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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Alive in Jesus

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Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to our Year 2 page. Here you will find out about what we will be learning this half term, as well as gain updates and photos of all of the fun we're having!

 

Religious Education

At St Paul's, we follow the document Learning and Growing as the People of God.  This underlines the importance of the task of exploring and handing on Catholic faith within the generations of family and Church life. It is the curriculum strategy for Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools in the Archdiocese of Birmingham and provides the foundations for improved partnership between school, home and parish, a partnership that lies at the heart of Catholic Education.

 

Easter

The children will learn stories about the Resurrection and the Risen Jesus, the other characters involved and their reactions and be able to identify the symbols used during the Easter Season and explain their significance.

Pentecost

The children will know the story of Pentecost and understand that the Holy Spirit was the promised gift of Jesus. They will recognise the role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians today and recognise that Confirmation is a celebration of the gift of the Holy Spirit. 

This half term, Summer 1, we are focusing on the virtues of eloquent and truthful.

The children will be reflecting on being eloquent and  truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people and the world.

Spellings 

The spellings are given out every Friday and tested the following Friday. There are two lists: Common Exception (Tricky) Words that the children must remember how to spell as they cannot sound them out and a list of words from their phonics which the children can sound out to help them spell accurately with the correct letters to represent each sound. The lists get progressively harder in order to meet all the Key Stage 1 spelling expectations by the end of the year. It is important to practice these regularly at home. If the children pass, they will move onto the next set. If they do not pass, they will have to repeat these.

Reading

Please support your child to read every day at home.

*To build up fluency and stamina, try to read one chapter or story at a time.

*Ask questions about what your child has read and talk about it together to make sure that he/she has understood it well.
*Please record the page number in your child’s diary after every read.
*As soon as your child has finished his/her book, he/she needs to bring it to be changed the next day.
Please don’t wait for your child’s timetabled reading day. We have a book changing session every afternoon for all the children who have finished their books to get a new one.

Homework

Homework is handed out each Friday along with the spellings. The children have a week to complete it. It contains a piece of English and Maths linked to the work that they have covered in class that week. It is important the children complete these tasks in order to consolidate their learning. If there are any queries or questions about how to support your child with these tasks, please do not hesitate to come and see us after school.

 

Water bottles

It is important that your child brings a named water bottle to school everyday so that he/she has access to drinking water throughout the day. There are dispensers in school for the children to refill their bottles. 

 

Clothing

Please ensure all items of clothing are named clearly .

 

PE Kits

PE kits need to be brought in at the beginning of each half term and kept in school. Please ensure that the named white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps are in a bag with your child's name on.

We are enjoying sharing in Noi's thoughts and feelings in this wonderful story about his dad and the baby whale washed up in the storm. We are developing very good empathy skills.

We really enjoy our reading for pleasure sessions. We have chosen the books that we want for our book corner and organised them so that we can find them easily. We can sit anywhere that we want to and read however we want to. We love to share our books and talk about our reading together.

Do you know your number facts?

Practise, practise, practise so that you can recall them in an instant. Use 'Hit the Button' and the DK racing car apps to help you.

KNOWLEDGE BASED CURRICULUM

Our new knowledge based curriculum will ensure that all of our children have strong foundations in every subject so History, Geography, Music and Art will now be taught discretely, not as part of a topic as we previously did.

History

The Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons

Music

I've got rhythm!

Art

 LS Lowry