Year 2 - 2MB 2021 - 2022
Class Teachers: Mrs Mathieson (Monday-Wednesday)
& Mrs Buckley (Thursday-Friday)
Teaching Assistants: Miss Whitty
Here is our fantastic KS1 Christmas video for you to enjoy!
Merry Christmas everyone! Have a lovely Christmas break.
We are delighted to have your child in our class and look forward to being part of their learning journey. See below for some useful informaton regarding our class. Throughout the year, please be sure to visit our page regularly as it will contain updates regarding our class activities, including photographs for you to see for yourself how our curriculum stimulates and engages your child.
Latest Class News
Week Beginning: 8th November 2021
This week in Music, we have been learning about the sections of an orchestra. We learnt about the instruments from the different families and had fun organising them into the correct groups.
Week Beginning: 1st November 2021
It has been lovely to welcome the children back after half term and see them energised and ready to learn. This week we have had our first cricket session with a coach from the Cheshire Cricket Foundation. The children really enjoyed learning some new cricket skills.
In Science this week, the children have been exploring different life cycles and how we change and grow as we get older.
To end our first week back, the children were very proud to present their findings about John Archer, as part of black history month- well done Year 2!
Week Beginning: 11th October 2021
This week, the children have been working really hard on their comprehension skills. We started exploring 'Sea Book', by Charlotte Milner and we are thoroughly enjoying finding out lots of facts about sea creatures. Did you know that the giant Pacific octopus has three hearts and nine brains?
Also this week, so many of us have been very generous by bringing in food donations for our local foodbanks. Thank you for all of your kind contributions!
To finish the week we have worked very hard being 'historians'. The children really impressed us with how they found out about London in 1666 from paintings and Samuel Pepy's diary. We even figured out he was a musician from a very small piece of paper he was holding!
Woodland Learning is on Tuesday - don't forget your wellies & waterproofs
PE is on Monday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor)
Spelling Test will take place on ....TBC
Reading books can be swapped when your child has finished their reading book. However, they must have read a least three times within the week.
· English – Jack and the Baked Beanstalk and Rosie Revere
· Maths – Maths No Problem -Shape, Factions and Time
· Science – Plants / Living Things and their habitats
· History –Caxton Bell and Berners-Lee
· Geography – How does the geography of Kampong Ayer compare with the geography of where I live?
· P.E – Net and Wall / Athletics (Thursdays)
· Music – Musical Me / On this Island
· PSCHE – What helps us grow and stay healthy? / What jobs do people do?
· Art – Wonderful Wirral (Drawing and Mixed Media)
· DT – Mechanisms (Wheels and Axles)
· Computing – Making Music / An introduction to quizzes
· RE – Judaism
We are very proud of our ‘Woodland Learning’ offering, where your child will be experiencing a range of new skills in our forest every week. We want you to make the most of every session whatever the weather, so you will need to be appropriately dressed. Please make sure you PE/Woodland uniform on your ‘Woodland Learning Day’.
See below timetable for your child’s Woodland Learning day.
Your child will also need to bring in waterproof clothes in a waterproof, draw-string bag and wellington boots. As the weather becomes colder they may also want to bring an extra jumper/fleece, an extra pair of warm socks, waterproof gloves and a warm hat.
Please ensure your child does not attend school wearing their wellies and has arrived in alternative footwear as this ensures the spread of mud around school it kept to a minimum.
It is essential that you wear appropriate clothing for P.E. We have two sessions per week, one indoors and the other outdoors. Children should attend school in their PE/Woodland uniform on PE days. Black pumps or trainers must be worn for both sessions.
See below timetable for your child’s PE days.
Please visit our class page regularly to see what we have been learning at school.
Updates will be notified to you via our School Spider app . Via the app you will be notified not only of class page and gallery updates, but also school communications.
The first time you log in to the app, you will be required to click "forgotten password" link. This will allow you to set a password and access the app. Please note some devices automatically include a capital at the beginning of entry fields, so please ensure the wappropriate lower or upper case option is set for any characters you are entering.
If you have any problems accessing the app, please contact the School Office who will be happy to help.
It is expected that your child is reading a minimum of 3x per week. However, you are encouraged to read every day.
In addition, children should aim to log on to our home learning games which incorporate maths and spellings via Timetable Rockstars, Numbots and Spelling Shed. These educational game platforms are a great way for your child to practise at home whilst having fun.
Spellings will be set on a Friday by your child's Read, Write Inc teacher and will cover the phonemes or key words taught that week.
Below is a link to the current book that your child is reading in school as part of their Read to Write English lessons. This term we have been reading 'The Bog Baby'.
See below timetable for home learning activities
Code of Conduct
We will be looking at our 3 character traits: Respect, Responsibility, and Resilience. Any children following our code of conduct will be presented with ‘Dojo points’ which will enable them to receive a reward. Any children breaking any part of the code of conduct will be given a warning, which may be followed by a sanction.
At TPS we have a code of conduct that all children are expected to follow. We need your support to implement this. Please also see our Promoting Good Behaviour Policy.
We believe that it’s important that you look smart in your TPS uniform and represent our school with pride. We ask you to start the new academic year by ensuring that you wear full TPS uniform. Please note the following:
- Children are allowed to wear small plain silver/gold studs earrings;
- No trainers (including black trainers);
- No extreme haircuts (including; undercuts, number 1 cuts, excessive hair products/gel);
- Long hair to be tied back (including boys);
- Black/brown/blonde elastic bobbles. If wearing a headband it must be burgundy and no large ribbons or bows;
- No oversized (Jo-Jo style) bows;
- No false nails and/or nail varnish
- No jewellery is permitted save for small stud earrings and a watch.
These requirements are set out in our school policy and we expect all pupils to adhere to them. We appreciate your efforts in maintaining our high standards of appearance.
School Dinners & Snacks
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are provided with a school lunch, as this is funded by the Governments Universal Free School Meals Scheme. Children in these year groups are not required to bring a packed lunch as both hot and cold options are available daily for children to chose from.
Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 may purchase a school dinner at a cost of £2.00 per day/£10.00 per week, which should be paid for in advance via SCOPAY. Alternatively, children in these years may bring a packed lunch to school if they wish.
Please see lunch menus for further information.
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will receive a daily healthy fruit snack for them to consume during morning break. All children in remaining years (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) are requested to bring a fruit snack to school for their morning break.
Any named items will be returned to your child’s class. Please ensure all items of uniform are clearly marked with your child’s name (not just initials). All lost property is collected by each year group and is available for checking at each home time for parents/carers to claim any lost items. If you cannot attend at this time, please speak to your child’s teacher. Alternatively another parent/carer may claim lost uniform on your behalf.
Punctuality & Attendance
We are keen to ensure that every pupil attends well and at least achieves our school target of 100%.
- School gates open at 8.30 am and class doors open at 8.45 and close at 8.55 am
- Registers are taken at 8.55 am – children must be in class at this time
- Please arrive on time to prevent the need to sign in late at reception
- Holidays are not permitted during term time. Parents who remove their children from school during term time will be fined.
- Incentive awards will be given for good attendance
- School finishes at 3.15 pm
Corona Virus Procedure
If you child has any symptoms linked to the Corona Virus, please ensure your child and any siblings do not attend school until a test PCR Test has been completed and a negative result confirmed.
If your child is required to isolate please advise the school office so home learning can be arranged. Full information and guiance can be found on our website - Corona Virus updates & info & Covid & Remote Learning
Absences for Sickness & Medical Appointments
Any absences must be reported to the School Office or absence line prior to 9.00 am.
- School Absence line is 0151 652 8498 (option 1)
- Appointments should always made outside of school hours wherever possible. However, if this is not possible, please advise the school office of any appointments
- Appointments can be notified to the school office by email (TPSabsences@remat.org.uk)
- Please ensure a copy of your child’s appointment card/letter is also provided to school to ensure any medical appointment absences are duly authorised.
- Patterns in absence for sickness and appointments are monitored (e.g. repeated Friday afternoon appointments with no appointment confirmation provided) to ensure children attend school unless there is a legitimate reason
How to Help at Home?
In order to help your child at home, you will need to ensure you read together frequently (at least 3x per week). Every child will also have access to our online learning platforms, including Times Table Rockstars, Numberbots and Spelling Shed. In addition to Spelling Shed, we advise that you sit with your child whilst they practice their spellings on paper, to support their handwriting development. There is a list of the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words below for further reference.
If you have any queries or concerns about your child or school, please do not hesitate to discuss these with your child’s class teachers in the first instance.
Where to find more information?
Our website contains masses of information, not only about Townfield Primary School but also our exciting curriculum and enrichment activities. Furthermore, you can find details of our staff (including how to contact our SENDCo directly), school policies, Governing Board, useful parent information (School Dog, term dates, lunches, communication, making payments, etc) and the additional services we offer to support our wider school community (nursery and wrap around care). Our website is extremely user-friendly, however to help you identify the range of information available please see our website summary guide.