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Holy Family And St Michael's Catholic Primary School

Year 2


Hello and welcome to the year 2 class page. My name is Mr Walpole. 

Year 2 is an exciting year: it's the last year of being in key stage 1 and we have our SATS tests which allow us to show off the amazing skills and knowledge we have learned. There’s no need to worry about these tests as there are 29 children in the class with hard working and dedicated members of staff including myself, Mrs Murkin, Mrs Turver, Mrs Whittaker and Mrs Kinsey. We are looking forward to learning new things and rising to new challenges. As a class, we celebrate all progress and hard work through rewards and celebrations.

I strongly believe the triangular relationship of parents, children and teachers is necessary for your child’s success. For that reason, the school has systems put in place to encourage the beneficial relationship which home-school cooperation can bring for the pupil. If you have any questions you can get in touch with me through the Class Dojo system or by calling the school.



Other Key Information


The school has recently bought into TTrockstars which is a website based on aiding children's development in mental maths and times tables. Each child has a unique log-on and password so their progress and development can be tracked. There is also the opportunity for competition as they can challenge their friends and see who is the fastest.


  • Reading – I encourage as much reading as possible; reading of fiction and non-fiction, as well as poetry with your child will inspire them and broaden their knowledge. If possible, please set aside as much time as you can for your child to read independently or with a family member each night.  
  • Please note – a comment with a page number and signature should be made every time a child reads at home.
  • Homework – Homework is given out in homework books on Friday’s and should be returned the following Wednesday. Please encourage and help your child complete their homework and leave a comment and/or signature.  Please note – homework will include spellings & times tables practice.
  • P.E. – Children should have an appropriate P.E. kit in school. Children are asked to wear their PE kit to school on a Wednesday morning to save time getting changed. However, they will need to bring their uniform to school so that they can be changed back into their uniform after PE has finished. 

We have settled well into our new class this week. We especially enjoyed creating some stained glass window art to help us with our virtues.

We had fun going outside and looking at the habitats of some of the mini-beasts that live around our school. We were very gentle!

We have looked at nouns, adjectives and verbs in literacy. We read the story and found them all! We then played some games on our whiteboards to show how much we know!

We were investigating woodlice today. We wanted to find out where they lived and what conditions they loved to be in. We worked very hard and loved the investigation.

We have loved our run up to Christmas.

We had a special visitor into our class!! We loved seeing Santa and we all promised to be extra good at home :)

We were told to create a self-portrait and we had to do this with no help. We struggled but then we did the same task again but this time we followed Mr Walpole's instructions and the results were amazing. We are so proud of the art work we produced!

Gracie showed us a prayer plate she created at home! It looked so amazing that we decided that we should make them as a class in lesson. We wrote some beautiful thank you prayers.

Look at our new amazing reading corner! We love to read in our class.

We loved our music lesson. We looked at a South African song. We looked at the pulse and beat and we started to understand what these terms meant.

We enjoyed bike-ability. We learned lots of new skills and we tried our best even though the weather was very cold on the 2nd and 3rd day!!

Look at some our beautiful RE work we have been producing this half term. 

We also want to show you our fantastic prayer table and our new virtue leaders!

We have an amazing TTrockstars display that shows off our stars of the week and who has been trying their best.

Our feelings board is something we love doing. It let's us tell our adults how we are feeling on a morning. We know there are different people we can talk to if we need a chat.

Topic overview - Autumn 1

Topic overview - Spring 1

Topic overview - Spring 2

We worked our socks of getting ready for our nativity performances! We had lots of fun and did an amazing job. All the staff were so very proud of us!