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Leopards Class Topic Map – Summer Term 2 – CASTLES

Leopards Newsletter – June 2017

Dear parents/ carers,

Welcome back to the final term of the year! I hope that you had an enjoyable half term.

This term,  our class topic will be ‘Castles’. Please do have a look at the topic map above for more detail of what’s in store. We are very much looking forward to our  trip to Warwick Castle on Thursday 22nd June.

This term, I will be continuing to teach the class Monday to Friday, with the exception of Thursday mornings where the class will be taught science and PE by Mrs. Hill. We were sad to say ‘goodbye’ to Mrs. Vaux at the end of the last term and want to wish her well in her new school.

Thank you for your support during the Year 2 statutory assessments which took place last month. I was very proud of the positive manner in which the children dealt with the assessments – they certainly deserved a break over half term!

Over the next half term, PE will continue to take place on Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons. We have had minimal disruption with missing PE kit so far this year, and I am grateful to you for ensuring that your child’s kit is named and kept secure. However, as the weather gets warmer, additional PE lessons may take place so it is vital that kits are left in school throughout the week and taken home at weekends to be washed.

Children should not wear jewellery in school, apart from stud earrings (which we advise should not be worn on PE days) and watches.

This term, phonics homework will continue to be set on Mondays to be returned the following Monday, and Mathletics homework (3 tasks per week) will be set on Fridays to be completed by the following Thursday. Any extra maths support at home is much appreciated, including practising common number facts (including number bonds and basic additions, subtractions and multiplications – 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x) regularly through counting and number games.

In addition, it is essential that you listen to your child read 4-5 times a week, recording comments as appropriate in their reading record. Thank you to those parents who do this regularly. Please note that it is your child’s responsibility to change their book when finished and then hand it to an adult in school to have it recorded in their reading record.

If you have any queries at any time, do not hesitate to contact the office to organise a convenient time to meet.

Kind regards,

Tom Codd.