Wow, can you believe it's the start of school all ready?
Well, I would love to welcome everyone who is entering Willow class. This year each class has been named after a tree. Did you know the willow tree is very special? It originally comes from China and loves to be near water. It's bark is used in medicines such as aspirin. I think that is pretty cool.
In our class this year we will have Mrs Newns and Mrs Redwood. Mrs Newns will be taking Willow class on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.
Reading in Year 2
This year we will be purchasing more reading books for our home reading scheme to encourage children to read for pleasure at home and enjoy a range of literature with their families. Reading with, or to, your child everyday for just 10 minutes will make a lot of difference to their language development. It really does make a difference to ALL of their learning in school.
Children's reading records:
Reading books and records should be in school everyday. There is a box, right by the classroom door, for all children to put both their reading book and reading record in so that your child can change their book with an adult. We expect that children will read a minimum of 3 times per week and has their reading record signed. Please record when you have heard your child read, the page that you have got to and any comments in your child's reading record. We will be awarding raffle tickets for every home read. This raffle will be drawn every half term. We will have some lovely treats for the children to choose from.
Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday
PE in Year 2
During the first half term we will have gymnastics on a Monday mornings and outdoor games on a Thursday afternoon.
Children will need to have in school at all times their indoor and outdoor PE Kit so that we can go outside during the winter months. PE kits can be taken home to be washed during the school holidays and must remain in school otherwise.
Can you guess what our first topic is about?
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