Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

 

 

Class 2 Summer Term 2 Newsletter

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you all had a lovely half term break and are looking forward to the busy weeks ahead as we begin your child’s last half term in Year 2. It looks to be a very busy and exciting term.

PE

PE lessons will continue to take place on a Wednesday and Friday.  Please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit for both indoor and outdoor PE as there will be times when the sessions will take place outside, therefore warm clothing may still be needed but also sun hats as the weather begins to improve.

Homework

Education City

As with the previous term, the children will receive fortnightly Literacy and Numeracy homework.  This term there will be some short Literacy and Numeracy activities on the Education City website based upon individual targets and areas for development, as well consolidation of key skills. 

Phonics and Reading

Please encourage your child to access Lexia at home to support their reading and spelling.  The website address and logins are in your child's diary.  

Maths Games

The children will again receive a maths game on a fortnightly basis for playing at home, once again the purpose of this is to help them practise and consolidate key skills.   

Flurrish

In addition to playing the maths games, children should practise their multiplication tables for the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and beyond; counting in equal steps rather than learning for instant recall is an effective way for most children to help them learn these facts.  In school the children use Flurrish to practise their number bonds and multiplication tables, why not download the free Flurrish App and sign in as a guest so your children can access it at home too!  This can be downloaded at www.flurrished.com/numberfy.apk .

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or questions regarding this.  As always your comments and feedback regarding the homework is much appreciated and any children unable to access the internet at home can use the classroom computers any lunchtime.

Reading

As always can I say a big thank you to all those parents who are taking the time to read with their child as regularly as possible, I am sure you will agree what a difference it makes!  As and when you do read at home with your child please take the time to make a note in their Journals.  All children will shortly receive a new bookmark with their personal targets on them to help you focus on what questions to ask them and to provide points for discussion about the text they are reading.

Curriculum

The curriculum for this half term is the Circle of Life. We will be focusing on our senses, animals and life cycles and being healthy.

If you have any concerns about your son/daughter or any questions/queries then please feel free to call into class before or after school and speak to me.

 

Many thanks

 

Mrs. Wright

Class 2 Teacher

 

Class 2 Curriculum Pamphlet Summer 2 2017