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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

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Welcome to

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

 

All class photos will now be uploaded to the 'Gallery'. Please click '2018-19' and go to 'Year 2'.

 

The four purposes of the new curriculum for Wales inform our teaching. Our learning experiences enable our pupils to be:

 

  • ambitious, capable learners who undertake research and evaluate critically what they find and are ready to learn throughout their lives
  • enterprising, creative contributors who give of their energy and skills so that other people will benefit and are ready to play a full part in life and work
  • ethical, informed citizens who show their commitment to the sustainability of the planet and are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world
  • healthy, confident individuals who have the skills and knowledge to manage everyday life as independently as they can and are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

 

 

Spring Term 

                                                          

In the Spring Term, our Context for Learning is 'Electric Rainbow!' 

  • Make a light display using a range of interesting lights in the classroom.
  • Display kaleidoscopes and other coloured and transparent materials.
  • Explore an electrical or light trail in school and beyond.
  • Make plans of the class or school to show uses of electricity.
  • Make, draw and label simple circuits which light a bulb.
  • Understand how a switch can be part of a simple circuits. 

 

Personal and Social development, Well-being and Cultural Diversity 

  •  New beginnings
  • Getting on and falling out.
  • Bullying (anti bullying week)
  • Explore local and moral issues during circle time.
  • Compare the qualities of what makes a good friend. 

 

Maths

 

Throughout the year, the children will develop the following skills:

  • Length – Use standard and non standard units to measure.
  • Estimations.
  • 2d/3d shapes.
  • Time – Days of week, months of year and seasons.
  • Data – Collect information by voting or sorting. Gather and record data.
  • Understanding place value, partitioning. doubles, halves, bonds to 10/20.
  • Money – Finding totals and giving change.
  • Sequencing and place value.
  • Knowing numbers to 100.
  • Number bonds within 10 and 20.
  • Subtraction within 10 and 20
  • Doubling, halving and rounding.
  • Multiplication and Division.
  •  Number problems.

 

 

Literacy

 

We understand the importance of literacy skills and their use within the wider world.  As part of your child's literacy lessons, they will be learning to spell words relating to specific patterns each week in class.  We have listened to your feedback and have made available lists of words that you can study with your child at home.  The lists compiled are words that your child will come across as part of their reading in school and are age appropriate. These can be found under 'Resources and Useful Links'. 

We will be reading and writing lots of different genre styles this term. These include;

  • Letters
  • Instructions
  • Information leaflets
  • Diary entries
  • Stories
  • Poems

RE

In RE we follow the 'Come and See' Program of Study. The topics for this term are:

  • Books
  • Thanksgiving
  • Ourselves

 

PE

 

PE will take place every Monday. Please bring in shorts/leggings/tracksuit and a t-shirt. The children will also need trainers and in the colder months, a fleece or sweatshirt. Earrings will need to be removed or covered with tape before the children come to school.  

Topic covered include:

  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Games
  • Problem solving

 

 

Expectations

 

Bug Club

It is expected that the children use Bug Club to support to developing their reading skills at home. Books have been assigned to each child and can be accessed using under the 'Useful Links' section below. 

 

Mathletics

Each child has been given a Mathletics log on and password. Tasks have been assigned to your child and these need to be completed every week at home.

Useful Links

Other Useful Information

 

Woody Wednesday will be happening each week. Please bring in waterproofs and wellies only on a Wednesday in a named bag. Thank you!

Homework

Homework is given out weekly on a Friday, in Homework bags. Children are given a book to read with a reading log to fill in, where they write about the book and draw a picture. A blue spelling book is sent home every week for the children to learn their spellings.

Other homework may be in the yellow homework book, online or a project to complete. 

There is also Bug Club and Mathletics homework to complete.

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