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Milton Hall Primary School

‘Dream it, Believe it, Achieve it.’


Our aim is to make every child feel valued and happy because that is when learning is most effective.


Today we learnt about the process of pollination.  To help us understand the process even better, we recreated pollination in the playground using juice (for nectar), paper straws (proboscis), tag rugby belts to represent the pollen.  We could then explain really well how pollen spread from one flower to another.
We had a great time today in our outdoor area exploring our maths knowledge.  We worked in small groups to complete a scavenger hunt.  Who could find something that measured exactly 10 cm?  Who can find the smallest stone?  Who can find the lightest piece of bark?  How many start jumps can you do in 60 seconds.  We applied all our knowledge of measuring using rulers, measuring tape, timers, balances.  It was great fun.

Outdoor Maths

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What a busy week! We ended with a celebration of our STEAM homework.  All "boat" entries had a competition to see who could reach the end first.  We had some incredibly creative entries:


remote control boats

water powered boats

paddle boats and more.


Well done everyone who took part.


Take a look at our videos to see the results.  

Thank you to all the parents who came along to help make our seasonal crafts.  It was really that you were able to spend some time with your children in class and teaching them sewing skills.  We were truly amazed at the results. 


We couldn't have threaded all those needles without you!!  Thank you.



We were very lucky to meet Father Christmas on Monday afternoon.  A Christmas elf came to collect us and we travelled to the North Pole by aeroplane (singing songs on the way and eating Christmas cookies).  Father Christmas was wrapped up warm with a roaring fire even though it was snowing outside.


Apparently we had all been good so there were presents for everyone.



Seasonal Crafting 17th December 2018

26th November 2018


Dear Parents/Carers


We would like to invite you in to your child’s class to take part in some seasonal crafting with your child. This will take place on Monday 17th December from 2:00 – 3:00pm.


You and your child will be provided with some felt, thread and other resources to complete the activity along with a tutorial/instructions. This will also be a great opportunity to see your child in class and share in their learning.

Please arrive at school at 1:55pm and gather on the playground where you will be collected and taken to your child’s classroom. Please note that there are a number of other events on that day so it is important that you arrive promptly as the playground will be locked at 2 and we may be unable to let latecomers in through reception.


The session will last until 3:00pm where someone will lead you out to the playground to allow classes time to tidy up before the end of the day. We look forward to welcoming you all to the Year 2 classes


Thank you.


Mrs Ablethorpe Miss Bourne Mrs Meggison

Please complete the return slip so we know how many adults are attending.

Further guidance for parents


PE Days

Outdoor PE Monday (Scott and Raleigh)

Outdoor PE Tuesday (Cook)

Indoor PE Wednesday (all Year 2)


  • PE Kit: a bag containing PE shorts, PE T-shirt, plimsolls or trainers, tracksuit bottoms/joggers for cold weather
  • Clearly marked with your child's name
  • PE Kits to be in school every day during term time
  • No jewellery to be worn 
  • Children to remove any stud earrings before coming to school on a PE day or be able to remove the earrings themselves before their PE lesson (staff are not allowed to remove earrings).  If earrings cannot be remove (e.g. they have only recently been pierced) then tape can be used.



A reminder that homework is set on a Friday.  Your child will bring home weekly spellings, and either literacy/maths or topic homework. Homework books should be handed in on the following Wednesday so it can be marked. If homework has been completed before Wednesday, you are welcome to send it into school earlier but it is advisable to make a note of the spelling so your child can continue to practise at home.  The children also complete weekly maths challenges of key number facts and these are tested on a Friday.  Copies of the challenges can be found in their homework books to practise at home.  Please see your child's class teacher if there is a problem with any homework tasks.  Also, the school runs a homework club after school in the school library.  It is really important that your child has their homework book in school on a Friday so tests can be recorded and new homework can be sent home - thank you.



Reading and enjoying books is hugely important and enjoyable and we encourage you to read/share a book with your child every day for 10-15 minutes.  Reading records must be handed in daily recording what you have read and ideally be signed by an adult who has heard you read.   Children are responsible for changing their reading books when they arrive in class.


Those children who are on Accelerated Reader, have a chance to complete a quiz every day in class, when the book has been finished in order to gain points towards prizes which are celebrated in Reading Assemblies.  Although we give regular reminders, we expect the Year 2 children to be responsible for changing their reading books daily (or when they have completed their book).  It would be helpful if you could also remind them in the morning before dropping them at school.  



How can we make our toys move in a controlled way?


Our topic this half term is a Design and Technology based topic.  We are looking forward to designing and making our own vehicles and to help us on our way we followed a tutorial to draw a jeep.  It was really tricky and we had to listen very carefully but we think our final drawings are amazing!  What do you think?



How can we make our toys move in a controlled way?

Scott class school so far

Scott class talk about some of the things they have done this half term.


Year 2 have been learning about recycling.