Welcome to Sparrow Class!
Dear Parents and Carers,
We're delighted to welcome the Year 2 and 3 children to Sparrow Class. Mrs Kingscott will be teaching Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday whilst Miss Titterton will be teaching on Tuesdays. Mrs Dingle-Jones is also supporting the class in the mornings.
Our topic this half term is 'The Stone Age' and will be enhanced by a trip to Kents Cavern on Thursday 22nd September. At the bottom of the page is the link to the curriculum map, which shows the learning across all the different subjects.
Reading is a huge focus in Sparrow Class. Please hear your child read at least 5 times a week. Your child will come home with two books, one matched to their reading level which they are to read almost independently and another book from library which can be read to them or a mix of the two. There are also a range of Bug Club books set for your child, which they can read online using their log in and password. The school code is c7kx. Make sure your child clicks on the Bugs (in green circles) where they answer questions about the book.
In addition to reading 5 times a week, each week, Sparrows will be expected to complete spelling practice, one piece of English or Maths homework and reading practice. The children will be sent home with a homework book every Friday. Please ensure they return the book by the following Thursday. There is also a menu of activities which provide options for additional homework should you wish.
This half term, the children have Forest school on Tuesdays. Please ensure they have wellies, warm and waterproof clothing for this as we move into Autumn. Their second PE session will be on Wednesdays. PE kits are kept in the classroom. We kindly remind you to ensure that all PE kit remains in line with our school’s uniform policy. Please also provide your sparrow with an optional warm tracksuit to wear over their clothes, as our PE sessions will continue when the weather becomes colder.
School lunches can be ordered daily in class and are free to children in KS1 (Year 2 but not Year 3). I would recommend going through the lunch options with your sparrow each week to ensure they are happy with the available choices.
This year, we will continue to communicate with parents and carers via Class Dojo. Here, we will post regular updates about our learning in class, as well as other important information. You also have the option to contact us directly via the private messaging tool, but please note that we will likely only respond during school hours.
Mrs Kingscott, Miss Titterton and Mrs Dingle-Jones