Class Two

Dear Parents and Carers, 

We hope you have had a restful summer holiday. The children in Class Two have settled in well so far and have been working hard in class.

We would like to remind children that PE Kits and water bottles should be brought in to school every Monday and will be sent home on Friday. P.E. in Year 2 will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. We have a new specialist PE teacher called Miss Foster who delivers our Monday lesson.

We will be changing reading books every Wednesday. Please try to read with your child each day as children make significant progress where there is input at home. Remember to ask questions about what they’ve read and ask them to re-tell the story in their own words. Any comments or queries can be written in your child’s diary and we will try to respond to this on the same day.

Each Friday children will take home spellings to learn.  Please practise these with your child during the week as they will have a spelling test on the following Friday. They will also receive a short activity each week to reinforce concepts covered in class during the week.  

This half term our topic is ‘Thomas Bewick.’ Children will be exploring his printing work and produce some art work of their own. We will incorporate a visit to Cherryburn, the birthplace of Thomas Bewick, where children can learn the skills involved in producing print work of this style. In maths we are exploring numbers to 100 and developing our skills in addition and subtraction. In English we will be reading traditional fables and build on our writing skills to produce our very own fable.

Our week is divided between us both (Mrs. Aldridge: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Mrs. Harper: Thursday and Friday) and our teaching assistant is Mrs. Turner who supports learning in class each day.

If you have any queries or concerns at all about the term ahead please do not hesitate to see one of us in school or arrange an appointment if this is more convenient.

We are looking forward to the year ahead and seeing just how much progress we can make!

Best wishes,

Mrs Aldridge and Mrs. Harper