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Strawberry Class

Welcome to Strawberry Class!

The teacher in Strawberry Class is Miss Brett and the teaching assistant is Mrs Cobbold.

Welcome to Year 2!

What are we learning?

In Literacy, we will be looking at the texts ‘The Robot and the Bluebird’ and ‘The Owl who is Afraid of the Dark’ as well as a range of poetry. We will be learning lots of SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar), reading and writing skills alongside these texts and be focusing on sentence structures and making connections.

In Maths, we will be learning about shapes, fractions, multiplication and division.

In IPC, we will be fully immersed in our ‘All Dress Up’ topic. We will be conducting scientific investigations and learning how to weave and create repeating and symmetrical patterns.

Homework

Homework is sent out on a Friday and this is usually one piece of either literacy, maths or topic based work. It is due in on a Thursday.

Although homework is not compulsory, we do reward children who complete it. It is intended to help your child embed skills and share their learning at home.

Reading

All children have now been given a reading book based on their levels from Year 1. We have been very pleased with the fluency of reading however, in Year 2 our focus moves more towards comprehending the texts and therefore this may impact the stage they are reading. We will keep you posted as we listen to your child read.

We do expect children to read at home and continue to earn their REDTED prizes which carry over from Year 1. Please try and listen to your child regularly and don’t forget to record it in their diaries so they can get their prizes.

PE

PE kits must be in school and left here. We will send them home at the end of each half term. Please ensure everything is labelled with your child’s name so it does not get lost. Your child needs a t-shirt, shorts and trainers/plimsolls. We will still be going outside for PE and as the weather gets cooler you may also wish for your child to have a tracksuit top and bottoms. PE days are a Monday and Tuesday.

Reminders

  • Please make sure your child has a named water bottle in school every day with fresh water.
  • Please label all items of uniform in case they get misplaced. This makes it easier for us to return it to the correct owner.
  • Make sure your child is getting plenty of sleep and is prepared for school each day with a full tummy!

Thank You

Thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning. We really value parental support. If you ever have any queries of concerns please do not hesitate to come and see either of us at the end of the day. We are always happy to help.