Year 2 Blog

Welcome to the blog for our Year 2 classes. The year group blogs are a great communication tool. Teachers will be posting news, photographs, details of homework, examples of work, and anything they wish to share with their pupils and parents. Please speak to your class teacher if you have any question, feedback or concerns.

Mrs Fernandes

Silver Class Teacher

Mrs Hostein

Silver Class Teacher

Mrs Haynes

Gold Class Teacher

Mrs Carter

Gold Class Teacher

The oldest children in our school are in year 2 and continue to develop their skills in all areas of the curriculum from their achievements in year 1. The learning is still taken from the National Curriculum Key Stage One Programmes of Study although staff are skilled in recognising where extra challenge is needed for high attaining pupils. Many of our children regularly achieve results beyond that expected of 7 year olds, particularly in reading, writing, maths and science. Children in year 2 enjoy greater responsibility for the wider school environment and help to organise the library, dining room, hall and music for the daily Meeting. Our Eco-Schools Ambassadors are also chosen from year 2 and support us all in striving to become a more sustainable school.

Last few bags of reindeer food

A huge thank you for supporting Reception in the selling of reindeer food.  We have the last 10 bags available.  Please pop and see me if you would like one.  It’s £0.50 per bag.

Thank you

 

Reindeer Food – 3pm Wednesday 18th.

On Wednesday 18th December from 3pm, Reception will be selling reindeer food.  It will be in little pouches, selling for 50p.  We will be under the main shelter on the playground.

All Reception children will be bringing theirs home on Thursday, so this is mainly aimed at younger siblings and Year 1 and 2 children.

Many thanks for your support.

The EYFS Team

Donating rucksacks and lunchboxes

Hi

As part of our push on writing outside, if you have old rucksacks (adults or children’s) or lunch bags that you no longer need, would you please consider donating them to Reception.  The plan is to fill them with paper and pens, so that the children can write at any opportunity.

Likewise, if you have any pens/envelopes/felt tips/highlighters etc,  we would happily have them to replenish our stocks.

Many Thanks

Mrs Barwin

Old Technology please

Hi

If you have any old technology that you would like to donate to Red and Blue Class, could you please pop it in.  We want to take apart things like calculators, phones, cameras, keyboards etc.

Many Thanks

Mrs Barwin

A huge thank you

I wanted to write to say a huge thank you for the sponsorship money raised for the Athlete coming on Monday.  We have raised a brilliant £820.00.

We are now really looking forward to Kimberley’s visit and all the fun we have in store for Monday afternoon.

Many thanks for being so supportive.

Regards

Mrs Barwin

Anti Bullying Week

This week we are thinking about Anti Bullying Week, thinking about how we can make a change for the good of others.  Today we have worn odd socks to celebrate that we are all different and different is good.  We then had an Assembly to talk about “Change starts with us.”  Thinking how we can make a difference to somebody else’s day. We played the videos from the Anti Bullying Alliance, which you can watch at home, they are useful for children and adults.  We recapped what bullying is, how it is different to unkind or mean behaviour.

Yesterday we had a talk regarding Behaviour and Bullying from Karin Hutchinson for parents.  We hope you found it useful.  She shared her wealth of experience in this area, focussing on;

  • Explaining what bullying is
  • Teaching us the kindness virus for our children
  • Explaining that all behaviour is communication
  • Teaching us how to help our children to resolve their differences themselves (with our initial support)
  • How to help build our children’s resilience and self esteem
  • Protective behaviours for our children
  • Cyberbullying

Please do refer to our Behaviour Policy and Anti Bullying Policy on our website and do ask for help from any of the staff.

Many Thanks

Mrs Barwin

Sport for Champions Sponsorship

Hi

Today your child has come home with a Sponsorship form for an athlete who is visiting school on November 25th.

If you could help your child to receive sponsorship for doing circuits with Kimberley Renicks, a Judo Champion.   She won the Commonwealth gold in the Women’s 48 kg Judo event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

All children will train with Kimberley and see a demonstration, however, those children who raise the most, will have a photograph with her and there are gifts from her team too.

Mrs Hostein and I launched this exciting opportunity in Assembly today and explained that every £1 will help the athlete to train and buy the necessary kit.  Any profit then goes to our school for PE equipment!

All sponsorship forms must be completed and money handed in by the 18th November.

Thank you for supporting us with this exciting opportunity to show our children opportunities open to them, if they follow their passion.

Happy half term to you all.

 

 

Visit to the Foodbank

Today was a very exciting day for 6 children. We went to the Foodbank Warehouse in Harpenden to see what happens to all of our food donations from our Harvest Festival. We were so excited to go on the minibus with 6 children from the Junior School. We met a foodbank volunteer who explained to us what happens when we donate food. We then sorted food into crates by best before dates. Finally, we sorted all of the carrier bags, ready for the picked food to be packed into.   We had a great morning and feel really good that we made a difference by helping others.

 

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