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‘I came so that you may have life, life in all its fullness’ – John 10.10

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Year 2

Mrs Foreman and Mrs Davies welcome you to our Year 2 page!

 

        St Philip Class: Mrs Foreman, Mrs Abdul and Mrs Ahmaad      St Matthew Class: Mrs Davies and Miss Medhurst

Termly Overview

Click the PDF below to see our subjects for this term!

Important dates for Term 5:

  • PE - Every Monday.
  • 20th April Sir Linkalot workshop in school for children
  • 20th April Year 2 SATS presentation for parents and carers.
  • 21st April Sir Linkalot Parent/Carer zoom only
  • 4th May St Phillip class assembly
  • 16th May KS1 SATS
  • 23rd May Multi-cultural week
  • 27th May Queens Jubilee Garden party
  • 20th April Sir Linkalot workshop in school for children
  • 20th April Year 2 SATS presentation for parents and carers.
  • 21st April Sir Linkalot Parent/Carer zoom only
  • 4th May St Phillip class assembly
  • 16th May KS1 SATS
  • 23rd May Multi-cultural week
  • 27th May Queens Jubilee Garden party

 

 

 

 

Key Information

PE Days

You can choose whether you leave kit at school for the term or take kits home to be washed but they must be present and back in school by every Monday.

Outdoor PE:  Mrs Foreman and Mrs Davies will be Mondays.

 

 

Forest School

 Wellies or boots can still be left in school for this type of activity and taken home at the end of Term as normal.

 

Homework

Please see jotter page (linked below) for our termly "Dip and Do's"

Spellings is also a compulsory piece of homework each week.

 

Spellings 

Spellings will be given on a Monday in your child's learning journal and should be practiced at home every night for 10 minutes ready for their spelling test every Friday. If your child misspells a word from the spelling list in the Friday test, the way they wrote it will be written next to the spelling in their reading journal so that parents can see the error made and continue to work on this spelling at home.

 

Reading

Your child should be reading daily and having their learning journal signed at home when they have read to you. Your child will receive 2 house points per day they have their journal signed plus an extra 5 if they had their journal signed every night! Depending on the length of your child's book or when they finish it, books will be changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday following our accelerated reading quizzes.

 

Collective Worship

 

As a Catholic School, we attach the greatest importance to Collective Worship in the life of our school. We give our children opportunities to grow in faith, love and compassion to Jesus by reflecting the true meanings of Jesus' words.

 

This term our Collective Worship will be based on different themes each week including:

Epiphany which is celebrated on 6th January marking the event of the 3 Kings meeting baby Jesus and offering gifts. 

Jesus is the water of life and the bread of life

Jesus is the light of the world

The parable of the Good Shepherd

 

Week beginning 3rd January 2022

This week in Collective Worship year 2 have been celebrating Epiphany when the 3 Wise Men came to find Jesus and offer him their special gifts. We reflected on our own special gifts that we want to offer Jesus at the start of a new year. We sang a special song while lighting our class candle and said prayers of thankfulness to God for giving us the most special gift of all - his Son Jesus Christ.

 

Week commencing 10th January 2022

This week in Collective Worship the children reflected on the scripture - Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. The children thought about how it makes them feel to know that God will always love us.

Week beginning 17th January 2022

This week in Collective Worship the children reflected on the scripture John 4: 13-14 and took part in role play to recall the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman.

Collective Worship Week beginning: 24th January 2022

This week in year 2 we looked at the scripture where Jesus says I am the Bread of Life: John 6: 32-35

We shared some pieces of bread and discussed how Jesus gives us spiritual nourishment. We made our own spiritual slices of bread with quotes about how Jesus will never let us go hungry in faith.

 

 

Week beginning 31st January 2022

This week in Collective Worship the children reflected on the scripture - Luke 2: 22-40. We all sang the hymn 'Shine Jesus Shine' together, holding our candles. We then made our own candles to remind ourselves to let Jesus' light shine.

Week beginning 7th February 2022

This week in Collective Worship the children reflected on the story of 'The Good Shepherd' and the scripture - John 10: 1-18 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. The children created their own shepherds and sheep using craft materials to re-tell the story.

 

Week beginning 21st February 2022

This week in Collective Worship the children were thinking about the scripture Mark 12: 30-31 Love you neighbour as you love yourself and how they may show their love everyday in their own lives.

 

Week beginning 28th February 2022

This week in Collective Worship we celebrated Shrove Tuesday and the start of Lent which is a very important part of our Catholic calendar. The children discussed what things they will be giving up for Lent to show how we remember Jesus and to commemorate the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert. We learnt how difficult it is to give up something we enjoy doing but know it will help us to grow spiritually in God.

 

Week beginning 7th March 2022

This week in Collective Worship we have reflected on the scripture Matthew 13:44 to discuss God's treasures of love, charity, kindness, hope and faith. The children joined together to celebrate God's treasures through prayer, song and dance.

  

Week beginning 14th March

This week in Collective Worship we celebrated St Patrick's Day. Our scripture was Corinthians 13:14 looking at people of the the kingdom who we celebrate as part of our Catholic faith. St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and we celebrate him on 17th March. He helped to bring Christianity to the people of Ireland.

We made a class shamrock out of our hands to remember this special date.

Week beginning 21st March

 

This week in collective worship we have learnt about the Parable of the hidden treasure  - The pearl of great price. Our scripture was Matthew 13: 45-46

Jesus teaches us a very important message about the value of God's love. This is far more valuable than any treasure or pearl! We reflected on this message by designing our own treasure boxes and understanding that God is the true treasure.

 

Week beginning 28th March 2022

This week in Collective Worship the children have reflected on the scripture Proverbs 4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. The children made their own wise owl mask and thought about all the good choices they make at home and at school. 

Collective Worship: Week beginning 19th April 2022. Holy Week.

 

This week we celebrated the importance of Holy Week and that Jesus has risen again!

We reflected on significant days leading up to Jesus' crucifixion including the Last Supper and the washing of the disciples feet. We discussed how we can also be humble like Jesus and spread his message of forgiveness to others. We lit our class candle and gave thanks for the new life that Jesus has given us.

Collective Worship: The Miraculous Catch of Fish

The children reflected on the scripture John 21:1-14, reminding us that Jesus' love never wavers and that at Mass he asks us to remember Him and welcome Him into our lives. The children chose to decorate their own bookmark to remember how Jesus appeared to the disciples and overflowed their nets with fish.

Collective Worship: Scripture: Hebrews 6:10

This week we looked at what it means to be generous. We reflected on the different ways we can be generous to others through our kindness and prayers. 

Collective Worship: May Month of Our Mother Mary

This week in Collective Worship the children reflected on the scripture Act1:14 on how special Mother Mary is and how through prayer we can always ask for guidance and support. They wrote their own prayers to Our Mother and created wonderful pieces of art.

Collective Worship: Giving to Others.

Scripture: Luke 3:11

This week we reflected on how it is important to share what we have with others less fortunate than ourselves. We wrote prayers asking God to help those who live in poverty across the world and share the food we have equally. We decorated our prayers with beautiful pictures. 

Class Assembly - St Philip

In Term 1 we celebrated our school saint "St Michael". We did a class assembly to celebrate the significance of St Michael and his bravery. We did a role play to show St Michael the arc-angel defeating Satan the 7 headed dragon! We sang a song all about being brave and how St Michael is our protector - he will rescue us from evil and always be there to protect us. We finished with a lovely prayer to worship him and thank him for his bravery.

It was also really lovely to see all our parents face to face at last! Thank you to those who came to see their children perform their assembly we can't wait to see you all again soon!

 

St Philip Prayer to St Michael:

We pray to you St Michael that you will keep us safe from harm

We will do our best to be more like you and work hard to be brave and do the right thing.

We give thanks for your bravery

In God's Name 

Amen


St Matthew Class Assembly

In term 1 we celebrated harvest festival and together told the bible story Jesus Feeds Thousands. The children chose to role-play the story and sing the songs 'If you're grateful' and 'Harvest Samba'. Together the children created their own harvest prayer.

 

Dear God,

Thank you for the world and everything in it.

Thank you for the food we eat.

Thank you for helping the food to grow.

Thank you for the harvest.

Amen

  It was lovely to see all the parents.

Week beginning 1st November 2021

This week in Year 2 we have been celebrating All Saints Day and Diwali. Both classes took part in our collective worship lessons where we learnt about the importance of the Saints who represent our house groups in our school. We understood how these people dedicated their lives to God and put their faith in him. ToAll Saints Posters from St Philip Class show our learning we made posters of each saint by drawing and writing about their qualities and what makes them so special. We said prayers thanking our Saints for their guidance and protection.

On Thursday we celebrated the Hindu festival of Diwali - also known as the festival of light. The children understood why Diwali is important to Hindus with light overcoming darkness and how good defeats evil. Both classes made some beautiful Diwali cards for our families and some paper lanterns to display the theme of light.

Remembrance Day 11th November 2021 

 

The children commemorated Remembrance day creating a class poppy wreath and joining together to say a prayer of Remembrance and thanks to all the armed forces who keep us safe.

 

Week beginning 15th November 2021

Collective Worship this week was all about spreading kindness as part of Anti-Bullying Week. We learnt     about David in the Bible and how he overcame being bullied by the King.

 

 

Week beginning 22nd November 2021

Collective worship this week was about thinking about how our gifts and talents enrich the school community and thanking God for these.

 

     

Advent - Hope Wednesday 1st December

Year 2 came to the hall with Miss Daniels to learn about the meaning of advent and that we are waiting for Jesus. We lit the first purple candle for hope, listened to a prayer for hope and we sang "When is he coming, the redeemer"

 

"Romans 15:13

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

 

Children have been challenged to reflect this week on hope, our trust in God to keep his promises and how we can keep our own promises in our own lives.

7th December 2021

Samuel 22: 2-3

God is our - protector, fortress, shield and saviour.

In Collective Worship this week Year 2 thought about what makes a good leader, learning how David led people to follow God's word.

     

Collective Worship 14th December 2021

Advent  - Love.

John 3: 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son.

This week in Collective Worship we celebrated the final week of Advent all about God's love for us all and how he sent his son Jesus down to earth as a gift to us all. We lit our class candle and prayed for God to send us his Love at this special time of year.

Key Dates

Last Day of Term - 31st March 2022

World Book Week: Week beginning 28th February 2022

World Book Day: Thursday 3rd March 2022

Sea Savers: Week beginning 7th March 2022

STEAM Week: Week beginning 14th March 2022

Winter Olympics  - Beginning of February 2022

 

If you would like to contact your class teacher:

Please write a comment in your child's learning journal- these are checked daily and any non-urgent messages will be replied to.

 

If your message is urgent then please do contact the school office to arrange a return phone call or an appointment.

Jotter Learning Platform

At St Michael’s we subscribe to Jotter; the learning platform designed with primary schools in mind. Children are growing up in a fast-changing online world and we strive to ensure that they gain the essential skills both within and beyond school. Teachers will keep you up-to-date with your child’s learning. Your child will be able to download and upload work and complete tasks. There will be pages where much of what you see has been created by the children themselves. This is their chance to shine as they write content and collaborate on research.

 

Jotter gives children the opportunity to explore concepts such as wikis and blogs in a safe environment. We hope you enjoy using Jotter as much as we do. To log in please type in your child’s username and password. To obtain this information please speak to your class teacher.

Support Your Child at Home!

Please see the videos below that outline how you can support your child at home with their reading and maths learning. The reading videos explain how we use the VIPERS acronym to teach the different reading skills which are: vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and sequencing.

The maths videos outline topics such as addition and subtraction, number facts and number bonds, and part part whole models. 

Introduction to Reading at home with your child

Reading: Vocabulary

Reading: Inference

Reading: Prediction

Reading: Explain

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Reading: Retrieval

Reading: Sequence

Maths: Subtraction

Maths: addition

Maths: Number facts

Maths: Part Part Whole method

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