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Transition into Y3

Hello and welcome to Newsome Junior School 


Hello to all you lovely year 2's getting ready for your new adventure at NJS. We are SO excited to meet you all. Even though you may not be able to meet us in person just yet, doesn't mean we can't start getting to know each other. 


On this page you'll find lots of exciting tasks and activities to keep you busy over the Summer. Parents you will also find information to share with your little ones. Don't forget to scroll down to the bottom to find daily tasks. 


Miss Garside and Mrs Mitchell blush

"What if I fall?" 

"But what if you fly?" 


         A hello from Mrs Mitchell                                                                                     A hello from Miss Garside


"Hi everyone! I can't wait to meet you laugh                                                                "Hi lovelies, I am so excited to see you all in 

You're going to love year 3 and all the incredible activities                                     September. We will have a brilliant time together.

we will do. I know we will all have a fantastic                                                           You'll love it here at NJS."

time together."

Here are the names and pictures of the lovely ladies who will be working with you in year 3



Coming in to school

Inside Newsome Junior School

Lessons in Year 3

Displays in Y3 Classrooms

Look at the fun we have had in Year 3

Summer activities laugh


Stuck for ideas? Here are some fun activities you could do as a family over Summer. 



Monday 22nd June 2020

Good Afternoon year 2, 

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! 

Each day, an activity will be left on the website for you to complete. 


One of our core values is to challenge ourselves. 

 Your task it to see how many words you can make from the word Challenge. For example, I can make the word hall. To help you make as many words as possible, write each letter onto a piece of paper, so that you can move the letters around, to make new words. 


Good luck! 

 Mrs Mitchell :) 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Good Morning Year 2,

Don't worry if you didn't see Monday's activity until today.

For those who did, well done for having a go.


Today's activity will link to our core value perseverance, which means trying your best and having a go, even if you find it tricky.


Using any of the calculations +, -, x and ÷ can you make the number 30?

For example

10 + 20 = 30

30 - 20 = 10

5 x 6 = 30

30 ÷ 5 = 6


I have also attached a 100 square and multiplication grid.


Good luck!

 Mrs Mitchell

Wednesday 24th June 2020


Good Morning Year 2, 

How did you find the calculation work? I bet you did a great job! 


Our next activity will be linked to our core value Pursue Success. This means that you continue to work hard until you have accomplished your goal. 


Your task is to tell me how many triangles you can see in the picture above.

 Good luck! 


Thursday 25th June 2020

Good Morning Year 2,

How did you find the triangle puzzle?


Today, you will be creating an acrostic poem about the word Respect. Respect is one of our core values. Respect is a way of treating or thinking about something or someone. You show respect by being polite and kind.

Here is an example to give you ideas.


Mrs Mitchell  


Friday 26th June 2020


Good Morning Year 2,


Today's task will link to our core value Responsibility. As a new year 3 pupil, you will learn to become responsible for your behaviour and attitude to learning which links to our Characteristics of learning.


On a piece of paper write the word Responsibility in the middle and draw/write examples of how you are responsible. For example:

Tidying my room

Putting my PE kit in my bag

Helping prepare dinner

Reading a story to my younger brother/sister


Well I hope you have enjoyed the daily activities this week. Have a lovely weekend and stay safe.


Mrs Mitchell

Monday 29th June 2020


Good Morning Year 2,

Hope you all had a nice weekend! It was lovely seeing some on you on Friday, collecting your year 3 transition packs.

Today's activity links to another one of our core values, Courage. Courage means having mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. I have used some tricky words, do you think you could find the meaning of these words in a dictionary?

When I think of the word courage, I think of a lion. Your task is to draw a picture/symbol that means courage to you. It may be a time when you showed courage or you could be artistic and create your own image/design.


Good luck!


Mrs Mitchell

Tuesday 30th June 2020


Good Morning Year 2,

Well done for having a go at using a dictionary. I enjoy learning new words to add to my vocabulary bank.
Our last core value is Kindness. Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

Your task is to do something kind for someone. For example making a thank you card, helping out around the house or telling someone how great they are.


Have a lovely day!


Mrs Mitchell

Sending in work


Good afternoon year 2,

Some of you have been working hard completing the daily activities. If you would like to send in any work, please email your work to for the attention of either Miss Garside (Rabbits) or Mrs Mitchell (Otters).


Mrs Mitchell


Our Core Value Bands

Celebration Assembly

Every Wednesday, your teacher will pick two children to receive a core value band. Your parents will also receive a text message to come along and be proud of you. I wonder which band you will have first?


Mrs Mitchell 

During assembly, you will hear children and teachers saying the school poem with pride and passion.

Practise reading and learning the school poem.


Our School Poem


We challenge ourselves every day, making the right choices in every way.

We persevere, pursue success, whilst always showing lots of respect.

We take responsibility, with courage and kindness for all to see.

We learn and play and grow together, Newsome Juniors forever!

Wednesday 1st July 2020


Good Morning year 2,


I can't believe it is July already!

Have you heard of TTRS (Times Table Rock Stars)? Well this is a game that all children play to help them to learn their times tables. If you can answer any times table fact and division fact within 6 seconds and on TTRS under 2 seconds, you will be rewarded with a glow in the dark wrist band. Your aim is to achieve this by the end of year 4, however, we have had children achieve this in year 3, 5 and 6.

Your task is to practise learning your 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Remember you can use small objects and draw pictures to help you with your times tables. Tomorrow, I will be setting challenging times tables. I have attached three posters to help you practise.



Good Luck!


Mrs Mitchell

Well done Sophie for completing the daily activities.

Thursday 2nd July 2020


Good Morning Year 2,


I hope you have enjoyed learning your times tables. If you still need to practise your 2, 5 and 10 times tables then that is ok. If you are ready to move onto the year 3 times tables then practise your 3, 4 and 8 times tables. On Friday, I will leave you some calculations to complete.


Good luck!


Mrs Mitchell

Well done Poppy B for completing daily activities.

Friday 3rd July 2020


Good Morning year 2,

I can't believe how quickly this week has flown!


Every Friday, I will attach a times table booklet for you to complete, in addition to a daily activity.

You can complete a page on each day or more if you prefer.


Today's activity involves you doing a letter hunt.


I want you to find and collect as many items around the house, beginning with the first letter of your name. For example if your name is Sarah, you could collect socks, shoes, scarf, sweets etc.

You will only have 5 minutes to collect the items.


Thank you for completing the daily activities and have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Mitchell



Wow Poppy and Daisy, you found so many items in just five minutes. Well done!

Well done Jack, you found so many items beginning with J.

Wow Matilda, your lion looks amazing!

Tuesday 7th July 2020


Good Morning year 2,


Thank you for sending in your work, it really brightens up our day.


Today's activity involves being active.

Below there are 3 different activities to complete.

How many can you do in 1 minute?


1. Skipping using a skipping rope

2. Keepy ups with a ball

3. Star jumps


If you don't have a ball or a skipping rope you could do:

4. Squats

5. High knee running


Repeat the same activity in the afternoon, to see if you can match or beat your first score.


Good luck!


Mrs Mitchell




Wow I am loving how hard you are all working! 

The photos are fantastic, thank you for sending them in. I can't wait to see you all next week. 


Miss Garside laugh

Well done Sophie on the letter challenge and art lesson.

Great lion Poppy.

Super work on times tables Matilda!

Wednesday 8th July 2020


Good Morning year 2,


I hope you are not too tired from the fitness activity yesterday.

Today's task is linked to writing.

Choose one of the settings attached and write the opening to a story.

Remember to use capital letters and full stops accurately.


Looking forward to reading your amazing story openings.


Mrs Mitchell




Setting pictures

Thursday 9th July 2020


Good Morning year 2,

I can't wait to read your fabulous story openers!

Today I would like you to bake or cook with someone at home.


I have attached a website for recipes to choose from or you could choose something else.


I can't wait to see pictures of the end product.


Good luck!


Mrs Mitchell

Wow Poppy, an amazing story opener!

Friday 10th July 2020


Good Morning year 2, 


It was lovely to see some of you on the zoom call yesterday. 

So today's task is linked to your map reading skills. 

I have attached 3 maps, remember just to choose 1 map to complete. 

1 star - beginners

2 stars - confident 

3 stars - challenge 

Your task it to write down the coordinates. 

The answers are included so you can check your progress straight away. 


I have also attached book 2 of the times table booklet. 


Have a lovely weekend! 


Mrs Mitchell 

Thank you Lilli-May for your lovely pictures and writing.

Monday 13th July 2020


Good Morning Year 2,

Today will be transition day for 3EM and tomorrow is transition day for 3EG.

However, I still have a daily activity for you.

Today I would like you to create your own Tick Tock routine to your favourite song.

I am certain that some of you have rhythm and can really move.


Have a great day!


Mrs Mitchell



Transition for 3EM


It was lovely to see most of you today. For those who were unable to attend, please don't worry as you will get to do the same activity in September. 


Here are the class rules that we created during transition;  

1. I will always be kind 

2. I will always follow instructions 

3. I will always put my hand up if I have something to say. 

4. I will always take pride in my work. 

5. I will always believe in myself 


On Friday 17th I will set the last daily activity. However, I will leave website links for you to do fun activities, if you run out of things to do. 


Mrs Mitchell 



Self-portraits at transition morning group

Self-portraits during transition afternoon group

Excellent map reading and baking cookies.

Tuesday 14th July 2020


Good Afternoon year 2,

I am so sorry for not adding the daily task this morning.

There are 12 differences, can you find them all?


3EG, I hope you had a wonderful transition day.


Mrs Mitchell



Spot the difference activity - can you spot all 12?

Wednesday 15th July 2020


Good Morning year 2,

Today you task is to complete the animal quiz and then draw your favourite animal. If you like, you could draw the animal in their habitat.




Mrs Mitchell

Well done Matilda!

Thursday 16th July 2020


Good Morning Year 2,


Today you will be word searchers. 

You have seven different word searches to choose from.  

The answers are on pages 8-14.


Good luck.


Mrs Mitchell

7 word searches to choose from.

Wow great baking and map reading skills Zac!


What a gorgeous looking cake Keane 





In 3EG we didn't have many children come to the Transition day - which is fine! So I decided to save the main activities for the first day of term when everyone is there to contribute.

Have a fabulous summer

Miss Garside laugh

Friday 17th July 2020


Good Morning Year 2,

I cannot believe it is the last day of the Summer term!

Here is your last daily activity which you can do with the family.

30 songs will play that have featured in a film.

Your task is to guess the name of the movie.

Once the words, The film is …… appears on the screen press pause, write your answer and then check to see if you are correct.


On behalf of the year 3 team, we would like to wish you all a safe and lovely Summer.

Below I have attached high frequency words, times table facts and the Topic Competition. 


Take care


Mrs Mitchell



Well done Poppy, the biscuits look delicious!