Class 2 Information Letter
Welcome to Class 2 and the new school year!
In Class 2 you will find our Year 1 and 2 (aged 5-7) children.
We are very lucky and have 3 teachers; Mrs Robinson, Mrs Buchanan and Mrs Ireland supported by teaching assistants, Mrs Gleadow, Mrs White and Mrs Wilson.
We believe children learn best when having fun and look forward to creating great learning opportunities this year. Teaching and learning include a wealth of practical activities, explorations, investigations, visits and visitors.
The Class 2 motto is ‘Try Everything’ and we often sing this song when the mood takes us.
We aim for the children to change their reading books every Monday and to choose enough books for the week ahead. If your child is a keen and enthusiastic reader then they are welcome to choose more books. Thank you for all the effort that is put into reading with your child at home, it does make a difference. We recognise that some may not always want to read their school reading books at home, if your child reads anything other than a school reading book, eg magazines, Top Trump cards, please make a note of this in their book.
Tuckshop and fruit
A selection of fruit is available every day, at no charge. We will continue to provide tuck for your child, the current choice is breadsticks, toast and rice cakes. There is a charge of 20p per day. This is completely optional. It can be paid daily, weekly or termly.
PE is on Tuesday and Fridays. Please make sure PE bags stay in school and also contain named tracksuit bottoms and spare socks. Space is premium at the moment so it would be great if the bag was a drawstring one so children have more space for coats on the pegs.
Wednesday Challenge books contain activities we have covered in school so that learning can be consolidated whenever possible. The book will come home most Wednesdays and we encourage children to complete it and return it to school on or before Monday. Please read through their work and check it with them.
Talk about any mistakes and how they can be corrected.
Each child will be given a spelling book on Monday. This book should live in their book bag. Children will be given their spellings on a Monday morning and will practise them in school through the week. It would help if parents or carers could find time to quickly go through the spellings with children at home.
The children will be assessed on their spellings each Friday. If they are secure they will be given new spellings the following week, if not they may be given the same spellings.
Please make sure their spelling book comes to school in their book bag each day.
Children should bring the following to school every day;
a named, filled water bottle
a bookbag containing reading books, reading record and Big Spelling book
a waterproof coat
We are always grateful for volunteers to help in Class 2. If anyone can spare 30 mins at drop off time on Fridays to help with the spelling activity or would like to help with any other school activities, for example hearing readers, please let us know.
We look forward to working with your children and yourselves in the year ahead, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to talk to any member of the team.