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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

Year 2 Autumn Newsletter

End of Year Expectations

Our Teachers

Class Teacher: Mrs Poxon

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. They have also written about their trip to St Paul's Cathedral where they looked at the Great Fire of London in more detail through an interactive workshop.

Maths

Less than, greater than and equal to:
Year 2 have been learning how to correctly use the mathematical symbols < to mean a number is less than another, > to mean a number is greater than another and = to mean the numbers have the same value. 

Digit Arranging with number bonds to ten:
The children have been looking at their number bonds to ten and have used bar models with missing values to show their learning. They are also able to use up to three different numbers that make a total of ten and demonstrate that the numbers can be added in any order to reach the same result.

Temperature:
The children have been looking at how thermometers are used to measure temperature. They are able to look at the intervals shown on the thermometer and calculate how much the temperature is increasing between each line to read it accurately.

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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 Light of the World:
Year 2 have been studying the Christmas story in depth and talking about the birth of Christ on earth. They are able to say why Jesus is sometimes referred to as 'The Light of the World.' Using a picture of a candle, they can talk about their own thoughts and feelings about Jesus and what 'The Light of the World' means to them.

What does a Priest wear?:
As part of their RE Focus Week the whole school were visited by Father Taemin who spoke about the different vestments that a Priest wears. The children could describe the different items of clothing and what they represented.

Passover:
Rabbi Jacobi visited the children to talk about the Jewish festival of Passover. Year 2 were able to describe what happens during the festival of Passover and why it is celebrated. 

Maundy Thursday Church Service:
The whole school commemorated Maundy Thursday at the Church. Year 2 could describe what happened during the service and how it made them feel.

Writing: 

Predicting the story:
Year 2 have been reading the story 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl and can recall the key details of the plot. They can use what they already know about the story to make a prediction about what might happen next in the story. 

Twisted Fairy Tales:
In their English learning, the children have been looking at traditional fairy tales and looking at the text "Prince Sinders," which is a re-telling of the story Cinderella. The children have used the text to inspire their own 'twisted' fairy tale where they have written about a male main character rather than a female one and ugly stepbrothers rather than ugly stepsisters. They have built on their knowledge of grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and spelling to produce their text.

Science

How high does the ball bounce?:
Year 2 have been conducting scientific experiments to see which balls will bounce the highest when they are dropped. They were able to predict which ball they thought would be the bounciest and record the results of their experiment in a graph. They accurately used their data to order the balls according to how bouncy they are. Some of them are beginning to suggest reasons as to why some of the balls are bouncier than others.

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