Welcome to Oak Class
We have had a lovely start to the year, developing class routines and learning new things. It was wonderful to see so many parents at the “Meet the Teacher” morning and I know that the children loved being able to show you their new classroom.
A few reminders about the routines and requirements for year 2:
Please continue to encourage your children to be independent when coming to school. It is so wonderful to see how so many of them have matured over the summer, and we want to facilitate this as much as possible. Remembering to hand in homework will be their responsibility, as will remembering to bring the required equipment to school every day.
This term our topic is the Great Fire of London. We will use this historical event to look at the history of London, as well as how it is today. If you are going to London with your child, it would be fantastic if you could visit Pudding Lane to see where the Fire started back in 1666. There is a fantastic monument to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the City, which you can climb to the top of…if you dare!
In Science we are starting by looking at Animals including Humans. This is why we have asked children if they could bring in a photograph of when they were younger, so that we are able to discuss how much they have changed since they were babies and toddlers.
Spelling practise is an important part of your child’s education. Following on from their phonics teaching in year 1, we are now teaching spelling daily to work on improving their accuracy and develop their vocabulary. We will send home termly lists of common exception words that have been divided into what they need to know per year of their schooling. The highlighted words are the words they need to learn, so encouraging your child to practise these words at home will be hugely beneficial to them.
We hope that all children have a wonderful start to the year, and have a successful term 1.