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Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

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Welcome to

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

Year 2


Prayer Service 5.03.15


Fr Ambrose came into school to celebrate our prayer service. The theme of our Prayer service was Opportunities. We enjoyed preparing the service and taking an active part.

Welcome to Year 2's class page. 

Here you will find details of homework tasks, weekly spelling and our weekly news.

We will be adding details of what we have been doing in class each week. 




This week year 2 have been learning about what our bodies need to keep them fit and Healthy.

The children worked collaboratively to produce circle maps to show what we need to keep our bodies fit and healthy.

They come up with many good ideas :


Fruits and Vegetables



The right types of food.


''The school nurse  asked  us to make a leaflet for our parents explaining what we need to do to  keep our bodies fit and healthy.’' Kirk


‘’We used Ipads and books to help us make our leaflet. In our leaflet we had to show the 5 different groups of foods needed for a balanced diet and give examples of each group,

In our leaflet we had to explain why different foods are important for a balanced diet.’’  Taha


We enjoyed sorting the big basket of foods into the 5 groups of foods needed for a balanced diet.

  1. Carbohydrates
  2.  Proteins.
  3. Sugars and fats,
  4. Dairy
  5. Fruit and vegetables.

When we finished we had to make a graph to show the number of foods in each group.


Look how creative we have been.We had to select different materials to create a plate of food that represents a healthy and balanced meal. Our finished plates looked good enough to eat.

We also made healthy school dinner menus.


We found out about how important it is to keep active and have plenty of exercise to keep us fit and healthy.

We enjoyed exercising in the playground and timing ourselves to see how many hops, jumps and skips we could do in 1 minute. We recorded our results.

‘’My heart got faster after exercise,’’ James

‘’I felt tired ‘’ Freya

‘’I could feel my heart beating. It slowed down when I rested’’ Stephanie




This week we have been finding out about different places and landmarks around the world. We have been very creative using a variety of media to help us represent our drawings

     ‘We had to look carefully at the shapes, lines and marks on the buildings and then choose what we wanted to use to illustrate our work.’


We enjoyed making models of special buildings around the world and finding out interesting facts about them.

Can you recognise any of the special buildings ?


If you would like to have a go at making an Egyptian Pyramid Kirk has written instructions for you.

  1. First you find a wooden box and you cut it until you get four triangles and you stick them together until you get a pyramid shape.
  2. Then you get some wooden ice cream sticks and place them on the wooden pyramid and cut a load of ice cream sticks and place them randomly on the wooden pyramid.
  3. After that you make a platform out of wooden sticks and stick the pyramid on the platform
  4. Next you glue the other broken sticks.
  5. Finally, put it on the window or the floor and wait for it to dry.


It's a Nativity


Through our acting and singing we were able to share with you the true meaning of Christmas.  I'm sure you'll agree we were fantastic! We were  happy that so many parents, family and friends were able to join us.Here are some photos from our performance of the Nativity.

11th December 2014

On Thursday Deacon Mark came into school to talk to us about preparing ourselves during Advent. He talked to us about how it is important to make time during Advent to think about Jesus and prepare for Jesus to come into our hearts at Christmas time. Deacon Mark's visit has helped us gain a better understanding of the work we have been covering and discussing during our R.E. topic of Preparation. 

Our visit to Cardiff Castle


We have really enjoyed our educational visit to Cardiff Castle. We took part in a workshop where we learned about the traditions of a Victorian Christmas. We looked at the different decorations and Christmas cards that they used to make and even had the chance to make our own! We compared our Christmas today to that of a Victorian Christmas. After our workshop we had a tour of the castle. We found out that the Marquis of Bute owned the castle and a man called Little Billy (whose real name was William Burgess) designed the house where the family lived inside the castle walls. We explored all the different rooms including the nursery, the Arab room and the banqueting hall. Take a look at all of our fantastic pictures.   


Week beginning 1.12.14


 We have been working hard at doubling numbers and finding near doubles. We have used the I pads as part of our Enhanced provision to help reinforce our learning.

''We have been playing games to help us get a better understanding of multiplication and division.''


Visit to Ely Fire Station

We all enjoyed our visit to Ely fire station this week and learnt so much.

A big thank you to Mr Walsh and the firefighters for all the information that they were able to share with us. We were able to find out the answers to all the questions that we had prepared  and the special jobs carried out by the firefighters.

We had a tour of the station,dressed up as firefighters used the hose and even had a ride in the fire engine. What an experience! Take a look at our photos.


This week the children have been finding out interesting facts about firefighters.


The children can continue to bring their model fire engines into school. We now have twenty six fire engines on display. What a collection!

Father Ambrose came into school to celebrate a special prayer service with us. We led the service and we really enjoyed choosing the prayers and readings. 

We have been very lucky to have had an Art Advisor Mrs Ashfield come in to help us prepare a beautiful display for our classroom titled 'Five a Day'. We linked our work to our Supermarket topic. We created some fantastic pieces of artwork and explored many techniques including observational drawing and  weaving. The children were able to use paints, pastels, inks and fabric paints. The artwork is now part of our display in the classroom and I'm sure you'll agree that it looks great!


Visit to Morrison's Supermarket


We all enjoyed our educational visit to Morrison's supermarket.

''We had a tour of the supermarket and were able to find the answers to all the questions that we had prepared in class.'' Ciya


''We looked at fruits and vegetables. We learnt the names of some    new fruits from different countries.'' Nia


''We were able to go into the bakery and make doughnuts.The best  part was filling them with jam and eating them.'' Luke


                               This is PC Payne.



He is our community police officer. He comes into school to help to teach us about safety. He brings his friend Tarian the Dragon with him. We recently learnt about being safe in our houses. PC Payne told us that we must never touch medicines and dangerous objects. We decided that the best thing is to tell an adult if we think we can see something that might be dangerous