Year 2 is made up of three classes
Brazil, Peru and Chili
Hello and welcome to the Year 2 page.
The Year 2 Team:
Chile Class – Miss Parry (Class Teacher – Year Lead), Mrs Clarke (LSA) and Miss Hackman
Peru Class – Mrs Mitchell (Class Teacher), Mrs Jones (Class Teacher), Mrs Marney (LSA)
and Marta (LSA)
Brazil Class – Miss Farrell (Class Teacher) and Miss Bergin (LSA)
The start and the end of the day
The school day starts at 8.35 am and ends at 2:50pm for all Year 2 children. For safety we ask that while queuing you socially distance from others and turn up at the times mentioned above so that we avoid congestion at the gates. Once you have collected your child from the office doors, please aim to move on quickly to avoid congestion outside the office doors. If you are waiting for a child in another year group, please ensure that your child stays close to you and practises safe social distancing.
What to bring to school
Children in Year 2 will need to have a bag to store their reading books. Book bags are best as these fit into trays and take up less space. Book bags also help keep books flat and stop our books from getting damaged. Please provide your child with a clearly labelled water bottle. As per school policy the water bottle must contain water only. They can be purchased from the school office for £1, or you may provide your own. Due to social distancing, we are no longer able to use our cloakrooms and therefore ask that your children bring in a pillow case. Your child’s pillow case will hang from the back of their chair so they are able to store
their belongings. This helps us to keep our surfaces clear for cleaning and the floor space safe.
PE will start to start the week beginning 21 st September. The PE days for Year 2 will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. On these days, your child can come to school in jogging bottoms or shorts under their skirts. Suitable PE footwear, such as plimpsoles or trainers, can also be worn to school on these days. PE kits are not required as the children will not be getting
Healthy snack and lunchboxes
Children in Key Stage 1 are given a piece of fruit each day to eat at breaktime so parents do not need to provide a snack. If you do wish to send your child to school with a snack, please consider a healthy option, such as breadsticks, fruit, chopped vegetables or dried fruit. All children in EYFS and KS1 are also entitled to a Universal Free School Meal. We advise parents to choose this option for their children as it meets the schools food standard and is nutritiously balanced. If your child brings a packed lunch to school, please make sure there are no products that contain nuts (this does include many chocolate spreads) as we have
children with allergies. Please also do not send your child to school with sweets or fizzy drinks in their lunch boxes. Some ideas can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes
Homework and reading expectations
Children will be given reading books in the next few weeks. (We are currently re-assessing the children to get the correct book band). It is important that your child reads as much as possible at home as this will help them in all areas of their learning and will prepare them for the Key Stage 1 SATs test that they will sit in May. Key words will be sent home on cards for children to learn to read. The first sets of words are the robot words cards, then children will move onto the astronaut word cards. We are aware that some children did not finish their Year 1 robot words so children will be given any words they missed from last year. Children
will be tested weekly on their key words and spellings matching their spelling group.
How you can help your child in Year 2
Year 2 is an important year for your children as they will be taking their end of KS1 SATs (Reading and Maths) in June. We would love you to be able to support them in this important time by encouraging them and working with them to achieve any learning sent home. This will include reading their home school book at least 5 times a week, practising spellings or times tables and completing projects. We understand that sometimes it can be hard to find time at home but by working with your children it will really enhance their learning. We appreciate and thank you for your support.
What to do if you have any worries or concerns
At the moment we are unable to meet you face-to-face in the same way as we would do under normal circumstances but we still want to be able to make ourselves available to you.
If you need to contact any of the year 2 team, please email the teachers on: