St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

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Class 2

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.



We start the term with one of Miss Naylor’s favourite books ‘Stuck’ by Oliver Jeffers- see if you can find some of his other books in the local library or bookshop. We will be using it to inspire writing of our own; making our sentences more complex and interesting and developing our use of grammar and punctuation.



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. We will apply our maths and reading skills to problem solving activities.


Religious Education 

Our themes are Resurrection and The Birth of the Church. We will reflect on the events after Easter including Jesus’ appearance to the disciples and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. We will look at these events and what that means for us today and reflect on times when sadness turns to joy.



 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.


We will develop our work on materials investigating how materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. We will make predictions, perform simple tests and record our investigations.




We’re hoping for some sunshine as our Geography topic takes us outside to do some fieldwork. We will be studying the Geography of our school grounds and the key natural and man-made features there. We will need to use compass directions, aerial photographs, plans and maps to help us



Linked to our ‘Great Outdoors’ 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.



Again, we look forward to the warmer weather! 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 combine these two important subjects through a theme of ‘Friendship’ this term. We will listen to and appraise a range of pieces of music and also involve the children in singing, playing instruments and even some composing.



We will develop our ability to save and store our work and to manipulate text and images to produce and change our end product. We will continue to develop our coding skills, beginning to create and debug simple programs.  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.




As previously, most children will bring home a weekly list of spellings to learn for a test each Friday. Children in Year 2 will get a piece of Maths or English to consolidate what they have learnt in class each week. Year 1 children have a new Summer Term homework grid full of fun activities linked to our learning in school- we look forward to displaying some of this work in class on our designated board.




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 Oliver Jeffers , the wonderful Julia Donaldson or Roald Dahl .Try and find time to curl up and share favourite books together in your home language too.


Dolphin Day

The children in Class 2 organised a bake sale to raise money to adopt a dolphin after learning about threats to dolphin survival in their recent topic. 


Class 2 was invaded by dragons when they went on a dragon hunt and then created their own dragon models.

Autumn Walk

Class 2 went on an Autumn Walk to Victory Park. They explored the area looking for signs that Autumn had arrived. They saw lots of berries, and leaves that had changed colour, collecting some of the leaves to take back to school.

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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