Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together



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Term 1


Hello and welcome to Hedgehogs class! Mrs Barlow is very excited to be teaching Year 2 this year and we have some amazing things planned with Bats class!!



Term 2

This term is already feeling like an exciting one! We are learning the songs and lines for our Christmas play and we are looking forward to our special postlady visitor coming into our school so we can ask lots of questions and find out some facts about delivering the post.


The Jolly Christmas Postman!

We had a visit from a lovely Postie called Jane and she answered lots of the children’s questions about her job – this helped to start our letter writing loop and we began by writing thank you letters to Jane. We then wrote letters to a new character we added to the Jolly Christmas Postman story and finally we wrote some super letters to Santa! Mrs Barlow is looking forward to hearing if we got things that we asked for!

Hedgehogs class thoroughly enjoyed learning all the songs and lines for our Christmas Play and they did a fabulous job performing to the school and parents – twice! The costumes were set as a home challenge and all of the characters looked the part. Well done and thank you to all of the children and parents for their support.


During this busy term we also learnt a lot about multiplication; arrays, repeated addition and equal groups. We spent lots of our Golden Time completing even more Maths to show Mrs Barlow!

Our favourite lesson was making arrays out of cereal – we then played times table champions where the rewards were cereal too!

The cereal was so yummy! We even had some on our tables after the lesson to share!


We also worked hard on our ‘Make & Bake’ for the Christmas Fair – here are our finished results:

Thank you to all of the parents who bought from our stall – the total amount raised was over £1000 from the WHOLE school! An amazing achievement!


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year – see you in 2018! Mrs Barlow, Mrs Allen, Mrs B & Mrs Grist