Read Write Inc.

October 20, 2017

Many parents have asked for some further explanation about the colour levels in our Read Write Inc. scheme. They are as follows: Phonics Groups, Red Ditties, Green, Purple, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Grey, then off the scheme and onto Language and Literacy. Please do look on the Oxford Owl website for further information and lots of resources!  Please do […]

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Handa’s Surprise

The children have been busy compiling their own non-fiction books about Africa. They have researched and found out many interesting facts including what the longest river in Africa is and how many countries make up the continent.  The story writing completed on ‘Handa’s Surprise’ has been wonderful. We hope the children will use the good […]

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Harvesting the Pumpkins

October 13, 2017

A big, warm welcome to Oscar who is joining our Pre-Prep family and is now in Mrs Potgieter’s class. Oscar was in our Nursery a few years ago, and so already knows several of the Year 2 children.  The children responded with great compassion as they heard from Ian Wilkins about the work that Crawley Open […]

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Fruit Kebabs!

September 29, 2017

Making delicious, colourful, nutritious fruit kebabs has been the highlight of the week for many Year 2s. After completing surveys to find out what our favourite fruits are, we created Pictograms online to compile the data we have collected. Then the children wrote a set of instructions explaining how to make Fruit Kebabs. We practised […]

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Stars of the Week

September 16, 2017

Congratulations to the first Stars of the Week of the term …  Year 2 DP – Aran – Excellent descriptive writing using double adjectives  Year 2 EPS – Sorcha – Great attention to oral detail  Year 1 HL – Mahi – Settling in well into her new school  Year 1 CF – Avyana – Very […]

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Orienteering Skills

What wonderful orienteering skills the Year 2’s have! The map work we did last week came in useful when we had to follow a trail drawn onto a map of the school.  At the final destination, we discovered a parcel addressed to our class. After ripping it open we each received a teddy bear of our […]

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Copthorne Prep Chickens!

September 8, 2017

Finn L and his family have been looking after our chicks beautifully … look how big they have grown, and how healthy they look! They are now 4 months old.

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Food Glorious Food

The children in Year 2 have had a terrific week starting our new topic, ‘Food Glorious Food.’ We have written splendid descriptions of the cottage that Hansel and Gretel found and decided that we would much prefer to have a classroom built with bouncy, soft marshmallows rather than bricks.

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