Merry Christmas Everybody!
Well done to all of the children for such a wonderful first term of year 2 even through this challenging time. You have worked so hard and I am so proud of you all! Have a lovely Christmas and a very happy new year, enjoy your well earnt break. Mrs Curtis and I would like to thank you for all of your kind and thoughtful cards and gifts, they are very much appreciated.
See you in 2021,
Miss Avery and Mrs Curtis x
Welcome to Class 2AA. We are a class of 27 children working with Miss Avery and Mrs Curtis is often around to lend a helping hand too. Incase you want to know a little bit more about me, I have put together a little something for you to read.
Dear Year 2 children and parents,
My name is Miss Avery and this is my first year at St Edward’s. I know that I have met quite a few of you at the ‘Meet the teacher’ day in July, however to many of you I am still an unfamiliar face in the playground! Since we haven’t had the opportunity to have a workshop this September, I would like to introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me, particularly for the parents of children in 2AA.
Previously, I have had lots of experience in both year 2 and year 3 at different schools and loved both years, so I am very happy to be in year 2 this year. As well as having a teaching degree, I studied Sport and Exercise Science for 3 years at university so I am very much into being as active as possible and the same applies to my lessons; I love to get the children outside and moving as often as I can!
Coming from a sporty background, over the years I have practised gymnastics, dance, played and coached football and competed internationally in karate. After school in the evenings I still do karate, go on dog walks and help lead my local brownie unit which I have been doing for over 10 years. Aside from this, I played steel pans for 8 years with Mr Phillips starting when I myself was in Primary School so I look forward to hearing the older children play eventually!
If I could describe myself in 3 words it would be enthusiastic, creative and open-minded.
I am really looking forward to this year, so far it has been a pleasure getting to know the children and their individual personalities. If you need anything, I am always here if you need a chat and will help in any way I can.
There are several ways you can reach me at school however the most efficient way would be the year 2 email: email@example.com . This is being checked daily by myself and Miss McTiernan and we aim to respond to any emails as quickly as possible.
Miss Avery :)
As the children are now Year 2 we are encouraging them to try and be a bit more independent and to think about what they can do themselves to prepare for the school day. To help get the children into routine to start with please could you help us by checking that your child always has the correct school uniform, a drinks bottle as currently we cannot have spare cups in the classroom and their reading bag with their reading book in everyday. Your child has been issued with a BGFL login incase any home learning needs to take place, could you please access it and send us a quick email to the year2 email address so that we know the children's details work. If you have any issues with devices or computing equipment could you please let us know and we can arrange alternative provision.
Our current PE day is on a Thursday, and the children can come into school in PE kit for the day. Please remember no earrings should be worn for health and safety reasons and a white round neck t-shirt with the school badge and plain blue or black shorts/ tracksuit bottoms should be worn.
The children have settled in extremely well considering the circumstances and time they have had off. From the first day they have come in with big smiles and full of stories and things to tell me, it really does make me smile! Currently, we are re establishing routines and reminding the children of the rules which will help us to learn and keep everyone safe all at the same time, they are so eager to please and have already earned lots of track it light points!
We have already studied two books 'The day the crayons quit' and 'The day the crayons came home' which the children have loved. I love stories and at times get carried away when reading them, but the children's enthusiasm fueled this even more. I am really looking forward to seeing the journey we go on this year and the wonderful things we can share together.