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Autumn 2017

Dear Parents,

I hope you have all had an amazing summer and everyone is ready for the exciting year ahead!

Year 2 is an important year for your child and we look forward to teaching, guiding and supporting them throughout the year with their learning. This year our learning will be based around the theme of ‘The world around us.’  Throughout this project we will be looking at our local and comparing it to another one in the UK. In addition to this, we will be looking at the geographical features of two very different locations, which I am keeping ‘top secret!’  We will also look at the history of Abbotsham and see how it has changed over time.

Home learning will be send home every Friday, children will be given a maths and literacy task to be handed in the following Wednesday. Each Friday I will send home spelling words linked to SPAG sessions (we will practice these every day in class but will not be tested on these words), I will also send home an area of IXL that we have covered in the school that week. Home learning will be outlined in your child’s purple book, please bring this in every Friday to receive the next set of learning. Please support your child in completing these tasks as they really do reinforce the learning done in school. If your child wishes to do any other learning at home, encourage them to use their home learning book (purple) so their efforts can be recognised and celebrated, however please do remember that work in your child’s home learning book should be to the best of their ability and that the same rules about presentation apply as in their school learning books. Please ensure that you read with your child at least 4 times each week and that you focus on their understanding of the text, not just their ability to read the words on the page.

It is very important this year that the children become more independent in their learning and with their own belongings. At the start of the day, children are asked to put their reading diaries into the bucket. Children will read with an adult throughout the week, so must ensure that they have their reading book and diary in every day. In addition to this please can you make sure that they have a named water bottle in school, so that they can have regular drinks throughout the day.

During the first half term Miss Hawkins (Art/Outdoor Learning) will be covering my PPA time on a Tuesday afternoon, followed by Mr Waldron (PE) after half term. This pattern will continue throughout the year. Please can PE kits stay in school, as I will also be teaching PE at other times throughout the week.

I’m looking forward to the year ahead and please don’t hesitate to come in and speak to me if you have any concerns or questions.

Many thanks,

Mrs. Fidler


Class 2 Blog

  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:13:39 +0000: Thank you prayers for harvest - Class 2 | St. Helen's
    Today we have been recapping on yesterday's lesson about Creation, so that we can write some thank you prayers to God for our harvest service next week.

  • Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:42:03 +0000: Letter writing - Class 2 | St. Helen's
    Today we have been writing the final draft of our letters to St John's CE Primary in Walham Green, London. This week we have been investigating our local play park to compare it with theirs in London. 

  • Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:06:55 +0000: Macmillan coffee morning - Class 2 | St. Helen's
    Class 2 really enjoyed the cake from the coffee morning! 

  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:55:32 +0000: Word detectives - Class 2 | St. Helen's
    Today Class 2 have been on the hunt for adjectives. 
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:48:55 +0000: Thanks and Goodbye - Class 2 | St. Helen's
    Wow. Just wow. I'm blown away and rather emotional. Just had a chance to really read your lovely cards and look at my amazing gifts. I'm so very grateful and I've had the most amazing year with the children. I really hope I'm lucky enough to teach them again in the future. 
    And now....enjoy the summer! 
    Lots and lots of love xxx