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_2

“Threads of the past”


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 have a great trip planned at Quarry Bank Mill so children can see for themselves what children their age were expected to do.



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

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 RWInc 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.



This half term we will be looking at Measurement.

We 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.

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

We will then move onto recognising symbols for £ and pence to combine amounts and will conclude with comparing and sequencing intervals of time.


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.



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.



Our P.E. this term will be on Thursdays

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


SATs dates

KS1 SATs will begin Monday 4th May 2020

This year your child will being taking their first SATs exams, and although this may seem daunting, there is no need to panic.

Throughout the year we will be making sure that all children will be prepared for the May exams through Maths and Reading booster lessons after school. If your child is asked to come along to one of our booster sessions it is essential that they attend so we can give them the extra support they need.

Should you ever wish to discuss anything about your child, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 2 team in order to arrange an appointment. Alternatively you can contact the office if you wish to request an appointment.

We look forward to working with your children this year!

Miss Holme and Mrs Lynch

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