Welcome to Year 2 at King Street Primary School
Hello, My name is Mrs Cornley and I'm the Year 2 teacher. I have been teaching for many years, from Nursery to Year 5 and I have loved every class that I have ever taught. This is my second year at King Street and I am super happy to be following my class from Year 1 into Year 2.
When I'm not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. We have two dogs and I love walking them, especially in the woods or at the beach. I love the outdoors and am really proud that Mr Cornley and I are converting an old van into a campervan so that we can all go on more outdoor adventures. I like reading and listening to music and having a good dance, so am looking forward to our daily 'Go Noodle' sessions!
I am very excited by the opportunities that we are going to have to develop areas of our classroom so that the children will have the chance to develop their interests and learn independently. We currently have an art and design workshop, a construction area, reading corner, role-play and writing area. The children are encouraged to research their interests so that they can use what they find out in their play. I can't wait to find out more about the things they like.
Please come and see me if you would like any further information about this.
January 2021 Update
I hope that you are well and enjoyed the Christmas break.
Following on from the Government decision to put in place a stricter lockdown, school will be open to the vulnerable and key worker children only and all other learning will be done from home.
The children were fantastic last term and worked so hard and I know that they will continue this in the coming term.
Please read the letter that I have attached about home learning and check our website and eSchools regularly. I will also keep in touch with regular phone calls.
Take care and stay safe and I hope to see you very soon.
I am very proud of how the children have been using their independent learning time to develop their understanding of the world around them and their Maths and English skills. The children have responsibility of taking photographs of what they have been doing and also creating stories and pictures and fact sheets to explain their role play, models and creations.
Have a look at some of their photographs.
Christmas Cheer in Spennymoor
We were asked by Father John if we wanted to help spread some Festive Cheer around the town by making a Christmas window display. As we love to do anything creative and happy, we of course said yes!
Each child made something to make for our display which is based on a Christmas Carol - can you guess which one it is?
Keep your eyes peeled for more work by other Spennymoor school children around the town.
At King Street, we have 'Learning Gems'.
We use these to encourage the children to behave well, to be the best that they can be and to be good learners.
Each week, we look for children using the learning gems in their learning and interactions with each other.
At the end of the week, these children will receive a learning gem certificate.
The learning gems are-
Here are some resources and ideas for activities you can do at home.
Phonics and Spelling
There are lots of free games that you can play to practice your phonics.
We have been starting to learn Phase 5 phonics so you could play some games on these sounds.
Remember to keep playing games to practice your Phase 3 and Phase 4 sounds as well.
Use the Hit the Button game to help your learn your number bond facts to 10 and 20.
You can also get this as an app.
In Science we are learning about materials.
There are lots of videos on the BBC Bitesize website that you can watch to help you learn more.
We are learning about Florence Nightingale.
You can watch a video on BBC Bitesize about her.
Maybe you could make some information fact sheets or posters about Florence Nightingale.
We all had a fun last day of the half term dressed in our Halloween costumes. We had a spooky Halloween lunch, did lots of Halloween crafts and had a movie afternoon with scary snacks!
Mrs Cornley and Miss Lowery didn't dare look at the new pupils who came to school for the day!!