Welcome to Class 2

The staff in Class 2 are Mrs. Drury and Mrs. Ellison

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Autumn Term Topic- St Gerard’s 90 Years

Our first topic of the year will celebrate our school being open for 90 years!

We will explore the building -  looking for clues of what it may have been like to be a pupil here over the last 90 years.  Children will use internet sources as well as books to research about all aspects of school life in the past and compare the changes.

Children will be inviting past pupils to school to be interviewed about their time being a St Gerard’s girl or boy.  Our Topic will build towards a Tea Party where children will showcase their learning through art work. We will also invite past pupils and parents to watch a show including songs and dances throughout the decades.  


During this term children will learn to write stories, recounts and sets of instructions using a range of features.  These will link to texts from our Read, Write, Inc and Literacy and Language program. Writing will also link to our topic including writing a diary entry as a child in 1928.

We will also focus on sentence construction and punctuation.  

Children will also have daily spelling lessons either learning sounds used to spell words or specific spelling patterns and rules for words. Children will be tested each work on spellings related to the previous weeks teaching.  

Children will begin daily handwriting lessons learning how to form letters correctly and to the correct size. Towards the end of the term children will begin to join letters.


Some of the objectives for this term will be:

  • Number and place value
  • Mental addition and subtraction – using tens and ones, number lines, 100 squares. 
  • Measurement
  • Properties of shapes

We use a scheme called Abacus for maths. There are interactive games online which the children may access at home.


Our topics covered this term are:

  • Families
  • Belonging
  • Waiting

During our belonging Topic we will visit church to role-play a baptism thinking about how this special sacrament welcomes new people into the church family.



We are very lucky to have Mrs Sharp our PE specialist teaching Class 2 each Tuesday. This term children will learn about dance and gymnastics. We also have a Friday PE lesson learning about fitness and team skills.  

Christmas activities

This term we will also be working towards our Christmas play ‘The Inn-Spectors’. The children will be working very hard learning songs, dances and lines to make it another show to remember.

 We will also use our enterprise skills to plan, design and make things to sell at our Enterprise Christmas fair. Children will love begin involved in big decisions and the selling and organising on the day. We hope to raise lots of money for our school and for CAFOD.


Headteacher: Mrs. B. Baxter (Currently on Maternity Leave)  - Acting Head of School: Mrs. D. Hudson


St. Gerard's Catholic Primary School, Park Nook, Doncaster Road, Thrybergh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 4AE

Telephone: 01709 850568

Fax: 01709 855948


Twitter: @StGerards1928