Welcome to Year 2M!
Hello everyone! I am Miss Macleod and will be the Year 2 class teacher this year. This is my second year at Catchgate Primary School and I know all your children well through being the other Year 1 teacher last year! In my free time I enjoy watching football, spending time with my friends and family and taking my dog Ralphie on walks!
Year 2 PE, swimming and Forest School
We would like to remind you to put names in all of your children's clothes and they are allowed a water bottle in class, this should also have a name on. Below you will find PE and Forest School information such as what your child needs for these sessions. It is important that they are prepared for these lessons as PE is statutory requirement for all children.
P.E is on a Friday afternoon.
Please ensure you child has kit in school which include- Red t-shirt, black shorts and plimsoles. PE kits will be returned home at the end of each half term and should come back into school in time for the first PE session of the half term.
Forest School is on a Wednesday morning.
Please send your child to school with suitable clothing that you don't mind getting wet and muddy. This should include sturdy shoes, boots or wellies, a warm coat, warm trousers and jumper.
Children will need to bring school shoes whenever they wear wellies or other footwear to school.
Swimming happens on a Thursday morning.
Please meet Miss Macleod at the pool entrance at 8.30.
Throughout the year pictures will be uploaded to our class page to celebrate all achievements and document some of the lovely things we get up to!
Contact Miss MacLeod
We are encouraging the children to become more independent and to look after their own belongings, You can help your child to do this by putting their name in all of their clothing. As the weather gets warmer please continue to send your child to school wearing clothing for the weather and a coat as the weather can change quickly.
In Year 2 children will be expected to be more independent.
Homework is a points based system for all subjects. The children have 10 weeks to complete enough activities to gain a minimum of 100 points. These can be completed on the Class Notebook or on paper. The activities are below, on the Class Notebook and a paper copy can be requested if needed.
Children will receive weekly spellings. They will be given these in their spelling books on a Monday morning and tested on them on a Friday. Please ensure that all spelling books are brought into school on a Friday ready to have their new spellings put in for the following week. Weekly spellings will also be uploaded to OneNote.
Our spelling rules for Autumn term are as follows:
1.Continue to spell HFW from phonics phase
2.CEW – door, floor, poor, because, find, kind mind, behind, child, wild
3.s sound spelt c eg.ice
4.Words ending in le eg. apple
5.Silent letters – g, k, w eg. gnaw, know, wrap
Rights Respecting Schools Award
Our school has a continued commitment to helping children learn about and understand their rights. Here are the individual rights we will be exploring across the school linking to our weekly themes in the Autumn term. Please ask your children about these articles and speak with them about how they impact them at home too.
Whole School Theme
Article of the Week
Our Fragile World
Article 4 – making rights real
Keeping safe - online
Article 17 – access to information and media
Staying healthy - eating
Article 3 – best interests of the child
Educate and Celebrate
Article 2 – no discrimination
Black History Month
Article 41 – best law for children applies
Black History Month
Article 31 – rest, play, culture, arts
Article 6 – life, survival and development
Staying Healthy – wellbeing and mental health
Article 26 – social and economic help
Looking after the environment
Article 8 - identity
Article 13 – sharing thoughts freely
Keeping healthy – sport
Article 19 – protection from violence
National Tree Week
Article 5 – family guidance as children develop
Our Fragile World
Article 27 – food, clothing, a safe home
Article 14 – freedom of thought and religion
Article 29 – aims of education