Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Searching faithfully for excellence

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Fitzwilliam Street, Rotherham,South Yorkshire S63 7HG


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Year 2

Welcome to the Year Two Blog

Keep an eye on this blog to find out what we have been learning about this half term.
Below you will also find the timetable and homework for this week.

Year 2 Class Blog

Week Beginning 23.5.22

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Good morning, Y2, and families of Y2

Last week, every single child worked their socks off to achieve their potential in the KS1 SATS.  I couldn't have been more proud of them.  

On Friday, we all celebrated in the afternoon:  There were party games and prizes, party food, fun with bubbles and lots of time outdoors to make memories with friends.  Here are a few photos:

This week, we are back to a much more normal timetable with RWI/comprehension, maths and literacy in the morning.  Then topic lessons, PE, Come and See and Forest School in the afternoons.

Here is our full timetable for this week.

Thank you for all your support during SATS week.  We had pretty much 100% attendance which meant that we could complete tests as planned.  Your children were amazing.  They were so positive about the tests and were so mature while taking them, using all the strategies that we had taught them and showing a commitment to Searching Faithfully For Excellence!

I now see a fabulous class of children who are ready for Year 3!

Please send any questions or concerns to our class email address:  y2@olsj.org.uk

Have a wonderful last week before the half-term break.

Miss Dyson, Miss Castleton, Mrs Waller, Mrs Deakin and Mrs Lambert


Homework for Week Commencing 16th May

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Hi everyone!

We've been having a lovely week so far in Year 2 with some amazing independent writing and the children have been working really hard to prepare for SATS. 

Year 2 are also really excited to start making their products using recycled materials. Please can children bring in the materials they need to make their product, we have discussed this in class but here are some potential materials they may need to make their product. 

1) Plastic bottle either 1L or 750ml 

2) Tin can 

3) 2 of the same small plastic bottles (if making a pencil case) 

4) Egg carton 

5) Cardboard box (cereal box) 

6) Sweet wrappers

Decorative materials such as googly eyes, paint, foam, felt will be provided by the school. 

If you have any questions please do email me at beth.castleton@oslj.org.uk :) We are going to start making our products next week so please can the materials be brought in on Monday 16th.

We hope you all have a lovely evening and we can't wait to post pictures of our recycled products! 


Miss Castleton, Miss Dyson, Mrs Waller, Mrs Deakin and Mrs Lambert (and Daisy the Rabbit) xx

Y1 & Y2 Yorkshire Sculpture Park Visit 2022

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Good afternoon

I hope your children have come home full of the fun of the day.  We were so lucky to have been guided around the park by such a talented and fun artist as Natalie.  The children loved her sense of humour and all the fun activities that she had them doing.  We learned about sculptures, drew sculptures, used clay to create a sculpture and built our own large, group sculptures out of re-purposed materials.

We were so proud of the children in the way that they used their imaginations and shared their ideas with each other and the artist.  Their behaviour was perfect and the artist said how hard they had worked and how intelligent their answers had been.

Here are a few pictures from the day:

More photos to follow.

Have a great weekend.

Miss Dyson


Self-portraits of Year 2

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Good afternoon everyone!

This afternoon we had a wonderful art lesson, using mirrors to sketch self-portraits using charcoal.  We had dirtied our faces using coal and were demonstrating all the different drawing techniques that we have learned so far this year, but particularly this half term during our topic:  What is a Miner?

Can you spot your child?


World Book Day - Big Book Swap!

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What a fabulous time we have all had today!

We started off with a World Book Day assembly followed by the Big Book Swap at playtime.

Thank you for all of your kind donations of books - the children loved being able to browse the many lovely ones.  They were so happy with their choices and I really hope you enjoy sharing them when children leave school with them today.

The photos below speak for themselves!



Enjoy your new books, everyone!

Miss Dyson


Below are useful files and documents you can download to use at home.

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