Ian for demonstrating excellent perseverance skills when reading at home. You have worked so hard to read at home every day to become an even more confident reader. Keep it up!
Anaya for demonstrating resilience skills so well when writing about healthy foods in English this week. You worked so hard and produced an excellent piece of writing. Well done!
Akshaya for building positive relationships and being a helpful member of Butterflies class.
Sam for building positive relationships and being a kind friend to everyone in Butterfly class.
Glow Worm Class:
Sara for demonstrating pride in achievement by reading at home every day.
Enesa for demonstrating pride in achievement by reading at home every day.
Tiger Moth Class:
Simon for being a role model in Tiger Moth Class and for persevering when he has found work tricky in class.
Grace for brilliant reading this week and for reading consistently at home.
Learning Journeys - Week 4
This year, we plan to offer a number of exciting enrichment activities to all children, and we need your help to be able to do so.
We are asking that all parents please try to contribute. This is a one-off payment of £25.
If you are unable to afford this, please do try to 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!
Your contribution is entirely voluntary, but you will understand the difference that it makes.
Please login to your Parent Portal, sign your child up to the Voluntary contribution TRIP and make your contribution payment on Arbor.
Please note that day trips and residentials will be paid for separately, not from the school fund, and you will be notified of these as and when they occur.
Thank you for your continued support.
Please ensure that your children are coming to school with a suitable coat every day as they will be going outside for learning and playtime in most weather. Children will not be allowed to take umbrellas outside with them during the school day. Should your child come to school in wellies, please make that they have suitable school shoes to change in to when they arrive.
Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school every day. Their water bottles must only contain water.
This half term, in French, children will start learning classroom instructions, numbers 0-10 and names of colours. They will practise these as well as taking part in a simple conversation where they will be asking and answering questions such as their name, age and feelings.
Please ensure that you listen to your child read regularly and you make a note of this in the Reading Record (the green book). Please write when your child has finished their book so we know when to change it.
Below is the Year 2 Reading Trail. Children will be provided with the reading trail sheet. They can read the books on the trail and colour each one in when they have read it.
Have a go at completing the trail this year.
Learning Journeys - Autumn 1 - Week 3
Tiger Moth Class -
Caragh for being a brilliant class role model to Tiger Moth Class and for working hard this week.
Hadley for demonstrating perseverance in all his learning even when he found it tricky.
Dragonfly Class -
Agatha for settling into Avenue so well. You have tried so hard in everything you have done and been a kind and caring friend to everyone you meet. Well done!
Boycie for demonstrating perseverance in all lessons this week. I have been so impressed with how hard you have tried; you never gave up! What a great start to the year, well done!
Glow Worm Class -
Sydney for demonstrating perseverance in all her learning; she kept going even when she found it tricky.
Chloe for demonstrating resilience in maths; she was able to carry on learning even when she found it tricky.
Butterfly Class -
Jazib for showing for resilience for how they have settled in well this week.
Joe for perseverance for writing a lovely story.
Virtual Classrooms and Parent Forum
To Parents / Carers,
We will be doing classroom visits and parent forum meetings virtually. You will be able to access these on Teams. Virtual Classrooms will be available to watch on the 17th September and the Parent Forum presentation on the 24th September.
Language of the Month
Our Language of the Month for September is Hungarian.
Below are some links and ideas that you could use to help your children learn some new vocabulary and a few facts about Hungary too! Enjoy!
www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/hungary-facts.html (Choose the Hungary from the list on the left.)
Numbers in Hungarian.
Culture and Language
What information and facts can you find out about Hungary?
Could you make a flag to represent Hungary to be added to our Language of the month display?
Please send the completed flag to Mrs Dray in Centipede Class.
I hope you all enjoy the activity suggestions!
As you will know all schools need to be prepared for a situation where they need to lockdown the school – keeping children and staff inside for their own safety.
To ensure we are prepared for this we have worked hard to put in place very clear procedures for a lockdown situation using the advice from the Metropolitan Police and other emergency agencies. We have a lockdown policy and procedures for our school, but these are not available on our website or shared beyond staff in the school for obvious security reasons.
We conduct termly lockdown drills with the children and staff to make sure the procedures work. We will ensure that the children understand that, like in the event of a fire alarm – which means the building is not safe – where everybody stays calm and leaves sensibly, a lockdown simply means that something outside is not safe – therefore we stay inside the building and sit quietly and calmly. In an age-appropriate way we will make sure that they are aware of how to respond in the event of an emergency situation.
Autumn 1 - Week 2 - Learning Journeys
Welcome Letter - Year 2 - Autumn 1
Year 2 Curriculum Overview
Education Wellbeing Practitioners
Currently, indoor shoes are optional. If the weather is bad and you wish your child to come to school in boots or wellies, please ensure that they have their school shoes to change into.
Children will still need to have plimsolls/trainers in their PE kits.
WELCOME TO YEAR 2
We are all really looking forward to seeing the children on Thursday 2nd September. Your children’s teachers have planned wonderful activities to welcome the children into their new classes and will be spending time getting to know your child and helping them feel confident as they begin the new year.
Morning drop-off: Please drop off your child at the Dorset Road gate. The gates will be open 8:10am – 8:30am. 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 or Reception, 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.
Please remember that children must be in the correct school uniform which is name labelled (see our school website for full details of the uniform policy). Although resources will be provided in school, if your child wishes to bring their own pencil cases then they can but please ensure that this, and its contents, is fully labelled.
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.
The children will also require a labelled swimming kit as they will start swimming the week beginning 6th September.
We look forward to working with you and your child.
Mrs B Brooke
Head of Years 1 and 2
Assistant Head Teacher
Please use the link below to access the Year 2 overview. This will give you a basic summary of the content children cover in every subject across the whole year.
Year 2 Overview