Our Lady and St Anselm'sRoman Catholic Primary School

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Welcome to Star Class - a vibrant group of 30 young pupils who are all eager and enthusiastic to grow, learn and have lots of fun together. My name is Mrs Howarth and I am the teacher for Year 2. It is a privilege to teach, support and nurture each of the children to achieve their fullest potential whilst in Year Two.



A warm welcome back! I hope the children have enjoyed the two week break and are ready to engage in some thrilling topics this summer term. We have an exciting English unit to kick start our learning! Year 2 will first explore animal adventure stories and will focus on the classic ‘The Wind in The Willows’. Whilst developing their reading and writing skills, the children will write their own innovated adventure story.


In Maths, we will explore time and volume. Throughout these lessons, the children will enjoy an array of practical and stimulating lessons to engage them in their learning and develop their mathematical skills. Morning maths will be a range of arithmetic and reasoning problems. There will also be a strong focus on learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables - look out for fun activities in your child's homework pack.


PSHE this term will focus on community and living in the wider world. Within these lessons, children will engage in a number of various activities ranging from discussion, role play, debate and quizzes.


In RE, we will explore Reconciliation. The children will learn how through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, we can find pardon and peace. We will explore how Christians believe that, in Jesus Christ, the world has been reconciled to God.  Through and in Christ, every human being is offered the power to reach out in forgiveness and peace, to receive and to offer reconciliation. 


Within Computing, our Project Evolve will focus on Copyright and Ownership. Our computing lessons will be based around Questioning. This unit is designed to help children learn about the importance of phrasing questions and that certain data-handling resources are limited in the answers they can provide.


For the Summer term, our music will centre around the theme 'Friendships'. All learning is focused around one song: Your Imagination. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked.

Our Science this term is themed around Animals including Humans. We will learn about how humans have offspring which grow into adults, how medicines can be useful when we are ill and how medicines can be harmful if not used properly.


In Geography, we will observe and describe daily and seasonal weather patterns in the UK. We will take our learning outdoors and collect and compare data. Our Welly Walk this term will link to this engaging topic.


PE is on a Tuesday (FUNDA) and Thursday (Dance) . Children should come to school in their PE kit (Black leggings or black jogging bottoms, PE top and hoody, jumper or cardigan and trainers of their choice).


Every Thursday, children will be sent home with homework linked to learning in class. Please support your child in completing their work as this will benefit their learning and promote confidence in their application of new found skills. These packs need to be returned by the following Tuesday. Thank you.


Home reading books will be changed regularly. We kindly ask that your child reads their book at least three times across the week to enhance their comprehension skills. We do add book reviews and other tasks to promote comprehension – your child can earn house points for each comprehension task completed


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at  and I will respond at the earliest opportunity. 




Break Time 

Morning break begins at 10:30am. If you wish to you can send your child in with a healthy snack please feel free otherwise the children will be able to choose from our class selection each day.  



We ask you to read with your child as much as possible to help with their learning. Once you have read with your child, please fill in their reading record to let us know. We will change books if you have noted they have been completed so please ensure your child’s reading record and books are in their school bag. We kindly ask that your child reads their home reading book with you at least three times to develop their comprehension skills. We have plenty of fun and engaging comprehension tasks for your child to complete - please ask for more if needed.



PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday. Children should come to school in their PE kit (Black leggings or black jogging bottoms, PE top and hoody, jumper or cardigan and trainers of their choice.).



Every Thursday, children will be sent home with their homework pack which contains an activity sheet linked to their learning in class.  These packs need to be returned by the following Tuesday in order for them to be checked and refreshed for the following Friday. 


Please work through these words with your child, crossing off any they can read fluently and spell correctly.

Useful Websites

Maths Games

SPAG Games