Year 2

Year 2

 

 

Year 2 — St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School Harrogate, a Voluntary AcademyThe Year 2 Team

Teachers:  Mrs Brown and Mrs Towey

Support:    Mrs Crabtree and Miss Kennedy

 

We are so happy to be back and learning! Here you will find information about our class and see some of the wonderful work we have been doing.  

 

Useful Information

  • Mrs Brown will be teaching the class Monday, Tuesday and Mrs Towey will be teaching the rest of the week.
  • PE will take place every  Wednesday.  Please make sure that your child removes any jewellery and has their PE kit in school. Tracksuit bottoms and tops can be worn over kits when the weather gets colder.
  • Reading books will be changed on a daily basis.  All reading books and diaries should be in school every day.  Please encourage your child to read everyday as it helps in ALL aspects of their learning.
  • Homework/Learning Logs will be posted electronically on Class Dojo.  Please add any photos or videos of completed homework on your child’s Portfolio on the Class Dojo site.  Children who complete their Learning Log will be awarded 10 Dojos!

If you have any worries or questions, then please feel free to contact any of the Year 2 Team who will be happy to help.

 

Learning in Y2

                                                                        

 

                                      Summer 2   

Curriculum news: Follow the link to see what we will be learning this half term. 

Summer 2 curriculum overview   

Our Gospel value for this half term is: JUSTICE

What is JUSTICE? 

How can we  ensure JUSTICE in our day to day lives? 

What does the Bible tell us about JUSTICE?

Art

We have had great fun drawing self portraits in the style of Frida Kahlo.

English

We learnt and performed the Michael Rosen poem “Hand on the bridge’. It was fun putting actions to the poem. Click on the link below to watch it. 

Hand on the bridge

 

Science

Look how well our plants have grown. Look out for our plant sale coming soon!

                                      Summer 1

Curriculum news: Follow the link to see what we will be learning this half term.

Summer 1 curriculum overview

Our Gospel value for this half term is: TOLERANCE

What is TOLERANCE? 

How can we show TOLERANCE in our day to day lives? 

What does the Bible tell us about TOLERANCE?

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

We painted the queen in the style of Frida Kahlo and we made royal crowns and cakes.

We enjoyed a tea party in the playground. We had a great day!

Science

We have been investigating plants in Science. We are growing our own beans, we have looked at how seeds germinate and we are conducting an experiment to see what plants need to grow well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic: Geography – Weather

Each day we have been checking the weather outside and using a thermometer to read the temperature. We have compared it with the weather in Kingston, Jamaica.  

We made our own windsocks and using a compass on the playground we completed a wind diary for a week. We observed and described the wind speed and direction.  

R.E

This week, as part of our ‘Spread the Word’ topic, we have been thinking about how Jesus’ disciples felt when he ascended and when God sent the Holy Spirit to be their guide. We found some happy and sad music and created dances to show their feelings. 

  

 

 

 

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                                             Spring 2

Curriculum news: Follow the link to see what we will be learning this half term.

Spring 2 curriculum overview

Homework

Follow this link to see some of Y2’s amazing homework this half term. 

Spring 2 Homework.docx 

Our Gospel value for this half term is: MERCY

What is MERCY? 

How can we show mercy in our day to day lives? 

What does the Bible tell us about mercy?

Science

Y2 visited Leighton Moss and took part in pond dipping and plant detective activities.  What a fantastic day they had.

           

Back at school, the children also enjoyed using a Solar Telescope to look at the sun.

   

During Science Week, Y2 loved having parents in to work with them in Science.

         

R.E

As part of the children’s Lent activities, each class in school is doing an ‘Act of Mercy’.  Y2 have written ‘Get well Soon’ cards to the children at Lancaster Royal Infirmary. 

PE

Year 2 have been working with a football coach in school.  They practised dribbling the ball and played games to develop their football skills.  It was great fun! 

     

 

World Book Day 3rd March 2022

What a great day! The children looked amazing in their costumes. Can you guess who else is dressed up?

             

Year 6 came to our classroom to read stories to us.

                   

We joined a virtual story session with author Catherine Raynor.

We also created some art linked to our favourite books. 

R.E.

This week we have finished our topic ‘Thanksgiving’. We enjoyed a biscuit, a drink and a chat with our friends to celebrate, just like people do after Mass. 

 

Computing

Look at the fabulous work the children have done on Purple Mash.

Topic: Geography – Jamaica

We have been using globes and maps to find out where in the world we live and where Jamaica is. We have talked about the equator and why Jamaica has different weather from us here in England. 

     

                                   Spring 1

Curriculum news: Follow the link to see what we will be learning this half term.

Spring 1 curriculum overview

Our Gospel value for this half term is: PEACE

What is PEACE?

How can we show peace every day? At school and at home?

What does the Bible tell us about peace?

Readers become leaders

Y2 are taking part in the Lancashire Book awards.

The children are encouraged to read as many of the suggested titles as they can. They can write a book review or present the book they have read to the class in whatever way they prefer. We will then vote for our favourite book and Lancashire Library Service will announce the winner.

We are excited and proud to be part of this reading project.

Please encourage your children to bring these books home and share them with you. 

Homework

Follow this link to see some of Y2’s amazing homework. 

Homework Spring 1

                                                             

                                              Autumn 2

Curriculum news: Follow the link to see what we will be learning this half term.

Autumn 2 curriculum overview

Our Gospel value for this half term is: GENTLENESS

What is GENTLENESS?

How can we show gentleness in our day to day lives? With our friends? Our family? Out in the community?

What does the Bible tell us about gentleness?

                                      Autumn 1

Curriculum news: Follow the link to see what we will be learning this half term.

Autumn 1 learning overview

Our Gospel value for this half term is: COMPASSION

What is COMPASSION?

How can we show compassion in our daily lives? At school? At home? In the community?

What does the Bible tell us about compassion?

 

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