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Arksey Primary School

Respect, Enjoy, Achieve

Mrs Dobson



Welcome to the new school year in Class 2. This year we are the "Demon Detectives" as we travel on our learning journey together.


For both year groups the key focus in Maths will be the number system and addition and subtraction. In Literacy decoding skills will be the focus for Year 1 and for Year 2 it will be the development of reading speed and stamkna. For both year groups we will also be exploring comprehension as we consider different characters, settings and viewpoints. We will be looking at Roald Dahl texts and then fairy tales.

This half term our topics will include dinosaurs, autumn and harvest and trees.  


Please can your child bring their PE kit to school on a Monday and it will be sent home on a Friday. PE this term will usually be on a Monday and a Thursday but this can be subject to change. The children will need to have both indoor and outdoor kit in school. Please check that names are in this kit as well as in other uniform as this will help us to relocate lost clothing correctly.


Your child should also bring a named, filled water bottle to school each morning which they are able to refill during the day.


Homework: The children are expected to read at home with an adult at least 5 times a week. Please record this in the back of their homework diary. They will have spellings to learn each week linked to their learning in class. This will include tricky words and words that follow a particular sound pattern. Each child will have a maths passport to support practising key maths. This is an ongoing task and little and often is recommended rather like the reading practice so that skills and knowledge become embedded. There will also be a themed task this may be a one off task or a mini project in which your child is able to investigate a personal interest linked to a topic we are studying at school to extend their learning.

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any queries no matter how small or to speak to us if you or your child are unsure or worried because it is important that we work together to support your child's development and learning.             Mrs Dobson and Mrs Tweed


Toby. Age-appropriate reading

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