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Squirrels (Year 2)

Ms Johnson/ Ms Osborne

Hello and a big warm welcome back to school and to Squirrels class! We hope everyone had a lovely rest over the summer holidays and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine!

 

As you know, Squirrels class has 2 teachers; Mrs Johnson who will be in class Monday and Tuesday and Miss Osborne who is in Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We are both looking forward to getting to know everyone and to the year ahead. May we now take this opportunity to say hello and give you some useful information.

 

  • We have lots of fun things planned for the coming term. Our new topic is ‘Wriggle, Crawl & Climb’ and we are very excited about getting up close and personal with all kinds of bugs and thinking about life cycles. We will be learning about food chains and even plan to look at owl pellets to see if we can find out what they have eaten – get ready for some bones! We are also looking forward to using our imaginations to invent some crazy insect superheroes after reading the story ‘Superworm’!

 

  • PE this year is planned for Mondays and Thursdays and so it is essential that PE kits are in school for both days. To be honest, it’s very helpful if it is in everyday just in case we have to change plans. PE kits should include: shorts, PE shirt, daps OR trainers and jogging bottoms in colder weather. Please could this and any clothes be clearly named so we are able to return any lost property.

 

  • This year we have decided to take a different approach to home learning, to give the pupils an opportunity to be more creative and choose what interests them. We hope that it will also provide some activities that pupils and parents may enjoy working on together. In addition to the essential daily reading and spelling practice, we will provide you with 7 different tasks. These are varied and cover a range of subjects and we encourage your child to complete 4 of these tasks. You may produce your home learning in any way you wish and spend as much time on it as you wish. Of course, we encourage you to present your work as well as possible. You have lots of time for this, so spread the tasks out. We look forward to seeing all the wonderful work you produce!

 

  • Children are encouraged to bring in a water bottle with a ‘sports’ top so they can keep hydrated throughout the day. It should come in every morning with fresh water (sorry no juice).

 

  • We need to point out that our cloakroom is very small and is actually used by more than 50 children as we share it with Y3. Therefore to help all the children and to develop age-appropriate independence, we kindly ask that parents please say goodbye in the playground and let children come into school on their own.

 

  • We would greatly appreciate any help from parents/carers who fancy getting involved at any time, as well as parent volunteers to come on our visits or trips,  you just need to let us know if you are available and then we can organise a time. We will always find a fun job for you to do and promise it’s not always messy!!

 

  • If anyone needs to talk to either of us, then we will usually be available briefly in the morning or after school for 10-15 mins, if you need more time then please make an appointment. The door is always open!

Once again welcome to everyone and if you have any queries feel free to ask.

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ADDRESS

The Brow
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN25 1HT

 

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Tel: 01793 706 606

 

Fax: 01793 701 081

 

Email: admin@haydonwick.swindon.sch.uk

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