SPRING TERM IN 2 OAK
AUTUMN TERM IN 2 OAK
Welcome to Class 2 Oak. Your teacher is Mrs Jones and our teaching assistant is Mrs Hill. Mrs Shaikh is our lunchtime supervisor.
Dojo points are virtual points that are awarded to children for positive behaviour. The children each have their own Dojo monster which they can personalise.
Once the children receive 250 points they will be awarded a certificate in a special assembly.
Please sign up to the Dojo app using the password that will be sent home in the first week of autumn term. If you have any problems signing up, please come and see me.
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We have our PE sessions on Tuesday afternoon (outdoor) and Friday afternoon (indoor).
Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their PE kit (t-shirt, shorts, leggings, tracksuit bottoms, trainers etc)
If your child wears earrings, please can you ensure that these are removed before they come to school. As the weather gets colder, your child will need to wear warm clothing as PE sessions do take place outside.
Your child's reading experience is much more than the reading book which comes home from school. Reading is happening all the time in the classroom and in the school. It is taught in phonics/spelling sessions along with English lessons, but children are practising and using their 'reading' constantly across all subjects too.
Parents can support this 'reading journey' through regular reading at home. Reading to and with your child every evening for at least ten minutes can make a dramatic difference to a child's achievement within school.
A report from the Oxford University Press highlighted the importance of parents reading with their children.
'Children who read outside of class are 13 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age'.
The report also offers six tips for reading with your child at home, including:
1. Make time to read- even ten minutes a day
2. Choose different types of books
3. Take turns to read
4. Talk about the book- asking your child questions
5. Pay attention to the language
6. Enjoy reading
We ask that you read or share a book with your child at least three times a week. In the autumn term the children will have a book with a recent phonic sound/s they are consolidating and another book (fiction or non-fiction) to share for extra enjoyment. The children that require further support will continue with these books into the spring and summer terms. In the spring and summer term the children who are secure with their phonics knowledge will begin ‘Book Club’.
Bug Club is an excellent online book club where your child can access books suitable for their ability. They can also access games to consolidate their phonics knowledge.
Log in details will be sent home. If you have any questions or problems logging on then please come and see me.
Homework will be sent home each Friday. This will consist of 12 spellings and a maths activity. The spellings will be tested on the following Friday.