2JB - Mrs Jones/Buckley 2023 - 2024
Class Teacher: Mrs Jones (Monday) & Mrs Buckley (Tuesday-Friday)
Teaching Assistant: Miss Carter
We are delighted to have your child in our class and look forward to being part of their learning journey. See below some useful information regarding our class.
Latest Class News
Please see everything we have been up to in the 'Gallery' section at the bottom of this page or conveniently accessible via our School Spider App!
Throughout the year, please be sure to visit our class gallery regularly as it will contain updates regarding our class activities, including photographs for you to see for yourself how our exciting curriculum engages and stimulates your child. The easiest way to access our class gallery is via the School Spider app, however you can also click on the gallery picture below.
English – A River / The Night Gardener
· Maths – Numbers and Place Value: Numbers to 100, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Measuring Length and Mass.
· History – Significant Indivduals - Walter Tull
· Science – Living Things and Habitats
· Geography – UK: Food
· P.E – Fundamentals / Invasion games
. R.E- Holy Books / Good News
· Music – African music (animals) / Orchestral Instruments- Traditional Western Stories.
· Art – Drawing / Sculpture / Printing
· DT – Wheels and Axels
· Computing – Information Technology Around Us / Digital Photography
· PSHE – What makes a good friend? / How do we recognise our feelings?
We are very proud of our ‘Woodland Learning’ offering, where your child will be experiencing a range of new skills in our forest every week. We want you to make the most of every session whatever the weather, so you will need to be appropriately dressed. Please make sure you wear PE/Woodland uniform on your ‘Woodland Learning Day’.
Class 2JB Woodland Learning day is Monday
Your child will also need to bring in waterproof clothes in a waterproof, draw-string bag and wellington boots. As the weather becomes colder they may also want to bring an extra jumper/fleece, an extra pair of warm socks, waterproof gloves and a warm hat.
Please ensure your child does not attend school wearing their wellies and arrives in alternative footwear as this ensures the spread of mud around school is kept to a minimum.
It is essential that you wear appropriate clothing for P.E. We have two sessions per week, one indoors and the other outdoors. Children should attend school in their PE/Woodland uniform on PE days. Black pumps or trainers must be worn for both sessions.
Class 2JB will have PE on Tuesday
Please visit our class gallery regularly to see what we have been learning at school.
Updates will be notified to you via our School Spider app . Via the app you will be able to access gallery updates, school calendar and also school communications.
The first time you log in to the app, you will be required to click "forgotten password" link. This will allow you to set a password and access the app. Please note some devices automatically include a capital at the beginning of entry fields, so please ensure the appropriate lower or upper case option is set for any characters you are entering.
If you have any problems accessing the app, please contact the School Office who will be happy to help.
It is expected that your child is reading a minimum of 3x per week. However, you are encouraged to read every day.
In addition, children should aim to log on to our home learning games which incorporate maths and spellings via Numbots/Timetable Rockstars and Spelling Shed. These educational game platforms are a great way for your child to practise at home whilst having fun.
Code of Conduct
We will be looking at our 3 character traits: Look after yourself, Look after each other, and Look after our School. Any children following our code of conduct will be presented with ‘Dojo points’ which will enable them to receive a reward. Any children breaking any part of the code of conduct will be given a warning, which may be followed by a sanction.
At TPS we have a code of conduct that all children are expected to follow. We need your support to implement this. Please also see our Behaviour Policy.
School Dinners & Snacks
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a school lunch, as this is funded by the Governments Universal Free School Meals Scheme. Children in these year groups are not required to bring a packed lunch as both hot and cold options are available daily for children to chose from.
Please see lunch menus for further information.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will receive a daily healthy fruit snack for them to consume during morning break.
Any named items will be returned to your child’s class. Please ensure all items of uniform are clearly marked with your child’s name (not just initials). All lost property is collected by each year group and is available for checking at each home time for parents/carers to claim any lost items. If you cannot attend at this time, please speak to your child’s teacher. Alternatively another parent/carer may claim lost uniform on your behalf.
How to Help at Home?
In order to help your child at home, you will need to ensure you read together frequently (at least 3x per week). Every child will also have access to our online learning platforms, including Times Table Rockstars, Numberbots and Spelling Shed. In addition to Spelling Shed, we advise that you sit with your child whilst they practice their spellings on paper, to support their handwriting development. There is a list of the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception on our English>Spellings page.
If you have any queries or concerns about your child or school, please do not hesitate to discuss these with your child’s class teachers in the first instance.