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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

‘Land Ahoy!’

 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 ‘Land Ahoy’. During this topic in History, we will find out about what seaside holidays were like in the past. We will also focus on New Brighton and use photographs to help us find out what changes have happened there and the reasons for these changes.

 

English

Our class text this half term will be:

 

We will use Queen Victoria’s bathing machine as a starting point to plan and write a wishing tale.

In our writing we will revisit the use of adjectives and adverbs as well as how to use apostrophes for singular possession in nouns, and accurately using the past and present tense. We will also continue to evaluate and edit word choice, grammar and punctuation in writing with some independence.

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 identify and describe the properties of 2D and 3-D shapes, including the number of sides, edges, vertices and faces.

We will also identify 2-D shapes on the surface of 3-D shapes, (for example, a circle on a cylinder and a triangle on a pyramid).

We will then move onto measure and will choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (oc); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels.

 

Come and See

This half term we will continue with the topic ‘Rules.’ In this topic we will explore how rules can help at home and in school before moving onto the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

We will then move onto the topic ‘Treasures.’ We will first discuss what we treasure before learning that the world is God’s treasure given to us.

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 Tuesdays. On this day children must come to school dressed in their P.E. kits or tracksuit.