Monday and Thursday
Children need to come to school in their outdoor PE kits. They will stay in them all day.
PE kit - black/blue joggers or leggings
trainers or pumps
or the school joggers and hoody
Welcome to Year 2!
We have two Year 2 bubbles.
2A will be taught by Miss Dodds. Miss Cole will teach them on Wednesday afternoons. She will also be working across both Year 2 bubbles during the week. Mrs Chase will work with them every day.
2B will be taught by Mrs Marshall. Miss Cole will teach them on Thursdays and on Friday morning. Mrs Griffiths will work with them every day.
A few of our Year 2 children will be part of the Smarties Nurture Group bubble. These children will be part of the Smarties bubble all day as children cannot move between bubbles.
Playtimes and Lunchtimes
You will see that the Key Stage 1 playground has been divided into 2 areas. The year 2 children will have their morning playtime each day at the same time, but each bubble will have their own part of the playground to play in. This will be the same at lunch time.
Our year 2 bubbles will eat their lunch in the hall. All year 2 children are eligible for universal free school meals. This means that they can all have a hot lunch if you would like them to. If not, then the children should bring their own packed lunch.
Looking after ourselves and others
Each child will be given their own pencil case with the stationery they need for the day. They will also be given a folder with their own white board, pen and maths equipment. All this will be kept in their own tray. Any other equipment which needs to be shared will be cleaned each day.
On our PE days the children should come to school in their kit. They will wear it all day. As PE needs to be outside as much as possible, they need to wear black jogging bottoms or leggings, white PE t-shirt, warm jumper and trainers or pumps. A school PE kit of joggers and hoody can be purchased from school.
The PE days will be confirmed when we return and will be displayed on the classroom windows.
Children will have to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds:
when they come in to school
before and after playtime
before and after lunchtime
after any coughs or sneezes
after any “messy” activity
before they leave school
What will we be learning in September?
As a school we are all starting the new year by reading “Here We Are - Notes For Living On Planet Earth” by Oliver Jeffers. This is a fantastic book looking at our planet and everything on it. It will be a great way to think about life as it is now with Covid-19 and to help us to think about how we can still get along with each other safely.
Phonics and Spelling
We have daily Phonics and Spelling sessions. A small number of our children will still access Phase 2,3 and 4 of Letters and Sounds. For the majority of our children, we will begin by revisiting Phase 5 of Letters and Sounds from the Year 1 curriculum and then progress to using the No Nonsense Spelling Programme. This looks at spelling patterns, prefixes, suffixes, plurals and so on.
We have subscribed to an online Spelling Programme called 'Spelling Shed'. The children will all have their own login details and will be able to access this from home as well as school. These login details will be passed on to our families in the Autumn Term.
On Mondays the children will bring home a list of spellings to practise at home. These words will contain the phoneme or spelling pattern being taught that week.
During the Autumn Term we will focus on individual reading with whole class and guided reading being introduced later in the term. During these sessions the children will work on different skills. These include: