Year 2 - Amethyst

Super Starter – Important message from a special visitor

Marvellous Middle Making space rockets  

Fabulous Finish – Assembly to parents and carers 11th February 2:30pm    


Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome back and happy New Year! I hope you all had a good rest and are ready for another term ahead.

This term our topic is called ‘Great Explorers...’ Our topic will be based on the history of some well-known explorers such as Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong. We will also be making links with other subjects. Please see the topic web for more information. If you have any interesting books or artefacts that link with this topic please let us know J  

On Wednesday 22nd January there will be a SATs talk to inform you of what to expect during the month of May at 5:00pm. Please look out for parent mail with more details.

We will be collecting junk modelling for our space rockets during the first 2 weeks of term! We ask that you please donate junk such as large plastic bottles, yogurt pots and small cardboard boxes as we have found these work well for space rockets. Thank you for your support.   



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 and it can get very muddy! So please provide waterproof clothing as well as warm things.


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 (due in on Wednesday)


Reading and handwriting (due in on Friday)


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. 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.



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 during the first week back.


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