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ArrrrHarrrr! We are only a week away from our Class Residential! Arrival is at 8.40am as usual on the Wednesday and pick up will be at the normal time of 3.15pm on the Thursday. We are getting very excited in class now and today I went though a few things that the children need to remember...

  • A wheelie suitcase (it is a bit of a walk to the dorms)
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Torch & teddy (for our campfire and night walk)
  • Pirate outfit (optional) to wear over the top of warm clothes.
  • Gloves & hat (we are outside all day)
  • Your child's name written in EVERYTHING!

Please see the full kit list below. (Please pack with your child so they know what they are bringing!) Let me know if you are missing anything and we will try to help. Also if you can remind me again if there is anything I need to know about your child before we go. Thanks! 

Week Beginning 22nd January

Hi, we will be starting our work on Setting Descriptions in English next week and the theme will be to describe a Dinosaur Island. I would like to show the children some clips from the Netflix animated show Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous to spark their interest. It is a PG. If you have any objections then please let me know asap. Thank you. Mrs H. 

Maths Homework

Watch this video to help you with your maths homework

Below is the method we will be moving on to...



Hello Class 2,

It is so lovely to see all of your smiling faces again and to see how much you have grown since Foundation Class. We are settling in well to the routines (and rigour!) of Class 2. I am so excited to be teaching you a brand-new curriculum this year with our first topic being Movers and Shakers. In History, we will be learning about significant historical figures that 'moved' or 'shook' the world and changed the way people think! 

My favourite lesson to teach is Art - I love being creative and judging from our first art lesson this week I'm guessing all of you do too! I also love teaching History and Geography, I did my university degree in Ancient History and always wanted to be an archaeologist when I was growing up! I love watching the program 'Digging for Britain' that explores digs and excavations around our country. Did you know they found the largest ever ichthyosaur not far from here at Rutland Water! I wonder what your favourite lesson is and what you are interested in? 

I love going swimming a couple of times a week. I swim lengths which is as not as fun as splashing around and going down flumes but it does keep me fit! I wonder if you have started swimming lessons yet? Don't worry if you haven't because you will go with school when you are in Class 3 and 4. It is a super important skill to learn!

In the holidays, I like to spend lots of time with my family. My husband Martin is a teacher too, but he teaches big kids at college which isn't half as fun as teaching you lot! I have two children, Jocelyn and Dominic who take up lots of my time! Jocelyn is 11, she is very sensible and has just started secondary school. Dominic is 8 and is a bundle of energy - a bit like the Tasmanian Devil! 

I hope you had a lovely summer with your family and I am certain we will have lots of fun this year!

Mrs Haythorn