Welcome to Year 2

โ€‹We’d like to wish you all a very happy 2019. Hopefully you have all had a good rest. We’ve certainly enjoyed having a bit of extra time with our families.

As you will be aware the New Year brings with it a few changes. Mrs Thornhill will no longer be teaching the class. Miss Chantrey will continue to teach the class Monday-Wednesday and we are joined by Mr Brown who will now teach the class Wednesday-Friday. The class will benefit from us both on a Wednesday morning when we hope to split the class for some focused teaching. In addition small groups of children will also be targeted for booster work across the week in the afternoons.

We are excited by our new topic. Mark Carney, the Governor of the bank of England, will soon announce the new figurehead to be introduced on the reverse of the new £20 banknote. In our new topic we will be looking up close at money and just who and what is on it. It is something most of us handle every day but rarely look carefully at. For example do you know who features on the back of each banknote? Do you know how many times the Number 10 features on a £10 banknote? Are all the banknotes the same size? Do you know the security features for each banknote? What are banknotes made from? What was the recent controversy about this? What was used before banknotes?

Hopefully in a few weeks your children will be able to answer these questions and many more.

To help this term run smoothly we’d like to ask your support with a few things:

  • PE times are now Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Please ensure your child has a complete PE kit from this Wednesday.

  • Continue to support your children in reading regularly at home. Remember to complete their reading diary, (we are hoping many more children will achieve a reading certificate for regular reading this week.) and refer to the sticker in the back of their reading diary for ideas of how to support their reading. Getting into that reading habit really does make a difference!

  • Hunt out your child’s blue homework book and return it to school. We will be sending homework home in a couple of weeks. Your child will need a little support with this. Many children appear to have misplaced books.

This term is going to be a busy one. But most of all we’d like your children to have fun whilst they learn. Any problems, don’t hesitate to speak to us, preferably at the end of the day.

Miss Chantrey & Mr Brown

May 2019

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