Welcome from Miss O' Donovan & Miss Buckley
Dear Parents and Children,
Welcome to year 2.
Miss Buckley and I have been so impressed with the way in which the children have returned to school - they are clearly happy to be back in the company of their friends again and are eager to get started on all of our activities. Any first day nerves soon disappeared and the classroom has been filled with happy faces.
Reading at home:
Over the next week, we are going to begin giving each child a reading book to take home. The books can be then changed when finshed. We understand that most people are very busy with all sorts of commitments, but we would be very grateful if you could listen to your child read whenever possible. Once we have all settled into school life properly, we will also listen to the children read, either on a 1:1 basis or within a small group setting.
We will continue to work on spelling/phonics within class. Information on spellings to be learnt at home will follow at a later point.
In year 2, we will be following The White Rose scheme of work. As well as challenging the children (and giving those who are ready an opportunity to move on), this scheme will also help us to identify any areas of weakness that can then be addressed in more detail.
For the foressable, we have decided as a school, to do a series of shorter themes (2 or 3 weeks approx.) rather than one theme for the whole term. I am basing our first unit of work on a book called 'The Way Home for Wilf'. This will incorporate work on geography, nature, science, writing, art/DT while also giving the children the opportunity to develop their IT/research skills.
From the week beginning 7th September, we will have two PE lessons each week. Our external sports provider, Miss Berry, will be working with year 2 on Thursday afternoons and the children will also have another PE lesson on Tuesday afternoons, with myself. All children will need to come in on both of these days dressed in their outdoor PE kit. They are to remain in their PE kits all day on our designated PE days.
A copy of our most recent school dinner menu is displayed next to our door, complete with a picture of each option, so that all the children know what they are ordering.
If you have any questions, please contact the office and we will answer any questions you may have as best we can.
Miss O’ Donovan & Miss Buckley