Year 2 teachers
Class 5 - Mrs Grummett
Class 6 - Mrs Shanks
Mrs Hansford, Mrs Henderson and Mrs Dixon
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 Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett and The Jolly Christmas Postman by Allan Ahlberg.
During the Spring Term we will be exploring a range of Katie Morag stories by Mairi Hedderwick. After half term we will be reading non fiction books about Africa and The Great Fire of London.
During the Summer Term our books will focus upon Jim and the beanstalk and Mr Wolf's pancakes. We will be writing character and setting descriptions and rewriting the story. After half term we will be using Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as the stimulus for our writing.
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
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.
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).
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.
Children will be given homework and spellings each Friday. Please could this be completed and handed in by the following Wednesday at the latest.
The children will have PE lessons every Tuesday afternoon. They should come to school wearing their PE kit. If the weather is cooler, it is fine to wear a tracksuit or leggings and a jumper etc over the PE kit.