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St Michael's RC Primary School

St Michael's RC Primary School

‘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 Miss Daniels welcome you to our Year 2 page!

 

                  St Philip Class: Mrs Foreman and Mrs Murphy       St Matthew Class: Miss Daniels and Miss Medhurst

Termly Overview

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

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: Miss Daniels and Mrs Foreman will be Tuesdays.

Indoor PE: Miss Daniels- Friday afternoon and Mrs Foreman- Thursday mornings.

 

Forest School

Every Wednesday afternoon, Mrs Champ will take 5 children from each Year 2 class to forest school. You can leave a spare pair of wellies in school or we'll let you know each Tuesday to bring in some wellies or trainers with a coat if your child has been selected for that week.

 

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.

 

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

 

Lent Matthew 4:1-11

We listened to the story of Jesus in the desert for 40 nights and 40 days and reflected on how lent is a time where we give up something that might tempt us to remember Jesus' strength whilst not giving in to temptation. We decorated our own lentern promise tree with our own lent promises.

 

Saint Philip Assembly theme: The Lost Sheep

Scripture reading: Matthew 18: 10-14

In our year group assembly the children reflected upon the deeper meaning behind the story of the Lost Sheep and that God made everyone on the Earth and each person is important to him. Just one person who has faith in God is more important than 100 people who do not have faith. 

 

Saint Matthew Assembly theme: The Poor Widow's Gift

Scripture reading: Mark 12:41-44 

In our year group assembly the children reflected upon what it means to offer all that you have like the poor, old lady rather than only offering some of what you have like the rich men in the temple. We prayed a promise prayer to offer all our love and generosity to others and to the Lord.

 

Palm Sunday and Holy Week Matthew 4:1-11

We made our own celebration and welcome palm leaves to wave in Jesus as we remember the very special time of Holy Week leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

 

Easter Gardens Matthew 26-27, Matthew 28:1-10

We all made our Easter garden plant pots where each part represented an important part of the Easter story. The flower and the grass seeds represent new life and Jesus rising. We inserted our own home made caves to be the tomb where Jesus' body laid to rest and we collected stones to represent the tomb that rolled away when Jesus was resurrected. We also made our own crosses to show Jesus' sacrifice and dying for our sins. Some of us even made angels to show the messengers from the Lord, who spoke to Mary and her friends to tell them that Jesus was alive!

Key Dates

Friday 30th April - year 2 parent consultation day. See jotter for our links and they will also be sent out to you by parent pay.

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.

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