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Miss Morrell

Yellow Class Teacher

Yellow Class Newsletter

September 2017



Dear Children, Parents and Carers,


Welcome to Yellow Class. I hope you have all had a restful and enjoyable summer. It has been great to hear all about the children’s summer holiday adventures.


The start of a new school year can be unnerving for some (including the teachers). However, the children have been really grown-up, settling into new routines quickly. As they move through the school we always encourage more independence, self-motivation and a positive attitudes towards all aspects of school life. So I am looking forward to watching them develop throughout the year as we prepare them for Key Stage 2.


Our class topic for this half term is based around Our Wonderful World. We will be learning about the continents and oceans of the world, the people who live there, the food they eat and the houses they live in.


Reading – Children are encouraged to read to an adult daily at home and we use a reading star system . Every time children read at home they will receive a mark and their name will be displayed in the classroom. If they read 5 times through the course of one week they will become a star reader. Reading daily to an adult is so important at this stage of their development. This can include reading to younger siblings, reading recipes, instructions, fiction and non- fiction. So please just make a note in their diaries to show us what they have been reading. In class they will be encouraged to start to read independently during registration and will usually read in a group with me once a week.


Number facts – Learning number facts for instant recall is also really important as children begin to learn new mathematical strategies and develop a deeper understanding of numerical concepts. Therefore, please spend some time with your children learning number bonds, measurement facts, shape names etc. This really reinforces the work we do in school and helps the children to feel confident to tackle new concepts.



Communication – As the children are becoming more independent they will be asked each morning to show me any notes you have written in their diaries. They will also be asked if they need to change their books. If they’re not changing their books regularly enough or bringing home their ‘favourite’ book time and time again, please let me know.


Home Learning – I will set home learning weekly. This could be to practise a skill we’ve been developing in lessons, to make or create something relating to our topic based leaning or maybe to start to do a bit of research themselves. Children will also have a weekly spelling list to work on at home.


PE – We have PE sessions on a Tuesday. Please make sure children have their kit in school all week.


  1. Schools – We do not have a regular session timetabled in Year 2 but will have one-off days for outdoor learning. I will inform you of these closer to the date. On those dates your child should come into school in suitable outdoor clothing and appropriate footwear and bring waterproofs with them. Therefore there is no need to leave outdoor clothing at school. Wellies can be left on the welly rack outside the classroom if you so wish.


A few requests

  • We are always in need of art shirts, so if you have any old shirts/t-shirts that could be used for art lessons they would be much appreciated, along with any newspapers for covering the tables.
  • If any of you or any grandparents can spare a few minutes (or hours) a week to hear children read it would be really appreciated. Even if it was just from 8.45-9.00 a couple of times a week. Please contact me if you are able to help.


I hope I have answered any queries you my have and look forward to putting faces to names at our parent meeting (more details nearer the time).




Kay Morrell

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