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St Christophers Academy

Year 2

Home Learning Tasks 

Please click on the Home Learning section to view this week’s Home Learning Tasks.

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 Important information regarding school closure from Monday 23rd March 2020 -

Home learning packs have been put together for the pupils to complete at home during this period of closure. These include English and Maths workbooks, worksheets, reading books and the children's regular homework books. Homework books or alternative exercise books can be used to record any written work completed during this time. Other learning tasks will also be set regularly through Purple Mash,  so please check these regularly. All children have been provided with the login details necessary to access these websites however if you do need a reminder or any support with using them, please feel free to email your class teacher and we will be happy to help. Reading regularly is vital in practising phonics and early reading skills and should be continued as normal. Please feel free to read a range of books from school or home. 

The class pages will be used to communicate any learning with parents and students and will be updated regularly. Please keep checking the 'Home Learning' tab to the right to see tasks set or any important information. 

Should you have any questions during this time regarding teaching and learning, please use the email addresses below to contact your child's class teacher. Remember, we are here to help and the pupils' well-being, safety and learning are our priorities. 

2HK - Mrs Hart: fhart@bestacademies.org.uk

          Mrs Kennedy: kkennedy@bestacademies.org.uk

2GK - Mrs Kiely: gkiely@bestacademies.org.uk

 

Welcome to Year 2!

The class teachers in Year 2 are Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Hart and Mrs Kiely

Key Information

PE Days – Year 2 have PE on a Tuesday (2HK) and on a Wednesday (2GK), A full PE kit should be brought in at the beginning of the week and left in school. A list of the full PE kit can be found on the website under Parents > School Uniform

Homework - Homework is set every Friday and is due back the following Wednesday. 

Reading Books - Reading books and records should be brought to school daily. We encourage children to read every night to support their phonics. Please ensure that once you have read a book, you comment and sign so we know if it has been read.

Our Learning

Autumn 1

English - Our core text for this half term is ‘Wild’ by Emily Hughes. We will be making predictions based on the text and writing our own versions of the story. We will also creating a set of instructions, a non chronological report and looking at some poetry.

Maths - We will be focussing on number; looking at the place value of 2-digit numbers up to and including 99. We will then be moving on to addition and subtraction, learning the formal written methods for both of these.

Science -Our focus this half term is on 'Habitats'. We will start by looking at how we can tell if something is alive, dead or never been alive. We will then move on to looking at local habitats and comparing them to habitats around the world.

History- CASTLES AND KNIGHTS!!! We will be diving into the historical world of castles and those people  linked to them. We will explore how castles were built, linking this to national and international castles; who defended them and the role of a knight.

R.E- Our focus this half term will be on 'Signs and Symbols', learning what they look like, what they symbolise and which religion they belong to.

P.E- We are looking at 'Multi-skills' and how we can develop these and apply them to certain games and sports.

Music- We are exploring a range of music from around the world, including Africa.

Geography- Do you know the difference between a town and a city? We will be looking at what it's like to live in towns and cities and comparing that to living at the coast. What is similar and what is different? 

ICT - What is coding? We are going to be following on from year 1 and learning how to code. Creating instructions on a computer system to make images move.