Welcome to Years 1 & 2

We hope you all had a fantastic summer and are ready for the new school year.

 

In Alps and Andes class this half term our topic is Street Detectives. The children will learn about what home and school life was like a long time ago and how it has changed. They will also be learning about the features of their local area and how it has changed over the years. During this topic, the children will be walking around the local area and looking at the different types of homes and businesses in Moorends.

 

Reading

In Year 2 books are changed regularly. Please write in your child’s reading diary to say that they have read the book at home. Your child will take part in the whole school Reader Leader competition where, if children read three times or more per week, they could be in with a chance of winning a small prize. This is celebrated in assembly each week. At the end of each term, the class with the most Reader Leaders will win a prize.

 

PE

Alps and Andes class PE session is on a Thursday afternoon. Please make sure your child’s PE kit is in school on that day or, ideally, brought in to school on a Monday and left until Friday.

 

Spellings

Next week, weekly spellings will be sent home. For the first term we will be focusing on the Year 2 common exception words.  These are a list of 64 words which Year 2 children should be able to read and write by the end of the year. We complete termly assessments of these. The children receive their spellings on a Friday and have the week to learn them.  A quick test is given on the following Friday and the results are shared on the next spellings. These spelling sheets do not need to be returned to school.

If you have any questions then please ask.

 

Thank you for your support,

Miss Richardson and Mrs Lambert