St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Welcome to our school website! We do hope you will have a good look round the different sections to see what we get up to! Here are some of the things our parents/carers said in our latest survey - Sept 2019: 100% said their child is safe and happy in school; staff value parents/carers; information is always cascaded well; welcoming, nurturing, family environment; school is fun; staff are fab; we are lucky with the support school gives; great, positive leader; the Catholic life; my child is challenged to reach their full potential; the quality of input is excellent = academic progress and development as a well rounded individual; pastoral care; educational visits; teach with passion.....and lots more! We hope your journey through our website will help you see what they mean!


Welcome to Year 2!


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

On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons Mrs McVeigh teaches us.

Next half term....     



We will learn about and reflect on mysteries. We will be encouraged to say and reflect on what they 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
  • visit and complete activities.

Year 2 really enjoyed using drama as part of their RE lesson acting out the story of Moses. 

Our Class Charity

Our class charity is the RSPCA

We will be working on raising money for the local branch in Halifax.

Our theme is .....

The UK

Focusing on the capital cities

In Science we will be finding out about different animals including humans!

Year 2 enjoyed finding out about Edie's pet stick insects.  We found out about what they like to eat and their life cycle.

We had great fun as part of our Science learning how germs spread using glitter paint!

Year 2 enjoyed finding out how they could look after the planet on our Eco day.  They showed the wonderful things they had made from recycled items at home.


 24th Oct- Year 2 Spots/ Stripes day for the RSPCA 

24th Oct - School Closes for Half Term

SATs information evening will take place on Thursday 21st November 6.30pm. 

Snack continues to be provided in Year 2.  

 P.E is on a FRIDAY!

 Please ensure your correct P.E. kit is in school.  Remember to remove earrings 

We are working on developing our ball skills.

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 home each evening with words  they have found difficult from the rule. Please work with your child to help them learn the words.  

In Year 2 we will be continuing on our 7 habits journey.  

Habit 1 - Be Proactive

Habit 2 - Begin with the end in mind

Habit 3 - Put 1st things 1st

Habit 4 - Think Win/Win

Habit 5 -Seek first to understand, then to be understood

Habit 6 - Synergize

Habit 7 -Sharpen the saw

I hope your child will share the 7 habits with you at home! 

In year 2 we will be continuing to make deposits in our class emotional bank account.  We do this by saying and doing kind things to and for each other.  Ask your child about the deposits they have made.