Barn Owls

Week beginning Monday 11th February


The children will need warm coats, hats and scarves at school every day for our outside learning and also warm tracksuit bottoms for our sports afternoons.

We will be starting our recorder sessions – please make sure children bring in their named recorders and books.

This week is our annual Book Week.

11th Feb – dress up as favourite book character

12th Feb – bring a named book to school to share with your class

13th Feb – Bedtime stories – 5.00-5.30

14th Feb – Staff will read favourite stories to children

15th Feb – Parents drop-in at 8.55 to share a favourite book


We will be basing our learning around the theatre production of ‘The Big Enormous Present’, exploring the themes of sharing, kindness and friendship. We will continue to observe our Science investigation and draw conclusions about what has rotted. Some items have rotted a lot more quickly than others! Ask your child about what they have spotted.

In Art, we will be finishing our clay sculptures and our pop-up designs; completing our backgrounds based on the artwork of John Dyer.


We will be sharing the text ‘The Big Enormous Present’ and describing the appearance and behaviours of the three main characters. Also using objects that we find in a mysterious parcel to create our own exciting stories.


Spelling focus – adding –ed, -er, -est, -y to root words


many, clothes, busy, people



big, oh, here, is, went, when


We will be revising 3D shape names and properties, creating nets and searching for shapes uin our environment. Also sorting the shapes according to their properties and asking questions eg

‘ Does it roll?’


Things to do at home

Log in to Purple Mash and continue your ‘My Story’ creation.

Look for 3D shapes in your environment and play ‘ Guess my shape’ by describing properties eg My shape has 6 square faces, 12 edges and 8 vertices. What am I ?

Talk about and enjoy favourite books and authors!














A typical day in Year 2

Start of the day

At 8.45am we arrive at school, find our name card or peg in. Hang up our book bags and have the chance to go to the book corner and change our reading book. We find the table where our group are working, sit down and quietly begin our task.


An important part of our learning takes place outside and all children have the opportunity to work in the outside classroom during the morning session.

Carpet time

We all spend some time learning together on the carpet.

Reading & Handwriting

We love to read and we practise our handwriting every day. We are also are thinking hard about leaving finger spaces between words and about capital letters and full stops.

The afternoon

After lunch we return to the classroom and sit quietly on the carpet ready for the afternoon. We begin the afternoon with guided reading, handwriting and phonics. We follow this by the final session of the day which may consist of Art, History, Science or PE.

Ready steady go time

At 9.15am we tidy away our morning activity and go to the carpet area to reflect on the previous day, share news and think about the day ahead.


We begin our first session, which will usually be English or Maths. We begin our lesson with a whole class session on the carpet area, then work in small groups or independently.

Fruit time

Half way through the morning session, we meet together on the carpet for milk and fruit. During milk and fruit we share our learning, then listen to a story or play a game.


We stop for lunch at 12 noon. We either have packed lunches or hot school dinners.

Going home

At around 2.40pm we tidy away and gather together on the carpet for a story and celebrate our stars of the day. At 3pm we gather up our jumpers, cardigans, our coats, book bags and any letters, then we line up to go home.

Our Commitment

"We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment”

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01483 714804

The Horsell Village School
Church Hill,
Woking, Surrey
GU21 4QQ, United Kingdom

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