Class 2 Newsletter – Spring Term 2019
Welcome to Class 2
We hope that the following information will clarify for parents our expectations of the children in Class 2 and will act as a useful reminder of our rules and weekly routines.
Reading – We aim to hear the children read as often as possible and hope that you will support this by hearing your child read at home on a regular basis. It really does make a difference and helps them to make good progress. Please sign and date their reading record each time they read, adding any comments you wish to make. Children need to have their reading books and reading records in school every day.
Homework – Children will be given homework most Fridays which needs to be completed by the following Thursday, unless told otherwise. Homework will consist of an English activity linked to grammar/punctuation or a reading comprehension and a maths activity. They will also be given their spellings list and times tables set to learn for the test the following week. Please encourage your child to complete the work as independently as possible. It would be beneficial for your child to have a pencil, rubber, ruler and colouring pencils available at home to complete their homework.
> Spellings – In class 2 the children are set spellings which may follow a particular pattern, rule or theme and are given out each Friday. Throughout the week we use various methods to practise these so the children will have lots of strategies to use at home. They are tested on these spellings on a Thursday afternoon. I would be grateful if you could encourage your child to practise their spellings at home in preparation for the test which in turn will enhance their writing.
> Times Tables – These are practised on a regular basis in class and we will cover all times tables from 2s – 12s continuously through the year. They have a times tables test on a Friday morning. The week’s set times tables will be in the homework pack and any help practising these verbally using multiplication and division would be warmly welcomed. We use songs in class to help us remember them which I’m sure that children would love to share with you.
P.E- Children must have their P.E kit in school every day. Usually in class 2 we will have P.E on a Tuesday and a Thursday.
> Swimming – If your attends the swimming sessions please ensure that they have their swimming kits and a towel with them for the lesson on Tuesday mornings.
Topic – A topic web is provided as a link on our page. This outlines our provisional plans for the term. The theme for this term is ‘The Americas: Mayan Civilization’. Please let us know if you feel you can offer anything extra for our class, particularly if you have visited Mexico, any souvenirs or relevant photos you may have could really help enrich the children’s learning experience of the topic.
We are fortunate to continue to have Mrs Lambe with us, who has a wealth of teaching experience. She will be teaching the children for one day a week on a Friday, covering their science curriculum in the afternoon.
Thank you for all your support, I look forward to another enjoyable term ahead!
Miss Nichola Lamond
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