Welcome to Class 2 Hoberman’s Homepage.
The children have a done a brilliant job at settling into Year 2 this week. It has been absolutely lovely spending time with some of them for the first time, and just getting to know them all a lot better. What a great class! I foresee great things!
The children have written detailed replies to my letter introducing myself, telling me all about what they did during the holiday, where they live and what they like doing.
We have talked about the importance of rules in our lives and have made our own set of rules for our class. The children have all signed the ‘Class Contract’(!) as a promise to try to follow them at all times.
In Maths, we have been practising ordering one and two-digit numbers and have also been writing numbers as numerals and in words. The children have been showing me how good they are at finding one more and one less of given numbers. Some children can even find ten more and ten less of two-digit numbers.
Today, I talked to the children about our class poet, Mary Ann Hoberman. The children have impressively learnt most of the words already to her poem ‘Brother’ and even have some actions to go with them. The children then wrote their own poem in the style of Mary Ann Hoberman, filled with interesting adjectives.
P.E. lessons and Gymnastics will commence next week so please make sure that your child comes in in their PE kit on Monday and Thursday. At pick up time, the children who have siblings in Years 4, 5 or 6 only will go through to the big playground to be collected with their sibling. Please note the homework attached to our class page. In Year 2 the children will also be doing comprehension every other week starting from next week.
Have a great weekend.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome to Year 2!
I hope you all had a super summer holiday and are feeling refreshed and ready for the new school year.
Drop Off and Collection
In the mornings, Year Two children are to arrive between 8.45am and 8.55am. We ask that parents and carers say goodbye to their children at the school gate where I (Miss Hall) will be waiting to welcome them. I will then direct them to their classroom, up the stairs in the small playground where they will be welcomed by Mrs Hayes and Mrs Walsh. In their new classroom they will then take part in a ‘soft start’. The ‘soft start’ is a chance for the children to quietly do an activity at their table whilst we wait for the whole class to arrive before starting the day. At the end of the day, Year Two children will be dismissed from the small blue door to the right of the main entrance at 3.30pm.
Your child will be given two new reading books every Monday which they will keep until Friday. They are being given two books because there will not be an opportunity to swap these books during the week. The books need to be brought back to school on the Friday and put into the reading book box, which the children will find inside the classroom. Please make sure that you sign the reading diaries when the books need to be changed. Books will not be changed if your child’s reading diary is not signed.
English homework (spellings, sentences and comprehension tasks) are to be completed in the front of the green homework book. Arithmetic homework is to be completed at the back of the same green homework book and children will also be set online Mathletics activities. Your child’s Mathletics login card and J2E login card will be attached to the back of their homework book. Their logins remain the same. All homework will be set on a Friday and needs to be completed and handed in by the following Tuesday, they are welcome to hand it in on Monday if they would like. Please note, English, Arithmetic and Mathletics homework will begin on Friday 11th September. This Friday a poem by our class poet will be uploaded onto the website for children to learn in addition to the homework set.
Gymnastics and P.E.
Children will need to come into school wearing their P.E. kit on Mondays and Thursdays starting from this Thursday. The children will have their Gymnastics session on Thursdays and their P.E. session on Mondays. If children have clubhouse, which they need to be in PE kit for, please make sure they bring a bag of their kit in with them in the morning. May I please remind parents that earrings must be taken out before school on the days that your child has sports lessons.
The children are encouraged to bring in a water bottle each day.
Our first Science topic is all about the growth and survival of animals including humans. The children will be thinking about how they have changed since they were babies and it would be lovely if we could have some photos to illustrate their work. Please email these through to your class teacher by the beginning of next week. I am really looking forward to getting to know the children and yourselves over the next couple of weeks. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.
Thank you for your support,