Y2M 2019 - 2020

Miss McClelland

Year 2 Teacher

Welcome to Year 2M!

Our teachers are Miss McClelland and Mrs Henaghan.

We will be sharing lots of photographs of all our fabulous work on our Twitter class page. Follow us @HolyFamilyL8_2M

Homework is given out on a Friday and is due back by the following Thursday. There will be a Maths focus and an English focus.

This half term we will be covering:

Come and See

Our Come and See topics are 'Spread the Word' where we explore different ways to send and receive messages, and reveal that Pentecost is a time to spread the Good News of Jesus and 'Rules' where we explore  that there is a reason for rules in our Christian family and reveal the Sacrament of Reconciliation.



This half term we will be looking at descriptive writing from the story 'Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister. We will be describing the character of the Rainbow Fish and the setting of the ocean. We will then be looking at the poem, The Whale's Song. We will be learning how to use expanded noun phrases in our writing, eg. The small, green troll looked up at the looming, terrifying giant with three heads. We will be learning how to use apostrophes for contraction and apostrophes for possession. We will also be revising all of our grammar up until now: adjectives, nouns, verbs, adverbs, past tense and present tense, adding suffixes and using punctuation in sentences, questions and exclamation sentences.

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 cursive handwriting and grammar.

Every Monday from their Read Write Inc lessons your child will get spellings to learn at home. Can these please be returned on Friday?



We will be looking at Geometry, idenitfying and describing the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including 2D shapes on the surfaces of 3D shapes. We will then look at Position and Direction, with full, half and quarter turns clockwise or anti-clockwise, and Statistics, interpreting and constructing block diagrams, pictograms, tally charts and tables.



Our topic this term will be 'Commotion in the Ocean', looking at identifying and naming a variety of plants and animals in the ocean, and what animals eat and how they are dependent upon each other, through food chains. We will be investigating the suitability of the use of plastic, and how it impacts upon our oceans.


We will be locating and naming the UK's oceans and the five main world oceans. We will revisit the four countries and capital cities of the UK and the seven world continents.

Art and DT

We will be exploring the artwork, The Great Wave by Hokusai. We will be painting in the style of Hokusai, experimenting with colour, tone, tools and texture.


We will be looking at 'Let's Fix It', understanding what debugging means and applying this to Scratch, creating their own sprite and stage. The children will then program the sprite and debug their code.



We will be using rhythm in ensemble work with Charanga. We will read and interpret rhythm boxes, develop an awareness of other performers and begin to control timbre and technique.


Get Set for Life

We will be looking at Relationships with Mrs Clein. The children will explore feelings within the context of our important relationships including family and friends and how to cope with bereavement.

We will also be looking at RSE this term through Journey in Love. In Year 2, we will be looking at how we meet God's love in the community. We know that the Church is God's Family and that everybody in our school is a part of God's Family too.



P.E. is every Thursday afternoon so P.E. kits will need to be brought in on this day every week. We are learning all about Athletics. We also do the Daily Mile three times a week, where we run around our playground, aiming to reach 9 laps (1 mile). 

We hope you continue to enjoy looking at all the wonderful things we will be doing in class on our Twitter.


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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Upper Essex Street

Liverpool, L8 6QB


0151 709 3672

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