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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 Autumn 2019 is:

Through the keyhole!

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



This term children are about to have a taste of working life as they take on the challenging role of being a high-flying, successful estate agent. Alongside Whittaker and Biggs, we will learn what it takes to fulfill this interesting and important role, whilst working towards our end goal - Producing a property brochure for their shop window display! 


What else will we be learning? 


During the first half of this term we will be looking at every day materials and their properties. 


    Our texts this term are:

The lighthouse keeper’s lunch,

A house that once was and Hansel and Gretel.



This half term we will be exploring how sounds are made using instruments. 



Children will study the work of Friedrich Hundertwasser.


This term children will compare our country to Ghana, looking at the differences including homes and buildings.  


Linked to the work we will doing with the local estate agents, children will be learning all about how homes and buildings have changed throughout the years. 


In maths this term we will cover lots of areas including place value, money, time and shape. 


This term we will be focusing on new beginnings and how to form positive friendships. 


Children will learn about the Old Testament followed by Advent and Christmas.


Algorithms and programming with Mrs Ottley.




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.