REQM Silver Award

Welcome back. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and thank you so much again for the voucher.

Our first topic this term is Antarctica. We will be learning about the geography of Antarctica, how animals are adapted to survive in the harsh environment as well as stories of famous explorers and much more.

After half term we will be learning about Kenya. We will study the human and physical geography of the country, find out why tourists travel to Kenya, what animals live there and what life is like in both urban and rural areas. As always, if your child has anything of interest relating to our topics please do send it into school for them to share with the class.

The Year 2 library session will continue to be on a Tuesday lunchtime.

P.E. lessons this term will usually be on Monday afternoons. The children will continue to be outside whenever possible so please ensure that your child has warm clothing in school and a plastic bag to put muddy trainers in.

The children will be taking the Star Reading test again this week which will determine their ZPD for Accelerated Reader this term. Choosing books within this range is the best way to ensure that children develop good comprehension skills along with the ability to decode words. They have an opportunity to take a quiz and change their reading book every day. Please ensure that your child does read to an adult five times a week as this has a huge impact on their learning in all areas of the curriculum.

Homework for Year 2 also includes using TTRockstars each week. Login details are in the front of your child’s homework diary. The program adapts to your child’s level and will move them on automatically once they are secure. There is a help page on the website should you want more information. Please do let me know if there is a problem.

Although it is useful to have a key-ring on book bags to make them easily identifiable, please make sure that it is just one small one as we are struggling to fit some children’s book bags into their drawers.

If there is anything else you need to know please do not hesitate to ask.

Many thanks for your continued support. I look forward to a busy and enjoyable term.

Respect

Respecting yourself as well as others

Forgiveness

Show forgiveness to all, including yourself

Trust

Trusting in God and in each other

Faith

Faith and hope in God, yourself and each other

Friendship

Being generous, caring and loyal friends