Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

For information on what to expect in year 2 and how you can help at home please follow this link.

Week Commencing

7th October, 2019

Our key learning this week:

Spellings - The /j/ sound spelt j or g.

gem, giant, magic, giraffe, energy, jacket, jar, jog, join,adjust

Please practice three times at home - test will be 15/10/19

English - Letters and Postcards - adventure letters

Whole Class Reading - Town Mouse, Country Mouse- retrieval questions

Maths - 

Addition and Subtraction - checking calculations, comparing number sentences, using related facts.

Science - Materials

RE - Beginnings - The Creation Story

Topic - The World In our hands - Improving Our School grounds

Give it Back Afternoon 

The children in year 1 and 2 had a super afternoon giving back to their school environment. The children have been looking at their immediate environment as part of their topic 'The World in Our Hands'. The children have been working to develop ideas linked to how they would like to improve the school.As part of their homework children were asked to produce something which we could add to improve the environment. Children produced a range of items including: bug hotels, bird feeders, decorative stones and plant pots. The children did lots of jobs including cleaning, weeding and sorting to improve our outdoor area. Everyone had a fun-filled time and got stuck in.


Important Dates:

03.09.19 - School opens
04.09.19 - Meet the teacher - 3.15-4.15 - Own classrooms.
W/b -09.09.19 - Music lessons and clubs start.
19.09.19 - Whole school mass at St.Joseph's - 9.30
04.10.19 - Individual and family photographs.
18.10.19 - Harvest Liturgy and coffee morning.


Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly)

By the end of keystage 1 children are expected to be able to read and spell these words.

Additional ways to support your child/book lists:

Homework Expectations – Year 2

Homework will be set every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Pupils are expected to complete all set tasks. 

Additionally, children must read and record their reading in their diaries at least three times each week. 

Work in their homework books is expected to be of the same standard as work in school, with neat handwriting, diagrams in pencil and care taken to include appropriate punctuation and good spelling.

House points will be awarded for good work each week.

Reading Advice for Parents

A useful Booklet for parents

Topic Information

The topic overview for year 2 can be found here.

The knowledge organiser for our topic - The World in our Hands - can be found here.

Please help your child to learn the information on the knowledge organiser to reinforce what they will be taught in school.