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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’

Year 2 - Our Learning

Autumn 1


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.


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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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...


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

Remember, each Friday you can come to school in your own clothes. We are collecting donations for the Christmas Fair.