St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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Welcome to Year 2

This year we have two straight year 2 classess owing to the larger year 1 cohort. The year 2 classes are:

Willow and Apple

You can click on the class names to find out information specific to the class. This web page shows what we are learning, class news and some useful links.

 In Class we are learning...

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In term 3 we will be starting with a Text based unit on Hansel and Gretel.

Children will be working on the following objectives:

Using suffixes less/ful.

Using apostrophes for omission and contraction.

Using conjunctions and, but, so for compound sentences and using when, whilst, if, because for complex sentences.

Using adverbs to describe verbs. 


Children will then be working poetry.  This will develop their use of expanded noun phrases from prior learning. 



 Week beginning 2.1.18 - We will be learning to tell the time to 5 minute intervals using an anolgue clock. Please support your child in learning to tell the time correctly at home. We shall also be solving word problems involving time. 


This week the children will be learning to name, describe and compare 3D shapes using mathematical terms such as vertices, face and edge. They will also answer reasoning questions about 3d shapes.


Children will revise using both pictorial and column methods to add and subtract 2 digit numbers. They will also solve word problems involving these operations.


This week we will be learning how to multiply and divide. It would be helpful to use Xtable RockStars in order to help your child become more confident when answering multiplication questions at speed.


This week we will be learning to find fractions of numbers and shapes and starting to recognise equivalent fractions. 



Term 3: This term we will be using IT packages to show how data can be displayed and presented. 



This term our theme is Up.  This is a geography theme and will focus on map skills. 


Religious Education - This term we will be learning about how places of worship are important to different communities. We will be visiting St Mary's Church and hopefully a synagogue in Bristol.

SEAL - Going for goals

Value - Courage

For activities at home, here are some websites you may find useful: 

Here are some websites to practise literacy activities with your child at home. - Lots of great activities based on building sentences, connectives, punctuation and more. - Spellings games - Loads of activities divided into Grammar games (for practicing using a range of words in writing) and Punctuation games (for using a range of punctuation in the correct places). - A selection of games for practically every area of Literacy!

We also have a range of word mats that we use in class, click on the red words to open the mats.  You can use these at home to help develop your childs language.  You could give them an opener, an adjective and/or a connective to put into their own sentence, talk about the meaning of unknown words or challenge them to change their sentences using more interesting words   

Here are some useful websites for practising maths activities with your children at home - Lots of fun activities set for different age groups. - Good for addition and subtraction. - Good for recognising numbers, ordering, and printables. - Good timed flashcards for addition/subtraction. -Lots of activities for different areas of maths. - You need to register for this site but it is free. There are good addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. - Good number problems playing around with addition/subtraction. - Good for a huge variety of skills and focused for different year groups. (Keyboard Typing)  

Reading and spellings 

We have put together some questions which can be used when talking about books with your child at home.  These will help to develop their understanding of the text.  We have grouped these into Questions for developing readers, Questions for reading and Questions for more able readers. click here to see the spellings page. -  If you would like more books to read at home, you can access many different fiction and non-fiction texts by following this link :  Please also remember that we do have books which children can take one of at a time, these are found in our class and are levelled by colour.