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Welcome Moles class of 2020/21
Hello from Year 2
We hope you are as excited as we are to start the new half term. Last half term we had so much fun, we welcomed some baby chicks to school, performed our harvest festival at Church and had Dan the skipping man in school to teach us some cool skipping tricks! Please see our gallery below for some pictures of what we got up to!
This half term we are delighted to welcome Hilary Robinson into school. Hilary is our spotlight author this half term and we will be reading and writing about her fabulous books.
The children have received a letter in their book bags about Hilary's visit. The children have been given the exciting opportunity to receive signed copies of Hilary's books!
Your child should have returned home with a letter in their book bag with their new Purple Mash login. You can use that login to access Purple Mash access Purple Mash here!
Once you have successfully entered the site you will see a 2Do section, this will be filled with tasks linking to the work we are completing in class.
Please note that because this is an optional extra that is completed at home, your child's work will not be marked by the teacher.
This half terms Learn It's:
Use the jingles below to help you practice!
Last half terms Learn It's:
WATCH THIS SPACE!
Our Class Gallery is coming soon!
Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school each day. Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday but we like to use the sunny weather as an excuse to be more active so ensure your PE kit is always available.
Our PE kit consists of:
1 x Navy/Black shorts
1 x White Tshirt/Polo shirt
1 x White socks
1 x Plimsols or suitable trainers.
If your child has long hair, a bobble should be provided. If your child has earrings, micropore tape should be provided.
Each week the children will receive homework in their bookbags. This will be sent out on Friday and needs to be completed to return to school on Wednesday.
Big Maths Learn It’s
Each week the children will focus on a set of Learn It’s. These are rapid-recall facts that the children will need to know by heart. Many of the Learn It’s have their own jingle. This is a short song and will be available on the school website for that week. Children should not use their fingers to complete these activities, the repetition and jingles should support their understanding. The sheet we have provided is double sided, this is to ensure that the work does not overwhelm the children. We suggest you complete one side on one day and the other the next.
Spellings and Handwriting
Each day the children will learn a new common exception word of the day. At the end of the week the children will have learnt to read, spell and neatly write a total of five common exception words. For extra practice, we have provided a sheet to go home. We would really appreciate it if your child could complete these activities in pencil as this supports their fine-motor skills. Each letter has been given a red dot, this is to demonstrate where the child should start each letter and encourages good letter formation. Don’t forget to leave a finger space between each word!
Read Write Inc.
This week we have taken the time to recap the basic sounds and listen to your child read. On Monday, your child will be placed in their Read, Write Inc. group. Your child will come home with a book that is appropriate for their reading level. We encourage the children to read aloud and ensure these books are placed back in the book bag each day. For more information about Read, Write, Inc. click here.
Following government and East Riding guidelines, we will encourage children to wash their hands properly and more frequently throughout the day. Children will be taught to catch it, bin it and kill it. Catch it in a tissue, bin it in the pedal bin and kill it by washing their hands thoroughly with soap and water in the classroom.
We have increased the number of tissues available in the classroom.
Children will still be able to go to the toilet and wash their hands in the bathrooms during the day, however, to ensure that children are washing and drying their hands more frequently we will be having handwashing times. At certain points in the day your child will go to their “special sink” to wash their hands, we have one sink in Owls, one in Moles, one in Woodlands and two in each of the toilets. Each “special sink” is supervised by an adult. This is to ensure that there is minimal disruption to the movement times and to allow each child to have their 20 seconds of handwashing time.
Children have been given their own pencil case to minimise the number of resources being shared.
Please speak to Dr Bartram for more information.
Even though this teacher says "Year 1", it is still important to review, review, review. Please remember that all children learn at a different pace.
Young Leaders Award:
The KS1 Award is a fully resourced leadership and character education programme where pupils consider the needs of their local community and build habits of helping others.