's football . Each class will also be researching a player.

You should also be receiving a letter about science day on 15th March please look out for it.

I'm off to my cousin's wedding this weekend which should be good fun.

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday 21st February

Good morning.

Sorry for the delay in writing my message and for not writing last week. I wasn't teaching last week and completely forgot .

We have had a great half term and worked really hard. Last week I assessed all the children and each and every one of them has improved so that's great news. The children may have come home talking about 'secret agents.' We are all secret agents in training and the assessments we complete are missions!! I will try to put some videos on our webpage that you might like to get your child to watch if they have time . However, I have not set any official homework as it is good for the children to relax and recharge their batteries.

Our star of the week this week is Charlotte . I know that Ted will be well looked after spending a week with Charlotte.

We made some fantastic Tudor houses last week  and when we are back at school we will be recreating the Great Fire of London and setting them on fire. Obviously, we will consider all health and safety guidelines before we do this. It is also our Art Workshop on the 1st March led by people from the Lowry.

I still have a number of uncollected SAT books in school. I will send a reminder when we are back.

Have a lovely half term. see you on Tuesday 28th .

There is also a non-uniform day on 1st March to raise money for the Turkish earthquakes. There will also be a cake sale on that day 50p a cake.


Mrs W

P.S. Almost forgot our star of the half term was Louie for an excellent attitude to school life,

Friday 3rd February

Good afternoon. We have had a great number day thankyou for all your contributions.

Mrs Barnes will be putting the order in for the SATS books at the beginning of next week. I will keep you informed when they arrive.

Please can any outstanding art workshop money be sent in on Monday then we can pay the bill.

Our star of the week this week is Felix for a growing confidence in maths. Ted had a great weekend with Matilda last weekend watching rugby and even had a bath. I can't wait to hear what he gets up to with Felix.

Once again homework is on mathletics. Our mathletics stars are Penny ( bronze & silver) Olivia M , Rory and Charlotte . These stars are having a familiar ring to them aren't they.

We have the athlete visiting us on Wednesday for the sponsored event.

Please can you now send in two cardboard boxes of different sizes then we can make our Tudor houses. We will be making them in the final week.

Almost forgot it is the valentines disco on Thursday 16th - 4:30 - 5:30. Ticket are still available (£1)

Have a great weekend.

Friday 27th January

Here we are at the end of another week. Once again your children have done you proud and worked extremely hard.

After ,meeting Luca's new puppy last week Ted is off to spend the weekend with Matilda. Matilda got star of the week for some excellent  english work this week. I will look forward to reading what he gets up to with her.

Homework once again is on mathletics. Our mathletics stars are Penny, Charlotte, Luca and Luca. Well done guys.

We have had a great day today and finally made our bird feeders. Pictures are below. I'm sure the birds in your garden are in for a tasty treat. Thankyou for sending in the apples and those of you who sent extra ones as well.

We have got nearly all the money in for the art workshop which is great thankyou for that.

I also sent a letter about ordering SATS books . If you want to order any please send the order for in early next week then these can be ordered.

I know Mr Longworth has mentioned this in his newsletter but just a reminder that we will be coming in through the classroom door from Monday. This is through the side gate that YR use. The gate will be open approximately 8:45am. This is to stop congestion at the main door where the bike/scooter racks will be. We will continue to leave from the front door as usual . Should this change I will let you know.

Just another reminder that your child needs two boxes for our Tudor houses. I will let you know when to bring them in.

I've also put next weeks spellings on this webpage which might be handy if your child forgets to bring them home.

Have a great weekend.

Friday 20th January.


Good afternoon. What a beautiful day it has been today! Cold but beautiful. We have had a very busy week and the children have worked hard trying to master subtraction on a number line. They have all made progress towards achieving this. We now need to make the step of transferring this skill to word problems. Exceptional progress towards this was made by: Rory, Archie, Frankie, Luca, Jayden & Olivia M. Homework is also on mathletics this weekend. I believe it didn't work properly last weekend. Thankyou to everyone who managed to complete the work during the week. I'd like to blame the computer but it was probably me.

Our star of the week this week is Luca for being sensible in a noisy classroom. Well done Luca.

It is good to see more children's names on mathletics certificates this week.

Bronze certificates are : Jack, Penny, Olivia M, Luca, Wren, Jaidhan

Silver certificates for: Jaidhan and Olivia M

Thankyou to everyone who has returned their art workshop letter. Please return this by Friday 27th.

Also, please look out for a letter on Monday. School have managed to secure a discounted price for some SAT revision books which should be useful for home learning. Please let us know ASAP if you require any of them.

Please can you also try to collect two cardboard boxes of different sizes as we are going to make Tudor houses. Please don't send them into school yet as we have nowhere to store them , I will let you know when to send them in.

Finally, Happy Chinese New Year. The children really enjoyed completing some Chinese writing with Mrs Clarke this morning.

My son, Jack is off to Jamaica on Sunday. I think he will be a little warmer than us.


Friday 13th January

Good afternoon. Let's hope the weather improves over weekend and I get get out with the dogs for a long walk.

We have had an extremely busy week and I am sure your children will be shattered. In maths we have been tallying  and drawing and interpreting graphs. This will be followed up with the homework on mathletics. Our mathletics stars this week are : Rory, Olivia, Penny, Luca and Frankie. Let's try and get more names here this next week.

Ted is going home with Santi this weekend . He will get to meet Rocky the hamster. Last week he played with Archie's new kitten.

We have had a change of timetable we have had to move spellings to a Thursday. We are also trying to move more in line with Supersonic Phonics so some of the spellings may get repeated a little.

We have also started times tables test on a Monday . By the end of the end of the year it is expected that all children know their x2, x5 and x10 by heart. Each child knows which times tables they are working on.

You will be glad to hear that the tyres and play equipment is currently out of bounds as it is very muddy. Hopefully, your child will come home a little less muddy.

Have a great weekend

Friday 6th January

Can you believe I wrote 6th March instead of January. It's been a long week!

Welcome back. Are you sure this week h as only been 3 days long ? I hope you all managed to have a great Christmas and was able to celebrate in style.

We will start our new history topic of The Great Fire of London next week which is one of my favourite topics. One of the children has already mentioned that their Great Grandad was in the Great Fire of London. The topic finishes with us recreating Pudding Lane and our own great fire.

Our star of the week this week for excellent maths work is Archie so I know Ted will have a great weekend. He was very tired after a very busy Christmas with Lily. We also have a values ambassador in our class . Olivia J achieved this by being a good friend and always trying her best.

Homework is on mathetics this weekend. Our mathletics champions this week are : Rory, Penny, Eisa and Olivia M. Well done to them. Let's try and get some new names on our champions list.

Please make sure your child has an art shirt in school especially when we make the Tudor houses as it can get messy. Thankyou to those who have already sent one in.

Also, please let us know either via email, phonecall or in person if somebody else is picking your child up as we can't let them go with someone else without your consent.

Tuesday 3rd January

Happy New Year. First of all can I thank you all for the lovely gifts myself and Miss Monks received at the end of term .It really was very kind of you.

I hope you had a relaxing break and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to hearing all about it.

We will be finishing our book - The Egg Box Dragon when we return . For maths we will do a quick reminder of addition and subtraction.

Sorry this is very brief but Dennis wants us all to go home. 

See you tomorrow at 8:55am.

Monday 5th December

Good afternoon . Wow things were so busy on Friday that I was unable to complete my letter

Our star of the week was Saami for excellent research about the World Cup and frankincense. Ted has been looking after Sureya who has been poorly this week. Thankyou to Sureya's dad for bringing Ted into school.

There will be no extra homework for the next two weeks just reading and spelling but I will be sending home a special Christmas homework for you to enjoy.

Further details will be sent about the Christmas play on Thursday as the children will need to come back up to school to get changed before they go home as we will need their outfits for Friday. 

The children enjoyed watching the raffle today in assembly and if you were lucky enough to win your prize will be coming with them or you will be asked to collect it from the office.

Please see below some fantastic pictures of us decorating the school Christmas tree in preparation for the fair. A great time was had by everyone at the Christmas fair . Thankyou to the PTA for organising it.

Finally , as I have been going on about it for months we had a beautiful wedding please see below.

Thursday 24th November.

Good afternoon . Sorry to confuse you by writing on a Thursday but as you can imagine things will start getting very busy for me tomorrow.

The children have been working hard once again this week completing assessments. All the children have tried extremely hard and it has given us some idea of what gaps need plugging. 

We all watched some of the football on Monday but as it was very noisy in the hall a few only lasted till half time. Thankyou to Mr Longworth for giving us an opportunity to watch it and what a great result.

Homework once again is on mathletics which seems to be working very well and it is saving paper. Our mathletics stars are - Rory, Penny, Olivia M, Jaidhan and Felix.

Our star of the week is Sureya for excellent progress in all areas.

The children still need a wooden spoon please send one in if you have not already done so.

It is our Christmas Fair on Friday 2nd and it promises to b e excellent. The PTA are working extremely hard planning fun things to do and buy. Come and visit me on the bottle stall- a prize every time!

Finally, thankyou for all the well wishes for my sons wedding on Saturday I am sure I will bore you all with the pictures. 


.Mrs W

P.S. I have just realised how bad my typing is . I look up and everything is underlined in red . Hope this makes sense I'm like a child at Christmas soooooo excited.

Friday 18th November

Good afternoon. First of all I'd like to tell you that Miss Monks returned today thank goodness- my sanity will be restored.

The children have been really busy learning how to multiply and divide. Their homework is mathletics this weekend. I hope that everyone is finding mathletics easy to access please let know if you are having any problems. Our mathletics stars this week are : Eisa, Santi, Jayden, Rory x2, Penny and Olivia M

We are enjoying our new book The Egg Box Dragon and Mrs Cleary our english co-ordinator was impressed with our poetry work this morning.

Our Christmas play is well under way . Please remember to send in your ticket request ASAP.  Families are asked to initially request two tickets to ensure there is enough to go round. Spare tickets will be sold as of the 30th November.

Our star of the week this week is Louie for some excellent maths work. Ted will be going home with Louie and having a great time. He went swimming last week and to Harper's party.

Have a great weekend I'm off to Bents tonight to sample the hot chocolate and look round their Christmas decorations. Then it will be crazy, mad wedding preparations with only 1 week to go till Jack (my eldest) gets married. 

Mr Longworth is allowing the children to watch the football on Monday afternoon and cheer on England.

I will probably do next weeks letter on Thursday as I won't have time on the Friday.

Friday 11th November

Good afternoon. I am sorry that I didn't write last week . I had an appointment at 4:30pm so had to rush off after school. 

We had an amazing day last Friday at our bonfire party. In the morning we built bonfires ( I didn't realise how strong some of your children are ), made Guys and ate yummy hot dogs. In the afternoon, we made firework tings, painted firework pictures, completed colouring and word searches and took part in apple bobbing. I think apple bobbing was their favourite .I'm sorry if they came home a little soggy. We also tried some traditional bonfire food like treacle toffee and parkin. Some of the children were even brave enough to try black peas. Please find below pictures of our day.

Last week our star of the week was Ollie . Ted had a great time at his house and even had a trip to the hairdressers. This week Ted is going home with Wren who got star of the week for a very positive attitude to school and always smiling.

Our mathletics stars are over two weeks and they are : Olivia M (x2), Santi, Penny, Matilda and Rory (x2) with a special mention for Rory who also achieved a silver certificate.

Christmas is certainly ramping up in school with the preparations well under way for the Christmas production. I'm sure you child is coming home some of the songs. It will be delightful. Also, I know the PTA are very busy planning the Christmas fair.

We will be starting our new book on Monday which is Adventures of The Egg Box Dragon. In the past the children have loved this book . Please cn I ask that you start saving egg boxes because we aim to make Egg Box Dragons.

Unfortunately, Miss Monks is off sick at the moment. She is experiencing problems associated with long covid. I'd like to wish her a speedy recovery and hope she recovers soon. We are been admirably supported by Mrs Clarke who is training to be a TA. Thankyou Mrs Clark.

Finally , homework this week is on mathletics.

Have a great weekend. Think I'm Christmas shopping at the Trafford Centre tonight which should be fun.

Mrs W

Friday 21st October

Good afternoon. What a busy term we have had. I don't think I've spoken properly to Miss Monks all day as we have been so busy. Your child should have brought home their pumpkin although some of them are doing impressions of worms as they have broken. also, Jaidhan's parents have sent in some chocolate and Diwali candles for each child to make which was very kind. I'd like to wish  Jaidhan and family a happy Diwali and can't wait to hear about it when we get back.

I have included on the website a dates to remember section which I hope you will find useful.

Our star of the week is Olivia M so Ted is going home for a full week to her house. I'm sure Ted will have a great time with Olivia and her sister. We also have a star of the half term which is Penny fro consistently trying hard and having a positive attitude to school.

Homework once again is on mathletics. Our mathletics stars this week are : Olivia M, Rory, penny, Luca, Ollie and Frankie. With special mentions to Olivia M who got a silver award and Rory who scored nearly 5000 points.

Remember it is our bonfire party on Friday 4th November. children can come in their own clothes. Please remember to send in the money and thanks if you have already done so. Can I also remind you that your child needs an art shirt.

Finally, please remember to inform a member of staff if your child is going home with someone who doesn't usually pick them up.

Have a great half term holiday . I will see you on Monday 31st October.

Mrs W

Friday 14th October


Good afternoon.

Wow we have had a busy week. The children loved making microhabitats on Thursday. I hope they did not make too much mess of your cars on the way home. Please put them outside and observe any creatures you might get in there over half term.

Ted had a great weekend with Harper last weekend- dance classes, drama and even a football match . Luckily, Ted didn't have to suffer watching my home team Bolton again. Ted is home with our star of the week Jayden this weekend . I'm sure he will have a fab weekend. I can't wait to read about it in his journal.

Our mathletics stars this week are : Olivia M, Rory, Jaidhan, Jayden and Matilda well done guys. As I have set this weeks homework on mathletics the games will now be blocked until the homework is completed.

A reminder to book your parents evening appointment for next Wednesday. Also, the PTA are organising a film night on Thursday. If your child wishes to attend there will be no charge and they can bring a small snack to enjoy during the film. Any smarties children who usually attend on a Thursday will be credited. This is the PTAs way of saying thankyou for all your donations the past year.

Some children still require an art shirt. Please send an old shirt in ASAP.

Finally, your child has brought home a letter today for our bonfire party on 4th November. This is the finale to our history topic of The Gunpowder Plot. There will be no fireworks but lots of fun activities.

Have a great weekend

Friday 7th October

Here we are again . With  only two weeks to go till half term.

We met the mayor on Monday and the children thought of some fantastic questions to ask her. Hawthorn were incredible in the assembly and listened well. Mr Longworth has posted some pictures on the gallery.

We've finished our book Beegu and we will start our new one on Monday called Claude in the City             ( details below)

We will continue with place value and number next week in maths to make sure each child is secure at their level.

Please could you return any spare clothes as we are running very short?  Also, please could you send in an old t-shirt that your child can put on during a messy activity to save their uniforms? These will stay in school.

Thankyou for the children who have already sent in a plastic bottle . Please could others be sent in by Wednesday.

Please can you make sure you send your child in with a coat as we will be going outside even if the weather is a bit iffy.

The dates for the Christmas play with be 8th December after school and 9th December in the morning. This year we will be using Parrenthorn theatre. This is great as we have been unable to invite parents to see a Christmas play for the past two years because of covid.

Our mathletics stars this week are : Olivia M, Rory and Jaidhan. Let's try to get even more next weekend. Our star of the week this week is Harper for always concentrating on her work even in a noisy classroom. I'm sure ted will have a great time with her.

Finally, I.m all alone this weekend as my boys are in Benidorm for Jack's (my eldest) stag do. I'm looking forward to a relaxing few days with peace and quiet  with my dog , Stanley.

Have a great weekend.

Friday 30th September

How is it October tomorrow already? We will soon be able to mention the C word. Unfortunately, it it looks like we will be having a very wet weekend. I was lucky enough to go to my friends wedding on Tuesday which was lovely but on a Tuesday !!!!!

We've had a really busy week and the children are well and truly into Y2 mode. Mr Longworth and Mrs Hainsworth came into our maths lesson today and were very impressed with the children and how hard they are working.

Our mathletics stars this week our Olivia M and Jayden C who have both gained a bronze certificate earning more that 2000 points each. Ted is going home with Shaheer this weekend. He had a very sporty weekend last weekend with Rory playing both tennis and football. I wonder what he will get up to this week.

Next week we a re lucky enough to get a visit from the Mayor on Monday. It is also the flu vaccinations if you have booked one for your child. I think you have to sign up on line should you wish them to have it . 
I am going to start posting a parents phonics newsletter on here each week. It is just for your information but it will give you some idea of the phonics we are doing in class and maybe something to do if you would like to reinforce them at home.

Finally, if your child has borrowed any clothes from school for whatever reason. Please can you return them as soon as possible as we are running very low.

Have a lovely weekend

Friday 23rd September


Whoo hoo Friday at last. Are you sure it was only a four day week?

I had a lovely night last night watching Shrek the Musical at Albert Halls Bolton. It was fantastic .If you get an opportunity to see it I thoroughly recommend seeing it.

Our star of the week is Rory for producing consistently high quality work. Well done Rory I'm sure Ted will have extra cuddles and a great time at his house over weekend. Last weekend with Frankie Ted enjoyed watching Bolton Wanderers win 1-0.

We have our first mathletics champions this week with Olivia M and Louie both achieving a bronze certificate. Well done I wonder if we can get more certificates to hand out next Friday.

In a bid to try and make the Y2s a little more independent we do not check their bags. Please could you remind your child to hand their homework in on Monday . Hand their reading  books in on their reading days or if it needs changing. Also, remember to take spellings and homework home. The black spelling folders should come into school each Wednesday. Please keep their reading books in the plastic book bags as this protects them should a spillage occur.

The cricket season is now over so not sure what I'll be up to over weekend. I'm sure the preparations will ramp up for my son's wedding in November now . Have a great weekend everyone.

Friday 16th September


Friday again phew!!

The children have had a great week and are slowly getting into Y2 mode. Hopefully, they are all nice and tired for you when they get home. I don't seem to have had to encourage (nag ) some of them to finish their work as much as I needed to that first week.

We have started our art topic which is studying a Japanese artist called Yayoi Kusama. She was well known for using a lot of polka dots on her work.

The children are working hard with their maths and becoming more confident recognising the tens and ones in a two digit number. I may be old but I always remember these as tens and ones .

We are enjoying our book Beegu and have made and described suitable friends for Beegu.

Our star of the week is Frankie for the excellent effort she always makes and the great  start to Y2 she has had. She was able to enjoy a hot chocolate and cake with Mr Longworth as a treat. Ted should have a great weekend with her now he has recovered from a very busy weekend with Penny.

A newsletter has gone home today. This will be a weekly event but Mrs Barnes will put the letter on the school app. It is highlighted on the letter that children can come in non-uniform when it is their birthday. Thought I'd better mention it as I know we have birthdays coming up.

I'm sorry that I seem to have sent last weeks letter from MR W . I'm sure you'll get used to spotting my mistakes. I've got the last match of the cricket season on Saturday which should be a lively affair. Also I am hoping that the weather stays fine as my tumble dryer has broken again!! I am currently in battle with D&G about what can be done about it.

Have a great weekend. See you on Tuesday.

Friday 9th September


Good afternoon. We have made it to the end of our first week. Wow this class sure can talk!!!!!

The children have coped well with the extra workload that Y2 involves but I'm sure they will be nice and tired for you.

I've sent homework tonight which should be completed over weekend and returned on Monday. The should not be a lengthy task and should just reinforce work done in class. In addition to this. as a school we are celebrating the diversity within families and asked the children to find out if any of their family members were born abroad. Also, I have sent two passwords to keep at home. The children have used Purple Mash before and should have no problem using it. I have also sent a mathletics password which the children have only had a brief introduction to and we will do more on Monday in our ICT session. Please feel free to have a play and become familiar with this as I will on occasion set the homework on there. Spellings will be tested on Wednesday and new ones given out.

Reminder that PE is on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Please can you use the plastic book bags to protect your child's reading book in their book bag.

Our star of the week is Penny for an excellent start to Y2. She has taken Ted home this weekend and I'm sure he will have a great time. Watch out Penny as he can be very cheeky.

I don't know about the children but myself and Miss Monks are really tired and are ready to sit on our settees with a lovely drink and some yummy chocolate.

My boys have play cricket at weekend so I will be busy scoring their game as long as it doesn't rain. Hopefully, I'll manage to take my dog Stanley out for a couple of nice walks too.

Have a great weekend. Please email if you have any worries.

Wow how quickly have the summer holiday gone? I hope you have have had a relaxing summer and manage to make some marvellous memories. Mine has been quiet as I am busy saving for my son's wedding in November.

Miss Monks and I have been in school making sure everything is ready for your return on Monday.

Just a few details about  Hawthorn Class

We will come into school via the main entrance. A member of staff will be available from approx 8:45am should you wish to speak to anyone. All children should be in class for 8:55am. We will leave from the same entrance between 3:25 and 3:30pm. Please let us know if some one else is picking up your child then we will be able to release them. Also if you know you are going to be late then please ring the office. 

Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday so your child can come into school in their PE kits those days. Please can you make sure that the kits are in school colours - red shorts and a white t-shirt (black joggers in the winter) there is no need to go out and purchase expensive PE clothes with a certain brand on. Earrings should not be worn on PE days and your child will be asked to remove them or cover them with a plaster.

Jewellery should not be worn in school apart from small stud earrings and a watch. Please also remove any nail varnish before coming to school.

I will be sending home two passwords- purple mash and mathletics. This will allow your child to access some of the work at home which is always useful especially on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Some of the homework will be set on mathletics.  Homework will be sent on a Friday to be returned on a Monday. Spellings will be sent on a Wednesday to be tested the following Wednesday.

Y2 can be very daunting for children as there is little opportunity to 'choose' but we will aim to make the transition as smooth as possible. It is likely that your child is quite tired the first few weeks but they will soon get used to it.

I will try and complete a review of the week most Fridays to keep you informed and I will post pictures of any significant events during the year. Any questions please use the email above.

Friday 6th May

Good afternoon. I hope you've all had a great week. First I need to apologise for not messaging last Friday. I would like to say that there was some exciting reason but unfortunately I can' I simply forgot and then was poorly over weekend.

Mr Perry is completing the art for this term and the children will be studying the work of Yayoi Kusama. An artist I've never heard of up to now. The children have already produced some great work. I'll try to put some on here when they are completed.

We have been very busy in school plugging the last few gaps before SATS. It has been mentioned that some of the children are a little concerned about the SATS. Please assure them that as long as they do their best then we will be very proud of them. I'll be sending more details of the other fun activities we will complete during SATs week. In the mean time could you please send in an empty shoe box.

Holly, Minahil, Ruari and Sam achieved a bronze certificate in mathletics and Minahil and Holly converted this to a silver certificate so well done guys keep up the hard work. I think that the TT Rockstars subscription has expired and I will get onto the office to update this.

Molly is our star of the week for excellent effort in all her work.

Ted has gone home this weekend with Imaan so I'm sure he will have a great time. I know that he enjoyed visiting Fin's house last weekend.

As the cricket season is in full flow I have a busy weekend coming up.

Friday 22nd April


Good afternoon. Have we only been back for 4 days? It's amazing how quickly we can get back into routine isn't it?

Your children have been amazing as usual this week and we have completed  practice SATs. I am happy to say that every single one of the has made very good progress. We will be completing the real SATs the last week of term. Therefore, we will be very busy the next few  weeks making sure each child can perform their best. If you listened to the Government you would think that they no longer tested 7 year olds but they do !!!!! We will make sure we keep fueled up on juice and biscuits on the way.

I'm sure your children will be very disappointed but as the photocopier is broken we have been unable to send homework home this week. Perhaps, we will send double next week!!!! Please continue to learn spellings, times tables and  any online learning programmes.

Our star of the week is Mila for excellent effort in all her work and Ted is going to be going home with her as well. He's only just recovered from a very exhausting time with Ben at Centre Parks over Easter.

Our mathletics superstars are : Evie, Minahil, Issa, Macey, Jack PR with a special mention for Jack PR who managed a bronze and silver award. As soon as the photocopier is fixed we will print out the certificates. I'm sure the children won't let me forget.

We will be starting our new book next week which is Olga  da Polga one of my  childhood favourites. Yes it is that old. More details to follow.T

Thankyou one again for your flexibility with the PE and spellings . I'm sure that eventhough some children were a little nervous about trying karate that they enjoyed it and that at this stage doesn't include any fighting.

Finally, as it's the start of the cricket season I will be busy scoring for my son's team let's hope the weather remains fair.

Have a great weekend.

Love Mrs W xx



Friday 18th March

Welcome to the end of another week and the sun is shining.

We had a great day Tuesday with our science day . The children seemed to have a great time. Dr Adam showed us many different experiments (tricks) and explained the science behind them. Hopefully, we will be able to book something similar for science week next year. I hope the slime didn't get too messy at home. I've uploaded some pictures and I'm sure your child will be able to explain what is happening in each one. I will also add more pictures to the science page.

Wasn't it great to be able to hold a 'proper ' parents evening? It was great to see you all and I hope that you enjoyed having the opportunity to look through your child's work.

Next week we will be starting our new book ' 10 ways to help our World' This non-fiction text  deals with recycling and saving energy and will encourage an understanding of nature and conservation.

Times tables are going well with some children becoming really masters of the times tables. 

Our mathletics stars this week are : Jack E, Molly  and Macey. Let's try and see if we can get a few more next week.

Ted is going home with Phoebe this week. Phoebe puts maximum effort into all her work and she has been working very hard on her maths at home.

I got home the other day and my puppy Fred had chewed a big hole in my duvet cover and there were feathers everywhere!! To make things worse he thought it was great fun to jump on the duvet and let the feathers explode everywhere again. Hopefully this weekend with this beautiful weather we will be able to get him out for a long walk and burn some energy off

Friday 11th March

End of another week!! At least we are getting lighter mornings so Spring must be on it's way. I am recovering from returning home yesterday to find my puppy Fred had decided the duvet looked like a giant marshmallow and decided to eat it!!!! My bedroom was full of feathers which Fred had great fun chasing around the room.

We've been really busy this week. Doubling and halving in maths which went really well. Mrs Cleary came into class to see our English lesson. She was very impressed. The children were fantastic and the effort put into handwriting was immense.

As you may have seen we recreated the Great Fire of London with the Tudor houses we built. Some children didn't want to burn their hard work which was fine but they were still able to enjoy our own little Pudding Lane. Don't worry we have pictures of all the houses. It was a great event enjoyed by all and I'm sure the children will remember it for years to come. I think Dennis was a little nervous about the thought of it though!!

Remember it is our science workshop on Tuesday. If you haven't sent in the money £3 then please can you send it ASAP.

Red noses will continue to be sold all week £1.50 ready for comic relief on Friday which is a non uniform day. A donation of £1 please.

We are also having an Easter draw. The children should have come home with a letter for raffle tickets and request slip today.

Our mathletics stars are : Evie, Macey and Holly who have all gained a bronze certificate. Well done girls. Certificates will be given out on Monday.

Finally, our Star of the Week is Huey for improved handwriting so Ted will be enjoying the weekend at his house.

Friday 4th March

Isn't it lovely that the mornings are lighter and some days have actually been quite nice. I've even managed to get some washing dried outside last weekend!!! (very sad )

We have had a very busy week. We have become more confident with division and noticed the link between division and multiplication. All children have been trying really hard learning their times tables. Remember we need to know x2, x5 and x10 by heart by the end of the year.

We are nearly at the end of our book Diary of a Killer Cat and the children have produced some great work.

We also had a great day on Thursday for World Book Day. I hope you like the photos. Please don't ask your child about our disastrous ICT lesson!!! Luckily we all survived and finished the day with Encanto as a treat.

For another treat on Tuesday we made and ate pancakes. The first mix I got from Lidl and proved a bit challenging so we had to get a different mix. With time limited Mrs Hadfield leapt into action to help Miss Foran make sure all the children got a pancake.

Your child should have come home with a letter about a science workshop in school on Tuesday 15th March. It is great to be able to have visitors in school again. This hopefully will raise the profile of science in the school and the school should have a great day. there is a small charge per child for this.

Today has been the Macey day. She has got star of the week, a bronze and silver mathletics certificate and she is taking Ted home for the weekend. Well done Macey

Finally, it's great to see Miss Monks managed 5 mornings this week .

Friday 25th February

Good afternoon. I'm really sorry I haven't been very good at my weekly message recently have I?  hopefully, I am back on track now.

We had a great time making the Tudor houses and they look fantastic. I'll post some pictures next week . I'm not too sure Dennis our caretaker was happy with me though as the tables were full of glue and paint.

Last week Ted went home with Issa and according to mum had a very busy weekend because of this Ted has had to go on a spa  retreat this weekend to recover. He will return next week.

Zoya and Macey were our mathletics champs this week with them both achieving a bronze and Zoya also getting a silver certificate.

We have been completing fractions of shapes and amount this week in maths. The children have done brilliantly. We have also continued our book- The Dairy of a Killer Cat which the children seem to be enjoying.

Next week (Thursday) it is World Book Day your child may come dressed up if they wish to or in their own clothes if they prefer.  Please don't rush  out and spend a fortune on a new costume. I'm not sure what we will be doing yet but I will try to make it fun and take lots of photos

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday 8th February

Good morning I've moved the weekly letter here so it is easier to access. First of all I need to apologise for not writing on Friday I completely forgot and was excited about the weekend as i was due to get a new dog. Unfortunately, this didn't happen but it hopefully will do this week. Fred is a rescue pup from Bolton Animal Shelter who has had a pretty dodgy time.( picture below)

Ted went home with Jack E and I know he will have a great time as he is due to visit London so I cant wait to see the photos.

I hope you like the science pictures. I'm sorry if your child came home a little soggy but they had a great time working out which mixture made the best bubbles.

A quick reminder that your child needs two boxes for Thursday, one slightly bigger than the other. We are making Tudor houses as part of our history topic of the Great Fire of London.

finally, I would like to welcome Ryan to our class. I'm sure all the children will make him feel welcome.

Hopefully, I will remember to do an update letter on Friday

Mrs W xx

Friday 28th January


Well I certainly didn't think when I was last writing one of these messages that I would end up catching covid again and would have to have nearly 2 weeks off. Thankyou for all the messages and I am so glad to be back now. Hopefully, people who are still suffering will recover soon. On that note you may have realised that Miss Monks is no longer in school. She was struggling when she came back and with even a reduced timetable she was finding it very difficult. School will be covering her hours. With any luck Miss Monks will be back with us soon as I know the children are missing her.

We have started our new book this week. Please don't worry if your child misses any of the chapters I will catch them up when they get back. Diary of a Killer Cat always seems to be popular with the class.

Our mathletics stars this week are- Jack E, Macey, Zain, Jack PR (x2), Huey, Georgia, Mila, Malachi, Holly (x2). Congratulations to you all and an extra well done to Malachi who also got a silver award.

Ted is going to be going home with Zoya this weekend. I thought as he had just recovered from covid it would be best to go home with a doctor to look after him.

Finally, please could try to get your child two cardboard boxes ( one slightly larger than the other) as we will be making Tudor houses. I think there should still be last years houses on the website in the history folder if you want to look at what we are making.

Hopefully, things will start getting back to normal soon. See you on Monday

Friday 14th January

Happy New Year!!! I am sorry I didn't give you an update last week hopefully now are back in the full swing of a new term I can get back to routine.

Firstly, it was great to welcome Miss Monks back last week. She is still not 100% and will be coming back three mornings a week and slowly building her hours up. You may therefore hear your child mention different people that are supporting us in class during this transition time.

I had a quiet, relaxing Christmas up until the point my eldest son bought another puppy!! I am sure to keep you all informed about Dexter the new addition. Thankyou once again for the lovely presents and well wishes that myself and Miss Barnes received they were very much appreciated.

Your child should have come home with another password. ( yes another one) This is to TT rockstars as this term we shall be making a big push on times tables. As  a Y2 your child should know x10, x2 and x5 by heart but we will take individuals further if they can. We will also be introducing a times tables test very soon. Please try and allow your child to have short periods of time on Mathletics, TTRockstars and Purple Mash. Please give me a nudge if you need any of the passwords.

Also we have been using 2 email in class which will work at home. This is a completely safe email and is only within our school. All emails will come through me so they won't be instant but it is a good way to introduce your child to email.

In maths for the nest couple of weeks we shall be concentrating an measure - length, mass, capacity and time . 

Next week we shall be starting our new book' The Diary of a Killer Cat' by Anne Fine . This has definitely proved popular with previous classes. More details are below.

Our mathletics superstars this week are: Holly bronze and Silver and Macey bronze. Well done girls.

Ted had a very busy Christmas with Georgia and spent last weekend with Eddie. This week he is lucky enough to be going home with Zack I'm sure he will have a great time.

Have a great weekend. See you Monday.

Friday 17th December

Well we have made it to the end of another term.

The children have been fantastic. They are polite and well mannered and really look out for one and another. They can now settle down to enjoy Christmas at home.

Miss Barnes and I would like to thank you all for the lovely cards and gifts we received we certainly have been very lucky.

I'm looking forward to relaxing with my boys and coming off my diet for two weeks. Roy and Stanley will be having loads of long walks. However, Roy has pulled the Christmas tree down and smashed a lot of the baubles so I think he is on Santa's naughty list.

Unfortunately, you will soon receive a link to google classrooms as we have been told to prepare for remote learning should the covid cases continue to rise. Hopefully we will be able to great the children back on Tuesday 4th January and get ready for 'work-term'

Ted has gone home for the Christmas holidays with Georgia. I hope he doesn't eat too much turkey and chocolate else he won't fit in his bag.

Have a great Christmas and happy new year . See you in January.

Monday 13th December

Good morning. Sorry I didn't write on Friday with an update excuse I just forgot.

We had a great week with a lovely zoom call from Santa in the North Pole. The children had opportunity to ask him questions and he read a story to them . He was most put out that there is a song about him getting stuck up the chimney

We also recorded a couple of Christmas songs last week. I will post them on here as soon as I figure out how to do it.

Last week we sent spellings home these are for after Christmas. Please don't try to learn them over the turkey dinner.

We had a few successes in the Christmas raffle. Well done to all the winners.

Ted went home with Molly this weekend. I know that he will have had a great weekend. I can't wait to read what he's been up to.

Mathletics stars this week were Malachi and Macey.

Reading books will be changed on Monday and Tuesday.9even if it is not their reading day)  Please let us know if you want more than one book.

I'll try to keep you updated on here with all the fun things we get up to this week.

The children have had a really  busy week which started with snow on Monday morning. We used this to our advantage and played in the snow for our PE lesson. See the pictures above.

We didn't start our shape topic as the children have been completing some assessments in maths and reading. They have all done brilliantly and is great to see the progress made over this term . These have only been for school and have given me some ideas of what to teach next term. Christmas chaos. permitting we will be completing our shape work next week.

A number of children haven't sent in a wooden spoon. As soon as they all have we shall be making our wooden spoon dolls/action figures. We also aim to make our  Egg Box Dragons very soon. Once again I will post pictures on this page.

On Christmas jumper day we will be recording a couple of songs and this will also be going on the webpage. If you don't want your child on the webpage please inform us if you have not done already.

I have not given out the mathletics certificates yet this week as it got to 3:20 and we had not tidied up.

Ted has gone home with James this weekend so I'm sure he will have a great time.

riday 25th November


Good afternoon. Wow how cold has it got? I was on duty today and I had three coats on!!!!

We've had a great week and most of the children have managed to conquer division although today's word problems did prove tricky for some but don't worry as they will soon get used to it. Next week we will be starting on a shape topic.

We only had two mathletics superstars this week and they were Zain and Jack PR, I have set this weekends homework on mathletics. The games will be blocked until the homework is completed.

We had a great opportunity during golden time this afternoon to play with the new games> thanks once again to Mr and Mrs Ahmed. Pictures below.

Ted is lucky enough to go home with Amelia this weekend and mum said they have a very busy weekend planned so I shall look forward to hearing what they have been up to.

A quick reminder to send a wooden spoon in.

Also a little plea. As children do not have a PE kit in school we do not have any spare clothes if a child falls in the mud or gets wet. One child this week had to try her tights on the radiator after getting wet at playtime and put them on again before she went out as it was so cold. I'm trying to build a supply of spare clothes then if a child gets wet for any reason they can change into some dry clothes. Children do not need individual spare clothes as we have nowhere to store them.

Once again Miss Monks loved the flowers and we will hopefully see her soon.

Friday 19th November


Good afternoon.

We've made it to the end of another  busy week. The children have done an amazing job beginning to learn their times tables. This will help with next weeks work when we move onto division.

Our history topic this time is toys and games so the homework is connected with that. Your child has to find three adults to ask what toys they played with when they were younger. Also, please could you send in a wooden spoon. We are making wooden spoon dolls as part of this topic. Please don't worry boys we can make these very boy friendly. This will be needed in a couple of weeks but can be kept in the children's trays till needed.

I've also sent home another phonics screening example for your child to practise.

Ted has gone home this weekend with Rupert. I know that Rupert will be able to read stories to Ted as his reading has become really fluent and expressive recently.

Our mathletics stars this week are: Sam , Jack E, Holly and Mila , Well done guys keep up the hard work.

On Monday reception want to use the hall during our PE lesson. We will try and go outside if it is not too wet or too cold but we might have to postpone the lesson but please still come in kit.

Finally, I went to see Miss Monks on Friday . She is still quite unwell and struggling with her breathing. She sends all her love to everyone and she has really enjoyed looking at our bonfire party pictures and was glad we all had a good time. I took her some cards that the children had made which really cheered her up/ She is still unwell and unsure when she will be able to come back. Luckily, we have  Miss Barnes to support us whilst Miss Monks is off

Friday 12th November

Here we are at the end of another week. I think I'm still recovering from our bonfire party. I hope you have enjoyed looking at the picture which I eventually managed to download.

The children have been amazing this week and have worked really hard. They have begun to learn their times tables. They have also begun how to redraft and edit their writing.

Foe homework this week I'm sending home an example of the phonics screening. The children were meant to complete this in Y1 but with covid it was cancelled. School were informed this week that it needs to be completed this term. These are just for your child to use their phonics knowledge to read and there is no extra work. Please still send the homework folders back then I can put another practise paper in. ( there are some very strange alien words )

Our mathletics superstars this week are: 

Bronze: Imaan, Zack, Sam, JackE, Zain and JackPR

Silver: Zack, JackE, JackPR

Well done to them all. I wonder who will get our first gold certificate?

Don't forget to try and log on Purple Mash at home. There are lots of activities to complete on there. In class wee have used the 2paintapicture and have completed the impressionism and pointalism activities.

Maya is going to be taking Ted home this weekend. Maya has been very helpful around the classroom. However, she does keep telling me that the morning maths is 'too easy' so I had better up my game.

We shall begin our new book next week- Adventures of Egg Box Dragon. This is by the same author as the Claude books. (Alex Smith) Please try to save egg boxes for us to use for a DT project later in the term.

Finally, my car goes to be fixed next week . It turns out the person who hit me was on cloned plates so the police are dealing with it now.

I'm off to see Miss Monks this afternoon so I will send her all your regards.

Have a great weekend.

Friday 5th November


WOW  what a great day we have had today. Your children have been superb and a total credit to you.

First, we went into the woods and the children worked as a team problem solving in order to build a bonfire.

After that, we came inside and using the old clothes you sent in (thankyou) we made Guys. We also ate hot dogs.

In the afternoon we made rockets, firework pictures and bobbed for apples. Sorry if some of your children came home a little soggy.

Finally, we watched some spectacular fireworks on the white board and ate parkin and treacle toffee. Some of us even tried black peas. Ben was our black pea star!!

I will upload the pictures but at the moment it's not working properly. They are definitely something to look forward to. We also didn't manage to play some of the games so I will fit these into the PE lesson on Monday.

I have sent home a Purple Mash log in for your child. For homework just log in and explore the site as it is very early days using the site but they will use this all the way through the school.

I have not managed to download this weeks mathletics certificates as we have been so busy today so I will try my best to do this on Monday.

Amaad has taken Ted home this weekend I'm sure he will have a great time.

Finally, I am sorry to tell you that Miss Monks is not returning on Monday as she remains unwell. I am sure you will all wish her a speedy recovery. Luckily, we are able to keep Miss Barnes until she returns.

Have a great weekend. If you are going to a bonfire stay safe and I will see you on Monday.

Monday 1st November

I hope you all had a good if wet half term. I had a nice relaxing time apart from Saturday when some silly person decided to crash into my car and then proceed to drive off.

I start the half term with some bad news - Miss Monks will not be with us this week as she has tested positive for covid over half term. Luckily, she is not too poorly . I know all the children will miss her and will send their well wishes.

This means that she will miss our activity day on Friday.

On Friday children do not need to come in uniform.

We shall be making Guys so I would be grateful if anyone could send in some old clothes for us to stuff. Oh yes and some newspaper.

We shall be building bonfires - inside if it's wet outside if dry. (so probably inside)

Also, we shall be having traditional bonfire food. Please send in £2 to cover the cost of this. Halal versions will be available. Don't forget to inform us of any allergies.

There will also be bonfire games, bonfire art activities, apple bobbing. 

We should have a great day.


See you tomorrow,

Friday 22nd October


Good afternoon.

Wow we have made it through our first half term . We have certainly had a few ups and downs and hopefully we will a little bit more back to normal after the holiday.

Our mathletics superstars this week are:

Bronze: Imaan, Maya, JackE, Zain, Jack PR, Georgia, Malachi and Zoya

Silver: Maya, Georgia

A great effort by everyone.


  • We finally got a dry day on Thursday and managed to build our microhabitats. Please put them in you garden or yard and observe what visitors you get over half term. The children had a great time and I have put some pictures on our webpage for you to look at.
  • The smarties tubes are coming home tonight with a letter explaining what your child needs to do. Children getting paid for doing odd jobs sounds a great idea to me.
  • Please remember to send in a baby picture of your child for the first week back.
  • Please could you start saving egg boxes. We don't need them till December for a design technology project.
  • PE remains on Monday and Tuesday so once again your child can come to school in there PE kits. No dangly earrings please.


On Friday 5th November we are going to have a bonfire party serving traditional food and completing fun activities. Please don't worry there on't be any fireworks. However, we are asking for a small contribution to the food. Your child should come home with a letter. More details will follow after half term.

Ted is lucky to be going home with Evie tonight . We cant wait to read what Ted and Evie get up to over half term. 

Have a great rest over half term.

See you on Tuesday 2nd November.

Friday 15th October.


Here we are at the end of another week. Luckily children are beginning to return after self isolating.

We will remain in our bubble with a 3:20pm finish till Monday. Should we have no more positive cases over weekend we shall return to normal on Tuesday so fingers crossed.

We has an informal zoom meeting with the children who have been off on Thursday which was lovely for children in school and at home.

It is photos on Tuesday so your child will need to come in uniform with sports shoes so they can still access the PE lesson and have a photograph taken.

It's parents evening on Thursday . If you have not received a time for your call then please contact me and I can arrange this for you.

Sorry to mess you about but we will have to return to PE Monday and Tuesday as other classes timetable commitments are giving us very few slots to choose from. Please can you inform other parents of the alteration (again)

Our mathletics superstars this week are :Mays, Zack, Sam, Mila, James, Zain, Jack PR,  Samia, Georgia, Zoya and Holly (bronze) and an extra special mention for Sam, Zain and Mila who have achieved our first silver certificates.

Ted has gone home this weekend with Jack PR and I know that he will have a great time as it's Jack's birthday party and he will see many of the children.

Have a great weekend.



Mrs W xx

Monday 11th October


Good morning.

Sorry I didn't manage to write on Friday before I left work but Miss Monks and I had to rush off for our PCR test as we felt it was unfair for us to ask for the children to be tested if we weren't going to get tested  ourselves. Luckily, both tests have back negative. Please get your child tested in line with government guidelines as they have been in close contact with positive cases.

Well what a chaotic week it was . Three positive cases and now back to our Hawthorn Class bubble. Please encourage your child to hand sanitise as much as possible in an attempt to stop this mini outbreak. We wish all those positive a speedy recovery and the work is posted on the website following the daily timetable.

We still need plastic bottles in for the last week.

You should be receiving a letter about parents evening today. Which once again will be by phone on the 21st October. Please send requests back asap then appointments can be allocated.

PE this week will remain Tuesday and Wednesday. However, this will have to change again as it clashes with another class. I will keep you informed. Also, I have noticed that some girls are wearing dangly earrings these are not allowed in school due to safety reasons especially not on PE days.

Our mathletics stars this week are: Maya, Sam, Jack, Ben, Issa, Zain, Mila, Ruari, Samia and Georgia. Mathletics is also an option for children self isolating.

Ted stayed in class this weekend as he is self isolating due to the outbreaks. He should be back in action next weekend.

Have a great week

Friday 1st October


Good afternoon. We can't believe we are in October already.

Mrs Wainman has even had to pack her sandals away and put socks and shoes on. She normally manages to stay in sandals till half term.

Wow we have had a busy week not helped with the internet crashing on Monday and being very slow on Tuesday.

Once again your children have been amazing. We have got 8 children achieving a certificate in mathletics this week : Issa, Amelia, Sam, Minahil, Zain, JackPR, Georgia and Holly. Well done to all those and we wonder who will be the first to achieve a silver certificate.

Minahil has taken Ted home for the weekend and we are sure he will have a great time. Minahil has produced some excellent english work this week.

We will continue our number work on addition next week . For english we will do one last day of Beegu then start our new book ' Claude and the City' which we have not use before so we are looking forward to that.

The office have sent a text out about PE. This has now changed to Tuesday and Wednesday due to other timetable changes . Sorry for the confusion caused.

I've got Roy, my son's dog for the weekend. I'm sure my dog Stanley will be well impressed. I got told off last time I looked after him for getting him too mudd

Friday 24th September


Good afternoon. How quickly has this week flown by?

We have had a great week in school and the children are really settling into Y2 mode. We even tackled fronted adverbials today !!!!

The children are getting better at logging onto the computers ' using a mouse and finding mathletics. In fact  10 children achieved their bronze certificate for this week with some even achieving 2. Those children are: Zack, Maya, Imaan, Holly, Mila, Ben, Sam, Jack PR, Jack E and Minahil. Well done to all those children. Mila even earned over 4000 points.

Ted is spending the weekend at Sam's house so I'm sure he will have a great time.

Please return your information sheets as soon as possible . We will send another copy home for those that have gone astray.

Mrs Perry was able to do an assembly this week with our class which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

Please make sure that your child comes to school with a coat as we do go outside even if it is raining a little.

We shall finish Beegu next week . We hope the children have enjoyed it. In maths we shall be focussing on addition next week.

Friday 17th September


Good afternoon.  We have made it to the end of another week.

Your children have worked really hard and are a credit to you.

Six children- Zack, Zain, Zoya, Mila, Malachi and Sam managed to achieve their bronze certificate in mathletics this week . Well done let's hope there are more to give out next week. Please drop me an email if you are struggling to log on and I will try and help you.

Everyone managed to complete their homework. Thankyou. 

We also had some very good results with spellings.

Ted is off for an adventure at Zain's house this weekend. We shall look forward to hearing what he gets up to.

We will continue with Beegu next week and the maths objectives we shall be working on are below.

Have a great weekend.

Friday 10th September


WOW How amazing are your children?!?! They have all coped really well with the extra workload involved with Y2. We hope they are nice and tired and allow you a peaceful weekend.

They have come home with their homework folder containing maths , handwriting and their mathletics log in card. These cards are to be kept at home as we have copies when we use mathletics in school. We have also sent instructions of how to log into mathletics. Homework needs to be returned on Monday. They have also got their spellings which need to be completed and returned on Wednesday when they will have a quick test.

Our library session is on Monday so please return the library books and your child can choose another one.

Well done to Evie who is taking our class bear Ted home for the weekend we can't wait to read what they've have been doing together.

Next week we will continue our book Beegu (see below) and our maths remains as number and place value.

Monday 6th September


Happy Monday

We had a great time last week. Your children are wonderful and we are really looking forward to the year ahead.

Hopefully, your child has come home with a reading book and their reading days are clearly marked on. Please let us know if this is not the case.

If your child is going home with another person please could you inform us This hopefully will avoid any confusion.

Look out for spellings on Wednesday and homework on Friday,

Below please find the english and maths we shall be covering over the next two weeks

Monday 19th April

Good morning. We've made it to summer term and I hope we are all fighting fit and ready to work hard.

Our start time is still 8:55am and we finish at 3:20pm. Please try to keep as close as possible to those times to avoid congestion on the school premises.

Our new book this term is  Olga Da Polga which is another blast from the past for me as I enjoyed reading it when I was young.

Wednesday 31st March

Good morning.

The sun is shining again so if you can quickly complete your work then you can get out in the garden this afternoon.

The work today is maths, english, comprehension and science. The science is an oak academy lesson once again so I just need an acknowledgment that you've watched this and completed the pause points. 

I'm going to zoom at 10  but need to cancel the 1pm one as NHS Bolton are due to call

See you at 10

Mrs W x


Tuesday 30th March

Good morning. Hope you are all ok.

Today I have put on maths, english, comprehension and geography. The geography today is drawing a simple sketch map for your journey to school. We have done sketch maps before so I hope you will be able to do this no problem. As today is meant to be a lovely day I've got another activity that can be done outside and I'll tell you about this on zoom.

See you soon,

Mrs W


Monday 29th March

Good morning.

Hope you are all well. I have managed to put today's work on here and google classrooms. 

There is maths, SPAG, comprehension and RE. I know the children completed RE on Friday but as the 28/3 and 29/3 are the Hindu festival of Holi I thought it would be an appropriate time to do it.

Thankyou once again for all your lovely messages. I am feeling OK at the moment and Bolton NHS are keeping a close eye on me.

See you at 10.

Mrs W x


Friday 26th March


Good morning. I have posted today's work on the web and google classrooms and Mrs Townley has kindly sent me the link for live Spanish lessons which I have put on home learning should you wish to complete.

Looks like we will be here home learning till Easter.

Today we have maths, English, comprehension and RE. There are also the Spanish lessons which you can access anytime. As we have finished our book and Oak Y2 are joining us I have decided to concentrate on SPAG activities while we are off. 

See you at 10

Mrs W


Thursday 25th March




Dear Parents,

As most of you will know a child has tested positive on a lateral flow test. Therefore, your child will need to self isolate until we receive confirmation of a negative PCR test. School will be in touch with any further information when they have it.

We once again are home schooling. I have put maths, english and science on for today which your child is expected to complete while self isolating. Zoom  meetings will start tomorrow at 10am and 1pm. A register will be taken at the 10am zoom but it is at your discretion if you wish your child to attend the 1pm.

Please contact us if you have any problems.

See you soon.

Mrs W and Miss M

Dear Parents,

We here we are at the end of another week and only one more week left of homeschooling. 

We both can't wait till the 8th March when we can back to get back to some normality and meet you all again. When we return you will need to come up the driveway and go back down the same way. We will start at 8:55am and finish at 3:20pm. Should you have another child in different class be contact us then we can arrange a convenient time. There will be more details in Mrs Perry's email.

The details for the final week of zooms are on google classrooms.

Let's hope the good weather continues over the weekend (then we can get our washing on the line!!!)

Have a great weekend.



Mrs Wainman and Miss Monks


PS Should you wish to come dressed up on 4th March (to zoom or school) for World Book Day then please do so.  Although, any book day activities will be when all the class is back together then no one misses out.

Monday 22nd February


Good afternoon.

Well it looks like we will all be back on the 8th March so hopefully we will be able to get back into some routine. Phew !!!  Luckily, I had my jab last week and feel it was another step forward to coming out of lockdown.

For the next two weeks there will be two zooms a day . If this causes a problem please do not worry.   (see Mrs Perry's letter). The afternoon will just be to reinforce any of the daily work. 

The timetable has changed a little bit and we are now completing geography on a Tuesday rather than history. Work will be on the website and google classrooms and we will begin with simple mapwork.

Friday 5th February


Well here we are Friday again. Well done everyone.

We didn't get our snow last weekend did we? However, I have been sent some snow pictures that I have put on the home learning section for everyone to enjoy.

More technology has been inflicted on us this week. They're called padlets. We have three a reading one: to recommend books. An activity gallery : for photos or pictures of something you have done and an appreciation station to give people a boost. Please try and add to them if you can.

As of next week there will be a further daily zoom meeting at 1 o'clock. This is a drop in and you only need to attend if you wish to discuss something or to see your friends.  There will also be an extra one on Thursday to listen to the next Killer Cat book. If we don't finish it we can always book another slot. All codes are on google classrooms. Also a reminder that there are no zooms on Monday at all due to me being at a hospital appointment and therefore unavailable. I'll respond to any work sent in as soon as possible.

Please can I ask that all overdue work be sent in as soon as possible. I've asked for some work to be resubmitted but you will have been sent an individual message if that's the case.

The Tudor houses were a success. I've put pictures in the history home learning section if you want to look. Please give me a nudge if yours isn't there and I can add to it at any time.

Finally, have an amazing weekend. See you on Tuesday.

Friday 29th January


Well we've made it to the end of another week . 

At least now we have a date to aim for (8th March) We can do it!!

The children in school had a great time on Monday playing in the snow. Let's hope we get more this weekend then we can see some of your snowman. Don't forget to take a picture if you build a snowman this weekend. This of course is dependent on the weather.

It was great see all the models you made today on the zoom meeting. If you make anything else we will try and show them at the end of each meeting.

Don't forget you will need two boxes for Tuesday . Can't wait to se your Tudor houses.

We've got a lockdown birthday weekend at our house this weekend  so luckily it will be a yummy take away Saturday night. I wonder what we will have? What's your favourite take away? Have a great weekend and I will see you all on Monday.

Friday 22nd January


Phew the end of another week.

We all seem to be settling into a routine and coping well with the situation. We had a bit of a scare this week when Miss Monks was poorly but luckily she tested negative.

I thought I was finally getting to grips with zoom and growing in confidence with it to come to Friday and I was unable to share my screen. Unsure what I was doing wrong but I'll try again on Monday so fingers crossed.

On the 2nd February for history your child will need two cardboard boxes. One slightly bigger than the other. For history we shall be making Tudor houses. Further details are on google classrooms. If your child is in school that day then please send them into school on the day not before.

Our zoom meetings code for next week has been posted on google classrooms as well.

Thankyou for all your hard work with the school work I really appreciate it. If you have any outstanding work please send it as soon as possible.

Have a lovely weekend . Stay safe and remember I am at the end of an email should you need me.

Monday 18th January


Just a quick note today but I have found out this weekend that The Natural History Museum are doing a homework club starting from today. There will be fun activities to do at home each day each day and a quiz at the end of the week. This week's topic is 'dinosaurs.'

Also, the Oak National Academy has opened free reading and writing activities from your children's favourite authors.

See you at 10am 


Mrs W


PS I've put you another Forest schools pack on here. I'm not sure parents will like it but I'm sure the children will.


Friday 15th January 


As we come to the end of our second week on lock down I'm no more confident on zoom classrooms than I was last week. I'd like to blame the technology but honestly I think it is more likely my technical skills. It has been lovely seeing all the children and hearing about all your adventures.

Coach Leon has sent some PE lessons on multiskills, football and dance . I've put the links in the PE folder.

The work you have been sending has been great thankyou. Here's to another week. See you Monday.

Thankyou for your support,

Mrs Wainman

Wednesday 13th January


Thankyou for being so patient with me with zoom calls Miss Monks was having similar problems in school today. Thankyou for the work you have been sending me either on google classrooms or email . Myself and Miss Monks are trying to make sure we respond quickly to them. We are always available via email should you need us. The children in school have also been working hard . We have had to relocate  to the hall because there is so many of Hawthorn wanting a place we cannot socially distance safely in our classroom.

Finally, I have been sent a forest schools pack.(see above)  I used them when we first went into lockdown and the children enjoyed them but I have to say the weather was better then. As I listen to the rain outside I'm not sure they will be much use but should the weather improve they are great activities to do outside.

Be in touch soon,

Mrs W


Sunday 10th January


I hope you are having a good weekend.

I'm looking forward to seeing some of you via zoom tomorrow at 10am. Please be patient with me as some of you know I'm not the most technically minded. I'm sure we will muddle through together.

I have started a lockdown gallery which I will look forward to filling with lots of pictures you send me.

Prue has sent a video of her playing the cello. Well done Prue you have really come on in a very short time..

BBC Bitesize have set up a timetable of activities to complete should you wish to do so. (see below)

In the zoom meetings if you have a question if you type it in the chat then Miss Monks will answer it . Questions can be asked at the end but we can't run over as it will be another year groups time to zoom.

See you tomorrow,

Mrs W


Friday 8th January

Wow what a crazy week it has been!!!

Looking forward to coming back to school and meeting everyone only to be put back into lockdown.

Home learning should continue on Monday with the added bonus of google classrooms and zoom meetings. Thanks to the parents who have let me know if they can't make the zoom meeting.

I thought it might be useful to share with you a very simple timetable (see below) of what work your child needs to be completing and when. Obviously, the constraints of home learning mean that it is not always possible to complete at a certain time so this needs to be flexible. Key worker children will be following the same timetable and completing the same work.

Work will appear on google classrooms each day from Monday . However, if you need it early then it will also be on the website to print off.


Thankyou for your support,

Wednesday 6th January


Good morning and a happy new year to you all .

May I take this opportunity on behalf of myself and Ms Monks to thank you for all our lovely gifts we received  for Christmas they were very much appreciated.

Wow I really didn't expect to start the new year off like this! We will get through this together and make sure we all stay safe and healthy. 

I will put maths and english activities on the website this week and if these can be returned via email like we did during our self isolation that would be great . From next week we shall begin the day with a zoom meeting at 10am. The code for this will go on google classrooms. Hopefully this will not clash with any other classes. One parent has already told me that they will struggle to attend a daily zoom meeting due to work commitments and this is fine as long as I know. The work next week will go on google classrooms and the website. Please respond to the google classroom invitation if you have not already done so.

The expectation is that the work is completed but we do appreciate that home schooling is not always the easiest. Please contact me if you are struggling.

Children in school as keyworker children will also be expected to complete the work set for our class while they are in school.

if you require additional work then from Monday BBC bitesize are running lessons each morning. Joe Wicks is also putting 20 min workout on You tube Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am which will cover our PE. Also, there is always TTRockstars and Mathletics. I have brought your passwords home with me if you need them. 

I would also love to see photographs of activities you do or things you make during lockdown and we can create a 'lockdown gallery' and share them with the class.

I'll keep you updated as much as possible. Please remember I am only an email away. If there is anything you need please contact me.


Mrs Wainman

Tuesday 15th December


We are having a lovely last week. We have been very busy over the last two days : making egg box dragons; making cards and calendars. Your children have been fantastic and very excited!!! Why not check out google classrooms for our rendition of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.


It will be a 'different' party day tomorrow. Children can come in their party clothes but please remember they will be playing outside. Also , remember to send in a small snack ( no nuts please) and a carton of juice. Unfortunately, children will not be able to share.


Please remember that we finish on Friday 18th December at 2 o'clock. There will be no Smarties that afternoon.


May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. Have a lovely rest and we shall look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 6th January at 8:45am


Christmas wishes,

Mrs Wainman and Miss Monks


Thursday 10th December


Hi just a quick note about end of term arrangements.

Friday 11th Dec - Christmas jumper day. Children to come in uniform but with a Christmas jumper.

Monday 14th Dec- Making egg box dragons . You child will need a 6 egg, cardboard egg box.

Wednesday 16th Dec- Christmas fun day. Non - Uniform. Your child can bring in a carton of juice and a small snack.

Friday 18th Dec- Last day. We finish at 2 o'clock!!!


Friday 4th December

Friday again!!!

You're children have worked hard this week but I do think that Christmas excitement is beginning to bubble. So good luck this weekend!!!

Children can bring cards in any day next week but they won't be delivered until the following week as they need to be in school for 72 hours.

Sorry but I have sent two lots of short homework this weekend. For the maths just name the shapes. to reinforce work completed in class. There is a challenge but only do this if you really want to. I've also sent a short reading comprehension. We have completed this in school but lots of children found it tricky as it is the first time they have done something like this independently. Most children seem to be trying to remember the text rather than rereading to find the answers. Thankyou for your support in this.

It's Christmas dinner day on Thursday so if your child wishes to have a Christmas dinner the please let the school office know. Also, don't forget it's Christmas jumper on Friday. Children have also been given an order form for raffle tickets so please return this to school ASAP if you want some tickets.



Have a lovely weekend . Two weeks to go !!!

See you on Monday.

Mrs W


Friday 27th November


It's Friday again !!!

We had a lovely afternoon decorating the school Christmas tree today. It looks beautiful. I'm sure the Christmas fairies will soon be busy decorating your homes.

We managed to complete the phonic screening today as well. All the children have done brilliantly and you should be really proud. So you will be glad to know I will stop sending the phonic sheets out.

A few children have asked for a class list to send Christmas cards. This will be given out on Monday. However, the children can only bring their cards in from Monday 7th December . They will then have to be in school for 72 hours before we give them out. (probably the week after) It is very strange times we are living in. 

A quick reminder your child will need a cardboard egg box for the last week of term . We are aiming to make Egg Box Dragons.


Monday 23rd November


Wow that was a long week!!!

I don't suppose talking on the phone for 5 hours helped but it was lovely to speak to you all and find out what your children are like at home.

Children really enjoyed making the wooden spoon puppets . Thankyou to Mrs Tomkinson for the extra spoons. I'll post some pictures when our ipad works properly.

I'll send another phonics pack home on Monday so you can practise these with your child . We aim to do the screening week beginning the 7th December

Friday 13 November


Phew the end of another week.

I know some of you had the flu jab on Thursday. Don't worry if you were missed out the nurses are returning as there was some technical hitch. Please contact the school office if you don't think you've had a letter and they will point you in the right direction.

I'm not sending handwriting homework for the next few weeks as I want your child to concentrate on the phonics I am sending home. A new one will come on Monday.

On a more fun note, please could you send into school a wooden spoon ASAP. We are making wooden spoon puppets as part of our history topic on toys.

Also, I have started to put 'knowledge organisers' on our class page for history and science. They will highlight the key knowledge and skills we will be teaching during that topic and may give you some good ideas for work to do at home.

Also, next week is anti-bullying week in order to promote this we will be doing different activiities in school and the children can come to school on Monday wearing odd socks. 

Have a great weekend.

Monday 9th November


Hi I hope you all had a nice weekend. Mine was very quiet especially with everything being shut. My dog Stanley has been very scared of the fireworks but I've found a plug in that seems to calm him down and make him less anxious. They seemed to go on for days last week didn't they?

Over the next 3/4 weeks I'll be sending home phonics screening practice sheets. They are just to read and can be completed as many times as you wish. If your child needs to sound the word out , which is probably recommended with the alien words, that's fine as long as they say the full words after. there is no need to send these back to school.

27/29 parents have accepted their invitations to our google classroom which is fantastic. If you need another invite please let me know and I can sort this.

Remember it is flu jabs on Thursday. Please remind your child if they are going to have it then it is not a shock to them.

Any problems please give me a quick email and I'll try and sort it for you.

Monday 2nd November


Welcome to a new half term. Mine was very quiet mainly due to the weather but I was lucky enough to look after Roy my grand doggy for a couple a days. I can't say Stanley my border collie was too impressed though. 

Normally we would be due to start practising our Christmas play any time soon. Unfortunately, this will not be happening this year. Still expect a busy half term ending making egg box dragons so please start thinking about saving egg boxes. Our ipad is playing up so at the moment I can't post pictures of our rockets but hopefully I will when our tech guy comes in. 

As Ms Monks pointed out to me I forgot to send PE kits home for a wash before half term. I will send them after our PE lesson tomorrow then they aren't needed till the following week.

I'm in school today with the other staff members to make sure everything is ready for you tomorrow. As school will remain open during lockdown please can you remind your children about 'hands, face , space ' then we all stay safe.  Of course this is an ever changing situation so I will keep you informed as soon as I know anything but Mr Longworth is due to send a letter about expectations should we need to close again.

If you haven't replied to your google classroom invite please could you do so ASAP as we will try to use this more if we have to lockdown again. If you haven't received an invite please let me know and I will send you another one. I've also sent reminder emails to people who have not accepted yet.


See you tomorrow ,

Friday 23rd October


Yes we have made it !!!!

Hawthorn class have been wonderful this term and coped with the new conditions really well.

I thought you would like to know that two members of staff have complimented Hawthorn Class on their manners today. They are credit to you and the school and I'm very impressed.

We had a very busy day today making our rockets and I hope they all have pride of place in your living rooms .

We are back on Tuesday 3rd November and we will start our new book 'Adventures of Egg Box Dragon'. and our science topic is 'materials'

Have a lovely, relaxing half term. I will be available by email over half term if you need me or have any worries.

See you soon,

Mrs W xx


P.S. I have put some examples of the phonic screening in the english folder please have a look if you have time.

Monday 19th October

Welcome to our last week.

The children have been asked to design a Christmas card (yes I know its only October!!) We will be aiming to send them off by the end of the week then you will be able to buy packs of Christmas cards designed by your child. We will do the final design in school but if you could help your child think of ideas that would be a great help.

We are still having a technology day on Friday . I am looking forward to seeing the children's creations come to life.

See you in the morning 

Mrs W x

Friday 16th October


Phew we made it to Friday.

Your children have worked really hard this week and are becoming true Y2s.

We have been really busy today designing rockets for design technology. We will attempt to build them next Friday. Your child will have an idea of what he/she needs to bring into school. Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances we will be un able to share those resources with other children. This means if your child does not bring anything in they will  be unable to build a rocket. However, we will plan an additional technology activity should this arise. We hope to take pictures of our rockets and share them on the website.

Have a great weekend.

Love Mrs W


Monday 12th October

Good morning and welcome to a new week.

Still no news on smarties I'm afraid as soon as I know anything I'll post it on here.

My two sons went playing golf yesterday in the autumn sunshine and I managed to get all the bedding washed !!!!

A few parents have been asking if Y2s are taking the phonic assessment . Yes we are taking it next half term, as late as possible to give us a chance of going through all the sounds. Should you wish to practise at home if you type in 'Y1 phonic assessment ' it will bring up previous years tests.

Have a great week.

Mrs W x


Friday 9th October

Well we made to the end of a very strange week. Has it only been four days?

Unfortunately, Smarties will not be opening on Monday due to staffing issues. Mrs Hardy will keep you informed .

We have been busy creating isolation books for all the children this afternoon, containing all the work your wonderful children completed over lock down. If you have not already please send in the work. If you need it printing let me know and I'll print it out in school

Have a great weekend.

Mrs W x


Wednesday 7th October


Was great to see you all yesterday although you were a little bit chatty. I think I'm used to the silence of my own living room . Don't worry we will soon be back into out Y2 routine.

A couple of children have not returned as of yet so I have continued to put the work in the home learning for maths and english. It is not in as much detail so hope it clear enough.

Mrs W x

P.S. A special apology to Harry as I forgot to put his bug hotel on here. It's on now so if you can all have a look it's fantastic!!!

Monday 5th October


Good morning!!!!

Yes we have finally got to the end of isolation. Relax today and enjoy the sunshine

We should start the day tomorrow with PE and I think that will still go ahead.

Staff will be wearing visors and mask around school to hopefully prevent another lockdown.

That will take some getting used to.

Please bring in any work that you have been doing.

See you tomorrow,

Mrs W

Friday 2nd October


Hello. Well we have nearly made it to the end of isolation. I'm sure like me you are ready to go outside.

You have all been amazing with your work while we've been off . Every single one of you has tried your best and are a credit to your parents. Please could you bring all your work to school with you on Tuesday.

Since you've been so amazing with your work shall we have a day off on Monday ? I'll still put work on but only complete it if you want to and this will give people an opportunity to catch up work they have not finished.

Staff have a zoom call on Monday to make sure we don't end up in a situation like this again. All staff will be wearing visors in class and masks will be worn in all communal areas. it will take some getting used to but if it keeps us all safe then it's a must.

See you Tuesday,

Mrs W x


P.S. I've put a link to some extra resources in our home learning folder. It's from BBC bitesize and covers all topics. 

Thursday 1st October

October !!!!! How did we get there?

We have managed to get a message board started on Google Classsrooms. I've met Harrison's boxer Eric, Olivia's border collie Kassie and Max's dogs Vinnie and Bella. Also I've had great pictures from Max and Zain. Mrs Tomkinson has also put on fun things to make and do. Once again three parents didn't receive their invite due to my technical skills but that has been sorted so if anyone else hasn't received an invite please give us a nudge. Can't wait to see more of your pets or pictures you've drawn.

I've been up to a bit of DIY as well. I've only changed some spot lights in my kitchen but I've not done it before.

Anyway, thanks once again for all the work. At present we are due back on Tuesday 6th October so fingers crossed we will be able to work together soon.

Missing you all,

Mrs W x


Wednesday 30th September

Good morning. Is it only Wednesday ? Feels like we have been off school for ages.

I've sent you all an invite to google classrooms. If you've not received it please give me a nudge and I'll send it again. We should be up and running if we need to close again. Mr Longworth assures me that it is well worth doing and he will provide me with training when we get back.

Have any of you managed to have a go at TTRockstars? I hope you have as it will really help with your times tables. Don't worry if you don't get many right on your first few goes . Just set yourself mini targets of improving slowly.

Keep an eye on next weeks spellings which are at the bottom of this page. They won't have the extra five on that Ms Smart sets but it will keep your brain ticking over.

Jack, my son has found another puppy and hopes to pick it up on Friday so I'll keep you informed and post a photo on here. I don't know who is more excited me or Jack.

See you soon,

Mrs W

P.S. I've been having a play on our google classroom. Don't worry I've not set extra work. I've just been posting the odd message and picture on the message board. Once you have accepted the invite you will be able to do so as well.


Tuesday 29th September

Good morning . I hope you are all well.

I'm finding being trapped inside difficult now and really need to get back to school. Some of you may of realised I put maths in the english folder and didn't put the guided reading book on!!! But all is sorted now.

I really do have an amazing class every single one of you is working so hard and has sent me work you really are a credit to your parents. I love receiving the emails and learning what you've been doing so keep them coming. 

I'm going to send you a log in for TTRockstars. I would normally give you these after Christmas and teach you in class how to use it. However, please have a go if you can manage to navigate it. The programme deals with times tables and corresponding division facts. Let me know how you go on.

Keep in touch,

Mrs W x

P.S. I'm trying to set up a google classroom so if you get an invitation from a gmail account it's me. We probably won't use it this lockdown but it will be there if we need it again at any time.


P.P.S. I'm really not sure what I'm doing so you'll have to be patient with me



Monday 28th September

Good morning I hope you are all well.

Have we only been off a week? It seems like ages . I suppose it doesn't help with not being allowed out does it?

I've had some lovely messages and some excellent work sent to me over weekend. It's great to see how sensible you are all being and completing your work for your parents.

Zuzanna made a bug hotel but her rabbit Blue decided that the greens in there looked really tasty so it became a Bunny restaurant. Zain has also created a bug poster. If I've not put your bug hotel on here please will you give me a nudge.

I was going to be a grandma on Friday ....... My eldest was buying a puppy but it turned out to be naughty people trying to get money out of Jack with no puppy to sell. I'll keep you all informed and hope to be soon introducing my .grand doggy to you.

I've put this weeks history in the folder . It is a powerpoint and quiz on Amelia Earhart..  There is also PSHE to complete which is thinking about responsibilities we have at home. Finally, I have uploaded a video about 'habitats' from Oak Academy. This should reinforce the work we've already done in class..There are also some drawing activities in the art section.

Brrr i'm off to turn the heating on before I do anymore work.

Missing you all,

Mrs W


P.S. The art and science tasks are stuggling to open so it might get you out of a little bit of work.

If you go to the classroom on the link for the science you can eventually get to it but I understand if you don't complete it. Ill start having a play and see what I can do


Friday 25th September

Good morning... yes it is still morning!!

Well done for all the hard work you are all doing I'm so impressed.

Your bug hotels are all very different but all very amazing. Check out Erin's video of her bug hotel as her guests move in . Also , Archie has made two one natural and one manmade as he wants to find out which one the bugs prefer. Theo's bug hotel grew and took over his garden . He now has visitors of a centipede, a snail and a frog.

Remember today is Friday so that's Spanish day so go on the Spanish folder and play one of the games or complete a colouring sheet.

At least the sun is shining again today.

Have a great weekend.

I'll look forward to hearing from you.


Love Mrs W


Thursday 24th September

Good morning. Hope you are all well.

We got the terrible news that school needed to close completely as of today. I'm not sure when it will open but I'm sure Mrs Perry will keep us all informed.

I've been amazed at the work you've been sending to me. keep going you are doing an amazing job. I'm going to put a video of Erin's bug hotel on the website later as she already has some guests.

I will be chasing up anyone who has not sent in any work as this is not a two week holiday. Please contact me if you are having any issues and we can come up with an arrangement.

Stanley, my dog keeps looking at me and he doesn't understand why I can't take him out for a walk.

Missing you already,

Mrs W



Wednesday 23rd September

Good morning I hope you are all well. Thankyou to the children who completed yesterday's work and sent it to me it was great to see the effort that you'd put into the work. I've been sent some great bug hotels. I can't wait to see some more. I'll put them on the website then you can all see them. I hope that the rain clears up then you can get out in the garden to work on your creations.

Check out the history folder. There is a Neil Armstrong timeline to complete and a significant person fact file to complete. It's just like the one we completed on Christopher Columbus. Use the powerpoint to help you complete them.

I've put two maths activities on for today. The white Rose maths includes a powerpoint and you should be able to access it quite independently. Which will help if your parents are working from home.

Please complete at least one maths and one english activity a day and email them to me. There is an expectation that you are working and not just having fun. I'll look forward to seeing all your hard work.

See you soon,

Mrs W


Tuesday 22nd September


Well what a crazy day it has been. I hope you are all ok . It seems such a shame to split up our Year 2 bubble after the fantastic start you have all made. I am sorry about the delay in putting work on today but it took me nearly 2 hours to get home and then my computer decided it didn't like me. Anyway here I am. I've put an english and maths activity on to complete today. I will be constantly putting on different activities to complete daily. I suggest completing at least one english and one maths activity a day then one other subject.  Don't forget there is also mathletics.

Today, while the weather is so nice try to get out in your garden and build a bug hotel. I'll put some ideas in science home learning. Please send me pictures of your bug hotels when they are done.

There is an expectation that all children will complete the daily work so please will you email your child's work to me when completed. I will be available every dayon:


Remember we will not be allowed back on school premises until 5th October. Should you need to pick a sibling up please contact the school office and they will make arrangements with you. Also, remember that we are self isolating and should be staying at home.


Mrs Wainman

Monday 21st September

What great a great week we had!!!!

We had fun on our minibeast search of the school grounds ( see photos).

Your child has been set three lots of homework. Please see below for when each piece is due in.

Monday 14th September


We had a great week last week. The Y2 environment was a bit of a shock to a few but I'm sure they will soon get used to it.

Your child has been given a bag with their reading book in. On this bag there is a sticker with the days that your child will read in school so please make sure there book is in school on those days. If your child finishes their book before their reading day they will still be able to change it.

In addition this I have given your child a mathletics log in to keep at home. Please try to give it a go this weekend.

Remember that all  the water fountains are out of use due to the current situation therefore it is important that your child has a water bottle filled with water each day.


Monday 7th September

Welcome to Hawthorn Class

From Monday 7th September those in hawthorn will start school between 8:45 and finish at 3:00pm. The children will come and leave school from the main entrance.

We will have a 'sanitation  station ' in each room and your child will be encouraged to wash their hands more regularly.

In order to avoid large groups on the playground breaks and lunchtimes will need to be staggered. Hawthorn's break times are:

Breaktimes: 10.00 - 10.15 and 2.00 - 2.15

Lunch: 12.00 - 12.30 (Inside eating) 12.30 - 1.00 Outside.

This will be explained to your child when they start and which zone they must stay in on the playground.

Please can you make sure all items of clothing, especially jumpers are named . Then we can return them to their rightful owner if they go missing.

This week we shall be working hard to get back into the routine of school.

In maths: 

Identify and place 2-digit numbers on a number line.

Compare and order numbers to 100.

Make reliable estimates of numbers up to 100.

Count in 10s from 1-digit and 2-digit numbers.

In english:

We shall be starting our book 'Beegu' and over the half term we will be covering the following aims.

  • To explore a high quality picture book which allows children to put themselves inside the story and empathise with characters and their issues and dilemmas
  • To engage with illustrations throughout a picture book to explore and recognise the added layers of meaning these can give to our interpretation of a text
  •  To explore themes and issues, and develop and sustain ideas through discussion, enabling children to make connections with their own lives
  •  To develop creative responses to the text through drama, poetry, storytelling and artwork
  •  To write in role in order to explore and develop empathy for characters

Can't wait to see you all.

Love Mrs Wainman



Monday 31st August

Welcome to Hawthorn Class . 

Remember for the first three days you will go to your Year One class . This will allow your teachers you have a smooth transition to Y2 and assess which Y2 class your learning style will be better suited to. Some will be in Hawthorn and some will be Y2s in Oak. This is to ensure school follow government guidelines of not having more than 30 in an infant class. The classroom looks quite different as you can see from the photo.

From Monday 7th September those in hawthorn will start school between 8:45-8:55 and finish at 3:00pm. The children will come and leave school from the main entrance.

We will have a 'sanitation  station ' in each room and your child will be encouraged to wash their hands more regularly.

In order to avoid large groups on the playground breaks and lunchtimes will need to be staggered. Hawthorn's break times are:

Breaktimes: 10.00 - 10.15 and 2.00 - 2.15

Lunch: 12.00 - 12.30 (Inside eating) 12.30 - 1.00 Outside.

This will be explained to your child when they start and which zone they must stay in on the playground.

Please can you make sure all items of clothing, especially jumpers are named . Then we can return them to their rightful owner if they go missing.

Can't wait to see you all.

Love Mrs Wainman