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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Year 2

12th– 16thNovember 2018
Dear Parents / Carers

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

R.E., English and Art

We have drawn our work on Baptism together. Thank you for all the wonderful Baptism photographs that have been sent in – this has helped to bring our work to life. 

During this week, each class in the school we will be learning about another Faith.  We are focussing on Judaism and we will be teaching the children about Shabbat. The children will learn how our Jewish sisters and brothers celebrate this special day each week, keeping it as a sacred day for prayer and family. They will learn of the ritual meals that welcome in and bid farewell to Shabbat, some of the customs and faith practices associated with Shabbat in the home and synagogue, and its origins.

Home learning: Is there a special occasion in your family calendar? Perhaps you can talk about the many things that are done to make and keep this day special?  

Service of Remembrance on Friday 9thNovember

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We had a wonderful walk to the War Memorial in Katherine Street which really enhanced our understanding of the act of remembrance.  The children behaved with great respect and dignity there.

Year 2 led our school service on Friday.  On Sunday the Queen will lead the Nation’s service of Remembrance; you might catch it on the television after you return home from morning Mass. This year it is a particularly significant anniversary, as it is the 100thyear since the end of World War I. 

English, Role Play, PSHE,  and History

We will be learning about the importance of hygiene this coming week. The children will learn how to write a set of instructions (an algorithm) to explain how to carry out a simple task.

Home learning: A writing activity on Memories is to be completed please on Page 74, Challenge 1of the English books. Please encourage your child to answer in complete sentences (with capital letters and full stops) where appropriate. 

Mathematics

We will be looking at adding two two-digit numbers, and applying this to problem solving.  

Homework: Please complete pages 24 and 25 in the Maths books, which reinforces work done on greater than (>), less than (<) and equal to (=).

General Information

Could we ask that your child only completes the given pages in their English or Maths books.

Please click on the PDF below to view

Many thanks

The Year 2 Team.