Copmanthorpe Primary School

Welcome to Year 2

 

Updated 7.6.22

This page will provide some information about Year 2, including staffing, routines, the Year 2 curriculum and some additional links to helpful resources.

Please make sure you have downloaded our school app to receive important updates.

 

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Year 2 Staff

 

2G Maple Class: Teacher - Miss Green

Teaching assistants: Teaching assistants: Mrs Collins, Mrs Wallace and Mrs Rudd

2WW Holly Class: Teachers - Mrs Willson (Mon, Tues, Wed) and Miss Wilkinson (Thurs, Fri)

Teaching assistants: Mrs Hindhaugh and Mrs Saddler 

Year 2 Curriculum

This half term our topic is 'Beachcombers'. We will be learning all about the seaside! Our focus text in English to start the half term is 'The Storm Whale' by Benji Davis and we will be reading 'Nim's Island' by Wendy Orr as our whole class reading book. We're going to be refining our sketching skills to sketch shells and designing and creating seagull puppets in DT to add to our Art installation for the upcoming Art Exhibition. We are also excited to be finally be able to go on a school trip again and are planning a visit to the Sealife Centre in Scarborough - more details to follow soon!

We will continue to embed our behaviour policy; Ready, Respectful and Safe (RRS).

We will also be reinforcing good learning attitudes with the help of the Copmanthorpe Learning Buddies: Resilient Snail, Resourceful Squirrel, Reciprocal Bee and Reflective Owl. (RRRR)

Home/School Communication

If you have any questions or would just like to speak to a member of the Year 2 team about another matter then please contact to school office (via phone or email). We will do our best to get back to you by the end of the working day. 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. We'll also use the student announcements on seesaw to send out reminders.

 

Useful Information

  • Please ensure that your child’s uniform, coat, pack up and water bottle are clearly labelled. We will not be able to hold onto lost property anymore and children will not be able to wander the school to look for lost items so if it is not named we won't be able to return it to the correct child. 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.

  • Reading diaries will be used to record the reading books and activities. We will write in a 'focus' for each reading session. Please use the diaries to record how your child has managed with their reading book at home or simply initial to say that they have read the book at home. Please be aware though that the reading diaries will only be checked twice a week 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.

  • Reading Challenge - the reading challenge continues this half term right up until the summer holidays. Keep up your reading at home and recording this in your reading diary to earn your Bronze, Silver or Gold award and a spot at Mrs Roger's tea party!
  • Named water bottles should be in school daily and must be taken home every day for washing.

  • Please, where possible, use only bookbags to transfer the reading books and diaries - instead of rucksacks due to our limited storage space.

  • PE will be on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon this half term so children are to come into school in their full PE kit on these days only. Please make sure that they have on suitable PE kit for the weather as we will usually be outside. Please also ensure that long hair is tied up and earrings are either removed or covered up on P.E. days as we will not be able to help children with this.

  • Sun hats and sun cream - Hopefully we'll be in for some warm weather soon. Please make sure your child has a hat in school when needed. Please try to apply sun cream before school, if your child needs to reapply this during the day, they'll need to be as independent as possible 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.

We will continue to use Seesaw, our online learning platform. This year we are hoping to use it primarily to record and share our practical learning in school, but it will be used to set home learning if necessary.

Please see this help sheet on keeping children safe online: click here. 

And this sheet which offers some advice on commenting on seesaw. Please supervise your child whilst they are using seesaw to ensure they only post with your permission.

 

As a school, we have several paid subscriptions to websites or apps that you can use to support your child's learning at home. You will need your child's log in details to access these. Please get in contact if you need a reminder of these.

Here are the links:

Bug Club

Numbots

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 for numberfun. This is a maths resource which offers free resources and support for parents in the form of videos to show how we teach maths in school.

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.

There are a few other 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