Welcome to Year 2! We are a very positive and happy class who know the importance of being kind and respectful to each other. We promote the environment of hard work and play in order to achieve our very best.

Our class teacher is Mrs Kavanagh.

Our Learning Partners are Miss Newsham and Mrs Thomas.

Our School day starts at 8:45am and I expect all my pupils to be in and ready to learn for this time. We finish at 3:10pm.

Our PE day is Tuesday and children are to come into school dressed in their outdoor PE kit. Children can wear their trainers, plain black joggers or leggings and black Summerhill sweatshirt/hoodie with their Summerhill P.E. t-shirt underneath. C can wear their green P.E. shorts when it is hot. Black pumps are to be left in school at all times.

Our spellings are given out on a Friday and children are tested on the following Friday.

Homework is given out on a Friday and due the following Wednesday.

It is important that homework is completed weekly as this supports the children's learning within school. Children are also expected to read every day and practice their spellings at home at least 3 times a week.

Children are encouraged to bring in a healthy snack for morning break time. Ideally this should be fruit or vegetable sticks. As a healthy school we discourage children bringing crisps / chocolate biscuits on a daily basis. We do not permit sweets or chocolate bars for snack. Please do also be aware of the sugar content in cereal bars.

Year 2 have access to free fruit / vegetables each day for snack. The children usually access during the afternoon but could have it for their snack in the morning. This is provided through the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS) which is a government programme that entitles every child in England, aged 4-6 in fully state-funded schools to a piece of fruit or vegetable each school day.

Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle with water only. Poor hydration affects mental performance and learning ability by reducing the brain’s ability to transmit and receive information. Studies show that once thirst is felt, mental performance including memory, attention and concentration decreases by as much as 10%

To help us support your child, we ask that you keep the team informed about any worries or concerns that you or your child have. By letting us know of any difficulties, we can ensure that your child comes to school happy and ready to learn.

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Copy of Year 2 Curriculum Map 2021 website.docx