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Woodlands Primary School

Woodlands Primary School

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grow together

Year 2

Welcome to the class page of Year 2

2 Acacia,  2 Baobab and  2 Marula

 

A warm welcome to Year Two - we look forward to getting to know you and your child better during the year. Please keep an eye on this page, classroom noticeboards and our 'Teams' for notices during the year.

2 Acacia are taught by Mrs E Challis (echallis@woodlands.kent.sch.uk) and Mrs J Howe (jhowe@woodlands.kent.sch.uk), supported by Mrs C Diprose and Mrs C Hobden.

2 Baobab are taught by Miss E Mace (emace@woodlands.kent.sch.uk), supported by Ms C Glasscoe, Mrs V Palmer and Mrs V Willers.

2 Marula are taught by Mrs L Cameron (lcameron@woodlands.kent.sch.uk) and Ms J Hughes  (jhughes@woodlands.kent.sch.uk), supported by Ms C Stockdale.

Mrs C Brooks (RE), Mr B Gosling (PE) and Mrs M Jones (Music) will also be teaching in Year Two on Tuesday afternoons.

Reading

Please continue to read with your child every day. Ideally this should be a calm time that you can both enjoy. Children will bring home a reading scheme book and a 'Woodlands Selection' book. They should be able to read most of the words in the reading scheme book. They will have chosen the 'Woodlands Selection' independently - sometimes they may be able to read this themselves but it will often be more appropriate for this to be read to them. Please show your child that you like to read and have a variety of reading materials available in your home. We know that children who both read and are read to regularly and see adults reading make the best readers themselves. 

We are excited to be introducing Star Books. The ten books below have been chosen for our year group - there will be four copies of each for every class to borrow. We encourage you to read the books with/to your child as they meant to be challenging and expand children's understanding and vocabulary. There is no rush to complete these books - please take the opportunity to enjoy them with your child.

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl
  • The Enchanted Wood, Enid Blyton
  • Mr Majeika, Humphrey Carter
  • The Queen’s Nose, Dick King-Smith
  • Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
  • Nim’s Island, Wendy Orr
  • Dread Cat, Michael Rosen
  • The Dragon Sitter, Josh Lacey
  • Pirate school – just a bit of wind, Jeremy Strong
  • Mr Penguin, Alex T Smith

Homework

All homework will be handed out on a Friday and is due back by Tuesday. There will usually be some Maths which will reinforce class teaching.

Spellings will come home on a Friday and be tested on the following Friday. Your children should have their spelling words in their homework folders. If they have not appeared please speak to your child's class teacher or check the attachments below. We will start spellings after our Parent Information evening.

Children will be expected to prepare one piece of Speaking and Listening each term. The rota will be arriving home via 'book bag post' but is also attached below.

General Information

Uniform - Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled as it helps the children to identify their own belongings. PE kit should be supplemented by warm joggers and sweatshirts in colder months. Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months and also please encourage your child to bring a named water bottle to school every day.

School book bags are sufficient to carry belongings to school - please save buying rucksacks until key stage two.

Children need to come to school in PE kit on the relevant days. Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed. These are as follows:

  • Acacia class - Monday and Tuesday.
  • Baobab class - Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Marula class - Tuesday and Friday.

Medication - Please let the school office and your child's class teacher know if your child has any condition requiring medication, including allergies or asthma. If your child needs to be on a course of medication then please complete the relevant form which is kept in the school office.

If your child is self-isolating and so is unable to join us in school please check Microsoft Teams where you will find this week's learning. Please email the class teacher if you need any help.