Welcome to Year 2!
I am Mrs Bennett, the class teacher. Our TA is Mrs Nikaj and we are helped by Mrs Walker and Mrs Lydon.
We have a busy year ahead of us and I am looking forward to every step of it and seeing the fantastic work that the children will create.
Children will bring home a zip wallet every day that includes all their important resources. Please make sure this is sent back into school every day. There is a laminated alphabet sheet, name tag and white board pen for them to practise their cursive handwriting. There is a polly pocket with their reading book and reading journal. Please spend a little time every night listening to your child read and then sign in their journal to say you have heard them. When they have finished their book, please indicate this so they can do a quiz on it and then change their book for a new one. There is also a laminated hundred square in there for children to use to practise counting to 100. Homework books will be sent home in this zip wallet every Friday. Homework books are then due back again by Wednesday. Please support your child in completing their homework each week as any practise they have at writing or using numbers will assist us hugely in class. Any letters or other resources will also be sent home in this wallet. If there is anything you or your child needs to help with their learning, please come and see me and we can do what we can to help.
PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon so please make sure full PE kits are in school every week.
Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
I am really looking forward to the year ahead.
Language Through Colour (21/9/19)
Please see below the 'Language Through Colour' document. This is what I have been using in class to help the children identify the different parts of a sentence. We have been looking at orange 'what' words or 'nouns' (these are objects or things like fire, smoke, house, street), green 'what like' words or 'adjectives' (these describe the noun - red, hot, blazing, wooden, angry), yellow 'what doing' words or 'verbs' (these are action words - running, screaming, walking) and yellow and green spotty 'how' words or 'adverbs' (these describe how something is being done - quickly, slowly, quietly, angrily). Please have a look at these and use them at home to support with the learning we are doing in class. The more familiar the children become with these, the more confident they will become with using them in their writing.
Dear Parent / Guardian,
Help with a survey about sport and physical activity for children
Sport England is looking to find out about the sorts of sports and physical activities that children and young people in Years 1 to 11 take part in, both in and out of school.
For the youngest children, in Years 1 and 2, they would like to ask parents about what types of activities their children take part in, including cycling, walking, dance and sport.
The information collected through the survey will help Sport England to invest in opportunities for children and young people to take part in and benefit from sport and physical activity.
Our school has agreed to take part in this research. Your child’s Year 2 class has been selected to take part in the survey.
Your child will be asked to complete a very simple online questionnaire designed especially for children of their age. They will have an individual questionnaire but will be completing it in a time and place where other children from their class will also be taking part. They will do this during the school day at a suitable time decided by their teacher.
We will provide each child with information in advance to explain what the research is about and what the survey will be like. If your child does not wish to take part they can tell their teacher this on the day.
If you do not want your child to take part in this research, please let Mr Annakie or your child’s class teacher know. If you are happy for your child to take part, you do not need to do anything.
In addition, Sport England would also like you to complete an online questionnaire which will take about 20 minutes. This will supplement the answers your child gives with more detailed information and will help to build a broader picture of activities done by children of this age. You can complete the survey at home and many parents find it helpful to complete the survey with their child present. We will send you a web link to the survey in due course. Please complete this survey thinking about your child in Class Year 2.
Ipsos MORI will store your child’s information securely and keep it confidential. The Active Partnership and Sport England will know which schools and year groups have taken part but they will not know which individual children or parents have taken part. You and your child will not be required to provide your names. Your answers will be combined with other people's answers and only anonymous data will be reported. The results will be presented in a statistical report and no individual child, parent or school will be identified in the published report or statistics. Our school will also receive a report summarising our results from the survey if we submit enough responses – survey responses will be combined so that individual pupils or parents cannot be identified in this report.
If you or your child has any concerns about data privacy please refer to the accompanying Privacy Notice. This details who Ipsos MORI are, the personal data collected, how it is used, who it is shared with, and what your legal rights are in relation to this survey. The Privacy Notice has also been shared with teachers.
The research is being conducted in accordance with the Market Research Society Code of Conduct.
If you would like any further information about this project or the questionnaire testing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A note for parents with more than one child in Class Year 2
If you have more than one child in year 2 class you can complete the survey twice, thinking about a different child each time. If you only wish to complete the survey once please complete it for the child whose name is earliest in the alphabet.
Please see survey: