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St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Respect, Aspire, Achieve

In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

We are so happy to see you all again and can't wait to share some exciting experiences with you this year!

 

 

Welcome to our Year 2 class page. Below is an overview of everything we will be doing this half term. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to speak to the classroom teachers and we will do our best to help you. 

 

We can't wait to work with you and your child encompassing God's love in everything we do.

 

'I will instruct you in the way you should go, I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.'

Psalm 32:8

 

Our class teachers are

            Mr Brennan                                                  Mr O'rourke

       2 Holly                                   2 Maple

                                                             

 

Our Teaching Assistants are:

Holly Class - Mrs Mukadam

Maple Class - Mrs Karolia

Our School Day

 

8:40 - 3:15

Parents must drop off their children at their classrooms doors. It is vital that you drop your children off between the times of 8:40 am and 8:45 am. Anytime after this will result in your child receiving a late mark by their name in the register.

 

PE days

2 Maple: Monday and Tuesday

2 Holly: Monday and Wednesday

Please ensure your child always has their PE kit in school everyday.

 

 

 

As a school we are aiming to get our overall attendance up to 95%. You must ensure your child is in school every day. If your child misses more than 9.5 days of school, they cannot meet this target.

 

9.5 days = 57 hours of learning.

What we are learning this term:

 

English - This half term we will start by looking at a story called 'Lila and the secret of the rain'. The children will be adapting this story by writing a diary entry. After this unit we will be focussing on poetry. We will look at a poem called 'Grass House'. By the end of the poetry unit the children will be expected to write a poem about their 'special place'.

 

Maths - we are going to be focusing on addition and subtraction working with practical resources to help us to successfully add and subtract 2 digit numbers. Following on from this we will focus on various shapes and their properties. 

 

Please practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables at home - have a go at Times Tables Rockstars.

 

Science - this half term we are learning about different materials and their properties. We will also look at how we can be more sustainable as a school.

 

RE - We are learning about receiving good news and how good news is passed on from God. This will help lead up to the Christmas Story.

 

Geography and History - this term our focus will be on Geography. We will be exploring Kenya and how it is different to our local area.  

 

PSHE -  This half term we are posing the question "what is bullying?" we will also be looking at what is fair and unfair. 

 

PE - We are working on one of the fundamental movement skills - rolling a ball.

 

Useful websites

 

Showbie - https://www.showbie.com/

Zoom - https://zoom.us/

My Maths - https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Times Tables Rockstars - https://ttrockstars.com/

Oxford Owl - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Oak National Academy - https://www.thenational.academy/

White Rose Maths - https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

 

Autumn 2 Knowledge Mats

We need your support!

 

Home Reading

Please support us by ensuring you listen to your child read everyday and sign their home reading books. Home reading books will be changed once your child has shown the teachers a signature in their reading record. 

 

School Library

Your children will bring an additional library book which will be changed on a weekly basis. Please encourage your child to read this as well. There is a charge of £5 if any books are lost. Both classes will visit the school library every Monday so please ensure your child has their library book in school every Monday so it can be changed.

 

Weekly Homework

Homework will be given out every Friday and this will vary each week. 

 

Weekly Spellings

A spelling list will be sent home every Friday. Please help your child practise these. All children will be tested every Friday and consist of words from the Year 1 and 2 spelling list.

 

Times Tables

Please help your child learn their times tables facts. By the end of year 2 children should know the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication facts.

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