Wow! We are nearly at the end of the school year and what a fabulous year it has been.
The whole class have worked so hard, grown in so many ways and we are all incredibly proud of them.
Although it is very close to the end of the year we still have plenty to do, including completing our poetry, maths work using money and shape, rounding off our topic on the UK, reading, spelling, times tables etc .
There are also a couple of extra treats in store!
So, plenty to do, things to learn and more memories to make.
Handwriting is always a big focus as it is very important that we are able to form all our letters correctly, the right way round and of the correct size. We do handwriting practise every week and are starting to learn how to join up our letters.
To help with handwriting it would be very useful if you could help your child practise writing the alphabet in both upper and lower case.
They could also practise putting a list of words into alphabetical order, including some that start with the same letter.
At all time please make sure your child is holding their pencil correctly, using the tripod hold - thumb and index finger holding the pencil and the other fingers supporting under the pencil.
What we are doing in Maths:
We are happy to chat to you if you would like to know more about how to support your child in maths.
What we are doing in Spelling:
In Y2 we learn spelling rules that can be applied to writing. There are also weekly lists of individual words to learn. Every child has been given a copy of the High Frequency Words that do not follow a spelling rule and these will also need to be learnt.
Long sleeved top or t-shirt.
Long sleeved jumper - no hoodies as these can catch on the tree branches.
Wellies or sturdy walking shoes. No trainers.
Forest School clothes should remain in school throughout the term, in a named bag that will hang on a peg.
No Forest School clothes = no Forest School!
It is very important that your child reads to someone at home every day. As well as being able to read words they need to understand what they have read, so please talk to them about their book to develop comprehension skills. This is very important if they are going to become an excellent reader.
If their book needs changing then please remind them to change it when they come into school in the morning and then put it in the red box at the front of the class so we can make a note of what book they have chosen.
Don't forget that if there is anything that you need to know please come and ask us.
Mrs Treacher, Mrs Barnett and Mrs Gooding