Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School

Welcome to Year 2

Please find below some information about Year 

Welcome to Year 2!

Mrs. Clare Pearson will continue to cover Mrs. Nicholson's teaching in 2F while Mrs. Nicholson teachers in 3W.

Forest schools this week.

Water bottles! We still have several children coming to school without a water bottle - please send one in every day. 

Don't forget sunhats and suncream for the sunny weather!

 We have completed all our SATs now, well done Year 2s, we're very proud of you all!

 wc 21st May 

In our topic 'Around the World' we will find out more about the explorer Christopher Colombus, writing a 'message in a bottle' from Colombus.

In English we will look at instructions, starting with following instructions to make a paper helicopter.  Then we will use the features of instructions to write our own, using time openers and bossy/imperative verbs.

In spelling this week we will continue to revise homophones; blue, blew, one, won.  We won't be sending spelling homework home this week so children can enjoy a well deserved break at half term!

In Maths we will focus on subtraction, revising different strategies including jottings, number lines and mental strategies.

In PE we continue bean bag rounders and golden mile, trying to get outside as much as possible.  Mr. Simms will work on cricket skills.

 

 

There are a few web sites with maths games you could look at:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 http://www.abcya.com/comparing_number_values.htm

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/place-value/place-value-charts

http://www.ictgames.com/sharkNumbers/sharkNumbers_v5.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=diennesandcoinsv3

 

Letters and Forms

 

Staffing

Mrs. Balding teaches in 2B and Mrs. Flatters in 2F, with teaching assistants Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Smith.  On Tuesday afternoons Mrs. Cartwright and Mr. Simms teach the Year 2 classes.  Mrs. Nicholson teaches in 2F on Wednesdays (and every other Friday).

Reading

Children will take part in guided reading activities every day in school, with at least two adult-led sessions a week.  Each week your child will bring home a guided reading book and a choice book (these are levelled books which the children choose themselves).  Please use the reading diary to let us know how your child is getting on at home.

Home-Learning Tasks

In addition to reading we will send home tasks which support our work in English and Maths or Topic.  We will send home spelling homework each week.

Please use the link to access the word mat the children use in school to support spelling:

Y1 and 2 common exception words.doc

 PE and Forest Schools

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.  We plan to get outside as much as possible for PE so please could you send in a pair of outside PE shoes/trainers  if you haven’t already.  As the weather gets colder you may also wish to send in jogging bottoms and an extra jumper.

Forest Schools will take place on Friday afternoons, once a fortnight.

Everyday Items

Please bring in bookbags, a water bottle and coat every day.  We will send home book bags each evening.  Children do not need to bring a pencil case, however they may be brought in and can be used for some afternoon activities (and need to be small enough to fit in drawers!).

Medicines and Illness

Please ask at the office if you have any queries regarding medicines or need to update your child’s healthcare plan.  Please remember to leave 48 hours clear of sickness/diarrhoea before returning to school.

Letters/notes

As we don't check bookbags, please let your child know if there is a letter or slip that they need to hand to their teacher in the morning.  Thank you.

As always, if you have any queries or concerns please come and talk to us, or send in a note or email to the office.  

                                   Many thanks,

                                             The Year Two Team