Welcome to Eider Ducks 2023-2024
Welcome to Eider Ducks.
A warm welcome to Year 2 and Eider Ducks class. Eider Ducks are taught by myself, Mr Smith, and supported daily by Mrs Jones our fantastic and experienced Teaching Assistant. On Thursday afternoons, the class are taught by Mrs McGirl, an experienced teacher.
The children will have two P.E. lessons a week – Monday and Thursday. They will need their P.E. kit in school at all times as there are often extra opportunities to get outside and get active. In the winter plain black leggings/ joggers and a jumper are useful as we will still be going outside weather permitting... Please can you make sure that all items are labelled. Thank you.
Please read with your child at home. It really does make a huge difference. At the moment, children bring four reading books home and can change their books on a Monday afternoon. There is no need for all of their books to be in school every day, but please make sure they bring their reading record in daily. Please sign their reading record and add any comments if you wish to. Children should be encouraged to read a variety of texts and should be read to (e.g. a bed time story) just for the enjoyment of reading.
The children will be able to choose a new book from the KS1 Library every Wednesday
Please feel free to catch me if you have any queries or concerns however big or small. You are more than welcome to have a quick word at the beginning or end of the day. Or, if a longer appointment is necessary, you can arrange this through the school office.
We have a jam packed year of fun learning ahead of us. If you would like to know more have a look at our curriculum overview on our class page on the school website.
You may have already heard that Year 2 SATs finished last year. This year’s class were the first to use the new baseline assessment in reception and will therefore not be sitting SATs in year 2. This won’t make much practical difference to the children - we will still have lots of fun learning across the breadth of our curriculum and may still use some old SATs papers informally to aid assessment at the end of the year.
We are looking forward to a wonderful year!