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St Antony's

Catholic Primary School

God is at the heart of our school

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

 

 

 

 

Class 2W

Miss Watts - Class teacher and KS1 Phase Leader

Mrs Hawkins - Student Teacher

 

Class 2D

Mrs Davis - Class teacher and RE Leader

Mrs Pon - LSA/TA

 

 

 

Mental Health Awareness - Hello Yellow Friday 9th October

 

This week we have been talking in class about our own mental health and that of others. We discussed how we can stay mentally healthy, by talking to someone we trust, exercise, relaxing and eating healthy. We also discussed that sometimes it is "okay, to be just okay" and that there is always someone there for us.

 

On a lighter note we have also begun our new science topic on growing, the children already knew a lot about plants because they remembered it from Year 1; but they have a lot of interesting questions about growing and what happens to plants when they die.

 

Finally this week has been the first full week of October; we have celebrated in our Class Collective Worship the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and we have included a decade of the rosary in a daily prayers, it is really helping us to feel closer to Mary and Jesus.

 

25th September 2020

 

Well we have been busy this week in Year 2; we talked about ourselves and we know that we are all individual and  different and that God made us that way. In our Jigsaw lesson we talked about our fears and worries, and even those are different; sometimes we might have the same anxieties as our friends, but, other times we may not; and that is okay! We are all strong, smart, brave, blessed and loved, what more could we ask for?

The children have really settled back into school life, and as adults we should follow their lead, as the bible says " if we are to enter the kingdom of heaven we too must be like little children", we really can learn from them.

 

 

 

We're Back!!!

 

    How wonderful it has been the last few days to see the children all back in school. A school is not a school without children; and our

    Year 2 children have certainly come back full of enthusiasm for learning, stories of their Lockdown adventures and lots of wonderful

    smiling faces.

    There will a lot of information coming home to you electronically in the next couple of days to explain and to give you a "head's up" as to what is happening now and in the near future so please look out for it. We will also use the web page to keep you up to date with our learning and adventures in school, and hopefully in the future your child may even write a piece for our page to tell you all about their experiences in school.

 

For this first half term our main focus is that your child is safe, feels safe and is happy to be back at school. We will be revisiting much of their learning from Year 1 so that any gaps are identified.

 

Thank you for trusting us with your children, it is always an honour and never a chore.

From

 

Miss Watts and Mrs Davis

 

 

Recorder Practice music 2020

KS1 Panto - Oh not it isn't! Oh yes it is!

General Information and Reminders

 

Phonics, spelling, reading and maths support-  please scroll down and you'll find lots of guidance/support with these areas of your child's learning.

 

Autumn Term Curriculum coverage-  Please look at the section below for the Autumn term curriculum newsletter for a snapshot of the children's learning to come! 

Also check out the projects: Topic and reading author of the term challenges. (See below)

 

Homework -

Maths homework goes out weekly on a Friday- will be either a maths activity on paper or a mymaths task. Please complete for the following Friday.

Phonics spellings go out on a Monday. Please help your child learn these for their test on Friday. (See below for more                phonics help)

Weekly reading- please ensure you read with your child every night (as much as possible) and update the reading                    journal regularly with comments based on the focus. This helps us to choose and set books tailored for your                 child's progress. This is alongside a comprehension sheet (where possible) which is to be returned on your child's           reading day.

 

 

Independence: If your child's books are not returned on time then they will miss out on the tasks/spellings and/or given back out again. We encourage children to be independent so will not chase for books/sheets or go into their book bags. It is their responsibility to hand things in on time and to the right person to be given the next book/label so please encourage this at home too.

 

Uniform  - Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled as it helps the children to identify and encourages responsibility for their own belongings.

Lost property boxes are located by the year 2 classrooms- please make sure if you need to access the lost property that you gain entry via the office so they are aware of who is on site at all times. Lost property will be brought into the playground on Friday afternoons for regular collections.

 

 

Autumn: Reading Author of the term!

KS1 May SATs video meeting

The powerpoint used in Ms Ford's explanation of the SATs

Year 2 reading list

Common Exception Words to read and spell correctly

 

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm This website explains what phonics is and methods to use to help with children's skills at learning to read. 

 

In Year Two, the emphasis is not only the learning to read (decode) but also spelling words correctly (encode). 

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf

This document highlights the rules that children need to learn and use correctly to be working at the average learning ability of a Year 2 pupil and be ready for their next stage of their learning- Key Stage 2 which begins with Year 3. 

It is extremely important to spend time learning the weekly phonics spelling homework as this is the main way that your child will learn their spellings.

Phonics Guidance

Parent Phonic Workshop

Y2 Phonics Workshop video

English and maths games and activities collection

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