Year Two Newsletter – Spring Term 2018

Cylchlythyr Blwyddyn Dau - Tymor y Gwanwyn 2018

Welcome back after the Christmas break and Happy New Year/ Blwyddyn Newydd Dda to you all! Thank you to everyone for their hard work this Autumn, please continue this term. I hope you are all raring to go because we have got lots on including the school Eisteddfod.

 

Our topics this term are: Superheroes and Community Explorers

 

A few Reminders                                                        

Seesaw app:   The children regularly use this app to show you what work they are doing in class. Please continue to support them by liking and adding a comment to their photographs.

PE lessons: This will be on a Tuesday afternoon and our ‘Play to learn’ scheme will be implemented into other lessons. We will also continue with the daily mile.

Each child will need; a T shirt, shorts and suitable footwear (for outdoor PE)

It is really important that all children have their PE kits every Tuesday and these should be marked clearly with your child’s name. PE kits can be kept in a bag which will be placed in our class box for the duration of the half term.

If your child wears earrings then they must take them out for their PE lessons or provide the teacher with plasters and long hair must be tied up.

 

School uniform: Please can all school uniform, outdoor coats and even shoes be marked clearly with their names.

Morning snacks: We provide a selection of fresh fruit snacks every morning. The cost is £1 a week. You can pay £1 weekly, £6 half term or £11 for the whole term. This money should be sent in on a Monday in a marked envelope. If a reminder is sent home please could you bring the fruit money in ASAP due to the weekly bills we have to pay. If you do not want your child to receive a selection of fruit then please inform us by writing a letter.

Drinks: All children have the option for a drink of milk mid-morning. I also suggest you send in an extra drink of water for your child to have throughout the day which is kept in the yellow boxes inside our classroom.

Home Readers: With the support from volunteers your child will choose a book from our Library which they will keep at home for a week and return every Thursday. These books are for you to share with your child in a fun way.

 

Home Reading Books: Two books are sent home regularly and they will help your child to progress. Ensure that you listen to them read regularly and help them learn any new words. Please send in the books (in their school book bag provided) on their selected days every week.

 

Spellings: Children will have individual words to learn every week which they will practise most days in class. We will have a little test Friday mornings.

A copy of these will be sent home, it will help your child greatly if you could encourage them to practise these at home too and return their home spelling book every Thursday.

 

Maths homework

Follow up task will be sent home every Wednesday.

 

Please note- Weekly homework will be; reading, practise their spellings, Maths and occasionally topic projects/ homework.

 

Teachers: Monday- Wednesday will be Mrs Hall and Wednesday *afternoon- Friday will be Miss Morgan.

Non – contact time (PPA) We will have time out of the classroom *Wednesday afternoon once a fortnight to discuss, plan and prepare work for the class.  During this period lessons will be covered by Mrs Fancis.

The Wednesday that we are both in the class, we will both teach and give children the opportunity to work one to one. We will aim to work on concepts where they may have misunderstood a task during the week.

 

Thank you very much.

Mrs Hall and Miss Morgan