Hi everyone,

The children have had a really busy week and have worked so hard. I am super proud of them and so today we have had our movie treat and some free play this afternoon.

There is also NO HOMEWORK or SPELLINGS for the half term. I would like the children to enjoy the holidays and have a good break, ready for the last part of the term.

Thanks for all your support,
Miss Clough.


Hi everyone,

There will be no homework menu going home this half term. Instead children will be getting weekly spellings, reading and/or Maths tasks to do. These will be given out on Friday and the children will have the following week to complete them.

I shall be taking homework books in every Thursday to mark and then sending them home again on the Friday with the next weeks tasks.

I hope this is all okay,

Many Thanks,

Miss Clough.

Half term homework.

Half term homework!

Children will do their spelling test tomorrow before the half term holidays and then will NOT be given spellings for the week off. They will have a Maths challenge card and a creative/English based task to complete. I will share a picture of these tomorrow on dojo but children will have these stuck in their homework books.

We will also be having a small Marble party tomorrow afternoon to celebrate filling the class jar. I have said children can bring a teddy into school and in the afternoon I will allow them some free time to enjoy the last day.

Have a lovely half term,
Miss Clough.

Happy New Year

Welcome back!

I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. It was great to see all the children back and in such good form this week.


We have started work on multiplication this week. Our focus has been on making equal groups and writing corresponding number sentences using addition. Eg. I have 3 groups of 5.

5 + 5 + 5 = 15.


Children have been continuing on with their read, write, inc. We will also be preparing for a visit later this term from Steve Antony. He is the Author and illustrator of the books ‘The Queen’s handbag and I’ll wait, Mr Panda’. Our afternoon work will be focused around these books and I shall keep you all updated with the work the children produce.

Art & Design

I introduced the topic of ‘puppets’ this week. The children were delighted and very eager to get to work. We will not actually be making puppets for a few weeks as we will need to focus on joining materials, planning and designing first but I am excited to see the children so engaged.

Spellings will go out today. Children can complete these on the spelling hub website or in their books. A new homework menu has also been given out so they can set about completing some tasks of it before the end of this term.

Times table test will be Monday next week due to Mrs Crowe being in with Year 2 that day. Hope that is all okay.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Clough.


Children have had two spelling activities sent home today. These are stuck in their homework books and need to be completed for the first week back in January.

Hope this is okay,
Thanks, Miss Clough.

Trip, Spellings and costumes.

Just a few quick notes!

Children will only need a small rucksack for the trip today, so that they are able to carry their packed lunch. Normal book bags, big coats, hats and scarfs won’t be necessary as we will be inside for most of the day.

Costume letters went home last week so if you could make sure these are in by Monday please as we have our first dress rehearsal then.

Spelling test will be done NEXT FRIDAY as we have had a very manic week this week. This will give children an extra week to practice (and maybe go on spelling shed if they have not yet this week).

Have a lovely day,
Miss Clough.

Homework and spellings.

Due to reading practice and the church service this afternoon we have not done a spelling test today. However, children have still got new spellings and a new homework menu in their homework books.
Can I also remind children to log on to spelling shed as well if possible.

Miss Clough.

Homework update

Due to several questions and a lot of information being given out at irregular intervals I have put together an overview of homework and home tasks to try and help.


Reading weekly – recorded in reading records.
Times table practice – either in times table books or using TTRockstars (App login details in blue times table book).

Homework Menu – Children should select at least 2 pieces of this to complete before each half term holiday and put in homework books, bring in as a 3D piece or upload via purple mash (purple mash log in details in back of homework book).

Spellings – Spelling tasks will be given out each Friday and expected to be completed before the following Friday, when children will have their test. We are using an app called Spelling Shed and I will set the most up to date spelling rule using the app so children can also log in and practice at home. I will be able to see how many spellings children are getting right and be kept up to date with their progress – this does not have to be done on the app and can just be done using the paper worksheet sent home but I would recommend it where possible as I think children will find it more engaging and it is brilliant spelling practice each week (log in details in the back of homework books).

Additional/optional tasks:

Reading journal tasks – these can be completed as and when children wish and are not expected but just additional activities to go alongside their own personal reading (not school reading books).

IDL – Another online spelling programme we are using in Class to promote and extend children’s spelling knowledge, it is really good to link reading and spellings and the children enjoy using it (log in details in the back of homework books).

I hope this clarifies and clears up any confusion.
Many Thanks, Miss Clough.

Spellings 5.10.19

There will be no spellings sent home this week. Instead I have asked all children to practice spellings using the IDL Spelling program. Login details are in the back of their homework books and the website link for them to do this is:


This is not an app and needs to be done on the online website.
Have a lovely weekend, Miss Clough.

Year 2 Spellings and Reading Activities.

Hi everyone, I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Just two quick notices from last week.

Due to Mrs Wickes and myself swapping between the two groups we have given them both new names so that the children know what spellings they should be practicing each week. The groups are the Wildflowers and the Tigers. I shall try and post a picture of the spellings each week but they should always be stuck in the front of the homework books ready for children to practice and children will know what group they are in.

Reading records:
In the front of the reading records I have put in some reading journal activities. These can be done as and when the children wish and can be put in their homework books along with any other work they complete at home. Some will be selected and photocopied to go into our class reading journal so that everyone can see the children interacting with their reading books.

Thanks, Miss Clough.