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in the footsteps of Jesus'

St Joseph's RC Primary School

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John Paul Class

 Welcome to John Paul Class’ page. I am Miss Ridley and I am thrilled to be teaching year 2 this year!

In Year 2, we will be developing our Literacy skills through the use of many different exciting books which will inspire the children to write.  The children will build on their Mathematical knowledge by taking part in many different problem solving opportunities that will aim to deepen their understanding of different Mathematical concepts.

PE will take place on a Tuesday and a Friday. Please ensure that all PE kits are clearly labelled to avoid lost items.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be collected in school on a Wednesday. This will include both a Maths and Literacy task. If you are unsure about any of the homework that has been set for your child, please do not hesitate to ask.

Spellings will be given out on a Monday and your child will be tested on a Friday. Please make sure you practise these at home!

Please read with your child every night and sign their reading record afterwards.

I am looking forward to an exciting year with year 2 and endeavour to inspire a love of learning within John Paul class!

In Numeracy this half term we will be learning how to use a hundreds square for addition and subtraction. We will be learning  to write numerals to 100 and practising writing number words too! In addition to this, we will be learning about number sequences, place value and solving lots of different Mathematical problems!

In Literacy this term our story of focus will be ‘Room on the broom’. We will be learning this story in great detail through the use of drama, story maps and shared writing in preparation for our big finale where we will be creating our own versions of the story!

In RE this term we will be learning about new beginnings such as ‘the creation story’ and exploring psalms and prayers to God. We will also be looking at the different signs and symbols of baptism.

 In Music this term we will be learning about body percussion and exploring ways of making different sounds.

In PE this term we will be learning to dribble with good control which will improve our football skills. We will also be exploring dance!

In ICT this term we will be learning about algorithms. We will be teaching the children about how to create a set of instructions that will make a digital object move!

In Science this term we will be learning about animals, their different habitats and how to categorise them.

In Geography this term we will be learning about the wonders of the world. We will be exploring the most amazing places ever created by man and God and considering why they are so remarkable.