Welcome to the Autumn Term in Hazel Class!
I am delighted to be teaching the lovely Hazel Class this year and I can't wait to get myself and the children stuck into some new and exciting learning.
We have some wonderful opportunities arising for the children over the course of this year which you will hear about in due course, but I feel that this is the time for all of Hazel Class to shine.
I thank you for all your ongoing support and I look forward to working with you all closely throughout the year.
To the parents and carers :
In Year 2
Miss Harris - Class teacher
Mrs Colbourn - PPA teacher
In the morning, I will be outside from 8:45. This is a chance to talk to you and the children. At 8:50, a second bell will ring and this will signal time for KS1 to line up. Our designated spot is near the play equipment. Please do not leave your child until this time. The children will have a ‘Good Morning Challenge’ that is linked to our learning, so it is really important that they arrive promptly please.
After this, the children's morning lessons will consist of English, Maths, Reading and Phonics followed by Handwriting and foundation subjects in the afternoon.
Break time is at 10:30-10:45 and Lunch is from 12:10 -13:10.
At the end of the day (3.10 pm), I will bring the children out into the playground, where you wlil be able to collect them. I will hand over your child to you when I see you or the grown-up responsible for your child. Please let the office know if there is someone different picking up your child or if you are delayed in any way.
Children will need to bring their reading books into school every day, even if they are not being changed, as they may still be asked to read to an adult during the day. However, it is vital that they bring them on Fridays as we have both a volunteer who reads with our children and this is also the day they swap their reading book.
Throughout the week, myself or a TA will read with your child 3 times in accordance with our Little Wandle Phonics scheme. On Fridays, they will then bring this book home, where I ask that you read it with them a further 3 times and return it the following Friday. This supports their fluency. Over the course of the year, your children should come off the Phonics Scheme and move onto our coloured book banded books.
Below, you can find the link to the recommended reading books for Year 2.
Our PE days are Tuesday afternoons and Fridays. These are taught by a PE coach. Please ensure that your children bring their PE kits in on a Monday, These should be fully named and appropriate for all weather types. I will then send them home on the Friday. Earrings and watches will need to be removed for the PE lessons and long hair tied back. If earrings can't be removed, please can you provide your child with some tape to cover up the studs.
The children will need blue/black PE shorts, a white T-shirt, trainers, spare socks and a tracksuit and jumper for when it turns colder, as PE will still take place outside whatever the weather!
Water Bottles and Lunch
Please make sure your child has a named water bottle in school every day. They are kept in the water bottle box, can be refilled throughout the day and are taken out at break and lunchtime.
School lunches can be ordered on the day in school, but it is very helpful if you could pre-order these online beforehand. (Note – you can’t order online at home on the day, this will have to be done in school). Children in Key Stage 1 are all entitled to a free school lunch, and we provide fruit for the children at break time.
Your child is welcome to bring a snack for break time, but please remember these should be a healthy choice, so no crisps or chocolate. Also, please remember to help us uphold our ‘No Nuts or Sesame' policy. Do check the ingredients carefully as some products have ground nuts in them that you may not have realised — such as Pick Up bars!
All stationary will be provided for your child in school. However, the children will also need access to paper and writing materials at home, for some of their homework. Please do not allow your child to bring in toys, games, or little extras. They may bring an appropriate watch especially if they know how to tell the time.
It is so important for your children to be heard read as often as possible as well as for them to start learning their times tables. As a result, I ask that you read with your child daily for 10 minutes and that they practise on Times Tables Rockstars at least 3 times a week.
Other homework will consist of a project that I will add to Teams so please ensure that you check the Year 2 Page on Teams, so your child can access one of the options.
Additionally, you can access other learning from the following websites, which your children should have access to and their logins are found on the inside cover of their yellow Reading Records.
MyMaths - https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Spelling shed - https://www.spellingshed.com
SPAG - https://www.spag.com
Timetable and Curriculum plan
Please see below for the Timetable for Autumn 1 and the Curriculum Overview.
It has been such a joy and a privilege to welcome your children into Year 2. I am really looking forward to what will unfold throughout the year.
With kind regards,