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St Augustine

Of Canterbury

C of E Primary School

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Gentleness (Year 2) Class & Home Learning


Welcome to Gentleness class with Ms Hodson .

Our Teaching Assistants are Ms Sewell and Ms Bishop 


Year 2 is an extremely important year, as the children finish their time in Key Stage 1 and we aim to support them with fun and challenging lessons to develop a passion for learning so that they are ready to move into Key Stage 2 .



In Autumn 1 we will be reading  2 stories from ' The story tree'  which will allow the children to write an alternative story, to understand another characters perspective and to write instructions. In Science we are looking into humans and animals. We will be making observations and comparing the basic needs of animals and humans. In Maths we will be focusing on place value, addition and subtraction; we will be moving onto problem solving in order for the children to gain a deeper understanding of the individual skills learnt. The children have now been taught the 2x, 5x, 10x and we will continue to practice these along with 3x table, so these are learnt off-by-heart.



All pupils are expected to read, or be read to, for at least 10 minutes every night and a comment written in their reading record book, along with your signature. Please ensure their reading book and reading record are in school everyday. We will change books every Friday.  

Please support your child's reading by asking them questions about what they have read/you have read, as this will ensure their understanding of the text. 



Homework is sent home on Fridays and should be returned by Wednesday. For this first half term the children will be set Maths homework to cover missed curriculum learning from year 1. In addition they will have Literacy or Topic work to help to consolidate the current weeks learning.  


Each piece is an opportunity for your child to share their learning with you. Please make sure their work is completed in line with the high expectations of the school. 


Spellings and Times Tables

Spellings will be undertaken each week and children will be expected to learn these, as they will be tested weekly.

They will have their times table test every other week on Friday's. 

To support your children's times table learning, attached to the front cover of their reading record is their personal login details for times table rock stars, a wonderful resource to help your child learn their times tables.  



PE is on a Wednesday Morning . Please ensure that your child arrives to school wearing their PE kit and that earrings are removed.


Children must wear appropriate PE kit - white top with black shorts or tracksuit bottoms with plimsolls or trainers and school jumper for each lesson. This half term your child will be looking at ball control, throwing and catching skills. 


Jumpers and book bags

Please can you ensure that your child's name is written on their school jumper, to ensure we are able to return lost and found jumpers to the correct child.  In addition your child is required to bring their book bag everyday.



We look forward to working with you and your child this term.  

Medium term plans Autumn 1