Welcome Back – Summer Term

Wednesday 17 April 2024

I hope you all had a happy and healthy Easter break. The children have come back to school in fine form, ready to achieve and believe this summer term. We’re looking forward to sharing our learning journey with you over the coming weeks but in the meantime, a few reminders.

Reading fluency books

Every Friday, children who are reading chapter books will bring a new book home. We have 4 reading practice sessions a week in which we read the first 4 chapters. Please read chapters 5 and 6 at home and return the book by Wednesday the following week. Books are signed in and out and we can’t send new books home until the previous one has been returned. Although the books are a very valuable resource at our school, returning books mustn’t be a cause of worry or upset for your child, so please contact me directly if there are any issues.

I’ll continue to assign e-books weekly, including chapter books.

Reading records

Please return reading records to school by Wednesday. Make a note of what has been read and any areas you have focused on. This is a great way for us all to keep up to date and an often overlooked way of staying in regular contact! If you have any questions about this, please be in touch.

Library books

Our library day is Friday. Please return library books to school by Wednesday, ready to return to the library in exchange for a new one.

Times Tables Rock Stars

Thank you to everyone who has been playing Times Tables Rock Stars at home. It’s a really valuable resource and a fantastic way of keeping home learning fun. If you need any technical support, please be in touch.

PE days

Our PE days are still Tuesday and Friday. Uniform compliance is excellent in Year 2 – let’s keep it up!

Water bottles

Please make sure your child comes to school with a clean, labelled water bottle every day. Water bottles must go home every day.


If you need any additional support, you can email me on ajnash@spherefederation.org and I will get back to you within an appropriate timeframe.