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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

On Monday (4th July) we will be going on a local visit to Manor park to support our learning in both English and science. Please ensure your child is wearing sun cream, brings a hat and a water bottle to school in a small , easy to carry rucksack. Children are welcome to wear trainers to school too. We will be back in school for lunch time as normal.

In science we have been learning about the similarities and differences between life cycles. Today we got to see a ladybird, stick insect and newt! 

Well done to all the children who auditioned this afternoon!

Our West Malling's Got Talent auditions will be taking place on Tuesday afternoon (14th June).

Please ensure that children come to school with everything they need for their audition.  

Children should know whether they have signed up, thank you. 

I can't believe we are in our last term together! 


Don't forget to bring in your reading books on Fridays.

Please try to complete a short reading and maths activity each day. This could be using Bug Club, Mathletics, practising for the 30/60 Club, spellings or using online games such as Karate Cats, Small Town Superheroes or Top Marks. It is vital to practise these keys skills to ensure important lifelong skills are reinforced.

PE will continue to be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Now that it is getting warmer, please make sure you bring a water bottle to school every day.

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

Number blocks is a great way to improve number sense, creating a firm foundation for learning maths. Watch at home to improve important math skills. 


We watched this episode in school today to help us learn the number bonds that make 20. Watch again to consolidate this learning.


The new new 1-Minute Maths app helps to build greater number confidence and fluency. 

Try at home and let us know how you get on.

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.

We loved performing as part of our Platinum Jubilee celebrations

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Look at our Ogre’s and the fantastic character descriptions we have made this week. 

This term in DT, we have be learning about the importance of different food groups and how this contributes to a healthy life style. Today we made healthy wraps, following our designs.

Today we wrote up our final drafts and shared our wonderful stories!

This week in English, we are writing stories and have imagined an ending for our class book.

Yesterday, we planned our stories and today we have retold them to Chestnut class. This will help us to write our stories tomorrow!

We have been taste testing in preparation for designing and making our own wraps in Food Tech!

Our trip to Maidstone Museum! 
We took the train and saw lots of exciting exhibits at the museum. Our favourites include the Mummy, the Iguanodon and the Cannon. 

It was a great day!

This term in DT we are learning about healthy eating.

We had lots of fun preparing a smoothie.

We have planned a school trip for Cherry, Lime and Poppy Class to Maidstone Museum to take part in an ‘A Night at the Museum’ workshop on Wednesday 4th May 2022. This will support our history learning this term as well as having a literacy focus. Excitingly, we will be walking to the station from school to catch the train to Maidstone East, so please ensure your child arrives punctually on this day! We will be back at school by 3pm for normal home time arrangements.


The children will need to bring a water bottle, sunhat/raincoat (weather dependent) as well as a healthy packed lunch (no sweets, chocolate, fizzy drinks or any items containing nuts). If you would like the school to provide a packed lunch, please speak to or email your child’s class teacher by Monday 25th April as we will need to order it from the kitchen. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will be providing a packed lunch for your child. Children should wear their school uniform but can wear trainers to school on this day.


We are very lucky that the cost of this school trip will be covered by a donation from the School’s PTA. If you have any questions, please let me know. laugh 

We loved sharing our wonderful writing with Yr1!

All Stars Cricket! ⭐️🏏

What a great session we had. 
Use the following link to find out more information if you’d like to sign up for the Summer to play more.

Don’t forget that homework books were due in on Monday. Please try to get them in this week so we can celebrate all the fantastic learning that has been happening at home. 

Please, please, please try your best to remember reading books on Friday so that you have something to read over the Holidays. 

We had lots of fun on our Easter egg hunt!

Comic Relief Red Nose Day – Friday 18th March

The children are invited to wear their PE kit to school in return for a £2 donation. Wear something red if you have it! There will be sporting activities throughout the day, such as a skip-a-thon and the children will leave school with a free skipping rope!

We have been using Number Blocks to support our learning of times tables. Keep practising at home!

Two Times Table Song | Numberblocks | CBeebies


Numberblocks | Five Times Table Song | Telling Time | CBeebies

Three Times Table Counting Song | Numberblocks | CBeebies‌

Four Times Table Song | Numberblocks | CBeebies‌‌

We have been writing in role!

On Monday 28th February, the whole school will be participating in an athletics festival here in school!


So please make sure that all children wear their PE kits to school on Monday.




We hope you are feeling refreshed and ready for Term 4!

Cherry Class Assembly

We had lots of fun sharing our learning from this term!

In Art we have been learning about Rangoli patterns. They are bright and colourful and are associated with Diwali. Diwali is the Hindu festival of light. They are placed to welcome the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi - the goddess of wealth.They are often symmetrical with flowers and other things from nature. Rangoli patterns are mostly made during Diwali but you can also see them at weddings, and other celebrations.

Class assembly

We have been busy creating and practising our class assembly.

This will be on Tuesday 8th February at 9am.

Come along and hear the children share their learning with you!

Given the current circumstances, we regret that the invitation extends to 1 adult only per family. Please ensure you wear a face mask whilst in the school building.

We look forward to seeing you then. 

In science we have conducted an experiment to see how seeds grow under different conditions. Why not try at home, all you need is a tomato and some soil.

We have been learning about the differences in food grown in the UK and in India. Today we tried a piece of mango! 🥭 YUM!

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!


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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