St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

School re-opens on Tuesday 20th February 2024 at 8.45am. Wishing all our families a lovely half term break. **** School disco tokens and tickets are still available on Parent Pay

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 Wednesday

  • PE days are Thursday and Friday - come in PE kits ready for these lessons

  • 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:

  • We will be visiting St Annes Library on Tuesday 20th February.

  • I am running Brilliant Book Club for Year 2 every Monday after school (3:25pm-4:15pm) during Spring Term. This is part of Lancashire School's LIbrary Service Brilliant Book Awards 2024 which is an exciting opportunity for us to explore a range of upcoming books and vote for our favourite at the end. All Year 2 children are welcome to attend - please speak to the office if your child would like to attend.

Spring Term message from Miss Warburton: 

Welcome back to Year 2 after our Spring half term! I am really looking forward to this half term as we enter this wonderful, busy time of year! We will be doing lots of exciting learning.  Our main learning theme will be 'Coastline' with a focus on Geography learning. We will even be going on a trip to the RNLI Lifeboat Station and to explore our coastline which we are so lucky to have on our doorstep.

Throughout our maths learning journey in Year 2, it will be important that we become confident with the times tables. Can you count in 2s, 5s and 10s? We are working on practising timestables 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. 

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?

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

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

Miss Warburton

Year 2 Blog

RNLI & coastline visit

year2 teacher (K.Warburton) on: Year 2 Blog

Y2 love to go out in the local area to help bring their learning to life! This time, they visited the local RNLI station and spoke to the volunteers there.  They found out some of the history of the local lifeboat and learned how to keep themselves safe on the beach and by the sea.  This is very important for us to learn, as many of us live very near to the sea in St Annes! They also took a look at the Beach Huts - and they will be designing and making their own very soon....we cant wait to see them! 


Money Sense workshop in Y2

year2 teacher (K.Warburton) on: Year 2 Blog

This afternoon, Year 2 were joined by two visitors from NatWest bank who delivered a 'Money Sense' session in class. Mike and Diane taught us about budgeting, starting a business and how to make profit. In teams, we created our own smoothie shops, worked out how much money we could spend on ingredients and how much profit we would make after selling them to our customers. This was a great opportunity for Year 2 to build on their money knowledge in Maths! I wonder if we have some entrepreneurs of the future in Year 2?! Many thanks to Robin's dad and his colleague for offering to share this workshop with us. 


Computing and Coding fun

year2 teacher (K.Warburton) on: Year 2 Blog

As part of our Computing curriculum, Year 2 loved testing out our brand new Beebots this week. The children learned how to effectively programme the robots and even had a go at debugging their own algorithms. Brilliant work Year 2!


Nativity Festival at the Methodist Church

year2 teacher (K.Warburton) on: Year 2 Blog

Just before Christmas, our class travelled on the local bus (number 17!) to visit Fairhaven Methodist Church.  They had an amazing Nativity Festival for us to see, and lots of crafts and activities to help us learn more about the Nativity. There were over 200 Nativity sets to investigate from all over the world. They showed us how other countries and cultures picture the main characters from teh birth of Jesus. 

We had a wonderful morning with the volunteers from the church. 


Brilliant Banana Bread

year2 teacher (K.Warburton) on: Year 2 Blog

  

In DT, Year 2 have been learning about sources of food and the preparatory skills of peeling, tearing, slicing, chopping, mashing and grating. We used these skills to bake our own banana bread, working in teams to carefully follow the recipe. Well done Year 2 - the banana bread was delicious!