Tuesday 2nd March
World Book Day
As you know it is world book day on Thursday and this year things are different. Usually, the children would be asked to come to school dressed as a book character and there would be a big assembly and prizes. However, most of the children are still working from home. As you would have seen the school is holding a competition for decorating an object to represent a book or a book character and we will be having a whole school Zoom assembly. As your child is working in school, we recognise that it might be a little more difficult to complete this project at home, therefore the children will get an opportunity to decorate an object in school. Please still feel free to do another object at home but we thought that this would help the families of children that are working in school. A couple of the children have asked if they can come to school dressed as a book character, the answer in Year 2 is yes if the child wants to but PLEASE DO NOT FEEL THAT YOU HAVE TO FIND A COSTUME FOR YOUR CHILD non uniform is absolutely fine and is encouraged, however as infants we recognise that many children have favourite costumes that they would love to wear to school. As always if your54 child is coming to school in a costume or if they are coming in non-uniform please ensure that they are appropriately dressed for the weather (the classroom can also get draughty) and that suitable footwear is worn, no high healed or strappy shoes please. Again, costumes are only if your child really wants to and you have a costume already at home, there is no expectation for your child to dress up. Obviously, children should still only come to school on their allocated days and should not attend school on Thursday for World Book day if they would usually be working from home on that day
Monday 8th February
Well that pesky snow is back again isn't it? How wonderful! Please remember to send your child into school wearing suitable waterproof footwear and a hat, scarf and gloves. We do try and get out of the classroom as much as we can for playtime and lunch, in all weathers, so it might be beneficial for them to have a pair of indoor shoes (trainers or plimsolls) and a second pair of dry socks for them to change into after a snowy play.
We break up for our half term holiday this Friday 12th February and will return to school on Monday 22nd February. We hope you manage to have a little time to breathe and relax after a very challenging half term for everybody.
The new spellings to learn are:
Red Group Everyone else
called pass (sorry kids, you were right!)
These will be tested on the first day back, Monday 22nd February.
Have a lovely half term,
The Year 2 Team
Monday 1st February
Another week and hopefully one week closer to us all being back together.
This week is Children's Mental Health Week and the theme this year is 'Express Yourself'. To help raise awareness, KWS are joining in with the 'Dress to Express' day on Friday 5th February. The children can come into school on this day wearing whatever they want. It could be their favourite outfit, casual, sporty, party clothes or even fancy dress! It's entirely up to them!
Next Weeks' Spellings:
Red Group Everyone else
These will be tested next Monday 8th February.
Thank you for all your support
The Year 2 Team
Monday 25th January
What a busy and snowy week we had last week and this week looks to be very similar! If your child is coming into school this week whilst the snow is still around, can you please ensure that you send them with gloves and a change of footwear (including socks!) This is because we LOVE snowy playtimes and don't want our fun to be spoiled by cold hands and soggy feet.
The children did so much better in their spelling tests this morning, thank you for helping your children with these. Please help them to learn the next set ready for next Monday.
Red Group Everyone else
These will be tested next Monday 1st February.
Thank you all for your support
The Year Two Team
Monday 18th January 2021
We really should have put a Happy New Year post on here, but as you know, things went a little bonkers!
If your child is learning from home, then you get a little note each day with your daily timetable, however we are aware that we've not done the same for the parents of the children still in school each day and for that, we apologise.
The school is back to being a very different place to be at the moment and some of your children are in a different classroom to usual, but can we just say that Mrs V is incredibly proud of each and every one of them. They come in each day with a smile and work so very hard for her and the rest of the Year 2 staff in school.
We have started our spelling tests again each Monday. Your children need to be learning the next sets of words please:
Red Group Everyone else
These will be tested next Monday 25th January.
If you have any school learning related questions or support needed, please feel free to email Mrs V and she will answer as quickly as she can.
Miss Peat is looking after the home learners, so a reminder that if you need any help or advice regarding this, she can be contacted on
We are still having PE on Monday afternoons, so the children can come to school in full PE kit on this day.
Thank you for your support,
The Year 2 Team
Monday 14th December
SORRY, SORRY, SORRY! Party date is Wednesday! Mrs V must have been tired yesterday!
Well, the final week is here and what a term it’s been! We are grateful that we have managed to keep our bubble open this far and that everyone has stayed safe.
This week we have something exciting each day to look forward to. As we are posting this, your children are taking part in our KS1 Talent Show in the community room having a marvellous time.
We also have ‘The Selfish Giant’ Panto to watch, the screening of the KWS Christmas Showtime and our Year 2 Party to attend. Please remember that the children can come to school in party clothes on WEDNESDAY (sorry!!) but will need to be warm enough for outside play and lunchtimes. Friday is also a non-uniform day for them.
We would like to thank you very much for all your support this term and hope you have a safe and restful Christmas and New Year.
See you next year! The Year Two Team
Monday 7th December
Only two weeks left and what a busy two weeks we have planned!
On Tuesday 8th December we will be having fun and completing the whole school House Quiz, which house will win?
On Wednesday 9th December we will be having our Breakfast with Santa. Children should come to school dressed in their normal school uniform.
On Thursday 10th December children will be staying until 4:45pm for film night. Please collect your child from outside the classroom as usual at 4:45pm.
On Friday 11th December children can come to school in their Christmas jumper. As our gift to our classes this Christmas we have bought tickets to the livestreamed Gruffalo performance by Tall Stories. We have previously been to watch this show and it will be a real treat!
Monday 14th December we will be having an informal Talent show. Children will be invited to perform a song or dance, tell a joke or whatever they please, by themselves, (sorry no groups this year) on stage to the rest of their year group. This does not need to be worried about at home and props should not be bought in from home. We are trying to give the children the same experiences as normal years, whilst operating slightly differently this year.
Wednesday 16th December we will be watching The Riding Lights performance of The Very Selfish Giant. Each Year Riding Lights theatre group are invited into school to perform a Christmas play but this year we will be watching the show via video link. In the afternoon we will be having our party. Party clothes today please but please make sure that your children will be warm at lunch time and suitable shoes are being worn.
Friday 18th December The children will also be able to come to school in non-uniform on this last day.
If you have not yet paid for any of the Christmas events, please can you do this as soon as possible.
We will not be doing a spelling test next week, the next spelling test will be on the second Monday after the Christmas holidays.
We still have a few outstanding CASE permission slips, again can these please be returned as soon as possible. If you are unsure and would like to ask us about the content of the CASE sessions, please feel free to contact us by email.
The Year Two Team
Monday 30th November
Wow what a fantastic week we had again last week! The children have been loving our Victorian Topic and enjoyed meeting another visitor from the Victorian age in ‘our Time Machine’ along with making butter the Victorian Way.
This week we will begin to think about the run up to Christmas and you will all be receiving a letter tomorrow to let you know our diary of upcoming events.
If you have not yet returned your permission slip for your child to take part in all of or some of the CASE sessions after Christmas please do so as soon as possible.
Mrs Clay sent out a letter last week about donations for the Food Bank. If you would like to donate non-perishable foods please bring them to school to be placed in the box in each classroom. Thank you for your lovely donations so far.
On Thursday, Year Two will be filmed performing their Christmas dance for the school Christmas Showcase video. Your child may come to school dressed in a Christmas Jumper, Red, Green or anything festive for this.
Thank you for you continued support
The Year Two Team
Monday 23rd November
Can we begin by saying how lovely it has been to talk to so many of you last week for parents evening, we still have a few parents left to phone so make sure you are available to talk at the time we have arranged. A couple of parents were not available during their allocated time, if you have not arranged a time or if you were not available during your time slot, we will be sending you an email to update you on your child’s progress.
Last week you should all have received a letter about our CASE sessions that will be taking place (hopefully) after Christmas. Can you please return the reply slip as soon as possible if you have not already done so.
This week we will be beginning to give out Reading Track certificates in our Year Group assembly. You all received a letter by email last week about Reading Track and how it changes as the children progress through the infants.
The Year 2 Team
Monday 16th November
The weeks are flying by! As there are more children having to self-isolate, we would just like to remind you that there is a two week block of work for the children to complete at home if they are well. This can be found on our website, on the Year 2 page under ‘Home Learning’.
We are looking forward to speaking over the phone with many of you during the next few weeks to discuss how your child has settled into Year 2. If you have not already booked in a slot by returning your slip, please can you do this as soon as you are able.
As the weather is getting cooler now, it would be useful if you could send your child into school with an extra top layer of clothing. This is because we must keep our classrooms as ventilated as we can and therefore have the heating on AND the windows open.
The Year 2 Team
Monday 9th November
Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn Term. All the children enjoyed being back at school, seeing their friends and working hard.
What a busy week we have ahead of us this week. On Thursday, the children will be receiving their annual flu vaccination. As usual you will not need to be with your child as this is administered but please inform the office if you child is experiencing cold or flu type symptoms on the day.
On Friday we will be having a non-uniform day for Children in Need. Donations can be made via the children in need website https:\\donate.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk\ please do not bring cash into school.
Can we please take this opportunity to remind you that although it is incredibly kind of you, we are unable to accept food items into school e.g. Home baking or birthday cake and unfortunately birthday sweets cannot be given out at this time.
Due to the need for increased ventilation in our classrooms the rooms are colder than usual for this time of year. Can you please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in layers to keep them warm. You may wish to dress them in a vest and a t shirt under their school clothes on cooler days not forgetting their jumper or cardigan.
This week you will receive a letter about Parents Evening. This will be carried out via a phone call rather than face to face. Please read the letter for the full details and return the reply slip as soon as possible. The letter is also on the website if you need another copy.
On the Year 2 section on the school website there are two folders for home learning. One folder for individuals to work through if they are self-isolating due to COVID-19 and the other is in case of a Year 2 bubble closure. All work can be accessed through the website which includes a timetable plus links to printable sheets, online activities and writing tasks. A printed version of most of the work can also be made available for collection which can be arranged by ringing the school office. Please do not complete any of the work unless you are asked to, let’s hope that we do not need to access any of this work and our bubble will remain open.
Monday 12th October
The children have had a busy half term adjusting to a different kind of schooling and we know that everyone is incredibly tired, but can we just say that they have tried very hard and you should be proud of the way they have dealt with all the changes.
A reminder that we break up for half term this Friday 16th October for 2 weeks. We have an INSET day on Monday 2nd November so the children will not return to school until Tuesday 3rd November. We hope you have a lovely half term and the children enjoy a well-deserved break from school.
The Year 2 Team
Monday 5th October
Goodness me, we’re not sure where the weeks are going, they seem to be flying by!
We have had a few questions asking why we move the children up on their spellings even though they may not have got them all correct in their test. This is because we often complete work related to their new spellings during lessons to support their learning. You can of course still continue to practise these with your children at home if you want to and when you think they are ready to be tested, drop us a note to let us know. This is not compulsory though as we will work alongside the children to look at any spellings missed over the course of the term. The words that the children have as their spellings will be revisited and tested again several times throughout the year as they are the Year Two common exception words that all children are expected to know how to spell by the end of the year.
Mrs. Withers sent out a reminder to all parents last week reminding parents that children should not be playing on the tyres after school. We ask that all adults and children leave the school site as soon as possible to ensure space for social distancing and to prevent the mixing of bubbles.
As part of our morning work this morning the children were asked to list their favourite games and toys. We were alarmed at the number of children telling us that they are playing computer games and accessing websites and apps that are totally unsuitable for children in Year Two. Can we please stress that allowing children to play on games such as Fortnight or Grand Theft Auto is totally unacceptable and is a potential child protection issue, as is allowing children to access TikTok, Facebook and Instagram.
Thank you for your support with reading at home. There are many children reading over 3 times a week which is fabulous!
If you have any questions please contact us through either email, or write a note in your child’s home/school diary.
Monday 28th September
All the children had yet another great week last week and thoroughly enjoyed our French Day on Thursday.
Many children have scored higher on their spellings this week than last and it is great to hear how the children are trying really hard at home.
Spelling tests are each Monday and your child’s new spellings are highlighted in the back of their books.
Due to the need to quarantine books that have been returned to school we have decided to only change reading books twice a week. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Wednesday. Please write ‘new book please’ in your child’s home school book if they need a new book.
As the weather has now turned and Autumn is upon us, can we please ask you to make sure your child has a warm, preferably waterproof coat each day. Due to the new layouts in our classroom and the increased time the children are needed to be sat at their desks, we will be trying to make sure the children get outdoor play every day, regardless of the weather.
We are noticing that many children are not coming into school in the correct PE uniform. Children should wear black jogging bottoms, white T Shirt and a black jacket / hoodie. PE kit should not contain logo’s, pictures or text. Trainers should be non lace up unless your child can easily fasten their own laces.
Can we please remember that children should not be bringing in rucksacks or bags other than lunch bags or book bags. If you do not have a book bag, books can be sent in a carrier bag.
Monday 21st September
What a busy week it has been! Our P.E. sessions are on Mondays and Thursdays. Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on these days. They will need to have a kit that is suitable for being outside. If children have their ears pierced, can they please come to school without their earrings on PE days or can you please send in plasters to be kept in your child’s tray so that earrings can be covered.
Thank you to all of you who have decided to try our FREE school packed lunches. We have had many happy smiling faces this week.
As MFL day falls on a Saturday this year, Year 2 have decided to hold their FRENCH day on Thursday 24th September. Instead of a PE kit on this day, your child can come into school wearing anything that is red, white or blue if they would like to. We are all looking forward to learning about their history, culture, language and food! As all of the child information sheets have not yet been updated onto the school system can you please let us know if your child has any food allergies that we will need to be aware of before we carry out the food tasting on Thursday.
Please remember to complete the online Flu vaccine permissions form before 30th September. All children will be having their vaccination on Thursday 12th November.
Today we have completed our first spelling test. Please look in your child’s home/school book to see how they got on. A new set of 5 has been highlighted for the children to learn ready for NEXT Monday. Please note that there are different lists of words being taught for different children.
Thank you for returning your personal information sheets so promptly. If you have not yet done so, please can complete this as soon as possible so we can update our records.
Monday 14th September
Another week and the children are really settling back into school life again. Can we please remind you to name all the clothing your child wears into school, as we have had many lovely new items already lost. If an item is named, then it is much more likely to be returned to our classrooms.
We hope you saw the photograph of the lovely school packed lunches Mrs Voisey is making each day. In Year 2 your child is entitled to a free one every day if you would like them to have one.
Next week (week beginning 21st September) we will be holding our class Modern Foreign Languages Day. This year, we will be looking at the country of France and learning about their culture, history and food! Please look out for more information on this later.
You should all have received an email from the office today regarding the annual Flu vaccine programme for children. Please complete the online permission form before 30th September. All children will be having their vaccination on Thursday 12th November.
Today we have highlighted the spellings that we would like your children to learn for their spelling test on Monday. Please help your children learn their five words.
Please look out for the personal information sheets that are coming home this week. We would like you to check all of the information and contact details for your child and send it back to us as soon as possible.
Monday 7th September 2020
We have sent your child home with a paper copy of our weekly newsletter and reminders for this half term. In future we will update you each week on here, so keep a look out on a Monday evening! We have put a copy of our Yearly Plan and our Generic Timetable in our 'Useful Information' section.
We are compiling an information pack, which would usually be given out at our Meet the Teacher Meeting. With this not being able to take place this year, we will put everything you need on here. Please keep a look out in our 'Useful Information' section.