Handwriting pens

We have found over the past couple of years that the cost of purchasing handwriting pens for KS2 children has really escalated. It has also been noted that many children actually prefer bringing in their own pens. Therefore we would really appreciate it, if you are able to, if your child would bring in his/her own pen for writing.

In order to maintain consistency throughout KS2 the pens should not be biros, but BLUE ink gel/fine liner pens.

There are many pens on the market and some of the suitable, reasonably priced pens are :

Rymans online

 

These are just ideas for you – most stationers and supermarkets also sell either single pens or multi-packs.

If I could just reiterate we use blue ink pens in our work and no biros.

We will continue to supply pens for children for who need this option.

Thank you as always for your continued support – it is much appreciated.

 

Judy Van den Abbeele

KS2 Leader

Year 4 Gilwell Park Residential

This will be taking place from Wednesday 4th  October to Friday 6th October. An information pack will be emailed next week. Please ensure that the outstanding medical form is returned by Monday 11th September.

I will email a letter informing you of the final arrangements nearer the time. If you have any questions please pop in and see me. Mrs Ainger

Home Learning

This year home learning, in KS2, will concentrate on spellings (given out weekly), home reading (to develop children’s fluency and comprehension) and times tables (teachers will send out texts the week before a times table is tested). Details about which times tables your child needs to practise are in the KS2 letter. To assist you in supporting your child’s love of reading and to develop a wide interest,  a recommended reading list was attached in the KS2 letter. (Obviously this is only a taster of the wide range of quality children’s books that are available). Year 6 will have a daily piece of homework after October half-term until the SATs towards the end of the Spring Term.

Mrs. Van den Abbeele KS2 Leader

Curriculum IMPACT Meetings

These meeting are an opportunity to meet the year group class teachers and receive

information related to:

  • What is special about the year group?
  • RE Overview
  • Responsibilities
  • Home Learning
  • Literacy and Maths Overviews
  • Safeguarding

Here are the dates of the forthcoming Curriculum Impact meetings. These meetings are very informative. You will get the opportunity to meet the new class teachers and teaching support staff, see the learning environment and have a greater understanding of the curriculum coverage this academic year.

 

ALL MEETINGS START AT 9a.m.

Tuesday 12th Sept 9a.m. Year 6

Wednesday 13th September 9a.m. Year 5

Thursday 14th September 9a.m. Year 4

Friday 15th September 9a.m. Year 3

Tuesday 19th September 9a.m. Year 2

 Tuesday 26th September 9a.m. Year 1