1st January, 2021
Welcome to Class 2 Spring term!
It's the Spring term; welcome back. We hope you've had a restful Christmas break in whatever form it came. It's certainly been different compared to our usual festive get-togethers.
We are looking forward to seeing you all.
We also need to prepare ourselves for whatever form our learning takes. Mr McDougall and I are ready for both classroom based learning, as well as home-learning; or indeed a blend of the two. We assure you all we are ready to make our provision fun and exciting, and no child will miss out on the intended learning, whether they are at home or in school.
This half term we will be using Traditional Tales to inspire our learning...will you be drawn to towards the dark forest, the tall turreted tower or the strange looking beanstalk that seems to be growing taller by the minute. Come with us for an exciting adventure. Our top tips for the term....
1. Never bite the apple
2. Never take the short cut through the woods
3. Always check the temperature of your porridge
4. Never talk to a wolf in a nightdress!
Good Luck, we're right with you!
If Home learning needs to be set, remember, you will find it on the class 2 home learning page. Take a look there now to familiarise yourself. We will set any activities via the home learning page, not this one.
PE remains on a Tuesday and Friday. We will continue with outdoor PE and will be doing cross- country on a Friday. Make sure your child has PE clothing and trainers that you don't mind getting muddy as we run on the school field.
Two water bottles are needed in school every day, as well as wellies for playtime and a spare change of clothing that can be hung on your child's peg.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch. Due to current restrictions, the easiest way is to email email@example.com if it is urgent. A teacher can also pick up class queries after teaching hours on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Milburn, Mr McDougall, Mrs Carter
**NEW** Purple Mash
As discussed in the class 'Zoom' meeting on the 14th October 2020, there are a lot of unknowns in terms of future national or local lockdowns and how this will affect our school. If there were to be a school or class closure, we would revert to a different system of virtual learning. As well as our learning projects that we used during full national lockdown, we would further support educational outcomes by using the 'Purple Mash' platform, and some short teaching videos.
If you are having trouble getting your child logged in to Purple Mash at home, please click here.
Start and finish time
Each class is starting and finishing at staggered times to enable social distancing of class bubbles. Class 2 will operate in it's own bubble. We enter and leave school via the hall doors. We start at 8.55 and finish at 3.10
Please make sure you are always on time so that we can ensure we follow government guidelines and distance from other class bubbles.
PE will be taught on a Tuesday and Friday. Children will come to school wearing a full PE kit, including warm layers (tracksuit, skins, hoodie) and trainers. They will wear their PE kit all day. They will change into their playtime wellies each playtime.
PE will be taught outdoors. Please provide active-wear that you do not mind your child getting wet and muddy - it will!
Jewellery including earrings
As ever, jewellery should not be worn on PE days, this includes earrings.
Teachers are unable to remove your child's earrings.
If your child has laced trainers, they should be able to fasten them independently. Velcro trainers should be worn if your child is still learning to tie laces. It is taking quite a while to get children out to play as they change from trainers on a PE day to wellies at playtime.
Please ensure that your child comes to school with two water bottles. The water bottles should be taken home each evening and brought in every morning already filled with water.
Reading: please read with your child every day for 10 minutes. If your child has a Lexia sign-on, then this can be either an addition or substitution for the reading session.
Wellies and coats
We use our class outdoor garden area almost everyday. The garden area is often wet and muddy. This doesn't stop us! However, your child will need a pair of wellies in school. Wellies are to remain in school. They need to be labelled with your child's name and kept in the cloakroom area under the benches or in a named bag. Unfortunately, if your child doesn't have wellies in school, they will be unable to access the class garden area.
In addition, children are now asked to wear wellies at playtime to enable us to socially distance the class bubbles.
Please ensure your child has wellies in school at all times.
As the weather begins to get cooler, please ensure your child has a warm, waterproof coat in school.
Class 2 will have the opportunity to participate in an after school club every Friday (dance) and it will run from 3.30-4.30. You will need to book a place via the office if you wish to secure a place.