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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Year 2

               23rd – 27th November 2020

Our Celebration Assembly

Our Stars of the Week last week were Leonardo and Emmanuel-Rei in St. Martin and Isla and Kendall in St. Francis Class. Check back tomorrow to find out who are this weeks stars.  


As we head towards Advent’s first Sunday, we will be thinking about the promise of the star that led the magi to Bethlehem. This start gave a beautiful light that lit up the darkness. We too will be thinking about what we can do to bring light to our homes and school. We will also be making colourful stars to decorate our windows at home and school, so we can send the promise of light out into the world.

Home learning: This coming Sunday, the Feast of Christ the King, draws the Church’s year to a close. Can you and your child talk about why Christ is their King, and say a thank you prayer to Him.

English, PSHE and History

Next week we will be considering the changes that Florence Nightingale and her nurses made to the hospital at Scutari, then the children will be learning to write a diary entry in role as one of Florence Nightingale’s nurses.

They will also compare and contrast hospitals and nursing then and now, considering what changes have occurred since the time of Florence Nightingale. They will also explore some of the changes to daily life since that time, too.

Home Learning: This week can your child complete pages 36 and 37, which is do with understanding information in non-fiction texts.


We will continue to work on subtraction, and will also work on reasoning and problem-solving using RUCSAC.  

Home Learning: Page 16 and 17, which will reinforce counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Also, please help your child to practise subtracting 10 from a given number mentally, as this enables the children to work with speed when carrying out their calculations.

E.g. Using the 100 square we sent home at the start of the year, if you say 88, your child should be able to count back 78, 68, 58, 48, 38, 28, 18, 8.

If your child would like a more tricky challenge, you could use the 200 square, and count back from numbers larger than 100.


Wishing you and all your loved ones every blessing

Year 2 Team