Bellefield CofE Primary & Nursery School


Willow (Year 2/3)

Class Teachers: Miss Oatey and Mrs Dennett

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gould, Mrs Whatley, Mrs Mason and Miss Mason


Dear Parents/Carers,


A very warm welcome back, we hope you have all had a lovely Easter. We will be kicking off the new term with our exciting new topic ‘‘Amazing Africa – Hakuna Matata”. We have attached a copy of our topic plan so you can see what your child will be learning about in each curriculum area.  


updated topic web 2024 africa willow.pdf


knowledge organiser.pdf

As before, we encourage children to find and bring in any books, information or pictures they can find relating to the topic.


Just a few reminders for this term:


  • Our P.E sessions are now being held on Wednesday. Please make sure your child has a P.E kit in school on these days (t-shirt, shorts/tracksuit bottoms and daps/trainers). P.E kit should be labelled clearly with your child’s name, as should all school uniform and book bags. Could you also ensure book bags are checked regularly for letters etc.


  • Reading:


Most children will now only be taking PM books home as they have progressed through our Phonics books and are ready to develop their fluency and comprehension through our levelled system.

However, some children will continue to take a Phonics book home. These books will contain sounds your child still needs to practise as identified in a recent phonics assessment.


Children read weekly in school on a one-to-one basis as well as whole-class guided reading sessions. It is also crucial that you hear your child read at least three times a week and comment in their Reading Records.       With your help, your child will learn how to read and can practise reading until they can read for their own enjoyment. Then they will have a whole world of information and knowledge at their fingertips!


Our class story is 'Lila and the Secret of Rain' whilst our Guided Reading comprehension skills will come from 'Flat Stanley'.


  • As the weather gets warmer please think about providing your child with a sun hat and please ensure they have a drinks bottle in school each day.


  • KS1 children are offered a piece of fruit or raw vegetable (funded by the Government) as a healthy snack, promoting commitment to healthy living. If your child in in Year 3 they will need to bring in their own piece of fruit.


  • We have Celebration Assembly on Friday afternoon at 2:40pm which is a time to celebrate the learning and achievements of the week.


The champion learner will get the privilege of taking Monty home for the weekend to look after. Please make sure he is back in school on the Monday so we can give him a full wash and groom!


  • Please check Dojo regularly for any class updates or announcements. You can also view this term’s homework tasks. Children are expected to complete at least one (or as many) of the tasks each term. All work will be celebrated at end-of-term showcases!


If you have any further questions about this term please do not hesitate in speaking to us either before/after school. or alternatively emailing


Best wishes,


Miss Oatey                          Mrs Dennett                       Mrs Gould, Mrs Whatley, Mrs                                                                                            Mason and Miss Mason        

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