Class 2’s Play

We will be recording our play throughout next week. Please could you ensure that your child’s costume is in school by Friday.

Thank you,

Mrs Jones

Nancy’s poem awarded Highly Commended!

Children from Class 2 recently entered a poetry competition and have today, received some very exciting news.

Nancy Jones has been awarded Highly Commended in the KS1 category in the Royal Forestry Society poetry competition. Her poem will be published on their website and on their Facebook page as “Nancy from Shrewsbury” to protect her identity.

Nancy has won a signed copy of Michael Morpurgo’s poetry anthology “Where my wellies take me” for herself and an unsigned one for our school.

Well done Nancy.

Ottilie wins fourth prize!

Ottilie has won fourth prize in a colouring competition that Class 2 took part in before Christmas. The children coloured in their own coronet flower for the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings’ competition.

Congratulations Ottilie!

Missing Items

A number of items of clothing have gone missing from Class 2. If your child has brought anything home from school that does not belong to them, please return it to school as soon as possible.

Please ensure that all items of clothing are named.

Thank you,

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

Class 2’s Story Sacks

Dear Parents/Carers,

To continue to promote a love of reading and to develop our library and reading resources, we are hoping to create and use some Story Sacks. A Story Sack is a creative yet simple resource which can bring a story to life in a fun and engaging way. The Story Sack usually includes a well known picture story book and a range of supporting resources such as; cuddly/plastic toys, miniature toys, finger puppets, hand puppets, non-fiction resources related to characters in the book, a homemade game to go with the book, some story stones, picture cards, a back-drop for puppet shows, audio CD or DVD’s and much more. There are many examples and suggestions online.

We are looking for any donations or help at all to support the development of these sacks. If you would like to work with your child at home to make a story sack or donate a cuddly toy, it would be much appreciated.

To give you an idea of some of the things that we are looking for, here is a list of some topics but if you have any ideas of your own, please do share with us.

  • Animals  (jungle, farm, pet, insects)
  • Birds (pretend nests, toy eggs)
  • Pirates (maps, chests, eye patches)
  • Food (tea sets, plastic food)
  • Dinosaurs (eggs)
  • Witches (wands, hats, cauldrons)
  • Oceans (fish, boats, sea creatures)
  • Farmyard (tractors, tools)
  • Children’s Geography Accessories (telescope, compass, maps, flags)
  • Toy Musical Instruments

The children will be deciding on most of the books but a few that I would really like to create Story Sacks for are:

  • The Gruffalo
  • Stick Man
  • Dear Zoo
  • Owl Babies
  • The Tiger Who Came To Tea

We already have a Story Sack for ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’.

An example Story Sack:

All donations will be gratefully received but all may not be used immediately, they might be kept for future Story Sacks. Any unused items will be donated to School Circle for future fundraising events.

The children are going to be involved in creating them and I am sure that they will have lots of ideas to share with you.

This will be an ongoing project and I am hoping that the majority of resources that we will use will be reused, recycled or homemade rather than bought.

Please do not worry if you don’t have anything to contribute yet. Just keep this in mind next time you have a clear out.

Many thanks in advance for your help and generosity.

Mrs Jones

Christmas Performance Costumes

Pleas ensure that your child’s costume for our Christmas performance is in school by this Thursday (5th Dec). It must be in a bag that is labelled with their name and it would be extremely helpful if each item was named too.

Thank you,

Mrs Jones.

Class 2’s Performance


If your child is a Who, narrator or speaker in the play, they can wear anything at all (Christmassy if possible). Some suggestions have been; Christmas jumpers, wooly hats and scarves etc. These kinds of clothes would be perfect.

If your child is the Grinch, they can wear anything green and a stripy scarf if possible. Please let me know if you would rather they didn’t wear face paint.

If your child is Max, please could he wear anything brown/black or a dog costume if you would like.

A lot less costumes than a nativity!

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Jones

Mystery Book

We love reading in Class 2 and to continue to promote reading for pleasure, we are starting a new reading initiative.

Over the next few weeks, a different child will be bringing home “The Mystery Book” each night which will be inside a very special, golden folder. They will share the book at home with their family and return it to school the next day. It must remain in the golden folder at all times in school because the aim is to keep the title of the book a secret from those who have not yet read it.

Inside the folder, there will also be an exercise book for you or your child to write any comments about the book. You could tell us whether or not you enjoyed it and why, where you read it, who read it or which book you’d like to receive next.

The first “Mystery Book” has gone home with a child today and it will be going home with someone else tomorrow. The children are so excited and I am so pleased that it has already created a buzz around reading.

Thank you.

Mrs Jones