Elson Road, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9EU

Year 2 – ‘Potter’


Children will receive weekly homework in Potter Class. This may consist of a piece of GPS (grammar, punctuation & spelling), an English or a maths activity.

Homework will be set using Google Classroom. Your child will have been given a log for this. Google classroom can be accessed via the Virtual School link at the top of this page.

Children should be reading five times a week at home. Where possible encourage your child to read daily, even if it is just 5 minutes squeezed in. It doesn’t have to be their book from school, it could be a magazine, comic, annual or anything else they enjoy.  Children have reading diaries where you can comment on your child’s reading at home and they can keep track of the books they have read. There is also a useful section on common words to read and spell. Reading books will be changed on Tuesdays.

Swimming & PE

Potter’s PE sessions will take place every Thursday. Children must come to school dressed in their PE kits and will continue to wear them for the rest of the day. PE kit is a white t shirt, blue or navy shorts and suitable footwear (trainers or pumps). Swimming will take place every Tuesday. Please ensure children come to school with the appropriate swimming kit in a waterproof bag.

Children with earrings must remove them for PE and Swimming or cover with tape if they have just been pierced. Long hair must be tied back for both PE and Swimming.

Water bottles

Children are welcome to bring their own water bottle into class, this should be filled with water only. Named cups will be provided for drinking water, and these will remain in school. It is important for children to keep hydrated throughout the day. Unless this has been discussed with a class teacher for medical reasons.

Miss Hopkins

Year 2 – ‘Potter’ Blog


Paper Planes

 This week we have been learning about the Wright Brothers and the first powered flight. We compared them to the brave people from the past that we studied last term. Most children decided that they would NOT like to be on the plane that the Wright Brothers built! The children made their own paper planes […]



It has been a short but busy week. We have looked at the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and written a careful description of the giant warning people to watch out for him. Quinn has been chosen as Star of the Week as her description was so good. We have been continuing our ‘ fair […]


Potter’s Super Science Skills

Potter’s Super Science Skills This week in Potter class we have continued with our Science topic ‘materials’. Children have used lots of scientific skills by going on a hunt around the school to find out which materials different objects are made from. Children have also sorted objects according to their properties and have learned lots […]


Let it Snow!

Year 2 finishing off their science mini-mission with snow people and melting experiments.


Year 2 Stay Safe with Forest Fires

In Forest School, Mrs Griffiths lit a fire and taught the children how to stay safe around fire. The children sharpened their own willow sticks and cooked some dough on the fire. They were extremely sensible and made me very proud.


Habitat in a box

In our mini mission this week the children have been learning about habitats and how the animals that live there are suited to their environment. They have all made a ‘habitat in a box’ this afternoon. I was very pleased with their creativity, imagination and independence (and tidying up!)