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All Saints

C of E Primary School

Our All Saints family shall arise and

shine for the light of The Lord is upon us.









St Mary

Our All Saints family shall ARISE and shine for the light of The Lord is upon us


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Class teacher: Miss Daly

Teaching assistant: Mrs Abraham


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Year 2


In Term 5&6 our topic is called 'Movers and Shakers'

In our Movers and Shakers project, we will learn five statements from Dawson's model that will help us identify people who are historically significant, we will use the words year, decade and century to describe dates and times. We will study the life and impact of a significant person in the locality and of 10 significant individuals from around the world. We will complete in-depth studies of significant explorers Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, and significant activists Emmeline Pankhurst and Rosa Parks and think carefully about the impact of their actions. Finally we will carry out an independent study of a significant person from the past and learn about people who are significant today. We will learn how significant people are commemorated and design and visit a memorial for a person we have studied.


Knowledge Organiser

At the beginning of each new term, children will take home a 'Knowledge Organiser'.  This contains relevant information about the current topic. It also has three key questions which the children will aim to answer by the end of the topic. Children may also wish to extend their learning beyond the knowledge organiser if they have a specific interest in the topic.

Please use the knowledge organiser as a starting point for any extra study. The information on these sheets should be easily recalled by the children once the topic is completed.



Core Subject Priorities

Our school priorities this year are maths, writing and challenge.

Children will be given opportunities to complete a maths challenge each day during their maths lesson. The children are also able to do our weekly maths challenge to further develop their maths skills.

Children will be given at least one designated writing session each week to develop writing skills and to develop their ability to write for long periods of time. Children are also encouraged to complete termly curriculum challenges.



Behaviour expectations

St Mary class are expected to follow the School’s Golden rules at all times and are encouraged and rewarded for being ‘green to go’.

The Golden Rules are:


  • We respect and follow our school values.
  • We work hard to achieve and shine brightly.
  • We listen carefully and follow instructions.
  • We are kind, gentle. inclusive and supportive.
  • We look after property.
  • We are safe and honest so everyone can enjoy school.



If, after a reminder, a child continues to break a rule, their name will be moved on our class traffic lights. All children begin each day on green and each subsequent colour (yellow, orange and red) has a number of possible consequences, such as loss of play time. If a child has to move their name, they given the opportunity to earn their way back to green by sticking to the golden rules and showing “green to go” behaviour.



During each day, Children are also rewarded with stickers and Dojos.  The daily winner of the Dojo pick a prize from the class treasure chest! Also, each term, the children choose a treat and, working as a class, they aim to collect a number of aliens to earn the class reward. This term the children voted to have a movie afternoon with snacks.

Homework in Year 2

Homework will be sent home on a Friday. There will be a maths and a literacy task for the children to complete. Homework should be returned to school by the following Thursday. In addition, children are expected to read their book, sent home from school, and to practise the 2, 5 and 10 times tables every night.  Click on the yellow maths games star below to find a number of links to websites which will help children practise times tables and other maths skills. Children will have a daily spelling test in their RWI group and there is a link below to the common exception words which children are expected to be able to read and spell by the end of Year 2.  




In Year 2, the children will do PE twice a week on Monday and Wednesday.  Children should bring their PE kit into school at the beginning of term and it will be sent home at the end of term .We will be outside on Wednesday so please ensure your child has suitable clothing. Children may need jogging bottoms if we are outside as the weather changes. Children must be able to take out their earrings before the lesson and are responsible for looking after these. If your child is unable to remove their earrings, they must come to school with tape on their ears or you can show your child how to apply the tape themselves before the lesson.



Year 2 Common Exception Words

If your child is registered with the school as having specific special learning needs, please look at the links below for further information and support. Thank you.

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Our All Saints family shall arise and

shine for the light of The Lord is upon us.