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Rights Respecting Awards- Week 8

 

Some children may receive their certificate after half term. 

 

Tiger Moth Class

Mayra and Mason B

 

Butterfly Class

Lavin and Elsie

 

Glow Worm Class

Savar and Lexi-Mai

 

Dragonfly Class

Ryuzgiar and Maitreyi

 

Head of Phase Award

All of Tiger Moth Class!

Our 'Growing Up' Show

We are hoping to record/film each class show after half term. Thank you for providing such amazing costumes! This week, we have been learning our lines and rehearsing in our costumes. We are hoping to post our class shows on the website by the end of the first week back. 

Thank you for your support, 

Year 2 Team 

Rights Respecting Awards - Week 7

 

Glow Worm Class​​​​​​

Chloe- or demonstrating resilience by managing her emotions effectively to get ready to learn.

Ahaana- for her fantastic plan this week in topic.

 

Dragonfly Class

Isla - for persevering in maths this week.

Zamin - for his resilience in maths this week. 

 

Butterfly Class

Emily - for completing an excellent plan for her writing. 

Joven - for showing enthusiasm in maths when answering questions during class discussions. 

 

Tiger Moth Class

Sophie - for having learnt all of our show songs so quickly. She knows all the words!

Adam - for always being excellently behaved. He is a fantastic role model to others. 

 

Year Group Leader Awards

Akshat - for always making the right choices and he is a great role model to others. 

Judy - for showing excellent behaviour choices and being a role model for others.

Jude - for showing enthusiasm in all areas of the curriculum and for always putting 100% effort into everything she does. 

Rights Respecting Awards - Week 6

 

Tiger Moths Class

Kyria - for her fantastic instruction writing this week. 

Akif - for his fantastic instruction writing this week. 

 

Butterfly Class

Zain - for making excellent behaviour choices and being a role model for the rest of the class. 

Zayna - by showing enthusiasm and for using her reasoning skills during guided reading. 

 

Glow Worm Class

Sanuck - for always respecting other children's right to be heard and for being a great role model.

Hiba - for her fantastic instructions for making a salad. 

 

Dragonfly Class

Gabby D - for persevering with reading at home. 

Francesco - for persevering with reading at home. 

 

Year Group Leader Awards:

Vladi - for planning a great set of instructions this week! 

Supporting your child with reading (Nursery-Year 2)

Rights Respecting Awards

 

Butterfly Class:

Lavin - for fantastic reasoning in maths.

Evie - for working hard in maths and completing the work even when she found it tricky. 

Freddie - for having a fantastic, enthusiastic attitude to reading. 

 

Tiger Moth Class:

Daniel - for his excellent salad making skills and for trying really hard in art this week.

Alexis - for being a fantastic role model for her peers. 

 

Dragonfly Class:

Peniel - for her perseverance with addition in maths this week.

Edward - for his perseverance with addition in maths this week.

 

Glow Worm Class: 

Hanin- for always respecting others and their right to be heard.

Stefanos - for building positive relationships by caring for his friends when they were upset.

Year 2 Autumn Show - 'Growing Up'

This year, we are still planning on performing our Autumn show called 'Growing Up'. Unfortunately, we won't be able to have a live audience, however we will be filming the show so that all parents and carers can see it. Each class will be doing their own version of our show and in a few weeks, we will put our videos of each show on the website. 

Your child will be allocated a part and will be given their costume information by Friday 2nd October. We have already started practising the songs and our lines!

Please let your child's class teacher know if you do not wish your child to be filmed and the video shared on the website. 

 

Thank you for your support, 

Year 2 Team 

Calling all gardeners!

Salad Making

As part of our topic, we have been learning about healthy eating. Next week, all of the Year 2 classes will be making healthy salads. We will be providing all of the ingredients and we will of course ensure all of the children follow our instructions for good hygiene. The children will be given their own plastic utensils to cut and mix the ingredients and they will only be tasting their own individual salad. 

We have on record all of the children's medical needs but please inform your child's class teacher if there are any further dietary/ allergy requirements that we may need to be made aware of. 

Thank you. 

Rights Respecting Awards

 

Tiger Moths

Luca 

Angela

Butterflies

Nathan 

Judy

Glow Worms

Akshat

Dani

Dragonflies

Jaya

Kareena

 

Year Group Leader Awards

Enzo - Glow Worm Class

Gio - Dragonfly Class

Reading at Home

Making reading a natural part of family life is important. Please read with your child regularly and allow them to see you reading. You could also visit the local library and bookshops together.

 

Please make sure that you fill in your child’s green reading record book each time they read a school book. You may also make comments on library/home books.

              Health and Wellbeing             

 

This half term in our Health and Wellbeing lessons the focus is Physical and Mental Wellbeing. During the half term, we will learn that we have mental health in the same way we have physical health. We will understand that we have a normal range of emotions and learn how to communicate these with others. We will think about how other people may show their emotions and how we can respond to them. Then we will think about different ways we can manage our feelings and the trusted adults we can go to for help. Finally, we will learn about how to keep our bodies healthy through having an active, healthy lifestyle.

Dear Parents / Carers,

 

Once again thank you for your continued support as we navigate the constant changes that Covid-19 brings. We are and will continue to do our very best to keep our school community safe and well

 

From Monday 28th September all adults will be asked to wear face coverings when entering the school grounds. If you are exempt from this, please do speak to a member of staff on the gate. 

 

When on school premises please ensure that you are maintaining social distancing measures.  

 

We request that only 1 adult per family enters the school grounds when dropping off and collecting your child/ren. 

 

Thank you. 

Bike Sheds Dorset Road Gate

 

There are a number of scooters in the bike shed at the Dorset Road gate that have been left there since the summer term. Please collect your scooters when you pick up your children on Friday as any remaining scooters will be thrown away on Friday after school, to provide more space.

 

Thank you.

 

Mrs Brooke

Year 2 Awards

 

Well done to the following pupils who received class teacher awards last week:

 

Tiger Moth Class - Grace and Izhaan

Dragonfly Class - KJ and Jayden 

Glow Worm Class - Anaia and Mahir

Butterfly Class - Jude and Dennis

Trust guidance for Covid-19 related pupil absence

Safeguarding Information

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Welcome to Butterfly Class

Welcome to Glow Worm Class

Welcome to Dragonfly Class

Welcome to Tiger Moth Class

Year 2 Parent Forum Presentation

Following the government's new campaign to prevent the spread of coronavirus "Hands, Face, Space" we are encouraging Parents and Carers to wear a face covering at drop off and pick-up. Thank you for your continued support, it is greatly appreciated.

School fund

Although we are unable to go on school trips in the Autumn term, your child will be taking part in a number of enrichment activities in class and therefore the school fund is still needed and greatly appreciated.


The contribution is a one off payment of £20. If this is too much please make a smaller contribution. This includes pupils eligible for Pupil Premium. If every parent contributes something, it will make such a difference to what we can offer.

Please make your contribution using:
ParentPay under the item ‘Voluntary Contribution 2020-21’.
Cheque (payable to Avenue Primary Academy)
Cash in a clearly marked envelope (to be given to a member of staff on the gate or directly to the office – who will give you a receipt.)
Your contribution is entirely voluntary, but you will understand the difference that it makes.

Thank you for your continued support.

Parents, carers and visitors are kindly asked to wear a face covering whenever they enter the school building. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Welcome Back!                     7th September 2020

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We would like to welcome you back to school and hope you have had a lovely summer break. Thank you so much for your continued support during the last few months.

 

We are very excited about our year ahead in Year 2 and look forward to working together with you to ensure the children are safe, happy and can make good progress with their learning. The children will be assessed on their return to school in reading, writing and mathematics and we have planned a recovery curriculum ensuring missed key concepts will be covered over the course of Year 2.

 

Establishing routines

The start of a new school year enables us to set the tone for learning and behaviour in the school. It is an important time for teachers and children to establish classroom routines, to set expectations and get to know each other. On the school website, you will find detailed information about school arrangements as these have been adapted following government guidance for Covid 19.  https://www.avenueprimary.com/covid-19/

 

The government has launched the #backtoschoolsafely campaign to reassure parents and students that schools and colleges are ready for their return in September. This is part of the Government’s wider Stay Alert campaign. Parents are encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their children’s return to school.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is called ‘Growing Up’. We will begin by looking at animals and their young, including the human life cycle. Alongside this, we learn about a living thing’s survival needs (air, food, shelter and sleep) as well as the food groups and how they create a healthy, balanced diet. We will write a non-chronological report about this, with a focus on specific nouns (e.g. carbohydrates, energy and protein) and adjectives (e.g. crunchy carrots, strong teeth) to inform the reader about the topic. We will then use our knowledge of food for a DT project, where we design and make a salad that supports a healthy lifestyle. Once we have made these, we will write instructions to help us remember how to make them. Our grammar focus for this is writing commands by using imperative verbs (e.g. put, do, roll). Next, we learn about the frog and butterfly life cycles. During this, we will read a text called ‘The Tadpole’s Promise’ which will inspire us to write our own stories. Our grammar focus for story writing will be descriptive expanded noun phrases (e.g. the beautiful, colourful butterfly or the beautiful butterfly with spotty wings). Finally, the topic will end with an art day, where we look at the fruit-based work of Tracy Hall, experiment with her style and then create our own art.

 

Mathematics

Throughout the term, we will focus on number. We will begin by counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s and we will think about 2 digit numbers by reading, writing and representing them with different resources (e.g. dienes and counters). We will consider the place value of each digit in a 2 digit number through partitioning the number into tens and ones (e.g. 76 is the same as 7 tens and 6 ones) and in different ways (e.g. 76 = 60 + 16). We will then use the greater than (>), less than (<) and equal to/the same as (=) symbols to compare numbers. After this, we will move on to addition and subtraction, including developing secure mental methods. This will include revision of number bonds to ten or twenty. We will also learn written methods to add and subtract two two-digit numbers, for example (34 + 67), using the column method. Finally, we introduce multiplication and division by doubling and halving. We will learn this all through the mastery approach, using manipulatives (e.g. dienes and bead strings) to experience the learning practically and deepen understanding of concepts.

 

PE

Children will need their clearly named PE kits in school every day. This must include navy shorts and an Avenue logo PE shirt and black plimsoles/trainers. It is advisable to also provide your child with plain navy tracksuit bottoms and a navy jumper for colder weather. Children will be expected to remove their earrings for PE or have these covered with tape.

 

School Uniform

A number of girls are wearing navy dresses and pinafores to school. Please note that this is not part of the school uniform policy. When the time comes to replace these items, please ensure they are replaced with a navy skirt or tailored navy or grey trousers, as stated on the uniform guidelines on the Avenue school website.

 

School fund

This year, your child will be taking part in a number of exciting enrichment activities. In order for us to be able to offer these opportunities, we are asking that all parents contribute to school fund. 

The contribution is a one-off payment of £20. If you are unable to make the full contribution, please make a smaller contribution. This includes pupils eligible for Pupil Premium. If every parent contributes something, it will make such a difference to what we can offer.

Please make your contribution using one of the following:

  • ParentPay under the item ‘Voluntary Contribution 2020-21’
  • Cheque (payable to Avenue Primary Academy)
  • Cash in a clearly marked envelope (to be given to a member of staff on the gate or directly to the office – who will give you a receipt.)

Your contribution is entirely voluntary, but you will understand the difference that it makes.

 

Communication

We communicate with parents in a variety of ways. These include:

  • weekly updates to inform you on what your child has been learning, and what is coming up. You can find information on the school website https://www.avenueprimary.com/year-2/
  • parent forums – the parent forums in the autumn term will be in the form of a presentation which will be uploaded onto the Year 1 page on the school website
  • autumn and spring parents’ consultation meetings where we can discuss your child’s progress. More information to follow regarding the autumn consultation meeting.
  • specific times where you will be invited to visit your child’s classroom to see some of the work they have been completing in school. This may differ in the autumn term and you will receive information about ‘virtual visits’.

 

If you feel you need to contact your child’s class teacher at other points in the year, this can be done by writing a note in the reading record book, emailing the school office (office@avenue.sutton.sch.uk) or telephoning the school office (020 8642 5138) who will pass on your message. Alternatively, messages can be given to members of staff at the gates in the morning and afternoon. If you need further assistance please contact Mrs Stock, the Year Group Leader, or Mrs Brooke, Head of Year 1 and Year 2.

 

Please remember to maintain social distancing during drop off and pick up times, and please leave the premises as quickly as possible. We would like to thank you for your continued support, which has enabled staff and pupils to have a safe and happy start to the term.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

  Mrs Stock                  Mrs Streeter        Miss Webb         Miss Derrick             Mrs Baranowicz         

Tiger Moth                  Tiger Moth           Butterfly             Dragonfly               Glow Worm                Year Group Leader    

Hello Butterfly class!

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Welcome new Glow Worms!

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Hello Dragonfly Class!

Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Hello New Tiger Moths!

Mrs Stock and Mrs Streeter

Welcome to Year 2!

 

We are all really looking forward to seeing the children on Thursday 3rd September.

Morning drop-off: Please drop off your child at the entrance to the Astro Turf area via the Dorset Road gate. The gates will be open at 8:10am – 8:50am. The children will then make their way to their new classrooms; a member of staff will be available to direct pupils if necessary.

If you also have a child in Nursery, Reception or Year 1, please drop your children off via the Dorset Road gate and follow the guidance on your younger child’s pick-up times and locations. Please note, only children with siblings in Nursery to Year 2 should use the Dorset Road gate.

If your child is feeling nervous about returning to school following the lockdown period last term, please look at the social story with them (emailed in July) and reassure them. If you need support, then please email the school office and we will arrange to speak to you.

The reopening guidance and social story can be found on the website under the Key information tab - Covid-19 folder.

The government has confirmed that the school fruit and vegetable scheme, which was paused during the coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak, will resume as normal in the autumn term when pupils return to school. This scheme provides daily fresh produce for pupils in KS1 and helps every child have a healthy, happy start to life.

Uniform

Please remember that children must be in correct school uniform which is labelled (see our school website for full details of the uniform policy).

Could you also ensure that your child’s P.E kit is in school from the start of term and that each item is name labelled. The children will require their P.E. kit during the first week of school and this should include trainers for outdoor use. Smart watches are not permitted in school, due to safeguarding reasons.

We look forward to working with you and your child.

 

Mrs. B. Brooke

Head of Years 1 and 2
Assistant Head Teacher 

Avenue Primary Academy

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