Yellow Class 2019 - 2020

Mrs Swallow

Yellow Class Teacher

Dear Parents,


I hope you and the children have all had a lovely summer. This is my first email of the year and I am very excited to welcome the children, and you, to Yellow Class! This year we are lucky to be working with Mrs Degg and Mrs Benson and I know that our year will be full of learning and fun; as well as the children’s first residential!


Before finishing for the Summer the children were very excited to choose what we were going to learn about this coming year. They wanted to do so much, it’s been tricky fitting it all in, but I think I’ve just about managed it! The children have chosen some super topics our first being: Bright Lights, Big City. Please see our topic overview for more information. It will be on the website by next Tuesday (5th September.)


Yellow class meeting will be held on Tuesday 10th September at 3.20. I will go through the year 2 curriculum; briefly go through SATs; how to help and support your child and our residential to Beeston. I look forward to seeing you there.


Reading  - Reading is such a vital part of your child’s learning so please continue to read at home with the children. Ten minutes a day really does make all the difference. Please write in child’s reading diary so that they can move up our ‘world tallest buildings.’ This year I am trying something new – if the children read 5 times in a week they will get a sticker on a special bookmark, once the bookmark is full they will be able to choose something from our prize box. We had so many children reading 5 times a week last year, I am sure that it will continue this year. As well as reading at home the children will continue to read in school through individual reading, paired reading and guided reading. If you would like more information on reccommended reading please go to


Spellings – will work the same as last year. Children will be given weekly spellings to learn. These will be given out on a Friday. The children will be quizzed on them the following week. Please ensure that spelling books are in school every Friday.


Homework – again this will work the same as last year – please return books on a Thursday so that homework can be checked and new sheets (where needed) can be stuck in to be returned to you on a Friday.


PE and outdoor learning - PE will be on a Tuesday. Please bring PE kits into school on the first day back if possible. Again, like last year I will send out texts or emails if we are doing outdoor learning, but please keep waterproofs and wellies are in school. Please name everything!


Snacks – Please send snack in a SMALL container or just with your child’s name on. If your child has toast money, please ensure it is in a named wallet or purse.


Helpers – We need you! Your support, as always is extremely appreciated. If you haven’t already done so, let me know if you would like to help. Thank you.


Finally, I feel so lucky to be working with your amazing children for the second year running. ‘A new year, new adventures, new memories, new challenges and new opportunities await’  


Kind regards,


Debbie Swallow and Team Yellow  




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