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

Monday 21st June 2021

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Welcome to Week 3 of our topic "What Sounds Nice to You?"

Last week, we had a very musical Forest School where we did our first 'bucket school' since Mrs Janvier led a session in our last topic On Safari.  The children were fabulous!  You are in for a real treat when the children showcase their musical talents in our production of Peter and the Wolf!

We will be continuing to build our repertoire of musical pieces this week by composing and performing in our Percussion Orchestra.  Your child has already chosen their instrument and will now begin to practise using it in different ways in order to produce different effects.  This week your child will learn which role they will be playing in our retelling of Peter and the Wolf:  Grandfather, Peter, Cat, Bird, Duck, Wolf or one of the Hunters?  Perhaps your child will be one of the narrators?  We can't wait to get going with the acting now that we have thoroughly explored the story-line and characters during literacy and music lessons.

In literacy, this week, we will be looking at a playscript version of Peter and the Wolf to help us think about how we might narrate the story, as well as to further develop our understanding of characterisation.

In numeracy, we continue consolidating our multiplication and division skills.

Here is our timetable for the week.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me on y2@olsj.org.uk

Have a great week!

Miss Dyson, Mrs Waller and Mrs Olding

xxx


Monday 14th June 2021

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Good morning Year 2 and families of Year 2

I hope you enjoyed the weekend and are ready for another wonderful week of learning.

We finished our maths learning about telling the time to o'clock, half past, quarter to and past, and finally to 5 minutes last week.  Why not see how well your child is doing by regularly asking them to read the time at these intervals when at home?  I'm sure they'll impress you!

This week in maths we are consolidating our learning on Multiplication and Division, and this will continue into next week.  We will be picking up some instruments this week in order to experiment with different instruments and to begin creating our percussion orchestra.  I wonder which instrument your child will choose?  We will hear music from Peter and the Wolf and match the animals in the story to the instrument that they are represented by.  In science, we look at a variety of different materials, changing their shape and thinking about their suitability for purpose.

Here's the timetable for you to look over.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me on y2@olsj.org.uk and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Have a wonderful week!

Miss Dyson, Mrs Waller and Mrs Olding

xxx


Monday 7th June 2021

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Good morning, everyone!

I've had a lovely half-term break and I really hope you have too.

Our new topic is called "What sounds nice to you?" and our topic work will include lessons in Music, Art and Science. 

It's a very exciting topic where we will end with a filmed production based on the story of Peter and the Wolf.  Our music lessons will include learning about pitch and tempo and taking part in an orchestra where we will play instruments according to a collaborative score.  This will form part of our production too!  Our art lessons include contributing to a 'giant' collage where children will have created their own collage papers to use.  In science we will learn about materials and how they can be changed by twisting, stretching, squashing and bending, for example, and we will use our knowledge of the properties of materials to design our own instruments that we can strum and pluck in order to create different notes of varying pitch.  How exciting the end to Year 2 is going to be!

Here's the timetable for you to look over.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me on y2@olsj.org.uk and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Have a wonderful week!

Miss Dyson, Mrs Waller and Mrs Olding

xxx


Thursday 27th May 2021

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Good morning parents and grown-ups of Year 2

I hope you are all having a good week.

Children will be coming home with their spelling assessment sheets today.  They have been assessed on the Year 1 and Year 2 common exception words which you have all been practising at home using the little orange books that your children were given several weeks ago.

Please look carefully at the spelling mistakes that your child has made so that you can practise with them over the holidays and the final half term of the year.  Being confident with all of these words undoubtedly helps them to write with clarity as well as demonstrating that they are working at the expected level for their age in terms of spelling.

Well done to all children for their hard work this half term.  They are a fabulous class and have made myself, Mrs Waller and Mrs Olding incredibly proud once again.

Have a lovely week off whatever you choose to do.

Miss Dyson, Mrs Waller and Mrs Olding

xxx


Gospel Assembly (24.05.21)

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To celebrate Pentecost Sunday, we've got a treat of a Gospel assembly for you that all year groups have been involved in. It is here for you to enjoy and be part of at home: Pentecost Gospel Assembly.mp4


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

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