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Year 2 - St. Dominic- Miss Glynn

 

Welcome to Year 2 - St. Dominic Class

 

Class Teacher: Miss Glynn

Support Staff: Mrs Glover and Mrs Davidson-Ali (Mrs Ali)

 

School Council: TBC

Eco Council: TBC

A Typical Day in Year 2

 

Year 2’s Daily Routine

8.45-9am

Doors open- morning activity

9am-9.10am

Register and morning prayer

9.10am-9.30am

Phonics

9.30am-10.30am

English

10.30am-10.45am

Break

10.45am-11.05am

Guided Reading

11.05am-12.05pm

Maths

12.05pm-12.15pm

Spelling

12.15pm-1.15pm

Lunch

1.15pm-1.30pm

Handwriting

1.30pm-3pm

RE/PE/TOPIC/Science/Music/Computing/PSHE

3pm-3.08pm

Shared class story/Newsround

3.08pm-3.10pm

End of day prayer

Reading Books

Reading books are changed once a week in St. Dominic class. Your child will receive three new reading books, on the day that it is their groups's turn to change their books. It is expected that the children independently change their books. Please ensure that you record each time you have listened to your child read, making comments about how they have read, e.g. Were they fluent? Also, please comment on how they responded to any comprehension questions that you asked. The children are expected to read every evening, for around ten minutes. Please note that the books your child takes home are books that they are fluent in; this is to encourage reading for pleasure but also to give them the opportunity to work on their understanding through comprehension questioning. Your child will be reading the book band above in class, during guided reading and will be moved up to that band when they are ready.

 

P.E. Forest School Day Our P.E. day is Tuesday and our new forest school day will be Tuesday, both kits should be kept in school at all times. We will send them home over the school holidays. Long hair needs to be tied back at all times.

Library- Every Friday the children will have an opportunity to select and change their own Library books in the school Library. Please ensure their book is kept safely in their book bag. 

Doors open at 8.45am and children have a daily morning activity to complete at their desk. These activities are important as they are often about reflecting on their previous work. Once they have completed this activity, it is expected that the children get a book from the 'Reading Garden' and read it quietly in their place. The door closes at 9am sharp and it is then that the register is taken.


Statutory Assessments in Year 2
In the Summer term, all children (who are working within KS1 national curriculum), will be participating in Standard Attainment Tests (SATs). The areas that the children will be tested in, are:

 

  • English comprehension- working at age related expectations and working at greater depth
  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG)
  • Writing
  • Mathematics- arithmetic and problem solving

 

Any children that did not pass the year 1 phonic screening check will be re- screened in the summer term.


 

Meet Rufus

Meet Rufus 1

Monday 17th September 2018 we met Rufus. He is a family member of Mrs Crane. Rufus has spent a considerable amount of time training and 'passing' many behavioural and temperament assessments. All his accreditations can be seen in school.

We are very excited to be welcoming him to our team.

Our topic this half-term is, Chocolate.

 

September 2019

Article of the Month:

All children have these rights. No child should be treated unfairly. (Article 2)

RE

The children enjoyed celebrating Our Lord's Mother, Mary's birthday on 8th September. We celebrated with a birthday party that was filled with chocolate. The children thought about the significance of Mary, understanding that she was one of God's chosen people and without her sacrifices the world would be a very different place today.

 

Our new topic in RE is Chosen People. We have started to learn about one of God's chosen people, Abraham. We thought about the important message in The Story of Abraham remembering that God always keeps his promises. We have thought about what God's promise means to us and why it is important to always keep the faith and to trust in God.

 

English

We have started our first book in English, Grendel, about a monster who loves chocolate. The children have loved hearing about a little monster who is obsessed with chocolate! They have thought carefully about the moral of the story, being careful what you wish for. We have designed our own monster in the style of Grendel as well as retelling the story. In our English lessons, we have been focussing on securing a variety of key literary skills, including: using a variety of conjunctions (and, but, because, when), Year 2 common exception words, list of three (e.g. beautiful, brave and wonderful), as well as question sentences. 

 

Mathematics

Our focus in mathematics is securing our understanding of place value. We have been partitioning numbers in different ways, using our knowledge of the tens and ones to help us. We have applied our knowledge of place value to creating addition number sentences, to help us we have used our base ten and numicon manipulatives. We have also been practising counting down from 100, as well as counting in different was, for example counting in our 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. We have had fun applying our knowledge of counting in different ways to solving a variety of mathematical challenges, including problem solving questions.

 

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