St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

Love One Another

Life at St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

Year 2



This half term in Year 2 we will be continuing with our winter’s theme and learning about the world around us.



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.



We are having a big push on our times table knowledge. All children should know their 2 times table and be beginning to learn their 3 x tables. 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. We will learn how to divide numbers from the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables.



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


Learning about fractions of shapes and amounts. The children will work up to using their times tables knowledge to solve problems such as find  3/4 of 28, 2/3 of 21 etc.




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 how plants grow and the life cycle of plants.





We will be learning about the first men to reach the top of Mount Everest and the conditions they faced. We will locate Everest and find out a bit about the Sherpa people who live on the mountain. We will be looking at our world, learning about the different continents and the countries that are in them. We will compare our lives to the lives of others who live in different places around the world.  



Combining texts and images.

Learning how to complete simple coding by playing games.



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



We will be discovering ‘Animal Art’. As we look at the continents of the world we create art to reflect animals from each one. This will include; manipulating paper to create African elephants, creating our own patterns for elephants in Asia, using aboriginal style dot art to create art of animals from Australia, using observational skills to draw British wildlife plus lots more!




Homework will continue to be set on a Friday and due back the following Friday. 


Please read the weekly Year 2 Update for information on the week’s learning.


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.


Yours sincerely,



Mrs Bennett                  (Year 2 Teacher)






Year 2 Shared Documents