Cherry Orchard, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9AN

01543 263505

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus

Welcome to Year 2


Homework - Friday 17th November

To be completed by Tuesday 28th November. 

Please ensure that you follow the school presentation rules in the same way that you would in your school books. Use pencil for writing and coloured pencils for pictures. Please don't stick lots of sheets into your books.
Please refer to the homework section of the website for further information



In English for the past few weeks Y2 have been reading the book 'The Tear Thief.' Complete the book review.   

Spellings (Use in sentences)

Adding –ed, –ing, –er and –est to a root word ending in –y with a consonant before it.
The y is changed to i before –ed, –er and –est are added, but not before –ing as this would result in ii. The only ordinary words with ii are skiing and taxiing.
(E.G. copied, copier, happier, happiest, cried, replied  …but copying, crying, replying)

The Y1 & Y2 common exception words have been sent home to revise and secure spellings. 

Use phonics play to revise phonics sounds to support spellings -


Complete the 'MyMaths' tasks. 

Times table tests will take place every week. Use games to help learn times tables and number facts by heart - 


Please read and discuss the Wednesday Word together.

Each Friday a child will bring home the class prayer bag. Please return the following Thursday.


Autumn Term 2017

Class assembly

Our class assembly was about the half term Value and Virtue 'Eloquent & Truthful.'

Do you always tell the truth? Is it sometimes difficult to be honest? What happens if we lie? 


Writing Workshop

 Thank you to all the Y2 parents who came along to our writing workshop. 


 Y2 recieved a letter from the adventure-seeking team 'Go Jetters.'             

 Their funky facts about Lichfield  had been stolen by Grandmaster Glitch! We had to travel around Lichfield to find the funky facts.

         We also spotted Grandmaster Glitch along the way.   

                   Who was born here?             

    Why is the Cathedral improtant to Lichfield?  


Have you visitied Erasmus Darwin's house and seen his inventions?     


Where are your favourite places in Lichfield?       






Y2 have been solving sums and place value problems using a range of resources.




We have loved reading 'The Minpins' by Roald Dahl and writing our own story about Little Billy's adventures.  

  The class enjoyed acting out parts of the story.  



Y2 have been investigating materials all around us and where they come from?

                 How many different materials can you see around school?              


  Where does cotton come from? How are rubber boots made? 


We took a closer look at fabrics and made our own paper weaving.  




Y2 have also been investigating sounds. We went around school and recorded the sounds we heard. 


How far can sounds travel? We investigated how far we could hear different sounds, like a whistle, drum, triangle and a shout. 



We have been exploring Old Testament stories, focusing on Noah's Ark. Look at our lovely rainbows -  to remind us about God's promise not not flood the world again.




During our gymnastics unit Y2 have been creating sequences using different shapes, balances and ways of moving. We then adapted them to perform on apparatus. 



This term Y2 have began looking at coding. We have played different games using and writing instructions and codes.