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Turvey Primary School

Turvey Primary School

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Giraffes Class

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Staff: Miss Starsmore, Mrs Shirley and Miss Field

The year 2s will be learning about ‘Mighty Monarchs’ this term.  The children will compare the lives and reigns of sixteenth-century Queen Elizabeth I and nineteenth-century Queen Victoria. They will be able to Place their reigns and significant events from their lives on a timeline. They will consider the different things you can learn from portraits and the changes in fashion that took place between the Tudor and Victorian periods, whilst also learning about portraits and creating our own.

The children will be able to identify the key roles of a monarch through interactive activities and develop an understanding of how our values match up to British values of the past. The children will take part in cooking this term, and building a 3d drawbridge as part of this topic.




This term we look forward to working with a Bedford Blues rugby coach to teach the year 2 children tag rugby.

Tuesday - Rugby

Friday - Games

Don’t forget that library books are due in on a Monday.

Homework due in Wednesday. Children will be given phonics homework from their phonics teachers and class homework each Friday. Class homework will alternate between a maths challenge and a topic grid, where your child can choose which homework activity they would like to partake in. 

Please see the letters home page if you need another copy of the homework grid.


The children have used Sumdog and TT Rock Stars on a regular basis now at school and at home. Please continue to take full advantage of these subscriptions paid for by the school.

Sumdog is a maths and spelling programme where the children play games, create avatars and buy a home when they collect they coins for all their correct answers. 

TT Rock Stars is similar, however it is focussed on times tables and the children play games to collect coins. The older children are very competitive and it is a great way for the children to begin to learn their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Click on this link to sumdog for Maths practise - 

Click on this link to TT Rockstars for Maths practise -

The children have their sumdog and ttrockstars logins, but if you need them printing again please email