St Nicholas’ Chantry

St Nicholas' Chantry CofE Primary School

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Year 2 - Ash & Elm Classes

Year 2

 

 

 

Class Information

Elm Class Teachers- Mrs S.Steele and Mrs H.Beaton 

Ash Class Teacher-Miss B.Thomas

LSA- Elm- Mrs Leggett

LSA-Ash-Mrs Garland                 

 

Reading:

Children need to have their book bags with them every day.

They will change their books on a Monday, however should you need to change books at another time in the week, please feel free to come in at the end of the school day. Please keep to your child’s book band/ level.

 Water bottles/Snack:

We encourage every child to have a separate water bottle from their lunch box that they can keep in the classroom with water in.

They also need a healthy snack for morning play. Please ensure that these are named.

Home learning:

We can’t stress enough the importance of children reading regularly at home, as this will have a great impact on their literacy skills.

Over the course of the year your child will be given some tasks to complete at home. They will be given spellings to learn every week and a numeracy activity that will develop and strengthen their numeracy skills. There may be some extra topic related tasks too.

Your child needs to have their PE kit in school at all times.

They need an indoor kit (shorts and t-shirt) and an outdoor kit (tracksuit bottoms and warm top). Daps are preferable, especially if children can’t do up laces! All items need to be clearly named.

 Coming into school/Communication:

We encourage children in Year 2 to leave parents in the playground and come into school independently.

This helps your child to become more responsible for their own belongings and enables, us as teachers, to settle them into the school day. It also allows for safe movement in the corridor at what is a busy time!

We are always more than happy to see you after school should you have any concerns or questions. If you are unable to speak to us in person, you can always phone the school office or write a note to send in with your child. 

Elm Class    hbeaton@stnicholaschantryschool.org.uk

                 ssteele@stnicholaschantryschool.org.uk

Ash Class    bthomas@stnicholaschantryschool.org.uk

 

Parent Helpers:

If you are available to help in class during the academic year, please let us know.

We are always more than grateful for help with reading, school trips or other curricular activities. Also, if you have any ‘special talents’ that you would like to share with our class please let us know. All classroom helpers will need to have an up to date DBS check which can be carried out vi the office.

Learning Focus

These are the topics we will be covering over the academic year. We hope your children find them as fun as we do!

Term 1 – Why was the Fire of London Great?

Term 2 –What is a celebration?

Terms 3 and 4 – What is out there?

Terms 5 and 6 - Where in the world can animals live?

 

Year Group Newsletters

All KS1 newsletters will be sent home with your child at the end of each term.

Important Dates

Significant Dates:

Here are a few dates for the diary that we thought you might find useful.

  • 3 September 2018 - INSET Day
  • 26 October INSET day
  • 15 February INSET day
  • 25 February INSET day
  • 22 July INSET day
  • 23 July INSET day
  • SATs – No holidays in Term 5 

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