Holy Family Catholic Primary School

To work, to pray, to play in the Light of the Lord

                         Welcome to Year Two!

Miss Fletcher

Supporting staff

Mrs McHale

 

Year 2 are learning lots of exciting new things!

Take a look at some of the things we have learnt:

 

Healthy Week

17.6.19 - 21.6.19

This week we have taken part in a rang of healthy activities as well as learning about how to keep healthy. We have done dance, skipping, martial arts and rugby.

READING

We love to read everyday in Year 2.  Today we shared some of our books with are friends - 21.5.19

 

 

30/30

During lesson times we are trying to become more active! We aim for 30 minutes of physical activity!

We had extra time at the end of the day to do some dancing - 2.4.19

 

We loved Just Dance! 29.3.19

We have been learning about plants and what we need to do to help them grow. Mrs McHale used her expert growing skills and Mr B. came to help us plant our seeds. 14.03.19

We have prepared the beds for when the seeds are strong enough to survive outside. We hope and pray they grow!

Take a look at what else we do:

Literacy, Numeracy, Art, Computing and Science lessons are linked to different topics each term.

Autumn One

Muck Mess and Mixtures - Art focus

Year 2 have loved the Muck Mess and Mixtures topic. This topic taught Year 2 how to use art skills to create a range of artwork. Year 2 also learnt about different artists from around the world. In Science we have looked at properties of different materials and carried different tests out. We visited Eureka to support us in our Science learning.  In English we looked at key features of stories and how to write a story. Following on from our story writing we looked at writing instructions. We followed different instructions and wrote recipes. In Maths we focused on place value and how to add and subtract using the column method.  

RE - Chosen People

In RE we have looked at and compared the story of Abraham and Moses. We learnt about the jobs God asked Moses, and Abraham to do and why God trusted them with these jobs.

 

 

Autumn Two  - History focus

The Great Fire of London

In this topic we learnt about how the fire started, why it started and what happened after the fire.In Science we continued to look at properties of different materials. In English we looked at key features of diary and letter writing.  We learnt the skills needed to write a diary and a letter. In Maths we looked at measurement. We looked at estimating, measuring, comparing and ordering different measurements. We also began to look at division and multiplication.

RE - Mysteries  

In this topic we had the opportunity to look at and reflect on mysteries. We shared our thoughts about heaven, what The Trinity represents, learnt about the story of the Annunciation and learn about the birth of Jesus.

We also performed our Nativity called Born in a Barn.

Spring 1- History and Geography Focus

Castles and Turrets

Our topic last term was Castles and Turrets.  We have recapped story writing and looked at the skills needed to write a traditional tale. We used a castle for our settings to our stories. To help us describe our setting  we visited Pontefract Castle - https://www.pontefractcastle.co.uk/school-visits.aspx.  Our trip also helped us understand how castles were built and how they've developed overtime. During this visit the children also acted out a story through drama. The children used these stories to help plan and write their own traditional tales. In Maths we looked at the value of money and how to pay and give change. 

 

We use our small world area to help us build vocabulary for our topic. The words we learn through our small word are used in our stories and topic book.

 

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RE - The Good New

In RE we have learnt about how Jesus can turn sadness to joy in stories like, The Ten Lepers and The Feeding of the 5000. We  use art and drama to help us retell these stories.

See some of the artwork we have done to retell the stories:

 

Spring 2- History and Geography Focus

Pirates

This term our new topic is Pirates.  We will look at the lives of significant individuals (sea explorers) and how they have influenced us today. In English we will look at the skills needed to be able to write a non-chronological report. We will use our topic learning on Pirates to write a non-chronological report about a pirate. In Maths we are leaning about 2D and 3D shapes. We had an exciting Maths lesson where Captain Hook sent us  a letter asking for help on the properties of 3D shapes. Those who found the properties of the shapes won chocolate coins!

RE -

The Mass

We will be looking at the meaning of Lent and identifying what Christians do during Lent. We will also learn about the story of The Last Super and make links between this story and The Mass.

Summer Term 1 -  Science Focus

Minibeasts

Our topic  last  term is Minibeasts. Our Literacy, Numeracy, Art, Computing and Science lessons are based around this topic. We went on a minibeast hunt and explored different minibeast habitats. We referred to the artists Andy Goldsworthy and created an Andy Goldsworthy inspired nature picture. In Literacy we looked at writing recounts. In Numeracy we focussed on telling the time to quarter hour.

RE -

Eastertide

We have looked at the meaning of Easter and identifying what Christians do to celebrate Easter. We learnt  about the story of the Ascension and the story of Pentecost.

 

Summer Term 2 -  Science and Geography Focus

Beach Combers

 Our topic  this term is Beach Combers. We will look at a range of beaches and identify how they have changed over the years. We will also look at rock pools and identify what type of animals might live there. To help us with our topic learning we will visit Filey Beach (letter sent). At Filey we will look at the features of a modern beach and compare them to beaches in the past. Our Literacy, Numeracy and Science lessons will link in with our topic.

RE -

Birth of the new church

We will be looking at the meaning of community and what it feels like to be apart of a community. We will also identify all the different communities we belong to.