St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

Love One Another

Life at St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

Year 2

 

Dear Parents,

 

Welcome back! We hope you have all had a lovely half term together. This half term is a very exciting one, filled with fun on the run up to Christmas! Our learning for this half term is all about ‘Winter Wonderlands’.

 

Please take the time to read through the things we will be learning about up until the Christmas Holidays.

 

Literacy:

We will be reading a variety of Winter Themed stories to write setting descriptions using our senses. Our main story will be ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S Lewis.

We will write information texts based on a chosen animal that lives in one of the Polar Regions using learning from our Geography and Science lessons. We will look at poems with rhythm and rhyme and write some of our own winter poems

 

Numeracy:

Addition and subtraction

Measurement

Money

Multiplication and division.

PLEASE CAN ALL CHILDREN PRACTISE THEIR 2, 3, 5 AND 10 TIMES TABLES ON A REGULAR BASIS.

 

Science:

Materials and their uses. We will be testing different materials to find out about their special properties.

 

ICT:

We will be learning to make a poster by combining texts and images.

Religion:

Sharing in the life of Jesus: Mary, the disciples, saints and us.

Advent

 

Creative Humanities– Geography and History.

We are going to look at the different patterns of weather in the UK and the Polar Regions. We will find out about the location of the North and South Pole and other locations with extreme cold conditions. We will also find out about the lives and explorations of Robert Falcon Scot and Ernest Shakleton, two famous Polar explorers!

 

DT and Art

Creating collages of winter scenes. We will also look at some famous winter scenes by artists such as Monet, Lowry, Kandinsky and Paul Klee. We will try to use their styles to create our own winter art.

 

PE

Gymnastics.

PE will now be on a Tuesday and a THURSDAY– please ensure children have their correct PE kits in school.

Homework will continue to be set on a Friday and due back the following Friday. 

 

Please read the weekly Year 2 Update for information on the week’s learning.

 

Any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact me. My email is: sbennett@st-christophers.staffs.sch.uk  or feel free to call the office to make an appointment to speak with me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mrs Bennett                  (Year 2 Teacher)

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 Shared Documents