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Pictor Class

Welcome to Year 2

Also known as...

Pictor Class


Great Eccleston Copp C.E. School

Tuesday 4th September 2018


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! The school topic for Autumn 1 is “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” (see attached sheet).


Classroom Staff

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



For Autumn 1, Pictor class are focussing on recounts, moving on to writing about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.



For Autumn 1, Pictor class are learning about Place Value and Addition and Subtraction.



Each child will be given a reading diary and some school books to bring home to read. Please leave a comment in the child’s reading diary so Mrs Taylor knows how much of the book has been read. Mrs Taylor will check each child’s reading diary frequently 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 Mondays and Wednesdays. 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 and will be encouraged to try everything.
  • If your child wishes to have milk please visit the website and register. Cool Milk will then add your child to the list for the following week.


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 18h September 2018 (3:30pm-6pm).


Kindest regards,


Miss S. Pixton