Year 2 - Amethyst

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TERM 3 2019


Super Starter – Hunt for woodland animals!

Marvellous Middle – Expert talk on habitats

Fabulous Finish – Class assembly, Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 2.30pm


Dear Parents/Carers,


We hope you have all had a happy Christmas and New Year and are all ready and refreshed for the new term ahead. We have lots of exciting and new things to share with the children this term and are especially looking forward to our new topic which we think the children will really enjoy.


This term our topic is called ‘Where do leaves go in Winter?’ The topic will be based on weather, the different seasons and all the animals that live in our environment and how they survive. Where possible we will be making many links with other subjects (Please see attached topic web) and introducing the children to the author Beatrice Potter and ‘The tales of Peter Rabbit’. If you have any books or artefacts related to our topic, we would love you to share them with us.



Please name ALL school uniform, including drinks bottles and snack pots. The lost property bin was over flowing at the end of last term with a huge amount of unclaimed items.


Home Learning

It is very important that your child completes their home learning. If they are unable to do so, please pop in and speak to one of the adults in the class or jot a note in your child’s contact book. The timetable for home learning is as follows:






Reading and words to learn

Reading and words to learn

Reading and handwriting (due in on Friday)


Words to learn and Maths activity (due in the following Monday)


Home learning will begin the first full week back Monday 7th January 2019


Reading at home

Our Readopoly is working really well. If you haven’t seen the display, please pop in to the classroom and the children can explain to you how it works. We would like the children to read to an adult at least 5 times a week. Can we remind you that this doesn’t have to just be their school reading book; it could be a book from home, a magazine or a board game that includes following instructions. Please make sure you jot down in your child’s monkey book when you read together. We do keep a log of how many times your child reads at home and this will help your child move along the Readoploy board.


Good to be Green

On Friday afternoons the children will continue to have ‘Good to be Green' time. Children are allowed to bring a toy from home into school on a Friday and it will be placed in the wooden trunk underneath the interactive board. Please can we remind you that toys on other days are not permitted in school.


Healthy snacks

Fruit and vegetables will still be given to children this year as part of the Government scheme. The children will be able to choose a piece of fruit or vegetables to eat for their morning snack. If you still wish to provide your child each morning with a healthy snack, this is fine.



Weather permitting the children will have both outdoor and indoor PE sessions this term. Please provide your child with the correct uniform so that they can participate in PE. Children must not wear any jewellery on PE days. Stud earrings can be worn but must be covered with tape. Long hair also needs to be tied back. All uniform must be clearly labelled as it can go astray and is very hard to find the rightful owner without it being named.


We hope you have all the information that you need for the term ahead, if you have any further queries please pop in and see us.



Yours Sincerely


Mrs Burton and Mrs Olejnik