St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Lidgett Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2QD

Year Two

Welcome to Year Two – Class Teacher:  Mrs Hudson

In our class we enjoy learning about a variety of  topics and developing skills across all curriculum subjects.  Our daily RE, Maths and English learning form the core of our timetable and help us make links to our other subjects and provide the foundations we need to build on.

Maths Meetings

Every morning at 8.45am we will begin our day with maths meetings, during this time we will practise lots of interesting maths facts and consolidate our knowledge and understanding of: place value, days of the week, months of the year, number bonds and much much more.

 A prompt start to the day is really important so that our maths meetings can begin on time.

Learning

This half term we are exploring the topic ‘How It’s Made’. We have been investigating  toys – past and present and looking at how toys have changed through history, how they are made and what our favourite toys are.  We studied the work of the poet Tony Mitton and took inspiration from his poem ‘The Toys Playtime’ to create our own perfect poetry. We will be using the story of Traction Man and asking Scrubbing brush to help us complete our own rescue mission. As well as writing instructions to make our own toys. We have also covered the topics of: London,  Be Inspired: Florence Nightingale & Rosa Parkes. We are really looking forward to our geography topic in summer 1 and our art topic in Summer 2. Class story time is a really important time of our school day and we have enjoyed a range of books as a class and are currently enjoying a selection of books by Allan Ahlberg as part of our Talk through Stories time.

Reading

All children have a book that they can read at home. Where children are still on the Read, Write Inc. programme, this is a decodable book, which they can read aloud confidently as it only includes the sounds that they have already learnt.  Once the children are fluent readers, they are encouraged to read one of the great books from the book corner in the classroom.

Homework

Reading is the main focus for our all our children and we would ask all our families to spend time each evening reading a great bedtime story to your child as this is one of the most important things you can do as a parent. 

Homework is set on a Thursday and returned the following Tuesday for marking. Homework includes daily reading, spelling and number bond / table fact practise.

Exciting Events

We have a fantastic half term of stories and sharing experiences of reading for pleasure, with children participating in a dance and drama performance of the Lorax by Dr Seuss and  a visit from a professional story teller sharing the Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl.

In the Autumn term we are looking forward to an exciting visit from a theatre company, a whole school visit to the pantomime in December and storytelling session from the library.

Further details about these will be sent home shortly.

Get in Touch

As your child’s class teacher, it is my aim to work in partnership with parents to provide and excellent experience for your child. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions whatsoever. The best way to do this is to see me in the playground after school, send a message via ClassDojo or to telephone school to arrange an appointment on 01909 550123.