Year 2

Welcome from staff

  


Hi I'm Mrs Booth and this is my 1st year teaching at Saint Mary’s and I am very excited to be teaching year 2 this year. I am also the ICT lead and will be helping the children to run the school council.  Outside of school, my favourite things to do are walking my dog, reading and spending time with my family.

 

Hi, I’m Mrs Shaw. I was in year 4 last year and am very happy to be working in year 2 this year. Out of school I love spending time with my family, walking my dogs and bike riding.

 

Hi I’m Mrs Dodson and I am very happy to be working in year 2 this year. Out of school I love spending time with my family.

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Curriculum - Cornerstones

Curriculum – Cornerstones

Our topic this term is Magnificent Monarchs. We will learn about several different British monarchs and why they were significant in our history.

Please see the knowledge organiser below.

 In science we will learn about our heart and conduct an investigation into our heart rate during different exercises.

We will also learn about germs and investigate how germs spread using glitter!

View document year_2/knowledge-organiser_magnificent_monarchs.pdf

Maths

 

At Saint Mary’s Catholic Primary Academy, we aim to equip all pupils with the skills and confidence to solve a range of problems through fluency with numbers and mathematical reasoning.  Children are encouraged to see the mathematics that surround them every day and enjoy developing vital life skills in this subject. We use Power Maths and White Rose to assist us in the teaching for mastery approach to mathematics.

View document year_2/year_2_overview_maths.pdf

 

English

In Key Stage 1 we follow the Read, Write Inc scheme. RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/.

 

 The children will also be working on reading and spelling the high frequency words- click on the links below to access them

High frequency words

high frequency words 2

 

 

 

 

RE

We follow the Come and See RE scheme of work. Our Advent topics are Beginnings, Signs and Symbols and Preparations.

Beginnings

 We will learn what a new beginning means and think about new beginnings in our lives e.g. when we started school or a new club. We will learn that each day is a new start.

We will look at the Creation story in the Bible as well as Psalms 139, 19 and 8.

 

Signs and symbols.

In this topic we will learn about the signs and symbols used in Baptism.

 

Preparations,

In this topic we will learn about how we prepare for special times. We will learn about Advent – the four weeks of preparation for the celebration of Jesus at Christmas.

 

 

PE

Year 2 have PE on a Wednesday afternoon. Children can come to school in their PE kit which should consist of: dark tracksuit bottoms/jogging bottoms, a white tee shirt, their school jumper and trainers. No football kits, brightly coloured clothing or lycra please.

Children will also be provided with their own skipping rope so that they can take part in daily skipping practice in an afternoon. This is a fabulous and fun way for children to keep fit and healthy.

Our wellbeing curriculum

 

We are placing a huge emphasis on the children’s wellbeing after all the weeks of lockdown. We are aiming to improve their state of mind and mental wellbeing. We will be doing this in a variety of ways:

  • playing relaxing music whenever the children enter the classroom;
  • a feelings check in every morning;
  • guided Meditation every morning;
  • a neutral colour scheme in the classroom to keep it relaxed;
  • mindfulness colouring;
  • a calm are for children to go if they feel stressed 
  • Our timetable of lessons is below.

    7th Sept

    14th Sept

    21st Sept

    28th Sept

    5th Oct

     

    12th Oct

    19th Oct

    Mindset – The Star Fish Story

    Understanding Feelings

    Anger Management

    Body Image 

    Understanding Feelings-

    Friendship

    Understanding Feelings

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2nd Nov

    9th Nov

    16th Nov

    23rd Nov

    30th Nov

     

     

    Friendship –

     

    Body Image

     

    Friendship

     

    Friendship

     

    Assess

     

     

     

     

     

 Remote learning

 Please click on the links below to access  homelearning during self-isolation

Year 2 homelearning 12.10.2020