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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 continue to be ‘Life on Earth’. During this topic in Geography, we will identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles.

English

Our class text 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 be adding ‘ly’ to starters e.g. Firstly, secondly…to list points. We will also be introducing apostrophes to mark singular possession e.g. The Emperor Penguin’s egg. We will also focus on adding –es to nouns and verbs ending in –y (flies, carries, babies).

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 explore 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 move onto 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 ‘Books.’ We will look at different books we use at home and in school and will then move onto books which are used in Church on Sunday by the parish family. We will then move onto our topic ‘Thanksgiving.’ In this topic we will explore the different ways we say thank you before moving onto recognising that the parish family thanks God for Jesus through the Eucharist.

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 every Friday.

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