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St Mary's CofE Primary School - 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind...Love your neighbour as yourself.' Matthew 22 v37-40

St Mary's CofE Primary School

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

 

Thank you for visiting the Year 2 class page.

The class teacher is Mr Hoyle and the teaching assistant is Mrs Keeling.

Year 2 Autumn term

This first half term we will be learning the following topic areas which you can support at home:

 

Numeracy

-Place value of numbers to and above 100

-Introduction to the bar model/part-whole model

-Number bonds of 10 and 100

-Multiplication tests, including 3 times tables

- Addition and Subtraction of double digit numbers

 

Literacy

  • Different sentence types
  • Postcards and writing letters
  • Introduction to exclamation marks
  • Traditional tales

 

Science

-Characteristics of living things

-Habitats

-Food chains

 

Topic

-The UK

We will look at the countries that make up the United Kingdom and the national flags of each country. We will be studying modern London for our timeline before we look at the Great Fire of London next term.

 

RE

-The books of the Bible

-Inspirational Christians

 

PE

PE kits will be required next week and Year 2 do PE on a Wednesday.

Please ensure all items of kit are labelled with your child’s name.

 

Spellings

Spellings will continue to be tested on a Thursday and children will be given spellings to support their phonetic development.

Year 2 common exception words are likely to appear on tests and assessments this year so I will send these home with the first list of spellings for revision.

 

Multiplications

Tests on multiplications take place at regular intervals throughout the year. We will focus on 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables in a multiplication and division form.

We will also be practising the doubling and halving of numbers and number bonds of 10 and 100.

 

Library and reading records

Our class will now be the first Year 2 class to take non-fiction books home from our school library. We will change school library books on Friday afternoon.

 

Home reading books will be changed on Mondays so please return these for the start of the week. Books will not be changed until a comment is made in reading records.

We will be arranging a trip to Droylsden Library within the Autumn term.

 

KS1 celebration assembly

Years 1 and 2 will be hosting celebration assemblies for the children every Wednesday morning. This is a chance to get our classes together for a morning story, messages and to practise hymns and songs together.

Children can also bring in badges, trophies, medals and certificates each Wednesday to get a round of applause for their achievements from their friends and teachers.

 

Messages

ClassDojo is now active for our class and messages can be sent using this service. Please be reminded that the service is active between the hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm and messages are usually replied to within the school day.

I am available at the start and end of each day for short discussions. If you wish to have a longer discussion, I can happily make an appointment at a convenient time.

 

Best wishes,

Mr Hoyle

Yoga sessions in Autumn

Yoga sessions in Autumn 1
Yoga sessions in Autumn 2
Yoga sessions in Autumn 3
Yoga sessions in Autumn 4

Year 2's Twitter account

 

Year 2 have a Twitter page where events of the week are displayed.  We show pictures of what we are learning in class and our excellent creations.  Mr Hoyle also posts links to events happening in the community.

 

You can find us at the following address:  @Y2_Stmarys

Learning about The British Red Cross

Learning about The British Red Cross 1
Learning about The British Red Cross 2 Olivia's "helping hands"
Learning about The British Red Cross 3

The United Kingdom - ICT research

The United Kingdom - ICT research 1
The United Kingdom - ICT research 2
The United Kingdom - ICT research 3
The United Kingdom - ICT research 4

Start of the year portraits

Oscar's rocket!

Oscar's rocket! 1

Healthy cooking for Well-being week

Healthy cooking for Well-being week 1
Healthy cooking for Well-being week 2
Healthy cooking for Well-being week 3
Healthy cooking for Well-being week 4
Healthy cooking for Well-being week 5
Healthy cooking for Well-being week 6
Healthy cooking for Well-being week 7
Healthy cooking for Well-being week 8
Healthy cooking for Well-being week 9
Healthy cooking for Well-being week 10
Healthy cooking for Well-being week 11

Year 1 created a tribute to a local WW1 soldier for St Mary's Church

Year 1 created a tribute to a local WW1 soldier for St Mary's Church 1

Playtime in pyjamas

Playtime in pyjamas 1
Playtime in pyjamas 2
Playtime in pyjamas 3
Playtime in pyjamas 4
Playtime in pyjamas 5

November's Superheroes are...

November's Superheroes are... 1 Beth for using kind words
November's Superheroes are... 2 Dimitra for excellent listening skills

Drama for the Great Fire of London

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Miss Maguire and Year 2 have been acting out the scenes of the Great Fire of London. Here we see Rosie, Dimitra, Amy and Olivia waking up in the bakery to the start of the fire.

Drama and the Great Fire of London pt2

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In this video, the group wake up and are shocked to see the fire. The escape by climbing to the roof and jumping across the houses.

Pantomime time!

Pantomime time!  1
Pantomime time!  2
Pantomime time!  3

Year 2's favourite fruit was...an apple! All different-All equal for Anti-Bullying week

Year 2's favourite fruit was...an apple!  All different-All equal for Anti-Bullying week 1
Year 2's favourite fruit was...an apple!  All different-All equal for Anti-Bullying week 2
Year 2's favourite fruit was...an apple!  All different-All equal for Anti-Bullying week 3
Year 2's favourite fruit was...an apple!  All different-All equal for Anti-Bullying week 4
Picture 1 Well done to this week's Superhero of the week!

Year 2's Christmas Feast

Year 2's Christmas Feast 1
Year 2's Christmas Feast 2
Year 2's Christmas Feast 3
Year 2's Christmas Feast 4
Year 2's Christmas Feast 5
Year 2's Christmas Feast 6
Year 2's Christmas Feast 7

Our Superhero of the week is...

Our Superhero of the week is... 1

Year 2's Nativity 2019

Year 2's Nativity 2019 1

National Bird Week 2019

National Bird Week 2019 1 Making bird feeders using bird seed and lard
National Bird Week 2019 2
National Bird Week 2019 3
National Bird Week 2019 4
National Bird Week 2019 5

MCFC Academy competition

MCFC Academy competition  1 Arriving at the campus
MCFC Academy competition  2 Year 2 nervously enter onto the field
MCFC Academy competition  3 Pre-tournament group shot
MCFC Academy competition  4 Scoring another goal in a 5-0 victory
MCFC Academy competition  5 Celebrating the semi-final victory
MCFC Academy competition  6 St Mary's win the competition! Well done!

Spring term 2

 

From March until the Easter half term break, we will be covering the following topics in our lessons:

 

Numeracy

- Finding fractions of numbers (quarters, three quarters and thirds)

- Addition and subtraction methods, such as using number lines and bar models

- Intervals of time for 5 minute intervals

- 2D and 3D shapes 

 

Literacy

- World Book Week

- Sentence types and SPAG practise

- Non-fiction and fiction writing based on our topic

 

Topic

- This term we starting our exploration topic, beginning with space and the planets of the solar system.  We will also be learning about Neil Armstrong.

 

Science

- We will be continuing our investigations into materials and their properties.

- We will also be conducting experiments as part of our CREST award.

 

PE

- As the weather improves, we will having PE sessions outside and we will be continuing our basketball lessons with a little more space to practise our running and passing with the ball.

 

RE

- We will starting our study of the symbols of Easter and why these symbols are important in the Easter story.

 

Useful websites

 

A few parents have asked if there are any useful websites that can be used at home.  You will find below a list of a few websites that we use in school which can support your child in various ways.  I will add websites throughout the term.

 

1) Phonics

 

Phonicsbloom.com

Teachyourmonstertoread.com

phonicsplay.co.uk

galacticphonics.com

 

2) Typing skills

 

j2e.com

scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters

abcya.com/typing_rockets

bigbrownbear.co.uk/learntotype

 

The Superzings Superheroes this month!

The Superzings Superheroes this month! 1
The Superzings Superheroes this month! 2
The Superzings Superheroes this month! 3

Year 2 and the yeti!

Learning about clocks - without a clock!

Learning about clocks - without a clock! 1

Making our "Church is special" paintings

Making our "Church is special" paintings 1
Making our "Church is special" paintings 2
Making our "Church is special" paintings 3
Making our "Church is special" paintings 4

A beautiful picture of our church

A beautiful picture of our church 1
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