We are delighted to have everyone back in school and we are looking forward to learning together.
In class, we are currently working on our new school rules and ensuring everybody understands the new procedures in school so that we can all keep ourselves and our families safe.
We have taken some time to re-establish friendships and build our confidence back up so that we are ready for learning! We are very proud of how the children have returned to school, settled quickly and have been respecting and observing our new safety measures – well done everyone!
If your child is bringing a packed lunch to school, please send this in a disposable plastic bag so that it can be disposed of and not sent back home with your child. This is to minimise items that are travelling between home and school.
Your children will need to bring a clearly labelled water bottle. These will be sent home regularly to be washed.
Your child will need their coat each day. Book bags or school bags do not need to be brought to school.
Your child will need to return their reading book and reading record but no other homework will be returned to school – see homework section below.
All children should come to school wearing their PE kits on the days when they have their PE lesson. In Year 2, this is each Tuesday and Friday.
On Mondays, spellings will be sent home. Please practice these but do not return them to school. All children will have a short spelling test on a Friday.
On Fridays, an English or Maths task will be set. This may be paper based, in a workbook that will remain at home or an online activity. Please return this completed activity online by uploading it onto class dojo where teachers will be able to view the homework.
We will be sending a reading book and a Reading Record home each Friday. Please read with your child over the weekend and make a comment in the record. Please return the book and the record each Monday.
We are requesting that parents adhere to this pattern and get into a routine of returning books each Monday. This is very important as the books will need to be quarantined before they are issued out to another child. If books are returned late, this delays them from being used again in this cycle.
We will use class dojo to communicate regarding homework and other matters. We may also want to send you a message to let you know how well your child is doing and recognise particular efforts and achievements. Please ensure you are signed up to class dojo. If you need further information, please contact the school office by email or telephone.
During this half term, our topic is ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’.
Our Literacy Tree texts will be ‘The Bear under the Stairs’ by and ‘The Minpins’ by Roald Dahl.
There is further information about the curriculum on the attached curriculum map document.
There will be no school trips or visits this term due to COVID 19 restrictions. However, we will endeavour to bring the curriculum to life in the classroom in other creative ways.