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Saturn Class Year Two

Welcome to Saturn Class 

Teacher - Ms Singh 

Teaching Assistant - Ms Simpson 

Key phase Leader - Ms Jones

Class email address:


Dear Parents / Carers,


Welcome back to the final term for the academic year 2023/2024. 

This term we only have 7 weeks and 4 days left with your child. The next week few weeks marks an opportunity for you child to consolidate and extend their existing skills, particularly in Mathematics and English ready for their transition in to Year 3.


Please continue to support your child with their learning, focusing on daily reading and regular writing and mathematics.


Have a look at our Summer term Homework grid.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me using the form below

Saturn Class 2024

Key dates- 2024


Bellingham Soft Play followed by a picnic in Beckenham Place Park as a end of Year treat on  Wednesday 24th July 2024 


End of year party on Thursday 25th July 2024 


Useful information

Start/ finish time

School starts at 8.40

School finishes at 15.15 (with the exception of Fridays- school finishes at 14:15)

Please be on time at the beginning and the end of the day.


Swimming- Every Wednesday (morning) 

Please ensure your child brings in the correct swimming kit  inline with the school policy.

  • Close fitting trunks (not shorts) or one piece bathing suit 
  • Swimming hat 
  • Towel
  • No jewellery or watches
  • Long hair must be tied up/ back.


PE- Every Thursday (afternoon)

Please ensure your child wears the correct PE kit into school inline with the school policy.

  • Indoors – bare feet, a close fitting PLAIN white or purple tee shirt and close fitting black shorts (above the knee)
  • Outdoors – trainers or plimsolls, a close fitting PLAIN white or purple tee shirt and close fitting black shorts (above the knee), with  a black track suit in cold weather.
  • No jewellery or watches
  • Long hair tied back.


Athelney Primary School is a Kind Community 

To support children’s understanding and expectations around expected and unexpected behaviour in the playground staff have comprised this lovely social story to share with children. 


Please share this with your child to further promote this notion. 


Attendance: Attending school is paramount

If child are not in school they will not be able to learn. Research informs us attending school gives children the best possible start in life and prepares them for the future. It not only provides children with subject related knowledge but equally ensures they develop lifelong skills such as socialisation, problem solving and decision making.


What is more, at Athelney Primary School we believe believe our vision and values are core and are therefore at the centre of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens. 


If your child is absent  from school for any reason please reconsider carefully if they really need to be off. If so please report absences to the school office inline with the schools attendance policy. 

Do I really need to keep my child off school?

Meet the Teach powerpoint - Useful information about Year 2

Homework Grid

Children are encouraged to engage with learning opportunities outside of those that are issued weekly. Upon completion, please return your child’s work to me or alternatively send me a photo via the class email. This grid can be completed over the whole term

Maths Homework:

Your child will take home a math homework sheet every Friday. The work will be based on what your child has been learning during that week at school to help consolidate their weeks learning. 

Please support your child with this and return it to school by the following Wednesday.


Maths Homework- Week 5

Spelling Shed

Spelling Shed

Spelling Homework:

Every Monday  your child will take home a spelling list that have been carefully selected according to their phonics learning and the use of Spelling Shed, a subscription that the school uses. This is an exceptional platform, allowing children to master spellings rules in a fun and exciting way. For young children, research  indicates  spelling supports learning to read, and for older children, it's likely that learning about the meaningful relationships between words will contribute to vocabulary growth and reading comprehension.


All children have been provided with a Spelling Shed log in to help them engage with spellings. These will be reset every Friday in accordance with the spelling sheet you child takes home. Children will be tested every Friday. 


Please support  your child to learn their spellings. 


Spelling Homework-Test on Friday 17th May 2024

How To Read With Your Child

Daily reading is an essential to aid your child's development in all curriculum areas.
Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

Reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

What difference can YOU make as a parent?
You can make a huge difference! Parents are the most important educators in a child’s life – even more important than their teachers – and it’s never too early or too late to start reading together.


Reading in Year 2:                                                   

Children will bring home a Guided Reading book and a shared book everyday day. Children should read their Guided Reading book to an adult and share their shared book with an adult whereby both you  and your chid read this bool collectively. 

The reading record should be filled in every time you read with your child and is a extremely important form of contact between you and your child's teacher. 


All three books- Guided Reading book, shared book and the reading record should be brought into school EVERYDAY


Please ensure your read with your child daily- this  can be in the form of a book, age appropriate newspaper article, magazine, leaflet, recipe instructions ect. The more variety, the better- reading is not just about picking up a book.

How to fill in your child's reading record

How To Read With Your Child

Greenwich Park

Little Wandle- Supporting your child at home


The  resources through this link  will help you support your child with saying their sounds and writing their letters. There are also some useful videos so you can see how they are taught at school and feel confident about supporting their reading at home.

Comfy clothes day-2024

Neurodiversity 2024


Saturn class were privileged to meet world renounced Sam Holness, who is an inspirational Autistic triathlete as part of Neurodiversity week. Sam spoke openly with the children, about his diagnosis and how he has used his autism as a positive rather as a barrier.

Sam is a remarkable individual who is committed, passionate and resiliant about his dreams. Sam’s ethos is particually interesting as it complements  much of Athelney's Values. Ultimately as Sam say’s “\Autism is my SUPERPOWER”

Red Nose Day in Saturn class

WHSmith- Lewisham

Banji Alexander comes to Athelney

Royal London Festival Hall

The Gingerbread man performance

Christmas Fun in Saturn class 2023

It is safe to say the festive fun has begun In Saturn class. With around a month to go until the big day the excitement of Christmas is building day by day. This week our children in Saturn class wrote letters to Santa and posted them to Santa himself.


Over the next few weeks, children will also be getting creative with various other Christmassy crafts, including makings Christmas hats, calendars and of course rehearsing Christmas carols.

The festive fun has begun

LFB at Athelney Primary 

Officers from LFB in Lewisham attended Athelney Primary School today and used their training, experience and expertise to deliver fire safety messages in a sensitive and reassuring way so children understand the importance of home fire safety without becoming worried about a fire happening in their home.  Children learnt fire is dangerous, and can hurt people. They also learnt about common fire hazards, and to never play with matches and lighters. Officers spoke briefly about smoke alarms and how they keep homes safe from fire, what to do in an emergency if there is a fire, and how to call 999.

Friday Golden time fun

Children's In Need 2023

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day 2023


Children enjoyed a fun afternoon of making stain glass windows in connection with Remembrance Day. Children discovered stain glass windows have been about for centuries but are nevertheless still used today for churches and mosques and even peoples houses.

Scare away hunger 2023

Vicar in charge from St. Dunstan's Bellingham

Father Timon Balwant Singh, vicar in charge at St. Dunstan's Bellingham came to visit Year 2 today. Children engaged in a purposeful discussion about what right and wrong choices. Children also shared consequences they face at home and at school if they make the wrong choices. Children concluded making right choices makes them a good member of the local and school community and provides a positive sense of feeling.

Vicar from St. Dunstan's Bellingham

Drama workshop 

Saturn class enjoyed drama med by an outside agency. It allowed children the opportunity to explore and the freedom to imagine. Through this drama session, children expressed themselves using different facial expressions, voices and tones, and body language. It also empowered children to communicate confidently through using different means of language.

Bellingahm Green Material Hunt

Children went on a material hunt in Bellingham Green Park as part of their science learning.  Children discovered materials such as plastic, wood, metal and glass. Children were able to explain whether these materials were natural or man-made building on from our classroom learning.  

Time Table Rock Stars

Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice for children of all ages. This exceptional platform has successfully boosted times tables recall speed for many children at Athelney Primary School.


Your child will be provide with a Times Table Rock Stars login, allowing him/her to develop their speed and accuracy. In doing this, children will progress through to various Rock Status.

Counting in 3s

2D Shapes Song

3D Shapes Song

Counting 10s