Copmanthorpe Primary School

Welcome to Year 1 & 2

Updated 9.4.24

 Welcome to our mixed Year 1&2! This page will provide some information about our Key Stage 1, including classes, staffing, routines, the curriculum and some additional links to helpful resources.

If you have any questions or would just like to speak to a member of the team about another matter then please contact to school office (via phone or email). We will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours. We are extremely keen to keep an open and supportive dialogue between home and school.

As usual, any urgent information will generally be sent out via the school app or email.  

Year 2 Staff

1/2 MW Apple Class: Teachers - Miss Morton (Mon, Tues and Wed) and Miss Wilkinson (Thurs, Fri)

1/2G Maple Class: Teacher - Mrs Turpin

1/2CW Holly Class: Teachers - Mrs Willson (Mon, Tues, Wed) and Mrs Cunningham (Thurs, Fri)

Teaching assistants: Mrs Wallace, Mrs Rudd, Mrs Collins & Mrs Hare

Year 1&2 Curriculum

This term our topic is 'Dinosaur Planet'. We are very excited to be learning all about dinosaurs - beginning with lots of dinosaur artwork and DT work before moving on to learn about Mary Anning, the palentologist and where dinosaur fossils have been discovered in the UK and around the world.

Please find more information about our curriculum via the PDFs below.

dinosaur planet.pdf


Although most of our teaching will be as whole Year 1 & Year 2 class, some core subjects - such as phonics and maths - will be split and taught in year group sessions instead.  

Useful Information and our Routines

  • Please ensure that your child’s uniform, coat, bookbag, pack up and water bottle are clearly labelled. We will not be able to hold onto lost property anymore. They do not require any other items to be brought into school unless otherwise agreed.

  • Children will be given at least one banded reading books or reading activity a week to take home. These books will be changed when they come to read with their teacher. Please keep the books in bookbags and bring them to school everyday in case we want to do any extra reading in school and so that they are always there when it's time to swap them.

    Please watch this useful video entitled - Why only one book?

  • Book Bags - please ensure your child only brings a bookbag to school and that these only continue books as they will be kept in their own drawers. So please, where possible, use only bookbags to transfer the reading books and diaries - instead of rucksacks due to our limited storage space.
  • Reading diaries will be used to record the reading books and activities. We will write in a comment when your child has read in school. Please use the diaries to record how your child has managed with their reading book at homeand sign to say that they have read the book at home. Please be aware though that the reading diaries will only be checked on the days when your child has their guided reading sessions so please don't put urgent messages in them, instead phone or email the office and they will pass any messages along.

  • Named water bottles should be in school daily and must be taken home every day for washing and refilling.

  • Hopefully the weather will improve soon and so named sun hats will be needed in school. Where possible, please can suncream be applied before school when needed and in small, named bottles if children need to reapply so that they can be as independent with this as possible.
  • PE will continue to be on Tuesdays and Fridays this term so children are to come into school in their full PE kit on these days only.  Please also ensure that long hair is tied up and earrings are either removed or covered up on PE days as we will not be able to help children with this.

  • Forest Schools kits will be required in school everyday including wellies. Please ensure that the kit is named. Our forest school day is every other Friday afternoon.

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

  • The children continue to get a free piece of fruit for snack everyday. No other snacks are required but your child may bring their own piece of fruit if they wish.
  • Please ensure your child has a coat in school everyday. We try to go outside to play most of the time, even if it is raining.

 Additional Learning Resources

The children are enjoying getting their certificates for their hard work on Numbots. Keep practising to become fluent with these key maths skills. The Year 2s can use their numbots log in to access Times Table Rockstars to practise their times tables also.

Here are the links:


Times Table Rockstars

Purple Mash

Letter Join is the website you can login to support your child with cursive handwriting. Please see this school login document with our username and password and this additional information leaflet for more details. 

 Below are some additional links to resources that you might find useful to support your child with their learning at home:

Click on this link for Oxford Owl story resources. This includes free downloadable books for each colour banding matching our guided reading scheme

Click on this link for PE resources. This is a free resource by Joe Wickes, encouraging children to do 30 minutes of exercise each day.

Maths websites