St Benet's Catholic Primary School

   Heart of Gold  

Class Two

Welcome to Class Two.  

In Class Two, we love to explore and investigate.  We use A LOT of books to learn about new ideas and we love to share stories with each other.

We always work hard and use our J.O.N.K. characters to help us grow and develop.  We are reflective, resilient, creative, curious, resourceful and collaborative.



Class 2 Autumn Newsletter


Dear Parents / Carers

Welcome back everyone! I would like to give a warm welcome to all year 1 who are joining me this year and year 2 who are returning to Class 2 this year. I hope you have had a restful and fun summer holidays and you are ready for another year packed full of fun, engaging and active learning. 

Below is an overview of what we will be covering in the Autumn term.

Class 2 will have PE on a Wednesday and Thursday each week so please could they come to school in their PE kits and bring a water bottle to school daily. 

English – We will be focusing on creating quality writing and being able to retell the stories through drama. The first book we will explore this term is ‘Look up!’ by Nathan Bryon. Class 2 will focus on developing effective sentences for their own narrative story with the use of rich vocabulary. In the Autumn term we will also explore these books: The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge, Poems to Perform by Julia Donaldson and Rapunzel by Bethann Woollvin. 

Maths – Our focuses of the Autumn term will be place value, addition and subtraction, money, numbers within 20 and the year 2’s will start to look at multiplication and division. We will also be learning out numbers bonds to 10 and 20 and each day we will focus of time and specific language associated with time such as o’clock, half-past, time, before, after, next, minute hand, second hand, hour and seconds. 

Science – In Science we will be exploring the use of everyday materials, living things and their habitats, animals including humans and plants. Throughout our science lessons we will be working scientifically by performing simple tests, identifying, classifying, observations of things over time and gathering and recording data to help answer questions. We revisit all of our learning topics in Science by using a spiral approach, this allows us to solidify our learning, revisit it and deepen our understanding. 

Art – Our focus in art is formal elements of art where we will be looking at different artists. We will experiment with materials, art techniques and we will respond to the work of artists.

DT – In DT we will be learning about structures. 

Computing – Our focus for computing will be internet safety.

Religious Studies - We will be learning about beginnings; creations, Judaism, signs and symbols and mysteries during Advent.

P.E – We have 2 PE lessons a week. This term we will be focusing on game skills, personal skills, social skills and dance.

Music – In music we will be working on our understanding and appreciation of music by focusing on African music. 

History – In History we will be learning about Emily Davidson who was an English suffragette who fought for votes for women in Britain in the early twentieth century. 

Spanish – In Spanish we will be learning core vocabulary such as greetings, numbers and colours. We will have a Spanish song for each half term that we will learn. We will also be focusing our Spansih learning around the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.

RSHE – We will be learning about being unique, boys and girls and being clean and healthy.

Please read with your child as much as possible, ideally every day. 

We have healthy snacks here at school daily.

Any medical/health concerns please let me know.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me through the office or via the classroom.

Kind regards

Mrs Vorster


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Phonics and Reading

 Phonics Home Resources

Please click on the link below to take you to Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised.

You will find advice on how to support your child with phonics and reading as well as more information about pure sounds.


Your child will bring home a school reading book and another book of their choice.  The school reading book is for them to read aloud to you - daily. Please record any successes as well as struggles in the Home/School Reading Log.  This is a great way for you and the class teacher and TA to share information about your child's reading journey. Your class teacher will advise you as to the best way to support your child reading these books.  The other book should be one selected by your child.  It could come from the class library or the school library.  This book could be used for a bedtime story or any other opportunity for some cosy reading.






Knowledge Organisers

What are knowledge organisers?

Knowledge organisers show the basic knowledge we want all children to have learnt through a topic. These are used in class as a tool to help children recall information. Please look at these with your child at home as well - they are a great way to find out more about what your child is learning.


Recommended books for year 1


Recommended books for year 2