St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Growing and learning together, as part of God’s family, to be the best we can be.

Brook Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 5HL

020 8953 3753

admin@stteresas.herts.sch.uk

Welcome to Year 2

A warm welcome to Year 2 at St.Teresa's.
 
Year 2 marks the children's last year of Key Stage One so they are the eldest of the infants. In year 2 we strive to set an example to all and are role models to the younger children. 
 

Year 2 enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum based on developing their knowledge and skills across the subjects to prepare them for their KS2 learning as well as mastering and embedding all their learning from Foundation and year 1. 

In year 2 we work towards becoming proud independent learners and are responsible for self marking our home learning, organising our guided reading activities and getting our own learning resources ready. We work closely as a Key Stage  with our year 1 class in our shared topic lessons, trips, workshops, collective worship sessions and maintaining our shared garden area. Not to forget our assemblies and Nativity productions! 

Please keep checking back to see our wonderful videos and pictures so you view our latest learning and challenges.  

The team look forward to working together with parents to ensure all children are ‘growing and working together as God’s family to be the best we can be’. 

Mrs Hatton and Mrs Liffchak

Class email address for parents to use if you need to contact Mrs Hatton or Mrs Liffchak directly about your child's learning Year2@stteresas.herts.sch.uk

All other communication should be directed to the school office admin@stteresas.herts.sch.uk

Autumn 1 Term learning -2021

The children have all settled back well into St Teresa’s and are enjoying being in Year 2.

The class has spent time in Literacy looking at a book called The Lost Spells by Robert MacFarlane while looking in more depth at the British Wildlife and what animals you find there.  They went for walk in the Forest School to see what they could find and then learned more about foxes before writing their own acrostic poems about different animals.  The children have been creating some excellent pieces of writing based on a book called ‘Scaredy Squirrel’ and what is needed to be the perfect friend to each other.

In Numeracy the children have been refreshing their memory on counting in 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s as well as identifying odd and even numbers. 

The class has been creating and learning their own dance in their indoor PE lessons.  They have been using expression and working either on their own or in small groups to create a dance that tells the story of the Gunpowder Plot. 

In History, the children have been learning about the Great Fire of London and the events which led to it.  They have also created wonderful pieces of artwork to go with this topic which are displayed in the classroom.

The children have enjoyed taking part in a couple of workshops learning more about Shabbat and Black History Month.

Autumn 2 Term learning -2021

What a busy half term we have had!  The children have enjoyed looking at ‘Augustus and his smile’ as well as creating lost posters for items they have misplaced in the past, when we were looking at ‘Where’s my teddy?’

The children have continued their learning with place value as well as looking at the equals and inequality symbols. We have practised telling the time to o’clock, half past and quarter past the hour.

Thank you for all the empty tissue boxes which were sent in, as the children have now started to build their fire engines.  They are enjoying being able to design them and put their ideas into reality during their Design and Technology lessons.

The children really enjoyed their day learning about COP26 and thinking about how they can help combat climate change themselves in what they do each day.

The children have kept active this term with their PE lessons and have been looking at circuit training.  They have been completing a couple of exercises each week and hope to them complete the whole circuit in one go nearer the end of term.

With Christmas approaching, our RE lessons have been focussing on Advent and the Annunciation.  The children have been learning about the four Sundays of Advent and how they symbolise Hope, Love, Joy and Peace and how they can also show examples of these to those around them.

We hope you enjoy St. Teresa’s Nativity this year and we wish you a safe and peaceful Christmas. We look forward to seeing you in 2022.

What a busy half term we have had!  The children have enjoyed looking at ‘Augustus and his smile’ as well as creating lost posters for items they have misplaced in the past, when we were looking at ‘Where’s my teddy?’

The children have continued their learning with place value as well as looking at the equals and inequality symbols. We have practised telling the time to o’clock, half past and quarter past the hour.

Thank you for all the empty tissue boxes which were sent in, as the children have now started to build their fire engines.  They are enjoying being able to design them and put their ideas into reality during their Design and Technology lessons.

The children really enjoyed their day learning about COP26 and thinking about how they can help combat climate change themselves in what they do each day.

The children have kept active this term with their PE lessons and have been looking at circuit training.  They have been completing a couple of exercises each week and hope to them complete the whole circuit in one go nearer the end of term.

With Christmas approaching, our RE lessons have been focussing on Advent and the Annunciation.  The children have been learning about the four Sundays of Advent and how they symbolise Hope, Love, Joy and Peace and how they can also show examples of these to those around them.

We hope you enjoy St. Teresa’s Nativity this year and we wish you a safe and peaceful Christmas. We look forward to seeing you in 2022.