Well Done Barn Owls!
Our journey together in year 2 has started very well and it has been fantastic getting to know the lovely Barn Owls all over again.
They have ALL been working really hard and we have seen some wonderful enthusiasm for learning from everyone along with many other wonderful examples of friendship, inclusivity, perseverance and kindness.
We very much look forward to welcoming you into our classroom in early October, as mentioned in our latest school newsletter and showing you around!
Our school has recently invested in a new phonics scheme that key stage one will be following daily. Some information will be added at the bottom of this page and details will follow on a parents meeting about this. The children have been very engaged with this interactive scheme which is developing their phonics knowledge further.
We will be sending your child with a home learning folder today (16th September). Information will also be included at the bottom of this page.
We thank you for your continued support and as always if you have anything you would like to discuss please speak to me or drop me an email via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on Monster Phonics
We are delighted to start this academic year with the launch of our new phonics programme, Monster Phonics.
We are now using Monster Phonics as our main scheme for teaching phonics across the school.
The children are enjoying highly engaging resources and lessons and joining in with the songs. You will be ale to support your children at home by using the free decodable ebooks. If you have any problems or need some guidance then please let us know.
We can't wait to see you on Tuesday 6th September and welcome you to your new classroom. We have been getting lots of things ready for you to explore inside and outside of the classroom! We look forward to hearing all about your summer.
We hope that you have had a wonderful Summer and look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Tuesday 6th September. More information will follow soon about our year 2 curriculum.
During term one the children will be taking part in P.E with Tom Sykes each Thursday and should come to school wearing their outdoor P.E kits. In addition the children will also be having Neil, our tennis coach, on a Friday and will require their outdoor sports kit too.
Please send your child with a named water bottle each day and an appropriate outdoor coats/sunhats. Please name all of your child's uniform.
We are very excited to inform you that during this academic year we will be welcoming an associate teacher, Lauren Philp, to work with us in Barn Owls. Lauren has a degree in speech therapy and recently has enjoyed working in a specialist school. Lauren has taken the decision to train in Primary Teaching and we are delighted to support her in this journey. Lauren will be sending three days a week with us in Barn owls with the remaining part of her week receiving training for her PGCE and QTS!
We are also delighted to have Nicola Hawksworth working with us each morning and Claire Putt and Michele Harris supporting us too.
Miss Woods will be in Barn Owls on a Wednesday morning. The children will be focusing on spelling and then Miss Woods will teach them music.
Due to the extreme heat forecast over the next 3 days, the children may wear cool, cotton clothes and sandals. Remember to bring in your refillable water bottle
Over the next 3 days we will be using needles and thread to create designs on our tye-dye panels we made on Friday and completing our science work. These activities will allow us to stay sat down so that we are not using excessive energy.
To help us keep cool, not only will we have our water bottles readily available but we will also have our sandpit container filled with cold water so that we can paddle our feet to keep us cool.
There will be no PE this week.
A piece of English or Maths homework will be given each week along with either a list of spellings or a spelling activity. For the first term, handwriting will be the English homework focus. Sometimes the homework will be connected to our Topic work to incorporate the creative curriculum. Spellings are individual to your child and are chosen by a diagnostic spelling assessment and through their written work. Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Wednesday.
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