Welcome to Year 2!

Welcome to Year 2 2022/23

All students can learn and succeed, but not on the same day in the same way” – George Evans


Teacher Mrs Kavanagh,

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Hay, Mrs Woods, Miss Cookson

Student teacher - Miss McPhillips

All of the children have begun this year with a very positive attitude to their learning and a willingness to learn new things. I know that sometimes starting a new year can seem very daunting to young children but rest assured that your children’s wellbeing is our primary concern and that we will be doing our very best to help ease any of their worries.

Reading - Children should be reading a little every night and answering questions about the text to check their understanding. The children will change their reading books once a week. Even if they have not finished their book please return the reading record so we can see that your child has been reading at home and enter them into the Reading Champion draw.

Water Bottles - It is important that your child has some water to drink throughout the day. Please ensure your child has their name on their water bottle in school. This should be brought home each night to be washed and returned containing fresh water each day.

Uniform - PLEASE ensure ALL uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name. The correct uniform must be worn at all times.

P.E. – P.E. will take place every Thursday. The children are to come to school in their P.E. kit. They are required to wear their green/black shorts or cycle shorts which can be worn under their outdoor kit. The outdoor kit should be a plain dark tracksuit (preferably black) white Summerhill T-shirt and trainers.

HomeworkThis will be put on Google Classroom. The children will get maths and grammar homework.

Times Tables - t is imperative that the children in Year 2 know their 2,3, 5 and 10 x times tables , I cannot stress how important the tables are in every area of maths and they need to be able to recall this information with accuracy and speed. The children need to practise these so they can recite them quickly in any order and also know the corresponding division facts. Top Marks HIt the Button is a great resource for this.

Medication – Any medication required to be administered during the school day can only be done if:

  • It has been prescribed by a medical professional

  • It is in the packaging with the dispensary label

  • Required forms have been completed via the school office

Over the counter medications cannot and will not be administered.

If your child is asthmatic, we need to have a reliever inhaler at school. We are not permitted to give children over the counter medicines e.g. Calpol. All medication must be delivered directly to the school office for administration.

Attendance and Punctuality - Please ensure your child attends school and please only keep them off if absolutely necessary. The children must be in the classroom ready to learn not later than 8.55am. The doors will be open from 8.45am. Holidays during school time will not be authorised and parents will be referred for a penalty notice should they take their child out of school.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or the school office. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Many thanks,

Mrs Kavanagh and the Year 2 team.