Look out for our Class Newsletter for ways to support your child with their learning. Also, scroll down to the bottom of this page for ideas to support in other areas of the curriculum.
In class 2 we encourage the children to become gradually more independent. In school they will be responsible for looking after their own belongings. On a daily basis they will need to bring their book bags containing everything they need for the day (reading book, reading diary and spelling book). As part of our daily routine they will practise their reading and spellings and so it is absolutely essential that they are prepared for the day.
In order to best support your child with their learning we ask that you hear them read daily (10 minutes or thereabouts). Reading books will be changed when we feel that they can read it fluently and talk about different aspects of the book when prompted. A brief note of how they are doing should be made in their reading record; these will be checked weekly. However, if you have a particular concern about your child's learning please come in and talk to us straight away so that we can address this as soon as possible.
Spellings are set weekly and they vary from child to child according to their individual needs. It is a good idea to practise learning them a few times a week as they are more likely to remember them in the long term. There are various strategies that can be used to help learn spellings and we will send a booklet of ideas home early into the new term.
Children will also need to have a complete PE kit in school (clearly labelled with your child's name). PE takes place at least twice a week and in most weather so a tracksuit or similar appropriate clothing is essential especially as it turns chillier. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should either be removed or taped up for safety purposes.
Show and tell
We have a weekly show and tell session (Friday) whereby children can bring in special or interesting news or items to share with the class.
We do not encourage bringing toys to school as this often causes difficulties when they become lost or broken.