Welcome back to school, I hope you all had a wonderful Summer and welcome to the start of Year 2.
School gates open at 8am and breakfast club will open at this time. If you want your child to take part in Breakfast Club, please drop them off at the Breakfast club entrance before 8:30am. If you wish for any of your children to be signed into Sibling Club, this must be done in the morning.
Our school day officially begins at 8:50am, registers will be taken at 9am and lunches ordered at this point. If your child arrives at school after 9am please take them to the school office to sign them in.
I will be at the Year 2 door each morning to welcome the children, so please use this time to pass on any important messages.
Enabling your child to enjoy and access reading is vital to their education. Please ensure they are read to and listened to several times a week. Not only will this make them feel more confident and comfortable in school, but they will then have the opportunity to talk to you about their understanding and broaden their vocabulary.
They need to bring their school book and planner each day. Fill in their planner when you have read, this should include: the title of the book, which pages they read, any words they found tricky or questions you asked them.
Maths will be taught each morning and some days in the afternoon too. Two areas I would love extra support with would be learning to tell the time using o’clock and half past. Secondly, teaching your child to count in 2s 3s 5s and 10s. Topmarks Maths is an excellent website for Maths games that link to these objectives. During Autumn 1 we will be doing a lot of work with understanding: number, counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.
The first Theme we will be focusing on is called, ‘Dear Teacher’. Please look on the school website to see which subjects and objectives we will be covering.
During the next two half terms I will paying particular attention to Handwriting and fine motor skills as well as spellings.
Spelling patterns are particularly hard to learn when taught just in school, I would appreciate you practising patterns at home with your child; Phonics play is a free website that will be useful for this.
Homework will be sent home every Monday and expected back by Friday. There will be a Homework box in the classroom for you child to put their homework in any day of the week. Homework will include a grid of activities linking to the Theme as well as a spelling sheet. The spelling sheet will include a new spelling pattern each week, which will also be practised during lessons in school.
PE kits should be in school every day, this must include: a plain white t-shirt, dark shorts/trousers and a separate pair of shoes. During the first half term PE will take place on a Wednesday afternoon, with Liam and a Thursday morning.
If you child uses an inhaler please ensure this is handed in to school as they will take it to each PE lesson.
If you have any questions to ask please do not hesitate to call school, write in your child’s planner and ask to speak to me at the end of the school day. Quick messages during the morning are ok, however any meetings would be more productive after lessons.
Miss Sparkes & Miss Parveen