St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Thame

Inspired to be our best.....


What a magical week we have had!  This week Year 2 made dazzling Christmas decorations, baked and iced delicious biscuits and had a special visit from Father David who blessed our Bambinelli.  To top it all off, we watched the Reception and Year 1 and 2 Christmas plays and ate a delicious Christmas lunch!  Wishing you all a happy and healthy Christmas!


Merry Christmas from Year 2!


Sneak peek of Year 2 looking fabulous in their Nativity costumes!


No pictures of Y2 this week!  We have been rehearsing and filming our Christmas Nativity, making Bambinelli,  and Christmas cards!  We are looking forward to surprising our families with our amazing creativity next week...


This week the Year 2 children have been reading 'The Bog Baby'. They made books about how to care for a Bog Baby and drew their own Bog Baby which they even shaded so it looks a bit 3d! They really loved this book!

20 November 2020

This week Year 2 have been learning all about blue whales and humpback whales.  The children were fascinated to find out that the blue whale is 30 metres long and it's heart is the size of a car!  They used their knowledge to create non-fiction books all about whales.

To end our wonderful week, the children made news reports for the BBC to tell people all about plastic pollution.  What a fantastic week full of fantastic facts!

13 November 2020

This week the children have been learning all about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. Year 2 made colourful lamps and dressed up in bright, colourful clothes to act out the story of Rama and Sita.


Welcome back!  This week Year 2 have been looking at the story book 'Pattan's Pumpkin' .The children have written the most wonderful sentences to retell the story.  Year 2 even asked Miss Phillips and Ms Gowers to come and read their descriptions as the vocabulary that they used was simply amazing! 



This week Year 2 have been looking at the story 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson. The children have written their own version of the story using interesting adjectives. They loved making Gruffalo masks and acting out the story in the playground.


This week we read the story 'The Smartest Giant in Town' and wrote letters to the giant in the story to find out more about him. The giant read our letters and wrote a letter back to us to say thank you for all of our super work! He even left us lots of new story books as a gift to show how impressed he was with our wonderful writing! George accidentally left his enormous black shoe and colourful tie in the classroom! It was absolutely HUGE! What an exciting day!


In class the children have been learning all about endangered animals. They researched an animal of their choice and created a book to inform others about why this animal is endangered. They were very proud of their beautiful books and also very sad to find out about the animals that are in danger.


Year 2 have been very busy this week! They have been thinking about our wonderful world. The children looked at the song 'Wonderful World' by Louis Armstrong and performed it with great excitement! Please see their video below!

In class we have been talking lots about our environment and decided to make some bird feeders to look after the birds that live in Thame. We decided to hang them high up in the trees in school. We hope the birds like them!  (see pictures below video)


What a busy week we have had in Year 2! The children have settled in really well to class and have enjoyed exploring their new classroom.

This week the children have worked their socks off! In Maths they have been partitioning numbers into tens and ones and using their knowledge to order these numbers. In English we have been looking at the story 'Here we are'. We have been making an information book about our wonderful world and what makes it unique. We think our book will be very useful for an alien to read so that it can learn all about Earth! We also had lots of fun making a paper chain rainbow, we needed to work as a team to make a long paper chain.

Mrs Lloyd