Class Assembly 23 3 18

Our class assembly will be on Friday 23rd March at 9am. The children have had their first run through it this morning. We are keeping it ‘low key’ as we have World Book Day that day as well now. It will be fine for the children to be in their Book Day costumes and we will not have any additional costumes for the assembly. Each child has a piece to say and I will give them the option of reading from cards, but usually they learn the words quickly and we will practise thoroughly this week. They have a full script each with the words of the 2 hymns we are singing to bring home. Thank – you for your support.

We look forward to seeing you for the assembly on Friday morning.

Make Your Own Pakoras!

A big thank you from everyone in Y2 to those who attended our India Exhibition yesterday. The children have worked very hard over the last few weeks. It was wonderful to see the children communicating their ideas to a range of visitors.

As part of our exhibition, our children worked hard making some healthy vegetable pakoras! If you would like to try these tasty treats at home, here is our recipe.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 2 large white potatoes, mashed without any butter or milk.
  • 1 large onion, diced.
  • 1/2 a bag of defrosted frozen mixed vegetables.
  • 2 tbsp of curry powder (you choose how spicy!).
  • 3 tbsp of fat free natural yogurt.
  • 1 egg, beaten.
  • Plain white flower
  • Low-calorie cooking spray.


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees. Combine the mashed potato, onions and vegetables in a bowl.
  • Stir the curry powder into the yogurt and add to the mash potato mix.
  • Beat the egg and add to the mixture.
  • Make sure the mixture is quite firm. You can add a little flour to firm up the mixture if too runny.
  • Spray a baking tray with low calorie cooking spray and tablespoon the ‘dollops’ of the mixture onto the baking tray.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until slightly golden on top.
  • Cool slightly and serve. They are delicious with mint raita.

Hope you enjoy your Indian treats at home!

Mrs Devitt, Mr Gunson and Y2.


Topic Event in Y2

Dear Parents,

 You are invited to Y2’s  Topic Exhibition and Information Event on Wednesday 14th March from 2.15 pm in the Y2 classroom. The event will run until at least home time, or a little beyond that if any parents coming to pick up their children wish to come in then at the end of the day to see their child’s work.  The children will share their learning with you on the theme of our ‘Big Question,’ How can technologies improve life for some people in India?‘ Some of the children’s work from the topic and their homework projects will be on show. There will be Indian snacks cooked by the children available for all our adult visitors to try!

We hope to see you there and we look forward to sharing our learning.

You may receive several invitations to our event from different sources! We are just trying to make sure we reach everyone. : )

A paper copy of this will be sent home tomorrow. 

Ms. Devitt and Y2.

Multiplication and Times Tables Rockstars

Dear Parents,

We are looking again at Multiplication and Division in Maths, and to boost the children’s times table knowledge, please could you get them to practise their 2x 5x and 10x tables regularly. If they know these, the usual order of learning after that is:

3x 4x 6x

9x 8x 7x

11x 12x

Certainly, for the curriculum they should learn the 3x next after 2x 5x and 10x.

Please can you keep reinforcing these connections and this knowledge.

Everyone who was in school on Friday should have brought home their Times Table Rockstars login details. They were shown how to play  the game at ‘Garage’ level on Friday too, and had the chance to use it. Go to:

and put in the username and password given. If you lose these details please ask for a new copy.

Those who have not got this yet will receive it on Monday if they are in