St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

School Closes for Summer at 2pm this Friday 19th July.***

St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1JN

01253 722022

office@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

Year 2

Teacher: Miss Warburton
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kelly & Mrs Riley

Our Gospel Value is: Thankfulness

 

Pupil Leaders: 

Our School Councillors: Emily & Thomas

Our Eco Warriors: Dexter & Isla

Our SHINE Councillors: Benjamin & Kenna-Jae

 Our link Governor: Sarah Sumner

  

Helpful Information:

  • Reading books will be changed on a Friday

  • Reading records are needed in school every day

  • Library book changing day is Friday

  • PE days are Monday and Friday - come in PE kits ready for these lessons. Please note that jewellery and accessories (e.g. watches, hair bows) must not be worn on a PE day due to safety reasons.

  • Spelling test weekly on Friday

  • Homework is given out every Friday to be completed and returned by the following Thursday

  • Log-ons for Times Tables Rock Stars and Nessy are on the front of your child's reading record

  • Healthy snacks - if your child does not have morning toast, they may bring in a healthy snack 

  • Water bottles - children will need a water bottle in school each day. This must contain water - no juice or flavoured water. Please make sure water bottles are clearly named and are returned daily after washing.

Looking ahead:

  • Year 2 will be visiting Church on Monday 17th June as part of 'Experience Church' run by Elizabeth and Joy. This will be an inciteful opportunity for us to learn more about the parts of the church and the symbolism found within it, all linking to our RE learning.
  • KS1 Sports Day will be held on Tuesday 18th June 9:30-11am (weather permitting!).
  • Year 2 will be taking their End of Key Stage 1 Assessments throughout June. We have been preparing for these in class and will have had three practises prior to the assessments in June. I have put a link to the information from the End of KS1 Assessment Parents Meeting below. If you have any questions about this, please do not hesitate to ask.
  • Parents and carers are invited to join Year 2 in class for Wonderful Wednesday on 3rd July 2:30-3:15pm. Each child may have one parent/carer to come and join in with our learning and to see the wonderful things we get up to in Year 2. We look forward to seeing you then!  

 

Summer Term message from Miss Warburton: 

Welcome back to Year 2 after Easter half term! I hope you all had a lovely break celebrating this wonderful time of year. I am really looking forward to Summer half term, as the sun begins to shine and the birds begin to sing their songs. We will be busy doing lots of new learning, including with visitors and parents too.  Our main learning theme will be 'Magnificent Monarchs' with a focus on History learning. In July, we will even have a special visit from Mr Worrell to help us with our learning all about monarchs - how exciting!

Throughout our maths learning journey in Year 2, it is essential that we become confident with the times tables. Can you count in 2s, 5s and 10s? We are working on practising times tables by saying "One 2 is 2, two 2s are 4, three 2s are 6" and so on... An extra challenge is to start to remember the 3s times tables. Fractions will be one of our focuses this half term so your times tables will be very useful here too. Towards the end of the term, we will be learning all about time. I wonder if you can begin reading an analogue clock in 15 minute increments? That would give you an impressive head start with our learning!

Please take a look at the fridge words linked below. These words are based on the vocabulary we are exploring within our topic and science lessons. Can you learn some of these Wow words?

I have also put a link to the Year 1 and Year 2 Common Exception Words below. These are words that all children are expected to be able to spell by the end of Year 2. It is important that we practise these words as they are commonly spelt incorrectly meaning that we may find them a little bit trickier to remember. How many can you already spell?

Please have a look at the documents below so you know exactly what we will be learning this term.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask - I am always happy to help! 

Miss Warburton

Year 2 Blog

Our beautiful butterflies!

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Year Two have been scientists over the last few weeks and they have been observing the lifecycle of a butterfly. The five very tiny caterpillars ate their specialist food and grew right before the children’s eyes into fat long caterpillars. They built the most amazing chrysalis’ that looked like they had spots of gold on them. After a week or so the caterpillars emerged out of their chrysalis and they had turned into beautiful butterflies. At first they had to rest their wings, dry them out and start small quick movements to get the blood pumping round. After that, they were ready to fly! We released them onto our beautiful Buddleia! 


Olympics Week

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Wow! What an amazing time we have had at school this week celebrating the upcoming Paris Summer Games 2024. Year 2 have learned so much about the Olympics and Paralympics and have had the chance to try out lots of new sports including Handball, Archery, Golf and Javelin. We even had a visit from GB Champion, Ray Banigo, who is a long jumper and athlete. Did you know, he can jump a distance of over 8 metres! The children had a brilliant time with him, learning javelin, relay and even raced him around our track on the school field! Year 2 also enjoyed learning about how the Olympics have changed since the Games began in Greece, plotting the countries involved and making their own Olympic torches. We were also lucky enough to hold an actual Olympic Torch, wow! Thank you to all the children in Year 2, as they all showed great enthusiasm and perseverance this week. Well done!


A visit from the ambulance

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Year 2 had a super time learning all about paramedics and their important job in our community. We all had a turn at looking inside the ambulance, trying on the uniform, lying on the stretcher and even learned how to put a bandage on someone if they are injured. The siren was also pretty impressive! Thank you to the lovely paramedics who gave us this very important, interesting opportunity.


A Wonderful Walk in St Annes

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Year 2 had a wonderful time this morning exploring our local town of St Annes! In English, we are reading the book 'A Walk In London' by Salvatore Rubbino, which follows the journey of a girl and her mum strolling through London, finding out facts about each site along the way. The children are going to be creating their own guidebook for St Annes so that tourists who visit our town can learn about the amazing attractions within it. Our 'tour guide' taught us many fabulous facts along the way. Did you know that St Annes Carnegie Library is named after Andrew Carnegie who paid for the building in 1906? We also learned that St Annes Pier was destroyed by a fire on two occasions, in 1974 and 1982. We had a great time researching and asking interesting questions about the town we live in!


Our hotel for bugs!

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Year 2 had lots of fun today making their very own bug hotels! In Science, we have been discussing the impact that humans can have on animals, both positive and negative, and the things we can do to help bring more animals into our school environment. We used recycled plastic bottles and natural resources such as sticks, leaves and moss, to create these microhabitats. The children made sure that the bottles were packed full of natural materials that insects and bugs will enjoy and be able to thrive in. We can't wait to see which animals visit and enjoy their stay at our very own eco-friendly bug hotel!