Cookstown Primary School

'Educating today's children for tomorrow'

Coolnafranky Demesne, 20 Molesworth Street, County Tyrone, BT80 8PF

Tel: 028 8676 2622

info@cps.cookstown.ni.sch.uk

Year 2 Latest News

 

Fitness Freddie

Queen's Jubilee

Who's behind the mask?

We love being creative at the art table and using our cutting and sticking skills. Look at the amazing masks we made!!

Who’s that behind the mask? Can you work it out?!

Seasons

We love learning about our environment and the different seasons. Fantastic discussion work about the chestnut tree and the seasonal changes we observed Year 2.

On an Adventure

Our new topic is “On an Adventure.” We are learning about the jungle and going on safari. The children looked at the work by the artist Henri Rousseau as inspiration for their very own pictures of “Tiger in a tropical storm.” Fantastic work Year 2!

Computer Room

We enhance our learning and improve our ICT skills in the computer room. The boys and girls have learning new skills.

Movement time

Year 2 enjoyed movement time in the outdoor play area.

Apparatus

Year2 children are super fit! Look at how brilliant they are at using the apparatus.

World Book Day 2022

Year 2 had lots of fun in the snow!!

This term we have been having fun in the computer room, playing Topmarks maths games.

Practical Maths

We love using our counting skills to do our practical maths shopping activity. We are learning how to use coins to pay for things at the shop. We use our thinking skills to problem solve and we were able to think how many different ways we could use our coins to make different amounts of money. It was hard work but great fun too!

Ahoy there!! We are learning about pirates during our Splish, splash, splosh topic.

PSNI Internet Safety Day 

What we got up to in Maths Week 2021!

In Year 2 we opened a fruit and vegetable shop in the role play area to learn about money. It was great fun going shopping and working out how much money to give the shopkeeper! There are some super shoppers in Year 2! We also made our own clocks to help us to learn how to tell the time. The boys and girls also used their problem solving skills to make patterns when they were building their towers using cubes. We worked really hard and had great fun learning! Well done everyone.

Splish, splash, splosh!

Making bird food

January in P2

This month we had fun in the snow, even throwing snowballs at our teacher!!! Our topic is water and we have been learning about the uses of water.  Our play has been based on water.  We have been washing the dolls in the house corner, painting snowman, making boats from junk materials and designing umbrellas.  We have also been very thoughtful and made bird food to feed the birds. Of course we have lots of play outside.  We have been sailing in our man made boats, making delicious soup and painting the school fence!! (with water)

Elf on the shelf!

Billy, our elf on the shelf was VERY busy in Mrs Brown’s classroom! He completed his Friday spelling test and he even hunted out some Christmas story books from the store. Clever boy Billy! Billy’s friends came to visit us. We told Billy’s elf friends how good we all are so that they would let Santa know!

Santa's visit

The boys and girls really enjoyed Santa’s visit to our classroom. They said a big THANK YOU for their lovely presents. Merry Christmas Santa! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Cinema Trip

There was great excitement when Year 2 went to the cinema. What a lovely Christmas treat! Billy, our Year 2 elf, decided he would come along too!

Christmas in Mrs McErlane's class

Christmas art!

We enjoyed painting Santa at play time.

It was a bit messy and lots of fun when we made our hand print reindeer pictures.

Josh made a brilliant candy cane using the cubes. Such creative boys and girls in Year 2.

Bee Bot

Year 2 loved this little robot. They were learning how to move him forwards and backwards. They could even make him turn! Well done boys and girls.

Twinkle Twinkle little star

This term our theme is called Twinkle, Twinkle.  We are learning about day and night, people that work during the night and about nocturnal animals.  We read a story about a little bear who couldn’t sleep at night. We hope you enjoy our pastel pictures of the big bear and little bear walking into the moonlight. In our play we have set a Vet’s surgeon to look after sick animals.

Numicon

We used numicon to help us to learn how to subtract. We worked hard and had fun too. Well done everyone.

Halloween Dress up Day

Having fun in P2

Word Building

We love learning to read and spell words in Year 2.

Outdoor fun

Year 2 continue to enjoy break and dinner time play. The children have great fun playing with their  friends. Skipping, football, hide and seek…………….just a few of the games we enjoy.

ICT in P2

We enhance our learning using ICT. It is great fun! We learn many new things at school.

Debbie Doolittle

Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed their visit from Debbie Doolittle. The boys and girls got to meet and touch a hedgehog, an owl and Linney the fox.  Debbie told us about how she cares for the injured animals and shared lots of interesting facts! She even told us that Linney the fox sleeps at the bottom of her bed!

The boys and girls do amazing follow up work in class based on Debbie’s visit. Look at their amazing art work using pastels and we hope you enjoy reading their sentences about the little hedgehog. Well done boys and girls.

Working hard in P2

We do lots of work in Year 2 and we enjoy learning lots of new things at school each day. We have to think hard and we are very proud when we complete our work.

Roll up! Roll up! Bargains galore in our Year 2 Fruit and Vegetable shop!

The children had great fun learning to use money in our role play area during play based learning.

Yellow Day

We wore something yellow to school on Friday 15th October to support 'YoungMinds' charity.
Look at our little rays of sunshine!
 

Our Senses

We have been finding out about our senses. We used our 5 senses in the sensory garden to smell, to hear, to listen, to touch and to taste. We also had lots of fun playing in the garden.

Science in Year 2

Year 2 are amazing scientists. We did a little experiment in class to show how germs can spread and we discussed why it is important to wash our hands. Keep up the great work Year 2!

Break time fun

Year 2 love playtime and the children have great fun playing with their  friends. Perhaps some children will end up playing in the World Cup some day with all those brilliant footballl skills!

Outdoor Play

The mud kitchen area is great fun. The children use many different skills when playing in this area. If you haven’t brought in your wellies yet, please bring them in as soon as you can boys and girls so that you can continue to have fun playing and learning in the mud kitchen.

Numicon

Using Numicon enhances our skills in Numeracy. The children using their problem solving and counting

Our Senses

We have been finding out about our senses. We used our 5 senses in the sensory garden to smell, to hear, to listen, to touch and to taste. We also had lots of fun playing in the garden.

Science in Year 2

Year 2 are amazing scientists. We did a little experiment in class to show how germs can spread and we discussed why it is important to wash our hands. Keep up the great work Year 2!

Break time fun

Year 2 love playtime and the children have great fun playing with their  friends. Perhaps some children will end up playing in the World Cup some day with all those brilliant footballl skills!

Outdoor Play

The mud kitchen area is great fun. The children use many different skills when playing in this area. If you haven’t brought in your wellies yet, please bring them in as soon as you can boys and girls so that you can continue to have fun playing and learning in the mud kitchen.

Numicon

Using Numicon enhances our skills in Numeracy. The children using their problem solving and counting skills to fill their board. Well done boys and girls! Keep up the great work!

Learning through play

We love being back at school and we have lots of fun learning through play. Working as a team, cooperating with others, talking, listening, respecting others, sharing and taking turns are just some of the skills we learn at playtime. We also use our language skills e.g taller, shorter, bigger, smaller etc. Well done boys and girls. You are all brilliant!

Healthy eating

Yum! Yum! The children are really enjoying their healthy snack each day.

Resources

Here you will find resources specific to our year group.

Please click on the link below to download:

Useful Websites for additonal learning.docx