Welcome to the new school year 2019/2020 in Rabbits Class...

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to the new school year. I hope you all had an enjoyable summer. I’m looking forward to working with your children this year! Just a few reminders for the year ahead:

PE Kits

PE Kits, including trainers, should be brought into school on a Monday and remain in school for the entire week. Our PE days are on a Monday and Thursday, although these are subject to change. Some sessions will take place outdoors, so please ensure your child has appropriate clothing when the weather gets cooler. If your child has earrings, please remove them for PE days or provide tape for them to be covered.

Reading

Reading books will be changed weekly, each Monday – please tell your child to place them in the blue box when they arrive at school. Children will be given 2 books to read throughout the week, if they finish reading these, encourage them to read books you have at home or take them to the library. Please also encourage your child to read regularly at home (3-4 times weekly) and note in their reading journal that you have heard them read and when the book is finished (it will not be changed if this is not noted). In year 2, as well as focusing on decoding the text, children are expected to be able to answer a range of comprehension questions, using the skills of retrieval, inference and prediction.

At school this year, we are beginning a reading challenge where children can earn different rewards when they have read a certain number of times at home. Please ensure children have their books and journal in school every day as they may be heard throughout the week by staff or volunteers. Additionally, children will have a weekly visit to the school library and will be bringing home a book of their choice to share with you throughout the week.

Homework

Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in the following Thursday to allow time for marking before the next piece is set. Any homework received after a Thursday may not be marked. Children in year 2 are required to learn their 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables, both multiplication and division facts. Any support for this at home would be greatly appreciated.

Spellings

Weekly spellings will be sent home on a Friday and tested the following week. Please could Spelling books be brought into school every day. Spellings will either follow a particular rule, or will be from the age-appropriate curriculum word lists.

Topic

Our topic this term is ‘Let’s Explore London.’ The children are already engaged with our class story ‘Naughty Bus’ and are excited for the term ahead. For more information about the topic and other subjects, please see the topic web on the school website.

Finally, if you have any concerns about any aspect of your child’s learning, please do not hesitate to contact me by speaking to me after school or booking an appointment through the office.

Yours Sincerely,

Miss Jessica Price