Marksbury C of E Primary School

Marksbury Cof E Primary School

Life at Marksbury C of E Primary School
Marksbury Church

 

Year 1/2

Welcome to Murray Class 

We have had a lovely few weeks with the excitement of Harvest Festival at school. For this, we made cakes and soup and presented some of our research in assembly. 

Below is the winning table from our Phonics word competition on Wednesday (3.10.18).

We are looking forward to the last 3 weeks of the term.

Well, what a great first week we have had! Here is a picture of our happy, smiling class even at the end of our first jam-packed week!

Well, what a brilliant summer it’s been! 

I am looking forward to welcoming the new year 1 into our classroom to join the year 2 children. As usual we have lots of exciting things planned for the new School term - please watch this space for more details.

 

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Important information:

  • Children will need their PE kits in school everyday. Regular PE sessions are: Tuesday morning swimming, and Wednesday afternoon.  In addition to this Year 2 children will have Tai Chi lessons every Monday afternoon. 
  • Year 2 homework will be handed out on Friday and should be handed back in on Wednesday.  The homework will be based around what the children are learning in class that week and should take between 10 and 20 minutes.  The idea is for the year 2 children to get used to the idea of homework before moving into KS2.  It is better for your child to complete a small amount of homework well, for example writing one sentence well, rather than spending too much time on a piece. 
  • Children's book bags may not be checked every day, so please remind your child to hand any letters / messages to their teacher or the office.
  • Reading - Year 1 books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Year 2 books will be changed on a Tuesday and Thursday. Year 2 children will take two books home on a Thursday. 
  • Spellings - every child has a set of spellings that build up to a collection of key words.  Once they can spell all the words in the collection correctly, confidently and independently they will be awarded their spelling badge.

If you have any further questions please come in to see us or send a message in the home school diary.   

   

The names of any phonics or reading schemes in operation used in Key Stage 1 are:

LETTERS AND SOUNDS in R/Y1/2 supported by Jolly Phonics/Oxford Reading Tree and various other schemes.

Please refer to the following videos for information on how to help your child with spellings:

Spellings: Tricky Words

Spellings: Alternative pronunciations

Spellings: Alternative spellings

Spellings: New sounds