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Catholic Infant School

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Year 2 – St. Teresa- Miss Glynn

Welcome to Year 2 - St. Teresa Class



Class Teacher: Miss Glynn

Support staff: Mrs C Gavin


Our class eco warriors are: Finn and Mabel

Our class school council representatives are: Max and Poppy W 


Year 2’s Daily Routine


Doors open- morning activity


Register and morning prayer








Guided Reading












Shared class story/Newsround


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 12:15pm until 1:15pm where the children are supervised by Mid-day Supervisors.

Reading Books

In Miss Glynn's class, books are changed once a week during 'Guided Reading' sessions. 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 Tuesday. 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 earings 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 9:00 the classroom door is closed and registration is taken, finishing with morning prayer. Any child arriving after 9:00 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.
Statutory Assessments in Year 2
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:

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.

Year 2 Production Songs

What we have been up to...


Measuring Fun

St. Teresa class have been so engrossed in measuring this past week that we decided to investigate how tall we are! We discussed the relationship between centimetres and metres and converted our heights between the two units of measurements. We wondered how long it will be till we grow some more! 


Stepping back in time through a Bathing Machine.

We have been loving reading the story 'Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine' and learning about the troubles Queen Victoria faced to be able to enjoy a hobby she loved! We described what it would be like to swim in the ocean for the first time and then created our own invention as a basis for our own version of the story. We have been ensuring we use all our sentence types such as a list of three, command sentences, question sentences, exclamation sentences and sentences which include conjunctions and contractions as well as embedding our new spelling rules based on suffixes.



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Chinese New Year!

This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year!


In English we have been reading the story 'The Magic Paintbrush' and using all our sentence types to plan and recreate our own version of the story remembering to use magic to help the poor.


We have also made clay pigs this week as it is the year of the pig! We thought about how different materials can stretch, bend, twist and squash and then how different materials are suitable for different things. We had great fun experimenting with forming the different shapes of the parts of a pig and then painting it once it had dried. 




Where in the World Week


Last week was full of activities to explore different places and cultures across the world.




   Parent visitor talking about a different language - Slovak 




Everything we touch turns into chocolate!!

We have spent the last couple of weeks exploring the book Grendel. We have been doing some amazing writing that includes conjunctions and 3 adjectives. This helps us write some fabulous descriptive pieces. We have discovered how we can think about characters emotions and how situations in a story might change how a character feels. We have used this story to create our own versions and are in the process of writing our own book!


Partitioning numbers.

This week, we have been exploring numbers and partitioning. We have thought about how many tens and ones there are in a number, and what number sentences we can write to explain the partitioning. For example: 24 has 2 tens and 4 ones which can be shown as 20+4 or 10+14. We have been using base ten manipulatives to support our learning.



The crayons have come home and now the Chocolate Monster has arrived.


We spent our first week in year 2 reading The Day The Crayons Came Home. We enjoyed writing postcards about adventures we would like to send Esteban on. We expanded on our writing by describing places and objects with a list of three adjectives and then using 'because' to give reasons.



This week we have been exploring Grendel: A Cautionary Tale About Chocolate. We have been spending time really understanding who Grendel is and making predictions about what we think will happen in the story.


Thinking about numbers.


In maths, we have been doing lots of investigating. We have been focusing on the place value of numbers. We had great fun doing our sweet investigation. The sweets represented the ones, the chocolate bars represented the tens and the kinder eggs represented the hundreds.



Joe Wicks a.k.a. The Body Coach Schools Fitness Week.

Our P.E. lesson this week took a fitness turn as we did  a hiit style lesson. Joe Wicks is a well known personal trainer and he launched his schools fitness week with the aim to make children fitter. We thought about why it is important to warm up and why we might need to take breaks during exercising.