Welcome to Class 2's Page!
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.
Forest Schools takes place on a Monday afternoon.
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. 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 tested every Friday and a new set of words is sent home. We ask that you practise these words a few times a week as this helps to remember them in the long term.
A homework grid is set each term with a wide variety of learning tasks. We encourage the children to present their learning in a style that suits them. We hope that parents and children alike will find these tasks enjoyable and valuable!
In addition to this, a homework folder has been introduced during the Spring term in response to feedback that parents and carers would like to know more about the work we are doing at school so that they can support this at home. Children are rewarded with house points for returning their homework by Friday. A new piece will be sent home each Friday.
Children will also need to have a complete PE kit in school (clearly labelled with your child's name). PE takes place on a Wednesday and Friday, and in most weather so children will need a tracksuit or similar appropriate warm clothing as it turns chillier. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should either be removed or taped up for safety purposes.
We do not encourage bringing toys to school as this often causes difficulties when they become lost or broken. Trading cards are not allowed in school to ensure that they are not misplaced.
Here is a selection of resources which may be helpful for supporting your child's learning at home.