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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Year 2

  11th – 15th December 2017
Dear Parents / Carers

Here is a brief outline of the work we will be covering this coming week – alongside rehearsing our  Nativities.


We will continue to write the story of the First Christmas.  

This week we will be writing about ‘No room at the Inn’. This will give the children the opportunity to rehearse using speech marks to capture the words spoken by the innkeeper and Mary and Joseph.


The children are busy rehearsing their lines and songs by heart, and becoming skilled at speaking aloud – thank you for your assistance with this. Please continue to help your child to learn their lines and songs, so that they can speak slowly, loudly and clearly, and with expression.

t. Martin will be performing ‘The Gigantic Star’ for their families on Thursday 14th at 2 p.m., and St. Francis’ children are looking forward to welcoming their families to ‘It’s a Party’ on Friday 15th at 2 p.m.

English, Maths, ICT, DT and Art

We will be working on using adjectives and speech as the children work on retelling the story of the first Christmas.

We will continue to work on subtraction, where the children are learning how to subtract a two- digit number from a two digit number.

The children will begin to make decorations and Christmas cards using a variety of programs and techniques.

Home Learning:  Maths: Subtraction problems using a number line.
English: A comprehension activity ‘Making a badge’.

The spellings link to Christmas, (which is always spelt with a capital C), and the spelling rule ‘ar’ as in star. Look out for speech together as you read – the children should be able to tell you that you need to look to see who is speaking before reading the words aloud, so that you can change your voice to sound like the correct character.

The children do still need their PE kits in school.

Now that it is turning so much colder please ensure they have a pair of old jogging bottoms or trousers to wear for football.

Many thanks

The Year 2 Team.