Welcome to Year 2
Miss Reynolds and Mrs Milne welcome you and your children to Year 2. We are looking forward to a successful and happy year, full of enjoyable learning.
Topics for the Term
Thank you for all your hard work and support with the homework projects, your cooking photos looked fantastic! The children have been full of ideas and enthusiasm about their work.
We hope they will like our current topic of Continents and Oceans. The children will be finding out about the different Continents and Oceans around the world. They will also learn about different explorers and have fun with books about pirates.
Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school. Our PE days are as follows:
2R and 2M: Wednesday
Outdoor P.E. & Swimming
Monday- swimming - please ensure your child has swimwear and a towel. Swimming hats are available from the school office.
Friday - outdoor games
For Outdoor P.E. the children will need trainers and a tracksuit. Please ensure children with shoulder length hair or longer have their hair tied back. If your child has pierced ears, their earrings will need to be removed before this session. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in a suitable bag and labelled clearly with their full name and class.
It is vital that Year 2 children read with an adult every day. This is the most important part of their homework as it gives them the opportunity to practice the skills they have learnt in school.
The children will be given spelling words to learn on a Friday. They will have a spelling test on the following Friday.
The children will have Maths or topic homework on a Thursday. This needs to be handed in on a Tuesday when appropriate.
It is important that children drink plenty of water throughout the day. In order to do this, children need a named water bottle that they can use during the day. Please make sure this does not leak and has a ‘sports top’ lid. These can be bought in the school office. The children are strongly encouraged to drink water, not squash.
Break Time Snacks
Key Stage One children currently receive a piece of fruit at break times. This will be continuing this year. If you would rather provide your child with their own snack, please refer to the Parent Handbook for guidance as we like to ensure that we are promoting healthy eating within the school.
Arriving at school
We have an ‘open door’ policy and are always ready to discuss any urgent problems with you in the morning when you bring your child to school. However, if you want to have a longer discussion about your child, please make an appointment to talk to us after school – thank you.
Collecting your child
At the end of the school day your child will be taken to the basketball court on the top playground. The children are instructed to remain with school staff until they see the adult responsible for collecting them and a member of staff has approved. Please ensure that we are aware that you have collected your child. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.