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Y2H

Miss Holme
Year 2 Teacher

Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 at Holy Family with Miss Holme and Mrs Lynch.

We hope that during the year you will enjoy finding out about all the wonderful things we will be learning about in our lessons.
To keep up to date with what is happening inside our classroom follow us on twitter @HolyFamilyL8_2H

Miss Holme

Year 2 Teacher

‘Life on Earth’

Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 at Holy Family with Miss Holme and Mrs Lynch.

We hope that during the year you will enjoy finding out about all the wonderful things we will be learning about in our lessons. To keep up to date with what is happening inside our classroom follow us on twitter @HolyFamilyL8_2H

This half term we will be covering:

This half term our topic will be ‘Life on Earth’. During this topic in Geography, we will locate the world’s oceans and British seas. We will also use fieldwork skills to find out about British beaches and their coastlines using the relevant vocabulary when referring to human and physical features.

 

English

Our class texts this half term will be:

We will use Dear Greenpeace as a starting point to plan and write a persuasive letter about saving Orangutans from the Palm Oil Crisis.

In the text Emperor Egg, we will look at the life-cycle of an Emperor penguin and will then write our own life-cycle of a bee.

In our writing we will focus on the correct spellings of homophones eg. Their/they’re/there, to/two/too.

We will also begin to use apostrophes for singular possession in nouns, eg. The dog’s tail.

We have daily phonic lessons which are carried out through Read Write Inc. We also have daily Guided Reading sessions to look at fluency, comprehension and inference skills.

Maths

Throughout this year we will be revisiting the year 1 objectives to reinforce previous learning. This will be covered through games and basic skills lessons. We will also do lots of counting in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward or backward. 

This half term we will revisit division practically and pictorially.

We will recall and use division facts for 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables including recognising odd and even numbers.

We will also calculate mathematical statements for division within the multiplication tables and write them using the division (÷) and equals (=) signs. We will reinforce that multiplication of two numbers can be done in any order (commutative) and division of one number by another cannot.

We will then revisit fractions. Children will be expected to recognise, find, name and write fractions 1/3, ¼, 2/4 and ¾ of a length, shape set of objects or quantity. We will also write simple fractions for example, ½ of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of 2/4 and ½.

Come and See

This half term our topic will be ‘Spread the word.’ We will begin by discussing our own experiences and feelings of both passing on and receiving messages. We will then look at Pentecost as a time of spreading the Gospel message through the gift of the Holy Spirit.

We will then move onto our topic ‘Rules.’ In this topic we will explore how rules can help at home and in school before moving onto the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Homework

Reading books and homework will be given out every Friday and are due back the following Thursday. There will be a Maths and an English focus.

Children will also bring home spellings every Monday to be learnt at home for a weekly test every Friday.

Children have access to Teams, Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rock stars, which they need to go onto weekly for remote learning.

P.E.

Our P.E. this term will be on Fridays. On this day children must come to school dressed in their P.E. kits or tracksui