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Year 2 teachers

Class 5 - Mrs Grummett

Class 6 - Mrs Shanks

Teaching Assistants

Miss Eastwood, Mrs Hansford, Mrs Henderson and Mrs Dixon

 

English

During the Autumn Term we will be reading a range of Percy the Park Keeper stories by Nick Butterworth.  After half term we will focus on The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy. 

 

During the Spring Term we will be exploring a range of Funny Bones stories by Allan Ahlberg and non-fiction texts about bones.  After half term we will be reading Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book.

 

During the Summer Term  our focus will be The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum.  We will be writing character and setting descriptions and rewriting the story.  After half term we will be studying the series of Horrid Henry books written by Francesca Simon as a basis for creating our own stories. 

Mathematics

Please ensure that your child practises their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and the corresponding division facts. Then, move onto the 3 and 4 times tables.

Children in year 2 need to be familiar with sequencing number confidently.  Please help your children to work on:

Counting forwards and backwards from zero in 2s, 3s and 5s

Counting in 10s starting at any number forwards and backwards

 

 

 

RE

Autumn Term

This term we will be studying New Beginnings which involves reading Psalms and knowing some religious stories, Signs and Symbols which covers the Sacrament of Baptism, Judaism where we take a look a Shabbat and Preparations which discuss the season of Advent.  We will also be encouraging the children to participate in activities linked to the Year of Mercy.

Spring Term

This term we will be learning about Books (looking at books used in church for mass and the different services), Thanksgiving (looking at the format and prayers of the mass) and Lent (finding out about the meaning of Lent and revisiting the events of Holy Week and Easter).

Summer Term

This term we will be focussing on The Ascension and Pentecost as part of the topic Spread The Word. We will then talk about reconciliation and forgiveness as part of our topic on Rules. We will also be looking at the work of CAFOD and the importance of water as part of our topic on Treasures.

 

Homework

Children will be given homework and spellings each Friday.  Please could this be completed and handed in by the following Wednesday at the latest. 

PE

The children will have PE lessons every Wednesday afternoon. Please can you ensure that PE kits are always in school and each item of PE kit is labelled clearly with the child's name.


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