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The Divine Mercy

Roman Catholic Primary School

‘with Jesus in our hearts and the Children at the centre, we welcome and reach out to our diverse community in the Christian Spirit’
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Year 2 - Our Learning

Spring 1

English

This half term has been super busy! We launched our first English topic "Recounts" with a trip to Smithills farm in Bolton. The children had a fantastic time and it hooked their interest in the topic straight away. As a result, the children invented their own recounts based upon their trip to Aldi in our Geography lesson - they were brilliant! Following this we started our work on Adventure stories. The unexpected snow day was the perfect way to explore the text "Emily Brown and the Thing." Take a look at some of the children's fantastic English work here...

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Spelling

See below the spelling lists that your children received for homework during Spring 1. 

If there are any words that they did not get correct, please practice them again. It is essential that they can spell these words by the end of year 2. 

 

Maths

Through Spring 1 we have focused upon measure. We have learnt how to measure length, mass and volume. We are starting to work really hard on our problem solving skills but we are still finding this quite tricky! 

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RE

This half term our topic was called "Books." We have thought carefully about the books in our lives and why they are important to us. We have learnt all about the Bible and especially focused upon the "Gospels." Ask your children what the Gospels are and why they are important in our life today...

Geography

In Geography we have been learning all about where our food comes from. We used the children's everyday experience of buying and eating food within the UK to help them grow their geographical understanding of the world. The study of our local area has enabled the children to make connections between the food we buy and how much of it comes from the UK. 

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Autumn 2

English

This half term we have completed our own instructions which was based on ‘How to trap a dragon.’ The children have been learning to write descriptive sentences that include verbs, adverbs and adjectives to make their writing more interesting to read.  Over that last few weeks, the children have also been learning how to writing their own imaginative poems called, ‘If I lived in a snowglobe. The children really enjoyed these lessons and completed some brilliant poems.

 

Spelling

See below the spelling lists that your children received for homework during Autumn 2. 

If there are any words that they did not get correct, please practice them again. It is essential that they can spell these words by the end of year 2. 

 

Maths

Through Autumn 1 we have continued to consolidate out understanding of place value along with strategies for adding and subtracting. We have also been learning how to multiply and divide, with the children's recall of multiplication and division facts improving massively. 

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Art

In art this half term we completed a unit called "COLOUR CHAOS." The children learnt how to choose, use and mix their own colours to create quality artwork that shows their progression skills. They also had the opportunity to explore the life and work of 6 key, abstract artists and work in primarily in paints to create pieces in a range of abstract styles. 

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RE

As we approached Christmas the children completed a fantastic topic titled "Preparing." They learnt to recognise that the story of Jesus’ birth is a religious story. They also learn that Christians prepare to celebrate this event though Advent. As a culmination to our topic, the children performed a fantastic nativity play for the whole school. What a fantastic play it was! 

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Autumn 1

English

This half term we have completed our very first fiction unit of the year - 'Warning Stories.'

We based our stories upon our class tale 'Little Red Riding Hood.' The children have been learning to write with further description and have also been exploring ways to extend their sentences with the use of conjunctions. 

To finish off the half term, we also explored repetitive poems. The children had great fun performing Kit Wright's "The Magic Box" and they have written their own fabulous poems too!

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Performing Poetry

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A group of 2M pupils performing a verse from The Magic Box poem.

Maths

We have had to work really hard in maths this half term. We started by developing our understanding of the place value of 2-digit numbers. After this we have completed work on addition and subtraction. The children's mental strategies are developing well and they have learnt a new formal written method to support their calculations - the column method!

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Science

Our first Science topic of the new school year was 'Materials.' We are now able to identify and compare the suitability of everyday materials and we also found out that the shape of some of these materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. 

To complete the topic, Year 2 took part in the annual "Build a House Competition" - take a look at the fantastic designs in our school gallery by clicking this link... http://www.thedivinemercy.manchester.sch.uk/year-2-build-a-house-competition-2018/

Spelling

See below the spelling lists that your children received for homework during Autumn 1. 

If there are any words that they did not get correct, please practice them again. It is essential that they can spell these words by the end of year 2. 

 

 

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September Y2 Parent Meeting Slides

Dear children and parents... WELCOME TO YEAR 2!!

You've now had a chance to meet your new teachers and we can't wait to start our journey together. 

In the meantime, have a restful 6 weeks off. 

Remember to keep checking this class page for regular updates in September. 

 

Mr Cooper & Mrs McKenzie

Reminder: You can wear something purple each Friday to celebrate Lent!
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