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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Barrow-in-Furness

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manager@holyfamily.cumbria.sch.uk

01229 828018

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Welcome to Year 2 !

 

Welcome to Year 2!

Our teacher is Mrs Johnson and our teaching assistant is Mrs Wilson.

Mr Bowker teaches Year 2 every Tuesday afternoon for PE and Computing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Information

PE days: Monday (swimming) and Tuesday 

Outdoor Day: Field Day Friday

Homework: Monday - reading task in Reading Journal.

Tues, Weds, Thurs - 'Big Maths' challenge and spellings to learn.

Please can all homework folders be brought in on Friday for marking. 

We will also have a Friday spelling test on spellings sent home each week.

 

If you would like to see the Long Term Plan for topics covered in Year 2 please click here. Please note that this may change slightly throughout the year as ideas are changed and developed.

 

A copy of the Year 2 Information Book can be found here.

 

English

In Year 2, we focus on developing our writing so that it is well structured and there is also a big focus on spelling correctly. Please look in the children's homework folders for a list of words that Year 2 children should be spelling correctly in their writing. 

We also continue our daily phonics sessions to work on spelling strategies and we learn rules for adding prefixes and suffixes to words. 

Maths

This year the children should become confident with their 2, 3, 5, and ten times tables. We will also work on adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers, multiplication and division (within 2, 3, 5 and 10 x tables), fractions, shape and measurement. Within measurement we will focus on time, money, length and height, weight and mass and capacity and volume.

RE

We love reading bible stories in class and we try to understand the messages behind them. We will also continue to learn about Gospel values and the things we can do to follow them. 

 

Science

This year our science work will build on what the children learnt in Year 1 and we will develop our investigation skills, exploring how to work scientifically and carry out experiments! Look out for Discovery Dog in our classroom as he helps us to plan an investigation!

Reading

The children will continue to read each week with either myself or Mrs Wilson. This may sometimes be on a one-to-one basis or as part of a small group. We recommend that children read for 20 minutes at home each day as well to build up their fluency and expression.

 

Our focus will now be on comprehension of different texts and we will have daily reading comprehension activities in class.

 

If you would like to call in to listen to children read between 8:55 and 9:15am, please pop in to let us know.

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns please call in to see us either before or after school.

 

Mrs Johnson