St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Year 2          Miss Bools       Term 4 

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Class Newsletter

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WOW! We are half way through the year and what a lot we have learnt!  However, there is still much more to do, especially as we start getting ready for doing our end of Key Stage Tests at the end of May. 

This term you will be having Mrs Jameson to teach you for an afternoon a week.  Your PE sessions will be on a Friday, Thursday focusing on gymnastics skills.  

During Term 4 your Homework start to include the some extra activities for you to have a go at if you want to.  These will be some Maths activities as well as some punctuation and grammar tasks.  

At home you can help yourself get ready by:  

  • Play on Sumdog – Use your login at home and practise those Maths games.  
  • Learn your spellings- You have been getting spellings for a while now and it is important that you practise your words a little every day, this will mean that you will remember them and use them in your writing which will help improve the quality of your work.  
  • Practise your Reading- You all get a reading book from school to read at home.  Remember as well as reading the books it is important to talk about what is happening in the story.  
  • Complete Homework Tasks- Make sure you do your best and try doing your homework by yourself in a quiet place, so that you have a good practice of the things we have been doing in school. If you have any difficulties you can always talk to us about it, or a grown up could write a note on your homework. You will get homework on Fridays and you must bring it back by the next Thursday.  
  • Learn your times tables- Remember that we are focusing on the 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s.  

Our next topic is ‘What’s on a safari?’ 

We have already talked about this question and have thought about the different ways we can explore this topic.  As usual you came up with some really interesting and creative ideas.  As the term goes on we will be investigating the country of Kenya and learning all about what life is like there.  We will also explore how different plants and animals.    

In English are going to look instructional writing and traditional tales from other cultures.

In our Maths learning we will be covering many different areas and revising addition and subtraction methods.  We will also be focusing on learning about fractions of shapes and numbers and learning about number sequences. 

We are currently still exploring our Sacramental topic looking at the importance of the Eucharist before leading into our Lenten Topic which will be called Giving. Remember that prayers are a powerful way that we can help others, so please take the time to say the following prayer at home:  

Creator God, 

who made our beautiful world, 

appointed us as its guardians and gifted us with everything we need, 

forgive us for the times we cause it harm; 

for the times our way of life affects our neighbours. 

Inspire us to care for the environment; 

to help rebuild lives and communities; 

to share in the grief’s and anxieties, 

joys and hopes of all your people, 

so that all your creation may flourish. 


To help you with your learning I have put some websites below for you to use. And don’t forget that we have all the amazing activities on the ‘Sumdog’ website that you can explore. Maybe you have a favourite website that you use.  Let me know the address and we can add it to the website.