Welcome to St Patrick's Class Page
Class Two - Years 2, 3, 4
Below you will be able to see all of the exciting things we have been doing this academic year. To look back at what we got up to last year, please see the 2017-2018 Archive.
Class Teacher- Miss L Pitchers
In St Patrick's Class we do...
PE on: Wednesday
Swimming on: Tuesday
Spelling homework set: Friday Homework due: Thursday
Mathletics homework is set on Sunday and due in the following Sunday
Class 2 learning at home
Helping others to access books
Sam and Kate have been very busy at home and have worked with Champion House, a home for adults with disabilities in Leeds. A resident at the home has written and illustrated book called The Cherry Bun Tree especially for children. It's being made available in different formats to be accessible and enjoyed by lots of people. Sam and Kate worked on an audio version to accompany the book in British Sign Language. Well done, what a lovely thing to do by helping everyone to access books!
Click here to here to listen an audio clip.
USA Road Trip
Welcome back to the second half of the Spring term. There is a Topic Web included with this letter, which will help you to support your child with their learning. In our topic for this half-term we will be taking a whistle stop tour of the USA, its geography, history and cuisine. Our learning is centred on the USA’s physical and human geography, locating the USA States and its cities on a map and comparing it to Great Britain.
Our learning question is What happened in the Wild West? We will be learning about how pioneers crossed the Western frontier; the Native Americans’ way of life and the impact of European settlement on Native American land, the lives of Homesteaders and cowboys in the Wild West.
In science, will be learning how to identify, organise and group animals based on different classifications and discover how the animals and plants are linked through food chains back in the times of the Wild West in America. Also, we will be constructing a simple series electrical circuits, identifying and naming its basic parts: including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers and learning about common conductors and insulators. In PE we will be developing our flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance in gymnastics.
Thank you for your ongoing support and if you would like to come in to school to hear readers, share your skills or run an art/craft activity, please let us know. We look forward to a fun and successful half-term!
Click here for Spring 2 Topic Web
Click here for Spring 2 Curriculum Letter
Welcome back to the Spring term. We hope that you are looking forward to a to an exciting time in Class 2 learning about a wonderous part of our planet with an abundance of animals and plant life: The rainforest. There is a Topic Web included in with this letter, which will help you to support your child with their learning.
Our topic for the half-term will have a geographical theme. We will be learning about The Rainforest: What is a Rainforest? We will be learning about where the rainforests are in the world and locating them on a world map. We will be exploring what it is like in a rainforest and learn about the four main layers of vegetation. We will be exploring the word ‘climate’ and investigate the climate of tropical rainforests. We will be learning about the indigenous rainforest tribes and compare their lives with life in modern society and discover how the rainforests are under threat and the actions that we can take to help save them.
In science, will be learning about different parts of a plant and their purpose and we will be identifying and describing the different types of plants and animals found in the rainforest. We will be learning how to identify, organise and group animals based on different classifications and discover how animals and plants in the rainforest are linked through food chains. In PE we will be developing our flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance in gymnastics.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a fun and successful half-term!
Class 2 Teacher
Click here for Spring 1 topic web
Click here for Spring 1 Curriculum letter
Reading in Class 2 - Reading Expectations and Reading Records
We all had an excellent time at the Skylark Nature Reserve. We did orienteering in teams, made dens, identified animals by their footprints, learnt about bird calls and toasted marshmallows on the fire!
Click here for our Autumn 1 topic web
Click here for our Autumn 1 curriculum letter
Click here for our Homework letter