2 Cherry

Merit Assemblies

Merit Assembly 1 Friday 1st May

Merit Assembly 2 Friday 8th May

Merit Assembly 3 Friday 15th May

Merit Assembly 4 Friday 22nd May

Friday 21st May

Yesterday, you should have completed research on a famous animal caretaker. Today, you are going to create a fact file on this person. Don’t forget a couple of weeks ago you did a fact file on the NHS, this should help you. What are the features of a fact file? I have an example below.

You have a box at the top of your sheet which is where I want you to try and draw your famous person. Choose the same chilli as yesterday. Use your sheet from yesterday to help you. Use the fact file sheet below.

Fact File Chilli 1

Fact File Chilli 2

Fact File Chilli 3

Bonus Activity

Use the worksheet below and have a go at naming the features of the coast.

Thursday 21st May

Good Morning 2Cherry! Your reading tasks are below, there are 3 to choose from. 1 Chili – read the story and draw a picture showing what you have read. 2 Chili – answer the questions based on the farm. 3 Chili – Answer the questions about ants. You may decide to start at chili 1 and work through them all, remember to choose an appropriate chili!

Draw an image showing what you have read.


Thursday 21st May

Good morning Year 2! A couple of weeks ago we posted a video of Miss Jackson’s friend Jess, explaining what her job was and why we should look after animals. Jess works in a zoo and takes care of animals. There are lots of people around the world who work in zoos and forests to look after animals, some of them are famous for it! Today, I would like you to research a famous person who works with or looks after animals. You have a research sheet to complete as tomorrow you will be completing a fact file on this famous person.

Here are some famous animal caretakers. You can choose to plan your research on someone in the list below or research to find somebody else!

  • Steve Irwin
  • Jane Goodall
  • Cesar Millan
  • Sir David Attenborough

Please choose the chilli sheet that is most appropriate for you!

Research Sheet- Chilli 1

Research Sheet- Chilli 2

Research Sheet- Chilli 3

Wednesday 20th May

Hi 2 Cherry,

We have a very exciting art competition which you can enter as part of the Catholic Schools Partnership. If you feel the need to communicate through art then this is definitely for you!

‘Every child is an artist’

Pablo Picasso

Wednesday 20th May

Well done to the Book in a Box competition winners!

Congratulations to all the children who made the enormous efforts by entering their favourite story and recreating it in a box! Everyone who took part is a winner-it was just too difficult to choose. A prize will be with you this week so keep a look out.


Tuesday 19th May


Click here to find out more!

Monday 18th May- Morning Worship

Monday 18th May

Good Morning 2Cherry! Below is your english task. I would like you to look at the image and create a story based on the image. I have attached a snippet of my story to give you an idea of what you might do. Don’t forget to use the step to success to help. I look forward to reading your stories!

Monday 18th May

Your science task this week is to look at the life cycle of a frog. I have attached 6 images showing the life cycle but I have accidentally mixed them all up! Below is a link to a video called ‘Metamorphosis’ I wonder what that word means? Do you think you could do some research, find out what it means and order the life cycle of the frog.



Monday 18th May

Your spelling task is below. Your words this week are; after, people, sugar, money, children and only.

Monday 18th May

Maths Week 3- please click on the following link- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ and complete this week’s tasks. There are 5 lessons for you to complete.

Extra Maths questions!

Friday 15th May

Happy Friday Year 2! Today your topic work is going to be all about art! I want you to create a piece of art based on a minibeast. It could be a picture or something that you can create using items in your home. There are some examples below.

Once you have finished your art work, write some sentences explaining how you created your piece of art.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

Thursday 14th May

Good Morning 2Cherry! Below is your reading task, please choose the chilli challenge that is most appropriate for you! Don’t forget to scroll down and check out your topic task! I am getting more and more emails every week which is really making me very happy! I hope I can have even more this week.

Missing you all a lot, Miss Mackinney 🙂

  Answer 1 – 5

 Answer 1 – 10

BONUS – Talking about books is just as important as reading them. It helps you to understand them more and is a lot of fun!

Hello 2 Cherry,

One of our parents has nominated our school to win £5000 worth of Book tokens for our school library. All you have to do is ask the adults in your house to click on the link and fill in the nominate section. Get them to tell other members of your family and friends so we have a bigger chance of winning!


Thank you. Love Mrs Donnelly and Mrs Page xx


Thursday 14th May

Good Morning Year 2. Last week you started to research a minibeast that is found in a different country. Today, I want you to do some more research and find out about different minibeasts on each continent. Firstly I would like you to name the continents of the world, how many are there?

Your task is to find out about minibeasts that live on different continents. Some minibeasts may be found on more than one continent. You could find up to 7 minibeasts! When researching the minibeasts, I want you to find out what continent it can be found on and what it eats. You may want to use the minibeast you researched last week. Have a look at the example below;

Leaf Cutter Ant

Leaf Cutter Ants can be found in South America and the United States of America. They are found on the continents North America and South America. They eat fungus.

Once you have found minibeasts on the continents, I would like you to label the minibeasts onto a map, I have an example below.


To download the map, click the link Map of the World

I can’t wait to see what minibeasts you find from all over the world!

Wednesday 13th May

RE Task- Create a worry and prayer jar!

Use an empty jar and decorate it any way you like. Write on pieces of paper, anything you are worried about and place it in the jar for God to take care of. Then take some more paper and write down some prayers and place them in the jar for God to take care of.

Tuesday 12th May

RE Tasks

Monday 11th May

Good Morning 2Cherry!

Below is your writing task. I would like you to write a diary from one day this week. Make sure you read through my WAGOLL and have a look at the steps to success before you write yours. Your english work is due on Friday 15th May.

I hope you have a lovely week and please remember to send at least 1 picture in!


Miss Mackinney!

CHALLENGE: Can you include contractions in your work?

Can you edit and improve your work before producing a published version?


Monday 11th May

Spelling Task

Your spelling words that I would like you to practice this week are; hour, most, poor, make, went, when and back. Can you complete the challenge below?


Monday 11th May

Science Task


Monday 11th May

Maths Week 3- please click on the following link- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ and complete this week’s tasks. There are 5 lessons for you to complete.

Extra Maths questions
Saturday 9th May
Friday 8th May
Happy Friday Year 2!

Yesterday we learnt how to describe a minibeast that lives in the UK. Today we are going to look at minibeasts all around the world. Some minibeasts in different places in the world can’t be found in the UK.

Let’s look at a minibeast that is found in a different country.

Dung Beetle

Dung Beetles can be found all over the world, except Antarctica. They like to live in grasslands and forests. Dung beetles eat animal dung, which they roll into balls. They bury the ball to eat later.

Some minibeasts that are found in a different country look similar to minibeasts found in the UK. They are a part of the same family but look different.

 Blue Morpho Butterfly

This butterfly can be found in the tree tops of rainforests in South America. It likes to eat plant sap and fruit juices. It is one of the largest butterflies in the world.

Your task today is to research a minibeast that is found in a different country. The minibeast needs to be one that is similar to a minibeast found in the UK such as spider, butterfly, beetle, bee or stick insect. You need to find out;

  • What does the minibeast eat?
  • Where does the minibeast live?
  • How big is the minibeast?

Challenge- can you find out what the largest minibeast in the world is?

Thursday 7th May!

Good Morning Year 2! Your topic work today is all about the minibeasts we find in the UK. What minibeasts can you find in your back garden? How would you describe a minibeast? Let’s looks at a lady bird. How can we describe a ladybird?

Ladybirds have red wings and 7 black spots. Ladybirds have black legs.

Can you think of any other sentences to describe how a ladybird looks?

Your task is to match the UK minibeast to its description. Print the sheets off at home or use the pictures to match the minibeast to the correct description.

Once you have completed this activity, choose 2 minibeasts and write some sentences describing how they look.

CHALLENGE- research one of the minibeasts in the activity and find out some interesting facts about it.


Good Morning 2Cherry, from now on our reading tasks will be put up on a Thursday! I hope you enjoy your task, remember to choose the spice that suits you and to read the text carefully!

Spicy chilli – Can you read this description and answer the questions below?

Very hot chilli – Can you read this detailed description and answer the questions below?

Extra Maths questions!

Wednesday 6th May

RE Task

Spicy chilli task- think about the ‘Good News’ topic we looked at in RE. Think of as many different ways as you can to bring good news to others. As you think of each thing, use a skittle to create a rainbow around a circular plate, just like in the picture below. Pour warm water into the middle and watch what happens! Think about all of the ways you can bring good news and how this links to the rainbow.

Very hot chilli- Once you have completed the rainbow task, write a letter to Betsy, explaining how you can bring good news to others and why this is important. Could you also include information about what happened when you used the skittles and what you think this means and how this links to bringing people good news?

Please send your work and pictures of your skittles rainbows into our email address- admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk


Tuesday 5th May

RE Task

Option 1- Write a prayer for all of the key workers and for all of the people you are thankful for.

Option 2- Draw a picture to show all of the people you are thankful for, including key workers and the people who work in the NHS.

Tuesday 5th May

Monday 4th May – Good Afternoon 2Cherry!

My internet was not working this weekend so I was not able to post any pictures, luckily I was still able to see them when they were sent. It makes me so happy to see what you are up to! I hope next week even more children send in pictures of them doing their work and fun activities!! I wonder if I could get a picture from every person in 2 Cherry! That really would be amazing. I am going to post the pictures tomorrow as there is quite a lot on the page for today.

I am missing you all lots,

From Miss Mackinney

Monday Worship! 

Monday 4th May




Email your entries to: admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk by Friday 15th May.

Remember-you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Monday 4th May

Good Morning 2Cherry! Please find below your writing task for this week. It is due on the 11th May as Friday is a bank holiday!

Your challenge is to write a fact file all about the wonderful NHS! During this time they are working really hard, doing important jobs, just to keep us all safe so we thought it would be lovely for you to find out more about it. The most exciting part about this is the best factfiles will be chosen for an extra special display around school, how amazing is that? I am looking forward to finding out so many exciting facts.

Below I have attached you steps to success and my example of fact file. I have done mine on Sea Turtles just so you can see the layout and style of writing. I hope you like it! Some headings you could use for your fact file could be- When the NHS was first founded, the jobs they do, names of hospitals.

From Miss Mackinney

P.S. Don’t forget to scroll down and check out your writing, reading, spelling, science and maths tasks for this week!

Monday 4th May

Here is your reading task! I would like you to read a book of your own choosing and create a book recommendation. I would like to be able to create a folder of book recommendations for the reading corner so really think about the book and why other people might like it!

The second task is a fun activity all about books. I think it is exciting because you get to choose which activities you want to do!

Task 1

Task 2

Monday 4th May

Here is your spelling task!

Monday 4th May

Here is your science task. My sister rang me the other day and said she had spotted two dandelions that looked really different but she didn’t know why! I told her I would ask 2Cherry because they were brilliant at identifying what plants need to survive so would be able to help her out. I have attached the pictures and some questions to help you below. Please send me your answers so I can let her know!

Monday 4th May

Maths Week 2- please click on the following link- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ and complete this week’s tasks. There are 5 lessons for you to complete.

Friday 1st May

Friday 1st May

Happy Friday Year 2!

We have started to learn about minibeasts. Yesterday, we found out what minibeasts are and which minibeasts can be found in the UK. Some minibeasts in the UK have to be looked after as there might not be many of the minibeast left, so they have to be protected. Zoos and Zookeepers look after these animals so that they are protected. Watch the video to see Miss Jackson’s friend Jess, who works at a zoo, talk about why we need to look after minibeasts and animals. Click the link below to watch the video.

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Your task today is to find out what the 4 main capital cities are in the UK. Fill in the table below:

Next, find out if any of these capital cities have a zoo in them. Choose one of the zoos and see if they are looking after any minibeasts. Write some sentences that explains where the Zoo is in the UK and what minibeasts the zoo has.

Have a lovely day!

Thursday 30th April

Good Morning Year 2, I hope that you are all well and are staying safe. Today you have some topic work to do. Our next topic is minibeasts! What a strange word. What do you think a minibeast is? Why does it have the word beast in?

Today I would like you to research what a minibeast is and what minibeasts you can find in the UK. See if you can make a list of 8 different minibeasts that live in the UK.









When you have finished that activity, I need your help. I have lots of minibeasts that I found in my garden and I need to sort them into different groups based on their features. Can you help? Print out the sheets, cut out the minibeasts and put them in the correct box. Could some of the minibeasts go in more than one box? Which ones? Can you write a sentence explaining which minibeasts could go in more than one box and explain why?

click here for the Topic Worksheet

CHALLENGE- In your garden or whilst you are doing your daily exercise, go on a minibeast hunt and see what minibeasts you can find! Can you record this in a table?

Wednesday 29th April

ICT task- click on the link below and look at the #techawaychallenges- this video shows you how to create a postcard to send to a loved one.


Music Task – Click on the link below and discover how to create music just by using your body!


Wednesday 29th April

RE Tasks

Tuesday 28th April

Hi all,

This afternoon’s learning task is an RE task. We learnt all about the story of the Ten Lepers and I would like you to complete the task below based on the story. There are 3 chilli challenges you can choose from, the difficulty ranges from mild, spicy and very hot! Please make sure you send your work into the admin email address- admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk

Monday 27th April

Good Morning  2 Cherry!

I hope you had a fab weekend and are remembering to stay safe.

Here is your Writing Task for this week. Please complete and email me your work by Friday 2nd May.

This week, I would like you to use your wonderful writing skills and write a story using the plan as your inspiration!

Remember to use the Steps to Success and the WAGOLL to guide you through your writing. 

Don’t forget that handwriting is super important as well as using the correct spellings. 

Re-read aloud to check that your writing makes sense!

Once finished make sure you edit your work, as we know this is a really important job!

Enjoy and unleash your inner creativity.

I look forward to receiving your work 🙂 

From Miss Mackinney

P.S. Make sure you scroll down and check out you Writing, Spelling, Reading, Science and Maths tasks below!


Writing Task

Key Stage 1:

  1. If you share something with two people, it is split into … (4)
  2. In a treasure hunt, you have to …. the clues (4).
  3. On a car journey, you may …. some fields (4).
  4. Another word for humans. (6)

Reading Activity

Monday 27th April

Science Work


Monday 27th April

Maths Week 2- please click on the following link- https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ and complete Week 2 tasks this week. There are 5 lessons for you to complete.

Monday 27th April

Click on the link below to access some sing a long sessions!

Virtual singing sessions – every day at 2pm with the Diocese’s brilliant singers!
Join in with energising vocal warm-ups, uplifting songs, fantastic musical activities and LOTS of fun, led by the Diocese’s expert vocal teachers. Monday to Fridays at 2pm, with weekly KS1 and KS2 sessions too.
Subscribe to our youtube channel at

Reflecting on Virtues Activities

During these difficult times we find ourselves in, the Jubilee Centre for Virtues have created some excellent fun activities for our children to enjoy and think about how we can help ourselves and others. I have uploaded each activity which are linked to the following virtues:




Courage and Bravery

Compassion, Kindness and Gratitude


The Friendship activity is linked to Christmas however all you need to do is link it to what is happening to us all now during the pandemic. You could create a thank you card for all the key workers, your family. The list is endless.

Please email any activities to our admin email.


Thank you!

You can also access them and print them off by clicking on the link below.


Friday 24th April

Good Morning 2 Cherry!

How are you? I hope you are doing lots of fabulous work at home and enjoying your daily exercise outside! Here are some pictures of children in our class doing brilliant things!

I am looking forward to seeing all your pictures this week, I miss you all lots!

From Miss Mackinney


During this time of learning at home, we will be posting weekly Maths, English and Topic tasks on our pages. It is an expectation that the class teacher receives 1 picture a week from each child doing their work.

Monday 20th April

White Rose Maths Hub is a company that school uses to plan and teach Maths lessons in school and they have produced some home learning and daily plans. They should take no longer than 40 minutes per day- below is the link to the website and some screen shots to help you. Please click on the age group appropriate for your children. Each lesson has 3 parts- a teaching video, a downloadable and printable activity and the answers. The website is: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

Monday 20th April – Good Morning 2Cherry!

Today, I have a super fun and exciting writing task for you to do.

I would like you to write a set of instructions for something you have made, played or baked and please include photos of each step and the finished product.

Read my WAGOLL and use the steps to success to guide you with your writing.

Please start today and email to: admin@stcolumbas.sch.uk by Friday 24th April.

I am looking forward to reading and following your instructions!

From Miss Mackinney


Wednesday 15th April – Good Morning 2Cherry!

It is so lovely and hot today!! Make sure you drink plenty of water.

I just wanted to share something cool with you.

Big Cat Collins offering parents a free login – https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks

Free access to reading books on this temporary login

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

and click Login.

How amazing is that!


Friday 10th April – Good Afternoon 2Cherry!

I hope you have had a relaxing and prayerful Good Friday. I just thought I would share with you an image my Priest from London sent me after the solitary service he did this afternoon.

Perhaps you can discuss with your family why these things may be on the Alter.

Have a lovely Easter Weekend

Miss Mackinney

Thursday 9th April – Good Afternoon 2Cherry!

I have had a few emails this week from children asking for some ideas of things they can do at home so I have put together a 10 ideas/activities for you!

  1. Write a diary. Right now it all seems a bit strange and unusual that we are at home and not at school (especially for the teachers) but the really exciting thing is that we are living through a major historical event. Some of you might grow up and become scientist or historians who study this period of time to make sure it doesn’t happen again! Who better to hear about this time than from someone living through it! BONUS – Can you use your neatest handwriting and send me a picture of it so I can read it. If I get enough sent in I will post a picture of my own diary page!!! How exciting.
  2. Bake something. Baking is super fun and also very educational as you have to follow instructions, measure and weigh. This helps our maths, science, english and you get something tasty at the end. BONUS – Can you write your own recipe for something you have made? Send them in and if it sounds super tasty I can post it for others to see and create.
  3. Create a plant fact file. Plants are fascinating, you know my favourite is cacti, can you create a fact file for your favourite plant? BONUS – Can you draw an image of it in different styles?
  4. Create a healthy meal plate. What do you need to eat and do to stay healthy? BONUS – Can you create an isolation day plan for someone to have a good day and stay healthy including exercises – food – drink and anything else you think would contribute to this?
  5. Read this comic strip – Can you identify any words you don’t know and find out the meaning? BONUS – Can you use these in a sentence?
  6. Look at the Bumble bee Conservation website (click here)  Can you complete the activities for your age? BONUS – Can you complete the activities for a different age?
  7. Sometimes being in the same place for a long time can feel a bit much. One way I like to chill out and exercise is by doing some Yoga. Here is a link to the ones we used to do in golden time! (click here) BONUS – Can you send a picture to me of you doing some Yoga for our class page?
  8. Linking to the last point, it is important to exercise but it is also important to sometimes mix up the exercise you do to keep your brain stimulated. A fun way to do this is through dancing, if you can’t come up with a routine yourself get a grown up to search ‘Just Dance Kids on Youtube’ and follow along. BONUS – Can you video your routine, this would be so lovely for me to watch and would make me super happy!
  9. Make natural art- Art and crafts is a popular way to keep busy. To mix things up, put the pencils and crayons to one side and look for natural art materials instead. Collect fallen leaves, petals and sticks and use them to make a picture or sculpture.You could even use the objects as ‘stampers’ or paintbrushes – dipping them in paint and rolling, brushing or stamping them on paper to create interesting patterns and effects. BONUS – Can you make a self portrait using natural items. 
  10. Have a paper aeroplane competition. Compare different designs and see how well they fly and land. BONUS – Can you write up the results and create a table to show who won the most?

Here are some useful websites






Missing you all LOTS – From Miss Mackinney


Wednesday 8th April – Good Morning 2Cherry!

I just wanted to share with you some images children from our class have sent in to show Station 7 – Jesus falls the second time. They are amazing! Be sure to check out the RE page to see all of the stations of the cross.



Sunday 5th April – Good Afternoon 2Cherry!

It is Holy Week next week and 2 Cherry’s Station of the Cross is Station number 7- Jesus falls the second time. Can you create a piece of Art Work and send a picture of it in to- admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk ? You can use felt tips, paints, tissue paper or any type of crafts you have at home!

I will be updating our webpage next week with images and reflections linked to our Class Station and I will be able to display your lovely pictures! Here is a picture to help you think of some ideas- it shows Jesus falling the second time. Please make sure your entries are in by Tuesday 7th April.

Saturday 4th April – Good Morning 2Cherry!

Look at all of the amazing photos this week! I have absolutely loved seeing what you are up to!

Emily – Your cooking looked so yummy! I am glad you are so happy to hear that I chose Dorothy as the name of our plant, I thought it was a super name! Your minibeast hunt sounded like a lot of fun, I can’t wait to hear what minibeasts you found and hear about their habitats! I read The Worst Witch when I was little, isn’t it brilliant 🙂

Kamil – WOW WOW WOW! I cannot believe how much reading and work you have been doing, I love all the photos you have sent me. The yoga looked very relaxing, I have been doing some at home as well and find it is a great opportunity to chill out and relax!

Declan – Those healthy homemade crisps look so yummy , I hope you will send the recipe so I can post it for the rest of 2Cherry to try! I can tell that you are working hard at home, keep it up and keep doing your best 🙂

Kate – What a lot of work you have been doing! I am so impressed, I can really tell you are working hard with mummy. Your pancakes looked so yummy they made me want some! What was the result of your salt experiment? I am interested to find out.

Ruby – The picture you sent is lovely! I was glad I got to see you when I was at school the other day whilst mummy was working for the NHS – a very important job! (It made me miss everyone in 2Cherry even more). Rocky looks super cute in the photo and I hope he is behaving well and not locking you out of the house again!!

Tomasz – You look like you have been doing a lot of hard work at home. I hope you are enjoying yourself and keep working hard. Send me some more pictures of the other things you have been up to!


Friday 3rd April – Good Afternoon 2Cherry!

I can’t believe it is April already! I have loved the pictures I have been sent this week, I will upload them tomorrow – our weekly Saturday update! That means you still have time today to send in any photos of the activities you have been up to this week, they make me so happy!!

Click here for some fun science activities! I’ve included some activities to do at home;

  • Play games with your senses: use a blindfold and try to identify objects just by touch, sound, smell and taste.
  • Go to a ‘habitat’ (for example: a pond in the park or a wooded area – socially distanced). Split an A4 page into two sections. On one side, list anything you can see that isn’t an animal (water, soil, trees, grass, etc.). Then look for as many animals as you can find and write a list of these on the other side of the page. Once you get home, discuss what parts of the habitat the animals rely on and why. Might some animals eat others to live? You may want to back this up with some research on the Internet or in the library.
  • Buy some seeds or bulbs and plant some in various different places (you could have one in a sunny spot in the garden, one in the shade and one in a container indoors). Water the seeds / bulbs according to instructions on the packet, making sure you give them all exactly the same amount of water at the same time of day (this is called carrying out a ‘fair test’).
  • Get out some baby photographs and see if you can tell who they are.
  • Start a collection: it could be anything – stones, shells, plastic dinosaurs – and sort it by size, colour, shape.
  • Make ice lollies and talk about what happens to water when it goes in the freezer

BONUS – Can you send me a picture of a plant and label it?

Friday 3rd April


Monday 30th March – Good Evening 2Cherry!

As I was typing the date I had to check I had it right as I cannot believe it is almost the end of March already!!! Here is a picture of myself, my brother, sister mum and dad from a very long time ago, can you guess which one is me?

I went on a lovely walk today, remember it is really important to try and go for one piece of exercise (a run, walk or cycle) everyday! Make sure you are keeping safe and 2M away from people that do not live in your house.

When you exercise you release something called endorphins which make you feel happy, I have been doing Joe Wicks each morning at 9 to start my day off. Here are some pictures to prove it!!!


I hope you are keeping well and doing some fabulous work, I have had so many wonderful pictures which I will be uploading in the next few days, keep an eye out!

Miss you all lots, Miss Mackinney


Saturday 28th March – Good Afternoon 2Cherry!

I thought I would attach some of the amazing pictures I have been sent by children so far!

Everyone has been so busy keeping fit and doing work, it makes me so happy to see what you are up to! I can’t wait to be sent even more photos soon!!

Dorothy (our plant) is growing very nicely, I will post a picture in the next few days of her!

Keep safe, Miss Mackinney

Please send in your video entries by Thursday 2nd April, as the Key Stage 1 teachers will be judging them before announcing the lucky winner on Friday 3rd April. The winner’s egg will be delivered on Friday 3rd April- good luck!!



Tuesday 24th March! Good Evening 2Cherry!

Goodness what a busy day I have had today. I woke up and did some stretching and yoga (I followed the yoga from a youtube video – click here – to get the yoga we do in class!)

I then had breakfast, a bowl of crunchy nut cornflake, and then I did ANOTHER workout. My legs hurt so much now! I made lunch, watched some TV, planned some guided reading, played mario karts and then made dinner!! A very busy day…

I am just updating you all because if you click here you can access a load of free Audio-books! All of the children books are free to listen to, let me know which ones you listen to – can you remember the special word I taught you for when you enjoy something and you think someone else will as well?

Keep safe,

Miss Mackinney 🙂

Tuesday 24th March – Good Morning 2Cherry!

As promised here is a picture of our new plant, please help me name it!

And here is a picture of my cacti (plural of cactus) they are called Hamish, Horris and Humphrey, I’ve had them for 3 years now!

With your parents supervision White Rose Maths are doing daily maths questions on Facebook (click here). Alternatively you can type ‘Year 2 – White Rose Maths Home Learning’ in the Facebook search bar.

Don’t forget to keep drinking water, moving lots and doing your work! Miss you all lot’s

Miss Mackinney


Monday 23rd March – Good Evening 2Cherry!

Click here for some interesting maths activities that you can do at home, it even has the answers (but make sure you don’t cheat!)

I have an extra bonus question – If you email me the correct answers at admin@stcolumbas.bradford.sch.uk I will add you to my online sticker chart!

Today I bought a new flower for us to observe over the coming weeks, I also re-potted my cacti – ouch! Tomorrow I will upload a picture of the flower and my cacti, can you draw and label it once you see the picture? I need a name for the plant, please submit your suggestions and we can vote!

Missing you all loads and can’t wait to hear from you through your emails 🙂 Make sure you are washing your hands for 20 seconds and often through the day. I would love to see some pictures of what you’re up to!

From Miss Mackinney


Sunday 22nd March – Good Afternoon 2Cherry,

I thought I would share with you a lovely prayer my priest sent me this morning for Mothers Day.

All-loving God, we give you thanks and praise for mothers young & old.

We pray for young mothers, who give life and count toes and tend to our every need; May they be blessed with patience and tenderness to care for their families and themselves with great joy.

We pray for our own mothers who have nurtured and cared for us; May they continue to guide us in strong and gentle ways.

We remember mothers who are separated from their children because of war, poverty, or conflict; May they feel the loving embrace of our God who wipes every tear away.

We pray for women who are not mothers but still love and shape us with motherly love. Finally we pray for mothers no longer with us. May God give them, light, happiness and peace.


Friday 20th March – Hello 2Cherry!

My aunty is a vet in Falmouth, Cornwall. She has contacted me to help her work out how many paws are in the photos below, the vets can’t agree on the answer! Can you work it out and email admin to let me know? What is the easiest way to work out the answer, can you group them?

Can you find where Cornwall is on a map? BONUS – Can you find Falmouth?

Have you got any pets at home? I  would love to see them, it makes me really happy when I can see loads of cute animals! If you could design your own new animal what would it look like? Draw it out in your book and tell me some interesting facts about it. I will post a picture of my made up animal next week!


Here is a picture of me and my dog Wiggy, can you include him in your equation?

Miss you all lots, I can’t wait to hear all about what you have been up to, why don’t you keep a diary?

Click here for some Easter RE resources

From Miss Mackinney


Dear parents/carers,

As a result of school closure, your child will have received a ‘Learning Pack’. This includes the following –

Maths SAT Papers

Maths revision questions

A piece of writing to complete which will be based on previous learning so it is accessible for your child,

Reading SAT booklet,

Reading comprehension questions,

You have also received ‘Topic’ homework which is based on your child’s upcoming topic in the Summer term.

It is also expected that children login and complete 3 sessions of Spelling Shed and Times Table Rock Stars per week as they would if they were in school.

Spelling Shed click here

Times Table Rock Stars click here

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