I would like to start by saying a very warm welcome to all of the children and their parents! This year is already looking to be a very exciting (and busy) one. As a school, it is our aim to ensure that the children will be working hard and challenging themselves to become excellent, enthusiastic and independent learners. Our curriculum is crammed with opportunities for the children to create and explore!
- Every week I will send out a class newsletter with upcoming dates and a brief outline of what we have been up to. It will also detail any homework which I would like the children to complete. This will be sent via your child on a Friday. A copy will also be available on this page.
- Reading will take place every day in different forms, and each child’s reading is heard at least once a week. Books are changed weekly and each child has a label on the front of their diary informing you of this day. If your child needs to change their book midweek, please encourage them to tell me. Year 2 children are encouraged to do this for themselves.
- Phonics and spelling take place every day ensuring reading, writing and spelling skills are being taught, practised and applied.
- Spelling and phonics are taught in small groups daily by Miss Fisher, Mrs Gilbey and Miss Carberry. From this, spellings will be sent home for children to practice and tested regularly in school.
- This year Maths is taught within year groups. Both teachers will rotate groupings throughout the year.
How you can help:
- Children require a named indoor P.E. kit in school. (Shorts, t-shirt and clean trainers or plimsolls) We have two indoor sessions this term on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children are also encouraged to bring a water bottle into school on these days. In the spring term, one of these sessions will be replaced with outdoor P.E. activities.
- Children receive weekly homework which is collected on a Friday where appropriate. This will be reading, spellings and either number facts or topic homework where appropriate.
- Please aim to read with your child as often as possible and ask them questions about the text. I appreciate that we all lead busy lives out of school – reading to a sibling, an adult or even their pet are all valuable forms of reading! Please date and sign in the ‘reading record ‘section of the school diary to enable good communication between home and school. This recording is seen as evidence of reading and is treated as homework.
Year 2 residential visit (one night)
The Year 2 residential visit to Beaumanor Hall educational centre will take place from Monday 3rd February to Tuesday 4th February 2020. All Year 1 children are invited to accompany us for a day visit on the Monday.
There will be an information meeting for parents/carers of Year 2 children on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at 5pm to discuss the details of the residential.
If you have any queries, please feel free to pop in and ask. I am available to see parents or guardians after school. This can be by appointment if you would like to discuss your child in detail or just pop in if it is a general query.