St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

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Year Two

Welcome to Year 2!


Our Class Page


Welcome to the class page for Year 2! We are proud to be a class of polite, hard-working children who try our best in all aspects of school life.


Throughout this year, we will build on the experience, knowledge and skills we gained in Year 1 to secure the Key Stage 1 standards. This will help us prepare for the new challenges we will face as we move into Key Stage 2 next year. 


With the help of Miss Buckley and Miss Kenny we have had a fantastic start to the year and are looking forward to building on our Year 1 learning to reach new standards in Year 2.


Please have a look around our class page to find out what we are learning about in each subject!

    Take a look at this term's class newsletter ...

    What are we learning about this half term?


    In our Project lessons this term, we will answer the question ...

    'Can a disaster ever turn into an opportunity?'

     Our lessons will focus on The Great Plague of 1665-1666 and how many believe it was put to an end by the Great Fire of London.



    Here's what we'll be learning about in each subject this half term:

    • In English, we'll begin by writing Bonfire Night poetry! We'll then move onto focussing on diary entries and write our own in the style of Samuel Pepys. We will then finish off by retelling the Christmas Story.
    • Our Maths lessons will continue our work on addition and subtraction before moving onto multiplication and division.
    • Our Science focus will be on materials. We will look at the properties of materials as well as why different materials are suitable for different uses.
    • In RE, we will be continuing our work on 'Signs and Symbols', in which we will learn about the sacraments of Baptism. We will then learn about Judaism in our multi-faith week before starting our 'Preparations' topic, which focusses on how we prepare for Christmas.
    • Our Project lessons will be centred around the Great Fire of London; including how it began, how it was stopped and how London was changed as it was rebuilt.

    What have we been up to this half term?

    ⭐ Star of the Week! ⭐

    📚 Reader of the Week! 📖


    Your child will now bring a banded book home with them every day from school. They will also bring a Phonics book if they are still receiving Phonics support in school. Please read their book with them as often as you can and write how they've done in their reading record. Children who read three times a week are rewarded in school each Friday, and there is a prize once your child has read 30 times at home!


    Here are some questions you could ask your child to check their understanding:

    Where did ...?

    When did ...?

    Who did ... ?

    Why was ... feeling ... ?

    Why did ... happen?

    Why did ... say ... ?

    What happened when ...?

    How does ... make you feel?



    Maths homework is sent out on a Friday and should be brought back into school by the following Wednesday. Spellings are sent out on a Monday and will be tested on a Friday in school.



    Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. We will do indoor PE on a Tuesday and outdoor on a Wednesday, so please ensure your child has appropriate kit for all weather as we move into the colder months.