Year 2 - Amethyst

TERM 1 2018


Super Starter – Being detectives – What has happened to the houses?

Marvellous Middle Walk around Cherhill village looking at different types of houses

Fabulous Finish – Harvest Festival at St James’ Church (date TBC)


Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome to Year 2! We hope you all had a lovely Summer break and your children are ready for a fun packed school year at Cherhill.


This term our topic is called ‘I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff...’ Our topic will be based on houses and homes and how they have changed over the years. We will also be making links with other subjects as well. Please see the topic web for more information.



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 Brain busters (due in the following Monday)


We’d like to also take this opportunity to remind you that children need to be completing all Brain Buster questions correctly within the 7 minutes, for 5 consecutive weeks in order to move onto the next colour card. Home learning will begin the first full week back Monday 10th September 2018


Reading at home

Reading at home is going to be a big focus this year in Year 2. 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 will be introducing to the children a reward system so that children are rewarded for reading at home. This will be displayed in the classroom.


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 or look at our class page on the school website.



Yours Sincerely


Mrs Burton and Miss Pearce