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Welcome to Year 2

Closure Document 

Here is the Year 2 outline of work to be completed at home during the closure.  This document was in the closure work packs given to Year 2 on Wednesday the 18th March.  If your child was not in school on this date please contact school to arrange how to collect your child’s pack.

Year 2 Guide

Free School Meals

If you are eligible for means tested free school meals but not currently attending school, the kitchen can provide your child with a packed lunch each day. Staff from school will deliver these to your doorstep. On delivery, please have your children at a window to wave to the member of staff delivering, so we know they are in! Once a member of staff has seen your child, they will leave the lunch bag on the doorstep. Please do not open the door until the staff member has moved at least 2 metres away, so we can stick to social distancing rules.  Lunches will consist of the type of packed lunch school would usually provide on a school trip. Sandwiches will be from a selection of either cheese, tuna, ham or egg, depending on what is available to the kitchen. You cannot select each day but if there is a type you would NOT like us to send, then please say and we will do our best. Lunches will be delivered from 11am onwards.

You will shortly be sent a text message if we have you on our list. If you would like a lunch delivering tomorrow, you MUST either reply to the text or email headteacher@glenaireprimary.co.uk TODAY to allow us to give numbers to the kitchen. Messages received after 8am on Tuesday 24th  will not receive a lunch until Wednesday 25th. Once you tell us you would like lunches delivered, we will continue daily until you tell us otherwise. At this difficult time, please help us to avoid food waste.

PLEASE NOTE: This is different to the universal infant free school meals for Reception to Year 2 and you are only eligible if you have registered with the local authority for means tested free school meals.

If you are not entitled to free school meals but find yourself struggling to feed your family, please contact school as we may be able to help.

Class Teacher – Mrs Naomi Adamson

Trainee Teachers – Mrs Cathy Wardle

Learning Support Assistants – Mrs Dawn Davey & Mr Luke Weatherill

In Year Two, we are friendly, enthusiastic and hardworking . We have high expectations and love to challenge ourselves in everything that we do. In this year we develop greater independence and learn to get along with others when we work together in groups. We also learn to have a go at our learning before asking for help.

Our topics this year are:

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Houses & Homes Great Fire of London Let’s Explore! On Safari Living & Growing The Seaside

Click on our current topic plan for more information:

Spring 2 – On Safari

Timetable

Here is our current timetable:

Year 2 Timetable

PE days – Monday (indoor), Wednesday (outdoor)

Forest School – Friday afternoon

Tests and assessments

Key stage 1

Key stage 1 tests cover:

  • English reading
  • English grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Maths – arithmetic and reasoning

Your child will take the tests in May. We make the tests part of the children’s everyday learning and they do them in small groups with the teacher so that no pressure is put upon them. Most of the children actually enjoy working through the tests.

The tests become part of an evidence base for the class teacher to make a teacher assessment towards the end of June. This is a statutory assessment, which means we have to report levels to the government, and you will receive the results as part of your child’s end of year report.

 Phonics screening check re-sit.

The check will take place in June when the Y1 pupils have their statutory phonics check. Children in Year 2 who were not ready to pass the test in Year 1 will sit the new version of the test. Their result will be reported as part of their end of year report.