St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

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Class 2

 Class 2 Summer Newsletter 2021.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 DeCarteret via Class Dojo.


We begin the term with The Highway Rat! Many of the children will be familiar with Julia Donaldson stories from books such as Zog; we will be reading the other stories by Julia Donaldson. See if you can find some of her other books in the local library or bookshop. We will be using Highway Rat 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.




Class 2 Science this half term is 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. We are also learning about the work of Lowry and creating our own work in the style of Lowry. Ask your child what they know already!



This term the children will develop familiarity with the keyboard – spacebar, backspace, shift, enter. They will make changes and save and retrieve their work. We will be using our new laptops.



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!



We will continue to use the ‘Journey in Love’ programme to talk about how we grow and change.



‘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.




 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.



As previously, most children will bring home a weekly list of spellings to learn for a test each Monday. Please look on dojo for homework pieces. Also, remember e-books are readily available and a great resource for the children.




Long Term Planning



Please find below an outline of the topics covered in your child's class. 

If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 2 please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs De Carteret, the class teacher.

 Class 2 Long Term Plan 2020-21 FINAL.pdfDownload
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 Class 2 Long Term Plan Cycle B 2019-20 FINAL.pdfDownload
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