A very warm welcome to year 2!
I hope you are all safe and well. I am truly looking forward to the children returning to school in September and to meeting all of our new Y2 families.
It is priority that we ensure our children can return to school feeling safe and re-assured as we begin our journey into the new school year, in such uncertain times.
Transition to year 2 from year 1, given the time they have spent home schooling over the past 6 months, will be managed very carefully, to ensure that all pupils are secure in all areas of the Y1 curriculum - to enable them to access the Y2 curriculum fully as we proceed through the autumn term.
Please find all essential information for Y2 transition and timetabling on this page - You will be kept updated with any changes that may occur throughout the term.
Class teacher - Miss Marshall :)
Teaching assistant - Miss Turner :)
Year 2 will begin school at 8.45am and finish at 3.00pm (if your Y2 child has a KS2 sibling, they will both finish at 3pm.)
Forest school - Monday
(Children must bring Forest school kit in a bag.)
Remember that as we enter the autumn term, the weather tends to offer a variety of rain, sun and sometimes even snow! Rain and snow = MUD! We would not want children to ruin any best clothes, and so please make sure their forest school kit contains clothing that you don't mind potentially getting a little messy. They must have substantial foot ware such as wellies or boots and warm clothing. A waterproof coat is also advised, as we go out into forest school rain or shine! :)
PE – Wednesday and Friday.
(Pupils must come to school in PE kit on a Wednesday)
(Pupils need to bring their PE kit with them in a bag on a Friday.)
PE is a compulsory, important and fun part of your child's development - if your child cannot participate in a PE lesson due to a medical issue they must have a note with them from a parent/guardian that week.
As the weather turns colder, the children may swap their shorts for full length joggers/leggins - however they must be plain and either blue or black in colour.
Enquiry based learning - Wednesday afternoon
Enquiry based learning is a fun and creative approach to teaching and learning in History and geography. It gives the pupils greater ownership of their learning, enabling them to carry out independent research and present their findings/ideas in creative ways.
Your child will be given a homework 'research question' the week before to complete at home as homework that week (they will be given a homework research book to record all their notes and bring with them the Wednesday of the following Week.) Research can be carried out through use of books, internet searches (with adult supervision) and through family history. We ask you to actively support your child in this homework task to ensure they have access to the research required to answer their question.
As part of their ongoing development - it is so important that we promote a love of reading in the children, as it helps to develop their creativity, fluency, confidence and skills in both reading and writing. We fully encourage the children to choose books that they love to read both at home and at school.
It is important to understand that to develop the correct skills in your child, they need to be reading appropriate books according to their developing reading ability. Therefore we will also give your child a school book from our own reading schemes. Children will be expected to read this book at home each night to an adult, and that adult will be required to record the date and sign the child’s reading record.
Children must bring their reading records with them every day. We will reward the children with class Dojos for showing us they are reading every night.
Each Friday your child will be given a list of up to ten spellings to learn. They have a whole week to learn them, in time for the spelling test the following Friday. We ask you to support your child learn their spellings each day, so that they feel confident to recite them and write them down independently.
Any important information will be kept updated on the year 2 class page - as well as pictures and updates of all the wonderful things the children are doing in school.
You will hear your children talk about class 'Dojos' - this is our new reward system (replacing the house point system) We will be encouraging children to earn Dojos each day, by being the best they can be, and always trying their best.
I ask that if you have any concerns or queries, please bring them to my attention.
Never hesitate to talk to me.
Given new current guidelines - it may be that a phone call needs to be arranged as playground contact is currently at a minimum.
Please continue to stay safe and I truly look forward to our journey together over the next year.
God bless you all!