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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 2017




For the Spring term we are learning all about Dinosaurs. We will be investigating the many types of dinosaurs and where they came from. We will also be making our own very exciting fossils and learning the role of a palaeontologist!



This term our science topic will be all about animals and their habitats. We will also be visiting Reeseheath College to learn how to care for a variety of animals and how to meet their needs.  



In English this term we will be basing our writing on a variety of texts such as 'Where the wild things are' and 'The Lighthouse keeper's lunch'. We will be creating letters, diary entries and instructions to link with these texts.  



In mathematics we are continuing to look at ‘Maths Makes Sense’. This term we are learning how to solve word problems involving money and measurements.


Homework is set every Wednesday and should be returned the following Monday each week.  Children will also be given between 5 and 10 spellings a week to learn. Spelling tests will take place each Monday and results will be recorded in their learning logs. Timestables test will also take place each Monday morning.




If you have any questions or queries, I am always available after school to discuss with you. smiley


Mrs K Buggy



Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.

World book day 2017

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Our storytelling afternoon 3rd March 2017

Our storytelling afternoon 3rd March 2017 1
Our storytelling afternoon 3rd March 2017 2
Our storytelling afternoon 3rd March 2017 3
Our storytelling afternoon 3rd March 2017 4

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.