St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

With God in Our Hearts We Love and Learn.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Clever Clownfish

Welcome to Year 2!

My name is Miss Denny and as you know I will be your teacher this year. I will be supported by Mrs O’Connor and Mrs Holloway and we are very excited to begin our adventure together!

Our topic this term is called All Aboard! We will go on a journey to discover what it is like to live in different places around the world. We will learn about different modes of transport and our history learning will be focussed on The Titanic. We will also study the different plants and animals that live in the ocean and learn how to look after the seas around the world. We are very excited to show you how to look after fish using our class pets too!

During our Maths lessons we will be developing our understanding of place value in 1-digit and 2-digit numbers. We will also be adding and subtracting numbers using concrete objects, pictorial representations and mentally. We will be developing confidence to solve problems by applying our mathematics knowledge in a variety of situations.

During our English lessons, we will be reading a range of exciting fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. We will use a variety of texts related to our topic to widen the vocabulary in our writing. We will write in complete sentences for a range of contexts and purposes, using adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions. We will also develop our understanding of word classes and sentence types and use these to improve our writing.

PE lessons will take place on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has a complete PE kit (dark blue/ black shorts, plain white t-shirt and black pumps) that is clearly labelled in school at all times.


Thank you for your support. If you have any further queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. J



Learning at Home

Please support your child by listening to him/her read every night, making comments in their reading diary and supporting your child to learn their spellings. A spelling test will be carried out on a Friday. Please help your child to learn their spellings for their weekly test.

To support your child with his/her English understanding, please practise writing sentences, including adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions. This could be done by completing a diary of his/her weekend, describing a character in their favourite book or writing a short story for example.

To support your child with his/her Maths understanding, please practise answering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems to 100. This could be done verbally, using concrete objects or by answering written problems.


I have attached a list of useful websites your child could also use to support their learning:


 Don't forget to practise your times tables on Times Tables Rock Stars too!





Thursday 20th September 2018

Today we were given a tricky problem that we had to solve as a group. We needed to find a way to sit IN a piece of paper! At first we thought we could cut a hole out of the middle of the paper but when Miss Denny said we needed to all sit in the paper at the same time we found this abit tricky! Then we decided that we could cut off strips of paper and arrange them so that we could all sit in the middle of the paper. Look how proud we were!