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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


(Scroll down to find important dates for your diary and photos of our week in class!)

Our exciting curriculum vehicle for Spring 2020 is:

From farm to fork!

Click below to see more about our curriculum at St Mary's



This term children are being fully submerged into farming life. Working closely with local farmers, children will experience what life is like for young farmers in Staffordshire and Cheshire.


What else will we be learning? 


During the first half of this term we will be looking at habitats and living things. 


    Our texts this term are:

The Gingerbread man and The Fantastic Mr Fox.



This half term we will be learning how to play the recorder



Children will study the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo.


This term children will learn how to find countries, continents and oceans on the world map, whilst exploring where our food comes from.


This term we will be exploring what life was like as a Tudor farmer.


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


This term we will be focusing on healthy lifestyles.


Children will learn about the  Lent, Holy week and Easter.


Children will be using Purple Mash to learn all about E Safety.




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 


We are looking forward to an exciting term of learning.


coolMrs Buggy and Miss Owen cool



16th Sept - We loved using the instruments to create our own weather sounds!

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.