We will change the home reading books every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please do not worry if
you don’t get the opportunity to read every night, keep the book until your
child has read it to you, then sign the diary to say it has been read. However, reading is not just about reading the words, it is far more than that. Understanding what the children are reading about is essential. Ask your child questions about their book, e.g. what is...., what does that word mean?.... How do you know?.... What do you think will happen next?.... Can you think of a different ending for the story? It is far more important to really engage with a book, remember it is not a race to see who can get into the highest band first! We assess the children's reading on a number of criteria.
Topic for the
Autumn Term 2017
Welcome to back to school and to class
This term our topic will be
'A Life on the Ocean Waves'
Here are some of the things we will be doing:
Exploring the life and adventures of Christopher Columbus
(and even some pirates!)
Design, make, paint and float a boat
Use a computer to help in designing our boats
Use atlases and globes to learn about the seven continents and five oceans.
Look at weather across the seasons; find out why we have day and night; explore hot and cold regions of the world.
In English, we'll be reading and writing about all our work including messages in a bottle, writing stories, and much much more!
Of course there will be loads of maths to learn!
As you can see it will be a very busy half-term!
Year 2 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar booklet
Year 1 Expectations Booklet for Parents
Year 2 Expectations Booklet for Parents
- The days children do P.E. change every half term. This term we will be doing PE on Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school (T-shirt, shorts and pumps/trainers) and that all items are clearly labelled with their name. We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed independently and quickly in school!
The children are allowed to bring in a water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day. It is school policy however, that drinks must be water only. Please make sure your child's name is written clearly on their water bottle.
Would you please make sure that your child does not bring in toys from home as we have found that these are often the cause of upset, especially if they are lost or damaged.
Snack in 1-2T is slightly different from Reception. For 20p a day (£1 weekly), the children can buy fruit at morning playtime. Free fruit is still given to all children each afternoon.
I am sure that you will understand that it is very important that you tell me if someone different is to collect your child at the end of the day - and I do like to confirm their identity before releasing your child!