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St Joseph's Catholic

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Inspired by the life of St Joseph, we live, love and learn together

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What will be new in Year 2?

In Year 2 the cohort are now the oldest in the class and we like to think of them as the role models in the class. It is lovely to see how much they've matured and are ready to show the other year 2s joining us and the year 1 joining us how we 'run the show' in class 2!


Spellings: Instead of the Phonics for reading based lessons in Year 2 we move onto Phase 6 phonics which is based on spelling patterns. Please revise the spelling of Year 1 and 2 common exception words to support your child's spelling. Once secure in these they move onto learning the patterns for spelling tests. 


Focus on Grammar and punctuation: In year 2 we also focus much more on the terminology linked to grammar and punctuation so please encourage your child to use the correct terms. 

More info on spelling patterns/common exception words and terminology is in the star folder 'Helping your child prepare for Year 2'. 


Timestables Rockstars - This app is incredible and hugely supports fluency in timestables and how to apply this to division and missing number word problems. If your child has not yet got a login to use this then please as for one. If they do have a login please encourage regular usage. Any problems with login please contact Miss Francis.