Welcome to Year 2- Skylarks class! The following will give you an overview of our class routines and general information:
In Skylarks, homework is set every Friday and is due back in the following Thursday at the latest. Homework consists of either literacy, maths, topic or science and will reinforce what the children have been learning that week or introduce a new topic. We also send home spellings (and times tables from Spring Term) for your child to practise every week. We will send these home with their usual homework on a Friday and the children will be tested the following Friday in a relaxed and informal manner.
All reading is hugely beneficial to your child; this includes listening to them read, reading to them at bedtime, allowing them to read independently and reading everyday print such as road signs, labels etc. Any reading at home is encouraged in order to support your child to become more fluent and familiar with different text types.
Children are expected to change their own school reading book and should keep a book for two nights; one night to read and gain a general knowledge and understanding of the words within the text, and the second night to build up fluency and work on comprehension (their understanding of the book). This will support your child as they continue to tackle complex words and longer texts over the year, both at home and at school in our Literacy sessions once the Read, Write, Inc. phonics programme has been completed.
Children may bring in a snack in the mornings or money for tuck. We do have a small amount of cups in our class, however we recommend the children bring in a bottle of water which is clearly labelled with their name.
We try to encourage children to come in by themselves to put their lunchboxes away or hang up their coats and bags etc. before the day begins.
I'm always happy to speak to parents but this is usually best if only briefly first thing in the morning or at home time and I will be available at the gate on the top playground during these times. If you require a longer appointment, please arrange this through the office and I will be happy to meet with you.
Please ensure your child brings their coat to school, especially during colder months as we will be taking part in various outdoor learning activities each week. Please ensure all items of uniform are clearly labelled with your child's name.
Our PE sessions are on Mondays and Wednesdays but we ask that your child's PE kit is in school at all times in case of timetable changes. Please ensure that all items are clearly named.
Children are not permitted to bring in toys from home in case they get lost or broken.
It is very important to me that your child is happy and enjoys coming to school so if there are any problems or questions that you may have please don’t hesitate to pop in to see me after school.
Thank you for your continued support,