Letter to Year 2
A L E T T E R T O Y E A R 2
How can it nearly be the end of Year 3 already? Where did the last 10 months go? Have you really only got about 6 weeks to go until you are 'officially' a Year 4? Unbelievable!
Well, on Thursday 3rd September, the new Year 2 children are coming to Copthorne for the very FIRST time! Lockdown meant that they could not pop up for a couple of visits or watch the Leaver's Show the way you did in 2019 ... for the first time ever, the Year 2 are coming into Year 3 without meeting their teacher or seeing their classroom. Scary stuff!
It would be GREAT if they could have a few words from the current Year 3 (that’s you!) to tell them the ‘good, the bad, the do this … and definitely don’t do that!’ of your experience in Copthorne this year. Yes, I know this year was 'complicated', but you had the best part of 2 terms with Mr Turner and Miss Manley before the school closed, so you know how things normally work day-to-day.
You task is to write a reassuring, informative and honest letter / information booklet / PowerPoint to tell them about everything they should expect when they arrive in September.
OPEN A FEW OF THE EXAMPLES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS BELOW FOR IDEAS IF YOU GET STUCK
You need to write a really chatty and friendly letter or booklet to explain things like:
- How you felt before you arrived
- What your new class and teachers were like
- How it felt to be in ‘big school’
- What your best bits of the year were…
- …and what the ‘not so great bits’ were too
- Some ‘you must do this’ advice…
- …and some ‘you must NOT do tis’ advice too
Whether it is information about the teachers, break times, lunches, play equipment, the subjects they will learn about, books they will read, assemblies, sports ... anything that you think will help them out on Day 1!
Make sure it is fun, chatty and really USEFUL to a worried Year 2 child.
It can be typed (Word or PowerPoint) or hand-written … creating something that can either be handed or shown to Year 2 on the first day as Year 3 in September.