St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

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St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

“...encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God.” (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

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Welcome to 2CH




St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter


Class: Year 2KO and Year 2CH

Date: Autumn 2nd half term 2019


General Information / Upcoming Events

Key Stage 1 Christmas Service – Thursday 12th December, times 9:30am and 2pm

Christmas Jumper Day Friday 13th December

Christmas Class Party Tuesday 17th December

Christmas Lunch Wednesday 18th December



Year 2 have P.E. on Tuesday morning. 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?


Poetry- Autumn

Non-fiction – information texts, reports

Phonics – homophones, soft letters and silent letters


Addition and subtraction, money, multiplication and division


Living things


Angels as bringers of news


On-line safety and spreadsheets


History – Florence Nightingale





Christmas songs

Charanga music scheme



What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

Reading – individual reading books












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.


Maths Quiz














At the beginning of each unit.


At the end of each half term

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.




After the half term holidays.



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




Thank you for your continued support.