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Welcome to team 2/3. The children have been very excited to tell me about all the wonderful things they did over the summer holiday. It sounds like everyone had a summer of fun. We have spent the first week getting to know your child and welcoming them into their new class and would now like to take this opportunity to welcome you, their parents.
The children, and new teacher Mrs Prosser, are settling into the school routine well and have made a great start to the new school year.
Below is some information that should help you to be well equipped and fully informed for the new term.
I hope your children have been able to tell you that this term our topic is “chocolate” and look forward to learning about the history of chocolate, how it is made as well as tasting different types of chocolate and designing our own chocolate bar.
Your child will bring home a reading book that is appropriate for their reading ability. Reading at home is focused on enjoyment of reading therefore we ask that they read at least 4 times a week, talking about the text, what they have read and guessing what would could happen next. This develops their fluency of reading and understanding of text. To help you support your child with their reading we have included a book mark that highlights all of the things that they need to be able to do for the level they are working at. We ask that you record when you have listened to them read so that we can monitor this at school too.
Spelling homework is set every Friday and the children will be tested on their spellings the following week. Please help your child to learn their spellings. The New Curriculum puts a great emphasis on spelling, punctuation and grammar, and the children will be tested on this throughout the year. It is important that we give each child as much encouragement and support as possible in order to allow them to achieve their best.
The children look extremely smart and are proud to wear their school uniform. Every year we have lots of ‘stray’ uniform therefore we ask that you ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled so that we can reunite owner and item quickly. PE is on a Friday and the children will need both indoor and outdoor kit as the weather becomes colder (including trainers). PE kits can be left in school all week and then brought home on a Friday for a wash.
As we are trying to develop your child’s independence, we also ask that children are encouraged to come into school on their own, take off and hang their own coats up, and bring their own dinner money/reply slips into the classroom and hand them to the member of staff.
As you are aware, Mrs Prosser is a new member of the team and will be at the door at home time to ensure the children are safe as they leave school. Therefore, we ask that your child can see you so that they can point out the person who is collecting them. As it is important to us that your child is safe, please be patient whilst Mrs Prosser is getting to know you.
We are aware that arrangements sometimes change at the last minute. Please notify the school of any changes so that we can ensure that your child is safe.
If you wish to speak to a member of staff after school, please wait until all children are safely with their parents.
During the year we have parents’ evenings that give us the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress. However, our door is always open and if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
To download the Team 2/3 curriculum, click here