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– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

"Let your light shine”, Matthew 5. 16

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Year 2 Cherry

Today we took part in a drama workshop called Jungle Explorer by Perform4all.

We learnt a new rap!

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Welcome back to Term 3!


Use these games to practise skills we have been learning in school. 

If you are having trouble with BugClub on your iPad or iPhone; you may like to try ensuring 'Block all cookies' is off in your Setting, under Safari. It may also help to turn off 'Prevent Cross-Site Tracking' too.

Our Virtual Whole School Christingle Service

Christmas lunch!

Cherry have amazed us with their maths skills when learning about Money. Use these questions to help share their learning with you at home! No need to print, read and answer on a screen.

WOW! 3 amazing performances! 
You are amazing Cherry Class!

The Big Little Nativity! 2021

This term we will be administering the Phonic Screening Check which was delayed last year, children will be asked to read 40 real and nonsense words using the phonetic skills they have learnt. To support your child with this I have added some games to the class page for you to use at home.

Wednesday 17th November

We are going on a short walk around West Malling as part of our Geography learning. We will be identifying human and physical features.

Super Mathematicians

We have been working hard to add 2 2-digit numbers. This is an important skill to keep practicing!


Take a look....

We have sculpted our own friends for the lonely beast.

Macey's Meadow

We had lots of fun exploring micro-habitats today! We completed a chart to show which organisms we found. 

On Wednesday, we will be going on a local trip to Macey’s meadow to support our science learning this term.


Please ensure your child has a warm coat. Children are also welcome to bring in change of shoes such as wellies or old trainers to wear as it may be muddy in places. 

Well done to all of Cherry Class for their fantastic performance during out Harvest Church service!

Harvest Time!

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Between Monday 11th October and Friday 15th October we will be taking part in the 2021 Mini London Marathon. We will be running, jogging and walking 2.6 miles through the week. Children should therefore wear their PE kit to school every day of that week.


On Friday 15th October, to mark the end of the challenge, children have the option to dress up for the day as their sporting role model. They are welcome to dress up as any sporting star from tennis to gymnastics to swimming or anything in between. 


As part of this challenge, we will be raising money for local charity the Heart of Kent Hospice to support our school community’s contribution to ‘Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade.’ Each child should therefore gather sponsorships to take part in the event and donations can be made via our school ‘Virgin Money Giving’ page on the link below.


We hope that this will be a fun, inclusive event where children of all ages and abilities can raise money for a fantastic local cause, whilst taking part in a whole school event.

Charlotte Purdue | Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon In Schools 2021

International Great Britain athlete, Charlotte Purdue, discusses her love for running, how she got into the sport and the Virgin Money Giving London Marathon...

Computing superstars!

We have been learning what an algorithm is and how to code using ScratchJr. Some children could debug their code too!

It is a free app you may want to use to practise coding at home.

Reading books

Don’t forget to bring in your reading books each Friday.

You will receive a Read Write Inc book which matches learning in class.

Don’t forget to:

  • Make sure you read the words at the front, sounding out green words and saying red words. 
  • Read the story multiple times through the week, building speed and expression.
  • Retell the story using the images at the back, making sure you add as much detail as possible.

You will also have a book of choice borrowed from the class book corner to read and talk about together.

Please do send me an email or catch me at the end of the day if you have any questions.

This term our topic is Toys!

It would support our lesson if each child could bring in one of their favourite toys to school tomorrow (Thursday 16th September). Please do not bring in anything valuable or too big. Something like a teddy, small Lego figure, ball or pop-it would be perfect. This children will be responsible for keeping them safe. They will stay in their bags on their pegs until the lesson and will be sent home at the end of the day.

Welcome Back!

We have had a great first few days and we are really looking forward to a fantastic year ahead!


Please remember to contact us on the Cherry Class email if you have any questions or information to give us. 

PE will be on Monday and Wednesdays, please come into school in your PE kit.


Reading books will be changed on Fridays.

We are very excited to begin our brand new reading book scheme this week. It is vital that these books are returned to school each week with their reading record and plastic folder to keep them safe. . 


Each day children are expected to do a short reading and maths activity at home. It is vital to practise these key skills every day to help your child to make good progress. This may include Mathletics, BugClub, practising the year 2 spellings or 30/60 Club practise (addition and subtraction/times tables). BugClub and Mathletics login details can be found in the inside of the reading record.

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