St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

“...encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God.” (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

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St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

“...encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God.” (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

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Welcome to 2KO







St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter


Class: Year 2KO and Year 2CH

Date: Spring 2nd half term 2019


General Information / Upcoming Events

We will be sending home a weekly comprehension based task, please see the ‘How can parents help?’ box, towards the end of this sheet.




Please ensure that your child has a pair of pumps in their P.E. bag which fit them properly.  We have very few spare pumps and most P.E. activities are not really suitable for shoes or bare feet.

Reading Books

Please ensure that individual reading books and reading record books are in your child’s school bag every day.  Please remind your child that when a book is finished and you have written in ‘to the end’ in the reading record book, they should change it for another one on the bookshelf, the following morning.


Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


Poetry – word choices, editing, comparing and contrasting

Non-fiction – information texts

Fiction – letters from characters, exclamations

Phonics – unusual spelling patterns, plurals, homophones, adding suffixes, possessive apostrophes


Geometry: properties of shape, Fractions, Statistics



Growing plants


Easter: How do Symbols help us to understand the story?

Why does Easter matter to Christians?


Effective searching


Geography – Map makers

D and T – Mechanisms: sliders and levers


Net and wall games


Chranga music scheme – Units 3 and 4









What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

Reading – individual reading books















On going







Continue to practise the relevant times tables for Club 11 – 99.


Comprehension sheets will be sent home on Friday.


The book and reading record book should be in your child’s school bag every day.

The spelling test will be done the following Monday.

Times table practice sheets do not need to be returned to school.


No later than Wednesday of the following week please.



How can parents help?

Thank you for your continued support, it really is appreciated.  When you hear your child read it is really helpful if you could ask them specific questions, e.g. about their understanding of the story/information read so far, what they predict might happen next, what a particular word means and any other questions which will help them to read with understanding and enjoyment.


As discussed on parents’ evenings, we will be sending home a short comprehension based task on a weekly basis.  The covering letter attached to the first sheet will explain in a little more detail.  It’s really important that you encourage your child to complete this task independently.  However we would appreciate it if you could have a look at the sheet when they have completed it.  If you see any errors, pass it back to them, ask them to look a little more closely and see if they can correct the errors themselves.


Useful links to support learning



Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Karen Ollerenshaw and Miss Clare Huby