Year 2

Topic Guide 

Our Topic Guide for Autumn Term 1

Here are some of Our photos from Our Seasons Day at Rutland Water.

Our key learning this week: 

Maths - The Inverse operation addition and subtraction.

Writing a story about The owl who was afraid of the dark.

Gymnastics and swimming  - Tuesday

Please remember coats and water bottles - Thank you

On Monday we will be at Rutland Water for our seasons day. All children will need a packed lunch, wellies and a warm coat.

On Friday it is our harvest liturgy at 9.30. Children can come to school in non uniform for Cafods brighten up the Harvest campaign. We ask for a donation of £1. Also we will be holding our annual collection for Rutland Foodbank- tins, sugar,pasta, rice, chocolate, coffee are all accepted. Thank you.

Here are some Photos from our seasons day at Rutland Water.

We learnt alot about Oakham.

Week Commencing 9.10.17

We were really Lucky to have a visit this morning from Eve, Rebecca and spaniel Teddy this morning.

We learnt lots about the job of a vet including looking at bones, ticks, fleas and bandages.  We also dressed up as surgeons bandaged others and used a stethescope to listen to Teddy's heartbeat. It was a fantastic morning and we are very grateful to our visitors.

We have been having physical literacy lessons and this week our focus was ladder work and balancing!!

On Monday Morning we visited Oakham Library. We were the first class to visit the new library and it looked amazing!! We shared the new Julia Donaldson story about 5 ugly animals and then chose some library books of our own to bring back to school.

Our challenge is for everyone in our class to be a member of the library - so y2 have promised to take their families for a visit to sign up soon.

We have had a busy couple of days getting used to our new classroom.

Here we are ...Year 2


Important Dates for This Term- SWIMMING BEGINS ON A TUESDAY MORNING (Letter to confirm date and payment)

Thursday 21st September-Parents RE workshop at St Joseph's Church

RESCHEDULED for Thursday 12th October at St Joseph's Church 

Tuesday 3rd October- Parish /school mass led by Year 2

Thursday 5th October- Visit from Oakham Vets with a dog  (Please let Mrs Topping know if your child is nervous around dogs)

Friday 6th October-Parents Drop in For Numeracy/Literacy 9.45-11.45

Tuesday 10th October-Open Afternoon

Friday 13th October- School Harvest Liturgy 9.15 (END OF TERM)

This week's homework to be returned to school by Wednesday

Group 1 and 2 Comprehension

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly)

By the end of keystage 1 children are expected to be able to read and spell these words.

Additional ways to support your child/book lists:

Read Write Inc.

We use the phonics scheme Read Write Inc. at English Martrys. This PowerPoint presentation explains how it works.

Please click here for worksheets to help with formation of letters to practice with your child at home. 


Homework Expectations – Year 2

Homework will be set every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Pupils are expected to complete all set tasks. 

Additionally, children must read and record their reading in their diaries at least three times each week. 

Work in their homework books is expected to be of the same standard as work in school, with neat handwriting, diagrams in pencil and care take to include appropriate punctuation and good spelling.

House points will be awarded for good work each week.

Reading Advice for Parents

A useful Booklet forparents