Davey Drive, Hollingdean, Brighton BN17BF

St Joseph's Catholic Primary, Brighton

Educating in Faith, Hope and Love

St Elizabeth's Class 2023-2024

The Year 2 (St Elizabeth's) Team are: Miss Green and Mrs Cox

Beginner's guide to Indian Spices for Vegan Cooking

Please click 'here' for the Summer overview of learning for this term.

Please click 'here' for optional extra activities you can do with your child for the first part of Summer term.

WB 20.5.24

The Month of Mary

 

WB 6.5.24

Year 2 have enjoyed lovely sunshine in outdoor learning this week. We planted tomato plants and made stories using shadow puppets.

 

WB 22.4.24

Year 2 have been exploring clay using different techniques (imprinting and pressing) to create and decorate pinch pots:

WB 15.4.24

Year 2 are now exploring 'Indian Spice' as our topic and launched this by trying different foods from India.

WB 25.3.24

Year 2 have had a egg-static day with lots of fun filled Easter activities and our Lent charity walk.

They have created Easter cakes, took part in a soggy Easter treasure hunt and an Easter egg hunt as well as parading their beautiful Easter hats and bonnets!

Our fantastic finish - can we design, create and build a new London?

WB 18.3.24

Saint Joseph's Day Celebrations:

WB 11.3.24

We have some excellent musicians in Year 2.

Together, we are learning a song for the Great Fire of London using Makaton and xylophones. 

  

WB 4.3.24

Year 2 had a lovely time celebrating World Book Day by reading some of the stories of characters they came dressed as and having hot chocolate!

 

  

WB 26.2.24

Year 2 have had a busy day for outdoor learning.

We have been on a scavenger hunt to find items in our local environment; created delicious items in our Mud kitchen for Pudding lane bakery; measured items using centimeters and meters; build homes for 'Beegu' - our class story and recorded data on a travel survey to see which mode of transport is most popular!

 

WB 5.2.24

Year 2 made dream catchers and stick mean using yarn and fabric.

They also had a go at using paint and pastels to print leaves and create stencils exploring different structures, shapes, textures and veins in the leaves that can help identify the types of trees that grow in the school grounds.

Some groups also chose to create group sculptures using natural resources and using team building skills to balance, roll and stack different materials.

WB 29.1.24

Year 2 have been exploring different movements in Gymnastics - they discovered different ways of travelling, synchronization, balancing and different types of rolls.

WB 22.1.24

Year 2 have been investigating how to complete circuits in Science, exploring electricity and how it powers things. 

WB 15.1.24

Year 2's Pudding Lane bakery has officially opened. The children have been busy writing their shopping lists, pricing up items and creating instructions on how to make bread.

WB 8.1.24 - Our City Our World

Year 2 have been exploring climate change. We discussed ways we can take care of our planet by recycling, saving energy, walking or cutting emissions and waste. 

Year 2 used milk paint to paint the globe onto a piece of toast, then heated the toast up to show how our planet is warming up which is why it's important that we all look after it.

Stunning Start:

Year 2 launched their topic this week by baking bread just like Thomas Farrinor in the bakery on Pudding Lane. They had a chance to experience what it feels like to be a baker and could imagine how the maid would have felt. They also learnt about how we look at sources in the past to work out historical events and they wrote their own diaries like Samuel Pepys using quills and ink. Please see photos below:

 

 WB 4.12.23

Year 2 have been counting down the days to Christmas through our 'Active Advent'.

They particularly loved the elf plank, reindeer lunges, Santa squats and Christmas tree yoga pose.

WB 20.11.23

Watch this SPACE!!!

Wow Year 2 have been busy working on so many exciting projects at home - well done Year 2!

WB 6.11.23 Year 2 have had great fun in Art using their map ideas to generate a print/pattern. 

WB 30.10.23

Year 2 have launched their new story in English off by making pumpkin soup! 

We will be exploring and unravelling a traditional fairytale that is set in the heart of India which involved a ginormous pumpkin. 

The pumpkin soup had mixed responses from our Year 2s and they have decided that next time it needs less onion and more pumpkin with a little bit of salt for seasoning! Please see photos below:

Victorian England - Dan Tastic Education

 

WB 16.10.23

Year 2 had a drumming workshop this week and loved using different instruments to create different rhythms and tempos.

They also listened to the beat to create some contemporary dance pieces.

Black History Month:

Year 2 have created a presentation to share with the other classes all about the life of 'Walter Tull' for black history month.

Please watch below:

 

WB 9.10.23

As it is Mental Health week this week Year 2 have been exploring what a 'worry' is and sharing different worries they have. We then wrote these on a balloon and let these go to demonstrate it is important to let our worries go for positive mental health.

They have asked if they can do this again next year and loved spotting each others' worries floating away at play time.

WB 2.10.23

Year 2 have been exploring our class text 'Where The Wild Things Are' where the main character Max has come across a mysterious island where he met a monster.

Year 2 have made predictions about where they think the monsters have come from and what is on the island that Max has found. 

They have demonstrated this in their artwork below:

WB 25.9.23

Thank you to all our lovely grandparents and visitors that came today - Year 2 loved sharing their learning with you!

It was brilliant to met you all and we have some very detailed maps - What a way to launch our art topic!

 

WB 18.9.23

 

Year 2 have taken well to the Victorian era becoming servants for Preston Manor - I am sure they'll sleep well tonight!

Well done Year 2 - Mr Beesley (the butler) was very impressed!

WB 11.9.23

"In school we do the 3 Rs - Reading, Writing and Arithmetic!"

Year 2 are loving taking it in turns to be a Victorian teacher or pupil in our role play area:

Stunning Start - Pioneers

 

Year 2 launched their stunning start for our History topic 'Pioneers' by learning about Victorian schools and how they operated. We learnt about calligraphy and how this alphabet looks different to the letters we use today.

 

Welcome to St Elizabeth's Class page:

 

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 that they are safe and happy at all times whilst becoming independent, enthusiastic learners.

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 see you soon,

Miss Green and the Year 2 team Smiley Face Svg Happy Face Smile Cut Digital File Instant - Etsy UK

Class Information:

PE days will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

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.

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD'S NAME IS WRITTEN IN ALL CLOTHING!

 

 

Reading Diaries:

Reading diaries will be 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. Please feel free to ask the child questions about the character or what they are reading to support their understanding and comprehension of the text.

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!