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Welcome to Class Ouse!
(Year 2)

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Teachers:

Mrs Jeff (Teacher – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), Miss Gill (Teacher – Thursday and Friday) and Mrs Caffrey (Assistant Teacher).

Other adults you might see in our class are Mrs Kellett, Mr Metcalfe and Mr Jeff.

Team Ouse’s school day:

When we arrive in school, we self register and then we complete an independent maths challenge. After that, we have a whole class check in. This is where we share how we are feeling.

Reading:

We would like our children to read with you every day at home; even a couple of pages a night really helps build confidence and stamina in reading. Ask your child questions about the book, talk about the story or book, look at the meaning of words and see if your child can pick out any of their phonics and tricky word knowledge. These are all skills we practice at school that you can do together at home.

When the children have finished a book, they can be changed in class. We will check if they need to change their book but it would be really helpful if you could also let us know just in case your child forgets and we will make sure they have a new book.

If your child reads 5 times per week at home they will get 1 stamp in the back of their planner.

5 stamps in the back of the planner= a special trip to Mrs Fletcher and her treasure box!

Any questions about developing reading skills at home please feel free to come in and see us.

If your child does not read at home on an evening, they will catch up with their reading during some of their play time.

Spellings: 

Spellings will be practised at school and will be available on Spelling Shed. At present, we will not be testing spellings but this may change later in the year.

Water Bottles: 

Team Ouse will need to bring in a water bottle to have in the classroom with them to keep hydrated throughout their learning day. We only drink water in class so please only send in bottles filled with water.

Wednesday PE:

Team Ouse do PE on a Wednesday morning.

We ask children to come to school in their uniform then get changed into their school PE kit in the classroom.

You can bring your PE kit on a Monday and take it home on a Friday.

Spanish: 

Children will continue with their Spanish learning, developing more confidence in speaking and listening as well as beginning to look at written words. They will recap greetings, colours and numbers and build on their existing bank of Spanish vocabulary in preparation for statutory lessons in KS2.

Useful websites:

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.ictgames.com

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

www.numbergym.co.uk   Username: Brotherton    Password: wf119hq

www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

https://www.prodigygame.com/

https://www.spellingshed.com/

Thank you,

Mrs Jeff and Miss Gill