Y2M 2018 - 2019

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 'Books' where we explore our experience of different books at home and at school, and reveal the books used in Church on a Sunday by the parish and 'Thanksgiving' where we explore different ways to say thank you, and reveal that Eucharist/Mass is a time of thanksgiving in Church.



This half term we will be looking at the Losing tale, 'Owl Babies' through Talk4Writing, which means that we will learn it, innovate upon it and then create our own Losing tale. We will then be learning how to write an explanation text for the Life Cycle of an Owl. After that, we will be using the same format to write another explanation text for an animal. We will be learning how to use adjectives and adverbs in our writing, using inverted commas for speech and applying spelling rules for plurals (-s, -es and -ies).

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  at Division, recall and use our times tables for 2, 3s, 5s and 10s for division, using concrete objects, mental strategies, number lines and blank number lines, and pictoral strategies. We will be applying it to a unit of measure, to solve missing box calculations, word problems and reasoning problems. We will then be looking at Fractions as related to division, finding, naming and recognising thirds, quarters and halves of length, shapes and quantities, recognising equivalent fractions and counting in fractions. 



Our topic this term will be 'Life on Earth', looking at 'Animals including Humans' and 'Living Things and their Habitats'. We will be identifying and naming a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats, and looking at the offspring and life cycles of animals, including humans. We will also be finding out about what animals and humans need to survive (water, food, air) and what helps them to survive (shelter, etc).

Art and DT

We will be exploring, designing and making recycled bird feeders for birds in our local area. They will need to have appropriate materials and food on them. We will put the feeders up and explore how successful they are at providing for the needs of the birds, and adapting to the local weather.


We will be looking at what coding is, how to use it and how to debug computer codes. We will be using Daisy Dino and Scracth Junior as apps.


We will be using pitched percussion in ensemble work with Charanga. We will begin to control timbre and develop an awareness of audience and other performers. We will identify and use musical notation.


Get Set for Life

We will be looking at Say No to Bullying with Mrs Clein. This includes looking at how they can be friends, what bullying is, how to recognise it and how to help those being bullied.



P.E. is every Thursday afternoon so P.E. kits will need to be brought in on this day every week. We are learning Agility, Balance and Coordination. 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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