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Our first class photo - September 2020

First Class Photo - September 2020

11.09.2020 We had a wonderful first week as Willows class. We began our unit in maths about place value and used natural objects to represent tens and ones. In English and PSHE we read a book called 'The Colour Monster' and thought about how colours can represent different emotions. We discussed situations when we may feel different emotions and painted our own colour monsters using watercolours.

Meet our school council representatives 2020/2021. We had a class ballot to decide who would be our school council representatives this year. It was a very close run contest but these two children received the most votes and will attend regular meetings with Mr Monger and representatives from the other classes in school.

6th September 2020

Hello Willows, 


I hope that you have enjoyed the summer holiday and are looking forward to returning to school tomorrow as a Year 2. We are looking forward to seeing you all. 


It was lovely to work with some of you on Thursday's last term but I am sure that, after five months at home or as part of a smaller group in school, you may be feeling a range of different feelings today. Hopefully you will be feeling excited but I expect just like us, you may also be feeling nervous too. This is understandable but together we will get use to the routines and systems and I am sure it won't be long before you are reminding me what time our new break and lunchtimes are or which way we have to walk down the corridor!


I saw a few children in Hatherleigh last week and they told me that they were looking forward to seeing their friends but were worried about the work. We know that this might be a worry for many of you so to begin with we will be recapping many of the skills learnt in Year 1. This will help you to settle in and help us to plan the next steps. The most important thing is that by Friday you still have big smiles on your faces when you leave for the weekend.


So, remember to order your lunches with your grown-ups on the new system and try to have a good nights sleep. We look forward to seeing you at 8.40am tomorrow morning when Mrs Gibb, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Clough will be in the playground to meet you. I will then see you on Tuesday morning at the same time for our first day together.


Mrs King 


Dear Willows, Hawthorns and Parents, 


Welcome to the last week of term.


On Monday and Tuesday you need to look at the planning for your September class so Willows please visit Poplar's page and then come back here for Wednesday. Post your work on Dojo as normal for Mrs Moss to see (although no doubt we won't be able to resist having a look too!). 


'Hello' to Hawthorns. Planning for Monday and Tuesday for you is under the home learning page - week 8, 20.7.20. I will be looking on your Dojo pages so post all of your work here as you normally would. If you are in school, Mrs Fawcett will complete the work with you. Please do take a look at the transition presentation which is also under week 8 and I have posted it on your Dojo class story page too. If you have any questions, do send them through Dojo or email 


I hope that you all enjoy the last week of term, 


With best wishes,


Mrs King 


Hello Willows, Barney has sent you a few postcards.

We had a lovely day at Rosemoor learning about woodland invertebrates. In the morning we searched for invertebrates, identified them and made sketches. After lunch we used natural materials to make micro-habitats and walked around the gardens. We ended the day with a play in the brash.

Willows enjoyed celebrating books on World Book Day

Willows class would like to say a massive THANK YOU for the support from parents to allow this amazing and fun packed day to go ahead. Have a look at all the exciting things we did and learnt about the Amazon Rainforest on our trip.

As part of our Science work on Living Things and their habitats, we went out to the school garden to identify things that were alive, dead and never been alive.

Well done Willows for a fantastic performance of 'A Magical Christmas Journey.'

We all celebrated Children in Need today by coming into school in non-uniform. Well done for all the lovely spotty clothes and Pudsey Bear clothing.

12.11.19 Today we went to Hatherleigh Fire station to learn about how the fire service has changed since the times of The Great Fire of London. Thank you to all those who made it so enjoyable.

Our fire safety talk.

Science investigation

Thank you to all the parents who came to our maths workshop. The children had great fun playing some maths games with you.

As part of our toy topic, we would like to thank you for sharing with us some of your very old toys your families had at home.

Here we are flying our kites ready to help us design our own kites.

We had a fun morning learning lots of new skills during our Multi skills session.

Willows have had a busy first week back.

Role plays of the story Dogger
Great facial expressions!
Sorting materials into categories
Using dienes to recap place value
Using pastels to create a 'marvellous marble'


Mrs Jacob
Mrs Cooper
Mrs King
Scroll to the bottom of the page for Willows' Overview, Termly Newsletter and ideas for Home learning.  

Thanks to two amazing children in Willows, we were lucky to have the 'Legoman' come in for the morning helping us to create dinosaurs and their habitat. We had so much fun working together in small groups. Take a look at our amazing creations.

The 'Legoman' challenged us to create micro dinosaurs using 10 or less bricks.

Well done to all those who dressed up for our French Day. We looked at Monet's painting of The Japanese Bridge, and then created our own versions painting the background and then collaging the bridge.

Well done for all the brave children in Willows, who auditioned for Hatherleigh's Got Talent. Here are the finalists dancing and singing to 'This is me' and 'A Million dreams' from The Greatest Showman.

What a glorious day for our trip to Crooklets Beach. Well done Willows for raising the money on your cake sale and thank you to two class members for a fantastic sponsored bike ride.

Our Enterprise Project - We thoroughly enjoyed researching what the children liked throughout the school, baking the cakes and biscuits and then selling them after school.

Art - We drew sunflowers using oil pastels.

Our home learning projects on Dinosaurs or the seaside.

Design and Technology - We created moving pictures linked to our topic Dinosaurs.

Spring- Here are some of our carefully designed and sculptured clay tiles..

April 2019 - In DT we have been designing and making our jeeps.

Spring concert 2019 - Our Ocarina group who performed Frere Jacques and Kumbuya fantastically.

March 2019 - We have been learning about the rainforest. Here are some of our amazing home learning projects.

March 2019 - We have been learning about habitats in Science so we went on a trip to Rosemoor

March 2019 - Science investigation. Will it float?

March 2019 - In class we have been learning about different continents and as part of our travels in Asia, we made a stir fry.

1.3.19. Thank you to all the parents who joined their children for our Maths workshop.

Our Christmas production 2018 - A Christmas Recipe

We designed and made our own Christmas biscuits.

Fire Station Visit - November 2018. As part of our work on The Great Fire of London, Year 2 visited the fire station.

A Victorian toy lady came to our school and helped us learn about toys from the past. We had loads of fun dressing up and playing with Victorian toys.