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Welcome to Year 2EW class pages 2020-2021

We would all like to welcome you and your child back to school after what I am sure you will agree, seems a very long time.  It is lovely to welcome everyone back and to see all the children’s smiling faces. We know that the past six months have been a very strange and confusing time for all, however between the home-schooling and working from home, we hope that you have managed to find time to make some lovely memories together.

 

We are excited to be teaching and guiding your child through the next stage of their learning adventure. It is an exciting year for your child as they begin their journey in Year 2, which is their final year in Key Stage One. We are pleased to have Mrs McGarry in our Year 2 bubble.  Mrs McGarry has a wealth of experience and skills, which will be used to support children in both Year 2 classes throughout the year.

 

In Year 2, we have high expectations of all the children, and we ask that they come to school with a positive attitude to learning. Our classroom is a caring and positive environment where praise and encouragements are used to help every child thrive.

 

Throughout the year, lots of new and exciting learning will take place. As always, we value the support you give your child at home and wish to continue this positive partnership throughout the year. Now more than ever, a little and often approach to practising phonics and reading will have a powerful and prolonged impact on making long lasting connections and developing and extending your child’s fundamental learning skills.

 

As you can appreciate the start and end of the school day can be very busy, especially during these unusual times. Therefore, if you have any concerns or enquiries, please email your child’s class teacher or make a telephone appointment with the school office. This will allow us to give you more time for any discussions.

 

The Curriculum Overview for learning for the year is shared on this page. It gives a brief outline of the subjects and learning objectives we will teach throughout Year 2.  We will continue to update this page periodically, sharing details of our exciting learning experiences and include any useful links to support your child’s learning from home. 

 

We look forward to a happy and successful year with your child and thank you once again for your continued support. 

 

With kind regards,

 

Mrs Eubank,  Mrs Hathaway,  and Mrs Watts  - Year 2 Teaching Team.

Year 2 Overview of Themes 2020-2021

Home learning 2020

Two sisters have helped to raise money for the MIND charity during the pandemic. 

 

 

The girls have been involved in a charity bake as part of their dad's work in lock-down. 

In total they have raised £250, and they won the bake off! 

Well done girls.  We are proud of you! 

 

 

We are pleased that lots of you have been regularly logging in to the Oxford Owl Reading website and keeping up with your reading practise.  You have been sending us photos of you reading your chosen books and even some video recordings so we can hear how well you are reading.  This has been brilliant to see.

We have some information regarding a new reading challenge that has been recommended to us by the author Nicola Colton.

 

This new reading challenge was launched on 5th June and features the brilliant Jasper and Scruff adventures as well as lots of funny books.

 There are lots of fantastic activities and resources on their website:

 

Please visit the website and sign up to begin your Summer Reading Challenge 2020.

 

We are so excited to share a special message from the author Nicola Colton. 

She was so impressed with the drawings and stories that we sent to her, that she recorded her own message for our Y2s. 

We are so proud of them all.

 

Scan the QR code below with the camera on your phone or tablet to view the message. 

 

THANK YOU NICOLA! 

 

Below are just some of the amazing photographs that you have shared with us. You have impressed us with your home learning and even more so with the weekly challenges. You are making us smile each and every day.  You are simply AMAZING! xx

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