Year 2 Weekly Update

Maths: This week it was essential that the children had the opportunity to discuss and share strategies for checking addition and subtraction calculations. The children were reminded that checking calculations was not restricted to only using the inverse, alternatively, they were encouraged to use concrete resources, number lines and estimating as part of a wide […]

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Year 2 Weekly Update

RE: In RE we are learning to recognise and recall the story of baby Moses. In class, we read the story of when God chose Moses to help his people. We thought carefully about the feelings of each of the characters in the story. The children then selected a character and acted out their role […]

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2F Class Mass

Thank you to Father James for celebrating class mass with Class 2H this week. The theme of their mass was closely linked to their Religious Education learning- ‘The Chosen People’. It was also the feast of St Thérèse of Lisieux. She was part of God’s great plan just like us.  St. Thérèse is a role […]

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2F Mass

Thank you to Father James for celebrating class mass with Class 2F this week. This is the very first class mass of the school year. The theme of their mass was closely linked to their Religious Education learning- ‘The Chosen People’. The children read so clearly and confidently and they sang beautifully. It was wonderful […]

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Year 2 Weekly Update

On Friday, Year 2 travelled to Shoeburyness and immediately demonstrated their brilliant learning by pointing out all the different human and physical features that they could see. The behaviour of the children was outstanding and they were a real credit to St Catherine’s. The teachers were all very proud! Thank you to all involved for […]

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Year 2 Weekly Update

RE:  In our lessons the children heard the story of Abraham and they were invited to imagine that they were in Haran with Abraham. The children had the opportunity to ask and answer wondering questions, e.g. What questions do you think Abraham would have wanted to ask God? How was Abraham going to tell his […]

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Year 2 Weekly Update

Maths: This week, we have been learning to represent numbers to 100 using a range of concrete materials e.g. number beads, dienes and numicon. The children were asked to identify how many tens and ones were in each number. It is important for the children to understand that 1 ten is the same as 10 […]

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Year 2 Weekly Update

The children have settled extremely well in their new classes and there have been lots of happy smiley faces! Maths: This week, we spent some time recalling Maths previously taught in Year 1, activities included: ordering numbers, place value understanding, addition and subtraction learning and their knowledge of shapes. We were then able to move […]

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