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Davington Primary School

Faversham, Kent

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Mrs Dunt and Miss Blair welcome you and your children to Year 2, together with Mrs Cullen, Mrs Hart and Mrs Brooker we are looking forward to a successful and happy year, full of enjoyable learning.

We welcome you and your children to Year 2. We are looking forward to a successful and happy year, full of enjoyable learning.

Topics for the Term

Our topic this term is ‘Dungeons and Dragons’. The children will be learning about design as they create their own dungeons to capture a rather naughty dragon! In Science the children will be learning about materials to help us decide what to use for our dungeons. Our class book is ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell and we look forward to using the book to inspire our writing, even fixing a rather terrible book by Professor Yobbish! In our Maths, we are consolidating our understanding of tens and ones and thinking about our times tables too.

Indoor PE

Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school. Our PE days are as follows:

 2B and 2D: Wednesday in Term 2 - Indoor PE when swimming has finished

Outdoor P.E./Swimming

2B and 2D – Wednesday afternoon- swimming and Friday afternoon - outdoor games

For Outdoor P.E. the children will need trainers and a tracksuit including a warm jacket, especially as the weather turns colder in Term 2. Davington kits are available at the school office. Please ensure children with shoulder length hair or longer have their hair tied back. If your child has pierced ears, their earrings will need to be removed before this session. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in a suitable bag and labelled clearly with their full name and class.

Homework

Year 2 children need to read with an adult every day. If you hear your child read, please write in their reading record book. There are rewards to collect for children who have read three times a week, consistently.

The children will be given their group spelling words to learn on a Friday. They will have a short spelling test on the following Friday.

The children will also have a homework task every Friday. This needs to be handed in by the following Friday, although Thursday is preferable please.

Water

It is important that children drink plenty of water throughout the day. In order to do this, children need a named water bottle that they can use during the day.  Please make sure this does not leak and has a ‘sports top’ lid.  These can be bought in the school office. The children are strongly encouraged to drink water, not squash. 

Break Time Snacks

Key Stage One children are currently offered a piece of fruit every break time. This will be continuing this year. If you would rather provide your child with their own snack, please refer to the Parent Handbook for guidance as we like to ensure that we are promoting healthy eating within the school.

Arriving at school

We have an ‘open door’ policy and are always ready to discuss any urgent problems with you in the morning when you bring your child to school. However, if you want to have a longer discussion about your child, please make an appointment to talk to us after school – thank you.

Collecting your child

At the end of the school day your child will be taken to the basketball court on the top playground. The children are instructed to remain with school staff until they see the adult responsible for collecting them and a member of staff has approved. Please ensure that we are aware that you have collected your child. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

Mrs Dunt and Miss Blair

Year 2 Class Teachers