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Pufferfish Class have been as busy as ever over the last few weeks.  We thoroughly enjoyed participating in Race For Life – it was great to feel free, running around the field and cheering one another along.  The weather was kind to us too! 


In class, we have used our observational skills to look for signs of worm and snail movement – it has been much harder than we expected!  We have learnt that living things (both animals and plants) need to find suitable habitats to live and grow happily in.

Mrs Jandu

smileysmileyThe Stars of the Week for Pufferfish have been chose for being very polite and for having a  positive attitude and motivation to work hard. (02.10.20 & 09.10.20) smileysmiley

Pufferfish Update


Pufferfish Class have been working very hard at being Patient Pufferfish-we are all helping one another to make lots of progress!  Some of us have completed such impressive work that it has been posted up on our WOW Wall! We get 20 House Points for having our work displayed here. Look at our work on designing vehicles, imaginary creatures in the quiet garden and some R.E work on the story of Muhammad and the cats.
We have also had fun in our brand new Computer Suite. Many of us are working hard at learning how to spell our surnames in order to log-in independently.

smileysmileyThe Stars of the Week for Pufferfish class have been chosen for excellent listening skills and for good work all week. (18.09.20 & 25.09.20)smileysmiley

Pufferfish Update


Pufferfish Class have been working very hard on following rules in school.  We now know that we need to remain seated and raise our hands to ask questions.  We are beginning to line-up nicely and we know that if we chat whilst walking from one place to another, we have to go to the back of the line…  We have been receiving lots of Housepoints for excellent behaviour and our hand washing and hand sanitising skills are great!

We have all been extremely surprised by our research on pufferfish (the wild ocean creatures)!  They are not at all like the pufferfish in our class!  We discovered that they are highly poisonous and must be handled with extreme caution!  We are very glad to be out of the water and on dry land in our lovely classroom!

Mrs Jandu

smileysmileyStar of The Week goes to a Pufferfish who has behaved beautifully and worked hard at all tasks.(11.09.20)smileysmiley

Welcome Back

Dear Pufferfish Class,

It has been great to have you all back in school this week!  I am writing this at the end of our first day together and hope that you feel very proud of yourselves and happy to be with your friends again. I hope you feel that your previous classroom now feels more grown-up as a Year 2 classroom! 

This term, we will be discussing our Golden Rules, working on our number skills, finding out about pufferfish, 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!

Once again - welcome back!


Mrs Jandu 

I couldn’t resist writing you all a chocolatey message (one that I can eat after!) It reminded me of us reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory together and creating your chocolate inventions!


I have really enjoyed teaching each and every one of you. We have learned so much this year together and it has been wonderful to watch you grow into mature, sensible, caring Year 2s with an incredible eagerness to learn, you will make fantastic Turtles.


I’m very proud of how much home learning you have done during this tricky time, your photos have put a smile to my face. It has been a strange end to the year and although I don’t get to see you in September, it won’t be long before I’m back and hopefully I’ll be able to bring along baby Catt for you all to meet!


Keep working hard in Key Stage 2, I have been telling your new teacher how fantastic you all are! Remember you can do anything you put your minds to. I miss you all very much.

Love from Mrs Catt xxx


Hi Pufferfish,

I have missed you all so much over the last few months, but I keep remembering all the fun we had in class and on special days like World Book Day and our Christmas Nativity. I have really enjoyed seeing all the lovely photographs you have been sending Mrs Catt. You have obviously been working very hard and have completed some wonderful home learning. I have been in class with some of the Year 1 children who are also working hard and will soon be as big as you. I hope you liked seeing my cheeky squirrel friend, she is still visiting to collect nuts and she now brings her baby too! I bet you have all grown so much and will definitely be ready for Year 3 in September. You will make excellent Turtles and I know your new teacher Mrs Burton can’t wait to meet you all. I’m sure you have been having lots of fun at home too and I hope you all have a fantastic summer holiday.


Love from Mrs Collins x

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.

Pufferfish still working hard!

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

Listening to music...

Caring for our Planet!

Notes for living on Planet Earth...

Taking care of Planet Earth...

Enjoying time with a beautiful new baby sister!

"Be Kind"

More seaside dioramas, beach visits and exploring trees...

Seaside dioramas!

Hard at work and learning to roller blade...

Wonderful masks!

Beautiful sunshine dot paintings!

Dear Pufferfish Class,


Another term completed, you are all really missed,

Home learning tasks completed, working through a fun list!

Your photos and wonderful work have been fantastic to see,

From exploring in the garden to helping prepare your tea!


Your Supertato adventures have been really quite exciting,

Also the treasure chests you have made covered in sparkle and the pirate codes you’ve been writing!

Maths and English a plenty, I’ve seen the concentration on your faces,

Baking delicious cakes, long walks outside, and in your gardens, obstacle races!


It can be really tricky not seeing each other at school,

Please enjoy the sunshine but do keep cool!

It was lovely to catch up with lots of you on the phone,

I’m sure you are almost looking like Year 3s already and have undoubtedly grown!


I am a very proud teacher and miss you all greatly,

You have all been fantastic and worked so hard lately,

It hopefully won’t be long until we see each other again,

For now stay safe, stay healthy and carry on being little gems!


I hope you all have a brilliant half term and enjoy the beautiful weather. Little man is growing every day and loves to kick away in my tummy. Please do carry on sending me photos and letting me know what you get up to, it really does make my day! I can see you are learning so many new skills, probably without realising! Over the half term please have a well-earned rest (adults too!). If you’re looking for a task to keep busy, aside from water fights, cooking, obstacle races and so on…perhaps you could make a time capsule…

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, things that might remind you of all the things you did this spring/ summer.


Lots of Love,

Mrs Catt


P.S. Dear Pufferfish Class,

I hope you have all been enjoying the lovely weather. I have been keeping busy in the garden and have even made a new friend. Stay safe and I miss you all


Lots of love,

Mrs Collins


A Courageous Courgette and other Pufferfish being very helpful around the house!

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.

It's so wonderful to see so many of you working hard and helping around your homes!

More wonderful home learning from Pufferfish!

Supertato to the rescue!

Baking, making and exploring...

Wow Pufferfish! You've been working so hard, wonderful home learning!

"We really enjoyed estimating and measuring using non standard units today. He chose to measure using his Lego bricks."

Exploring and supporting our NHS...

Learning and helping at home!

Keeping active and creative!

'We are all currently learning about metamorphosis with our furry caterpillar friends. The boys are very excited about them turning into butterflies...'

23rd April 2020

Dear Pufferfish,

I have really missed coming to school every day to see your lovely bunch of smiles! I hope you’re enjoying your time at home with your families and enjoying this glorious Spring weather. I’m sure your grownups are being excellent teachers and I look forward to seeing what you have been up to. Please send lots of pictures whether it be PE, English, exploring, baking, drawing etc as I would love to see them!


Enjoy being Pirates as part of our topic this week, make sure you give extra ‘ARRRRRRS!’ and ‘AHOYS!’ when completing any ‘piratey’ tasks. I have noticed some of you have earned reading eggs already and lots of certificates on Mathletics, well done!


I’m sure you have been creating some extra noise for our wonderful NHS on a Thursday evening so I will be listening carefully and looking out for beautiful rainbows.


Mrs Collins also says hello and hopes you’re all working hard and staying safe.

Hopefully it won't be long before we are all back together again, but for now take care of yourselves, be kind to everyone and keep safe. Spikey misses you all too!


Stay happy and healthy. 


Mrs Catt

P.S. I know lots of you were trying to guess if I was having a boy or a girl before the holidays so I thought it would also be a nice time to share that I found out I’ll be having a…. baby boy!

Year 2 Pufferfish Programme of Study 2019-20