Willow Yr 2/3
Welcome to Willow Class, Autumn 2023.
Ms Lewis will be teaching on Mondays and Tuesday mornings.
Mrs Force will be teaching Tuesday afternoons, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
When do they need their kit?
PE – Monday mornings.
Forest School – Tuesday mornings (from 12th September).
Swimming – Wednesday afternoons.
Please ensure all kit and uniform is named, if possible! There are always zillions of jumpers, trunks, and water bottles finding their way back to their owners……
Library – Thursday. Free readers may change their own books in the library, before or after school, with grown-ups.
Reading – They will receive a new book every Monday. Some children will receive two books. Please can they read one for the first three days and the second one for the next three days.
Day 1 – Practise the Story Green Words, Red Words and Green Words before reading the book for the first time. If your child is reluctant or finding this challenging, please share the reading so they read a page and then you read a page.
Day 2 – Second read – this is to develop their fluency and vocabulary understanding.
Day 3 – Third read – this is to develop expression and understanding of the text. Please can you read the book to them so they can hear where you add expression and which words you emphasise. This can lead to lovely conversations about why you have chosen to emphasise certain words. What impact did it have to the listener? What did it tell the listen about the characters or the situation?
Please then answer the comprehension questions at the back of the book. This is just as important as the decoding and the fluency.
Please listen to your child read every day and fill in their Reading River for checking every Monday.
Spelling – They will bring home a list of several groups spellings every Friday. Please ask your child who their literacy teacher is as that will be the spellings they need to learn. They will be tested every Friday at the back of their book, so please can they have their orange spelling book in school every Friday. They can use their orange book to practise their spellings at home during the week.
If you feel your child needs an extra challenge, on top of the spellings they are already learning, they could use the free resources on https://spellingframe.co.uk/
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Finally, if your child requires any medication please ensure this is also brought to school on the first day of term.
The Year 2/3 Team