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. 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 weekly 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.
Every half term the children are also given take home tasks which are linked to their topic. 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, as the SATs approach extra tasks may be introduced so that they are fully prepared for the tests.
Children will need to come to school in their PE kit on a Tuesday and Thursday.
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.