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Welcome to Class 2.
I hope that you have all had a fantastic holiday and are excited about your new year at St Matthew’s.
Year 2 is going to be great – a new classroom and a new curriculum full of new things learn about and share.
I hope that you will be very happy in Year 2 and that it will be a very special time for you.
I will be teaching you every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday this year. Mrs Pawson will be teaching you every Thursday and Mrs Platt will be here to teach, help and support you every day.
Your parents can write messages in your Home/School Diaries in the same way as they did in Year 1. If you have a message that your parents want us to read then please leave your diary on my desk in the morning as you come in, otherwise Home/School Diaries will be checked and signed every Friday.
You will have your own drawer in Class 2 and this is where you will put your folder every morning. Mrs Platt and I will endeavour to read with you as often as we can during the week. We will also have weekly Guided Reading sessions in addition to all the other reading tasks that take place in class. Phonic lessons will take place Monday-Thursday at 9am.
Reading Record Book.
Please ask the adult who reads with you at home to comment, record the page you have read up to and initial your Reading Record Book daily. If you finish your reading book at home, please make sure that an adult has signed your Reading Record Book so that you can change and record your new book yourself the next day. We will of course direct and support you when choosing your new book. (There is a possibility that Year 2 records could be moderated in the summer term. The Reading Record Books may be collected as part of our recording evidence so please read daily and look after your book carefully.)
Lunch and Snack money.
Snack time, lunches, playtimes etc are all the same in Year 2 as they were in Year 1. Please make sure that your snack money is kept on a labelled purses or named envelope. You can keep your purse in your drawer. If you are having a packed lunch then you keep your lunch box on the lunch box trolley in the Year 2 area.
Please make sure your water bottle is labelled. You can keep your water bottle on the lunch box trolley and you can go and have a drink at any time during the day (other than when the teacher is giving instructions for the forthcoming lesson.) You can re fill your water bottle from the water fountain outside Class R.
The Class Bears.
We have 2 very important bears in Class 2 called Rosie and Ted, they even wear the St Matthew’s uniform! They both love going on holiday and visiting new places. You will be given the opportunity to take the bears home during the year and fill their diary in if you want to. The bears are taken home on a Friday and need to be returned to school by the following Friday.
PE kits can be left in school and we will send them home during the half-term holidays.
I will be sending out a separate letter telling you about homework and spellings next week.
I hope that you are excited about our new year together and I look forward to being your class teacher. We are going to have a great time.
If there is anything at all that you or your parents are worried about then please come and tell us straight away so that we can sort it out for you. We want you to enjoy your time in Class 2 and we are here to help you.
Mrs Williams, Mrs Pawson and Mrs Platt.