St Joseph's Rotherhithe




Welcome to John Paul Class’ page. This year, your child will be taught by Mr Troy. I am thrilled to be teaching year 2 this year! 


 Homework is handed out on a Friday and should be back in school the following Wednesday. This will be set on Google Classroom.


 Spellings will be given on a Friday and spellings tests take place the following Friday. Again, these will be on Google Classroom.


 PE will take place on a Monday. Please remember that your child needs to come dressed in their PE kits to school on this day. This includes suitable shoes.


If you would like to discuss anything please call the school office and we can arrange a time to talk.


Our learning - Autumn 1



This half term the Year 2 children will be exploring insects, bugs and minibeasts in our topic Wriggle & Crawl. We shall be going on bug hunts, observing minibeasts and be inspired by the places they inhabit. 


In RE our topic is Beginnings. We are going to look at the story of creation and understand that God created us and was there at our beginning. 


In Literacy, the children will have the opportunity to write recounts, focussing on their summer holidays and nonsense poems.


In Mathematics, the children will be looking at place value, learning about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and sorting problems including money, shape, measures and data handling.


In Geography, pupils will be focussing on map skills around Southwark Park and using a key to indicate where places of interest are


In Art, pupils learn to sketch minibeasts with recognisable and varied patterns and shapes.


In Computing, the children will be learning about coding and internet safety.


In Science, pupils will learn about living things & their habitats and Animals including humans. Will carry out observations in the park and investigations to focus their working scientifically skills.