Church Road, Astwood Bank
Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
01527 892 681

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Welcome to Year 2!



This week the children have made fantastic jelly fish poems and it has been amazing to see the children thinking about exciting verbs and adjectives. This week we shall be studying food chains and learning about habitats. Thank you to everybody who brought their shoe boxes in.  

For any children who are isolating but are well enough to do home learning or children that want an extra challenge we have set you lots of fun activities related to work at school for you to complete online on Purple Mash. 


We hope that everybody now has their Purple Mash login. This week we have set an activity on Purple Mash to be completed for next Monday all about sorting animals into their correct habitats. Feel free to extend this activity in anyway you would like such as drawing pictures for cuddly toy animals or doing some research on child friendly websites.

Children will have a spelling quiz on Monday for last week's spellings and new spellings will be issued ready for a spelling quiz next Monday. 


This week your child has been issued with a spelling book containing this weeks spellings. Please learn these spellings at home ready for our spelling Quiz next Monday. Please note there is a page in the front of the book which explains how you can make learning spellings more fun and often the craziest ideas that can help them 'stick' are the best!  This week our spellings involve words containing medial vowel sounds covered in Year 1. At this stage we want the children to feel confident and don't want to cause unnecessary stress or pressure so we will not be sharing scores with parents. We will however allow the children time to address any errors they make in the Quiz in class; we will do this in Home Spelling Books so that you can help your child revisit these words at home if you choose.


Your child has currently been issued books that are the same colour band as s/he was on at the end of Year 1. We are currently assessing the children for reading and therefore it may be that this level changes. May we ask that you bring bookbags to school everyday again now that we no longer have such tight COVID regulations with regards to home/school contact . This way, we can hear your child read when we get spare time during the day. Please ensure you write in the reading diary to let us know how the children are getting on with reading at home. Reading regularly really does make a huge difference to pupil confidence and progress. Likewise, questioning and discussion about the characters, plot, predicting future action is just as important as the reading itself. 

 A few reminders:

  • All medication was sent home at the end of last term. All Epipens, inhalers, spacers etc are to be returned to the school office so that necessary consent paperwork can be completed. Please ensure all items are clearly labelled with your child's name and class.
  • We will issue new reading books and spellings everyday and spelling quiz take place each Monday and new reading books issued.
  • Please remember to book packed lunches on ParentPay if your child has a school dinner.
  • Please remember to come into school wearing PE kits on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 
  • Children may  bring a water bottles and healthy snack with them each day. Please do not bring in crisps and biscuits etc and fruit will be provided by school each day for children.
  • With the weather so changeable please ensure your child brings a waterproof coat each day.
  • Please ensure all uniform, coats. drinks bottles and lunchboxes etc are labelled clearly to avoid things getting lost or mixed up.

 Our 2021-2022 team:

Mrs Glover (2G) - Mrs Stokes 

Mrs. Neil (previously Miss. Miller)  and Ms. Miles (2M) - Mrs Newman

Lunchtime Supervisor:

2H - Mrs Warrilow

2G - Ms. Barrett

Useful Websites:

Timestables practise via TT Rockstars:

MyMaths activities & games via:

Rapid Reading:

Feel free to create your own login at Here the children will find familiar Oxford Reading Tree resources and lots more.image.gif

Some useful documents: