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Please find below activity packs and fun activities to keep you busy over the summer holidays should you wish to. Do not worry about doing it all, pick and choose what you enjoy the most. 


There are a mixture of different activities, much like the activities the children in school will be completing on the last couple of days at school before the summer break. There are mystery codes to be broken, stories to enjoy with loved ones, puzzles to be solved and science experiments to amaze. 


We all hope you have an amazing summer holiday and we can not wait to see you in September. 


Stay Safe :)

Summer 2 - Week 1 - wc 1st June 2020


I hope you had a lovely half term holiday.  This week, some more people have started to come back to school.

We have started to introduce more learning into our day as well as playing and outdoor activities so I would really encourage you to start getting a bit more learning done at home too.  


I hope you are continuing to keep safe in the sun and keeping your families safe by remembering social distancing.


Best wishes

Mrs Gale

Week commencing 25th May 2020 - Half term


Dear Torino Class


I hope you are all keeping well - it was so lovely to speak with some of you again last week, while I was at school.

The weather has been super hot and sunny again - don't forget your hat and sunscreen when you are playing out in it!

It is half term this week so I won't put any  structured learning on the website - carry on baking and playing outside, enjoying the nature and wildlife on your walks.

I do hope it will be possible to be see you at school again sometime soon and Ms Jones will keep your parents updated about how that will all work out.


In the meantime, keep looking after yourselves and your family.


Kind regards

Mrs Gale

Summer I Week 5 - Week commencing 18th May 


I hope you have had a good week learning and playing at home.  We have one more week in Summer I and then it is half term.  I will be phoning everyone because I am at school this week again and I am looking forward to hearing about everything you have been doing.


Take care of yourselves and your families


Mrs Gale



wc 11th May 2020


Hello Torino class!


I hope you all had lovely VE Day celebrations - What amazing sunshine we had!  My family and I had tea, cake and scones in the front garden and we made union jack flags and bunting to decorate our house!


We heard on Sunday that we may be starting to go back to school some time after half term.  We have still got a few more weeks before then, so I will continue to put up some learning and activities for you to do at home until then.


Take care of yourselves and one another,


Mrs Gale

Week beginning 4th May 2020


What a wet week we had last week!  I hope you were still able to get outside on your walks and bike rides, or play outside between the showers!

It was lovely to speak to most of you yesterday on the telephone with your parents.  Next time I am in school, I will phone again and I will hopefully be able to speak to you again and hear about all the fun things and learning you have been doing at home.


I have put some ideas for Creative learning at home below, for those of you who are finding it a challenge with your learning at home.  I have also added a social story which explains the COVID-19 in a child-friendly way for those of you who are finding it difficult to understand.


Take care of one another,


Best wishes 


Mrs Gale


COVID-19 Social story

Monday 27th April


I hope you are keeping well - hasn't it been a another lovely week of sunshine?  I think the weather is going to be turning this week - but I know that my garden needs a good water, so a bit of rain will be a nice change.


Keep working hard at home; being kind and helpful to those who are with you.


Take care of yourselves and one another,


Mrs Gale, Ms Fraser, Mrs Prentice and Mrs Hewlitt


Monday 20th April - Summer 1 begins!


I hope you and your family have had an enjoyable two weeks' holiday - haven't we been lucky with the weather!

I have loved gardening with my husband, walking the dog on my daily exercise, reading some books and spending time with my daughters, who have enjoyed baking and cooking!


This half term we will be learning about the Titanic. I know some of you were particularly looking forward to this project and I am disappointed I won't be sharing learning it in school with you.


Take care and have a good week,

Mrs Gale, Mrs Prentice, Mrs Hewlitt and Miss Fraser

wc 14th April - Mrs Gale's Butterfly Spotting Gallery

Over the Easter holidays, I have been enjoying walking with my doggy Rosie in the local countryside where I live.

I have been very excited to see lots of different butterflies - like we did when we walked to Harmony Woods in September.


Here are some that I have seen...


Which butterflies can you spot when you go on your daily exercise walk?

Easter Holidays - April 2020


It is time for our Easter break - a time for you to spend with your lovely families and for you to put your home-learning on hold.  Please find some fun ideas for you to do over the next two weeks.  I will post some more learning after the holiday. 


I hope you are enjoying the lovely spring sunshine - keep looking after one another, exercising every day, eating and sleeping well -  and don't forget to offer to help with some of the chores at home!


Take care, dear Torino class!


Mrs Gale, Mrs Hewlitt, Ms Fraser and Mrs Prentice 

Hello lovely Torino Class!


I hope you are all well and getting used to life at home, while we work together to help stop the nasty bug from spreading around our country.

I am really proud of the way you have been working really hard at your studies at school in Year 2, and I would like to encourage you to carry on working hard with your learning at home - I have been posting ideas on our class pages and you have also got the work-packs we sent home with you two weeks ago to complete. 

Please remember that learning can also be cooking and colouring; puzzles and painting; bug hunts and building (Lego, construction, blocks, dens and bases!) and most importantly time spent playing away from a screen.

Please also remember that the most important thing is to look after one another - your brothers, sisters and loved ones.  Be kind and caring.  Be patient and sharing.  Treat other people as you would like to be treated. 

Finally, make sure you look after yourself - get enough sleep, eat healthily and regularly, exercise every day, play outside in your garden and enjoy the happiness the sunshine brings.


Take care and keep checking our web page for upcoming installments!


Mrs Gale, Ms Fraser, Mrs Prentice and Mrs Hewlett



Friday 20th March


Please find the English and Maths the class did today for you in self-isolation.

There are packs available from the reception to collect if you have not been in school today.



Maths -

We have continued to take -away on a number line - finish the questions from Wednesday and if you need more practice here are some more!


Then we moved onto some more problem solving






Guided Reading 

Reread the story and think about the playground scene.  Use lego or playmobil to re-enact the scene with figures as teacher, Sneak, Beegu and the other school children.
How does Beegu feel at this point?  How do we know?
Draw the scene and add a speech bubble with Beegu’s feeling and title to your drawing




Write instructions for something you have made this week.

Steps to success

Bossy/imperative verb
Time order
Time words
Clear commands that someone else can understand

In school we have made plasticine characters and made animations on a program called Jelly-cam

Here are our instructions -



Thursday 19th March

Please find learning for Maths and English to do at home if you are in self-isolation


Maths - Solving problems 


How do we solve a word problem 

Steps -

1.Underline the important information
2.Write the number sentence and solve on a numberline
3.Use the same numberline modelling technique as yesterday


Guided Reading

Look at the picture
Shut your eyes and imagine the world where Beegu comes from.   
1.What would the sky look like?
2.What will the landscape be?
3.What might you see?
4.What might you hear? 
5.What colours would there be? 
Draw the scene and annotate around it


Describe Beegu’s world as you imagine it

You must use -

Prepositions - above, below, in, on, under etc.  
The descriptive vocabulary you have written in your Guided Reading

You can describe -

1.What would the sky look like?
2.What will the landscape be?
3.What might you see?
4.What might you hear? 
5.What colours would there be? 


Wednesday 18th March - Home learning for Self- Isolation


Maths - 

Today we are moving onto subtraction on a numberline

Please see below for the models - Here are the questions to answer - start with the blue, green, yellow then red (the models are in the same colour to help you.)

In Guided Reading we have read our Book "Beegu" again.


On the outline of her body we described what she's like and then on the inside we described her feelings during different parts of the story.





In English, we then wrote a character description about Beegu - we described who she is and her feelings.

See below for our modelled write.



Thank you for carrying on the learning at home - we miss you and wish you all well.


Kind regards

Mrs Gale



Tuesday 17th March -

Please complete the following work if you are off school in self-isolation


Guided Reading

Listen to the story - Beegu and complete the sheet below.



English - Please write a story plan on a story board for a Space story - it could be based on Beegu or Neil Armstrong or your own story.

It needs four parts - draw the pictures then add the sentences.






We are continuing to practice our adding on a number line

Please work through the following questions - and make your own up with a dice!






Start with yellow questions in boxes (Adding tens), then red questions (two add two digit numbers) and finally yellow (two digits with bridging)


I hope you are all feeling well - we missed you all today.


Mrs Gale


Welcome back Torino class!  We hope that you had a great Christmas holiday with your families.


This half term we are learning to count in 5's, recall number bonds to 10 and 20 and solve problems using money in Maths.  It would really help us if you could practice these at home.


Number bonds to 10 - 

0 + 10 = 10

1 + 9 = 10

2 + 8 = 10

3 + 7 = 10

4 + 6 = 10

5 + 5 = 10

6 + 4 = 10

7 + 3 = 10

8 + 2 = 10

9 + 1 = 10

10 + 0 = 10


Number bonds to 20

0 + 20 = 20

1 + 19 = 20 

2 + 18 = 20  etc


Please continue to read at home 5 times a week - this really makes all the difference and your child will be working towards the Reading award every time they read!  Also help your child by encouraging them to learn their weekly spelling list.


Please do not hesitate to come and see me if you have any worries - if I cannot talk to you there and then, we can make another time to talk properly.


Kind regards

Mrs Gale



Meet the Teacher notes

Welcome to Year 2!


The children are settling well into our new classroom and learning.


This half term, our topic is the Enchanted Woodlands, which we launched on the first day back by walking to Harmony Woods.  We are reading the Hodgeheg and Once Upon a Wild Wood in English to help inspire our writing.


We have been using lots of resources in Maths to help use find the place value of a number - understanding tens and ones, counting to 100 and back and finding 10 more and 10 less. 


Our PE days are Monday and Thursday - please make sure your child keeps their PE kit in all week in case we have to change this day!  Also remember to bring long trousers for outside PE, as it is now starting to get cold outside.


You can help your child at home by reading every day, practicing weekly spellings and counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.  Once they can do this, please practice those times tables!


Thank you for your support 


Mrs Gale