St Mary's RC Primary School, Oswaldtwistle

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13th October 19
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Welcome to Smith's Sloths class page!

Our teacher is Mrs Smith and our teaching assistant is Mrs Simcock

This is what we will be getting up to in Year 2 in this first Autumn Term…



In English we will be linking our History topic of ‘Castles’ to write a persuasive piece of writing to convince someone to visit our castle that we have designed. We will then move on to writing information about dragons. In our writing we will be learning the differences between nouns, adjectives and verbs and being to use them more in our sentences with super conjunctions too!


Our Author this term is Cressida Cowell who wrote all the ‘How to train your Dragon’ books! This fits in well with our castle and dragon theme. We always read our class book at the end of the day.


In maths we will be learning all about number and place value – making sure we look at the tens and ones and whether numbers are odd or even. We will also be making a start on learning our 2 times table’s using flash cards and songs in class. We will then start to look at numbers up to 100 and begin to use them in addition and subtraction sums!



We do our science lessons with Mrs Fenn and this term we will be looking at how humans grow and learning all about the human life cycle. We will also be looking at medicines and how we can stay healthy.


In history we will be learning all about castles and how they were used as well as learning all about William the Conqueror.


In art we will be doing painting, layering, printing and collage skills all linked to Autumn!




In PE we will be working on multi-skills with Accrington Stanley – have a look at the photos on our page to see what we've been up to!


In music we will be using ‘Charanga’ and learning songs and recognising and understanding pitch, pulse and rhythm




In RE we are asking the question 'Who made the world and everything in it?' We will be learning all about the creation story and begin understand and write our own Psalms to God.







Useful wesbites


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All subjects

Class Notices




We do PE on Friday morning. Please ensure your child has the correct kit with names on all items.

Reading Books

These will be changed on either Monday or Wednesday. Your child will know which day is their day and whether they are in Lemon or Lime group. Reading books will only be changed when the book can be read fluently and understood and it is signed by an adult. If you require two books per week please ask. Children are encouraged to read at home at least 3 times a week. This is important to ensure they progress well throughout the year.


Spellings are given out on a Friday and are tested the following Friday. Please help your child to practise and learn their spellings each week. Encourage your child to write the spellings and also to put them in to sentences to ensure that they understand the words meaning.


Homework is given out on a Wednesday and needs to be returned on a Monday. This gives  the children plenty of time to complete the work set and also opportunity to ask the teacher for help if required.