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St Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School

We follow Jesus every day in all we do and all we say

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St Peter-in-Chains RC Infant School

We follow Jesus every day in all we do and all we say

Year 2 - Sycamore

Welcome to Sycamore Class!

Class teacher: Mrs. Peters



Religious Education

Religious Education is central to all that we do and Collective worship and celebration are an essential part of this. Please pray with your children at home and help them learn the school prayers and the Our Father.


Our RE topics this half term are  Books and Thanksgiving.


In Books the children will be exploring  the different types of books and why we need them. They will learn how the Bible is the most important book used by Christians as it is the Word of God and how it should be treated with reverence and respect. They will learn how the Bible is divided into the Old and the New Testament and how it is like a library of books. They will also learn that the New Testament contains the Gospels and they will discover the names of the Gospel writers. They will look at how the Gospel is used at mass and how it is greeted and why.



Our topic this half term is



We will be exploring a variety of writing styles this half term. They will be encouraged to use adjectives  in their writing. We will focus on the correct use of full stops and capital letters and the children will begin to learn how to use commas. We will also learn how to use capital letters for names, places and titles.

Throughout the week the children will read as a class, individually and in groups. They will be reading a range of texts - fiction, non-fiction and poetry. They will use their knowledge to work out, predict and check the meanings of unfamiliar words and to make sense of what they have read. We will be working on developing the children's comprehension skills and showing them how to go beyond the literal and deduce meaning from a text. It would be great if you could support this level of questioning at home. Please ask if you need any help with this. 

Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

In grammar the children will continue to work on the four different types of sentence;





They will continue to refine and use their knowlegde of adjectives, verbs and nouns.


They will also develop their use of punctuation and they should be really proficient at using full stops and question marks now and should begin to use commas in a list.


In our phonics sessions we continuing with Phase 6. We will be learning about suffixes and prefixes.
The children will have a ‘spelling quiz’ on Friday.

In numeracy, the children will be developing their knowledge of  place value and applying it to addition and subtraction. They will be learning different methods to solve addition and subtraction problems such as blank number lines and partitioning and recombining.  They will also be learning about multiplication and division and different ways of working out the answer. In addition the children will be learning about fractions, halving and doubling.
They will learn the names for common 2D and 3D shapes and should be able to sort them and describe some of their features, e.g. number of sides, corners, edges and faces.
They will be also learning the vocabulary related to time, length,and measure using standard units; minutes, hours, centimetres and metres. 
In science the children will be developing their scientific thinking through an engaging topic about Marvellous Materials. They will be identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.

They will investigate how the shape of objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. throu

The children will be using the Paint programme to create pictures in the style of different artists such as Jackson Pollock.

As historians the children will be finding out all about a famous person from the past ;                                                        Florence Nightingale

Through secondary sources including pictures, books, artefacts and drama workshops
they will find out what she did in her life and why she is remembered today.

Art and Design 
The children will explore the use of different materials in art. We will use a variety of materials to create collages and think about how to use pencils to create texture and shade in our drawings.
In music the children will play musical instruments and create musical patterns. They will use their voices expressively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

This half term our PE focus is Dance. 

Curriculum Meeting