Class Two

Dear Parents / Carers, 

I hope you have had a restful summer holiday and are looking forward to the new school year ahead.  As you know, we are in the process of having a new classroom built onto the school and this should be ready for us to move into later in the Autumn Term.  Until then, Year 2 have settled well into their temporary classroom in the Middle School grounds.

Now that children are in Year 2 we are encouraging them to take greater responsibility for themselves and their belongings.  They will independently hand in their reading books, diaries and book bags in the classroom and we ask that parents/carers say their goodbyes in the hall to allow children to begin their morning routine.  PE Kits and water bottles should be brought in to school every Monday and will be sent home on a Friday as P.E. will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays.

We will be changing reading books every Monday and Thursday.  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 maths activity each week to reinforce concepts covered during the week.  

This half term our topic is ‘George Stephenson and the Rocket.’  In History children will be exploring steam locomotives their significance to our local area and in D.T. they will design and make a steam train model.  In English we will be reading traditional tales. Children will each receive a new individual writing target and will work on this as they develop their skills in story writing.  In maths we will spend this half term exploring numbers to 100, focussing on place value, addition and subtraction.

Our teaching assistant will be Mrs. Smith and each Thursday afternoon classes will be covered by Mrs Weatherspoon.

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

After working together briefly in Year I am looking forward to getting to know the children again and seeing just how much progress we can make in Year 2!

Best wishes,

Mrs Aldridge