Class blog on Purple Mash now available!

Take a look at the new ‘class blog’ area on 2BLOG in the communications area of Purple Mash…

When you are logged in, press the large green ‘play’ button and watch the video on how to use it…

I look forward to hearing from you all!


Mrs Barlow!

Home Learning Photos

Annie Walker has written a super letter to Princess Charlotte. Let’s hope she gets a reply.



























Wow! Look at Sofia’s amazing flower picture.

Learning at Home Photos

Amelia and Ewan have been very busy and creative at home. Well done.













Amelia has received her own very special royal letter.

















Well done Lily, you have done lots of fantastic learning at home.

Emotional health and mental well-being…

Hello everyone.

I just want to point you in the direction of a new set of resources on our ‘Learning’ tab dropdown on the website.

If you click on it, you will find a range of resources and documents that contain some useful advice: especially if your children are struggling somewhat during the lockdown.

Please take a moment to have a look at the resources – particularly the information on World Mental Health Awareness Day.

Don’t forget, if we can help – we will do our best. There is usually someone here at school you can talk to.

Best wishes to you all on behalf of all the staff here at St Mary’s.

Mr Day


Sugar Plum

What budding actors we have in Year 2! All of the children made us so proud during their performance of Sugar Plum. Everyone had a speaking part and also sang and acted amazingly! Well done Year 2!

The Disgusting Sandwich

The Disgusting Sandwich

Year 2 had such fun following instructions to make their very own disgusting sandwiches like in the story that we had read. They were amazing chefs and thought of lots of verbs to collect and synonyms vocabulary for ‘disgusting’. We are looking forward to writing our own disgusting soup recipes.

Great Fire of London

Mrs Hardman challenged us to put the fire out in Pudding Lane, but by the time we had got water from the River Thames the fire had spread! We had great fun learning why the fire of London spread and how hard it was to stop it getting bigger.

Great Explorer Timelines

We were all very conscientious when making our explorer timelines. We had to order the main events of the lives of these important people.

The Big Story

Year 2 had a lovely ‘RE Day’. What a creative bunch they are!!! We thought about ‘The Fall’ part of ‘The Big Story’ where they came up with loads of fabulous vocabulary for what things make our world a lovely place and what bad things there are too. We started the discussion with the story of Adam and Eve. They created a fantastic collage to represent these ideas. Every child was involved in collaging the background, making a link for our chain and used pastels to represent the other ideas in images. As a team, they have produced a STUNNING piece of artwork. Please come in and take a look and ask your child about how they were involved and the ideas that they contributed.
Also as part of this day, we thought about the school vision …”Love one another as Jesus loved us”. We learnt about The Good Samaritan and wrote prayers on bunting and promises on bookmarks to reflect on how we can live out this vision. What a fun day we all had!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Year 2 led a class assembly on Friday about kindness. They also hosted a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The raised an amazing £520.55!
Thank you so much to all the parents, grandparents and pupils who supported this event with their fantastic cake baking, hosting and generosity.

Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong

Year 2 loved the workshop led by Freshwater theatre workshop. They explored the life and times of Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus, two intrepid explorers; recreating the events of their journeys, so pupils will discover the many similarities between these two men.
The facilitator was in the guise of a time Traveller and worked with the class, taking the children on imaginary journeys back to the 15thCentury and then to the 20thCentury. Pupils embarked on a voyage from Genoa heading west across the ocean and launched into space in Apollo 11.

Numeracy Activities

We enjoyed working in pairs and teams to use lots of different maths apparatus to represent numbers in different ways.


So far we have really enjoyed our dance and gymnastic lessons this half term. We’ve been trying particularly hard to create ‘smart’ gymnastic poses and balances. We’ve loved the creativity and the music in our dance lessons too.

Martin Mere Trip

Year 2 pupils enjoyed learning about habitats and food chains today at Martin Mere. They found lots of amazing creatures when pond dipping which created lots of excitement. They then visited the next habitat to collect and identify minibeasts in the woodland. They realised that if one type of animal died then this affected all the other animals. They learnt that animals each have a role within a habitat such as making compost, putting air in the soil or pollinating plants. They loved walking around in the glorious sunshine watching all the wildlife and waterfowl…especially the flamingoes!


Year 2 have been busy designing and sewing their own puppets. They really enjoyed sewing, once they got the hang of it. They are very excited to bring them home to show you soon.

Christmas with the aliens

What budding actors we have in Year 2! All of the children made us so proud during their performance of Christmas with the aliens. Everyone had a speaking part and also sang and acted amazingly! Well done Year 2!