Year 2 – St. Teresa - Miss Bourke
Curriculum Information Leaflets
Welcome to Year 2 - St. Teresa Class
Class Teacher: Miss Bourke
Support staff: Mrs C Gavin, Miss Brock, Miss Annan, Miss Sullivan
Our Dom Squad representatives are: Adam, Caitie, Eliana and Oliver
PE Day: Monday and Friday
Forest School: Tuesday
Library Afternoon: Monday
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. As part of our Caritas, we have been thinking about why God chose us and what we can do to thank God by helping others.
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 also been concentrating on our handwriting, ensuring that our letters are formed correctly.
In Maths we have been developing our knowledge of place value in two-digit numbers. We have used base ten to support our learning. The children have been identifying the tens and the ones and then partitioning them using part whole models. We have then been writing these in number sentences.
Our Topic this half-term is Living Things and Their Habitats. The children will be learning about different habitats, their features and what animals live there and why. We have also learnt the seven life processes and that every living things needs to be able to do all seven in order to be alive. This half-term, we will have the pleasure of watching real-life chicks hatch! We are excited to watch them grow and develop during their time with us.
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.
The children have been learning different sketching techniques and using this to sketch their own toys through observational drawing.
Year 2’s Daily Routine
Doors open- morning activity
11:45pm - 12pm
12pm - 1pm
|1pm - 1:10pm||Register / Circle Time|
|1:10pm - 2:00pm||RE/PE/TOPIC/Science/Music/Computing/PSHE|
Collective Worship / Assembly
Story and End of day prayer
Children are provided with a mid morning snack of fresh fruit or vegetables and milk or water. Playtime is from 10.30 am to 10.45 am and is supervised by two members of staff, with a third member of staff on first aid duty.
Lunchtime break is from 12pm - 1pm where the children are supervised by Mid-day Supervisors.
In Miss Bourke's class, books are changed once a week on Monday's. Please ensure that you have signed your child's orange reading record book when you have heard them read. Please comment on how they have read and also how they have responded to the comprehension questions that you have asked them. For examples of comprehension questions at your child's reading level, please refer to the example questions under the 'Useful Resources' section on our class page. 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.
|P.E. Days||Our P.E. days are Monday and Friday. P.E. 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 and earrings are not allowed to be worn in school at any time. It would be helpful if girls could have a pair of white ankle socks in their PE bag for the days they come to school wearing tights.|
|Morning Routine||When children arrive in the morning they are expected to come into the classroom themselves and change out of their coats and outdoor shoes, putting their things away. The children then go to their places where they can do 'Early Morning Work' or read a book for pleasure. At 8:45 the classroom door is closed and registration is taken, finishing with morning prayer. Any child arriving after 8:45 must enter school through the Main Reception Area.|
We will always strive to maintain these routines. However, on rare occasions, circumstances prevent us from following them exactly.
Children will be working throughout the year towards the final end of Key Stage 1 Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs). Children will be assessed on Reading; Writing (including Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar); Mathematics and Science. All subjects are teacher assessed but some judgements are supported by tests.
Following the Curriculum Information Sessions, held for Year 2 parents at the beginning of the Autumn Term, parents will receive: