Y2H 2018 - 2019

Miss Holme

Year 2 Teacher

Welcome to Year 2 at Holy Family with Miss Holme and Mrs Lynch.

We hope that during the year you will enjoy finding out about all the wonderful things we will be learning about in our lessons. To keep up to date with what is happening inside our classroom follow us on twitter @HolyFamilyL8_2H

This half term we will be covering:

Come and See

Our Come and See topics are 'Beginnings.’ We will begin by exploring the many beginnings each day offers and will reveal that God is present in every beginning.

We will also be finding out about Shabbat in Judaism, discovering why Saturday is God's special day and looking at the Shabbat blessings.


This half term we will be reading and retelling the story 'Toby and the Great Fire of London' by Margaret Nash. This will be taught through Talk4Writing. From this we will be writing diaries and newspaper reports. We will be doing lots of cross curricular work, applying our Historical knowledge. Everything we learn in English and Phonics we will be applying to other areas of the curriculum, writing sentences and narratives in other topics.

We have daily phonic lessons which are carried out in Read Write Inc and Guided Reading sessions to look at reading comprehension, as well as handwriting and grammar.

Every Monday from their Read Write Inc lessons your child will get spellings to learn at home.


We will be looking at Number and Place Value, counting, comparing, ordering, reading and writing numbers up to 100, and counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s. We will then look at Addition and Subtraction, adding and subtracting numbers up to 100, using concrete objects, mental strategies, number lines and blank number lines, and partitioning. We will also keep practising our number bonds to 20 to get super speedy.


Our topic this term will be 'Uses of Everyday Materials'. We will learn the uses and properties of different materials. We will be finding out about how materials can change shape when we bend, squash, twist or stretch them. We will be applying all of this to finding out what material of water bottle will squirt water the furthest to put out a fire, and why the Great Fire of London spread so far and so fast, using our knowledge of building materials.


We will be learning about the Great Fire of London in 1666. We will look at the roles of key people such as Samuel Pepys and King Charles II. We will be looking at similarities and differences between firefighters then and now, and the city of London then and now.


We will be learning about the Great Fire of London in 1666. We will look at the key human and physical landmarks of London, then and now, and learning about and mapping the four capital cities of the United Kingdom.

Art and DT

We will be looking at making bread, using a variety of flavours, just as they would have done in the Pudding Lane Bakery in 1666. We will be drawing houses from 1666 and improving our use of tone and shade, before we then choose and join materials together to create 3D houses from 1666.


Mrs Delve is teaching us Music, where we will be working on listening and responding to music. We will identify key features and become familiar with basic tempo and rhythm.

Get Set for Life

We will be looking at New Beginnings with Mrs Clein. This includes looking at themselves as a part of the community, and developing a safe, warm and welcoming community for all.


P.E. is every Thursday afternoon, so P.E. kits will need to be brought in on these days every week. During these sessions we will be focussing on Agility, Balance and Control, and Gymnastics.


Should you ever wish to discuss anything about your child, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 2 team in order to arrange an appointment. Alternatively you can contact the office if you wish to request an appointment.

We look forward to working with your children this year!

Miss Holme and Mrs Lynch

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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Upper Essex Street

Liverpool, L8 6QB


0151 709 3672