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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Year 2 – The Spiders

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

Welcome back! I hope you all had a great summer. Our class is called The Spiders.

Joining Miss Standing on the teaching team will be Mrs Daniels and Mrs Nyarko as classroom teaching assistants. Mrs Daniels will be in class each morning and Mrs Nyarko will be supporting on alternate Monday afternoons. Miss Crane will cover the class on a Thursday. 

For your information, children in year 2 will have PE lessons on a Tuesday and Thursday and PE kits (a red t-shirt, white shorts and plimsolls) should be in school at all times. Wellington boots can be left in school on the boot rack outside the classroom. Forest school will start in term 2.

Reading books will be changed every Thursday. The children will need their books in school every day and it would be fantastic if you could read with your child as regularly as possible at home and ask questions about the books they have read to help them understand the content.

Your child will have weekly spellings to learn and will be sent home with a number bonds/ multiplication sheet which they will work through at their own pace and achieve rewards as they learn them. Occasionally, the children will have homework tasks to do.

Children will come into school through the KS1 entrance and will be picked up outside the Forest School room (between years 4 and 6).

Please don’t hesitate to make an appointment to see me if you have any issues you would like to discuss. Additionally, if anyone can spare their time to volunteer in school and hear readers please get in touch.

I am really looking forward to teaching year 2!

Yours sincerely,

Miss Standing


Autumn overview 2017 Year 2 (Spiders)


  • Count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forward and backward
  •  recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones)
  •  Recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently, and derive and use related facts up to 100
  • Add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations, and mentally, including:
  • a two-digit number and ones
  • a two-digit number and tens
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables, including recognising odd and even numbers
  • Time facts
  • Money


  • Finding Tale – Where the wild things are
  • Persuasive Text
  • Losing Tale – Dave and the tooth fairy
  • Explanation Text
  • Poetry


  • Materials



-Know what to look for in a website that will help to keep them safe

-Know that the information they put online leaves a 'digital footprint'

-Know what information is safe to share and what is personal and should not be shared online

-Know that not all websites are safe for them to visit and know some ways they can identify safe and unsafe websites

-Know how to avoid inappropriate websites by using safer searching

-Know  how to communicate online appropriately and identify when online communication is inappropriate and what to do if this happens


  • Programming


(includes Art/DT/ History and Geography)

The Great Fire of London


Using Charanga

  • Hands, feet and heart by Joanna Mangona: South African music
  • Christmas production – exploring lyrics, actions and melody


  • Invasion games – football and rugby
  • Multi-skills – throwing and catching, bats and balls
  • Dance



  • Useful phrases
  • Colours
  • Numbers
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year



  • The Chosen People
  • Mysteries