Year 2 - Butterflies and Ladybirds

Autumn Term 2017

Dear Parents/Carers


I hope you all had a wonderful summer break and are ready for the new school year!


Specialist Teachers

This year, pupils will be fortunate enough to receive lessons led by specialist teachers. These lessons include Physical Education and Art and Design.


Our P.E lessons are on:


·         Butterflies: Tuesday and Wednesday


·         Ladybirds: Tuesday and Thursday


We will expect children to have the correct P.E kits in school at all times. Information about our new P.E kit can be found on the school website. (


Reading Books

Reading books will be sent home every day. We encourage that you read with your child for at least 20 minutes a day and that you record this in the book given to you. We request that the reading diary and reading book to be brought in to school every day so as we can monitor the children through guided reading and continue to set new targets.


Spellings and Homework

Children will be given a list of spellings every Tuesday. They will need to learn these spellings for a test the following Monday. Times tables and weekly pieces of homework will also be sent home. All of these will be sent home in your child’s homework book, which should be brought into school each Monday to be marked before receiving new homework on Tuesday or Wednesday.


Classroom Jobs

To promote responsibility and independence, each week different children are allocated certain jobs. These include a reading monitor who helps give out books during guided reading, a register monitor who returns the register to the office, line leaders who walk at the beginning and end of the line and also a classroom helper who has general duties such as giving out books. These are changed every Monday.



Here at Cooks Spinney we encourage all students to make healthy choices, and promote healthy learning and education. As such, students are provided a free healthy school snack every day for play time (10:15 a.m to 10:30 a.m). Students may bring in their own snacks, so long as it is a healthy substitute (e.g fruit, vegetables, fruit-based granola bars etc.)

This also means that fizzy drinks or sugary juices are not permitted. Only water should be brought to school in your child’s bottle.


If you have any questions, feel free to approach us in the playground.


Mr. Grier, Miss. Mercer