Dear Parents/Carers

 

Welcome back. Our topic for this half term is; ‘What Stories Can Art and Music Tell Us?’ (See overleaf for an idea of what we will be covering).   

 

Topic

As part of our design and technology work we will be growing plants from seed and seedlings. If you have any seeds, pots, compost or seedling plants that you would be able to donate to the class, they would be greatly appreciated.

 

Transition

This term children will begin their transition into year 3. In order that the children feel confident about moving into Key Stage 2, we will be having a number of transition activities including transition assemblies and a transition morning. Mr Burchell will spend some time working with the children in our classroom as well as the children spending a morning with him in Class Three.

 

Homework and helping your child at home:

  • Reading
    As for last half term, your child’s most important homework is to read to an adult at home every day. We cannot emphasise enough the importance of this activity. Please can you ensure that you are asking your children questions about what they have read as it is key now that we develop their comprehension skills. Don’t forget to put your child’s book in the golden box if they have read, in order that we can reward them.
  • Spelling
    Please continue to practice the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception word lists.
  • Maths practice.
    Please continue to practice the number facts for Year 1 and 2 to ensure that your child grows in confidence with these.

PE

This term we will be continuing with cricket coaching from ‘Chance to Shine’. This will take place on Mondays through June. The children will have PE with Mr Bain on Wednesday afternoons, and every other Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school at all times. Please do ensure that your child’s jumper and PE kit is named.
 
Even in the summer term, can you ensure that children still have a coat in school every day. On sunny days, can you please ensure that you have applied sun cream to your child before school and that they have a named sun hat. Children’s water bottles should contain only water and should be clearly named and in school every day.
 
Yours sincerely,

Danielle Young and Mary Breeze