St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Welcome to our website! We hope you enjoy having a look round! Hover over the tabs for the different aspects of school life as well as scrolling down on this page. We do hope all our families will join us for the first Advent Mass this Saturday at 6pm in church! The choir will be singing and it will be a lovely way to begin the season together as a school and parish community! Mrs Hodges


Welcome to the Year 2 Learning Page!

Mrs Slack is our Class Teacher and Mrs Michaels is our Teaching Assistant.

Mrs McVeigh will be teaching you on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons





Our focus for this half term is Mysteries


We will learn about and reflect on mysteries. We will be encouraged to say and reflect on what we wonder about. We will learn that there are three persons in one God and that we can experience God in three different ways as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We will learn about and reflect on God’s choice of Mary and Joseph and know that Jesus is God’s gift to the whole world.

At Home

You could help your children by:

  • reminding them, as they make the sign of the cross, that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit
  • reading the Christmas story and encourage them to ask questions



Our new virtues we are working on are 

Thankfulness . 

  • You show thankfulness when are grateful for all that you have.
  • You are thankful for all the people you know and all the things that happen around you each day.
  • You grow in wonder about  the world and see the world and your life as a gift from God.
  • You accept the gifts you have and use your gifts to benefit others.
  • Being thankful helps you to be generous to others. 

Leader in me!

We are working on the first habit- Be proactive .  Look for opportunities to listen carefully to others today.

Our Class Mission Statement

In Year 2 ….


  • We listen to each other
  • We are kind, share and think about others. We work for win –win
  • We sit ready to learn and we are proactive
  • We put our hands up and wait our turn
  • We work hard and try our best in everything
  • We tell the truth and say sorry
  • We help each other and keep our classroom tidy

Our Class Charity

Our class charity for Year 2 is the RSPCA. Watch out for fun raising fun!


This term with Mrs McVeigh you will be learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gun Powder Plot.


This half term we will be designing and making a puppet.  We will be looking at different puppets, designing our own and learning about how we to join the materials together.


In ICT this half term we will be finding out how we can edit and improve photographs.


This term our focus is..

We will learn

  • that animals, including humans, have babies that grow into adults
  • describe what animals, including humans, need to stay alive
  • describe why we need to exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and keeping clean

We had great fun finding out what happened to our bodies when we exercise.

Year 2 have had great fun learning how to change the font style, size and colour using Word.

Star of the Week

Our stars of the week for this week is  .....


Our student's student

for last half term was...

Who will our student's student be this half term?


  • Year 2 Christmas craft is on 3rd December at 9.30am. We hope you can join us!
  • Please donate sweets/ chocolate for our class raffle prize in aid of our class charity (RSPC).  The raffle will take place before Christmas
  • Snack provided £1 per week
  • Bring pumps/PE kit and drink bottle
  • Please make sure your child has a coat and school bag in school every day.


Homework goes out every Monday to be returned by following Monday 



Year 2 Homework 22nd November


In English this week we have focused on writing descriptions using lots of interesting adjectives. For homework write a description of your house. Remember to use adjective and punctuation


29th November

Counting Coins!

(Page 2 is for an extra challenge! Only do this if you feel really confident)


Spellings will introduced on  a Monday for a test the following Monday. We work on spellings in class all week. Please help your child to learn them at home too!



22nd November

'igh' sound spelt with a 'y'


cry                       fly

dry                       sly

try                       shy

reply                    terrify

sky                       multiply

because                 when (exception words)

(For the  test on the 29th)


29th November

Adding 'es' to words ending in 'y'

flies              tries

cries              dries

carries           replies

marries          babies

families         copies

(For a test on the 6th December)


Our PE day is on Friday. 

This term we are focusing on Multiskills.

Please make sure you have a PE kit and pumps in school!


We have lots of lovely  reading books in school. 

Please try to listen to your child read a few pages every night. 

Every little helps!

Your child has brought home a library book that they have chosen.  They can choose a new book each week but they must return their book first! 

Our class library is open every Friday. Remember to return your book so you can pick a new one!