Copmanthorpe Primary School

Copmanthorpe Primary School

Welcome to Year 2

Please find below some information about Year 

Christmas is nearly upon us! We'd like to invite the children to bring in a game from home to play with their friends on the 21st Dec (last day of term.) Nothing electronic/battery operated please. 

In preparation for our next topic on 'Africa', we will be sending home a homework task to be completed over the holidays. Can you find out some facts about Africa to fill in the fact file? Remember to keep practising your spellings and key maths facts as well. 

We hope you all have a lovely Christmas break!


Welcome to Year 2!


Spring Term

You can see our new topics listed below.

 Please continue to try to read with your child and/or talk to them about their reading at least three times a week

Please use the planners as a means of recording any reading your child does at home (home/library books as well as school books.)  

Main topics for Autumn Term

Topic: Africa!

Science: Living things

Computing: e-safety and keyboard skills


Please read the information below to find out more about the routines in Year 2.                       

Please note we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL, so children cannot bring any nut products to school in their packed lunches. We appreciate you co-operation with this.


Mrs Balding teaches in 2B and Mrs Willson and Mrs Hall teach in 2W, with teaching assistants Mrs Smith, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Patrick, Mrs Roberts, Mrs Brown and Mrs Collins.  On Tuesday afternoons, Mrs Cartwright and Mr Simms teach the Year 2 classes.  


Children will take part in guided reading activities every day in school. Each week your child will bring home 2 guided reading books. 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 spelling homework each week.

 PE and Forest Schools

Our PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We plan to get outside as much as possible for PE or activities, such as Golden Mile,  so please could ensure your child's PE kit is in school everyday, including trainers.  As the weather gets colder you may also wish to send in jogging bottoms and an extra jumper. We will continue to do Forest Schools every other Friday (starting 21st Sept.) Please ensure your child has wellies and waterproofs in school for this.

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, thank you.

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.


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


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



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

Y1 and 2 common exception words.doc