Class 2

Class 2 have been studying castles for their topic during the autumn term, below is all the National Curriculum statements they should cover by Christmas.

Nativity 2015


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Harvest Assembly

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Thank you for all your generous food donations for the harvest service at the church. The reverend Brenda was very grateful to receive the donations, and all the food will be distributed amongst the homeless in Southend. 

The children were all very well behaved, and listened carefully to why harvest is celebrated in the Christian calendar. 



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Apologies Harvest this Monday 18th September


Welcome Back

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Welcome back to you all.

We are already half way through the second week of the term, and the children are settling in well getting used to their classroom, routines and making new friends.

We have a few events to look forward to this term. Firstly, we are celebrating Harvest at the church on Monday 25th September. If you are able could you please help with by donating non-perishable food on the day. We have also planned a trip to London to visit the Houses of Parliament to enrich the children's learning of the Gunpowder Plot,on Friday 13th October, a letter to follow in due course. 

You will be aware that homework has changed this term as explained in the newsletter by Mrs Barber. The focus is on presentation so please encourage your child to draw, colour, label and write neatly. We have already received some beautifully presented homework. So a big well done, you know who you are.

For your information P.E. in class 2 will be on Wednesday and Friday. In accordance with the Essex LEA health and safety guidelines all jewellery, including earrings, must be removed for P.E. Your child will be requested to remove their earrings before the lesson and be required to replace them at the end of the lesson. If your child is unable to do this could you please assist us by removing their earrings on P.E. days.

Can we ask that each of you encourage your child to become more independent  by  ensuring that they, have the correct named PE kit in school, a pair of Wellingtons and a rain Mac; as we go out in all weathers?

Please supply your child with a daily healthy snack every day. We are still part of the governments healthy snack scheme and are able to provide a further snack in the afternoon. 

All the children should have brought home two reading books. We will read once a week with your child and when we think it is time to move to a new level or change the reading book we will do in due course. Do not be alarmed if we ask your child to re-read a book, this helps with fluency. Can you annotate the reading log book, so we can celebrate success and support where needed. 

We realise that teaching your child is a privilege, as well as a tremendous responsibility. We will do our best throughout the year to ensure that each child has a motivating and safe learning experience in the classroom. We want your child to be happy and successful at Rettendon School and believe that you play a key role. That role is to continually show interest in and support your child. The child who knows that his or her family is interested in and supports the school will thrive  in school and will enjoy greater success. We all need to be partners in the learning process.

Finally, if you have any worries or concerns about your child please do not hesitate to contact us via the home link book, e-mail or telephone. We will get back to you as soon as we can. We also like to hear of your child success outside of school so please use the home link book to inform us so we can celebrate the achievement too. 

 Thank you once again for your support and we very much  look forward to getting to know you all and working alongside you sharing the learning journey with your children.


End of term, 'Thank you'.

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Dear Parents and Carers,

As the end of the year comes to an end, we would like to say thank you,

Thank you for sharing your pride and joy with us, we have done our best to keep them safe and happy this school year. We have lived, studied, learned, laughed, sang and grown up together. We have become a very close knit classroom family, and it has been our pleasure to watch their character, personality, and intellect grow day by day.

Thank you too, for making sure your child got to school on time, taking the time to read and sign all the notes and forms, reading with them and helping them learn.

Finally, thank you for all the kind messages, gifts and cards we have received.

We wish you all a happy and safe summer holiday.


Genius' at Work

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Here are just a few photographs of our week so far. We have been cutting, joining, shaping and in some cases finishing our projects. It has been great fun.