Welcome to Class 2!
We are looking forward to seeing all our new and old faces back in school. It feels good! All the Class 2 team are excited about seeing you all. We know that many things are a little different, but there are also many things that have remained the same! The familiar faces of Mrs Milburn (Tuesday - Friday) and Mr McDougall (Monday and Tuesday afternoon) can't wait to get going! Mrs Carter (all morning Monday -Friday) is ready to take care of us all and support the learning in class 2.
During the first 3 full weeks we will be spending time getting to know the children and settling them into a new routine. We will begin by learning through play, whilst introducing teacher focus groups so we can assess and plan our teaching. During this time we will be doing some practical maths, listening to readers and assessing what phonic sounds children can recall. We will do all this patiently and with kindness.
We will do P.E. twice a week (on Tuesday and Friday), and do daily yoga as a calming and relaxation tool as soon as your child enters school.
After week 3, we will begin to do some more formal teaching.
During these transition times, you may notice that your child is tired. Returning to school can be exhausting at first. We will do everything we can to look after your child whilst they are in our care, but if you need to speak to us, please do not hesitate to ring, email or catch us at pick-up/drop-off.
Mrs Milburn, Mr McDougall, Mrs Carter
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.