Class 2 Reception
Welcome to HS2
This year our staff includes:
Mrs Hobson and Mrs Savage
Mrs Kettle (Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and all day Friday)
Mrs Sudra (Tuesday mornings)
Within the Foundation base, our staff also includes:
Miss Claricoates (Monday - Thursday mornings)
Mrs Watts (Tuesday mornings)
Mrs Sudra (Friday)
We also have student placements and parent volunteers at different times.
Our P.E. day is Thursday afternoon.
Your child will need a named white t-shirt, a pair of dark coloured shorts and plimsolls. For health and safety purposes, ALL jewellery should be removed including earrings , and long hair tied up.
If your child has items that cannot be removed please speak to a member of staff.
Children are encouraged to bring a clearly labelled bottle containing water, which they will have access to during the day. The children are expected to take this home at the end of the day and bring back the following day, refilled.
Important dates for this term
Wednesday 19th September - Reading meeting, 2.15pm
Friday 5th October - Whole school cross country
Tuesday 9th October - Parents' Evening
Wednesday 10th October - Parents' Evening
Monday 15th - 19th October - RE week
Friday 19th October - Break for half term
Monday 29th October - Term starts
Monday 12th - 16th November - Anti-bullying week
Friday 30th November - Theatre trip
Friday 21st December - Break for Christmas
Our topic this term is Family
We will be reading lots of stories this term and within these, focusing on families.
Activities this half term will consolidate aspects 1-6.
Aspect 1- Environmental sounds: What sounds we can hear around us?
Aspect 2- Instrumental sounds
Aspect 3- Body percussion
Aspect 4 - Rhyme and rhythm
Aspect 5 - Alliteration
Aspect 6 - Voice sounds
Aspect 7- Oral blending and segmenting
Phonics after half term
Children will be introduced to all the letter sounds in Phase 2.
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, l, ff, ll, ss
We will do lots of work on blending (putting together) the sounds to read words and segmenting (taking apart) words to write them.
i.e. hat h-a-t or frog f-r-o-g.
Blending and segmenting is really important so keep practising with the children at home.
The following free websites will help to practise this:
www.phonicsplay.co.uk - phase 2 games
Once we have set up Class Dojo, we will let you know the sounds and words we are learning each week.