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Hi Tigers (soon to be Penguins...),

Just a quick message to say... I am so excited to be your new teacher in Year 2! Usually we would have some time in school together so we could get to know each other. We can't do that at the moment but I have attached a powerpoint so you can get to know a little about me and I have done a tour of our classroom so you can see it before you start in September. I’ve also got some activities for you to do so check those out below too. We are going to have a really fun year in Penguin Class and I cannot wait to see you all soon!

Getting to know you

I would love to see a collage poster all about you so that I can get to know you more. Who do you have in your family? Do you have any pets? What are your favourite things - food, animal, colour, tv show, film? Are there things you don't like?

Penguin classroom

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Transition activities

Working with a grown up, have a chat about what makes you special. What makes you different to other people? What are your qualities? Write them down on some coloured paper and pop them into a ‘Star Jar’. Make it using a jam jar or a plastic bottle or similar; you could even decorate the outside to make it even more special. Then write down on some different coloured paper what you would like to get better at? Pick 5 things that you would like to achieve during your time in Year 2. 


If you don’t like the sound of that activity another way to show this would be to create a picture board or poster of your qualities and goals. You could draw them, write them or cut pictures from magazines to represent them. 


Although it it isn’t possible to bring them into school right now I’d really like you to keep them safe over the summer and bring them in when you come back to school and then I can display them in the classroom. I’d love for you to send a photo of your work to me via email to