St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Barnoldswick
Lancashire BB18 5EN

01282 813045

In May 2017 St. Joseph's was graded as 'GOOD' by OFSTED. We are very proud of this. Ofsted stated 'Effective leadership and teaching have ensured that the school’s end-of-key-stage test results are now significantly above the national expected average in all areas reported on'.

Class 2

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If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 2 please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Honeyman or Miss Naylor, the class teachers.



How many of you have read ‘The Wind in the Willows’? We will be reading, listening to and watching the story over the next few weeks; exploring the characters and their adventures. We are looking forward to lots of writing; creating exciting sentences with capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and commas. The children will progress with their handwriting; developing a clear style with correct letter formation and aiming to be ‘Handwriting Heroes’! The children will also work on identifying and using nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in sentences and learning the terminology.



We will further develop calculation skills using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will recall and use number facts, including doubles, number-bonds to 10, 20 and 100 and times-table facts. We will explore patterns in numbers and compare and order numbers. Partitioning will help us to add and subtract larger numbers.


Religious Education

Our themes are Eastertide and Miracles. We will reflect on the events after Easter including Jesus’ appearance to the disciples and learn about the feast of the Pentecost. We will learn about the Holy Spirit, our special helper. Later in the term we will learn about some of the miracles that Jesus performed during his life.



Our ‘Uses of Everyday Materials’ topic continues from last term. We will be exploring the properties of materials and developing lots of useful vocabulary; is it shiny, soft, transparent or brittle? We will then take what we have learnt about materials and apply it; carrying out practical investigations and learning about comparative and fair testing.




In PHSE we will continue our Journey in Love. We will build on the previous work on family and this term we will look at the spiritual family of God.  We will also look at feelings; working on our ability to name, describe and recognise different feelings in ourselves and others.



Linked to our ‘outdoorsy’ theme, we will focus on landscape artists; giving the children a taste of work by Seurat and Cezanne and the more modern work of David Hockney. They will have a go at creating their own landscapes, using a range of media, in the style of some of these artists.



This term we will be outside, working on our athletic skills. We hope to run faster, jump further and throw more accurately as the term progresses! Sports Day will then give an opportunity for the children to take part in an athletic event and showcase these skills whilst you cheer them on!



We will be using the Lancashire Music Service 'Charanga' this term. This is a lively, fun, interactive resource to develop the children's understanding of rhythm and pitch. We are all looking forward to learning lots of new songs.



We will develop our ability to save and store our work and to manipulate text and images to produce and change our end product. In our online safety lessons we will build upon our learning from previous terms. We will develop our understanding of trust and looking for qualities that indicate if a person is trustworthy. We will look at different situations where it would be wise to turn to a trusted adult for help.



Spelling - These will be sent out each Friday for a test in school the following Friday.

The children will bring home a new homework grid full of fun activities linked to our learning in school. We look forward to seeing more of the fabulous work they have done in our homework celebration sessions.


Your child is now much more confident with decoding and reading. Please continue to listen to them daily as they grow in confidence and develop an enjoyment of reading. Visit the library and start to look for a few books by an author they enjoy so they can begin to talk about favourite authors. It might be Julia Donaldson or the fabulous Oliver Jeffers or Roald Dahl Try and find time to curl up and share favourite books together in your home language too.



In Class 2 we love to read lots of different books and practise our reading skills. Click on the picture to read Ebooks at the Oxford Owl reading site.

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Long Term Planning



Please find below an outline of the topics covered in your child's class. We are currently in Year A of the two year cycle.

If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 2 please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Honeyman or Miss Naylor, the class teachers.

Class 2 Long Term Plan Year A 2016 - 2017.pdfDownload
Class 2 Long Term Plan Year B 2017 - 2018.pdfDownload
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