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Year 2 - St. Dominic - Miss Holder


Welcome to Year 2 - St. Dominic Class


Class Teacher: Miss Holder

Support Staff: Mrs Quinn 

Our Dom Squad Representatives are: 

Autumn 1


This half-term, the children have been learning that we are chosen by God. They understand that God chose certain people to lead and guide his people. Together, we have explored the story of Abraham and how God chose Moses to be a great leader. They will have an opportunity to reflect on Abraham’s trust in God and learned that we should always trust God. The children understanding that God chooses unlikely people to do his biggest jobs. We spoke about how Marcus Rashford has helped people in communities across the country. We have thought about what we can do to help others too.  As part of our Caritas, we have been thinking about ways that we can support workers who are unfairly treated, for example farmers who are not part of the Fairtrade cooperative.


In English, we have been developing our writing skills through a variety of texts. The children have been focusing closely on demarcating sentences accurately with the correct punctuation. We have been developing our understanding of the conjunction 'and', learning that it is used to join two clauses together. We have also been concentrating on our handwriting, ensuring that our letters are formed correctly. They are learning to use question marks correctly, with purpose, ensuring that they make sense.


We have been developing our knowledge of place value, specifically accurately identifying the value of the tens and ones and partitioning numbers in different ways. The children have been learning to use ‘think 10’ to help them. We have been applying our skills to using money, using this knowledge to create the same amounts in different ways. We have also been using our subitising skills to group large numbers accurately.


Our Topic this half-term is Animals, Including humans. The children will be learning about what humans and animals need to survive, as well as comparing their life cycles. This half-term, we have had the pleasure of watching real-life chicks hatch! We are excited to watch them grow and develop during their time with us. 

Whispering Woods

In the Whispering Woods, we have been observing seasonal changes. We have also been creating bug huts for the animals to help them as the weather gets colder and also been creating shrines for Mary, Our Mother.

A Typical Day in Year 2


Year 2’s Daily Routine


Doors open- morning activity


Register and morning prayer








Guided Reading












Shared class story/Newsround


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.


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