Welcome to the autumn term 2020!

Class 2

Mrs Arnold

Class 2 Teacher

Mrs Hatton

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bartlett

Teaching Assistant

Hello Class 2 families, 
What a great second week we've had in Class 2!  The children have worked really hard and are getting used to the new routines and ways of learning.
Your children should have brought home today their spelling sheet and homework grid - these are also on Google Classroom.  In addition to this, there is weekly Maths homework (nothing too onerous!) on Google Classroom.  
We also ask that you read as regularly as possible with your child (preferably every night) as this skill is the key to accessing all other subjects.  All children should have a reading book by Monday, and these should be returned on Fridays (or when they are ready to quiz if on the Accelerated Reader scheme).
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs A

Hello Class 2 families!
Welcome back to the Autumn Term at Whitemoor Academy!  It has been so lovely to meet you all (albeit from a distance!).  Your wonderful children have settled into their new class beautifully over the past two weeks and we are very proud of them all for the positive way they have approached everything - they have certainly made me feel part of the Whitemoor family already! 
From Monday, your child will bring home a book each week to read with you.  Please send this back on the following Friday so that we can quarantine books over the weekend before re-issuing them to other children.  If your child is on the Accelerated Reader scheme (they should know this!), they can bring their book back in when they have read it at least twice and you feel that they are ready to take their quiz.  We are not currently sending reading records home due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Your child will also be set weekly spellings which will be tested each Friday - these will be accessed through Google Classroom and we will also send a practise sheet home - this should be kept at home and not returned to school. As with times tables, practise little and often is best - 5 minutes each evening rather than half an hour on a Thursday night is much more beneficial and likely to result in spellings be retained!
Maths homework will be set weekly on a Friday on Google Classroom.  This is due to be completed by the following Friday.
Topic-based homework this half-term is being set on a grid - again this will be on Google Classroom and we will also send home a paper copy.  Children should choose one activity a week to complete and share what they have done with us on Google Classroom - we will celebrate these together in class.  (Please do not send completed homeworks in to school at the moment.)  Each task is worth a certain amount of house points, depending on its difficulty and the length of time/effort it will take to complete.  Please encourage your child to choose a range of activities over the course of the term, rather than all of the easy ones!
PE day is a Thursday - Please send your child to school in PE kit on this day each week.
Could any children who had plastic wallets with sounds and words in (from last academic year), please return these to school as soon as possible.  
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.  Quick questions can be answered at the door in the morning.  If you have something that requires some discussion, please telephone the office and I will be in touch as soon as I am available.
Best wishes,
Mrs A