Year 2

A very warm welcome from Miss Emily Davey

Religion

This year we are focusing on a theme called “A Year of Mercy” throughout the school.  We will continue with this theme until the end of November and then we will be looking forward to celebrating our 50th Year of Pope Paul School Anniversary.  More information about each RE Unit on the overview below will be sent home throughout the year.

English

Reading

Each child will have a Home Reading Record Book. Your child will be heard read at least once a week on a specified day in a guided reading group. They will take one reading book home to support their learning, plus two free-choice books for you to share and read to them. Please remember to sign the Reading Record Book and add any comments.

Spelling

Children will be given weekly spellings to practice at home. Spellings will be sent home on a Monday and tested on a Friday.

Handwriting

Children will continue to use the lead in stroke and develop to their joined-up writing. Children will develop even more positive attitudes towards and build up stamina for writing longer pieces.

Mathematics

There are eight areas of study: number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, properties of shapes, position and direction, and statistics.

Children in Year 2 need to be confident with number bonds to 10 and 20, and to recognise the position of the first 100 numbers on a hundred square. They should also be able to visualise the 100 square in their heads. Children will be encouraged to reason and articulate how they arrived at an answer or solved a problem. Mental maths should be practised daily.

P.E.

P.E takes place on a Monday and Friday. Please ensure full PE kit is in school on these days. Girls who have pierced earrings must have them removed on the day or covered up during the lesson for health and safety reasons. It is not hygienic for girls to do PE in tights, so please make sure they have an extra pair of socks in their kit. On dry winter days children will do P.E. outdoors. For those lessons children can wear a tracksuit bottom.

Home Learning

  • Home Learning is set on Friday for the following Wednesday
  • Pencil cases are not needed in Year 2.
  • Please inform us if your child is going home with someone other than yourself.
  • A piece of fruit is available every day for snack, but if you wish to send in small additional snack, please ensure it is fruit only.
  • Boxes of tissues are always welcome.
  • Please label children’s clothes and shoes.

Please check the website for further dates and events throughout the Year.

Resources

Year 2 News