Welcome back for the summer term and hopefully a lot of good weather..
The theme for this term is Kenya. We will be looking at the country of Kenya and it's animals and comparing it to Hemel Hempstead. We look forward to sharing our work with you on our open day in July.
PE this half term will be outside. The children are going to learn and practise athletic skills for sports day As the weather can be cooler in the early part of the term please ensure that your children have suitable clothing to ensure they stay warm. The days for PE are Monday and Friday. PE kits should stay in school and will be returned at half term.
In Year 2 it is the expectation that your child reads every night. Each morning their reading records are checked so they always need to be in school so that we can hear your child read at anytime during the week. The children are rewarded for reading at home by a sticker every time. If your child wishes to read their own book as well as their school reading book please let them and just note it in the reading record. For your child to receive their sticker please make sure you sign their reading record.
There are going to be a change in the way spellings are learnt in response to the parent forum. The changes will be notified to parents in the next week.
Parental help with reading is always welcome and can take up a small amount of your time. Please inform the office and we will be in contact with you
Homework is given out on Thursdays and should be returned on Tuesday mornings. It consists of some grammar and maths from certain pages of a homework book , some maths games and other English or topic work. It will only be approximately two pieces a week. The times tables that the children are expected to know are the two, five and ten from Year One plus the three and four times tables from Year Two. We will work on these in class but please practice these at home.
If you need to speak to me or Mr Leonard, please make appointment through the office or catch us at the end of the day. We would like to say a very big thank you for the support we have received so far this year from both parents and children. It makes such a difference for the children in the classroom
Hope you have a fabulous half term
Mrs Plester and Mr Leonard