Welcome to the beginning of the new school year. I hope that you all had a fun and refreshing summer and are ready and raring to go this term. I am very excited to be embarking on my first year at Marcham School and teaching Year 2.
This term our topic is ‘Dinosaurs’. This topic gives us a chance to explore the story ‘Dear Dinosaur’ and write our own letters, postcards, emails and cards. We will learn about the history of dinosaurs and how we know they existed. As part of our topic we will be visiting the Oxford University Museum of Natural History on Friday 5th October 2018. A separate letter has been sent, so please read this for more information.
This term PE will be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure your child has the correct, named kit in school, including trainers for outside. Children should not wear jewellery to school; although a single pair of stud earrings and watches are permitted (these should be removed on PE days).
Homework will be handed out on Fridays to be returned the following Thursday. These activities will link to what the children have been learning throughout the week and will enable them to practise and strengthen these skills. We also encourage reading with your child to take place as often as possible (4-5 times per week) to further develop their phonic knowledge and understanding of different texts.
In the mornings please ensure that your child is encouraged to come into the classroom independently. There will be someone on the door if you have any problems or queries. Children should bring their book bags and water bottles into the classroom with them each morning and place them in the boxes provided for use throughout the day. Snack will be provided at break time but if your child wishes to bring their own fruit they may.
There will be a class meeting on Monday 24th of September 2018 for those who wish to attend starting at 3:20 and lasting for around 40 mins. It would be lovely to see you and chat through any questions you might have or simply just have a look around the classroom. If you do have any other matters you wish to discuss at any point please contact the office and we can arrange a time to do so.