Friday 6th September 2019
Dear Parents / Carers,
Welcome to Year Two! We hope you had a lovely summer break. We are happy to report that the children have quickly settled into the daily routine and we’ve had a great start to the new school year!
Please see the curriculum overview for this term, outlining the areas covered in each subject, which is in your child’s book bag.
In Year Two, the children will continue to have the opportunity to change their reading books up to twice a week – on Mondays and Thursdays. However, for many children, it may not be necessary to change their books on such a regular basis. Please aim to read with your child each day for a short time and record this, along with any comments, in your child’s reading record. In addition, do give your child plenty of opportunities to read to you in different contexts (eg books from home, the library, newspapers, shopping, recipes, television, road signs etc) . Comprehension is vital so do talk about the character, predict what might happen and discuss what is happening in the story.
Spellings, based on Read Write Inc work, will be given out every Friday and tested the following Friday.
PE lessons will take place every Monday and Thursday afternoon. It is advisable to keep kits in school in case of non-timetabled sessions. We aim to go outside as much as possible so children will need their trainers if preferred to their school shoes. Please ensure all kit and uniform is named, so we can return any mislaid items. Thank you.
This term the children will continue with half termly ‘Show and Tell’. It will take place on a Friday morning and a list will be displayed on our classroom window to let you know when it will be your child’s turn. We also encourage children to bring any home learning that they have completed to share with the class at the end of each day.
When we have warmer weather, please ensure your child has a sun hat and that sun cream is applied before school. Throughout the year, we encourage children to bring in a water bottle which should be taken home each evening. Please note that only water should be in the water bottle and snacks are limited to the fruit provided by school as per the school policy.
We are anticipating that there will be a Florence Nightingale day during October or November at an approximate cost of £13.50. The children will require a ‘Victorian’ costume either home made or shop bought is fine. There will also be an end of year trip during July, hopefully to Chiltern Open Air Museum, at an approximate cost of £25. Further information will follow as they are confirmed
Finally, please let us know if you would like to help in class with either reading, guided reading and/or reading maths cards. We would really appreciate any support that you can offer.
We look forward to a busy and exciting year ahead!
Mia Harvey and Ursula Anderson