St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School,
West Close Road, Barnoldswick
BB18 5EN

01282 813045

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Class 2

 Class 2 Summer Newsletter 2019.pdfDownload
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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.


 We begin the term with Paddington Bear! Many of the children will be familiar with Paddington from the big screen; we will be reading the original stories by Michael Bond and enjoying Paddington’s arrival from Darkest Peru and some of his adventures in London.  See if you can find some of his other books in the local library or bookshop. We will be using Paddington to inspire writing of our own; making our sentences more complex and interesting and developing our use of grammar and punctuation



Term 3 is where we revisit some of the concepts learnt earlier in the year and take them to the next level. 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 Summer Term begins with the most important week in the religious calendar. We will learn about the different events of Holy Week leading to the Resurrection. We will think about how we celebrate this event on Easter Sunday. This topic makes us consider how sadness can turn to joy in our own lives. We will learn about the coming of the Holy Spirit and how the apostles experienced surprise. We will reflect on surprise in our own lives. We will learn about ‘doubting Thomas’ who didn’t always understand- just as we don’t always understand. Later in the term we will hear about Jesus’ miracles. You will find collections of Jesus’ miracle stories in the library- they make great bedtime stories; showing Jesus’ love and care for us.


Our Science Coordinator, Miss Shekleton, will be teaching Class 2 Science this half term and is really looking forward to getting stuck in to a topic all about Plants. The children will be taught to identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees and to describe their basic structure. They will go on to learn about plant growth and how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy. Why not have a go at growing your own plants at home- in a greenhouse, garden or just a yoghurt pot?



 We’re hoping for some sunshine later in the term as our Geography topic takes us outside to do some fieldwork. Our topic is called ‘Where I play’ so we will be studying the Geography of playground and the key natural and man-made features there. We will learn how to use compass directions, aerial photographs, plans and maps to find out about a place and will have a go at making our own maps.



Linked to our Science topic, we will use different media and materials to create our own 2D and 3D plants and flowers.



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!



 ‘Your Imagination’ is the theme for our Music this term. We will be listening to songs about imagination from Mary Poppins and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We will use a new song ‘Your Imagination’ as a starting point for work on improvisation, simple composition and playing the glockenspiel 




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.



(It’s still The Most Important Thing!)

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 or the wonderful Julia Donaldson or Francesca Simon? Try and find time to curl up and share favourite books together in your home language too.



Our Year 2s will be doing their SATs in the middle of May. The children will be tested on their Maths and English skills. Please be reassured that we deliver these tests in such a way as to ensure it is not stressful for the children; you can find information and a short video about the SATs under the ‘Parents’ tab of our website.


As part of our  English project based on the book The Pirates Next Door, Class 2 visited Barnoldswick library where we listened to stories and songs about pirates. 

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. 

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 2018-19.pdfDownload
 Class 2 Long Term Plan Year B 2017 - 2018.pdfDownload
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