Class 2

Dear Parents/Carers,

Due to the school closure, I will be communicating and setting homework tasks via the school website and Seesaw. If you are unsure about anything or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me during normal school hours via Seesaw.

Your child will have brought home a pack of activities and worksheets to guide and support their learning at home. The work that is included in these packs should give you a good idea of the things that they need to continue to work on during their time at home.

Included in the pack is a new exercise book for your child to write in. They can write whatever they like in this book as well as the written tasks I will set. They can draw and doodle too, it is theirs to keep.

Some examples of text types they might like to write are:

  • Diary entries (from their own or a character from a book’s perspective)
  • Setting descriptions (based on book settings/photographs or real-life places they’ve been)
  • Character descriptions
  • Fact Files (Antarctica is our next continent to research)
  • Recipes or instructions
  • Story (their own or a retell)
  • Book review
  • Poem

I will also be setting extra challenges and tasks via Seesaw on a regular basis.

For any support or examples of these text types, please look on Twinkl which is a fantastic website that is offering free access to all.


There is a maths pack included and you can continue to support your child’s mathematical development by supporting them with telling the time (Yr 2 – to the nearest 5 mins), practising measuring and reading scales when baking, using rulers and tape measures. We have been working on counting money and giving the correct change and I am sure that the children would love to set-up a shop and show you how great they are at this!

Don’t forget to continue to read with your children on a daily basis. There are many art and writing activities that can come from a good story.

There are free ebooks on which the children are familiar with.

We also have an Epic account so you can download the app or access on the internet and our class code is qnh8642. Children must first select student and then log in with the code. There have been some teething problems with Epic but I’m hoping it will work for most of you during school hours. also has some lovely resources and audiobooks.

Teach Your Monster to Read and Phonics Play are also free at the moment.

Alphablocks and Numberblocks episodes on YouTube are highly recommended and thoroughly enjoyed by the children in Class 2.

Assignments will continue to be set on Spelling Shed for your child to access.

For any Instagrammers amongst you, I recommend following Oliver Jeffers who is a fabulous children’s author. He is reading one of his books every night at the moment. Five Minute Mum is also great for sharing activities that are fun and offer great learning opportunities.

This is a great opportunity for baking, arts and crafts, instrument/singing practise and outdoor adventures (rural and open areas only of course).

Learning is so much more than completing worksheets so let’s see just how creative and innovative we can be!

Mrs Jones

Reading Books

At Longnor Primary School, we recognise the importance of reading and strive to provide our children with a rich and varied library of high quality texts.

Children on the following book bands will be bringing home two reading books and their group read book: pink, red, yellow, blue, green and orange.

You will notice that one of these books will have a sticker on the front which reads ‘PD’. This stands for phonetically decodable. Your child should be able to apply his/her phonic skills and knowledge to decode the words in this text and should therefore develop confidence in reading.

The second reading book will be focusing on other important aspects of reading and these are usually noted inside the front cover of the book or on the back. This book will require more support from grown-ups as there may be unfamiliar words or spelling patterns in these books.

It is also very important to listen to your child reading their group read book each week as these books are not all phonetically decodable. Many of these books have been chosen to promote a love of reading and to extend your child’s vocabulary. Your child will require support to read these books, especially the first time they read them.

I am happy to discuss this with you further at parents’ evening if you have any comments or questions.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Jones


We practise telling the time everyday in Class 2 and it would be very beneficial if your child could continue to practise this skill at home. There are many games on the internet to make this learning fun. Topmarks have a variety of games, please see the link below.


Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Jones.

Poetry Competition

Where My Wellies Take Me Poetry Competition

Class 2 have been learning about poetry and they have written some wonderful pieces.

We have discussed this competition in school and the children are very excited. They have had a go at writing poems about their outdoor adventures (the poems must be about adventures in forests/woods) but to have the best chance of winning, I feel that they really need to take their time over writing them and perhaps write a couple of rough drafts first. They can also work on the presentation of their poems by adding photographs or pictures. We even discussed the use of natural materials.

I thought that this would be a good opportunity to set some slightly different homework. Next week, your child will not be bringing their CPG homework book home and instead, I’d like them to work on their poem and enter the competition.

Please follow the instructions below and good luck!

Royal Forestry Society’s Poetry Competition

For World Book Day on the 5th March we are giving away 6 copies of Michael and Clare Morpurgo’s poetry anthology “Where My Wellies Take Me” to the winners of our children’s poetry competition. A winner will be selected in each of the categories below.

Age 5 – 7 (Key Stage 1)

Age 7 – 11 (Key Stage 2)

Age 11 – 13 (Key Stage 3)

To enter:

1. Write a poem of any style about the adventures that you have been on in forests wearing your wellies. You may choose to include pictures or photographs of your adventures.

2. Send your poem to or post to the RFS Office.

3. The closing date will be Monday 24th February at 12pm.

The competition will be judged by a panel of judges and will be announced on our website and social media on the 5th March for World Book Day. The winner in each category will receive a hardback copy of “Where My Wellies Take Me” for themselves as well as one for their school or local organisation. Full details and terms and conditions are available at

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Jones.


Dear Parents/Carers,

All children will have brought a list of spellings home. The lists consist of the common exception words that the children should know by the end of the year. Please could you practise these words with your children at home. We will be working on them over the next few weeks in class and we will be having a spelling quiz after half-term.

Your child could practise them by writing them in rainbow colours, making word searches, chalking them outside or cutting them up and putting them back together.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Jones

Class 2’s Kindness Challenge

There will be no written homework set for the children in Class 2 over the Christmas holidays. Instead, we’d like them to continue with their Random Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar.

We have been filling in our calendar every day and the children have come up with some fantastic ideas. See what they come up with over the holidays to continue spreading kindness. I can’t wait to hear all about it in January.

Merry Christmas.

Mrs Jones

Year 1 Homework

Dear Parents/Carers,

Your child will be coming home with a homework book on Tuesday 5th November. On the first page, their weekly homework will be written. The homework will be due in every Tuesday. It will usually consist of one or two pages. These pages are to be completed with the support of a grown-up. It will be very beneficial to your child for you to complete the pages together and discuss the new sounds or spelling rules on each page.

Please remember to read with your child regularly. I have been so impressed with their reading skills so far.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mrs Jones.


Dear Parents/Carers,

Firstly, thank you for the cardboard for our models. We will be making a start on London this week. We haven’t received many photographs for our holiday display but it’s not too late so please send some in, if you have any.


Your child has been sent home with either a spelling sheet (Yr 1) or a writing mat (Yr 2). Both sheets include the spellings that we will be looking at in school over the next few weeks but it would be very beneficial for your child to practise reading and writing them at home too.

As well as spelling, reading is an essential life skill and we are committed to instill a passion for reading in all children at Longnor. Listening to your child read at home and reading books to them on a regular basis has a profound effect on their development.  Please listen to your child as much as possible, at least four times per week and make a comment in their reading record.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Jones

Holiday News

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have had a great first week back and I have thoroughly enjoyed hearing about the children’s summers. If you have been on holiday or visited anywhere over the summer (UK and abroad) and have some photographs of your child in that place, please send them into class with a little note to let us know where you’ve been. We will look at the different destinations on our world map and plot the photographs on our holiday display.

Thank you for your support.

Mrs Jones

Class 2 Homework

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please could you ensure that your child has completed and returned the following piece of homework by Monday 1st July.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Jones and Miss Williams (Miss Williams is currently completing her PGCE placement with us).


Year 1 & 2

You are going to write a diary entry! We’ve practised these before –

You can choose which day to write your diary entry on, you could choose one of the days over the weekend, our trip day (Pizza Express & Stokesay Castle) or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you could do an imaginary diary entry. Where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world? What did you see there? What did you do? Who did you meet?

Please make your diary entry as interesting to read as possible.

Remember that a diary entry should be chatty, informal and should include thoughts and feelings.

Features of a diary entry:

  • Date
  • Dear Diary,
  • Written in past tense and in first person (I)
  • Chronological order
  • Events
  • Thoughts and feelings
  • Appeal to the senses (What did you smell, taste, hear, see etc?)
  • Use interesting vocabulary including adjectives, adverbs and similes.
  • Sign off

Don’t forget the punctuation, spelling and grammar rules that you’ve been taught.

We can’t wait to share them on Monday!

Thank you,

Mrs Jones and Miss Williams.


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