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Welcome to Year 2 St Teresa

Our Class Saint

St Teresa was born in Spain. As she grew older she devoted her life to God through prayer and helped to establish convents. Her feast day is the 15th October and she is the Patron Saint of headache sufferers and Spanish Catholic writers.

"Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love." - St Teresa of Avila

Our Class Values

Year 2's class values are 'Trust'. and 'Truthfulness'  The value of trust is celebrated in December and the value of truthfulness is celebrated in June.

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Luke 16:10

“God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24

SATS INFORMATION

Please refer to the PowerPoint below and the video link on advice of how the Year 2 SATs will run and how best to support your child

End of Year Expectations

Year 2 Autumn Timetable

Our Teachers

Class Teacher: Ms Knott

Year 2 Learning

Learning Challenge: 

Why did London burn?:
Year 2 have been looking at The Great Fire of London and are able to sequence the events that led up to the event. They can also explain which different sources of information could be used to tell us what happened. Using the information they have learnt, Year 2 have written their own
newspaper articles as though they were writing at the time the fire happened. 

Yr. 2 were lucky enough to have a visit from the local Fire Brigade who explained to the children the purpose of the fire service, fire safety and the emergency services number.

Who was the best Queen of England?

As part of their Learning Challenge Yr. 2 have been learning about the different monarchies throughout the ages.  Yr. 2 had a trip to see Buckingham Palace and to see the changing of the Guards.  They also hosted a Royal Tea Party for Parents/Carers.

Maths

Mastery, greater depth and reasoning

Yr. 2 have been learning about mastery, greater depth and reasoning and can apply their learning to demonstrate an understanding of mastery and reasoning.

Recognising the place value of a digit in a 2-digit number

The children can recognise the place value of each digit in a 2-digit number and can compare and order numbers.  They are aware that a 2-digit number has a certain amount of tens and ones and can identify how many 10’s and 1’s are in a number. 

Measuring and comparing lengths and heights

The children have been learning how to compare and measure lengths and heights using appropriate standard units.  They know that they have to line up their ruler from the 0 and that they need to read the scale on the ruler to where the object ends to measure its length.  They understand that even though the position of the object might have changed the measurement stays the same (length and height).  They are able to convert metres and centimetres into just centimetres and know that 1m is the same as 100cm. 

Units of time

The children have been looking at how time is measured.  They can match activities to the amount of time it takes and know that seconds are the smallest unit of times and years are the longest time period.

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Christingle Reflection:
Year 2 have been reflecting on the celebration of Christingle. They can accurately recall what each symbol is on the Christingle and what it represents. 

The Lord’s Prayer

Yr. 2 have been learning about the Lord’s Prayer and why Jesus taught the Lord’s Prayer as a way to pray.  They understand God as “Father” in the Lord’s Prayer and can talk about what is important to them and to other people. 

Where is the Light of Christmas?

The children have been learning about “Where is the Light of Christmas?” and can explain that Christians call Jesus “the light of the world” and understand that Christians believe that as light can guide us in the dark, so can Jesus guide believers.

Ramadan

Yr. 2 have been learning about Ramadan and how fasting shows a commitment to God (Allah).  They can describe some religious practices; including fasting and can explain and compare the impact of faith on individuals and on the community.  They can reflect on how religious or other beliefs affect the way in which they and others behave and can think about the needs of others and how religious practices might help those in need.

Writing: 

Poetry

Yr. 2 have been learning about poetry and can use descriptive language and are able to make their poems rhyme.  They can use joined up handwriting with commas and capital letters in the correct places.  They have created their own poetry.

Folktale

Yr. 2 have been learning about folktales and can plan a folktale and can decide on the moral of their folktale.  They can decide on additional characters within their folklore and can decide what is going to happen at the beginning, middle and end of their folklore.  They can listen to other people’s ideas and are able to share their own ideas using their skills and knowledge learnt in their previous learning.  They have created their own version of  “Anansi and the Pot of Beans”.

Newspaper Report

The children have been creating their own newspaper report and are able to include in their first paragraph Who? When? Why? and Where? questions. They are able to sequence the events of their report and have included a picture caption.    They can use capital letters for the correct nouns and at the beginning of each sentence.  They have used time connectives and have written their article in neat joined up handwriting.  They have written their article in the style of a newspaper with columns.

What was it like to live in the past?

Yr. 2 have been learning about Forty Hall and what is was like to live there.  They have created a Forty Hall timeline – looking at archive material and have learnt key information about the Wolstenholme family who lived at Forty Hall in the past.  They have looked at old pictures of Forty Hall and have described what they can see and what questions that they might have.  They have ‘brainstormed’ with their class and have shared ideas.

Science

What do animals eat in their habitat and where can they live?

Yr. 2 have been looking at examples of food chains for a selection of habitats.  They are able to sequence the animals in a food chain based on what they eat and can relate the food chains to a suitable habitat.  They can use their food chain to talk about how the animals depend on each other.  The children can make observations of features of living things and can link features of animals to how they feed, move or make their home.  They are able to use features of animals or plants to decide which habitat it is best suited to.

Materials:  Good choices

The children have been looking at different materials such as metal, plastic and glass and have seen whether it is either shiny, dull or rough.  They have compared different materials to see if they can absorb light, are strong, tear or whether they are flexible.  Yr. 2 went on a material hunt in the school playground to see what items such as:  doors, walls and our play equipment are made out of.  They realised that a lot of objects were made with a number of different mixed materials.

Food groups matching

Yr.2 have been looking at what foods should we eat and can sort foods in to different categories – they have designed a healthy lunch box.  They have learnt about the different foods that our bodies need to stay healthy such as:  fruit and vegetables, protein, carbohydrates and dairy.

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