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As part of our focus on British Values Lionfish Class have been finding out about each value and identifying what it means to them. To help us understand the importance of each value we have shared many thought-provoking stories including: ‘This is Our House’ By Michael Rosen, ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson and ‘Amazing Grace’ by Mary Hoffman. Each story helped us to reflect and make links between the British Value and our own lives.


As part of Black History Month, we have been reading children’s books written by black British authors. We loved reading ‘Look Up’ by Nathan Bryon and can’t wait to start our next book ‘Clean Up’!  


We all thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Race For Life. After each lap we received a stamp and at the end we were awarded with our shiny medals. It was a great occasion and the sun was shining for us!   

Mrs Olaide

smileysmileyThe Stars of The Week for Lionfish class have been chosen due to their beautiful presentation within their books. Great perseverance was shown when forming letters in continuous cursive. Well Done Stars! (02.10.20 & 09.10.20) smileysmiley     

Lionfish Update


In Design and Technology, we have been busy finding out about a variety of vehicles. We have learnt about their uses and features, as well as investigating wheels, axles and chassis. We each made two types of vehicles and evaluated which type we preferred, before explaining why. This week we have designed our own vehicle that we would use to explore. Take a look at some of our wonderful designs.

Lionfish Class have continued to work hard on following our school rules. The children have settled in well and many ticks have been added to our reading chart- great work Lionfish! As part of our Guided Reading sessions we are reading the wishlist book, ‘The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark’ by Jill Tomlinson. We are all thoroughly enjoying this book as the evenings are gradually getting darker and autumn begins.

Mrs Olaide

smileysmileyThe Stars of The Week for Lionfish class have been chosen due to their kind and caring attitudes towards others. Well Done Stars! (18.09.20 & 25.09.20) smileysmiley    

Lionfish Update


In Lionfish Class we have all thoroughly enjoyed using the Ipads to research our class fish. We were so surprised to discover that Lionfish are also known as scorpion fish, turkey fish, and dragon fish!  We later found out that in some countries people eat Lionfish and they are considered a delicacy! Some of the children in our class said they would be keen to try some Lionfish for themselves! We then had a go at sketching a Lionfish.

As a class we have been taking the time to think about how we are feeling each day. Together we’ve read a story called Ruby’s Worry. We learnt that from time to time we all worry and that worries are best shared with others. We have our own Worry Monster in Lionfish Class. We know that if we are ever worried about something, no matter how big or how small, we can tell an adult or we can write it down/draw a picture and zip it into our Worry Monster’s mouth.

Mrs Olaide

smileysmileyThe Star of The Week goes to a Lionfish who has listened to and followed our Golden Rules and has shown a positive attitude to new learning.(11.09.20)smileysmiley

Welcome Back


Dear Lionfish Class,

Welcome back! We’re chuffed to have you here back at school. What a wonderful few days we have had together already! Myself, Miss Ward and Mrs Balsom have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming you into Lionfish Class. We have spotted so many smiles as you greet your friends again. You have been super sensible staying within our bubble and using our hand sanitiser throughout the day. Well done! You were also really lucky to be the first children allowed to use the MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) on Wednesday lunchtime with our coach. It was great to see you all having fun together.

This term, we will be discussing our Golden Rules, working on our number skills, finding out about Lionfish, writing letters and filling our display boards!  In Science, we will be discovering living things and their habitats and in Geography, we will be exploring our local area.  R.E will include learning about Islam and thinking about our feelings. D&T will involve designing and creating our own transportation! We will be doing lots of mindfulness work to keep calm and strong as well as several other subjects and activities – too many to list!


Mrs Olaide

Hello Lionfish class,


Mrs Olaide here, writing to you from our colourful but quiet Lionfish classroom. It hasn’t been the same without you all over the last few months. You’ve been dearly missed. You have all continued to work incredibly hard, trying your best in this tricky time and we want you to know how proud we are of you all. 


I must say what a wonderful class you are. I have thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent together; learning and sharing knowledge, laughing and watching you continue to grow into the fantastic children that you are. I feel so lucky to have been a part of your learning journey at Singlewell, I only wish it had been for longer.


Miss Furzer is very lucky to have you, I know you’ll have a brilliant time in Year 3-Key Stage 2!

I hope to see your smiling faces again soon.

Best wishes to you and your family,

Take care,

Mrs Olaide   XXX


Hello to all my little Lionfish,

I would have been with you all for 2 wonderful years now and it has been a shame that we haven’t got to spend the last term together having lots of fun!

I have loved seeing you all grow into such hardworking and caring children. It has been a pleasure to be your teaching assistant.

We have had so many good times over the past 2 years; with lots of laughter, singing and dancing around (of course lots of fun work too). I will miss you all very much and I hope you enjoy your summer holidays. Make sure you keep yourself safe and well!! Lastly, don’t forget to come and see me when you are all grown up Year 3s!!

Lots of love

Miss Ward XXX

Monday 20th July: IT'S PARTY TIME!


At Singlewell, we usually celebrate the end of the school year with a class party. Unfortunately, we are unable to do this together as a class this year, however it doesn’t mean you can’t have a celebratory party of your own with family.


You have all continued to work incredibly hard, trying your best in this tricky time and we want you to know how proud we are of you all


Below you will find a selection of ideas to help get your party started. We would love to see any photos you take so do email them over to your teacher!


Please use the link below to complete the parent survey to assist us with the children's return to school in September.

A newspaper report and some stone minibeasts!

A welcome message from your new teacher in September...

Minibeast work: fact files, data collection, minibeast hunts and observing minibeasts.

Bright and colourful Andy Warhol pop art!

Planet Earth posters, flower arranging, pop art, caterpillars, fruit labels and describing movement instructions.

Notes for living on Planet Earth...

Fairy tale writing!

Yoga poses, planting and beautiful artwork

Excellent seaside dioramas!

Shopping with Lionfish!

Jack and the Beanstalk

Hello Lionfish class,

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. It was wonderful to speak to your adults and hear about how you are all getting on. I am so proud to hear of Lionfish children being so helpful towards their adults at home. Well done for being so kind and caring. It’s been great to see and hear what you’ve been up to for your home learning, so many of you have been completing lessons on Reading Eggs and have been busy on Mathletics. Well done you!


Miss Ward and I miss you all lots and we often remember the fun we all had, laughing at my butter fingers on the laptop, dancing while getting our belongings ready to go home and singing to ‘Old Town Road’ in the line ready and waiting for 5 past 3. We both stand outside and clap for our wonderful carers every Thursday evening, proud and grateful for the hard work our key workers are continuing to do. I’m still out and about walking most days, on my VE Day walk I saw neighbours having afternoon tea in their gardens, I heard that many of you celebrated by having an afternoon tea or picnic with your families too.   


Do remember that you are helping a lot by staying at home. Spending time with loved ones and showing kindness to the people you live with is really important. I’m sure you’ve been doing lots together that you wouldn’t normally do when you are at school or when the grown-ups are at work, so enjoy making lots of family memories. I’ve included an idea below that you could create over half term to record your memories.


Take care and keep up the hard work at home.

Best wishes to you and your family,

Mrs Olaide & Miss Ward


Try this half term task if you have some spare time...

Have you ever heard of a time capsule? Maybe your adult can explain this to you!

Can you make your very own time capsule so that when you are older you can look back at this time and remember all of the things you did?


Ideas for your time capsule: On a piece of paper (you can decorate this if you like) you could write:

· Your name

· What day it is

· Who you live with

· How old you are

· What you want to be when you’re older

· Things you have really enjoyed at the moment, e.g. spending time with family, playing board games etc.


You could also draw a picture of you and your family or include a real photo to look back at in the future. Add in some things that you want to remember this year by. Maybe a rainbow picture, a thank you picture for the NHS.

A selection of healthy eating menus, new vegetable super heroes, pirate ships, a variety of beanstalks and some number facts.

Please refer to the 'News' section of our website and then 'Letters' to complete our online survey as soon as possible. It has also been sent to you via the Smartschool app.

More exciting adventures of Supertato and pirate ships!

Supertato sequels and wonderful treasure chests!

VE Day Celebrations!

Supertato to the rescue!

Arrrrr, treasure!

Making the most of the sunshine!

Lionfish enjoying learning to tell the time and creating pirate flags...

Clapping for the NHS!

23rd April 2020

Hello Lionfish class,

I hope you are all safe and well. I’ve been making the most of a daily walk in this glorious weather, appreciating the wild bluebells and hawthorn blossom, as well as tulips growing in front gardens. Spring is most definitely in full swing! I hope you’ve been safely enjoying the sunshine too. Like many of you I have also created a colourful rainbow for my window, and enjoy spotting others when out walking. Have you spotted many rainbows? I have spoken to Miss Ward, she has been out for sunny dog walks and has played many games of Uno with her family. We both clap for our wonderful carers every Thursday evening and think of the hard work our key workers are doing. Have you been staying up a little later to do this too?

It’s been great to see and hear what you’ve been up to for your home learning. Well done for all of your hard work so far. I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the life of a pirate. How brave and fearless you would need to be!


Take care and keep up the hard work at home.

 Best wishes to you and your family,

Mrs Olaide  

Year 2 Lionfish Programme of Study 2019-20