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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 the home learning for this term. If you have any questions please get in touch with the school and we will try our best to answer them.smiley 

 

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                                                  Mrs Master

2 Holly                                  2 Maple

                                                             

 

Our Teaching Assistants are:

Holly Class - Mrs Wareing

Maple Class - Mrs Heywood

Our School Day

 

8:45 - 3:15

Parents are now welcomed back into the school grounds to drop off their children at their classrooms doors. It is vital that you drop your children off between the times of 8:45am and 8:55 am. After this time will result in your child receiving a late mark by their name in the register.

 

PE days for both classes will be on Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child always has their PE kit in school as the expectation now is that children get changed at school for their PE lessons.

 

 

Remote Learning

 

During any school closures, we deliver live lessons on Zoom daily and work can be accessed through the Showbie remote learning platform.  Children are expected to attend register daily on Zoom and complete the work set by their teachers.

 

                                                          

 

What we are learning this term:

 

English - we are learning how to write an exciting story using 'The Fire Children' by Eric Maddern.  Phonics will continue for those who need it.  The guided reading text we are studying this term is 'The Rabbit who stole the Fire' by Joanna Troughton.

 

Maths - we are going to learn about place value, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and addition and subtraction. 

 

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

 

Science - this term we are going to look at Everyday Materials. We will focus on materials that are used daily and discuss their properties. Next half term we will be focusing on Living, Dead and Non - Living characteristics.                           

 

RE - we are learning about the Bible and will answer the big question: What would have happened if the Bible hadn't been written?

 

History - we are going to learn about the Great Fire of London. We will look at how London was in the past and how it has changed. We will discuss the events of the Great Fire of London and look more closely at Samuel Pepys. We will answer the big question: How could they have stopped the Great Fire of London?

 

PSHE -  we will look at our classroom rights and discuss our responsibilities within school. 

 

PE - we will work on dance and fundamental movement skills with BRFC. 

 

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/

 

 

Curriculum Maps, Knowledge Mats and Newsletters

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 twice a week. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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