WELCOME TO THE Y2 ROCKETS CLASS
Our class is taught by myself Monday-Thursday, and then Mr Evans on Fridays. Mrs Smith is our fabulous, full time teaching assistant and will always be ready to welcome your children in each morning when school starts at 8.50am. Mrs Smith is also our very own welfare assistant and takes good care of your children at lunchtime. We also have Mrs Simms working in our class as a 1:1 support. Life in Year 2 is very busy and exciting and we look forward to working together with you this year. If you ever have any problems or concerns, please catch one of our team - the end of the day is better. School finishes at 3.30pm and you may pick your child up from the Y2 classroom door. Please be patient as we get to know you as we like to hand your child over at the end of each day. Please let us know if someone other than you is picking your child up. Keep checking back on our page for important updates, or to see what exciting things we have been doing in class and check book bags regularly for letters.
Starting just before October half term, we send spellings home on Friday afternoons, these will be tested the following Friday. It is important to go through these with your child regularly at home. We always encourage children to aim for GREEN on their tests and to use the spellings correctly in their writing. In addition to spellings and daily reading, your child will also bring home number facts to learn for a test the following Friday.
Learning to read fluently is one of the most important things your child will ever do,
and being a great reader will open so many doors to them as they grow into young
adults. We cannot emphasise how important it is to read with your child daily and
discuss the text. Please sign your child’s reading diary indicating the book has been
read and make a comment on their reading – we check these each week and hope to
create a really positive partnership between home and school where a love of reading is
fostered and encouraged.
Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school. Our PE lessons will be on Wednesday afternoons
and Thursday mornings this year, although these times are sometimes subject
to change at short notice. Children wearing earrings in school on these days must have them removed, or they will not be able to take part. Long hair must be tied up everyday, but especially on PE days. It is also worth checking each half term that pumps still fit and remember that we are only purple t shirts are to be worn.
Other useful information:
Please ensure all your child’s clothing is clearly labelled as things can easily get
misplaced. Your child will need a warm, waterproof coat and sensible shoes. Please
ensure your child has a named water bottle as we encourage children to keep hydrated
throughout the day. Fresh fruit is provided for all KS1 children during morning and
afternoon break and milk can be ordered directly from Cool Milk at www.coolmilk.com.
We thank-you for your continued support and are looking forward to making sure this year is a happy, enjoyable and successful year for your child.
We are looking forward to working together this year,
Mrs Roberts, Mr Evans, Mrs Smith and Mrs Simms