St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

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Life at St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

Year 2

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This half term in Year 2 we will be continuing with our winter’s theme and taking our learning on a journey through all things ‘winter’.

 

English

We will be reading the book ‘Winter’s Child’ by Angela McAllister. As part of our English teaching we will focus on how the author describes settings and characters through exciting language. We will make predictions about the book using what we have read. The children will write diary entries from the viewpoint of the main character.  We will also be composing poems based on the story.

 

Spelling, punctuation and grammar:

We are focussing on suffixes this half term (a group of letters added to the end of a root word)

Adding ed, er and est to words ending in ‘y’

Adding ‘ed’ and ‘ing’ to nouns.

Continuing to use the 4 different sentence types.

 

Numeracy:

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:

 

Learning how to multiply 2 numbers. We will revise repeated addition and learn how to draw and understand arrays. We will then make multiplication sentences.

 

Find change from 10p and 20p, and from £10 to £20 by counting up and using bonds to 10 and 20

 

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 <100 within a range

 

 

Religion:

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

 

Science:

We are learning about the uses of every day materials.

 

 

 

History/Geography.

We will be looking at our world, learning about the continents and the countries that are in them. We will compare our lives to the lives of others who live in cold climates. 

 

ICT

Combining texts and images.

Learning how to complete simple coding by playing games.

 

PE

We will be continuing with gymnastics and using the apparatus to balance and travel. PE continues to be of a Tuesday and a Wednesday, please ensure full and correct PE kits are in school for these days.

 

ART

Using the book ‘’Winter’s Child’ we will look at winter scenes and imagery through art.

 

Year 2 Shared Documents