Welcome to Year 2

We have had a such lovely start to Year 2 over the last week and I really hope the children are enjoying it as much as I am. It has been so lovely getting to know each of them.

The children have been brilliant at settling into new routines and organisation. We have spent lots of time getting to know each other and completing lots of different activities. It has been lovely to see how creative and hard working all the children are. We also enjoyed a lovely booknic on Thursday where we shared some of our favourite with each other. It was wonderful to see how enthusiastic the children were about their favourite books.

Your child will receive an invitation to join our Year 2 Google classroom over the weekend and I would encourage you to join this as soon as possible as I will set the homework on here weekly on a Friday and have daily lessons set incase of anyone needing to self-isolate. If you have forgotten your child’s login details I do have them all stored so am happy to send a reminder to you.

You will shortly receive our Autumn term letter detailing all of the exciting things that we are going to be learning and I am looking forward to sharing some of our learning with you from next week.

A few quick things – our PE day is Friday, so as previously advised children should come to school in PE kit suitable for the weather on Friday and NOT school uniform. The children can wear leggings/joggers through the day with shorts underneath. They may also need a light waterproof jacket as we will still do PE outside in light rain. Please check the forecast for the day. Please also remember that football kits are no longer permitted to be worn on PE days.

We have some children across school with allergies to nuts and sesame seeds. Please be aware of this when packing lunches and healthy snacks.

All children have now been given their new reading books. I am aware children have been given reading books that they have previously read. This is intentional as we would like children to work on improving their fluency when reading and one of the best ways to do this is to read a book that is already familiar to them. I have not given out new reading records as I believe most children still have them at home. If your child has their reading record could I please ask that you send it in to school on Tuesday. If you no longer have your child’s reading record please let me know as I do have some new ones and I will give your child a new one.  A little reminder about reading records, the reading record booklets are a record of what is read at home rather than at school, although adults in school may comment in them from time to time we do keep a separate record of your child’s reading at school. Children’s books will be changed either on a Tuesday or Friday. Your child’s day will be noted in their reading record from next week.

Homework will be set weekly and will consist of a spelling activity, a page/pages from the CGP grammar booklet and daily reading. Occasionally, additional homework linked to our history, geography or science focus or additional phonics / reading may be set. This will be set on Google Classroom.

Mrs Clack has also asked me to pass on this short message about the email system.

“Over the summer our parent email system, InTouch, has been changed slightly and it seems a number of parents are now receiving them in their spam folders instead.
Please can parents can check their spam folders and “unspam” them, you should then start to receive emails again.”

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Savage.

Christmas and End of Term

Good morning,

First of all I would like to apologise that I am not in school for these final few days of the Autumn Term. I would have loved to be in school to share these last few days together, doing lovely activities together and getting ready for Christmas but unfortunately it has not been possible.

Items to go home/collect from school – I know some children are also not in school for these final few days and parents have contacted about items they’d like to collect that the children have made.

  • Reading books – Miss Mohammad has very kindly organised all of the children reading books and these are ready to collect.
  • Calendars – The calendars are also all finished and ready to collect.
  • Christmas gift – Each child has a gift from myself and Miss Mohammad, again these are now in school and ready to collect.
  • Puppets – The children have now finished making their puppets in DT. Unfortunately, these will not be able to come home until after Christmas as we need to photograph each child with their puppet to record in their DT book. This would have been done yesterday had I been in and then the puppets would have been able to go home before Christmas. I apologise for any upset this may cause.

The children in school will be sent home with all of the items including their Christmas card and Christmas decoration from today at the end of the day. For those children not in school could you please email to let us know if you will be collecting and we will ensure that the items are together and ready for you.

Finally on behalf of myself and Miss Mohammad, I would like to thank you all for your very generous and thoughtful gifts. We really do appreciate each and every one of them.

The Year 2 children in our class are such fantastic children and a credit to all of you and we love teaching them.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year, and look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year.

God Bless

Mrs Savage and Miss Mohammad

Christmas Party!!

On Tuesday afternoon, we will be having a Christmas party, all children can come in non-uniform that day. Please can your child just bring in their own treat, e.g. a packet of crisps, a bun and a chocolate or cake bar. The children will have a normal dinner that day, this is just an additional treat to have in the afternoon.

Kind regards

Mrs Savage

Additional PE Lesson

On Monday children will be having an additional PE lesson in place of the one they will miss next week, due to us breaking up for the Christmas holidays. Please could all children come to school wearing their PE kit.

Kind regards

Mrs Savage

Christmas Lunch

Tomorrow is Christmas dinner day in school and the children may, if they wish, wear a Christmas jumper over the top of their school uniform.

Please note, there will be no jacket potatoes or sandwiches available.

Kind regards

Mrs Savage

Homework

Spelling – Your child should have brought home their spelling journal (or a sheet) with the words for this week. If not our spellings can be found on google classroom. Spelling journals should be returned to school by Thursday ready for our next set of spellings.

Reading – Please remember to keep listening to your children read as often as you can and encouraging them to read the real and alien words sheets. Please remind children when reading these sheets to spot the special friends, Fred talk and then read the word. All three steps are so important so please really encourage the children to do all three.

Maths – Please spend some time on Numbots. Please contact me if you need your child’s Numbots login details.

CGP – booklets

pg 34-35 – suffixes – ing, ed, er, est

Homework

Spelling – Your child should have brought home their spelling journal (or a sheet) with the words for this week. If not our spellings can be found on google classroom. Spelling journals should be returned to school by Thursday ready for our next set of spellings.

Reading – Please remember to keep listening to your children read as often as you can and encouraging them to read the real and alien words sheets. Please remind children when reading these sheets to spot the special friends, Fred talk and then read the word. All three steps are so important so please really encourage the children to do all three.

Maths – Please spend some time on Numbots. Please contact me if you need your child’s Numbots login details.

CGP – booklets

pg 32/33 – Suffixes – ing, ed

Homework

Spelling – Your child should have brought home their spelling journal (or a sheet) with the words for this week. If not our spellings can be found on google classroom. Spelling journals should be returned to school by Thursday ready for our next set of spellings.

Reading – Please remember to keep listening to your children read as often as you can and encouraging them to read the real and alien words sheets. Please remind children when reading these sheets to spot the special friends, Fred talk and then read the word. All three steps are so important so please really encourage the children to do all three.

Maths – Please spend some time on Numbots. Please contact me if you need your child’s Numbots login details.

CGP – booklets

pg 7 – Adverbs

Learning with Parents

Apologies for the confusion regarding Maths with Parents and stating it was live. It was a slight oversight on my part and I would like to apologise for any confusion caused by this.

However, it is now live and from this week children will need to complete the homework tasks set on there as their maths homework each week.

The website as you may notice has changed its name to Learning with Parents and looks a little different so please don’t worry you will be on the correct site.

Thank you and apologies again

Mrs Savage

Homework

Spelling – Your child should have brought home their spelling journal (or a sheet) with the words for this week. If not our spellings can be found on google classroom. Spelling journals should be returned to school by Thursday ready for our next set of spellings.

Reading – Please remember to keep listening to your children read as often as you can and encouraging them to read the real and alien words sheets. Please remind children when reading these sheets to spot the special friends, Fred talk and then read the word. All three steps are so important so please really encourage the children to do all three.

Maths – Please spend some time on Numbots. Please contact me if you need your child’s Numbots login details.

CGP – booklets

pg 9 – Verb tense

Children In Need

Children can come to school in their own clothes tomorrow for a small donation to Children In Need. The donations can be made via ParentPay so there is no need to send money into school.

Please note that as it is still Year 2’s PE day that they will need to wear clothes that are suitable for PE including their shoes.

Thank you

Mrs Savage