Welcome to St John’s Class


Our class is made up of the most wonderful Year Two and Year Three children.

Our grown-ups are Mrs Grindlay,

Mrs Cavallari and Mrs West.

Class Information

Exciting Events and Weekly News

ROMAN INVASION!!!  We have received news from our fellow Celts on the continent that a Roman General is heading our way.  Prepare yourselves for battle and pick your side.  Our sources say that the General will arrive at St Martin’s on the 15th January so we had better get prepared. Get your battle dress out of your cupboards, find your swords and shields and make sure you are fit for battle on Tuesday.  I am sure that our pupils will defend our school well and I look forward to leading you in this quest.

If you don’t want to wear a Roman costume, perhaps you could dress as a Celt – a pair of checked pyjama bottoms or trousers and a t-shirt would be great but your school uniform will be perfectly fine too.


Home to School Book

Each child has a Home to School Book which eases the two-way communication between parents and our Staff. We use a child’s book to make parents aware of any specific events that have happened during any session or to make our staff aware of any events (good or bad!) that may have happened at home.

We believe in working in a strong partnership with our children’s parents and carers many of whom cannot always be at school for drop-off and pick-up. This book will enable daily contact with the teacher if desired.  An example of this communication may be a note telling the teacher that a child is going home with another pupil etc.  If you have entered a note into the book please make your child aware so that they can hand the book to the teacher at the beginning of the day.

Any absences, requests for a holiday or medicinal issues must still go through the school office.


Reading Records

If your child is in Year 3 they will have received a green KS2 reading record. If your child is in Year 2 they will have a yellow KS1 reading record.  This will still need to be completed either by the parent or the child to show any reading that has taken place – on a daily basis where possible.  If your child has read a particularly enjoyable book, we have book review templates here in school that they could complete and we will then display them in the classroom for other pupils to read. A link to this document is attached. KS2 Book Review Template

Autumn Term Reading Competition Winners! Congratulations to all participants who took part in our termly reading competition. It was a close race and I am pleased to announce that the winner was awarded a fantastic stack of new releases. Joint second place winners also received a book each.  Well Done to everyone who took part and I hope that we see many more entering during 2019. Parents – please make sure that you sign your child’s reading record otherwise the reading total cannot be approved and won’t count. 

Parent Volunteers Required: We are currently looking for parent volunteers to help come into the class for an hour once or twice a week to help with individual reading.  If this is something that you would be interested in, please let us know.


Ordering the timeline of medicine


Investigating viscosity of liquids

Making bath bombs for our ‘Potions’ topic

Having fun acting out the story of Romulus and Remus


Look at our lovely potion bottles

Coming Next…Roman Invasion!


This page is currently under construction…………………




Curriculum Termly Overview

St John’s Class Curriculum Plan

St John’s Class Curriculum Plan Autumn 2

St John’s Class Curriculum Plan Spring 1


Parent Information

Termly Topic Homework Grid

Roman Topic Homework


Year 2 Maths Homework 

Learn Its number facts

CLIC Autumn 2

CLIC- Spring 1


Homework will be sent home on Wednesdays and is due to be returned on the following Monday at the latest. Your child will also bring home a copy of their homework in their homework book.

Your child may occasionally,  bring home homework that is tailored for their particular need.  Any additional copies of these are available from the class teacher.  

Homework links are provided for homework that is issued to the whole class.

Week 1 Year 2 Maths Homework Group 1 Year 2 Maths Homework Group 2

Week 2 Year 2 Maths Homework Group 1 Year 2 Maths Homework Group 2

Year 3 Maths Homework

Homework – Tables Sheet – 12.12.18

Homework – Counting in Multiples – 12.12.18

Christmas Holiday Homework – practice your tables 🙂


Spelling & Literacy Homework

Don’t forget to use your www.Activelearnprimary.co.uk log in and complete the tasks set by your teacher. Log in details will be sent home on Friday 12th January 2018



Literacy Homework Week Commencing 7th January 2019

Literacy Homework Spring Term Week 2



Weekly Spellings 

Please ensure that your child has their spelling books in school on Mondays so that we can issue their new weekly spelling sheets.  They will also need their books on Fridays to take the spelling test.

Year 2 Spring Term Spelling Overview Year 3 Spellings Spring Term Overview


Spellings Spring Term 1 Week 1


Reading & Grammar

KS2 SPAG Glossary

Year Two Grammar Glossary

Recommendations for reading books can be found at the links below. 

Readling List Link Recommended Books
Year 2  Recommended Reading List Year 2 Recommended books for Year 2
Year 3 Recommended Reading List Year Three Recommended books for Year 3




Mrs Grindlay’s Favourite Book of the Month for January is: 

The Hippo at the End of the Hall by Helen Cooper

jacket, The Hippo at the End of the Hall

For more information and blurb check out the book review in St John’s Class or click HERE.  Why not let everyone know what you have been reading this month? Fill in a review and spread the word.