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Week beginning 4th December 2023

Newstead Abbey

We had an amazing trip to Newstead Abbey to experience life as a Victorian child.  The children got a lot from the day and many commented on how much they had enjoyed the experience.  The children played parlour games in the grand hall, made smelly herb bags in the kitchen, had a chance to play with some Victorian toys and look at the nursery, as well as watch a Magic Lantern show.  Once again, comments were made about the excellent behaviour of our children, we are very proud!  Please look out for photos appearing on the school website ASAP.

Christmas Fayre

This is taking place on Wednesday 6th December after school.  Please try and stay for a little while, there are lots of exciting stalls on offer.


Year 2 are performing their Nativity on Thursday 7th December - 10am and 2pm in the community room.  Please ensure that you have sent in your reply slip for ticket requests.  

If your child was given a slip asking them to bring something in to wear for the Nativity, please can you send this in on Monday 4th December, in a named carrier bag.  Please ensure that the item you have sent is also named.

The children do not need to bring their reading books and diaries on this day.

Christmas Jumper Day

This is on Thursday 7th December - you child can come dress in Christmas clothing.  Please ensure that they have a warm coat, as they will go out for playtime and lunch as usual.

Go Noodle

There will not be any Go Noodle next Tuesday or the Tuesday after - 5th and 12th December.   If your child usually attends, they need to be collected at the end of the school day on these dates. We will have a final Christmas Go Noodle on Tuesday 19th December.

Christmas Party and Breakfast with Santa

You will have received a letter about these two events, please make sure that you have paid the money using Scopay.  Any problems, please come and see one of us and we will be happy to help.


Week beginning 20th November 2023

Spellings - the children will be tested on the following spellings on Monday:-

Set 8






PE - due to our Nativity performance being very close, there are some weeks we may only do one PE lesson, rather than two.  However, please continue to send you child in PE kit on Tuesday and Thursday.

E.M.U.S - we only have a couple of sessions left of our E.M.U.S programme.  The children have learnt lots during these sessions about keeping safe.

Parents' Evening

It is parents' evening for both 2W and 2CW, if you haven't yet booked an appointment, please send you letter in ASAP or see your child's class teacher.

Victorian Christmas at Newstead Abbey - we go on our trip next Wednesday - 29th November.  Any problem regarding this, please see one of us.

Go Noodle - this will continue to take place on a Tuesday after school.  Please note that on Tuesday 12th December, there will not be Go Noodle, as Mrs Withers is not in school.


Week beginning 6th November 2023

We hope that you all had a lovely half term and that the children are feeling revived for a busy half term.  We have lots of exiting things happening, so please ensure that you continue to look at the weekly news section and diary dates.

INSET Day - school is closed on Monday 6th November for children, they need to return on Tuesday 7th November.

PE - ours PE days have changed slightly this half term.  Children need to come to school in PE kit on a Tuesday and Thursday.  Please ensure that they have correct kit.

E.M.U.S - we will continue our weekly session on a Thursday afternoon.

Victorian Christmas - remember we have our trip to Newstead Abbey on Wednesday 29th November.  The children need to come dressed in appropriate Victorian costume (please look at the original letter for ideas).  

Go Noodle - if your child expressed an interest the Go Noodle club that is taking place after school on a Tuesday, you will have all received an email to say that all the children can come.  Remember your child needs to be collected from the main reception (office) at 4pm.



Week beginning 16th October 2023

Harvest Donations - if you would like to make a harvest donation e.g. tinned or packet food, then please send it in with your child by Thursday 19th Oct. am.  Thank you to those who have donated food already.

Non-uniform Day - Friday 20th October is non-uniform day.  In exchange for your child wearing non uniform, we ask that you make a donation towards the Christmas hamper.  The colour for Year 2 is green.

INSET Day - please remember INSET Day is Monday 6th November, therefore school reopens for the children after half term on Tuesday 7th November.

Forest football - this Friday (20th Oct.) is the last Forest football for the children in 2CW.

Victorian Christmas - if you have not paid for the trip to Newstead Abbey and returned the packed lunch slip, please do so as soon as possible.

Half Term - please remember we break up this Friday (20th Oct) for half term.  We hope you all have a lovely two weeks and we will see you all on Tuesday 7th November.

Spellings - please learn Set 7 with your children.  They will be tested in the return to school after half term.

The words are:-







Week beginning 9th October 2023

Choir - your child will have come home with a letter about KS1 choir that Mrs Stimpson is running after half term.  If they are interested in taking part, please return the slip.

Go Noodle Club - your child will bring home a letter about a Go Noodle club that Mrs Withers will be running on a Tuesday night straight after school.  If you would like your child to attend, please return the reply slip.  the club will start after half term.

Trip to Newstead Abbey - Victorian Christmas - your child will also be bringing home a letter about a Year 2 trip.  Please pay for this via Scopay and return the reply slip indicating whether you will provide your child with a packed lunch or you wish school to.

Halloween Disco - remember this is taking place next Wednesday (11th October).  If you wish your child to attend, you will have paid.  Your child can dress up for the occasion if they wish.

Flu Vaccinations - a reminder that this will take place next Tuesday (10th October).  If parental consent has been given, then they will have the vaccination on this day.

PE - this remains to be on a Tuesday and Friday.

E.M.U.S - this continues to be every Thursday.

Spellings - please look at learning Set 6 with your child.






Nativity date - it has been brought to our attention that the date for the Year 2 Nativity is different on our year group page and the main school calendar.  The correct date is Thursday 7th December.


Week beginning 2nd October 2023


The children will need to continue wearing PE kit on a Tuesday and Friday.  Please ensure they are in correct PE uniform - plain black with a white t-shirt and suitable outdoor footwear.

Modern Foreign Language Day

On Wednesday (4th Oct), we are having a French day - we are asking that your child comes dressed in red, white and blue.  Please do not go and buy anything special, just wear something close to these colours.


Our E.M.U.S. course continues this week, the children have been working hard in these sessions, learning lots about keeping safe.

Friday Football Club

2W (Miss Ward's class) have now completed their 3 weeks at the after school football club with Mai, our Nottingham Forest coach.  

It is now the turn of 2CW (Mrs Withers and Miss Chapman's class).  If you filled in a consent form for your child, they will start this Friday, for the next 3 weeks.  An email will be sent to remind you, so please look out for it.


Please look at Set 5 with your children - they will be tested on these words next Monday.

Important dates

Please keep looking at the dairy dates page on our Year 2 page, this is updated regularly.  


Week beginning 25th September 2023


PE remains to be on a Tuesday and Friday.  Please ensure that you have named all your child's kit, some has already been lost.


The children will continue to have their E.M.U.S lesson on Thursday.  They are learning lots of useful life skills.


Please learn Set 4 in the back of the home/school diary.  We can see that the children have been working hard on learning these, thank you.


You should have received an email about how reading books will operate in Year 2.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Year 2 Nativity

The date for the Year 2 nativity has been set for Thursday 7th December.  The children will perform twice - 10am and 2pm.

Halloween Disco

Please remember to pay for your child if you would like them to attend.  If they would like to wear a Halloween costume for the disco, they may do so.


Week beginning 18th September 2023


PE remains to be in a Tuesday and Friday, so please ensure your child comes in full PE kit.


Thursday will be our second session of E.M.U.S.  The children all had a great first session learning all about why we need rules.


Please look at Set 3 in the back of your child's home/school diary.  The test will take place on Monday 25th September.

Art Shirt

If you have sent an old shirt in for your child to wear during art and craft activities, thank you.  We do have some spares, so if you are struggling to find one, that is fine.  You can still send shirts in and we will store them in school for when they are needed.


Week beginning 11th September 2023


Children need to come in their PE kit every Tuesday and Friday from now until half term.  Nottingham Forest will be leading the lesson on a Friday with the support of Miss Chapman or Miss Ward.  We are very excited for this, as it is the first year they have come to KWS.


Our first session will take place on Thursday 14th September.  Please ensure that you have filled in the reply slip and sent it back.

This is a ten week programme.

Year 2 Football Club

A letter has come home to ask if your child is interested in taking part in the Year 2 football club that is going to be run by Mai Moncaster our Nottingham Forest coach.  

Due to high demand, we have split the 6 week programme into 3 sessions.  The first 3 Fridays will be class 2W (Miss Ward) and the last 3 Fridays 2CW (Mrs Withers and Miss Chapman).  A letter has been sent home with you child explaining all the details.


Please work with your children to learn the set 2 spellings in the back of their home/school diary.  They will be tested on Monday 18th September.


Week beginning 5th September 2023

Welcome everyone to Year 2!

We are looking forward to meeting all the children and working with them this academic year.


Children will need to come in their PE on Friday 8th September.

(Please note in future weeks, they need to wear it Tuesday and Friday).


Your child should have come home with a new Home/School Diary for this academic year.  In the back of the diaries, are the spellings that we would like your child to learn every week.  This week, please look at Set 1, this consists of the following words:-

* Monday

* Tuesday

* Wednesday

* Thursday

* Friday

Art Shirt

You should have received an email asking for your child to bring in an old, oversized shirt for them to wear over their uniform when we are doing art and craft activities.  If you are not able to provide one, please do not worry as we will have some spares.

Meet the Teacher Drop-in

On Wednesday 13th September, we will be holding an informal parent drop-in after school until 4.30pm.  This is an opportunity for you to see you child's classroom and meet their teacher.  (Please note this is not a parents' evening, this will be held later in the term).

E.M.U.S (Education Making Us Safe)

Your child will have brought a letter home about a ten week course that is starting next Thursday (14th September).  Please read the letter and information sheet carefully and send back the reply form as soon as possible.  Thank you.