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Year 2

 Welcome to Mrs Furness’ Year 2 Class

During the school closure from Monday 23 March 2020, messages and/or work set by Mrs Furness will be posted here. Mrs Furness’ temporary e-mail address is y2@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk should you have any queries regarding your child’s work (8.45am to 3.30pm). There will be skeleton cover in the school office for general enquiries during the school closure period.

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Hello Year 2,

I want to thank you all for the effort and hard work you are doing at home. If you have not been in touch please do and let me know how you are getting on!

Today, we would be breaking up for the Easter holiday after doing exciting Easter activities in school.

Could you get creative at home and make some Easter bunny pictures and Spring pictures to put in your windows?  I know it has cheered me up seeing children’s rainbows and messages in front windows when I go out for a daily walk.

If you don’t like drawing, grow a rainbow!

Finally, I wish you and your family a happy, peaceful and safe Easter.

Mrs Furness,  Mrs Gambles, Mrs Fitzsimmons and Miss Ross xx

Monday 6 April 2020

Dear lovely Year 2,

How are you all? I am missing not seeing in you in school. Thanks to everyone who has got in touch this week and sent me photos and updates.

Please e-mail me if you have not already done so for ‘Numbots’ and ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ log-ins.

I have set new work on ‘Purple Mash’ and ‘ My Maths’ for the week beginning 6th April 2020.

It will soon be Easter! Below are some Easter printables for you to do. Also in your English Homework books could you write the Easter story, all the main events of what happened to Jesus, starting with the ‘Last Supper story’. You can draw pictures if you like.




For a practical task, could you learn to tie your shoelaces? Well done if you can do this already. Keep practising!

But most importantly have a lovely, restful Easter week-end.

Many Thanks

Mrs Furness x

Wednesday 1 April 2020


KS1 (Including Reception) now have access to NUMBOTS which is a maths based online game. You can access it directly at: play.numbots.com or you can download an app to play it on a device

If you would like your child’s login details, please contact your class teacher and they will send you them to you.

Monday 30th March 2020

Hi Year 2,

I hope you are all keeping well and safe and enjoying the Spring sunshine!

The days in school are very quiet here without you. The work packs hopefully are keeping you busy but I have set some new work on ‘My Maths’ and Purple mash for the week beginning Monday 30th March. For practical tasks, can you help an adult prepare your lunch? Send me some Pictures! Also try and carry out one or two chores around the home such as setting the table, sorting and tidying your toys. I have also attached a scavenger hunt activity for around the garden. Have a lovely week!

Please keep in touch,

Many Thanks Mrs Furness

scavenger hunt

Key Stage 1 Message

A website that we use a lot in school to support our Phonics sessions is Phonics Play. This website has been made available for free during this time of learning from home. The details to log in are below:

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We hope you find this website useful.

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