Year 2

Friday 25th September 2020

Hello!  You may be looking at our Year 2 page as a prospective parent and if that's the case then a very warm welcome to you.  This page was set up during the summer term (June to July 2020) during lockdown as a link for our pupils who were due to join us in September 2020.  If you scroll down you will see the transition activities and information that was arranged for them.

We hope you find the information you need from our website.  We'd like to signpost you to look at our 'Why EJS' link from our Homepage. Here you will find some parent testimonials and some key information that will tell you more about what makes Elson Junior School a very special place to be.  If you would like to call for a chat, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  Call us on 023 9258 3754 and ask to speak to Penny Shaw our Headteacher or Sarah Taylor or Alison Ryan, our Assistant Headteachers.  We'd be delighted to speak to you and arrange a visit for you and your child.  We very much look forward to hearing from you.


Friday 17th July 2020


Get set for Summer!

As this is the last school week before the summer holidays, we thought we would give you an activity that you can do during your break. As lockdown restrictions are easing and you are allowed out to more places, we would love to hear about your adventures over the summer.

We would like you to write a postcard to your new teacher telling them all about your summer holiday adventures. You can either draw your own postcard design or make one on the computer, let your creativity shine! Your teachers may share some of their summer adventures with you too.

You could post your postcards to our school at this address:

Elson Junior School

Exmouth Road

PO12 4EX

You can also email them to our year 2 email address or keep them until September to bring into school.

We can’t wait to read and hear all about your adventures in September! We will be sharing your postcards when we are together.

Happy post carding and have a wonderful summer!


Best wishes and take care,


From the Year 3 Teachers and Elson Team



Friday 10th July

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Hello again and welcome to the penultimate transition activity!  Thank you so much for sending in your child's learning over the past week - it has been lovely to see how they have been enjoying the outdoors. 

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Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion

Here is the link to the book for you.  We very much look forward to receiving your pictures and plans!  Do contact us via the email if you have any questions.

Best wishes and take care,


Year 3 Teachers and Elson Team



Friday 3rd July 2020


The Great Outdoors

Hello there and we hope you and your families are all well today.  It has been lovely to receive your child's transition learning and the super photographs you have sent to us through the year 2 email.  Thank you so much for engaging with us and sending them in.  We would really like to share some of the work that has come through on our Instagram page @elson_junior_school. We will be contacting those of you who have sent pieces in to us already, asking for your permision to share.  We can do this anonymously or if you are happy to share your child's photograph then that would be great!  Do let us know if it's OK to share when you send anything in - it would really help - thank you!

Over the past few weeks at school we have had lots of outdoor learning going on, so we would love for you to send us a photograph of your child enjoying the great outdoors or a picture of something they have created.  Learning comes in all shapes and sizes and locations so we would love to see what you are enjoying and learning outside.  The Woodland Trust has some fantastic ideas for outdoor learning you may want to take a look at for inspiration!  Also if you look at our Instagram page you will see pictures and videos of our pupils making and flying kites and flying machines they have created!

In addition to this activity, we would like you to chat with your child to see if they (or you) have any questions about joining us in September.  Our current Year 3 children have provided lots of help in providing us with the information they thought we should give you - which has been very helpful!  However, we know there will be things you are not sure about - so now is the time to ask!  Email us on and we will get back to you.  No question is too big or too small or too silly - just ask :)

Take care and stay safe and hopefully the rain will hold so you get out and enjoy the great outdoors!  We'd love to hear from you


Best wishes


Year 3 teachers and Elson team



Friday 26th June 2020

A Day in the Life

Hello and we hope you are having a lovely day today.  We hope you have watched Miss Simpson's video on our Facebook page, it's a lovely story called 'The Lion Inside'  so head on over to our Facebook page if you haven't seen it yet.  There is also an assembly from Mrs Ryan one of our Assistant Headteachers who is posting an assembly video every Monday morning, so you can look out for her new one on Monday too.

So, today we are sharing with you 'A Day in the life'.  It gives you lots of information telling you what to expect in Year 3, from when you arrive in the morning, to what you learn in the afternoons.  It was written by our current Year 3 pupils who wanted to tell you all about the fabulous topics they have been learning about this year. 

At the end of the information, there is a little task challenge for you to do. 

Do let us know how you get on with the activity and if you have any other questions, please do contact us on our email

We'd love to hear from you!

Click on this link for today's activity.

Take care and we shall catch up with you again next Friday.

Best wishes


Year 3 teachers and Elson team


Friday 19th June 2020


All about Elson Juniors

Hello to you all!  This week, we have something special to share with you that was created with lots of help from some of our current Year 3 children.  It is a presentation, with lots of information that we are sure will answer some questions that you may already have about starting at Elson Juniors.  There are also some important people for you to meet, and some pictures of our school so you can see where things are.  We do hope you find it helpful.  There is also a little quiz at the end for you - so make sure you are paying attention!  We hope you enjoy it.  Do let us know how you get on with the quiz and if you have any other questions, please do contact us on our email

Click on this link Y2 presentation 

Take care and we shall catch up with you again next Friday.

Best wishes


Year 3 teachers and Elson team


Friday 12th June 2020

Getting to know you

We hope you and your families are all well today.  So today we are able to introduce ourselves to you all!  Please scroll down to read our 'All About Me' pages which we hope you find interesting and useful to share with your families.  You can pair these up with the photos we posted earlier this week too.  

We have attached the same document that you can download to complete.  It would be great to receive some information about you too!  We would love to receive your pages to see what we have in common and what you enjoy.  You can send it to us on the email address as follows:

We are also very excited to tell you that we now have a school Instagram page!  You can find us as follows:


Do get your families and grown ups to give us a follow.  It's another way of staying in touch and giving our Elson Junior Community regular updates and news as well as sharing pictures from school.  We'd also really like to share some of your pictures on our social media if you are happy for us to do this and it would be lovely to see photos of you completing the work too. If you are happy for us to share your pictures on social media, then please mention it in your email when you send any completed work in to us.  Of course, we won't share anything without your approval.

If you have any further questions or queries, do get in touch, either on the above Year 2 email address or you can call the school directly.

We shall be sharing more news and activities with you next week so make sure you check in here again next Friday.  Meanwhile, get busy with your 'All About Me' page - we'd love to hear from you!

Take care


Miss Duffy, Miss Simpson and Mrs Hamilton


Katherine about me

Mrs Hamilton

Miss Simpson

Click here to download the Getting to know you document for your child 



Welcome to Elson Junior School


We would like to wamly welcome you and your child to Elson Junior School.  Of course, this is not way we would like to be having our first contact with you but we shall do our very best to make sure your child and you are comfortable and confident with the transition from Year 2.

Each week the Year 3 teaching team will be uploading activities for you to do with your child at home if you wish.  Our first activity which will be coming later this week is a 'Getting to know you' activity which will give you and your child information about the teachers in the Year 3 team for September.  Over the coming weeks there will be different pieces of information and activities for you to engage with, if you would like to.  There is lots in the pipeline that we are very excited to share with you!

The Year 3 teachers wanted to say hello to you all so you can see their photographs below.  As soon as we have the class information through from Elson Infants we shall also be letting you know which class your child has been assigned to.  In the meantime, if you have any immediate questions or concerns, do contact the school via the email address or telephone in the Contact section of this website.

Very best wishes, take care and we shall be in touch again soon.



Miss Simpson says hello ...




Mrs Hamilton says hello ...



Miss Duffy says hello ...



stay happy