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St Giles' Catholic Primary School

Part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Grow in Faith and Love

"In knowing Jesus, we seek to fulfil our God-given potential. We value every person as we look beyond ourselves in a spirit of charity, forgiveness and honesty"

Year 2

Mr Hammersley - Mrs Mills - Mrs Tideswell - Mrs Roberts

Welcome to the class page of the greatest, most hard working, independent, polite Year 2 class in the entire universe!

 

Come and see our classroom! You will see us working hard all the time - whatever we are learning about. We are fantastic at making sure we are confident in whatever we are doing. If not? Then we have excellent partners all through the class who are always willing to help us achieve our absolute best!

 

In Year 2, we are beginning to see ourselves as role models for children who are younger than us, so always be on the look out for the most polite and responsible children - that will be us! Year 2 is the end of Key Stage 1, so we are all preparing for life in Key Stage 2. 

What do we get up to?

 

RE

In our RE lessons during Spring Term we will begin looking at Special Celebrations within the Church calendar and how we can attribute these to our own lives. We will also start our work on Lent and follow the path the Jesus took, with a great focus on the idea of forgiveness and reconciliation.We will then move into Holy Week, where we will spend time exploring the different events in this incredibly important part of the Liturgical Calendar.

 

 

English

Our English text will be ‘Traction Man’, followed by 'The Dark',  which will both be used as a stimulus for our writing. We are at the stage now where we will look at incorporating different types of description into our writing, so will be exploring how different writers use description in their writing! 

Our Guided Reading sessions will focus on a combination of using our phonics and high frequency words, along with making inferences within text. We will also look at comparing texts with those that we have read outside of school.

 

 

 

Phonics/Read Write Inc

Children will take part in daily phonics sessions, where they will focus on specific sounds every day. Some children will move towards a more spelling focused phonics session, however the importance is still on reading words.

 

 

Maths

In Maths we will be working hard on Multiplication and Division! We will then move on to addition and subtraction - not forgetting those tricky word problems!

Please help your children to practice their times tables at home, particularly 5x, 10x and 2x to begin with.

Each week, the children will be tested on their times tables.

 

 

Through our Vehicle, 'Down at the Allotment', children will have the chance to explore different aspects of plants and their uses throughout Science lessons, whilst also learning about where different plants grow using their Geography skills. they will have the opportunity to meet a real life carpenter, who will tell us all about the best uses of wood and joining. This will support us as we make plans to make planters out of pallets for a Key Stage One playground allotment area.

 

PE

PE this term will be net and wall skills! We will spend the first few weeks getting to grips with throwing, hitting and attacking and defending, before putting our skills into practice in game scenarios.

Please ensure that PE kit is in school every day - we will be inside for PE so PE pumps will need to be in school each day.

 

 

Homework

Homework books will be given out on a Wednesday and should be returned to school, completed, the following Monday, if you wish to hand in before the date then feel free.

In your child’s homework book, there will be weekly sheets explaining work to be completed that week. If your child is unable to complete their homework for any reason, please pop in to school or write a note in their diary.

 

Reading

As per the homework policy of the school, please try to read with your child every night for at least ten minutes. This will greatly benefit their reading progress and will help them in class when working independently. The children will be listened to every week and will take part in group guided reading sessions.

 

Spellings

Spellings will be sent home in a child's reading diary homework books and tested during the following week. The words will link in with work covered in Phonics sessions. Spellings from the National Curriculum for Year 2 will also be included as appropriate.

End of Year Expectations Year 2

Suggested Books for Year 2

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