Calderbrook Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 4RB

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Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do

Welcome to Year 2 Class

In Year 2 we are taught by Mrs McSorley and are supported by Mrs Canty. Mrs Canty and Mr. Ashworth also teach us when Mrs McSorley is completing her planning and preparation.  

In Year 2, we follow the the school ethos 'Christ at the Heart of All We Do'  .

Our curriculum map for the year

Year 2 Curriculum

Learning Letters

Please find links below to all our learning letters for the academic year 2022-2023. These contain important information on topics we are covering in class and PE days. They also include details on learning challenges for your child to complete at home.

Autumn 1      Autumn 2         Spring 1          Spring 2          Summer 1     Summer 2         

Here are just a few things to remember in Year Two:

Reading books

Home reading books can be changed daily but can only be changed once an adult has signed to say that their child has read and has finished their reading book.

Children are to remember to put any books that need to be changed into the box ready for the class teaching assistant to change them in the morning.

If they are not put into the box in the morning, they will then have to be changed the following day.


My book recommendations for this half term are...


Here we are enjoying listening to and reading books in our beautiful school library!


Spellings will be sent home every Friday to be learnt and practised for the test on the following Friday. (Hand in Friday – back out Friday)

Your child’s spelling test scores will be given in their spelling folders.

Homework challenges will be sent out every half term


Throughout the Autumn term, PE will be on Monday & Thursday's – Children should have their full PE kits in school at all times - as per letter attached.

Resources at home

Purple Mash, Active Learn and TTRS can all be accessed from home - logins are in the front of the children's reading records.

KIRF's (Key Instant Recall Facts)

KIRF’s are designed to support the development of the mental skills that underpin much of the maths work we complete in school. They are particularly useful when calculating, be it adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing.

KIRF letter to parents 

Year 2 Autumn 1

Year 2 Autumn 2

Year 2 Spring 1

Year 2 Spring 2

Year 2 Summer 1

Year 2 Summer 2

Times Tables Rock Star Day!! 

Autumn One - Domestic Church - Family 

God’s love and care for every family.  Jesus was born and lived in a human family.

In this topic the learning outcomes were to know and understand:

  • The many beginnings each day offers.
  • God is present at every beginning. 

In maths we are currently learning all about place value. We have been looking at the value of numbers, partitioning numbers and  using base ten equipment to find 1 more, 1 less, 10 more and 10 less.

We have also been practising our two timetables and we all absolutely LOVE singing and dancing along to this song below:

Our English topic this term is all about Wolves!

We have  been reading and researching all about wolves and have learnt many new interesting facts - we are now wolf experts! 

Some of the facts we have learnt are:

We have also been reading our class read called 'A way home for Wolf' written by Rachel Bright.

A way home for wolf is  about a stubborn wolf cub Wilf who doesn't want help from anyone. Not from his friends or his family. Whatever it is, he can do it all by himself. But when Wilf finds himself lost and alone in the chill of the Arctic night, he discovers something important: sometimes we all need the helping hand of a friend. Below are some photos of some the work we have completed in class. 

In Year Two, we love Phonics! Below are some photos of us playing our favourite phonics game - Disco Bingo! We get to turn off the lights and use finger lights to help up play our Phonics Bingo Game!

During the Autumn term, we have been studying about the great fire of London. By the end of our topic we will be able to:

  •  Know what city the fire started in.
  •  Know what started the fire. 
  • Understand why the fire spread so quickly. 
  • Understand what an eyewitness account is and why they are useful. 
  • Explain why the fire was difficult to put out. 
  • Understand the changes to London that happened after the fire. 

We have also had a look at some very special artefacts from the great fire! 

At the end of our topic, we learnt about what happened to London after the Great fire. We then wrote some questions that we would like to ask King Charles after the Great fire. 

These are some of our questions that we had:

Why did you not pull the houses down sooner?

What are you going to do now?

Where are we all going to live?

When are you going to rebuild London?

The people of London were obviously very angry as at least 65,000 people were homeless and had lost all of their belongings and many people were having to live outside of London in tents. Below are two videos from when we acted out the parts of King Charles and the angry people of London!

In year two, we love to continue our learning at home. Below are some photographs of some of our home learning challenges.

Throughout October, we will be celebrating Black History month. 

Black History Month is celebrated each year in October. It is a chance to celebrate the achievements of Black people in the past and present. It is celebrated in schools, museums, universities and lots of other places. People learn about important Black people and the impact they have had on society.  Black people have been an important part of society for a very long time. Even though many Black people have achieved important things, they weren’t often mentioned in history books, television shows about the past or even in school history lessons. This meant that lots of people didn’t know about all the amazing things that they had done. We have Black History Month so that people can learn about the important achievements of those people and help people to remember them.

Below is some information about one of the inspirational people we have been learning all about in class. 

Science - Autumn One Materials 

In Autumn One, we studied materials. We were able to identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses and find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. 

  • Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
  • Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching