St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

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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 Ellison via Class Dojo.


We start with a space-themed story 'The Way Back Home’, and then will begin a non-fiction unit about Neil Armstrong.



This term we will be developing our knowledge of place value by comparing 3 numbers up to 50 and counting forwards and backwards to 100. We will solve missing number problems involving addition and subtraction and tart to apply our problem skills to multiplication and division.


Religious Education 

Our first RE topic is all about Eastertide. We learn all about the  Easter story. Later, we will move onto the topic ‘The First Christians’ where we learn about how the disciples carried on spreading the word of God after Pentecost.


Science .  

Our topic this term is ‘Plants’. We will be earning to identify trees and plants in our local area and labelling the basic structure of a variety of plants.



We are learning all about our area, in particular doing fieldwork in the school grounds. We will be using compass points and maps to help us.



Our History topic this term is about intrepid explorers! We will be learning about Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.



We will be completing some textured art, developing our weaving skills.



This term we will learn about how plants we eat grow and using our knowledge of this to design and make our own smoothies. 



In Computing, we will be using Scratch Junior to create our own animations!


Year 1 will have PE on Monday and Friday. Year 2 will have PE on Monday. Children come to school in their PE kit. They can come in their trainers, and pumps should always be in school for indoor wear



We are learning how to deal with emergencies and who can help us. We will also focus on managing our feelings.



 Children in Class 2 should read their reading book out loud to an adult every night. If they are doing Read Write Inc, they should be reading the whole book. This is recorded in the green reading record.

The book and record must come to school every day to be checked or exchanged. The day the books are changed will vary depending on which reading group your child is in, but you will receive at least two per week. These should be re-read to ensure fluency. 


Library visit

Class 2 had a wonderful visit to Barnoldswick library . They listened to some stories and made some cards.

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 Ellison, the class teacher.

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