Cherry Orchard, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9AN

01543 263505

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus

Welcome to Year 2





Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas and wedding cards, gifts, well-wishes and prayers.

Useful Information


Reading Books are changed on Wednesdays. 

Bug Club is available for other reading material and library books are changed on Thursdays. 


Please ensure that PE kits are in school every day. 


Set: Friday 11th January

Due: Tuesday 22nd January





What words can you think of to describe yourself? Create your character and list of adjectives like the ones pictured above. 


Words to be tested Friday 18th January   - words ending in 'y' when making plurals












Words to be tested Thursday 24th January - adding endings to words ending in a consonant and 'y'

① spied

② spying

③ copied

④ copying 

⑤ replies


⑦ bumpier

⑧ angriest 

⑨ carried

⑩ carrying 


Spelling challenge: Can you think of any other words that follow these rules?


Continue to revise the Y1 & Y2 common exception words. 


Use phonics play to revise phonics sounds to support spellings -

(The password for this should be stuck to the front, inside cover of your homework book.)


This week we have been looking at money in Maths - recognising and adding pence and pounds. Next week we will be finding different ways to make amounts. 

Please complete the worksheets in your homework book.



Please work through the 'Ten:Ten' monthly newsletter together. 

Discuss our Value & Virtue for this half term: Eloquent & Truthful.

Eloquent and Truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.



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.

 Please stick in any sheets of work. 


We have been reading some fantastic books in English. 

First we looked at Roald Dahl's The Minipins. 


Then we explored 'The Day the Crayons Quit'.

Can you guess which colour we are representing in our freeze frames? 






We have been working hard in maths on place value and  addition and subtraction using fact families. 


What materials are things made out of? We have been busy investigating the properties of materials.


In RE we have been learning about the Old testament characters and the special (and often difficult) jobs that God gave them. 

Can you name these characters and the special jobs they were given?




Our very 'colourful' assembly about the Harvest.


Topic Week - The Great Fire of London

Baking Bread - but not in Pudding Lane and not with Thomas Farriner! 




Acting out scenes from 1666!



Learning to write diaries with ink and a quill, just like Samuel Pepys.