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Year Two SAT's Meeting

SATs Parents Meeting

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Maths 6th and 7th January 2022

Welcome to Year Two

Dear Parents / carers,

Welcome to Year Two, I hope you had a fantastic summer and are looking forward to all the exciting challenges ahead.

Class Dojo

This year we will be continuing to use Class Dojo as our main form of communication. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or queries I will always try to reply as soon as possible.

Snack / Water Bottles

Please make sure the children have a labelled water bottle with them every day.

Children will receive a piece of fruit at morning play but they can also bring a healthy snack for afternoon play.


We will have P.E. every Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure that children have a full school P.E. kit for these days and that all uniform is clearly labelled. It is best if they leave their kits in school for the full half term.

Reading Books

The children will read in school with a teacher or teaching assistant in a guided reading group. We also have whole class reading sessions and share a class novel at the end of the day. Please support us with your child’s reading by encouraging them to read at home. Your child will have a reading day please ensure books are in school to be changed on these days.


The children will have maths and English/ spelling homework each week along with reading which they are expected to do every day. Homework will go out every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Thursday.

Phonics Screening / SATs

During the Autumn Term the children will be doing the phonics screening that they should have done in Year 1.

Throughout May the children will do their SATs assessments. I will do a parents meeting about this in January. The children often don’t even know they have done their assessments as we work through them as part of our ordinary school work.

Autumn Term Curriculum







Traditional tales with a twist,

Toby and the Great Fire of London / Recount of trip to Staircase House


Letter Writing to Santa, Polar Express


Place value


Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication (2x 5x 10x)




Common exception words

Learning words e.g. –dge -ey




Animals including humans.



Multi Skills


An Eye on London- modern day landmarks,

Great Fire of London (Trip 3rd December)



Computing basics

Creating, saving and retrieving


Art / D.T./ Music

Great Fire of London collage and painting

Moving pictures

How does music help us make friends?




I’m looking forward to the year ahead and to working with you and your children to make their journey at St Teresa’s as happy and engaging as possible.


Yours sincerely,

Mrs Jones



Year 2 positive Covid-19 Case 05.07.21

Home Learning for children having to isolate.


Alfie's Star


3D Shapes

Friday 8th January

We have almost made it to the end of a very long week!

This morning in English you are going to be using some descriptive phrases. 

In maths you are going to be making arrays. I would also like you to have a go on hit the button working on double and halves.

For spelling can you complete the spelling sheet that you would usually do for homework. If you want to extend this you could always use the spelling and put them into ABS sentences.

Can you make some time today to do some reading? You could read a book you have at home or if you got new reading books from school on Monday or have a look at Oxford Owls. There are 100's of ebooks for you to read. 2 Dojo points for anyone who can send me a picture of themselves reading today.

This afternoon we have our class Zoom call. For this you will need 



All about witches lesson 3.

Maths Starter

Hit the button doubles and halves.


Making arrays, lesson 4 and 5 on powerpoint.

Thursday 7th January

I hope you are all up and ready for another day of learning. It was so lovely to see some of you yesterday on our Zoom call. Don't forget to share any of your work with me on Class Dojo.

This morning we are going to continue with our work all about witches. In maths we are continuing to add equal groups.

Don't forget if you are printing the maths sheets decide which level you want to do first as you don't want to print them all out. There are 2 sheets to complete for each level.
Our reading and science work for today is all about different habitats.

Wednesday 6th January

Home learning

For todays work you will need a pencil, some paper or your red homework book and come colours if you have them handy.

Before you start work make sure you have made your bed, helped to put away the breakfast things and got dressed! 

Remember to just try your best!

When printing the maths sheets please don't print them all out. There are 10 sheets on one link children are not expected to do all these. Children can choose which level they want to do. 1 star is the easier level, 2 stars is if children are feeling confident and know what to do and 3 stars if they feel todays work is easy and are ready for a challenge. 
Once you have completed your maths and English you can log into Spelling Shed or Manga High.

RE Epiphany assembly

The Great Fire of London

Still image for this video
The children have enjoyed learning about The Great Fire of London this week.

Maths Booklet Addition and subtraction

Year 2 Spellings 24.9.20




We will be regularly updating our class page with fun activities to complete at home. You can contact us through our Class Dojo if you have a question about your child's learning or would like to share something that the children have completed. Please read below to see our thoughts about how to support your children and what they really need at this time.

Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.

What our children really need.

Sophie's stories: Stay Home Superheroes

A lovely story to share to explain why we are all being asked to stay at home.

Friday 17th July

Happy holidays and well done for all your hard work at home. Here is the last 'Friday Challenge' quiz...

Thursday 16th July

A cross-curricular mini project on... DRAGONS!

Answers to last Friday's Maths Challenge... How did you do?

Monday 13th July

Maths: TIME.

Monday 13th July

YEAR 3 'Back To School Passport'

Friday 10th July

Your Friday Maths Challenge ... good luck!

Thursday 9th July.

A cross-curricular mini project on 'Garden Visitors"...

Tuesday 7th July

How did you get on with last Friday's Maths Challenge?  Check your answers here ...

Well done everyone!

Monday 6th July.

Maths: Litres, temperature and time.

Monday 6th July

English: Watch the short film 'The Lighthouse' and see how many activities you can complete in the activity booklet below...


Friday 3rd July

It's time for Friday Maths Challenge once again... good luck!


Thursday 2nd July

A cross-curricular mini-project on SUPERHEROES !

Today is the feast of St Peter and St Paul. 29/6/20

30/6/20 Last Friday's Maths Challenge. Check your answers here! How did you get on? Celebrate with a certificate ... well done!

Monday 29th June. English.

'Talk for Writing': Read the story 'Playground Rescue' in the booklet below and complete the superhero actives. Have fun!

Monday 29th June. Y2 'Spellings Workout' - adding suffixes.

Monday 29th June

Maths: Mass/volume

Friday 26th June

This week's Friday Maths Challenge!

See how well you can do. Ask for help if you need it and then check your answers next Tuesday. Good luck!!

Thursday 25th June 

A cross-curricular mini project on the MOON...

Last Friday's Maths Challenge ... How did you do? Check your answers here!

Monday 22nd June.

Maths: measuring/comparing length and mass.

Monday 22nd June.

Watch the short film on 'The Catch'. Afterwards, see how many activities you can complete in the activities booklet below. Have fun!

The Catch

National Sports Week! Beginning on Monday the 22nd of June

Friday 19th June

It's Friday and, therefore, time for a maths challenge!

Have a go, ask your family for help if you need it.

I will send the answers and certificates on Tuesday... good luck and have fun!


Friday Maths Challenge!

Thursday 18th June.

Bugs and Bees mini project...

Challenge Question:

Can you name any differences between a

honey bee and a bumblebee?

Monday 15th June. English.

The Magical Teaching Box!

Read the story of Pandora's Box in the booklet below, and complete the activities. Have fun! 


Can you make a spinner?

Today is the 3rd anniversary of the attack on Manchester Arena on May 22nd 2017. Print a Manchester bee to colour or make your own to remember those who were affected. You could share a photo of you holding it on our Class Dojo.

Sink or swim?



Watch Zog on iPlayer. Then choose from the activities below. You may choose to do more than one. Remember to share on Class Dojo.

1. Imagine that you are Zog. Write a diary entry about a day at dragon school. What did you learn today?

2. Write a school report for Zog.

3. Write a set of instructions to teach a young dragon how to fly like Zog.

4. Write a similar story showing what different creatures might learn at their own schools (e.g. a unicorn, a mermaid, a goblin)?

5. The little girl helps Zog at different points in the story. Can you find out the different items that people keep in a first aid kit? What do each of these things do?

6. Make a poster to teach the dragons (or people) about fire safety.

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark - Chapter 1 by Jill Tomlinson

For the week beginning Monday 11th May:

Watch the video of Chapter 1 of 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' that we have enjoyed in class. Then choose from the activities below. You may choose to do more than one. Remember to share on Class Dojo.

1. The author describes Plop as fat, fluffy, soft and perfect. Can you think of other adjectives? Can you find synonyms for these words?

2. The chapter titles all begin with 'Dark is?'. Can you think of other ways of describing the dark? Could you write another chapter for the story linked to your description? Who might the owl meet in your chapter?

3. Can you plan and write a story about another animal who is afraid of something that the animal normally likes?

4. Write an information text about owls. What is their habitat? What do they eat? What special abilities do they have? Can you find out about different types of owl? How are they similar / different?

5. Make a list of animals that come out in the daytime and a list of animals that come out at night.

6. Can you paint / draw a firework scene that would make the little boy excited?

Who was Emmeline Pankhurst?

Learn about the life and achievements of Emmeline Pankhurst.


Maths Week beginning 4th May

Fact families addition and subtraction bonds to 20.

There is no Dragon in this Story

Watch the video of 'There is No Dragon in this Story' that we have enjoyed in class. Then choose from the activities below. You may choose to do more than one. Remember to share on Class Dojo.

1. Write a twist on a traditional tale where the dragon is allowed to join the story. Maybe you could write Goldilocks and the Dragon, Little Red Riding Hood and the Dragon or Jack and the Dragon.

2. Write a character description of the dragon.
Try to include 2 adjective sentences and similes e.g. The friendly, helpful dragon had teeth as sharp as a razor.

3. Write a thank you letter from one of the characters to the dragon to thank him for making it light again.
Try to use WOBIT (when, or, because, if, that).
Dear Dragon,
I am writing to thank you for your heroic actions. When you asked if you could be in our stories, we were very mean to you...

4. Create a collage. drawing or painting of one of the characters and label them.

Time Capsule Activity Booklet

We are living through unprecedented times that will go down in history. This is a lovely activity to complete at home to keep a record of what is going on at this time and how the children experience it.
Can they write all about themselves or write a letter to their future selves? Remember to share on Class Dojo.

Who was Neil Armstrong?

Learn about his historic voyage to the Moon

The Ugly Five

Watch The Ugly Five story that we have read in class.
Then choose from the activities below. You may choose to do more than one. Remember to share on Class Dojo.

1. Research collective nouns to describe groups of animals e.g. a crash of rhinos, a tower of giraffes.

2. Choose one of the animals from the book and write a character description about it.
Can you use 2 adj sentences and similes?
e.g. The fierce, proud lion padded across the savannah. Its golden, silky mane shone in the glorious sunshine. When it opened its powerful jaws, it displayed teeth as sharp as razors.

3. Write an information text about one of the animals in the book. Try to include sub-headings for Definition, Appearance, Habitat and Diet. Can you include a question or an exclamation sentence?

4. Imagine the title of the book is 'The Ugly Six'. Write another page based on a new member of the group.

5. Find out what other animals might live on the African plain.

6. Choose one of the animals and create a collage, drawing or painting of it.

Science Activity

Meerkat Mail

Watch the Meerkat Mail story that we have read in class.
Choose one of the writing activities below (you may choose to do more than one). Remember to share your writing on Class Dojo. We can't wait to see them.

1. Write a postcard to Sunny from his family while he is travelling to say what they have been doing.

2. Make an information poster about meerkats. Use sub-headings e.g. Definition, Appearance, Habitat, Diet, Babies, Interesting Facts.

3. Create an invitation for a 'Welcome Home' party for Sunny.

Sunny the meerkat lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close . . . so close, in fact, that one day Sunny decides it's just too crowded and packs his bags. He's off to visit his mongoose cousins. But from the watery world of the Marsh Mongoose to the nocturnal lifestyle of the Malagasy Mongoose, Sunny just doesn't fit in. And who's that shadowy figure who seems to be following him around?

Age UK Trafford

I'm sure you have heard of the amazing achievements of Captain Tom Moore who has raised £18 million for the NHS this week by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.

There may be people of a similar age to Captain Tom in our local community who are missing friends and family. It would be lovely for them to receive a letter or picture from you to brighten their day.

There is a template and further information in the attachment below.

Traction Man is Here!

We love Traction Man!
Watch the 'Traction Man is Here' story that we have read in class.
Can you write another adventure for Traction Man set in your house?
Create sensational villain names for the cheese grater, a whisk or a toothbrush.
‘Oh no! Traction Man has been captured by callous Colonel Clock!’

We would love to see your stories. Remember to share on Class Dojo.

Mr. Bragg reads Traction Man is Here! by Mini Grey. Traction Man is a treasured toy who goes on amazing adventures with his very special pet.

Week Beginning: 14.4.20.

This week's maths is some work on fractions and then we begin measuring. Remember to share on Class Dojo.

The Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives Song

ROCK 'N' ROLL GRAMMAR! Anchor Creative Education specialise in leading creative literacy sessions in primary schools across the UK. Anchor use a variety of d...

Spring Clean the World

White Rose Maths

We follow White Rose maths at St. Teresa's. Have a look at this week's resources. Each day there is a Powerpoint to watch and an activity to go with it. This week, we are working on fractions as we have been in class.

Get Healthy and Active!




Welcome to Y2.


The class teachers are Ms Watkins and Mrs Jones. Ms Watkins is in class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs Jones is in class on Thursday and Friday.

Our Teaching Assistant Mrs Maskew supports in class throughout the week.  

KS1 tests

A short video aimed at parents to give outline information about the new National Curriculum tests.