Miss Turner's Class

Welcome to Class 2


Welcome back to school after what I hope has been a restful half term.     Please note there has been a change to our Wellies in the Woods day - it will be Tuesday afternoons for this half term. 



Please make sure that reading books and records are brought into school every day.  This year we have changed the style of the reading records to include phonics as these remain a crucial part of the children's reading and spelling development.  Children need to read regularly to an adult for about 10 minutes each school night. It would be helpful if you could ask your child questions about what they have just read as this develops a greater understanding of text; questions such as, ‘who are the main characters?’ and ‘what do you think will happen next?’ are good places to start (there are also other ideas as discussion points in the new reading records). 



Spellings will be given out every Friday; your child will have a short spelling test within their spelling session and then they will be given new words which link in with the teaching for the following week.  Phonics remain crucial and these will continually be used in school, they can be found in the middle pages of the children's reading records. 


Common Exception Words

Below is a list of the Common Exception words that children are nationally expected to be able to read and spell in accordance with the National Curriculum at the end of Year 2 (these build on from the learning that has taken place in Year 1).  You will see some of these words come up in your child's weekly spellings and we will cover the others in class. 



Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be handed in the following Wednesday to allow for it to be marked before the end of the week. 


PE & Wellies in the Woods

Named PE kit needs to be in school every day in a named bag on your child’s coat peg.  Our PE slot for this term is on a Wednesday afternoon but if the weather is good we may well take advantage of it and go out on different days.  Wellies in the Woods is on Tuesday afternoons, many thanks to our parent volunteers who give up their valuable time to help us.  If there are any other willing parents who would like to come and join us do get in touch.  Please ensure your child has appropriate clothing and wellies (which can be kept in school during the term) in order to be able to take part. 


Many thanks in advance for your support.

If you have any queries at any point please get in touch with me. 


Please see the Yearly Plan below for our curriculum coverage this academic year.  


Key Stage 1 SATs/Assessment Information

Please see the presentation below further to the meeting held on 5.2.19.

Examples of SATs paper will also be available for you to look at during parents evenings.