St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Happy half term holiday everyone!


Welcome to Year 2!

                   The staff in Year 2:-

                    Mrs Slack - Class Teacher 
        Mrs Bedford - Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning

        Mrs Michaels is our Teaching Assistant

Our topic for this half term is The Mass.

We will learn and reflect on the importance of the celebration of the Mass. We will also learn about the readings at Mass and why we should listen to them, and learn that at the Offertory we offer gifts to God. We will also appreciate that at the Consecration the bread and wine are changed into Jesus.


At home
You could help your children by:
• reading some bible stories with them
• visit and complete activities.



Our Class Charity

Our class charity is the local RSPCA animal centre in Halifax.  We are collecting coins and have a  book bring and buy sale in class. 

We raised £46.20 with  our Christmas sweet hamper raffle! Thank you for your support.


This half term we will be having a spots and strips day!


We had a lovely visit from Lauren from the RSPCA in Halifax.  She told us all about the important work the centre does for animals in the local area.

Our theme for this half term is .....

What are things made from!

We will be finding out about what different things are made from and why.  We will looking at the materials used in a castle

Year 2 had a great day finding out about the 7 Habits of being a leader.  Can they tell you  about them and teach you any of the actions!  This is Begin with end in mind. 

So far we have looked at habits - Being Proactive and Begin with the end in mind.  Have you seen your child being more proactive at home?

We enjoyed our visit from the chicks. We held them and asked questions about how Year 5 look after them.

We made christingles in preparing for our Christingle liturgy.


 26th March- Conisbrough Castle trip (more details to follow)


 P.E is on a FRIDAY!

 Please ensure your correct P.E. kit is in school.

Homework will be given out every week on a Tuesday to be completed by the following Monday.

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Key words spellings will be given out every Wednesday for a test the following Wednesday.

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Spelling rules will be taught each day.  Your child will bring home a spelling log  with words that they have found difficult. Please work with your child to help them learn the words, tick each time they get them correct and sign the book each week.

The Autumn term....

Year 2 had a great time baking  a special Christmas surprise.  Look at the pictures to see if you can guess what they made!

We did Christmas crafts with our parents and carers. 

We investigated and tasted lots of different and exotic fruits. 

We have been using Pointillism to paint pictures of an apple.

Y2 used their knowledge and skills about Pointillism to paint beautiful pictures of poppies for Remembrance Day.  We also made poppies to add to our  school's Remembrance display,

As part of our Science work we went on a visit to Ponderosa in Heckmondwike.. 

We investigated the local area as part of our theme.