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Supporting Learning in Class
From the week beginning Oct 16 we will be starting parent help sessions each week in class. Please click on the links below to sign-up if you are able to help.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Just a reminder that Parent Teacher Conferences are taking place this week. As mentioned in an email from your child’s class teacher, we would very much appreciate it if you can take a few minutes to share some insights about your child using the form below.
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Parent Information Evening
A huge thank you to all the parents who were able to join us at the Information Evening. It was great to meet you and to have the chance to share some information about the year ahead. Please click on the link below to view the slides we shared.
Fluency books will start coming home next Monday 4th September.
To grow as readers students need opportunities to build their confidence and practice. Fluency books provide a resource for students to practice reading independently, to reread and to share their reading success with family members.
Fluency books are ‘just right’ books based on teacher assessment. Students should be able to read them independently or read them confidently to someone at home.
Year 2 students will bring home THREE books on Monday to be returned on Thursdays and THREE books on Thursday to return the following Monday.
Books are placed in the return box in the classroom as part of morning routines. Students select and scan new fluency books during class time as part of their language learning. At the moment we are asking parents to please sign the reading log Monday – Thursday to indicate that your child has been reading. Also use this space to communicate any important messages to the teacher regarding reading at home.
As students journey through Year 2 and become increasingly confident as readers they are encouraged and taught to make reading choices based on interest and appropriateness. As a result, our Year 2 students can also take out FOUR library books.
Over the coming weeks we will be sharing further information about ways you can support reading at home and if you are a new DC parent remember you can sign up for the parent workshop on Tuesday 12 September.
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Welcome to Year 2!
As a year level we have spent the first week getting to know your children and doing lots of
enjoyable, confidence and relationship building activities. We understand that the transition
into Year 2 can be especially daunting as the children experience being separated from
previous year friends for the first time and have to move between the different floors. As
such, we have done some cross class activities and have been supporting movement to
specialist lessons. We have been amazed by how well the students have all adapted to their
new classes and shared areas and look forward to getting to know all of the children even
better over the coming weeks.
Here is how the year 2 team is organised this year:
| Ms Seward
Students enjoying their specialist lessons
End of Day
As you will have seen this week, at the end of the day we will still bring the students to meet
you in the college foyer, much like in year 1, however we will dismiss from the opposite side
of the foyer, which is closest to our classrooms. The bus children are lined up within class
and then supervised down to their lines by the class EAs. We ask that any changes to pick up
or children taking the bus be notified to us by 3pm, preferably by e-mail and/or phone call
to both the class teachers and the school office to ensure we have the correct information.
There will be no fluency book borrowing until the September 1st for any year group. We
have all started our in class reading and language sessions and will continue to do so over
the next few weeks with a focus on the students skills for choosing a ‘just right book’ and
building on their existing knowledge of different decoding and comprehensions strategies.
We will provide more information about our language programme at the Parent
Information Evening on Thursday 31 st August and in future blog posts.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to email your child’s class teacher. We look forward to working together with you during the year,
the Year 2 Team.