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Year 2

2023-2024

A very warm welcome to St Antony's Year 2 class page.

We will try our best to keep this updated with all the wonderful and interesting things we are learning about.

Remember you can also share in our learning journey on the Class Dojo story page.

A big welcome back after the Christmas holidays. Our topic this term is 'Let's Explore' and the children will be learning so much more as they delve into the curriculum subjects such as Geography, Art, Science and so many more. I have added a parent grid to have a look at and there are some useful website links at the bottom of the page. If you have any concerns please DOJO me to arrange a time to speak to me, of course I am happy for a quick chat at the door but if you need longer please let me make some time for that special chat. The children will need to bring their reading book daily and we will change these every Wednesday and Friday. All children will read a guided reading book and shared read everyday in class. PE kits will be required on Monday and Thursday as the children will be taking part in PE sessions with EdStart. Thank you as always for your continued support and we all look forward to a fantastic term with you.

The Year 2 Team
 


Mr Close -
Year 2 Teacher

Mrs Patel -
Year 2 Learning Assistant

Miss Hargreaves -
Year 2 Learning Assistant

When you enter our year 2 classroom......

Mr Close

I have been working St Antony's for nine years now, this is my first year as a Newly Qualified Teacher at St Antony's. I have taught alongside other teaching staff across all the primary stages for the last 3 years however. I believe that every child can succeed and try to foster a love of learning and growth in everyone in my classroom. I build relationships with the children and whole heartedly believe in a holistic, well rounded education. Together we can achieve amazing things! Out of school I enjoy taking parts all sports, reading and socialising.

Miss Patel

I have worked at St Antony’s for 7 years and feel honoured and privileged with the responsibility of inspiring, nurturing and supporting each and every child. I look forward to building on the relationships we have made and enable them to flourish. A fun fact about me is I love fashion.

Miss Hargreaves

I've been working at St Antony's for 6 years. I love art and design, music and science. A fun fact about me is that I love a good sing song on the karaoke!

Religion

Jesus Christ is our inspiration as we raise standards and aspirations for all of our children.

In Religious Education we are developing our understanding that we are all created and loved by God. We are looking at signs and symbols and applying this to our life and faith journey. 

Prayers for Life:

"Dear Jesus, help me to never give up."

"Dear Jesus, help me to be generous."

"Dear Jesus, help me to share what I have."

"Dear Jesus, help me to always say 'thank you'."

"Dear Jesus, help me to forgive."

"Dear Jesus, help me to care for others."

Year 2 Class Saint

Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. She was born in 1656, in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the patron saint of the environment, the loss of parents, people in exile, people ridiculed for their piety, and World Youth Day. 

Routines

Reading books will be changed every Friday.  â€‹â€‹â€‹We encourage between 10-15 minutes of reading each day. Your children will also be heard reading in our daily guided reading sessions. They will read a variety of genres and complete follow up activities to deepen their understanding of the selected texts.

Your child has their own reading record book, please can you sign this when they finish reading their book so that we can change it. Please feel free to add a comment too.

TTS Rock Stars

Times Tables Rock Stars. Every child in class has their own personal log in. On this site your child can work on their times tables. This can be done any night of the week. When there is a tournament, I will put a notice on Class Dojo giving more information.

Please focus on the following times tables: 2, 3, 5, 10.

The website for TTS Rock Stars is https://ttrockstars.com/ 

PE

P.E is on Monday this half term on we also have gymnastics on Thursday so please make sure that your child comes into school with their PE kit on.

Please remove earrings.

Useful Information

Year 2 information and updates are posted on Class Dojo.

The Year 2 doors open at 8:35am to come into school, and open again at 3:05pm for home time.

To book your child into tea time club after school (until 5pm) please book online or speak to our office team.

Please look through our long term plan for the academic year 2022-2023. It will hopefully give you a feel for what we are learning and enjoying in year 2 this year.

Useful websites to use at home

  • Mathletics
    Individual logins sent home/put on dojo.

  • Topmarks
    English and maths games to support the year 2 curriculum.

  • BBC supemovers
    Maths, English, Pshe dancing/singing to support learning.

  • Yumu
    Charnag Music Login