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:

Our topic this half term will be ‘Life on Earth’. During this topic in Geography we will be locating the world’s seven continents. We will then locate and find out all about the Kalahari Desert, comparing any similarities and differences with where we live.

 

English

Our class text this half term will be:

 

We will use this text to unpick, plan and write our own ‘journey’ tale. In our writing we will be looking at how to use commas to separate items in lists. We will also learn how to use expanded noun phrases to add description and detail. We will then focus on the ending ly to turn adjectives into adverbs.

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 be continuing with subtraction. Throughout our lessons we will recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and relate these facts up to 100. We use the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and use this to check calculations and solve missing number problems. We will learn to add and subtract numbers mentally and will use what we have learnt to solve addition and subtraction problems. We will also be moving onto multiplication. In this we will recall and use multiplication facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables. We will also calculate mathematical statements for the multiplication tables and write them using the multiplication (×),and equals (=) signs.

From this we will solve problems involving multiplication and using materials, arrays, repeated addition, mental methods, and multiplication facts, including problems in contexts.

Come and See

This half term we will continue with our topic ‘Signs and Symbols.’ We will continue to explore our experiences of signs and symbols and will look at signs and symbols used in Baptism.

We will then move onto our topic ‘Preparations.’ In this topic we will explore how we prepare for special times before moving onto Advent, as a time to prepare to celebrate Christmas.

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 Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rock stars, which they need to go onto weekly.

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.