Welcome to Topaz Class! We are a Year 2 and Year 3 class. We have had a busy start to our new term and we are excited about the learning to come in our pathways for the year ahead. Please see the documents above for our yearly overview and our Autumn term planning pathway. Please also keep visiting our class website page as we will update it fortnightly.
Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Children need a named water bottle in school and a named jumper/ cardigan and coat.
You will see that we have given each child their new decodable reading book and record. Please bring into school each day so that we can hear them read and give them with a new book at the end of the week. We would also like you to show in their reading record that your child has read their decodable reading book 3x a week with you (once for decoding, once for fluency and once for comprehension). Children will also be able to bring home a book to read with you for pleasure at home. These can be changed on a Friday morning from our class library.
Our author of the term is Kes Gray and we have enjoyed learning about some of his books. We have especially enjoyed ‘Oi Frog’, predicting the endings of each page using rhyme. Please talk to your children about this author and find out which book is their favourite. Maybe they could find a Kes Gray book in the local library or at home and bring it in to show us.
In phonics each day, we have been re-visiting our Year 1 sounds as well as learning our new sounds for Year 2. Please look for the sounds cards and CEW cards in your child’s book bag to continue the practice of these at home.
We have started our new scheme ‘Jigsaw’, and the children have already been talking about worries, hopes and fears they might have in a new class and how to overcome them. We have talked about responsibility and the children really enjoyed talking about actions that are ‘responsible’ and which ones are the MOST responsible. Maybe at home they could think about ways they are responsible or how you could encourage them to be responsible around the house. We’d love to hear them report back at school!