Half Term Fun!

Hi everyone,

We hope you have all had a lovely half term so far. The sun has been amazing everyday and so this weekend we are planning on camping in our garden. We are going to pitch the tent tomorrow morning so Ralph, Clementine and Rex can have some fun in it during the day and then tomorrow night we are going to sleep in it! Ralph really wants a camp fire to cook marshmallows on, I will let you know how we get on!

We have been on lots of walks and bike rides this week. Clementine loves climbing trees at the moment and seems to get up them very quick. In the last picture she is pretending to be an animal… can you guess which one she is? I will give you a clue, they live in Australia, they are fluffy and they love to doze.

Next week is a little different with some of us returning to school. Both Mitchell and Verulam classrooms are ready for you and although they may look a little different, we have lots of lovely activities planned! I saw Mrs Randall and Mrs Greenhalgh on Wednesday and we all said how much we are looking forward to seeing you and hearing your news. If you are unable to return to school, please keep in touch using our FS2 email. We would love to know how you are all getting on and of course seeing your smiling faces whether it is on email or in person.

We have attached a Transport theme plan for next week if you are continuing your learning from home. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

We hope you all enjoy the sunshine this weekend and spending some more precious time with your family.

Take care and keep smiling!

Love Mrs Pengelly, Mrs Greenhalgh and Mrs Randall

Half Term Fun

Dear Verulam Class,

Please find attached a letter from Mrs Greenhalgh and myself. We have also attached some water themed activities for you to try over half term.

We look forward to seeing you all soon and in the meantime enjoy your half term with your family and the sunshine!

From Mrs Pengelly and Mrs Greenhalgh

Hi Verulam Class,

We hope you are all okay. The weeks seem to be going so fast! Next week we are thinking about Mythical Lands. Attached are some ideas and suggestions for you. I have also attached a phonics game. The first sheet is already completed with keywords, but I have attached a second page as a blank for you to add your own words. These may be words that you are practicing with your child at home and specific to your child.

Once again, thank you for all your emails. We both enjoy seeing what the children are doing whilst away from school. If you need the email address again, it is fs2@bernardsheath.herts.sch.uk.

Our News

Mrs Greenhalgh has been participating in all the birthday celebrations that we seem to be having in Verulam class at the moment, as it was her husband’s birthday this week. As a family, they enjoyed a walk together before some birthday singing and cake!

My 17 month old had his first haircut. His daddy did it with the clippers, which I was very scared about, but he did a good job and now Rex’s hair is looking very smart with no long bits at the back! Have any of you had your hair cut by your grown up? Maybe you could email us a picture of your new hairstyle.  

We are both super excited to see your smiley faces again soon.

Look after each other and stay safe.

From Mrs Pengelly and Mrs Greenhalgh


Hi Verulam Class,

We hope you have all had a wonderful week so far. Thank you for all your emails showing us how busy you have been. We have heard of lots of baking taking place, lots of birthdays to celebrate and lots of tally charts being created.

Mrs Greenhalgh has told me she has continued her baking and this week has made some Anzac biscuits.

We have had a busy week here too. Ralph, Clementine and Rex made a smoothie with their dad but he didn’t put the lid on properly and we had a big smoothie mess all over the kitchen. It was very sticky but quite funny!

Next week we are thinking about Hats and linking to a theme of People Who Help Us. If someone in your family wears a hat for their job, can you take a picture and share with us? Our email address is fs2@bernardsheath.herts.sch.uk. As previously mentioned, please write our class name in the subject along with your child’s name.

There are a lot of attachments so please pick and choose which you think are most relevant to your child. Please do not feel everything has to be done, these are ideas for you to follow alongside all the amazing things you are already doing!

Finally, as a country this weekend, we are commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day. As the celebrations will now be a bit different, families have been asked to make some bunting to hang in their windows alongside their colourful rainbows. Here is a link if you wish to take part. We made some this week and it looks great!


Hope you all have a lovely weekend. Stay safe Verulam Class.

From Mrs Pengelly and Mrs Greenhalgh

It is ‘All About Me’ week

Dear parents,

 Next week we are using the theme, All About Me which means we will be exploring the human body, thinking about how to stay healthy and being experts about ourselves. As always, you may do all, some or none of it if your child’s interests are about something else. 

Make sure you are reading with your children everyday for 5-10 minutes at their reading level. Don’t forget to do a quick maths meeting talking about the day of the week, date, weather and you could even play this fun and energetic addition and subtraction game https://frugalfun4boys.com/snowball-math-games/

Please email us if you have any questions.

Thanks for reading and say hello to your children from us!

Mrs Greenhalgh and Mrs Pengelly

A couple of extras!

Hello Verulam Class

Dear Verulam,

We hope you are all well and have still managed to go out even in the rain! We have both been busy baking, building train tracks or Duplo models and painting this week. Mrs Pengelly has made cupcakes and flapjacks and I have made cupcakes and rock buns! Although the rock buns were tasty they were a little burnt on the edges, so I will practise my timings again..oops!

Here is a picture of my daughter Darcy making the icing to go on top of the cupcakes, what ingredients do you think we used? 

 At the beginning of the week I took Darcy and her little brother Owen to the farm near our house. We always enjoy seeing the ponies who are very friendly. We think they are either Shetland ponies or Falabella ponies. What do you think? 

Mrs Pengelly has been visiting her allotment this week with her children. Rex has been busy looking after and watering the plants growing!

Ralph, Clementine and Rex have also been working on building big train tracks together at home. How many train track pieces do you think they have used?  Can you count them?

We have really enjoyed reading emails from some of you, so thank you. We would love to hear from more of you about what you have been up to and learning. We are really missing Verulam Class, so don’t forget to email us and we will email back. 

Art Fun! 

Why not have a go at creating art using a straw and paint! First draw some grass and flower stalks on paper, then mix some water with paint. Drop a bit of the paint on the paper and use a straw to blow and create flowers! This is Darcy’s flower picture, we had lots of fun making it and blowing the paint in different directions!

Keep safe and have fun Verulam Class!

Love Mrs Greenhalgh and Mrs Pengelly xx