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Y2 16.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 10:59pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

Our final blog! This has been such a great way of me talking to you during our time apart, I'm going to miss it over the summer! Don't worry though, I'll be ready and waiting to welcome you all back in September when we start our journey together as Robins. 

Today has been a happy but sad day for me as my William left his gorgeous primary school . I have cried lots, that won't surprise you! His teachers were crying too as for us, it has been such a difficult time being apart from our children. All teachers have really missed their classes. I am one of the lucky ones who gets to keep their fabulous children! 

I have loved our short time together in Y2 and am so excited to have many more adventures in Year 3. Thank you for being such a gorgeous class of children. I hope that you know how special you are to me. 

I am so proud of how hard you have worked at home. It was just amazing for Mrs Elson and I to spend time with you this week, we absolutely loved seeing your smiles and hearing your giggles again. How we have missed that!

Please have a wonderful summer with your families. Thank you for my lovely cards and presents, you are very kind! William,Thomas and their Dad say thank you too as they have been munching some of MY choccies!

A final message from Mrs Powell

It is hard to think we break up from school today. I cannot tell you enough times just how amazing you have been since we were all last together, I am so proud of how you have managed, learnt and kept smiling. All the staff can’t wait for September until we are back again but missing some very special Year 6 pupils who are going onto new adventures. When I was looking for a worship on how to end the year I found this, I hope you like it!

All of us will have preferred ways to say goodbye. However, the actual word ‘goodbye’ means, ‘God be with you.’ Christians believe that God is always with us. It is good to remember that when people leave us, they are not left on their own. Whether it is just over the holidays, or as some of you move to a new school, we all wish you the very best and, as we say goodbye, we pray that God will be with you wherever you go.

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” —Winnie the Pooh

Have a wonderful summer!

Let's say our class prayer together Swallows:

 Father in heaven I come to say

Thank you God for school today

Thank you for my family

And all the friends you give to me

Guard me in the dark of night

And in the morning, send you light



God bless you all.

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxxxx

Y2 14.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 9:18pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

Thank you for coming to school yesterday, what a fun afternoon we had! I have waited since March to read you all stories, it was worth the wait! I loved watching you all playing together happily on the field. 

In Maths, let's continue to look at measures, Kilograms this time. 



In Reading, we will explore how to summarise what has happened and predict what will happen next.


Don't forget that you have lots of activities to do in your home learning packs as well.


Here is the link the the next part of our Twitts story. I wonder who is reading today?

The Twits Part 3- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLDe3vLAD80&t=13s

A message from Mrs Powell

Sometimes people make us sad. When it comes to being hurt, the bravest, happiest, strongest thing we can do is to forgive. Forgiving is not to hold onto the hurt and to let it go. Jesus said to forgive not 7 times but 77 times. What can we do today to love someone else more?

Jesus instructs us to forgive others over and over again just like he does for us. He clearly teaches his disciples in this story that they are to forgive “seventy seven times” or over and over again

Just like his forgiveness doesn’t run out, neither should our own. Use this story to share with your child that we should forgive others just as he forgives us. Jesus provided the way and the model for humility and forgiveness. His example is one we can follow daily because parents, siblings, teachers, friends and loved ones will make mistakes that affect us. “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32


Have a terrific Tuesday children. 

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson


Y2 13.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 12th Jul 2020 @ 9:13pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

Welcome to the final week in school. I can't believe the end of the school year is almost here. Hopefully I will be seeing you all later this afternoon for some fun and games together on the field. The last time together as Swallows, before we all become Robins in September! 

This final week, let's look at measures in Maths. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zcdrsk7 Today we will explore how to measure mass in grams. I have attached 2 activiies for you to complete. 

Let's focus on Reading this week. Today, we will read Funnybones by Janet and Alan Alhberg. 



Our Twitts story continues , I wobder who is reading to us today?

 The Twits Part 2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRnox40nSLo&t=18s

A message from Mrs Powell

Never judge anyone by the way they look.

Once upon a time, in a desert far away, there was a rose who was so proud of her beautiful looks. Her only complaint was growing next to an ugly cactus.

Every day, the beautiful rose would insult and mock the cactus on his looks, all while the cactus remained quiet. All the other plants nearby tried to make the rose see sense, but she was too swayed by her own looks.

One scorching summer, the desert became dry, and there was no water left for the plants. The rose quickly began to wilt. Her beautiful petals dried up, losing their lush colour.

Looking to the cactus, she saw a sparrow dip his beak into the cactus to drink some water. Though ashamed, the rose asked the cactus if she could have some water. The kind cactus readily agreed, helping them both through the tough summer, as friends.

What have you done for a friend? The cactus and the rose look very different but we are all unique and have special gifts.

The things that make me different are the things that make me, me.” —Piglet


Have a great day children, we are  really looking forward to seeing you this afternoon. 

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 10.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 8:12am

Buenas Dias Swallows Class


The day has arrived where we can all be together again and Mrs Elson and I are SO excited. I'll see you at 1.40pm, please remember your water bottle and a carrier bags for your books. 

We have decided to resad a whole story book to you during the last few days of this year. We have chosen The Twits by Roald Dahl. It is such a funny story, I hope you enjoy it. 

Here is part one:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ne7IT8w_9M&t=42s


Here is the link to some great FridayMaths Challenges https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Family-Challenge-Friday-15th.pdf

Challenges 1 and 2 are the best for you but your family or older siblings may like to try the others. 

Here is a message from Mrs Powell

Another famous person from the near by city of Manchester is Lowry.

L. S. Lowry (Laurence Stephen Lowry) was born on 1st November 1887 in Stretford, Lancashire.

· Lowry had an unhappy childhood. He wasn’t very popular at school, didn’t have a very close relationship with his parents, and he had few friends.

· The Lowry family moved to the industrial town of Pendlebury in 1909. The landscape was dominated by textile mills and the chimneys of factories, and this imagery left its mark on the young L. S. Lowry.

· Lowry had taken art classes as a child and he went to the Manchester School of Art and then Salford Royal Technical College.

· In 1932, Lowry’s father died and he looked after to his mother. After his mother fell alseep, Lowry started to paint, often finishing at 3 a.m.

· Lowry’s paintings often featured industrial Pendlebury and they captured scenes of life in industrial England. His landscapes are often populated by stylised ‘matchstick men’ figures.

· Lowry didn’t complete many paintings of London. However, his 1960 painting of Piccadilly Circus sold for more than £5 million in 2011.

· Some of his most famous works include: Industrial Landscape, Going to the Match and Coming from the Mill, The Viaduct and The Football Match.

· Lowry became an official war artist in 1943 and he was the Official Artist of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

· Lowry was a massive fan of Manchester City Football Club just like Mr A


Have a great morning and I will see you this afternoon.

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx


Y2 09.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 8:19am

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

What a miserabe, rainy day! Who has been singing? wink I know that you will all manage to have a great day despite the weather.

Our story today is brought to you by Mrs Southern reading- A duck so small. This is the perfect day to cosy up with a story. 


Our Maths lesson today can be found under https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/.

We are adding and subtracting ones. 


In Writing, we will look at an axtract from the fabulous story, George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl and learning how to summarise the main points. 


A message from Mrs Powell


Gillian Ayres

In the 1970s, she became the first woman ever to run an art department in a British Art School! When she was older, she moved to North Wales. In Wales, she started to use oil paint again rather than acrylic paint to make her artwork. Oil paint is really thick and sometimes she would apply the paint so it would be inches thick! While she lived in Wales her artwork became even bolder and more joyful.

Gillian Ayres wanted people to be happy when they looked at her art and the world around them. Does her art make you feel happy? What other emotions do you feel?

Gillian Ayres was obsessed with painting. She is one of the most famous British abstract painters. Being an abstract painter meant you didn't care about artworks looking like real things, like people or buildings, but you care about shapes, colours and emotions. Someone asked her once what her artwork was about, and she just listed random things like ice cream, cakes, seaweed, shells and hats!


I will see you all tomorrow, I am really excited, we can't wait to see you all together again as a class. 

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 08.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 7:49am

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

It was so lovely to see lots of you yesterday. Thank you for coming out and braving the rain. Don't forget to come in for PE on Friday with Mr A, myself and Mrs Elson who can not wait to see you all. You have your new home learning packs to be getting on with, there are more in school if you didn't manage to pop in yesterday. 

Our story today is brought to you by....... ME! Please listen to this one! 

" And Tango makes Three"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d50xjPmHgvM&t=21s

Our Maths leson today is all about related facts in addition and subtraction. Lessons are under the 4th May tab. 



In Writing, we explore and revise how to put things into alphabetical order.



A message from Mrs Powell

Stephen Hawking - Another incredible person

Arguably one of the world's most famous scientists, Stephen Hawking is known for his contributions Stephen made many important contributions to the world of science. He developed theories about how the world began and furthered our understanding of black holes, stars and the universe. Stephen was always keen for his work to be accessible to everyone, not just scientists. He wrote books that explained his theories in simple terms for everyone to understand, including a children’s book. His most famous book, A Brief History of Time, sold more than 10 million copies! In 1985, Stephen developed a life-threatening infection. He had an emergency operation that saved his life but left him unable to talk. He was given a special computer that talked for him, which he controlled by moving a muscle in his cheek – clever! Stephen received many awards for his work including the 1979 Albert Einstein Medal, the Order of the British Empire (Commander) in 1982 and the 1988 Wolf Prize in Physics.

Stephen is remembered as an inspiration to many people. He had an amazing mind, incredible determination and didn’t let his illness stand in his way.


Have a wonderful Wednesday and I will see you all on Friday.

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 07.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 6:36am

Buenas Dias Swallows Children

Hopefully I can see lots of you today in the car park. The sky looks a little dark and grey though so fingers crossed the rain stays away for us...

Our story today is read by our Magic Fairy, the lovely Mrs Elson, reading Silly Billy. This is all about worries and how we can make them go away. It is a gorgeous story. 



In Maths, we are looking at the more than and less than signs when we compare two numbers <  >. The lessons this week are underneath the 4th May tab https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/. We have looked at these signs a few times, so you should be an expert!


In Writing, we are looking at how to use exclamation marks. We have two main ways of using these, commands when you are being bossy and giving an instruction eg "Get down from there now!" Or an exclamantion sentence that starts with what or how eg What a kind person you are! How sunny it is today! Again, this is revision for you. 



I've also added a game and video lesson about Dinosaurs! There is a little boy in my Year One bubble who ,oves dinosaurs and he said that you would enjoy this! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z8cm8hv

A message from Mrs Powell

Good morning! This week, we are going to find out about amazing people who have done amazing things. As you read the stories, just imagine what you will do when you are older… all these amazing people once sat in a classroom just like you!

Beatrice Shilling

Born in 1909, in Hampshire, Beatrice - universally known as Tilly - was obsessed with engines from early childhood.

"As a child I played with Meccano," she recalled in an interview with Woman Engineer magazine. "I spent my pocket money on penknives, an adjustable spanner, a glue pot and other simple hand tools."

"From a child she was pulling engines apart. Her real passion was mechanical engineering."

Beatrice saved countless lives by inventing a gadget that stopped planes stalling in mid-air and crashing. Beatrice was a brilliant scientist and engineer.


I agree with Mrs Powell, you are all amazing and have made us so proud during our time away from school. I have been busy getting our new Robins classroom ready.

I am really looking forward to seeing you later and for our PE lesson on Friday.

Love from Mrs Rice xxx

Y2 06.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 5th Jul 2020 @ 10:17pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

I hope that you have all had a great weekend. Are you coming to see me tomorrow in the car park to say hello and to get our final home learning pack? I'll be there between 9.30 and 11.30 am and then again in the afternoon, 1-2pm. It would be great to see you all, I'm sure Teddy will be there to say hello. 

This is an exciting week as we also have our PE lesson with Mr Ault, Mrs Elson and me on Friday at 1.30pm until 2.30pm. This is going to be a great opportunity for us all to be together again as a class. I can't wait to see you all. Maybe even Teddy will come and say hello! smiley


Our story today is brought to you by Mrs O’Marah reading "The Tiger who cameTea."  An oldie but a goodie! 



Our Maths lessons today are recapping number facts within 20. The lesons are under Summer Term, Week 3, 4th May. It is really important to keep these facts ticking over as these facts help when we calculate with larger numbers. 



In Writing today, we will look at how to write questions. 



I have found an introduction to German lesson for you, which will be great to take a look at as that is the language that we learn in Key Stage Two. 



Have a marvellous Monday Swallows. I hope you are all full of smiles.

Love Mrs Rice xxx

Y2 03.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 5:00pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

I hope that you are all well and full of smiles. It is Friday and very nearly the weekend. smiley

Are you enjoying listening to all of the stories that we are recording for you? Today, Mrs Powell is reading a story about a very important person in our History, Marie Curie. Follow this link to find out all about her. 


Mrs Powell is busy today! Here she is again reading a stroy linked to Save Our Seas.


I have attached some Family Maths Challenges for you to have a go at. You will enjoy these. 

Have a super weekend. Remember to come and see me in the car park next Tuesday to pick your packs up. 

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 02.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 1st Jul 2020 @ 10:04pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

I have some very exciting news! We have planned some opportunities for you to come back into school to spend time together as a class before the summer holidays and I CAN NOT wait to see you all. We are even having a PE lesson together back in school with Mr Ault! It is going to be amazing to see you all together again after all of this time apart. I might be a bit teary, you know what I'm like! I have missed you all more than words can say and so to know that we are going to have a couple of sessions together again as Y2 is fantastic. The information has gone out on the newsletter.

Visits to school for Years 2, 3, 4 and 5

 Tuesday 7th July;    Please pop into school sometime between 9:30am-11:30am or 1pm-2pm.

We would also like to invite the children in Years 2, 3, 4 and 5 to come into school on Friday 10th July for an outdoor PE lesson led by Mr Ault alongside their current class teacher . Your child will just need their water bottle and can wear their own clothes, please make sure that any trainers they wear can be done up independently. 

Swallows Year 2 – 1:30pm-2:30pm

We also plan for the children in these year groups to spend either the morning or afternoon with their current class teacher to end the year together. Swallows  Year 2 – 13th July 1pm-3pm 


Our story today is read by Mrs Ahern reading The Everywhere Bear



Our Save Our Seas story is brought to you by Miss Beattie who has chosen to read Listen to Big Blue Whale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjS9AT2HrsQ&feature=youtu.be

Daniel's family have all made a pledge (a promise) to make one change to try and help the plastics in our oceans problem. Like his Mummy, I am going to try and buy loose fruit at the shops where I can, instead of fruit inside a plastic container. I wonder what you and your family could try and change to reduce the amount of unnecessary plastic that we all use? 

We continue our length lessons today, this time with some problem solving!

Summer Term Wk 2 27th April https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/


I saw a gorgeous idea today on line and so I have attached the photograph to show you. Maybe you could make one and fill it with flowers? Please always ask an adult before you pick any flowers. 


A message from Mrs Powell

Georgia’s Story

Georgie is 21. She’s a scuba diver and underwater photographer.

Introduced to fishing by her dad, Georgie made her hobby into a career when she followed her obsession with the ocean all the way to the sea bed.

Georgie’s dad is a keen pike fisherman and introduced her to wildlife conservation at a young age. As she grew up she became more and more fascinated with the ocean.

Wanting to improve her diving and marine identification skills, Georgie joined a project called Seasearch which encourages divers and snorkelers to record the marine life they see during their underwater adventures. Their findings are used by the Marine Conservation Society to make important management decisions.

The ocean covers around 71% of the world’s surface, so knowing what’s going on beneath the waves is just as important as knowing what’s going on above ground. And that’s where marine conservationists come in.

Marine conservationists play a crucial role in keeping our oceans healthy. Through monitoring marine life and underwater ecosystems, they can help us make better environmental choices. They can highlight the impact of plastics on the ocean, for instance, or identify which beaches are and aren’t safe to swim at.

Their findings can help protect endangered species or habitats.

How could you help our oceans? Could this be your job? What could you do now? How could you make a change?

Prayer Thank you, Lord, that you created such a beautiful place for us to live. We pray, Lord, that we may live out the trust you put in us to look after your world for you. Help us to love and care for those around us both near and distant. Amen

Have a great day my lovely Swallows class. Pop on over to our discussions page to let me know what you would like to do in PE with Mr Ault .  I will see you very soon! smiley

Love Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx



Y2 01.07.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 9:21pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Children

Happy 1st of July. smiley I have two more stories for you to enjoy.

Today's story is brought to you by the lovely Miss Gillam reading How to catch a star. I will show my Starlings bubble this video of their teacher. 


Our "Save Our Seas" story today is read by Miss Thwaites who reads  A Sea Turtle Story withttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IOIi1kFHSU&feature=youtu.be

I have attached our ideas sheet again for you, there are lots of brilliant website links and ideas for you to choose from. Maybe you could hop onto our discussions page and tell your friends what you have learnt about at home in this mini Save Our Seas project, or which activity you have enjoyed doing. There is also a  recipe to make a salt dough star fish attached! 

Today's Maths lesson looks at the 4 operations with length. SummerTerm Wk 2 27th April


A message from Mrs Powell

At the age of 11, Tom Gregory became the youngest person ever to swim the English Channel.

It was 05:00 on 6 September 1988 and Tom Gregory stood on the tip of France. Behind him was his coach, John Bullet. In front of him was the vast, black, English Channel. Tom, in swimming trunks, faced the water. Out there, somewhere, was home. On the water, a light appeared in the dark. A small boat came to shore. Tom put on his cap and goggles, and walked into the Channel. He followed the boat, and, when it got too deep, he started to swim. He didn't stop for 12 hours.

Tom was 11 years old, this record has never been broken!

Wow! What do you think he saw? How do you think he felt? What would have been his biggest challenges?


I hope that you have a wonderful Wednesday. I miss every single one of you lots and lots.

Mrs Elson and I talk about you often and we can't wait to welcome you back into school. 

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx



Y2 30.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 10:55pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

Today is Terrific Tuesday! I hope that we all have a terrific day. 

I hope that you have managed to take a look at some of the "Save Our Seas" activities for this week. I have attached some more for you to look at. We are exploring the damage that plastic is causing our oceans and it's sea creatures.Take a look at this website to learn more. 


Mrs Evans would like to share some information about a Marine Biologist with you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a21-zC2B3I8&feature=youtu.be

Our story is brought to you today by Mrs Judge reading

The Worrysaurus- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odHMuoH6yws 

Our maths lesson today focuses on ordering different lengths.

Visit https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/ Summer Term Wk2 27th April


A message from Mrs Powell

The Story of Jesus Calming the Sea of Galilee:

One night after a long day of preaching to the people, Jesus decided to get into a fishing boat with his disciples and go across a sea to the other side. Leaving the crowd behind, Jesus and his friends got into the boat. When they had sailed to the middle of the sea, a storm began to kick up waves. The boat rocked back and forth and up and down over the waves. The storm grew stronger and more furious.

Jesus had fallen asleep almost as soon as the boat left the shore. Even though the sea was tossing the boat around, he was still asleep. But his disciples were beginning to get really afraid. They tried lowering the sail and throwing out the anchor, but nothing worked. They bailed out the water, but still the storm raged. The boat was close to sinking.

Finally, they couldn’t stand it any longer. Jesus was still sound asleep, so they woke him up. They said, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

With that, Jesus stood up in the boat and shouted out, “Quiet! Be still!” The storm died down, the waves grew calm, and the boat Jesus was on stopped sinking.

Jesus looked at his disciples, who were now soaking wet and shaking with fear. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Didn’t you believe that I would take care of you?” The disciples were no longer afraid, but they were amazed. They turned to each other and asked, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

Jesus is the Son of God, creator of the universe. We can count on him to calm the storms in our lives. When a fear seems to take hold of us, we can call out to Jesus in prayer and know that he hears us just as he heard the disciples’ cries for help.

Dear God,

Please accept these gifts.

We know that you can do all things, including taking away our fears.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Have a wonderful day Swallows

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 29.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 28th Jun 2020 @ 9:13pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

I hope that you have had a great weekend. William managed to enjoy a super time with his friends in the garden on his birthday and the sun shone so he was a happy bunny. 

This week is a special week in school. We are going to explore the problem that is underneath our seas.... plastic pollution. Our mini topic is called "Save Our Seas".

If you create any work that you would like to share with us, please bring it into school as our Sharing Window is empty again, ready and waiting. The first Sharing Window work has been taken to our special church to be displayed in there for the community to admire. I have attached a document that has lots of useful websites and ideas for you to look at this week. 

Each day there will be an ocean themed story or link on your blog.

Today- find out about the problems in our seas and oceans with Sir David Attenborough   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLx4fVsYdTI

I have attached the children's Newspaper First News for you to read as it is always a fabulous non fiction read however, pages 7 and 10 have some brilliant articles that link beautifully to our Save Our Seas topic. 

Our Maths lessons continue with the measuremenLength.    Summer Term, WK 2, 27th April. 



Our spellings for this week 

Mrs, Mr, parents, pretty, father. mother, brother, sister, aunty, uncle

Our story today is brought to you by Mrs Esling reading  The Invisible String


We have been talking about the invisible string that connects us to our loved ones in the Year One bubble. Do you rememner when we read it in the sensory room? This is a gorgeous story. 

A message from Mrs Powell

This week we are celebrating our wonderful oceans.

The UK is surrounded by the sea, and our waters provide the habitat for over 44,000 different species of sea life, yet often our wonderful beaches are covered in litter.

Point out that scenes like these show us that all is not well in our oceans. Marine scientists have discovered that many plastics that find their way into the world’s oceans are toxic. This means that these plastics can damage the animals and even kill them. Another problem is that wildlife such as seabirds can get entangled in bits of plastic or even become stuck in plastic bottles. Fortunately, scientists, marine conservation societies and the UK government agree that we need to do more to protect our seas and oceans, particularly where the use of plastic is concerned. They suggest that we can all take some action – even if it is something as simple as taking home our rubbish after a day at the beach. We all need to do the following: Invest in a reusable water bottle rather than relying on single-use ones. Take a bag with you when you go to the shops, rather than paying for single-use plastic ones. Look for alternatives to plastic containers.

Time for reflection

Many world faiths believe that we all have a responsibility to look after the world in which we live.

Christians believe that God made the world and wants us all to care for it: this is known as stewardship.

The Bible says, ‘The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it . . . for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.’ Christians believe that this means that we have no right to abuse God’s creation. Instead, we should act responsibly, realizing that we are privileged to have such a wonderful place in which to live.

 Dear God,

Thank you for the beautiful world in which we live. Thank you for the amazing variety of animals and plants. Thank you for the sea and the beaches. Please help us to think carefully about our responsibility in the world. Please help us to care for the environment. Please help us to think before we act.


Have a wonderful day Swallows, I hope that you enjoy our mini topic.

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y6 26.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 25th Jun 2020 @ 10:09pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

Happy Friday! Today I'm singing Cumplianos Feliz to a very special little (well huge) boy, my William. He is 11 today! I can't believe it. I'm hoping that the rain stays away for him...

How is everybody? Ready for another sporty challenge? Today is the best one yet! Take a look to see why...wink

Tap Up Tennis – Mrs Rice https://youtu.be/aBdxZw1rdr0

Have you got a tennis racquet and ball? If not, what could you use? How many taps could you do? How many did Mrs Rice do? Can you beat her score?


Our story time is brought to you today by Mrs Powell reading "The Ugly Five." A rainy, stormy day is the perfect time to snuggle up for a story. 

Our English lesson today is actually a reading one.  The story is The Hedgehog Who Lost His Prickles by Jeanne Willis. Clik the link below to find the activities, you'll be brilliant at them, I know!


I've attached a Maths challenge for you today. Get you thinking caps on! You might need to use our trial and error strategy with this one. 

Have an amazing weekend Swallows. Keep you fingers and toes crossed that the rain stays away for my Will so that he can have his birthday cake with friends in the garden. 

I'll be back on Monday with an exciting "Save Our Seas" project. 

Bye for now

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 25.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 24th Jun 2020 @ 5:16pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

What a fantastic day we had yesterday in the glorious sunshine. I think today is going to be sunny as well. Remember lots of drinks, your sun hats, suncream, your smiles, your giggles, your ice pops and as always, your beautiful manners. Send me some photos of what you get up to. I'd love to see. 

Today's sporting challenge is demonstrated by Miss Thwaites completing the Speed Bounce


This will certainly get your heart racing! How many times can you jump side to side in 10/20/30 seconds? How many people could you challenge to beat your score?


Our story today is brought to you by Mrs Campion reading Little Owls first day. What a perfect book for her to read as she will be welcoming lots of new little Owls in September for their first day at school. 



Today's wriitng lesson is a recap on what a verb is. I know that you will be wonderful at using verbs, show off to your family about which interesting verbs you know.

Using Verbs


In Maths, we will have another look at measuring, this time in bigger units of measure, a meter. 



A message from Mrs Powell

Our Wonderful World!

Please enjoy this poem!

Big blue planet, swinging through the universe

Big blue planet, what can it be? What can it be?

It’s the planet earth, it’s the planet earth.

It’s the planet earth, it’s the planet earth.

Big blue planet, swinging through the universe,

Big blue planet, what can we see? What can we see?

The great blue waters and the great green land

The great blue waters and the great green land

Big blue planet, swinging through the universe,

Big blue planet, what can we see? What can we see?

The great blue waters and the great green land

The great blue waters and the great green land

Big blue planet, swinging through the universe,

Big blue planet, what can we see? What can we see?

The great blue waters and the great green land

The great blue waters and the great green land

Big blue planet, swinging through the universe

God loves the planet

Loves the land and loves the sea

Loves the land and loves the sea

Loves the people, that’s you and me

Loves the people, that’s you and me

We’ll love it too, it’s our planet EARTH

We’ll love it too, it’s our planet EARTH


How can you help to keep God’s world a wonderful place? What could you do?

Dear God

Then let the sun come out and fill the sky with rainbows. Let the warmth of the sun heal us wherever we are broken.. Let the warmth and brightness of the sun melt our sadness. And let the light of the sun be so strong that we will see all people as our friends. Let the earth, nourished by rain, bring forth flowers to surround us with beauty. And let the mountains teach our hearts to reach upward to heaven.



Enjoy your day children, what ever you do. Know that I am thinking about you all every single day and want to say a massive well done for all working so hard. Mrs Elson and I are hugely proud of you. 

Love Mrs Rice and our magic fairy xxx


Y2 24.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 23rd Jun 2020 @ 10:41pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class

It was just fabulous to see so many of you yesterday in school. I hope that you enjoyed meeting Teddy. He was extremely tired after you had all gone home after getting so muh attention! Today is going to be very hot. Please put your sun cream on if you are playing outside (without moaning like Will and Thomas do!) and drink lots of water.

Today's sporting challenge is "The Wacky Race" brilliantly demonstrated by Mr Beswick.


Can you create your own Wacky race? Add obstacles, find different ways to move and compete against the clock? Can you beat your time? Please send us photos of your challenges. 


Our storytime today is Mrs Hulse reading "Thank You Baked Potato." I'm intreguied about this story, I'm off to lie on my sofa with comfy cushions to settle down to a new story.



Our writing lesson today is all about Describing Words. You are great at using adjectives. 



In Maths, we are going to recap Fractions then start some new learning all about Length (cm)



A message from Mrs Powell


My Mum used to tell me and my brothers and sister this story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKWktweAZb0

What would you have said to the boy to help him?

Jesus told his disciples a story to teach them about honesty. He told them about a rich man who had a manager, and the manager was using the man's money for himself. When the rich man discovered that the manager was wasting his money, he called him in and fired him. After telling this story, Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much."

If you and I make sure that we are honest in the small things, then we can be sure that we will be honest in the big things. If people know that they can trust us in small things, they will know that they can trust us in the big things too.

Dear God

Please help us to remember what Jesus taught about honesty and help us to be honest in every situation big or small.



Swallows, have a fabulous day in the glorious sun shine. Please know how proud I am of you and how much I miss you all. We have got many exciting adventures ahead though as Robins.

Love Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxxxx


Y2 23.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 22nd Jun 2020 @ 3:26pm

Buenas Dias Swallows Class... my new Robins Class heart

Hi, how are you?

I am absolutely delighted to be taking you up into year three with me. I have missed you more than you'll ever know during our time away from school and couldn't say YES quick enough when Mrs Powell asked me if I'd like to be your teacher next year. I think that we, along with your special families make a fantastic team and I can't wait to welcome you all back and spend the year making further gorgeous memories together. I hope that you don't mind putting up with me for another year!! 

I will be in the car park this morning from 9.30am - 11am to hand out new home learning packs, please pop down and see me if you can. I hope that you are enjoying this lovely, sunny weather. Are you ready for another sports challenge? Here is Mrs Evans to show you how it's done...smiley


Create your own target game. What could you use? Would you use underarm throw or overarm throw? What is the highest score you could get? How could you improve your throwing?

In our wriitng lesson today, we will focus on correct leter formation with long legtters. 


We continue with our Fractions work in Maths for the time being , today we are counting in fractions. 



Today's story comes from Mrs Simmonds who is reading "Shark in the Park". Try listening to this somewhere different today. Out in the garden, curled up cosily in bed or on the settee with a teddy. 



A message from Mrs Powell


Mark Twain said "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."

Kindness is something we can all understand. It generates a great experience as both giver and receiver.

In Greece, kindness towards the elderly is very important; they believe the older you are the wiser and more valuable you become. In Japan, people show their kindness and gratitude by bowing to each other. The younger person bows to the older person. A simple act of kindness can create an endless ripple effect!

How do you show your kindness? What are you going to do today?


I hope to see you very soon.

Lots of love from your new year three teacher!! 

Y2 22.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 21st Jun 2020 @ 8:31pm

Buenas Dias my lovely Swallows

Welcome to the start of another week and I believe it will be a sunny, sporty one! smiley

Today's story is read by the super smily Mrs Hoskins. She is reading "Sharing a Shell" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_uXH6K2q58. I hope that you enjoy it. 

This week is Sports Week in England. Each day this week we are going to set you a little challenge, demonstrated by a member of staff. Please have a go and send your photos into school or share on Twitter. It will be fabulous to see everyone getting involved. 

Today's challenge is "Wastepaper Basketball" and is demonstrated by Mrs Simmonds!

Follow this link to watch her demonstration. Have fun. https://youtu.be/jZW56fRpj2M

How far can you shoot a basket from into a bin? Challenge someone to beat your distance and find new ways to throw it in? Can you adapt the challenge to make it more creative or encourage more family members to be involved?

Our Writing lesson is based on Common and Proper Nouns


We countinue finding quarters in Maths. Summer Term Week 1 of White Rose home lessons.


A message from Mrs Powell


Today we are thinking about Tolerance. Look at this video, it made me smile! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2PJ6T7U2eU

Which characters were being intolerant?

How do you think the big bird felt?

Why were the little birds mean to the big bird?

What could the little birds have done to make the big bird feel welcome?


Now read this poem, could you make a poster of it for our sharing window?


We are all born

In a different way

How we look

And what we say.

From different countries

Around the world

Of different genders:

Boys and girls.

Of many sizes

And colours too,

The things we like

And the things we do.

If everyone Were the same you see

You wouldn’t be you,

And I wouldn’t be me!


Have a fabulous day in the sun shine and enjoy your sports challenges this week. I am so proud of each and every one of you.

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 19.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 18th Jun 2020 @ 7:22pm

Buenas Dias Swallows

Hola que tal? Hi how are you? Happy Friday! Today's story is from our lovely head teacher, Mrs Powell. Get comfy and cosy and listen to The Day The Crayons Quit....


In Wriing today, you are going to be delightful detectives and spot mistakes in writing. You are always quick to find my mistakes!! wink See if you can spot these ones.


In Maths we continue looking at fractions. Today is all about equivalent fractions, finding two fractions that may look different as they have different denominators (the bottom number of the fraction) but actually are the same size. For example, 1/2 = 2/4


This afternoon, let's explore Spanish colours. I have attached some activities for you to do.

Red - Rojo

Blue - Azul

Green - Verde

Yellow - Amarillo

White - Blanco

Black - Negro

Pink - Rosa

Orange - Naranja

Brown - Marron

Purple - Morado

Have a fabulous weekend my lovely Swallows. Happy Father's Day to all the Dads and Grandads out there for Sunday.

We miss you and are so very proud of you all. 

Love Mrs Rice and our Magic Fairy xxx

Y2 18.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 17th Jun 2020 @ 9:28pm

Buenas Dias Swallows children

Who has been singing to make it rain so much recently? wink He he he! I hope that the rain hasn't stopped you having fun and that you have managed to still play outside. 

Today's story is read by Mrs Brennan, it is called Visionary Women Around The World. Again, this fits in wth our No Outsiders work. 


Our writing lesson today explores the 4 different types of sentences: statements, questions, commands and exclamations. We have used all of these in our writing so today's lesson will be a little reminder. I know how good you will be at this. 


In Maths, we will be finding several parts of the whole where the numerator, the top number in the fraction is more than 1.

In our Spanish lesson, we will be learning how to count. 



A message from Mrs Powell

Geordie Stewart has been on countless adventures in his young life, in August ’18, he cycled 22,500 miles over 430 days through 4 continents.

Geordie decided to set his sights on this ambitious venture when he was 17 and had no climbing experience.

The Seven Summits consists of: – South America: Aconcagua – Africa: Kilimanjaro–

Europe: Elbrus – North America: Denali – Antarctica: Vinson Massif – Australasia/Oceania: Carstensz Pyramid – Asia: Everest

When discussing his adventures he said that the reading books about adventures and going on adventures are very different. He challenges us to all make our own adventures and discover whether this is the same as you think. Have you read about somewhere or seen something you would like to do? Remember Alex said at the beginning of the week that we all have our own challenges whether this is riding a bike or a maths question. We all have our own Everest to climb and challenge us!

I hope that you all have a thoughtful Thursday filled with fun and laughter. 

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 17.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 16th Jun 2020 @ 10:16pm

Buenas Dias Swallows class

Good morning and welcome to Wednesday. I hope it is going to be a wonderful Wednesday for you all. 

In our writing lesson today, we are looking at how to use commas to separate items in a list. Remember to use the conjunction 'and' inbetween the last two items. For example, I love eating pizza, pasta, cakes, sweeties and biscuits. 


In Maths, we will look at when the numerator, the top number in the fraction is 1. Finding one part of the whole.


This afternoon, we will explore why hand washing is so important for us right now. I wonder if you could make a poster for our classroom to explain how to wash our hands so that we can keep safe?



A message from Mrs Powell

Mark Ian Macleod Beaumont BEM is a British long-distance cyclist, broadcaster and author. He holds the record for cycling round the world, completing his 18,000-mile route on 18 September 2017, having taken less than 79 days. So many of you have learnt to ride a bike over the past few months and have been going on really long bike rides. What could your challenge be?

Have a think about setting yourself a challenge, I wonder what new skill you could learn?

Have a wonderful Wednesday, pop on over to our discussions page to chat to your friends. 

Lots of love from

Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

16.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 15th Jun 2020 @ 8:44pm

Buenas Dias my lovely Swallows

Well, what a rainy evening we had last night! My conservatory leaked and I was mopping the floor in my pajamas and wellies! I hope that you enjoyed listening to the noisy roars of the thunder as you were safe and dry inside. I love how the lightening flashes and brightens up the whole room, it's very exciting. I used to feel frightened during a thunder storm but now I enjoy listening to the different sounds the thunder makes and counting until the lightening flashes. I have found a lovely quote that might help you when you are feeling nervous:

 1 Peter 5:7, ‘Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.’

Following on from our contractions work yesterday, let's have a look at 10 spellings for this week:

can't, won't, don't, shouldn't, I'd, he'd, didn't, wouldn't, couldn't, I'll

I attached a booklet yesterday that you can work through today or just practise your spellings. Think carefully about which letters are missing and where to place the apostrophe. 

In Maths we are going to be finding a third of an amount, splitting the whole into 3 equal parts. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

Let's take a look at where Jewish people go to worship today. I have attached some further activities for you to explore.


Today's story comes from Mr Cliffe. He shares the story of Zacchaeus with us


A message from Mrs Powell

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner has been climbing mountains since she was just thirteen years old.

In adulthood she became a nurse, but kept climbing as often as possible: She was always working to save up for her next climbing trip. She eventually became the first female to climb all of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks (and above) without the use of oxygen. Wow! Just remember you can achieve anything if you want to do it.



What wil you do?

I hope that the sun shines today and that the rain hides away so that you can play outside. Maybe if it does rain, you could put your wellies on and go and splash in some puddles. I love to dance around in the rain, the boys think that I'm silly! Remember to always ask your grown first. 

What ever you to do today, have fun, stay safe and be happy.

We miss you all more than words can say.

Love Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx


Y2 15.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 15th Jun 2020 @ 7:53am

Buenas Dias Swallows class

I hope that you all had a super weekend in the sunshine. What did you get up to? Hop on over to our discussions page to tell me all about your weekend. We have another beautiful sunny day today, please go outside and enjoy this gorgeous weather. Remember your sun cream! 

Today's stoy is Mrs Downing reading Franklin’s Flying Bookshop- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFwOWhgOB6w. Get comfy and cosy and enjoy

I have found a lovely little poem for you that was written by a child in Primary School. Can you guess what the poet is describing in their poem?

Black and white
Thick and furry
Fast as the wind
Always in a hurry
Couple of spots
Rub my ears
Always comes when his name he hears
Loves his ball; it's his favorite thing
What's most fun for him? Everything!
Great big tongue that licks my face
Has a crate, his very own space
Big brown eyes like moon pies
He's my friend till the very end!

Chat to a member of your family today about your pet (or a pet you wish you had).

  • What does it look like?
  • What does your pet like to do?
  • What’s your favorite thing about your pet?
  • What makes that pet special?

Can you wrie your own pet poem like the one above? Have a go and show me. You can always upload your poem onto our discussions page for us all to read and enjoy. We could guess which pet you are describing in your poem. 

Our RE lesson today looks at the prophet Abraham and tells us how Judaism began.https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-was-the-first-covenant-between-abraham-and-god

In Writing, we will look at how to contract two words into one using an apostrophe. I have attached some activities that you can have a go at by yourself. 


In Maths, we are moving on to understanding what a third is.


A message from Mrs Powell

Alex Staniforth

Alex has had many barriers in his young life but found that he had a passion for the outdoors at a very young age. He found that if he was outside he was happy and chose many challenges including two attempts up Everest which failed due to an earthquake and avalanche. He said that we can’t always choose our challenges but we can choose how we respond to them. He says that Everest was just one step on his journey and his mission is to help others discover their own Everest in life and go for it. Alex is an amazing person, remember you can achieve anything in life that you want to do. Many years ago Alex went to school in Cheshire just like you do, I know because I taught him. I wonder what you will achieve and what your Everest will be? He and I would both say, you can do anything! I have emailed him recently and he has promised to come and talk to you all in school when it is safe to do so.

Have a wonderful sunny day Swallows. Remember to use your manners and always show the lovely kindness that you all have inside. 

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 12.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 11th Jun 2020 @ 9:01pm

Buenas Dias Swallows class

I hope that you are all well and looking forward to the weekend, it is just around the corner! 

In our writing lessons today, we look once again at conjunctions. 

To understand how to use coordinating conjunctions like because, if and when in sentences.


In our maths lesson, we continue to find quarters, of amounts this time.


I thought that we could learn some new Spanish words today. This time, we will learn the names of pets. 


I have attached a pets matching game for you to play with. I hope you enjoy this. 

Have a wonderful weekend Swallows. Remember to hop on over to our discussions page to chat with other people from our class. 

A little prayer from me to you:

Dear God

Thank you for every child in Swallows class. Thank you for their friends and their families. Please let my children know how treasured they are and how extremely special each and every one of them is to me. Please keep them safe and happy during our time away from school. Send your love to them every day and keep them in your heart until we all meet again. 


Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

Y2 11.06.20, by Mrs Rice

Date: 10th Jun 2020 @ 6:03pm

Buenas Dias Swallows children

Happy Thursday! Nearly the weekend! 

Our story today is read by Miss Beattie, another beautiful Irish accent to listen to. Grab a teddie and enjoy!  https://youtu.be/-5h7VQfaGQo

Our writing work continues to focus on Conjunctions today


We are moving onto quarters in Maths https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-2/

I thought that this "Playing together but apart" lesson will help us to understand the new ways that we can play with our friends.


Life is vey different for us all at the minute but our friendships haven't disappeared. Don't forget that you can send your friend a message in a safe way on our discussions page. It is lovely that some of you have visited that page and chatted wtht me. It would be lovely to talk to you all that way. 

A message from Mrs Powell

What would you like to be when they grow up? Many people have dreams about the future and that is good. Have a look at the following video: https://youtu.be/ECP87EFic48


The video below tells the story of Joseph, a famous dreamer from the Bible. When Pharaoh put him in prison, Joseph dreamt of being let out, but it wasn’t until Pharaoh had some dreams of his own that Joseph was called upon to help and secured his own release from prison.


It is good to dream of being happy when we are older: happiness is vital! However, Jesus pointed out something important about happiness.

Jesus said that people would be happy if they did the following - care about other people - always try to be fair and just - are kind and show mercy - work to make peace

Dear God, Please help us to work hard to achieve our ambitions and to become what we want to be. Whatever we do or however we live our life, help us to remember the needs of others. Help us to care about other people, to be fair and just, To be kind and merciful and to make peace, wherever we are.


Further activities you could have a go at… you could try making a dreamcatcher to catch your own dreams. There are some instructions available at: https://tinyurl.com/y7acpruh

Have you read the book The BFG by Roald Dahl? Why not try making a BFG dream jar? There are some instructions available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52xhSTjBea0

What ever you do today Swallows, have fun, stay safe and remember to always use your Christian Values. You are excellent at showing our values every day in the classroom. They are friendship, love, hope, forgiveness, respect and courage. Now is a time for really focusing on hope and courage as we need to be brave when we are feeling a little shaky and be hopeful about when we can all return together. 

Love from Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson xxx

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