PE - Our PE lessons will take place on a Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in appropriate PE kits on those days. Our school PE kit is black shorts or joggers/leggings, a plain white t- shirt and trainers for this autumn term. We ask that other gym wear and football shirts are not worn.
Drinks and snacks - Please can all children bring a labelled, filled water bottle into school daily. Snack is now being provided by the Government so children do not need to bring a snack into school with them each day.
Seesaw - Seesaw is great resource that we use to communicate with each other and share lots of useful information. Sometimes, photos of your child's brilliant learning will be shared with you on Seesaw. You are also welcome to message me through the app and I will get back to you ASAP.
Reading - All children are heard read every week, whether this is individually or as part of a reading group, where we share and discuss stories. The children will have opportunities to change their books or be provided with a new book every week as part of their shared reading session which they then take home. We would love it if you would read with your child as often as possible - it really does make a huge difference to their progress. It is a known fact that children's vocabulary, confidence and self esteem is improved by reading everyday. It would be great if you could take the time to discuss what they have read and ask questions using VIPERS. Reading is not just about being able to decode the words but is also about having fluency, using expression and being able to understand what they have just read. We are really grateful for your support in this area. We encourage all children to share a wide range of books with their families and not just their reading books. Therefore the children will be bringing home a Read to Me book that they are able to choose and change every Wednesday. This is a book for you to read and share with your child
Spellings - Spelling lists will be sent home via Seesaw. Year 2 Children will be tested on their spellings every Friday. The spellings may practise a particular phonic pattern, or be taken from their year group "common exception words" list of high frequency words that are tricky to spell.