Welcome to Year 2, Sky Class at Shalfleet Primary
Welcome to Year 2 and Sky Class! This letter is to let you know a little bit more about Sky Class.
Staff – The team for Sky Class are Mrs. Thompson, Mrs Heimour (LSA) Mrs Swift (LSA). On Thursday afternoons the children will have Mr Pickford teaching them as well.
Please see below for key information.
Uniform – We ask that you regularly check that all clothing is clearly named, especially jumpers and coats, including their PE kit. The children often take their jumpers on and off and although they put them in trays or bags, sometimes they fall out so when their names are in them it makes it easier to reunite the jumper with the correct child! Also please could all children bring a coat with them as we like to get the children out at playtime every day, even in light rain. For the summer months please can they also bring in a hat and sun cream.
PE & Outdoor Learning
P.E – Our class will have PE lessons each week, on a Tuesday and a Thursday.
Mondays are also our Outdoor learning time as well. The children need to come into school wearing their PE kit and trainers. During the colder months they may want to come in their outdoor PE kits- trousers and sweatshirt. They will also need to bring in waterproofs and old shoes/welly boots for their outdoor learning.
For PE, we are happy for the children to wear or bring in a pair of trainers rather than plimsolls.
Homework – The children will have some spellings and maths homework when they have settled into school again. There will also be a variety of activities that you might like to do with your child to extend their learning but these are not compulsory. Homework will be sent home on a Friday to then be returned by the following Friday.
Food & Drink
Fruit time – As in Year 1, the children can have a piece of fruit after break at 10:30. Key Stage One are given a free piece of fruit or vegetable as part of the government’s scheme, or they are welcome to bring a piece of fruit or a healthy snack from home.
Drinks – Each child will need to bring in a named water bottle to drink throughout the day. It does get very hot in the classroom, so they will need a drink. Their drinks bottles are kept in boxes next to their lunchboxes and they have access to them whenever they need them throughout the day.
Reading – Every child has a school reading book and a reading record and your child will read to an adult at least once a week in school. We will be doing a variety of reading activities during the week as well such as comprehension activities to help the children develop their skills. Please be aware that sometimes the children will repeat pages or even whole books to develop fluency and accuracy and we may not necessarily change a book each time they get to the end. This is to ensure their understanding of the story and the characters in the book. We will move them on to another book when we are confident they are ready. As part of Year twos weekly homework, we ask that you hear them read as much as possible but at least three times a week please and write what they have read in their reading books. It doesn’t have to be the whole book, or even their book from school and it can just be one or two pages. Please do continue to read and share a variety of books at home with your child.
Charlie Bear & Sailor Ted
Charlie Bear and Sailor Ted – We have two resident bears in Sky Class. Charlie and Sailor Ted like to go home with the children for special occasions or adventures that you may be having. The children can draw or write about their adventures in his diary and they can then share it with the class too.