Welcome to 2HP

Welcome to our class page!

Working in 2HP this year are Mrs Hughes, Mrs Austin-Peregrine and Mrs Cauchi.  We are really enjoying working with the children and are so excited about the year ahead!

This year the teaching will be shared. Monday morning and all day Tuesday and Wednesday Mrs Hughes will be teaching and on Monday afternoon and all day on Thursday and Friday Mrs Austin-Peregrine will be teaching.


PE will be on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and the children will need their PE kit to be in school everyday please. Please make sure your child also has a coloured t-shirt, according to their house team colour and warmer clothes, eg. tracksuit for going outside.


Please listen to your child read every night and record this in their reading record.  Similar to last year, the reading books will be changed a couple of times a week, once it is finished. If your child’s book isn’t changed, please encourage them to re-read the book again to develop their confidence, fluency and comprehension skills.  It would really help us if you could write down when the book is finished too so we know when to change it.  A new reading challenge has been introduced to the children this year, “Read, Bead, Succeed”. Please help them to succeed in their reading by encouraging your children to read regularly at home.

Please make sure your children come to school with their book bag and reading record/book each day so we can listen to them read in school too.

If you would like to ask any questions or see any of us, then please do not hesitate to make an appointment after school.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Hughes and Mrs Austin-Peregrine

Here is a poem by Alex in 2HP inspired by a Caribbean Counting Poem by Valerie Bloom:


One sweet, juicy pineapple, spiky and tall

Two mushy, slippery mangoes round like a ball

Three fresh, hairy passionfruit, smooth and strong

Four mushy, creamy bananas, lovely and long

Five sour, sweet kiwis lovely in my tummy

Six juicy grapes round and yummy!

By Alex in 2HP

We have been making block prints in art and practising printing patterns in the style of Kente cloth. A popular woven cloth from Ghana, Africa. We will be using our printing to make woven mats.

English – Writing

This half term, we will be exploring different fruits and thinking of adjectives to describe them.

We will be using our vocabulary to create our own poems based on the book ‘Fruits’ by Valerie Bloom.

We will also be finding out the features of non-chronological reports and looking at how information is organised within them.

This learning will help us to write our own non-chronological reports about Ghana!

Spring 2 Topic – World Wide Wanderers

This half term, we will be learning all about Ghana!

We will be finding out about this area of Africa, comparing it to our local area and finding out about the lives of people that live there.

Throughout this topic, we will use our geography skills to locate different countries on maps, atlases and globes.

If you would like to play the traditional tales quiz we played last half term, follow this link. Don’t forget to let us know how you did! It is a better game when playing with other people, so why not invite your family to play!?

We have been learning our 2 x table and our 10 x table. Click on the links to join in with Bridgett the Lioness and Webster the Spider to learn them with us.