Welcome to Owls’ class!
Our class teacher, Mrs Paylor, guides our fantastic family Owls to grow as individuals and as a team. Mrs Thompson, Mrs Davies and Mrs Beswick support the children’s learning, run catch-up programs and ensure that the children’s well-being and individual needs are met, taking their direction from the class teacher.
Years 2 and 3 are the perfect time to develop the skills we already have and learn new ones too! We celebrate our individual talents, encourage one another to try our best and are always there to lend a helping hand and put a smile on someone’s face. We are excited to become more independent with our learning and be the best version of ourselves that we can be. Whether we are working hard in Maths or Religious Education, Music or English, we always strive to try our best and support each other.
Please make sure that your child has both indoor and outdoor PE kits in school and should bring these into school on a Monday and take them home on a Friday. PE sessions take part on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure that earrings are removed for PE days, as jewellery must not be worn for PE sessions for health and safety reasons. Hair should also be tied back if long enough.
Supporting Learning at Home
We know parents are always very keen to support their children at home and we hope this information will be helpful in supporting you to do this.
Homework is an essential part of being a successful learner in life. At school, we value it as it helps our children to practise and perfect their skills, as well as deepen their knowledge and understanding through regular short bursts of repetitive tasks. It also gives you as parents an idea of what your child is learning about in school.
Children are expected to read with an adult for 5-10 minutes most nights. In order to help them become more fluent, it is essential that they re-read a book several times, read it aloud and are encouraged to use punctuation and expression. Please sign your child’s reading record book, giving details of pages read and how you have read and discussed the story together. If you have any concerns, please speak to Mrs Paylor or put a note in your child’s reading record.
Children will receive new spellings on Monday to be tested the following Monday; please encourage your child to complete spelling activities on the Spelling Shed.
In addition, learning times tables using, ‘Times Table Rock Stars,’ will makes it far quicker and easier for children to work out maths problems in their heads. Moving beyond using their fingers to work out answers, they’ll gradually be able to use their knowledge to quickly solve any multiplication questions. Multiplication is a main tool for many forms of maths and the ability to rehearse and understand multiplications up to and including 12 by the final year of primary school will enable your child to confidently and skilfully tackle the more complex mathematical subjects.
We also set a list of creative homework tasks linked to our Topic, which runs for the half term. These homework tasks are all designed to enhance your child’s learning in school each term. Children will earn points for each task completed; and children who earn the required amount of points for the term will be awarded a Head Teacher’s Star. Children will also have their work celebrated and shared with the class. Please support your child to complete the tasks to the very best of their ability.
Thanks for your continued support.
Owls’ Teaching Team