Year 2

Welcome to Class 2
Your teacher is Mrs Penman.
In the afternoons you will be taught by Mrs Stephenson.
Your TAs are Mrs Allen and Mrs Wolfendon
Science - Everyday Materials.
During this term we are focusing on everyday materials. We will learn the names of different materials, their purpose and how we can change their shape. We will investigate which materials are most effective for making a toy car and evaluate why this is the case.
In maths this half term we will be starting with shape.  Thinking about both 2D and 3D shapes we will sort and make patterns, count edges and vertices and check the names of shapes old and new by lots of matching with their names.
Our second topic is fractions.  We will check what we can remember about parts of a number and how to write them, think about half and quarter and what they mean and learn to count in fractions.  All this, plus problem solving, is going to keep us busy!
Science Week
Creating our own virus!
Important Autumn Dates
Monday 22nd February - Teacher Training Day
Tues 23rd Feb - School opens to key worker pupils
Thurs 4th Mar - World Book Day
Friday 5th Mar - Technology Free day
Fri 19th Mar - St Joseph's Day
Fri 19th Mar- Agents of Change Day
Thurs 1st April - Last Day of
Spring term;Maundy Thursday
Fri 2nd April - Good Friday
Sun 4th April - Easter Sunday
During the second part of the Spring Term we will study 'The Thee Little Pigs' and write Free Verse using adjectives. Following on from this we will write, then entertain our family and friends with traditional narratives about materials, in the style of the Fairy Tale The Three Little Pigs.  
Religious Education
Our unit this terms begins with The Eucharist.  We will learn about the last supper, thanksgiving and what mass is. Following on from this we will learn about Lent and the events of Holy Week. We will learn about the events that led to Jesus' death and why Lent and Easter are so important to us.
  • Reading occurs in school with 5 x 15 minutes dedicated to independent reading.  There is an expectation that children will match this time at home.  Reading is tracked electronically. 
  • Spellings will be issued on a Tuesday via Google Classroom then tested in the next week. Handwriting practice should be completed at home using the published list.  All children will have access to 'Literacy Planet' to practise and must complete ALL of the activities which have been set.
  • Numbots must be practised for 30 minutes in total across the week - this develops children's recall of mental arithmetic. 
Handwriting practice can be found on the link below.
Username: gt1054
Password: home
On a tablet the username is the same and the swipe code if the shape of a letter L