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Pictor Class

Welcome to Year 2

Also known as...

Pictor Class


Great Eccleston Copp C.E. School

Monday 4th September 2017


Dear Parents/carers,


Firstly I would like to begin by welcoming you to Pictor Class otherwise known as Year 2. I hope you have had a lovely, relaxing summer break and I am sure you are all ready for the new school year! Autumn 1 school topic is “Amazing Adventures!” (see attached sheet).


Classroom Staff

Miss Pixton is the Classroom Teacher, Mrs Mason is the Teaching Assistant and Mrs Taylor is the PPA cover for one afternoon a week.


For Autumn 1, Pictor class are focussing on recounts, then moving on to letter writing.


For Autumn 1, Pictor class are learning Place Value and Addition and Subtraction. If your child is secure with addition and subtraction number bonds to 20, this would be beneficial as they then move on to learn their timetables.


Each child will be given a reading diary and (most probably) 2 books to bring home to read. Please leave a comment in the child’s reading diary so Mrs Mason knows how much of the books you have got through. Mrs Mason will check each child’s reading folder everyday to see if they require new books to bring home.


Your child will continue to move through the letters and sounds phonics scheme, starting off with a recap of phase 5 then moving on to Phase 6. This year, there will be a big focus on teaching spelling rules.


The children will be doing PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit (white t-shirt, shorts, pumps and trainers) in school and that all items are clearly labelled.


The children will receive English and Maths homework every week, and topic homework when appropriate. I would ask that the children attempt the homework independently but please support your child if needed. As well as this, I do ask that you read regularly with your child. Even if they have read the book, it is good practice to re-read the book so your child becomes more confident and fluent.


I have attached our class timetable for Autumn 1 to this letter. 

General Reminders…

  • Any letters or reply slips, which need to be returned, can be put in your child’s book bag. The children are encouraged to check them each morning and give things in before the register.
  • The children will have access to water using a cup a class set of cups, however, they can bring in their own named water bottle if they wish to.
  • In Key Stage 1 the children receive free fruit as a mid-morning snack.
  • If your child wishes to have milk please speak to the office


If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate ask me in person or on Dojo. I look forward to seeing you all at the ‘Meet the Teacher’ event on Tuesday 19th September 2017 (3:30pm-6pm).


Kindest regards,


Miss S. Pixton.