Dear Parents and Carers,
We like to offer you a warm welcome to Year 2. The team in Year 2 are Mrs Hookham, Miss Rowlands and Miss Hodge.
This term our topic is ‘Superheroes’. Please visit the school website to see the overview of what the children will be learning about.
We ask that the children read every day for ten minutes. The children or parents can comment in their reading records to show that they have completed this. We have a chart in the classroom where your child will receive a smiley face every time they read. If they read at least four times each week, they will get a sticker on Fridays. For children who read every day for the whole term, they receive a certificate at the end of the term.
In school your children will be engaged in the following reading activities:
Daily – the children are read to for ten minutes.
Monday/Thursday – children can change their reading books.
Tuesday / Wednesday – Children read to an adult, levels assessed and changed where necessary.
Daily – Group reading / reading comprehensions.
All homework can be found on Google Classroom.
Literacy activities will be set on a Wednesday and need to be returned by the following Tuesday. Please photograph your child’s work and return on Google Classroom. If the work is not returned by Tuesday then the children will stay in at playtime to complete. The activities will be spelling, comprehension and free writing activities. They should take between 10 – 20 minutes each week.
Maths activities will be set on a Friday to be returned by the following Thursday. They will be a range of what we have been learning about in class and any revision areas that we feel the children need.
The children are given the choice of snack from the Government scheme. Your child is also able to bring in their own fruit snack.
Please send your child with a NAMED water bottle every day. They have their bottles on their table and can drink whenever they need to. They also have access to the tap to refill their bottles.
Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit, including trainers (not plimsolls) in school. Kits will be sent home to be washed on a Friday. Please bring back on Monday morning.
The children will continue to wash their hands with soap on entering school, before snack, after play, before lunch, after lunch and at the end of the day. They are also expected to wash hands after sneezing. Please follow the school procedures which are on the website and in newsletters.
The children will be taking their SATS test in the summer term. We will give more information about this as the year progresses. These are very low key tests and your children will be given the support and encouragement to do them to their best ability.
We will be holding a ZOOM parent meeting in the week beginning the 20th September 2021 to welcome you and your child to Tiger class and answer any questions that you may have.
Mrs Hookham and Miss Rowlands
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