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Welcome To Elk Class - September 2021
Mrs Litten and Miss Young can’t wait to welcome the Year 2s into Elk Class for a fun-filled year of learning and making memories! We endeavor to make Year 2 a wonderful part of your child’s journey towards being a resilient and resourceful life-long learner; a place where your child feels valued for who they are and develops the confidence to try new things.
We appreciate that your children have missed a significant chunk of their learning due to the pandemic and we look forward to gently settling them into their new routines, helping them to make memories, build friendships and reach their full potential. We have an exciting year of learning planned, including our topics ‘The Great Fire of London’, ‘Queen Victoria’ and ‘Australia’. We will send out our Knowledge Organisers for each topic throughout the year, so you are able to discuss your child’s learning at home. In Year 2, we encourage your child to develop their independence and initiative. Your child is now one of the oldest in Key Stage One and we look to them to be a role model for the rest of the Key Stage. A responsibility which we are sure many will relish!
We know that we are welcoming some fantastic readers into our class and we are excited to be part of their reading adventure over the next year. We encourage you to read with your child daily and record this with a quick comment and signature in the reading record. Reading to your child, or sharing the reading of a story is always a good way to get them started if they are a little reluctant. Year 2 is often the year when children are able to unlock the door onto an endless world of books and stories, due to vast improvements in their phonic knowledge and sight vocabulary. We feel privileged to be helping your child ignite their love of reading.
Weekly spellings will be set on a FRIDAY and be tested the following FRIDAY. We also use Spelling Shed online, which allows children to practise their spellings using fun, interactive games. More details regarding this will follow.
Our PE days will be TUESDAY and FRIDAY. Please can your child COME TO SCHOOL IN THEIR PE KIT ON THESE DAYS.
We strive for excellent communication with parents and want you to feel free to contact us should you have a question or concern. This is best done via TEAMS or through the contact form below. However, please feel free to mention things at drop off or pick up too, particularly if it is something we need to know about your child that day. Our door is always open and we value your partnership in providing the best possible education, alongside developing your child’s social and emotional skills.
Mrs Litten and Miss Young
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