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Happy Bastille Day!

Hi future Year 4s,

Today is Bastille day, which is a very important date in the calendar in France. Madam Griggs has prepared some work for you to complete to find out more about this special celebration.

14.7.20 Bastille

Thank you for sharing your transition work so far, it has been fantastic to see the effort you are putting in to your Year 4 learning.

Miss Carline and Miss Castle x

Transition week – Hello new Y5s!

Good morning Y5!

Welcome to your first week in Y5, and it is always one of my favourite weeks. I love getting to know a new class of people, but I always feel a little nervous too.

It’s a little strange this year, but hopefully you’ve all got your transition packs. Throughout lock down, I created videos for my class to help explain tasks, so I thought it would be nice to do the same for you guys 🙂

Below is a video for each task along with a French task from Madame Griggs! You don’t have to watch them, but it might help you with some ideas and also help you feel like we are getting to know each other. Feel free to email me any of your work that you do as it would be great to see what you get up to and help get to know my new class even more 🙂

Mr Cooper

Task 1

Here are the PowerPoints Mrs Croft and I have made. You can use these as examples or just look at to get to know us better 🙂

Y5 Hello from Mr Cooper

Y5 Hello from Mrs Croft

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

Task 5


Here is a transition task from Madame Griggs too!

14.7.20 Bastille

Hello and Welcome Year 2 Freedman!

How exciting that you are all now Year 2’s!

Here is a little welcome video for you to watch:


I hope you have received your transition pack in the post for this week’s learning.

You can find the underpants template if you choose to do option 4 for our significant person activity about Claire Freedman.  If not, please let me know.

Underpants Template

Here are 3 of Claire Freedman books that you can listen to:

Aliens love underpants

Pirates love underpants

Monsters love underpants

Mr Flevill has emailed me some of the letters you have written to me.  Thank you so much, it is lovely to find out more about you.  If you want to send me your letter, you can email it to me at

I am so excited to meet you all properly in September.  Have a great week and enjoy your summer holidays,

Keep smiling!

Mrs Hadabora

Welcome to Y1 Potter


welcome to the Year 1 blog!  Here is a little video to say hello.

From Mrs Mather


Welcome to Year Two Blyton

Hello and welcome to Year Two Blyton!

Thank you so much for all your lovely letters – we have really enjoyed reading them and are so impressed with your handwriting and spelling. You have asked lots of great questions. Here are a few answers to questions that many of you were interested in. We will also spend lots of time in the first few days getting to know each other, the classroom. Year Two routines and making our class rules.

What is year  Two like?
It is very similar to Year One-although we teach the whole class all at the same time and there is no choose time. You do Math, English, Guided Reading, PE, Science and Topics (Geography, History, Art, D&T etc). Our first Topic is going to be all about exploring our world.
Where will I sit?
We’re not sure yet and you will be moved around often to get experience sitting with a range of your classmates.
Will I make things and paint?
Yes, just like Y1 our topics are very creative.
Will I get to play?
Yes- morning and afternoon is playtime outside – unless it is raining very heavily.
Will we go on trips?
Hopefully if guidelines around Covid/ Corona virus say it is safe to do so, then yes we will.
What days will I have the teachers?
Mrs Huckerby will teach you Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday morning and Mrs Buck will teach you, Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays and Fridays.
What books do we read? 
We visit the library everyday and you read in class daily – often when you come in from playtime and lunch as well as Guided Reading. At the end of the day we share a class story. Here are some examples:
The Magic Faraway Tree, George’s Marvelous Medicine, Aesop Fables, Utterly Brilliant Poetry, Sheep Pig, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The Worst Witch,  plus many more.

We can not wait to meet you all and hope you are looking forward to starting in September – we certainly are!

Have a fabulous transition week and summer holiday. We look forward to seeing you all in September!

Until then, here is a little video from us.

Welcome to  Y2 Blyton

Mrs Buck and Mrs Huckerby


Year 2 – Final Video

Hi all,

This is our final video of Year 2.  We want to say a huge thank you to all the grown ups for your support over the past few unusual weeks – your children are so lucky.  Once again, we have been amazed by the children’s work this week.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed photographs and videos – we have loved having the opportunity to continue seeing the children learn and develop.

We hope you enjoy this final video – get your tissues ready!

Take care and have a great summer.

The Year 2 team 😊





Stig of the Dump

Here are the last few chapters.

Enjoy : )

Chapter 7 part 2

Chapter 7 part 3

Chapter 8

Chapter 8 part 2

Chapter 8 part 3

Chapter 9

Chapter 9 part 2

Chapter 9 part 3

Chapter 9 part 4


Welcome to the new Year 3s

Hello and welcome to all the children leaving Year 2 and entering Year 3.  All the Year 3 staff have loved speaking to your Year 2 teachers and finding information out about you all over the last couple of weeks.  At the end of this post, the Year 3 staff have made a little video to say hello to you all.

You may have already received the Year2 – 3 transition pack in the post.  This is the same regardless of which class you will be going to next year and is also here for you information too.

As you will be learning German next year, Frau Griggs has put a German worksheet together for you.  She has also made a little video for you to watch.

We are all incredibly excited to have you join our team and have put together a little video saying hello to you.

Our email addresses are within the transition document and are also written below here.

Miss Cooper –

Miss Ellis –

Mr Beard –

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back to school in September, and we hope you enjoy the activities in the transition pack. You can complete this pack in any order but we would like you to complete all the activities. Please send us examples of your brilliant work, we are so excited to see what you get up to!

Best wishes,

Miss Cooper, Miss Ellis, Mr Beard  and Mrs Holmes


Thank you to the Outgoing Year 3s

The Year 3 team would just like to say an enormous thank you to all the children, siblings, parents, carers, grandparents and guardians of the outgoing Year 3 classes.  You have all been superstars.  We are in tricky times at the moment and you have shown great resilience throughout.  It has been great to have seen your work improve over the time in lockdown which is further evidence of your continued learning.  Totley Primary School is proud to have you as ambassadors for the school.

Thank you to you all and have a wonderful summer!

Transition Week home learning

Dear Parents and Carers,

Many of you will have received your child’s home learning pack for transition week in the post, and if you haven’t already, I know you’ll be eagerly waiting by the letter box!

If your child attends school in a bubble, they might have brought it home with them already. Also, children who are in school on a Monday or Tuesday will be given their packs in person.

For children who are attending school in the last week of term, there will be lots of time and support to complete the activities here at school. However, we still wanted you to have a copy of the activities so you could share in the experience and talk about it together at home.

We would really encourage you to share your home learning during transition week with your new child’s teacher/s. Some activities can be posted back to school in the envelope provided. Alternatively, sent a picture to them via email (new class teacher emails are included in the packs). Check out your new year group class blog for updates too!

Below are the packs for your information. We have tried (really hard!) to make sure the correct pack was posted to the correct child, but just in case one slipped through the net, here are the resources for you to access.

If you have any questions, or we can help in any way, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

FS2A to Y1M

FS2D to Y1P

Y1M to Y2F

Y1P to Y2B

Y2 to Y3

Y3 to Y4

Y4 to Y5

Y5 to Y6