Davey Drive, Hollingdean, Brighton BN17BF

St Joseph's Catholic Primary, Brighton

Educating in Faith, Hope and Love

2022 - 2023

Welcome to St Elizabeth's Class


Class Teacher - Miss Green

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Cox

Support Staff - Miss Johnson

The Great Fire of London - BBC Teach

London's Burning

Our new topic is 'London's Burning' where Year 2 will learn all about the historical events of the Great Fire of London that started on Pudding Lane.

Please click 'here' for an overview of Year 2's Autumn term's learning.

Please click 'here' for optional, extra homework activities that will creatively enhance your child's understanding and learning.


WB 14.11.22

Year 2 have been excited to celebrate 'Children in Need'. They discussed how fortunate we are and understood the importance of helping others and looking after one another. They made charity money boxes and book marks. 


WB 17.10.22

Year 2 designed, made and evaluated their own cars for DT week this week. They had to choose a range of materials to construct their vehicle and used dowel for axels and either cardboard or plastic wheels. They were so proud of their results and enjoyed racing them around the classroom to see how fast their cars could travel.

WB 10.10.22

Year 2 have had a great day exploring nature in Outdoor Learning.

They looked for minibeasts and used microscopes to identify how the creatures had adapted to their surroundings and habitats. They also used quills and ink to write a diary about the events of the 'Great Fire of London' just like Samuel Pepys did, whilst sipping hot chocolate with marshmallows. Then they made their very own autumnal clay hedgehog to take home. Please see some photos below:


WB 3.10.22

Year 2 had a visit from the Fire Brigade to talk about how to keep safe at home. 

Some children also brought in projects they had been working on at home to share with the class. For example, designing a firefighter's uniform to keep them protected from the fire or ordering and describing the events in the Great Fire of London.

Please also check you have a smoke alarm fitted at home and if you don't the Fire service are happy to come and install it for free.

WB 26.9.22

Thank you to all the lovely grandparents, family and friends that came to join us for 'Grandparent's Week'.

The children loved to have your company in our History lesson and hopefully you enjoyed it equally as much! 

WB 19.9.22

Year 2 have been exploring place value this week by looking at how 2 digit numbers are made up of tens and ones.

WB 12.9.22

Our Year 2 bakery on Puddling Lane has opened! Roll up! Roll up!

WB 5.09.22

Year 2 kicked off our new topic with our 'stunning start' where they got to be bakers for the afternoon and make their own bread. One child said the bread 'smells like heaven' and I'm sure it tasted as good as it looked!

Meet the Teacher:

Please drop in to 'Meet the teacher' for Year 2 on Tuesday the 13th of September where there will be information on what Year 2 involves; such as the learning taking place, how you can help at home and a chance for the class teacher to answer any questions you may have.


Class Information:

PE will be on  Mondays and Tuesdays. 

It is crucial for health and safety that your child has a full PE kit in school at all times.

PE kits are available for purchase from the school office.




Reading Diaries

Reading diaries have been handed out along with a book specifically selected for your child. The book will be one they are familiar with and have read in class. Your job - as the listener -  will be to simply support them and guide them through reading this familiar text to promote their fluency and speed of reading.

As a friendly reminder, you must try to read with your child at least three times every week and then write comments in their reading record on how you felt the reading went.


Was your child able to read all words accurately?

Did they segment and blend the sounds properly?

Were there any tricky or new words?

Could your child recall what they read?

Were they able to relate to the characters in the story?


These diaries will be collected in on Fridays and checked on a regular basis


Dear children, parents and carers,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your child to St Elizabeth's Class and to a new school year. I feel honored to be your child's teacher this academic year and please be assured that I will do my very best to ensure they are safe and happy at all times.

Please do not hesitate to catch me before or after school if you have any questions, concerns or problems about your child's learning. Check this web page regularly for updates from inside the classroom!

  I look forward to meeting you all and getting to know you better over the coming year.

Take care and stay safe,

Miss Green and the Year 2 team