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Sefton School Games Week (Starting 20th June)

Please share your celebrations, videos, photos from National School Sports at Home 2020 via twitter @NorthSeftonSG. @birkdaleprimary


It would be fantastic to see as many young people and their families from across North Sefton having fun and taking part #NSSWtogether


Please see the activity timetable below.

June Update


There have been so many of you sending your work on Purple Mash this week so well done to you all!!! Remember if you are doing any different things you can always upload the photographs to our Year Two floorbook or send it on Twitter! 

Next week, starting from Monday 15th June, we are following a theme around circuses. If you have never been to a circus before it might be a good idea to ask an adult at home to show you some pictures online of things you find at a circus. Please make sure you do this with an adult and start to think about why some people might not like circuses whilst others do. 


Are you looking for some inspiration for different

things to do at home?

Try some of these websites for ideas..... 

A list of useful resources from Sefton council. 

This website includes plans for rhyming multi-sensory stories with Makaton and links for music activities. There are also videos on how to learn how to juggle, play boccia and making sensory dough. 

Some nice English and Maths activities that you can print off at home. 

These are free learning packs.

This has some nice links and practical ideas for things to do. 

We know a lot of you have enjoyed your own projects at home- you could use this website to explore some more ideas for Science. 

Some nice little PE based activities. 

Mental health and wellbeing document from British Psychology Society. 



Enjoying Musical Moments at Home!

Here are some websites you can use at home with lots of musical activities to keep you all busy!

Enjoy and don't forget you can share a picture of the Year Two display board on Purple Mash!



Camerata mini music makers: 


Marvellous Musical Podcasts – David Walliams


RSNO (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) Music Challenges


Royal Opera House, creative learning at home


Keeping fit at home!

As many of you are aware Mr Murphy who teaches PE throughout the school, is uploading daily challenges on social media platforms for families to complete at home. I would encourage you all to take part in these fun games! In addition to this there is also weekly sport challenges that you can complete from North Sefton Sports Games. 


Mr Murphy - multi sports = @sportscubed  (On Twitter) 


North Sefton Sports Games = @NorthSeftonSG (On Twitter)



V.E Day Celebrations - Ideas for activities to do this week!

Week beginning Monday 4th May

We hope you're all doing alright still at home- it's been lovely to speak to so many of you on the phone! We're missing you all lots!

The Share a Story month finished at the end of March but we still really want to know how stories you shared and now that you're at home all the time we're hoping you're still counting up as we'd love to see how many stories we can read in Year Two!!!


There's another challenge this week too for anyone who wants to enter- it's to write about My Life in Lockdown. It's for all schools in Southport so it'd be lovely to see some of Birkdale Primary's work displayed too!!!


Good Luck and remember to keep smiling and

look after yourselves and your grown ups too!!!


Upload things to Purple Mash that you have been doing during lockdown.....

Welcome Back!!!

We wish it was a real welcome back into school as we're all missing you very much! We hope you all enjoyed your Easter holidays and ate lots of chocolate, well not too much!!!! ; )

Well done to those children who have been keeping up to date with their Purple Mash activities since we have been working from home. Please login each week to see what activities have been set! 

We enjoy reading all your comments on your work too!


Spellings to learn for Purple Mash Quiz this week

Activities to keep you busy!

Happy Easter Holidays Year Two!!!

We are missing seeing you all in school every day but hope you're enjoying the sunshine at home and are staying safe!
We are so impressed with all the hard work we have seen those of you doing Purple Mash activities- if you haven't completed any yet, please have a go or ask someone at home to help you. 

We are adding activities to our class pages for things you might want to enjoy doing over Easter. We will still be adding activities to Purple Mash too.

Also have a look at the document with lots of online links for games and activities you can access too.

Hope you've all made your rainbows for your windows- they certainly make me smile when I see them on my daily walk with Bentley- he misses you all very much!!! : )


Websites to use whilst at home......

smiley Welcome to Class 2M! smiley


Follow us on Twitter for photos and updates... @birkdaleprimary




Welcome to Year Two!


We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead with lots of interesting topics to learn about including The Great Fire of London, Florence Nightingale and Africa.


Keep posted on our class page and Twitter for updates and information about things we have been doing. 


Mrs McKenzie and Mrs Pennington are our class teachers. 

Mrs Woods is now working with our class too whilst

Mrs Pennington is on maternity leave.


Mrs Watson, Mrs McLoughlin, Mrs Crompton and

Mrs Willocks also work in our class.




Key Information


We aim to promote a love of reading in Year Two and have lots of exciting books we plan to share with the children. 

To support this at home, please ensure your child reads regularly at home and always has their book and diary in their book bag so we can pick this up in school too.

We encourage them to change their books twice a week.


Indoor P.E will be on Tuesday afternoons


Outdoor P.E will be on Thursday afternoons


Homework books will continue to be used as they were last year; with each child receiving a set of new tasks each half term. We encourage you to support your child with completing as many of the tasks as possible as children always enjoy sharing what they have achieved with their classmates. 





Spring is coming and we cannot believe we are

already halfway through Year Two!

We have had a busy start to this term since Christmas!!

We came back in January to reading lots of different Julia Donaldson stories- we liked so many of them, we couldn’t agree on what was our class favourite! Then we moved onto everyone’s favourite - Roald Dahl! We read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and wrote our own amazing descriptions of the chocolate room.....if only it was real!!!!

We are now looking at traditional tales but with a twist! So you think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs but have you ever thought about the wolf’s side of the story?

Before half term, we enjoyed a D.T week in Year Two where we designed and made our own money containers. We learned to sew and attach detail to fabric to create the designs we had planned. We are looking forward to taking them home soon to show you how proud we are of our work!



We launched our Share a Story month today (27th February-29th March)

Please share a story, a chapter or even a couple of pages at home as often as possible over the next month. Make a note of how many shares you do at home and sponsor your child for them. We will be sharing in school each day and send home our total at the end of the month. Add this number to your shares at home to make your child’s total for the month. Please send in any sponsor money then for how well your child has done and remember there will be prizes in school for those with the most shares!

GOOD LUCK 2M- I know you can do it!!!






2M enjoyed learning all about the Great Fire of London. They learnt all about London, where and how the fire started and what happened after the fire. We designed our own 17th century houses on the computer and then drew them accurately too. The children then made their houses and for an authentic look they added straw to the roofs. 


Every child in Year Two took part in our Christmas extravaganza, I’m Gonna Shine! It was by far the best nativity show ever! It was so lovely to see every child taking on a role and their singing and dancing was exceptional! Even Bentley made an appearance and behaved onstage!!


We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and cannot wait to

hear about your Christmas holidays when we are back!