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  • Year 2 phonics screening

    Next half term there will be a phonics screening for the year 2 children as they missed this in year 1. The date for this is still being…

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  • Seals – Passwords

    At collection time if someone new comes to the door to collect your child, we will ask for a password as part of our policy to ensure they…

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  • Year 4 Start of the day

    Dear parents/carers, A huge thank you to you all for getting to grips with the new arrangements for dropping off and picking up at the end of the…

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  • Celtic Day – Change of date

    Due to the photographer being in on Tuesday 13th, we have decided to move our Celtic day to Friday 16th October. As we will be spending some time…

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  • School Photos – Tuesday 13th October

    Hello Year 2! As you may know, we will be having school photographs this Tuesday 13th October. As this is our PE day, we will be asking the…

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Year 2 phonics screening

Oct
20

Next half term there will be a phonics screening for the year 2 children as they missed this in year 1. The date for this is still being confirmed, so please lookout for a text or blog from us next half term telling you when it will be.

About the test:

During this test, children are expected to read real and fake words using their phonics knowledge. Please see the following video, which explains what the test includes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKzSvB6wmGs

What you can do:

At the moment children are practising this in school, but any extra help at home would really benefit the children and will help to prepare them. On the google classroom we have posted lots of phonics resources to help the children practise. Below is a video of an example booklet, which you may want to use with the children.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8wsIajrsZE 

For anymore resources or any extra help with phonics, please come to see the class teacher.

Year 2 team.

Seals – Passwords

Oct
20

At collection time if someone new comes to the door to collect your child, we will ask for a password as part of our policy to ensure they are going home with the right people. We have sent each child home with a slip to check that our passwords for your child are up to date. Please complete the slip in your child’s book bag, even if you think we have the password, as we would like to update our records.

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Dunn & Mrs Pryde.

School Photos – Tuesday 13th October

Oct
9

Hello Year 2!
As you may know, we will be having school photographs this Tuesday 13th October. As this is our PE day, we will be asking the children to come to school in their usual jogging bottoms and trainers but to wear their school polo top and school jumper instead of their PE jumpers and t-shirts. The photos will be taken from the waist up so they will still look smart but be able to take part in their PE lessons later in the day.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
The Year 2 teachers

Hello yellow day information

Oct
7

On Friday (9th) we will be celebrating Hello Yellow day, which is a day focused on children’s mental health and well being.

As part of the day, there will be sports activities, so the children will need to come into school dressed in their PE kits with a waterproof jacket or coat. There will also be a forest school activity and the children will go out even in rain, so if your child has not yet bought their wellies, could you please bring them in by this Friday (9th). If your child does not own wellies, a spare pair of trainers for forest school is fine for this week.

Children are also invited to wear a yellow item of clothing with their sports kit on this day, e.g. a yellow t-shirt, yellow socks, a yellow hair band, etc.

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Dunn, Mrs Harwood and Mrs Hansford

Year 2 Great Fire of London Day

Sep
30

 

Year 2 had a fantastic day last Wednesday for our very own ‘His

tory off the Page’. The children looked brilliant dressed up in their outfits and were so excited to find out about the Great Fire.
First, we went on a journey to the past to find out when and where

 the fire started, why it spread so quickly and how people tried to put out the fire. We were also introduced to Samuel Pepys and his diary, which told us lots about the events around the fire.
Afterwards, we enjoyed a range of activities in groups such as designing our own Tudor houses and working in an Apothecary! Take a look at some photos below!