Croeso i Flwyddyn 2

The class teacher is Mrs Saskia de Vall and we are supported by Mrs Carol Toulcher teaching assistant.  Our Spring term topic is ‘Seasides Now and Then’.

6th January 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! I hope that you all had a relaxing break.

Much of this terms work will be based on the topic ‘The Seaside’ with an emphasis on ‘Now and Then’ and looking at how things have changed over time from both a historical and geographical point of view.  We will also be learning through Katie Morag stories.  If you have any books or items of interest related to the class topic please send them in for ‘show and tell’.

The children will continue to progress through the Read Write Inc. phonic patterns and will be encouraged to apply these to their independent reading and writing.  They will continue to receive differentiated weekly spelling tests covering a range of related patterns.  These tests will resume next Friday (13.1.17) following formative assessments this week.  In creative writing we will continue to look at connecting sentences and making effective use of synonyms and descriptive language.  Literacy across the curriculum will be developed through rich tasks and topic related themes.  These will include play scripts and poems as well as non-fictional work.

Please continue to ensure that your child has their book bag and ‘reading record’ in school every day.  Please write in the record on a weekly basis, your comments are always valued.  Your child will continue to be able to select a book of their choice from the school library to share with you at home also.

Mathematics will be taught through a range of practical activities as well as more formal recording.  This will involve varied number work, weight, 2D shape, time, money and data handling.  Much of this will also be reinforced through our rich tasks and topic related Numeracy across the curriculum.  The children will continue to receive differentiated times table tests also commencing from next Friday.

PE sessions will be on a Monday afternoon and a Wednesday morning.  We with a focus on gymnastics/dance this half term and return to ball skills and team games as the weather improves.  Forest school will continue to be on a Friday after lunch.  It is much appreciated when the children come to school prepared with appropriate clothes and footwear for this session.

Groups of children will have the opportunity to cook for the class fortnightly on rotation as previous.  Please send a £2.50 contribution towards the cost of ingredients in a named envelope by Friday 13th January, this will last the whole term.

Thank you for your continued hard work in supporting your child at home.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns.

Mrs Saskia de Vall


 Weekly Overview
Monday Dinner money for the week ahead (£2.20 a day in a named  envelope, please)

Fruit money for the week ahead (or pay 25p each day)

Cooking (fortnightly)

PE – afternoon

Book bag

Tuesday Book bag
Wednesday PE – morning

Book bag

Thursday Book bag
Friday Spelling and times tables tests

Forest School – Afternoon

(Please ensure appropriate clothing)

Book bag