Welcome to Year 2
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Welcome to Year 2!
As a year level we have spent the first week getting to know your children and doing lots of
enjoyable, confidence and relationship building activities. We understand that the transition
into Year 2 can be especially daunting as the children experience being separated from
previous year friends for the first time and have to move between the different floors. As
such, we have done some cross class activities and have been supporting movement to
specialist lessons. We have been amazed by how well the students have all adapted to their
new classes and shared areas and look forward to getting to know all of the children even
better over the coming weeks.
Here is how the year 2 team is organised this year:
| Ms Seward
Students enjoying their specialist lessons
End of Day
As you will have seen this week, at the end of the day we will still bring the students to meet
you in the college foyer, much like in year 1, however we will dismiss from the opposite side
of the foyer, which is closest to our classrooms. The bus children are lined up within class
and then supervised down to their lines by the class EAs. We ask that any changes to pick up
or children taking the bus be notified to us by 3pm, preferably by e-mail and/or phone call
to both the class teachers and the school office to ensure we have the correct information.
There will be no fluency book borrowing until the September 1st for any year group. We
have all started our in class reading and language sessions and will continue to do so over
the next few weeks with a focus on the students skills for choosing a ‘just right book’ and
building on their existing knowledge of different decoding and comprehensions strategies.
We will provide more information about our language programme at the Parent
Information Evening on Thursday 31 st August and in future blog posts.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to email your child’s class teacher. We look forward to working together with you during the year,
the Year 2 Team.