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Day 1 learning for isolating pupils 

This work is for the first day of absence.  Please ensure this is completed.  Learning on subsequent days will be set on Google Classrooms for your child to complete. Your child's class teacher will be in contact about this.

  • Reading 
  • Numbots
  • 3 in 3 Mental Maths (Please access the right day of the week below)
  • Physical activity (eg Joe Wicks/Cosmic Kids Yoga)

Hazel and Willow Weekly Update – Friday 17th September 2021

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 21st September – Read, Write, Inc. Phonics meeting for parents. 6pm in the large hall.

W/B 27th September – Bike to School week (see below)

Monday 4th October – Graffiti Classics (see below)

Tuesday 19th October – Flu vaccinations

Thursday 21st October – Tempest school photos


Graffiti Classics concert: We are delighted to inform you that the very talented and entertaining string quartet, Graffiti Classics are visiting our school for live performances during the morning of Monday 4th October. Soundwaves, a locally based music therapy charity, have organised the concerts. We are fortunate that at Stratton, all of our KS1 and KS2 pupils will be able to see the quartet perform. We are asking for a donation on School Comms of £1 per pupil.


Nits: Please can you check your child’s hair as nits are currently a problem in Year 2. Thank you.

Coats and snacks: We have still found this week that not all children are bringing in a coat and morning snack. Please send your child in with a snack every day for morning play. This should be a piece of fruit or veg. We will provide a school snack in the afternoon. If children forget their snack for morning play, they can have their school snack but they will not be able to have another one in the afternoon as we are only allocated 1 piece per child.


New Classroom: We are delighted that Hazel class have been able to join Willow class in the new building this week and are settling well in the new learning space. We have been impressed with how well they have adapted to the change and are looking after the new classroom. From Monday, the children will start going straight into class when they arrive, rather than lining up outside the front of the school. 


English: This week, the children have learnt the story of ‘Dogger’ which is about a boy called Dave who loses his favourite cuddly toy. The children have sequenced pictures from the story, discussed events and also completed some sentence level activities which have focused on spelling and punctuation.


Maths: In Maths, the children have continued their work on place value, looking at comparing numbers up to 50 and counting, reading, writing and representing numbers to 100.


Topic: In our topic learning this week, the children have been comparing old and new toys. We have asked them to talk to grown-ups at home about their favourite childhood toys as part of our topic work. We have also been evaluating wheeled toys in Design and Technology.


Bike to School week: We have booked the school track on Friday 1st October so children may bring in their bikes on that day to use in school. Please ensure children bring a helmet. Children who do not bring a helmet will not be able to use their bike in school. If your child is not able to bring in a bike of this day, they will still be able to participate by completing activities on the field and enjoying running on the track.   

Sporting achievements outside school: We would like to get the Stratton Sports section in the parent newsletter up and running again. Please let class teachers know of any sporting achievements so that they can be celebrated in our weekly school newsletter.


School Council elections 2021-22 – School council elections took place this week and we are able announce that our new Year 2 school councillors are Ajay and Keanu (Willow Class) and Ivy and Maha (Hazel Class). Well done to all that entered manifestos. We had a large proportion of children who entered and were very impressed with the standard of manifestos.



Maths – For the Autumn Term, the children are expected to complete three 5 minute sessions of Numbots, an online platform, which is designed to support and quicken children’s mental recall of number bonds. The children began their Numbots journey in Year 1 so they will continue from where they are. Completion will be monitored online so there is no need to record it in the yellow reading log. After Christmas, the children will move onto Times Tables Rock Stars which we will provide more details about nearer the time. To access Numbots please follow this link Your child’s login details are at the front or back of their yellow reading log.

Reading – Your child should have brought home a reading book and a yellow reading log today. We expect children to read five times a week at home. Reading completed in school does not count towards the five times. Read anything and everything from home.

Spelling – Further to Mrs Glasby’s text yesterday, we have decided to continue with spellings homework in purple books. We are still awaiting delivery of these so we will begin spellings next week.


‘Google Classroom’ – In the event of a child being unable to attend school, we will use ‘Google Classroom’ as our online platform to set home learning. Please can you practise logging in this week and leave a ‘Hello’ comment in the class stream so we can see that you can log in. The password problem that we reported last week has now been resolved so you can use the instructions below to access ‘Google Classroom’. Please email us if you have any difficulties.


Go to ‘Google Classroom’ and login. 

Every child’s login starts with a number. Your child’s number is 20.

This is followed by their name and first letter of their surname and then everyone has the same end part. For example:

Some pupils do have a slight variation – most of the pupils do know their log ins.

Password: Stratton (capital S)

IMPORTANT - The account we are using is separate from ANY home google accounts. You will need to ‘add an account’ on your home login page and put in your child’s login if you haven’t already done so.  They will then see their classroom they belong to (Willow or Hazel)

IMPORTANT – the stream (the first option at the top of the screen) is for education messages only - if a child is posting inappropriate chat on there, they will be muted and not allowed to put anything on there. 

NB:  You are only allowed to log on to your own account. 


Thank you,


Mrs Loudwill, Mrs Sayers and Miss Smith

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