Year 2 - Amethyst

Super Starter – Acting out the Queen’s coronation to Sapphire class

Marvellous Middle Xmas Fayre 6th Dec 1:30

Fabulous Finish – Wriggly Nativity-10th and 11th December 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Welcome to one of our busiest and most fun filled terms of the year! I hope you all had a good rest and are ready for another term ahead.

This term our topic is called ‘God save the Queen...’ Our topic will be based on the history of Queen Elizabeth II. We will also be making links with other subjects. Please see the topic web for more information. 

 

Reminders

Please name ALL school uniform, including drinks bottles and snack pots. The lost property bin in the classroom was over flowing at the end of last term with a huge amount of unclaimed items that have now been sent down to the main bin outside Topaz classroom. Forest school learning will continue so please ensure your child brings weather appropriate clothing for these days in a carrier bag. The children do tend to go out rain or shine so please provide waterproof clothing as well as warm things.

 

As you will have noticed our new outdoor area is not yet developed due to a delay to the fence only being completed the day before the children returned. We have decided to include the children in the process of developing this area and this will now be done throughout the duration of this academic year, mainly when the weather is a bit more cheerful. We appreciate your support in reminding your children not to climb on/over the fence or use the Forest school area after/before school.

 

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:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading and words to learn (due in on Wednesday)

Reading

Reading and handwriting (due in on Friday)

Reading

Maths (due in the following Monday)

Home learning will begin the first week back.

 

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.

 

Good to be Green

 ‘Good to be Green' remains on a Thursday afternoon. Children are allowed to bring a toy from home into school and it will be placed in the green box next to the interactive whiteboard. Please can we remind you that toys on other days are not permitted in school. We recommend that things such as ipods/phones/ipads are not brought in as toys on this day.

 

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.

 

PE

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. PE will begin on 5th November and will be indoors. 

 

 

I 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

 

Miss Catlin