St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Elder Class - Year 2

Things to know about Elder Class!

Class Teacher - Mrs Blenkarn - Year 2 Class Teacher & Early Years Foundation Stage Leader 

Teaching Assistant - Miss Bowden (Monday - Thursday)

Teaching Assistant - Miss Stevens (Friday)

PPA cover – Miss Clarkson (Monday PM) & Miss Wild (Wednesday PM)

Lunchtime Supervisor - Mrs Ellison

 Our Class Saint is St. Mary Magdalene - Patron Saint of Forgiveness.

Elder Class Essential Information
  • Please read with your child as regularly as possible. The more they practise, the more confident and fluent your child will become. The children will read with an adult three times per week, we love to read your comments so please write in your child's reading  record how they have done with their reading at home.
  • Books will be changed every Friday, please sign your child's reading book when you have read with them. 
  • Our PE day is on a Monday. The children will need their PE kit in school, this consists of plain black jogging bottoms or shorts, a white t-shirt and jumper. They will also need pumps
  • Outdoor Learning will take place on Friday afternoons, your child will need wellies in school as we will be outdoors in all weather.
  • If you would like your child to have a school water bottle, they are 60p each. or you can send one in from home. 
  • We use Twitter to update snippets from our day and showcase out wonderful work. Please be sure to follow us @stjosephskly.


Our Learning

 In Elder class we aim for the children to be happy and confident in all that they do. We aim for the children to thrive in learning and friendship and love coming to school each day. Everyday is an opportunity to learn and develop as we try to be the best that we can be. We believe in ourselves, celebrate our differences and encourage each other everyday.  We are all a part of the Elder Class family.

In Elder class we organise our learning by building upon the skills that we have learned in EYFS and in Year 1, as well as learning new skills, to ensure that we are continually progressing in each area. Through our creative curriculum, we ensure that the children learn a range of topics and grow their skills through those topics. This school year we will be focusing on the following topics;


Geography - My School Environment (Autumn 1)

History - Remembrance Day  (Autumn 2)

Geography - Wonderful World  (Spring 1)

History - Florence Nightingale (Spring 2)

Geography -Let's Go On Safari (Summer 1)

History - Significant Explorers (Summer 2)

These exciting topics show a full coverage of the National Curriculum, as well as providing learning opportunities that will capture the creativity and imagination of our children. It is through these topics we endeavor to Believe in God, ourselves and others.  

In Elder Class, nurture is at the forefront on our minds - through lamps and fairy lights we promote a calming and cosy classroom environment with low lighting and a relaxed atmosphere to help the children feel at home. Our class environment is something that the children adore and it is clear to see the impact of this throughout the school day. We promote children to have a sense of ownership over their learning space with each child having an area of the classroom that they are responsible for. 

 We plan on lots of exciting trips and learning opportunities throughout the year, which will engage the children in their learning and ensure they have the #bestdaysoftheirlives, thus inspiring writing, enthusiasm and a quest for learning!

 Please follow us on Twitter @stjosephskly and follow #SJKElderClass


If you do have any questions then please get in touch. My email address is  alternatively I am around most days both before and after school.

Summer 1

Let's go on Safari

Knowledge Organiser

Spring 2

Nightingale Adventure

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Spring 1

What a Wonderful World

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Autumn 2

Remembrance Day

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Autumn 1

My School Community

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School Year Curriculum Overview 

2023 - 2024

Elder Class Letters