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Year 2

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Welcome to Year 2!


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Year 2

Week of 13.11.17


Religious Education:The children have started their new RE topic- "Preparing". This will help them learn about Advent and how Christians prepare their hearts for Christmas. The children talked about the importance of preparing for any event. The created a CLASS advent calendar with uplifting messages on how to prepare for the birth of Jesus.

KEY WORDS discuss and understand the meaning of:


* prepare * waiting * Advent * Annunciation  * Visitation  * Nativity.

It is important for children to understand the true meaning of Christmas and the First Nativity. 

TASK: Look at an Advent wreath and discuss what the different colour candles mean.





Next week the children will have a "GOOD NEWS" box in their classroom where they will be able to post GOOD NEWS about what they have done, said and who they played with.




English:In English this week the children wrote a diary entry based on real facts from the Great Fire of London. These were amazing to read and the children should be very proud of their extended writing. 

TASK: Read in a strange place and ask take a photo which we could use for our display to show that reading takes place anywhere and everywhere.


SPELLINGS: Words spelled with "c" but sounding like "s".













NEXT WEEK: We will be reading Fairy Tales and working trough some of these.


Maths:In Maths this week the children were learning about symmetry and 3D shapes. They really enjoyed drawing 3D shapes and sorted out real objects into the different names. 

It is important for children to understand that 2D shapes are flat and can not be touched whereas 3D shapes can.

Key vocabulary used : 

* cube * cuboid * sphere * cone * pyramid * prism * cylinder

TASK: We are really pushing for children to be able to say some of their times tables by the end of Year 2.

Please can children work on their 2,5,10 and eventually 3 timetables, chanting them in the car, walking to school or even running though the park!





Spelling - Spelling tests will be on Friday. 


( See handwriting spelling sheet )

P.E days
P.E days are as follows: 2L and 2DR - Wednesday and Friday
2B - Tuesday and Friday


FAMILY FRIDAY 3rd November 2017

No homework this week due to books going home on Friday 3rd November. Please can these books be returned to school on Monday 6th November.


Column addition (with carrying)

Turning little fish into big fish for The Catholic Children's Society.

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2B's assembly about Lent

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