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Class 2 Welcome Letter 2014


Friday 4th September 2014
Dear Parent/Carer,
Welcome back and welcome to Class 2 if your child has just moved in from Class 1.  I just thought it would be useful to tell you some changes in routine that you may find from Class 1.
P.E. is on Monday and Friday, so please send kit to school on a Monday to stay in school all week. Please remember to always put in a spare pair of socks and a jumper and long trousers for when the weather changes. If children have pierced ears, earrings need to be removed before they come to school unless they can safely remove them themselves. I am sorry but staff are not permitted to remove them. 
It is important that the children always bring a drink bottle to school filled with water to keep them hydrated as we do not have cups in Class 2. Please ensure that the bottle is named.  At this stage of the year when children are removing their jumpers, lots of clothing tends to go astray if it is not named, so please ensure ALL clothing, including P.E. kit, is named otherwise it may end up in lost property. 
The children will have reading books which will be changed regularly and children will progress through the school reading scheme as appropriate. It really helps their progress if they read regularly, even a couple of pages a day helps. When you listen to your child please remember to sign the reading record and write any comments you have about their reading as this helps to keep a track of how they are doing and enables us to monitor their progress more accurately. All children will eventually be given spellings to learn at home and they will be asked to recall these on Fridays by writing them down.  To help your child learn them it is good for them to write them down, saying the names of the letters as they write as this also helps with their handwriting.
Lots of things happen in school and details are often sent in bookbags so I would be grateful if you could please try and remember to check these at the end of the day for any newsletters, information, spelling books etc, and only send to school what they will need for the day.  We will start show and tell sessions and I will let the children know when it is their turn  and send a note home to let you know the week before. Therefore children do not need to bring items into school which may get lost or broken.
If your child is being collected by someone different, please let me or the office know as we cannot allow children to go home with anyone other than the specified adult without prior permission. 
If you have any worries or are unsure about something please don’t hesitate to come and see me.  The best time to speak to me is at the end of the day when I have more time.
Thank you!
Miss Pennock