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St. Mary’s Catholic Academy
part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

“Every individual will develop knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence and belief to take in life's journey. Together we will excel, love and serve through the Catholic Faith without limitations.”

Year 2

Welcome to Year 2

Spring Term 2019


Here is an outline of what we will be covering in class this term.

Our topic this term is:

A World of .......

Dive in to find out about all the fun we will be having!



We will be learning about the history of chocolate and how it was discovered.

We will also be researching the life of John Cadbury.



In Geography this term we will be using maps to plot the journey of the cacao bean.

We will also be comparing Ghana to England and seeing how different life is there.


Art and design

Children will be designing and creating their very own Easter eggs including the wrapper and packaging! How delicious!



Our texts this term are: ‘Charlie and the Chocolate factory’ and ‘The great Chocoplot!’


In maths this term we will cover lots of areas including fractions, statistics and multiplication & division.



During the first half of this term we will be continuing to learn about animals and humans.

After half term we will then begin learning about plants and their habitats.



Lessons take place on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Children should have a full PE kit in school at all times ready to take part.




Homework is given out every Wednesday, ready to be returned the following Monday.

Children are encouraged to read for at least 10 minutes each night too.


If you have any questions or queries we are available every day after school to talk to you J


We are looking forward to an exciting term of learning.


Yours sincerely,

smileyMrs Buggy and Miss Owensmiley

SATS Information Evening PowerPoint

Curriculum Plans for Reading, Writing, Mathematics and RE

Year 1 and Year 2 Curriculum and Expectations

Below you will find the expectations for Year 1 and Year 2 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This year the year 2 will be following the government's End of Key Stage 1 interim curriculum. The government guidance can be downloaded at the bottom of the page. This document provides detail of the specific expectations for the end of year 2 statutory tests and expectations.

The document for year 1 which can be downloaded below identifies Year 1 expectations. In this document we have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.

As a school we shall report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at parent’s evening during the year.

The following terms will be used:

·         Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.

·         Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .

·         Your child is on track to deepen the end of year national expectations.

Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.