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Welcome to Year 2

 

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St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter

 

 

 

Class: Year 2KO and Year 2CH

Date: Autumn 2nd half term 2017

 

General Information / Upcoming Events

Pantomime – Thursday 30th November

Key Stage 1 Christmas Carol Service – Thursday 14th December

 

PE

Year 2KO have P.E. on Tuesday and Thursday. Year 2CH have P.E. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Your child needs to have their P.E. kit in school at all times. Full P.E. kit is the St. Matthew’s P.E. t-shirt, shorts and pumps. Please ensure that names are in P.E. clothes, including pumps. Half-term holidays are a good time to take the P.E. kit home for washing and to check that pumps still fit.

Reading Books

Please ensure that your child brings their reading book and reading record book with them every day. When you hear your child read please make a note of the page number you reach or add ‘to end’. When your child finishes a book at home they can change their book themselves for one of the same colour band on our shelves in the classroom. Most children love the independence this brings. However they often need reminders to do this!

 

Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?

English

Fiction – retells

Non-fiction – instructions, information texts and recounts

Phonics – homophones, soft letters and silent letters

Maths

Money, multiplication and division

Science

Living things

RE

Angels as bringers of news

Computing

On-line safety and spreadsheets

Topic

History – Florence Nightingale

Art – tones and tints

PE

Ball skills and healthy exercise

Music

Christmas songs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

Reading – individual reading books

 

 

 

Spellings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maths – A letter will be sent home which summarises key learning within a Maths unit. There will be suggestions on how you can help your child’s understanding.

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the beginning of each unit.

The book and reading record book should be in your child’s school bag every day.

 

The spelling test will be done on the following Monday. Words should be practised on the spelling sheet but should not be written in the spelling book, this is only for the test.

 

         

 

How can parents help?

We really value the support that you give us at St. Matthew’s. We want the learning journey of all children to be filled with pleasure, enthusiasm and pride at new achievements. Sometimes the ‘going will seem tough’. Encourage your child to adopt a resilient attitude and always value their growing independence. Examples of ways you can do this are reminding them to change their own reading books once a book is finished, encouraging them to talk about what they have been learning in Maths that week and share their understanding with you through the activities we have suggested at the start of a Maths block of learning.

We cannot overestimate the importance of listening to your child read, but also developing a love of reading in its many forms, e.g. stories, non-fiction, comics, children’s magazines and visiting the library. Reading a book to your child that they are not yet able to read independently themselves is also a brilliant way to foster a love of reading.

 

Useful links to support learning

mymaths.co.uk

primarygames.co.uk

 

 

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Karen Ollerenshaw and Miss Clare Huby

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