Year 2 – St Joseph

Belong – Committed – Love – Faith – Joy

Welcome to Year 2!

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Meet the Year 2 Team

Mrs Alberti-King

Class Teacher

Miss Clarke

Classroom Support

Meet the Teacher

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Class Information

Here is a list of useful information for parents of children in Year 2:


  • Our school day starts at 8:45am and ends at 3:15pm. Children are welcome into the classroom from 8:30am to take part in extra reading time.
  • Our PE day is Friday – please send your child to school in their PE kit on that day.
  • Please provide your child with their own water bottle.
  • Reading books and reading records need to be brought into school every day.

Year 2 Expectations

This section provides an overview of the National Curriculum expectations for Year 2 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

If you are unsure on any of the statements, please speak to a member of the Year 2 team and we will be able to explain in detail and provide you with assistance in how you can support your child’s learning at home.

Year 2 Curriculum

This section provides an overview of what your child will be learning in Year 2 and when. Click each image to expand.

The third image contains the key knowledge, or ‘sticky knowledge’ we would like your child to have acquired in Science, Geography, History, Art & Design and Design & Technology by the end of the academic year.

Reading at Holy Rosary

Click the button below to view our Parent’s Guide to Reading at Holy Rosary.

British Values

The promotion of British Values is taught implicitly throughout the curriculum and school life.

The focus of these values in the Primary Curriculum are:

  • British Values of Democracy.
  • The Rule of Law.
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

As a school we promote these values through a variety of activities.

British Values of Democracy

Class council, Pupil Voice, Classroom monitors and jobs, pupil questionnaires. Writing balanced arguments in English, as well as other subjects. Pupils also take part in debates in a variety of subjects.

The Rule of Law

Ensuring that school rules, including safety rules, are understood and consistently applied. Opportunities for pupils to distinguish between right and wrong. Visits from the emergency services. eSafety rules and their importance. Bikeability and road safety.

Individual Liberty

Pupils learn how and why rules are made in school, and how laws are made in Britain. They learn about the monarchy in History lessons.

Mutual Respect

Pupils celebrate Black History Month. Anti-bullying week is studied in school with the pupils completing a selection of age appropriate lessons. Debates and balanced arguments are completed in class, across a range of subjects.

Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Pupils celebrate events and festivals from major world faiths. There is a breadth of themes in assemblies. School lunches cater for different needs. Different religions are taught throughout the school. Culture/Theme days are celebrated throughout the school year