Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Fitzwilliam Street, Rotherham,South Yorkshire S63 7HG


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Year 2

Welcome to the Year Two Blog

Keep an eye on this blog to find out what we have been learning about this half term.
Below you will also find the timetable and homework for this week.

Year 2 Class Blog

Week Beginning Monday 22nd May 2023

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Good morning, Year 2, and families of Year 2

Well done to every one during SATS week last week.  I could not have asked for you to have worked any harder.  You all tried your best and I am really proud of you.

This week we focus on our Geography work, looking at human and physical features of a settlement.  We compare Wath to Marangu, in Tanzania, and revisit our knowledge of the 7 continents.

In maths, we are continuing to learn how to tell the time, as well as looking at position and direction.

In literacy, we will complete our reports on cheetahs.

Have a great week!

Miss Dyson


Monday 15th May 2023

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Good morning!

I just want to wish all of year 2 the best of luck in their SATS this week.  You are all amazing and you will do an amazing job!  Just try your best!

Love Miss Dyson


Homework and Next Week

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Good morning, Year 2, and families of Year 2

There is now a lovely display in our classroom showing every child's artwork inspired by Edward Tinga-Tinga and Tinga Tinga Tales.  I think that they have done incredibly well drawing their African animal, painting and adding a Tinga-Tinga style pattern.

Soon to be up on display, are the children's stories based on the text: The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark.  These are fabulous, unique tales about being scared of something but learning to accept, and even love, it instead.

Next week we will be carrying out the KS1 SATS.  I have tried my best to ensure that as many children as possible are feeling happy and confident about doing them.  We have been practicing and building up our confidence, hopefully even beginning to feel a little bit excited about having this chance to demonstrate just how much they have learnt and grown in Year 2.

The children know that they will work hard on the assessments but will have some treats to look forward to that week too.  We have animals coming into school on Monday afternoon as part of our topic work, including a millipede, tenrec, Giant African snail, Python, tortoise, owl and gecko.  It'll be great fun I'm sure!

For homework, please read with your child and ask them lots of questions beginning with:  why, who, what, when, where etc

Make sure that your child can also read these question words confidently.

Practice the 2,3,5 and 10 times tables too.  Can they answer multiplication and division questions confidently relating to these?  What is 7 x 5 ?  What is 35 divided by 5?

Miss Dyson

Week beginning Monday 2.5.23

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Good morning, Year 2!

I really hope that you've had a long and lovely weekend!  Did any of you go to Wath Festival on Saturday?  The dancing was amazing - I really enjoyed it!

On Friday, in Forest School, we worked together to begin making a brilliant bug hotel.  Here is a picture of how we doing so far:

This week we continue to learn how to write a report, using cheetahs as our topic for the report.  In maths we will be completing our unit on fractions, continuing to work on learning how to tell the time to o' clock, half-past, quarter past and quarter to, as well as consolidating our previous learning on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Please could you take some time to watch the videos below regularly with your child.  All children should be confident with their number-bonds to 10, odd and even numbers and the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.  I'd like them to practice a little over the course of this week and next week in order to be secure with them as much as possible.  These are videos we watch in class all the time:








In art, we are painting our African animals and adding a Tinga-Tinga style pattern, as well as a thick outline.  Our art display is going to look fantastic!

Have a great week, Year 2, and families of Year 2.

Miss Dyson, Mrs Waller and Miss Jubb


Friday 21.4.23 Homework and Forest School

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Good morning Y2, and families of Year 2

Most children will be sent home today with a plastic wallet containing a spelling rule sheet for /igh/ spelled as /y/.  Yesterday, children who had their little, yellow spelling books were tested on a selection of the Y1 and Y2 common exception words (a short test out of ten - see book).  Please practice with your child the ones they did not spell correctly.  Tests like this will be done each week in order to consolidate these lists of words and ensure they do not forget how to spell them.  Some children did not hand their book in and were not tested.  Please ensure your child always has this book with them in their book bag.  I collect them in on Wednesday, test them on Thursday and hand them back on Friday.

Some children still need more intensive practice on these Y1 and Y2 words therefore they have not been given the spelling rule sheet.  Please concentrate, at home, on learning all Y1 and Y2 common exception words that have been stuck in their little, yellow books.

Other homework:

Please always listen to your child read regularly at home - at least 3 times per week.

Look out for links to maths practice on this blog.

Forest School - African Animal Habitats

Well done on a fabulous first week back, Year 2.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Dyson


Below are useful files and documents you can download to use at home.

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