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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Year 2

20th October 2017
Dear Parents / Carers

Here is a brief outline of the work we shall be covering this coming week.


We will be drawing our topic ‘Signs and Symbols’, which focuses on Baptism, to a close after the holiday. The children have learned that through Baptism we become members of Jesus’ family, and that we are given a special job to do, which is to be a kind and loving person like Jesus.

Home learning: As October is specially dedicated to Mary and the Rosary, we would like the children to write a thanksgiving prayer to Mary for her loving care as patron of our school

English, PSHE, ICT, History and Geography

When we return after the holiday the children will be learning about three remarkable women, Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Edith Cavell.

We will begin the half term by focusing on memories and remembering, culminating in the children leading the school’s Remembrance Assembly. We will be taking the children on a walk to the local War Memorial in Katharine Street on Tuesday 31st October in preparation 

Home learning challenge: We would like the children to look at non-fiction texts, and answer questions on them. Please complete pages 36 and 37 of the English book.


After the holiday we will be looking at addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers to and from two-digit numbers (e.g. 23 + 54  and 58 – 25.)

The children in Year 2 do not learn to add in columns, but to use number lines, tens and units apparatus, 100 squares and mentally, so please do not confuse them with any other method, thank you.   

Homework: The challenges are on counting, finding numbers that are more or less than a given number, and solving some problems involving subtraction and addition, on pages 20 and 21

Homework: please return the homework to us by Wednesday each week, so we can mark it before Friday.
A few spelling books were not returned this week, please remember to send them in, too.

We hope you all have a lovely half term break. s

Many than
The Year 2 Team.