Welcome to Year 2!
"Education is the most powerful weapon, you can use it to change the world" - Nelson Mandela
My name is Mr. Wolfenden and I will be your class teacher in Year 2.
We will also be supported by Miss. Tolmie and Mrs. Treadwell.
Welcome back, Year 2! All of the adults are very excited to have you back in school after the Summer break. We are looking forward to laughing, having fun and most importantly, learning lots of new and exciting things with you!
Pick up and Drop off in 2021-22
Children should be dropped off at either gate at 8:50am and should be in class no later than 9am.
KS1 children should be collected from the playground along with any siblings from KS2.
KS2 children will leave and be collected from the St. Alban’s gate.
Collection time is 3:15pm.
Reading at home plays an important part in developing the skills of a young reader and we encourage you to help in the progression of your child's reading skills by hearing them read at home, daily if possible but if not, at least three times a week. When you have listened to your child read, please record it in your child's purple home reading book. Please record any comments, if you feel you need to, on how they have read. This can help us when choosing new reading books. Reading books should be brought into school each day in a school book bag or school back pack as other bags are NOT allowed in school.
Homework will be set each Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. It will consist of either one piece of Math or English work focusing on the skills learned that week. We encourage you to become involved with supporting your child in their learning by supporting them during their homework task.
Year 2 will have PE on Tuesday and Friday. From September, we plan to return to children wearing our usual PE kit. We will be adding black or grey jogging bottoms to the PE kit list as we plan to do as much PE, as possible, outside. The joggers won't be compulsory but will be very useful. Mrs. Clegg will be in touch as to whether the children need to come to school in uniform and change or come to school in PE kit.
Outdoor Learning will be every Friday afternoon.
Please can I ask that you label both your child's uniform and PE kit on their return to school in September. This will make it easier for us to find if it is misplaced. We do have a lot of good quality, pre-loved uniform in school, in a full range of sizes. Please speak to Mrs. Hargreaves in the school office if you need anything.
Across school, we use Class Dojo (clicking this will take you to the page) to communicate information from class but also the wider school. Please continue to check Dojo regularly as their may be some important information relevant to you. Throughout the year, we will update our class page with what has been going in class along with any badge/certificate winners. You can contact me through Dojo and I will reply as soon as I can.
Learning our times tables is very important. It underpins our Math such as counting, number bonds and place value. If children can get a firm grasp of their times tables then they have a solid arithmetical foundation for future problem-solving. In school, we use TT Rock Stars. Your child will be sent home with their log in and can access this fun and interactive way to learn their times tables. We will have an in class display showing their rock status so playing it as much as possible is very important.
Internet safety for children is a top priority when children browse the web. It is important to safeguard them from dangers such as obscenity, malwares, scams, phishing, identify theft, cyberbullying etc. Please take a look at the following links for more information.