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Welcome to Year 1 & 2, Yellow 2 Class at Yarmouth Primary

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome to Yellow 2 class. We are really looking forward to working with you and your child this year.

Staff Miss Poulton is the class teacher for years 1 and 2. Teaching assistant support every morning will be provided by Mrs Grieve. We are also supported by Mrs Tammy-Lynne George. Forest School on a Wednesday morning will be led by Miss Gates, while P.E. on Wednesdays and Fridays will be led by Mr McCormack.

We hope that this will be a fun and happy year with us.

Please see below for key information.

AM & PM Routines

Morning routines – Enter by our classroom door at 8.50am. As we settle in to our routines, early morning work will take place at tables and in the form of phonics, maths and curriculum linked activities set out in our continuous provision space.

End of day The day ends for the children at 2:45pm and we ask that you continue to collect from the classroom door, socially distanced please. Younger siblings will be accompanied and brought out at the same time as your eldest child.

Uniform

Uniform – Please label your child’s uniform and P.E kit clearly and ensure they have appropriate clothing for our changeable weather. We will be outside rain or shine!

PE & Outdoor Learning

PE Our PE lessons will take place on Wednesday and Friday mornings. On these days, children should attend school in their P.E. kits with appropriate clothing for our Outdoor Learning sessions. Please could all children be provided with jogging bottoms as P.E. will continue even in colder weather.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo – We are all connected on Class Dojo now which is fantastic! This is how we will give you any important information and how you can keep in touch with me if you have any concerns or wish to celebrate something your child has done at home.

Food & Drink

Fruit and drinks – We will provide a piece of fruit or a healthy snack for morning break time. Each child will need to bring in a named water bottle to drink throughout the day. Water bottles will be easily accessible in the class room and the children are given lots of opportunities to have a drink throughout the day.

Lunchboxes – These will be stored on their pegs just outside the classroom. Please remember we are a nut free school.

Toys & Belongings

Toys/Belongings – Please can you ensure that your child does not bring in any toys to school at the current time. We will provide writing equipment but if your child wants to bring in their own pencil case, they will need to leave it at school.

Reading

Reading – Each child has been given a reading record so that any reading done at home or school can be logged. Even 5 minutes at home each day makes a huge difference. These books are levelled and are mainly for home reading. We have a fantastic library here, as well as many lovely books in our classroom for children to enjoy.

Homework

Homework – Each half term, your child will be sent home with an optional topic related homework task. Maths and Spellings will be sent home weekly in a Homework book.