Welcome back Year 2
I hope that you all had a relaxing half term ready to embrace this busy and exciting half term on the lead up to Christmas.
This term we will continue to reward children with dojo points for following our new school rules - be kind, be respectful and be responsible. Please let me know if you are not connected to dojo and I will print off a joining instructions letter for you.
Children will be given a set of spellings to learn each week based on different spelling patterns. Please help your child to learn their spellings each week. Children will also be given the opportunity to practice their spellings within the classroom throughout the week. Spellings will be tested each Tuesday.
The skill of reading is one of the most important we teach our children. It is a life skill that enables them to extend their concepts, gain information as the basis for other learning and to gain access to the magical world of fantasy. Just as children walk, talk and grow at different times, so their progression through the skills of reading will be at different rates. The key is for your child to feel positive about themselves as a reader right from the start. To become a fluent reader, your child needs to take on many skills and continue to practice these throughout their lives. Some are specific skills which can be taught, others relate to attitudes, and these they will gain from the adults around them. We ask therefore that you read with your child at least 3 times a week. Children will be supplied a reading book, however to keep them engaged feel free to read with them the books that interest them, those that take them to a world of make believe, that encourage them to dream and introduce them to the amazing vocabulary that surrounds them. Children's books will be changed regularly.
PE sessions will take place each Tuesday afternoon for the year. Please ensure your child comes dressed in their PE kits on this day. This should consist of black shorts or trousers and a red t-shirt. Children can wear a dark coloured tracksuit during the winter months.
Snack & Water
Toast is available to children for snack. To access this parents/carers should pay £1 at the beginning of the week via ParentPay for a slice of toast each day. Children are able to bring in their own snack for playtime. This can be a cereal/breakfast bar (please no sugary cereal bars), fruit or veg. We would really like to encourage children to bring in their own water bottles each day. This ensures that they are able to have a drink regularly and not having to use the schools cups. Although we will ensure cups are cleaned regularly and only one child is using each cup it would be more beneficial if each child had access to their own bottle. Please ensure the bottle is clearly labelled with your child's name.
If you have any queries, please feel free to phone the school. Alternatively, please make an appointment with me through the school office if you feel the issue is of an urgent or sensitive nature.