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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

‘Threads of the Past’

 

 

 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 ‘Threads of the past’. During this topic in History we will be finding out about what it was like for a child in the past in the workhouses. We will be watching video clips from Quarry Bank Mill so children can see for themselves what children their age were expected to do in the past.

 

English

This half term we will be writing our own set of instructions based on ‘How to trap a Dragon’.

We will also be looking at a Defeating a monster tale from the traditional tale, ‘Rumpelstiltskin’. From this we will write our own stories in which we will focus on character descriptions.

We will be looking at how to write statements, questions, exclamations and commands appropriately.

We will be using exclamation marks for effect as well as using question marks correctly.

Contracted forms will also be introduced eg. don’t, won’t, I’ll, didn’t.

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.

Every Monday from their RWI lessons your child will get spellings and a RWI home reading book. They will need to learn their spellings and become familiar with the book. Every Friday their RWI home reading book must be returned to school so they can read it during their lesson. A spelling test will also take place on this day.

Maths

This half term we will be looking at Measure.

We will start off by comparing and sequencing intervals of time.

We will then recap on o’clock and half past the hour, before looking at quarter past, quarter to the hour and telling and writing the time to five minutes.

We will then move on to choosing and using 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.

From this we will compare and order measurements using >, < and =

Come and See

Our Come and See topics are ‘Thanksgiving’ where we will explore different ways to say thank you, we will listen to the story of the Last Supper and will link this to Holy Communion being a time when the parish family thanks God for Jesus.

Our next topic will be ‘Opportunities.’ We will explore each day offering opportunities for good. From this we will recognise that

Lent is the opportunity to turn towards what is good in preparation for Easter.

Homework

This is given out every Thursday and is due back the following week. There will be a Maths and an English focus.

Children also have access to Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars, which they need to go onto regularly.

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.