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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Year 2

14th– 18thJanuary 2019
Dear Parents / Carers

We would like to wish all our families every blessing for this New Year - health, happiness and success. We would like to thank you all for your lovely wishes and great generosity at Christmas.

R.E. Books

This week we will think about the Bible, and why this is such a special book for us and many others around the world. We will think about why we handle the Bible with reverence and begin to share and retell some of the stories of Jesus that can be found in the New Testament. 

Home Learning: Please look at your family Bible, or if you have one, a Children’s Bible. Talk about why you keep your Bible in a special place. Choose a favourite New Testament story to read together and discuss what you like about that story.  

The Wind in the Willows, English, DT and Art

We had a very successful trip to the Polka Theatre on Wednesday, and this has certainly helped to bring this wonderful story to life for the children. 

Over the coming week the children will look in greater detail at the characters, setting and plot of the ‘The Wind in the Willows’ and plan their own chapter of the story. We have begun to explore some of the wonderful language in the story using a dictionary. This has enabled us to widen the children’s vocabulary (for example, they should be able to tell you the meaning of talkativeand persuade, and some could hopefully explain how persuasiveis derived from persuade). 

Homework: Pages 34 and 35 which is about the different types (genres) of books that the children may read. 

Mathematics

We will explore the way that equations balance, by looking at finding different combinations of numbers that equal one another and matching calculations that balance 

   e.g. 12 + 6 = 3 + 7 + 9

          8 + 9 + 6 = 10 – 5 + 18

Homework: pages 16 and 17 – counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 or 10.

General Information

Please make sure your child has their P.E. Kit in school and that is named – including a pair of old jogging bottoms in case we do PE outside. We are swimming, so please remember to name all items of clothes and swimming kit for Fridays.

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Many thanks

The Year 2 Team.