What a 'Tremendous' Year!
Dear Parent/ Carer.
What an amazing year we have had with the Tremendous Twos. With your support the children have worked so hard and achieved some tremendous SATs results. We are proud of each and everyone of the children and look forward to hearing about their successes in year 3 with Mr Bennett. They are all ready for the new challenges that Year 3 and Key Stage 2 will offer.
Our visit to Llandudno on Thursday was a wonderful way to end our Seaside Rescue topic and also the school year. The children were a credit to us and we had so much fun looking around the museum, watching Punch and Judy, eating ice-cream, playing on the beach and shopping for rock. It's surprising what you can fit into a day! We even managed to spot the scavenging seagulls from our class text. Luckily it wasn't us they were stealing food from! Then on Friday we received a joint class of the week award!
There have been many more memorable experiences which started in the Autumn term with a visit from Florence Nightingale herself and ended with a fantastic Christmas show. Our spring term coffee afternoon was a favourite with the children along with our visit to Ford Green Hall. To say we have been busy is an understatement!
Thank you to all the parents who have returned the report comment sheets, your continued support throughout the year has been appreciated. Wishing you all a happy and relaxing summer.
Mrs Dawson and Miss Mitchell.
Welcome to Year 2!
Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely summer and enjoyed the wonderful weather. Both Miss Mitchell and myself are really looking forward to working with you and your children this next school year.
During the transition days of last term we focused on PSHE activities including creating our class charter. During the coming year myself and Miss Mitchell along with the children will constantly refer to both our class charter and the school motto, ‘Care to learn and learn to care’ as we strive to achieve our targets.
Year 2 is an important year as it is the last year of key stage 1. This means that during the month of May the children will sit their sets. I believe passionately about learning and will ensure that the children’s progress and achievements of year 1 are built on and that the classroom ethos reflects the school motto of ‘Care to learn and learn to care.’
I feel strongly that learning is a partnership between all parties; children, families and school and is at its most effective when we work together towards common goals. There will be a parents meeting to find out about the expectations and routines in year 2 and I hope to meet as many parents as possible during the evening. During their time in Year 2, every child will be expected to read their school reading book daily (which we would like you to sign and make comments) and also complete homework tasks that will be set on a Friday. Spellings/phonics will be given out on a Monday and practised daily using the 'Look, Cover, write, Check' method.
Each Friday our 2 class mascots (Barnaby Bear and Martha Maths Monkey) will go home with two children for special adventures. Barnaby enjoys reading and writing adventures where as Martha loves mathematical adventures! Keep looking out for the blue bags in the future!
As always we will reward children for displaying good attitudes to learning as well as to each other (an important part of the class charter!). There will also be a weekly celebration assembly and parents of children chosen as the star of the week or for the writing award, will be invited to attend and stay for refreshments afterwards.
We are continuing to promote more independence in Year 2 by giving the children responsibility for their book bags e.g. handing in letters, homework or snack money. We encourage the children to change their reading books as and when it is necessary; sometimes it can be as often as every day. The children are responsible for choosing a book from the correct book band which will be reviewed on a regular basis.
During the term the children will work towards achieving their individual Literacy and Numeracy targets which will be discussed during the parent consultation evening.
On Friday 5th we will be launching our new topic ‘Let there be light’, please ask your child about our very important visitor! I have attached a copy of our autumn term curriculum newsletter below.
Mrs Dawson and Miss Mitchell