Category Archives: Year Group Blog

Goodbye Messages!

The Year 2 team are incredibly proud of the children’s team work, perseverance and ability to build relationships throughout the entirety of the year, as well as the resilience they have shown throughout school closure. We are all very sad to not have the usual end of year celebrations together but each teacher has a message for their class to remember the wonderful year they have had and to say goodbye. We all hope you have the most amazing summer and want to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support throughout the year!

Best wishes, the Year 2 team 🙂

End of Year Presents!

To say thank you for such an amazing year, all the Year Two teachers have a gift for you all!! You have worked incredibly hard throughout the year and during the time school was closed, we thought you deserved a special something. Sadly, you are not in school to collect it from your teacher, so we will be giving them to your new Year Three teachers, and they can pass it onto you when you are all back in September! Here is a photo of your special present (it will have your name on!) we hope you like them!

Have the best summer and thank you again for your continued hard work. We will miss you lots. Love from Miss Webb, Miss Derrick, Miss Baird and Mrs Baranowicz 🙂 xx

Summer Home Learning Opportunities

To encourage children to get outdoors and experience new things, we have created the Avenue Activity Passport with the help of the Department for Education. Over the years, technology has changed virtually every aspect of society. One of the differences that have been most noticeable is the change in the way that children play and interact with each other from previous generations. Although technology does provide many positive benefits for learning, it also can have several negative effects on child development and quality of life. Children need to explore, take risks, question, experiment, discover, sing, dance, and imagine. Activities outdoors or new experiences support children developing these skills and their development both physically and mentally. My Avenue Activity Passport includes a range of activities for children from Nursery to Year 6. Most activities will require some adult supervision. Please scroll down to page 4 for the Year 2 activities.

Below are some English and Maths Home Learning opportunities that you might like to complete over the summer to assist with your child’s transition into Year 3.

Below is the reading trail for Year 3 that can be used as book suggestions for your summer reading.

Foundation Subject Home Learning – RE

The Good Samaritan: KS1

Link to United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

UNCRC: Article 14 (freedom of thought, belief and religion) Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up.

It is important that we help others, forgive others and show acts of kindness, especially during these difficult times. We can show kindness by treating each other with love and respect, without expecting anything in return. The term ‘Good Samaritan’ today refers to a person who helps others in a random act of kindness. It originated from the Parable of the Good Samaritan, a story that is very familiar to Christians. Please share ‘The Good Samaritan’ story with your child.

Can you answer and complete the following:

  1. Have you ever needed help?
  2. Can you make a list of the people who help you?
  3. Choose one person who has helped you and write about what they did.
  4. Have you ever helped anyone?
  5. How did it make them feel?
  6. Would you only help your friends or would you help anyone who needed help?
  7. Can you write a thank you message to someone who has helped you?

Have a look at the following video about acts of kindness

  1. What acts of kindness did you see in the video?
  2. Can you complete an act of kindness?

Here are some ideas of random acts of kindness:

  • Say something nice
  • Hold the door open for someone
  • Volunteer to do a chore at home
  • Ask how somebody is feeling today
  • Raise money for charity
  • Volunteer to pick up litter (with your grown up)
  • Donate old clothes, toys and books to others
  • Send a thank you note
  • Give up your seat for someone who needs it.
  • Smile!