Dear Year 2 Parents,
Firstly we would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. We sincerely hope that 2021 will bring health and happiness to our whole school community. Things can only get better.
You will all be aware of the exceptionally difficult circumstances we find ourselves in once again but want to reassure you that we will do our utmost to provide a range of home learning activities to support your children’s education. We are conscious of the fact that many of you will still be working from home and possibly caring for family members who become unwell, as well as other siblings who will have work set by their schools. Therefore, it is essential that we are mindful of the difficulties you may be facing during this time. We absolutely do not expect your children to be following the equivalent of a full school day. It may be helpful to devise a timetable that suits your family circumstances e.g. prioritising and supervising maths, reading and literacy tasks at a suitable time. Other activities we will set can be done independently/with an older sibling or when convenient. Creative and physical activities will be crucial for their mental health and well-being and for yours too!
We will send a weekly plan of activities/tasks with website links where applicable and some helpful tips. We will hopefully try to add some Google meet sessions (details to follow) to help us keep in contact with all of our Sharks and Dolphins. In order to minimise risks there is a key worker bubble for each class. There will be regular communication with you all via class email, telephone calls etc but as we will be teaching daily there may be some delay in response.
We would like to stress that what we provide is a guide only and anything you do with your children will be beneficial. There is NO requirement or formal check that the children are completing what we set, they are merely suggestions, which we hope that you will find useful and enjoyable to do.
This is once again a unique situation for all of us and we cannot express enough how much your children mean to us and how much we will miss our daily contact. Please email us any work your children do. We always love to see it.
Please look after yourselves and your lovely children,
With our sincere best wishes,
Mrs Wilson, Mrs Scott-Simons, Miss Smith, Miss Williams and the whole of the Year 2 team.