Class 2 Information Letter
Welcome to the new school year!
I hope you have enjoyed the summer holiday and are looking forward to the new school year as much as we are. We have had a lovely few days back and I am very proud of how well the children have settled back into school life. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know them all and them getting to know me, and I am very excited for a great year ahead!
The teaching staff that now work in Class 2 are Miss Chant, Mrs Scott, Mr Hunt, Mrs White and Mrs Buchanan. Your child will also be taught by Mrs Gibson on a Monday afternoon. We have a lovely class of 21 children this year.
This half term our topic is Incredible Inventions. Children will be historians and learn about toys from the past and well-known inventors. They will also be scientists learning about everyday materials and as designers, they will be building bridges to meet design criteria. We will also be authors and educated citizens through reading the book ‘The Colour Monster’ where we will be thinking about different emotions and how to deal with them.
All children were given reading books at the start of the week. Please use the yellow reading record book to make a note of any reading done at home. 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 really does make a difference. We recognise that some children may not always want to read their school reading books at home. If your child reads anything other than a school reading book, e.g. magazines, Top Trump cards etc, please make a note of this in their reading record book.
Tuckshop and fruit
A selection of fruit is available every day, at no charge. We will continue to provide optional tuck for your child, the current choice is breadsticks, toast and rice cakes. There is a charge of 20p per day which can be paid daily, weekly or termly. Due to the time it takes for children to find coins etc, we would prefer tuck fees to be paid in a lump sum but do understand if it’s easier to pay in 20p’s. Please can you let me know if you pay via BAC’s? If your child would like milk, then this can be arranged via the Coolmilk website.
Please remember to order lunches via ‘Lunchshop’ before 9 am. It would be helpful to chat with your child about what they are having. If your child is bringing a packed lunch please be aware that we have a child with a serious nut allergy and therefore we are a nut free school.
From this week, PE will be on Monday and Fridays. Please make sure PE bags stay in school and also contain named tracksuit bottoms and socks. Space is at a premium at the moment, so it would be really helpful if P.E bags had a drawstring, so children have more space for coats on their pegs.
Home project books contain a home learning grid with a variety of activities linked to what the children are learning about in school. We are asking for all children to complete 6 activities from the grid by the 17th of October. We would be very grateful if you could support your child to achieve this. Any evidence of the activities such as photographs or answers on paper can be stuck in the book, as we would love to see what the children have been doing.
I will also be sending home a weekly book of sounds that we have learnt each week and Year 1 or 2 tricky words. Please can you try and go through these with your children daily for consolidation.
Children should bring the following to school every day;
• a named, filled water bottle
• a bookbag containing reading books and reading record.
• a waterproof coat
We are always grateful for volunteers to help in Class 2. If anyone can spare any time to hear readers then please let me know. We would also be grateful if any of you have old toys from the past that you could bring into school or be willing to talk about to support our history topic.
We look forward to working with you and your children in the year ahead. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to talk to any member of the team.