Appleby Primary School

Appleby Primary School

Mrs Cathcart

Welcome to Class Two


Welcome back to the Summer term which is a very busy one in school, with lots of things to look forward to.

Now that the children are used to school routines, we aim to develop their independence by encouraging them to play on the playground under your supervision in the mornings until the bell goes, and then to come in to school and hang up their coats by themselves, ready to come in to the classroom.  The school day starts at 8.55.


In Years Two and Three we continue to follow the National Curriculum guidelines for literacy and numeracy.  Our literacy is based around high quality texts.  This term we will be looking at stories by Roald Dahl and David Walliams.  We will use stories as the basis for our writing throughout the term.  We will continue to focus on times tables this term and would ask you to encourage the children to practise these at home.  We will also be putting our knowledge to practical use with problem solving.


We will be studying some interesting topics this term. Our first focus will be The Titanic and the history surrounding it. 


There will be lots of opportunities for developing artistic and musical skills throughout the term.


There will be two P.E. sessions a week.  These will be on Thursday and Friday, although as the weather improves we may change the P.E. session to fit in with the good weather, so P.E .kit needs to be in school every day.  Please provide shorts, a t-shirt and pumps for indoor P.E. sessions, and joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor lessons.  Be sure to name each item as things very easily become muddled up.  School policy states that children cannot take part in P.E. activities when wearing earrings, so children should not wear them on P.E. days, or should be able to take them out themselves.


Our Science topic for the first half term is Plant and Animal Growth.


Numeracy homework will be given on Friday and should be completed and returned to school by the following Thursday. We encourage children to read as often as possible at home to an adult, as this will be a great support to the development of their literacy skills. Children who read regularly at home make more rapid progress in all subjects. The children have a reading diary which we encourage you to use dailyWe have a “three times a week” reading challenge in our class to encourage reading at home.  There is a reward at the end of the week for those who complete the challenge!


Pleases feel free to come in and see me if you have any questions.

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