St Benet's Catholic Primary School

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.



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

Religious Studies - We will be learning about key figures in The Old Testament, stories in The New Testament and reflecting  and preparing during Lent before the Easter celebration. 

English – We will be focusing on creating quality writing based on different texts. We will be studying Leo And The Octopus by Isabelle Marinov and Chris Nixon and The Great Fire Of London by Emma Adams and James Weston Lewis.

Maths – Multiplication and division, addition and subtraction, statistics, shape, numbers to 50 and fractions. 

Science – We will be continuing our learning in the 4 topics: 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. 

Geography - The continents and oceans. The countries, capital cities and landmarks of the UK.

Art/DT - sculpture and mixed media. designing and making a Ferris Wheel.

Class 2 will continue to 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. 

Mrs Woodgate will continue to change their books on Tuesdays. 

Please continue to read with your child as much as possible, recording their progress in the reading records.

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

Kind regards

Mrs Vorster

Photos coming soon...

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