St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

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Life at St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

Year 2


Guided Reading

Children will continue to follow a guided reading scheme in Year 2. They will read a guided book together in small groups once a week to the class teacher and in addition to this they will read in a group twice a week to an adult in school. The guided reading will be delivered as a lesson and we will teach new skills for reading and comprehension during these sessions. The book read during guided reading will be the level above what your child is currently at in order to challenge them and raise attainment.

Independent Home Reading

As well as a group book your child will also be allocated a home reader which is chosen by us to suit their current ability (this will be reviewed regularly). This book is part of our school scheme and will be monitored closely as to how the children are progressing. We choose this book for them. We would ask that you listen to your child read this book a little every night and comment/sign in their Reading Diary please.


  • Children will receive a spellings list and a small piece of homework every Monday. This will be due in on the Friday of the same week. Please ensure you practise the spellings on the list as they will receive a spellings test on the Friday.
  • Your child's homework will be put in their own folder for them, please ensure they look after this folder and return their finished homework in this folder on Fridays. (If they wish to hand it in earlier then great!)
  • Children will also begin to receive some Numeracy homework to consolidate their learning in class. This will also be set on a Monday and due in on a Friday. (This homework won?t necessarily be set every week).




St. Christopher?s Catholic Primary School

Year Two

January 2018


Happy New Year!

This half term in Year 2 will be 'wonderfully wonderful' as we step into the world of the boy ?whose head is filled with wonder??


We will be reading the book ?The Wonder? by Faye Hanson and will use it to explore the notion of ?Wonder? in many areas of the curriculum. This story is all about creativity, imagination and acceptance of talents in every area.



Using the story ?The Wonder? to write for different purposes with a focus on poetry and descriptive writing but we will also present writing in letters, explanations and recipes.

Focus on writing question sentences, adding suffixes and using speech punctuation. 


We are having a big push on our times table knowledge. All children should know their 2 and 3 times tables and be starting to know their 4 times table too. We are teaching the children about division by knowing the inverse relationships of the times table (e.g. 4 x 3= 12, so 12 ÷ 3=4).

Our areas of learning over the next few weeks are:

Place value and ordering 2-digit numbers; place value additions and subtractions; add and begin to subtract 9, 10 and 11. Add and subtract 2 digit numbers. 

Revise number bonds to 10; begin to bridge 10; subtract from 10 and 20; use number facts to find the complement to ten; find a difference between two numbers by counting on

 Rehearse complements to multiples of 10; find differences using a number line; find change from 10p and 20p, and from £10 to £20 by counting up and using bonds to 10 and 20; add two 2-digit numbers by counting on

 Recognise and identify properties (including faces and vertices) of 3D shapes; sort according to properties including number of faces; name the 2D shapes of faces of 3D shapes

Order 2-digit numbers and revise the < and > signs; locate 2-digit numbers on a landmarked line and grid; round 2-digit numbers to nearest 10; estimate a quantity


Listening to and responding to the stories of Jesus? Parables Miracles. We will develop a greater understanding of who Jesus? is and what his ministry was. We will use our sense of ?Wonder? to ask questions


We are learning about humans and animals, food and feeding. Children will be able to use the terms carnivore, herbivore and omnivore and classify animals in such way. They will look at food chains and the transfer of energy through them.


We will be looking at our world, learning about the continents and the countries that are in them. Using our ?Wonder? we will learn about the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.


We are learning to use algorithms.


We will be learning skills for attack and defence through a range of competitive games. PE continues to be of a Tuesday and a Wednesday, please ensure full and correct PE kits are in school for these days.


Using the book ?The Wonder? we will look at pattern art and pattern artists. The children will be encouraged to use their pure imaginations.  


Any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact me. My email is:  or feel free to call the office to make an appointment to speak with me.   

 Our class assembly is on Friday 9th February at 9:15am. All welcome. 

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Bennett

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