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Hello my Lilac Friends

I am loving our Zoom lessons and I know lots of you are too. Please join us even if you have missed the others. We are enjoying catching up with each other too and actually seeing one another!

Our next Zoom session is Thursday 2nd July  at 10.00am.

we have a new policy which means parents need to email each time to ask me for the link. By receiving this and putting your child into the meeting you are agreeing to the rules.

This needs to be done every time so that we have a paper trail. 

Please email if you have any concerns. 

School policy is about to be mailed out for yor perusal and information.

Have paper and pencils ready as we are going to do some maths and some writing!

See you all then, Mrs T.


Below are the powerpoints showing the work we are doing and the homework is there too.





Powerpoint from Zoom 23.6.20

Ths morning the Duchess of Cambridge presented an assembly on kindness. Here is the link so you can watch it



Dear all,

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this unusual time. As stated in the working from home letter, each day children are expected to complete 1 piece on English work/comprehension from their booklet, 1 piece of Maths work from their booklet, 1 piece of additional work and some reading.


The additional work could be practising your keyword spellings, MyMaths, TTRS, physical exercise or writing a descriptive piece of writing about a Pobble picture  from Pobble 365. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I will post 3 additional topic based tasks to be completed in the green exercise books provided.


If you have any problems, please email me on – I will get back to you as soon as I can and I will do everything I can to help!



Monday 23rd March: Geography/Computing

Find out about different plants and flowers that grow in a rainforest. Organise your information using bullet points.

How does the climate affect how and where plants grow?

What is your favourite plant? Why?

Here are some websites to get you started…

Monday 23rd March

Hi all, hope you have all had a good day and you are well! Please email me if you need help or you just want to say hello,

keep safe

Mrs T

Wednesday 25th March: Art and Design

Create a collage of a flower using different paper and fabrics. I have put a few examples below to get you thinking.

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Think about the colours and different textures you could use. How could you show all the detail of the parts of the flower?


I would love to see a photo of the art you create or just to hear from you… email me!


Stay safe!

Thursday 26th March

Hi to all of you, I have seen some lovely art pictures! Please send them to me or just message me to say hello. It is so strange being away from you!

You can now do AR quizzes at home too, so if you have some books at home, please read them and get quizzing! Any problems please let me know. 

Take care of yourselves and stay safe and keep well,

Mrs Trudgill

Friday 27th March: RE

We have been learning about lots of different special times that different religions celebrate including Diwali, Christmas and Chinese New Year. We have discussed other special times that we may celebrate including birthdays, christenings, weddings or the birth of a family member. Choose a special time that you celebrate and draw a picture and write a few sentences to describe how and why you celebrate it. This could be religious but it does not have to be.


I hope you have all had a good week and are enjoying the sunshine! Enjoy your weekend.

Monday 30th March: Science

If you can, go outside on a minibeast hunt! Explore different habitats to search for ants, spiders, ladybirds and other minibeasts. In your exercise book, draw a picture of the ones you found or stick in photographs and write about them answering the questions below…

What is it called?

Where did you find it?

Why do you think you found them where you did?

Wednesday 1st April: Science

Go on a scavenger hunt and record what you find in your exercise book. Enjoy!

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Friday 3rd April: Music

Aardvarks! See the aardvarks!

They are drinking cans of coke!

Aardvarks! See the aardvarks!

They are drinking cans of coke!

Big baboons in party hats

Big baboons in party hats

Aardvarks! See the aardvarks!

They are drinking cans of coke!


Holly verse

Tigers, see the tigers!

They are walking on the moon!

Tigers, see the tigers!

They are walking on the moon!

Unicorns are dabbing well

Unicorns are dabbing well

Tigers, see the tigers!

They are walking on the moon!


Lilac verse

Lions, see the lions!

They are licking lollipops!

Lions, see the lions!

They are licking lollipops!

Moo moo cows are eating crisps

Moo moo cows are eating crisps

Lions, see the lions!

They are licking lollipops!


Create another verse to our ‘Zootime’ song. Can you think of a silly thing an animal could do? Remember to think about how many syllables the line has in it to make it fit with the rhythm. Create some actions to help you remember the words to your new verse. Sing your song to someone in your family; can you use some items from around your house to play whilst you sing? If not, try using your body to create a sound (clapping, clicking, stomping etc). I would love to hear your songs!


Please complete My Maths tasks that have been set. There is lots of outstanding work so please check that you have completed all of them. If there are a few just do one or two a day. Thank you!

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Easter Holidays

Hi all! Hope you have had a lovely 2 weeks. It has been odd not being at school and seeing you all… I have missed you! I have really enjoyed reading emails from you, so thank you if you have sent some.


I thought I would put a few ideas on here for over Easter if you fancy it but there is no pressure to do it! I hope you have a lovely Easter break, enjoying chocolate and I hope to see you soon.


From, Mrs Trudgill

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PE Activity

Can you spell your first name following these sports instructions below? For a challenge, do your full name!

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Monday 20th April: Art and Design

Sketch a minibeast using a pencil or a thin pen. Think about how you could use your pencil or pen to add detail or shading, maybe using dots or lines. I have put some pictures below to inspire you!

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Wednesday 22nd April: History/Computing

Research a famous person using the internet or books. Bullet point key information about them in your exercise books. Can you find out when they were born? Where were they born? What are they famous for?

Friday 24th April: English

Head over to Holly class' page following the link below and listen to Miss Inskip and a special guest, reading an extract from the chapter book Matilda. Answer the questions on the page using full sentences in your exercise books.

Hi all

Just to let you know that Miss Freer is now officially your class teacher! I know you will be looking forward to meeting her as I am! Let's hope it is not too long. If you email in for now, I will still answer you as you know me! Welcome to Miss Freer!


I would just like to say a big Hello to everyone in Lilac class. It is a very strange time to be starting in a new school but I am looking forward to getting to know you all. I have created a little letter to introduce myself, which will help you to get to know me. I have included a task in the letter which will hopefully let me get to know each of you.

I can’t wait to meet you all.

Miss Freer

Monday 27th April: PE

Create an obstacle course around your house/in your garden. Can you time yourself to see how quickly you can complete it? How could you make it harder? Have you got something you could jump over or run around?


Wednesday 29th April: Science

Research and find out about the life cycle of either a bee or a caterpillar. Record the stages in your exercise book. You could draw the different stages, write about them or think of another way to record it. Maybe you could pretend you are a news reporter and record yourself reporting to an audience. I’d love to see your videos if you choose to do it this way!

If your parents email and give permission, I’d love to put them on here for other children to see.


Friday 1st May: Art and Design

Find a stone/pebble and choose a minibeast that you would like to paint. Paint your pebble the colours of your minibeast and think about how you could add extra detail. You could leave your pebble to dry and then add finer details using a black pen or thin black paintbrush. Once your pebble is dry, use a very fine layer of PVA glue to seal the pebble. Could you make a few different minibeasts? When they are dry, put them outside in your garden to decorate a space! I’d love to see the photos of your finished pebbles! Have a look at the photo for inspiration.

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Spellings for this week 

Friday 1st May

The dictations will be posted next Thursday and next week's spellings put up.

You can write sentences with each of the spellings in to practise writing them along with LSCWCH.








































Optional extra work

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Monday 4th May: Art and Design

John Lewis are running a competition for all children to enter. They want to create a superhero teddy bear and they need your help to design it! The winning teddy will be sold in John Lewis and Waitrose shops later this year, with 100% of the profits going to the NHS. To enter, you just need to share your superhero teddy bear design by 5pm on Friday the 8th of May, emailing it over to

For more information, check out the website below.

Wednesday 6th May: Maths

Follow the recipe below to make cupcakes… make sure you measure the ingredients carefully!

When they have cooled, can you cut them into equal parts? What fractions can you find? ½, ¼, ¾? What do you notice about 1 half and 2 quarters? Explain to someone in your family everything you know about fractions. Can you find other fractions other than halves and quarters? When you have finished… enjoy eating a cupcake! 🍰


Friday 8th May: PE
Make up your own fitness routine with 10 different exercises. You could use some from Joe Wicks, YouTube fitness videos or your own. You could use things around the house or make a routine that does not need any equipment. If you can, why don’t you try your fitness routine out on your daily walk? If you email us your routines, we can share these on here for other children to try.


Optional extra work

Remember, extra packs (mainly Maths and English sheets) are available to collect from school if you have finished your textbooks.

Friday 8th May

It was wonderful to talk to so many of you on the phone yesterday, really made my day! For those of you who I didn't speak to I did call you all but there was no reply. Remember to email of you want to show us something or tell us something. Miss Freer or I will answer you!

Mrs T




Here is the dictations for the spellings

She was penniless and hopeless but never joyless as she was fearless. She happily ran quickly on the lovely path.

I was carrying the skiing things as I was flying the next day. He was replying that he was marrying so needed his coat drying.

I was happy and jolly when I saw the very funny smelly dog at the family party.


This week's spellings are:



Monday 11th May: English/Computing

1) Put these words below into alphabetical order.

dragonfly, beetle, wasp, snail, fly, ladybird, woodlouse, ant

2) Write the dictionary definitions in full sentences for each minibeast. Could you use the internet to find the definition?


Tuesday 12th May: Put a light in the window to celebrate 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale tonight at 8:30pm! Why do you think we need to put a light in the window, what does that symbolise?


Wednesday 13th May: Maths

Welcome to the Minibeast Café!


- Worm and Spider Spaghetti 20p

- Ladybird Burger 12p

- Slug Slime Soup 10p

- Butterfly Cakes 6p

Add together 3 different items from the list and record this using a number sentence, e.g. 12p + 10p + 6p = ? Try to buy more than one of each item and then multiply to find the total cost, e.g. 4 soups is 4 x 10p = ? Make up your own minibeast menu and record some different number sentences. How much change would you get from a £5 note?


Friday 15th May: History

Use BBC Bitesize to find out how you can be a historian.

Watch the videos and answer the questions. Scroll down and complete activity 1. Look at a range of objects from the past (e.g. old photos or a holiday souvenir). Make a list of questions about your objects. Ask a family member the questions and write down the answers in your exercise books.


Optional extra work

Computing: Send me an email to let me know how your week has been - What have you been doing? What has been the best part of your week?

Friday 15th May

Spelling dictation for last week's words:


New words are:



Monday 18th May: Design and Technology

Design and make your own pizza! Remember to think about what you will include before you begin preparing it with your grown up’s help. If you do not have the ingredients to make the dough, you could use a wrap, toast or a bread roll. Can you use a rainbow of colourful ingredients on your pizza?

Optional extra work

Can you write a set of instructions to tell someone how to make it?


Wednesday 20th May: Art

Make some spiders using toilet roll tubes! Cut the end of a tube a few centimetres apart and then fold them out. Stamp the tube into paint and print onto paper. Add eyes and decorate to look like spiders! Could you draw their webs too?

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Friday 22nd May: PSHE

Read ‘The Bad-Tempered Ladybird’ by Eric Carle following this link:

The bad tempered ladybird is grumpy and not very kind to the other animals. Why don’t you try to be a friendly ladybird and do 3 kind things for someone in your house?

Monday 1st June: Art

The weather has been glorious lately! 🌞 Using a style of your choice, look outside your window or sit outside and create a picture of the sunny landscape. What bright colour could you use for the sunshine? You could use colouring pencils, paint, collage... you decide! I'd love to see the finished picture!


So sorry  I missed the spelling dictation for 22nd May so here it is:

Here are this week's:



Wednesday 3rd June: Music

Can you create a piece of music using items around your house? I have found this interesting video which you might want to have a go at, you don't have to have the exact spoons the man has but you could try it with 2 normal spoons back to back! If not, try using a pan as a drum, drumming in time to a piece of music.

Musical Spoons

Friday 5th June: PSHE

We are all going through such an unusual time at the minute and it can sometimes be difficult to stay smiling. I have found this nice activity that you might want to complete with your family, helping you to focus on looking forward to the positives. What are some of the things you are looking forward to?

Monday 8th June: Science

Explore this newsletter from Mrs Gray all about oceans. There are a few experiments for you to have a go at but I would specifically love you to try the floating and sinking one. Which objects do you predict will float or sink? Why do you think this? Record your findings in your exercise book. If you have a satsuma in the objects you are testing, does it make a difference to whether it floats or sinks if you peel it?

Wednesday 10th June: Design and Technology

Using junk modelling, create a 3D model of a minibeast. Have a look at these examples below.

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Friday 12th June: English/Computing

Choose a minibeast and create a fact file using books or the internet to research. Write the fact file up in your exercise books using a structure that organises your information well. Could you use headings and sub-headings to make it clear? You could draw a picture of your minibeast and answer the questions below but you may want to find other things out too.

Where does your minibeast live? What does your minibeast eat? How does it survive?

Monday 15th June: Science

Watch the above clip to remind you what a food chain is. What different food chains can you find where you live: in your home and garden? Draw or write out these food chains and any others you can think of. As a challenge, can you use the labels: producer, consumer, predator and prey on each food chain?


Wednesday 17th June: Geography

Go on a walk with your family and photograph as many human and physical features that you can find. Remember, a human feature is something created by humans, such as a shop or a house. A physical feature is something that was already there, such as a field or the Spinney!


Friday 19th June: Art and Design

Collage a bright and colourful picture of dragonflies! I particularly like this example below where they have cut the collage out to make wings, attaching them to a lollipop stick with googly eyes. Get creative! I would love to see what you create.

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Monday 22nd June: Geography

Refresh your memory on what we learnt about the UK. Work through the BBC Bitesize lesson to watch some clips, complete activities and refresh your memory on the 4 countries of the UK and their capital cities.

Extension: Write down some bullet points about the 4 countries of the UK.



Wednesday 24th June: Science

Create a bug hotel using lots of natural resources! It could be something simple using a few sticks and some grass or it could be extravagant with lots of different layers! Explore the RSPB website to find out more, watch a video and read some instructions to follow. Once you’ve built it, draw and label your bug hotel in your exercise book.


Friday 26th June: Art and Design

Have a go at some ‘squiggle art!’ Draw a random line on your paper, swirling around on the page. Look at the line you have created. Could you colour in some of the sections or turn your squiggle into an object? Have a look at some of the photos below for inspiration.



Monday 29th June: PE

We would usually have Sports Day around this time of year. Can you set up your own Sports Day at home with different running and obstacle races? Challenge a member of your family to see who can do it the fastest… you might want to use a stopwatch to time! Can you include a messy race into your Sports Day? An example might be, who can pass the water from one side of the garden to the other using a sponge? You could make a medal for the winner! Have fun!



Wednesday 1st July: PSHE

Watch this clip from the film ‘Inside Out.’ How is Riley feeling throughout this clip? What do each of the characters represent? Have a think about how you show joy, sadness etc. throughout your day. Can you draw some characters to represent your emotions and think about how you can express them?



Friday 3rd July: History

Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King through this BBC Bitesize lesson. There are a few videos and activities for you to learn about what he did.

Extension: You could bullet point some facts about him in your exercise book to record what you have found out.

Monday 6th July: English

It has been such a long time since Holly class have been together! 😢 I would love it if you could write a letter or create a poster all about your time in Holly class. Could you include your favourite thing from the year? Could you draw all the people in Holly class? I would love to see them!


Wednesday 8th July: Art and Design/English

Can you think of an animal for every letter of the alphabet? Can you draw and colour in a picture of each animal?



Friday 10th July: While We Can’t Hug

Watch/listen to the story ‘While We Can’t Hug’ being read by Eoin McLaughlin.

Complete 1 of the activities below.

Attach ‘rhymes with hug’ (all from work from home week 3 pack)

Attach ‘I am a special friend because’

Attach ‘I’ve been keeping in touch with people’

Or create an acrostic poem for the word ‘friend’

Dear Lilac Class,

Thank you for visiting our class page! You will find updates about what we have been getting up to and also links to help support your learning at home. If you think of anything that you would like to have on our page then please let me know.


Love from Mrs Trudgill frown


PS Remember your e-safety rules before clicking on any of the internet links on this page. For more information on how to stay safe, visit the e-safety page.

Parents Section

General Class Information

  • Class Teacher – Mrs Trudgill
  • PPA Cover Teacher (Wednesday pm) – Mrs K
  • Other adults in Holly class: Mrs Boland, Miss Palmer and Mrs Kidby


PE is outside on a Thursday afternoon and inside on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has appropriate PE kit in school for all PE sessions.



  • Reading
    • Please try to write in your child’s reading diary when you hear them read at home
  • Maths
    • Weekly tasks are set on MyMaths (link below)
    • Children are working towards their Bronze times tables award (2s, 5s and 10s)  and some are working on Silver, and can use TTRockstars to help them
  • Spellings
    • A new set is sent home at the end of every week to practise


As well as your weekly spellings, please practise the spellings below as you should know all of these by the end of Year 2!

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Thursday 7th November

We performed our class assembly this morning to KS1 and our parents. We displayed all the hard work we have completed so far in Year 2, our super singing and we all said our lines clearly. Mrs Trudgill and the other adults in Lilac class are very proud of us all!

What have we been up to?
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Thursday 14th November

We have been exploring the book Traction Man and thinking about the story settings that he visited. We created our own setting and used our imagination to think about how some items could be other things. For example, the scissors became terrifying sharks! 🦈

Our Current Topic is The Scented Garden

We are finding out about plants and what they need to survive. We are looking for plants around us and deciding how they have grown.

What are we reading now?

We are reading The Giraffe, Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl. We have found out lots about the author, his work and his life.


Other books we have enjoyed this year have been: The lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe along with various books by Anthony Browne such as The Tunnel, Piggy Book, Into the Forest and Gorilla.