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HUNTERS BAR INFANT SCHOOL

CLASS 7: Bumblebee
CLASS 8: Ladybird
CLASS 9: Butterfly

“Welcome to Year Two at Hunter’s Bar Infant School!”

In our classroom we have a wide range of activities, including drama, creative resources and writing activities to support our learning, and our learning can take many forms.

Over the year we will look at a variety of different topics. In the past these topics have included  Arctic, Victorians, Space and Africa, Carnivals and more. Learning Grids, Curriculum Maps and a Vocabulary Mat are posted at the bottom of this page, on Seesaw and the Year 2 Google Drive each half term. You can also find Weekly Summary sheets on Seesaw each Monday.

Throughout the year we look forward to many trips into the local community – such as to Endcliffe Park  and to the Citadel. We have also enjoyed visits further afield such as to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Cannon Hall Farm and more.

We also really value the importance of showing children the wider world. If you have a particular talent or skill you would like to share with the children then please let us know. In the past we have had parent artists, poets, musicians, police officers, doctors and scientists come and talk to the children. We have visits from school workshops, including Space Dome, Victorian Classroom and VR Space, which encourage interactive learning. We really appreciate people giving up their valuable time when they can, to help the children with artwork, play games or read with them.

If you would like to volunteer to help with talks and visits, on school trips, or to volunteer in our class with reading, etc.  Please talk come and talk to one of us.

Reading is very important. We encourage children to read daily.  Your child’s class teachers will record their in-school reading, which you can view on your child’s Seesaw learning journal. You should also record any home reading done using the Seesaw Activity – reading can be recorded in a variety of ways, please see the examples given on Seesaw for more information. You can also print our Home Diary records via the Year Two shared Google Drive.  For every 5 reads done your child will receive a stamp on their Reading Challenge chart on Seesaw. These change weekly – look out for the new topic inspired stamp shared with you at the start of each week. When your child has completed their Reading Challenge chart (12 stamps or 60reads) they will receive a certificate in our weekly Celebration Assembly.

Here is Miss Allen’s Reading Workshop for Key Stage 1 parents/carers.

Hear the sounds video: Oxford Owls or  YouTube

BOOKBAG

A bookbag is really useful to have. We use these to send letters home in, and we also be send books home in them. These can be purchased from the school office.

WATER BOTTLE

Please send your child to school with a water bottle with fresh water in each day. They can access these at all times during the school day.

SNACK AND MILK

Your child will be provided with a free piece of fruit each day. You have the option of paying for your child to have milk each day. You can obtain a letter from the school office for this.

CHANGE OF CLOTHES

We advise that all children have a spare change of socks and underwear in a bag on their coat peg in case of accidents or water spills. Thank you for putting your child’s name on each item of clothing– it’s a great help!

KEEP IN TOUCH

We really value strong links between school and home and over the year offer workshops for parents to discuss how children learn. Look out for information on curriculum, reading and maths workshops in the coming months. Please know  we are always available for a chat or update on how your child is getting on at home or at school. Just find one of us at the beginning or end of the day to arrange a time to talk.

You can also keep in touch with us online, through social media, our class blogs and  your child’s Seesaw Journals. Parents/carers can also message teaching staff by email and via the Seesaw messaging service on Seesaw Family.