Autumn 2018 Year 2M                       

Thursday 13th September 2018

Dear Parents

I hope that you had an enjoyable and peaceful summer holiday.  The children are settling into the class routines and working hard.  I would like to provide you with some information that will help the children in their learning.

Punctuality

It is very important that the children begin their day in a calm manner.  The school day starts at 8.45am with the children lining up on the correct green line.  Please make every effort to be on time so your child is settled for their learning. 

Reading

It is very important to read every day with your child.  They do not need to complete the reading book but encourage them by asking questions about the text.  It is very helpful if you comment in the reading journal, such as, noting words or sounds they found challenging, their comprehension or pace and fluency.  You can also encourage your child to write their own comments.  Please ensure that your child brings their book and reading journal to school every day.  Don’t forget they can also enjoy books and other reading material from home.

Home work

Each week your child will have homework set.  New spellings and homework will be handed out on Friday and handwriting (we follow the Cambridge scheme) on a Tuesday.  I will check that the children have completed their homework and mark it.  It is important that you encourage your child to work at home and return his/her homework on time.  Homework will be consolidating what the children have learnt that week in class.  Your support will be greatly appreciated. 

PE

We will have PE on Tuesday afternoon (games) and on Friday the children will have a gymnastics lesson.  It is important that the children have a complete PE kit for our lessons; these include a plain white T-shirt, black joggers, black shorts and plimsolls.  Children must wear shorts and a T shirt for gymnastics.  All items must be clearly labelled – This also includes your son or daughters school uniform. 

The Curriculum

Please see the attached topic web for this term.  You will be able to see what the children will be focusing on.  The RE topics for this term are chosen people and mysteries.

Year 2 – The Chosen People

“In order to gather together scattered humanity God calls Abram … and makes him Abraham, that is, ‘the father of a multitude of nations.’ … God formed Israel as his people by freeing them from slavery in Egypt … he gave them his law so that they would recognise him and serve him as the one living and true God, the provident Father and just judge, and so that they would look for the promised Saviour.”


Catechism of the Catholic Church

The children will learn that we are chosen by God and learn that God chose certain people to lead and guide his people. They will learn that God called Abraham and that God chose Moses to be a great leader. They will also learn about how Samuel responded to God’s call and find out about the story of Daniel in the lions’ den.
They will have an opportunity to reflect on Abraham’s trust in God and learn that we should always trust God.
They will learn that God chooses unexpected people and will be given the opportunity to reflect on their own response to God’s call.

I look forward to meeting you all on the 18th September.  If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to speak to me in the playground. Alternatively, you can email me jmurphy108.209@lgflmail.org.

Yours Sincerely

Ms Murphy

Important dates

Meet the Teacher                       18th September                6.30-7.00      7.45 Friends AGM

Bright Sparks concert                 8th October                

Harvest Service                          12th October                     

Open evening                                6th November                   4.30-7.00

                                                    7th November                    3.15-6.00

Florence Nightingale Museum     27th November

Nativity play                               13th December          2A     1.15 in the small hall

                                                   14th December          2M     1.15 in the small hall

Christmas dinner                        20th December