Pilch Lane, Liverpool, Merseyside L14 0JG

0151 228 4024

stmargaretmary@knowsley.gov.uk

St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

Loving, learning, growing together with Jesus

Year 2  

 

Welcome to the Year 2 section of the school website.

Our Year 2 teaching team comprises of:

C1 - Mrs Jennings and Mrs Thompson

C2 - Mrs Codack, Mrs Smith, Mrs Ryall and Miss Walker

C3 - Mr Nolan and Miss Sparks

C4 - Mr Barr, Mrs Games and Mrs Horne

Monday to Wednesday, Mrs Smith works with small learning groups to support and challenge.

Welcome back to the Autumn Term.  The children are currently working within the Our World topic.  This is an exploration of the world in which we live: the environments and the animals that live in those environments.  As part of our topic we are looking forward to a visit to Chester Zoo at the end of September.

Look out for your invitation to join your child's class at a Stay and Read session and for when it is their class assembly.  Check the school calendar for these dates. 

In November we will be making our annual visit to the Cenotaph to show our support in remembering those who served and gave their lives in warfare.  This will be followed by a visit to the World Museum.

We will try to add photographs to the Year 2 section of the website as often as we can.  

Spring Term will see us learning all about Myths and Legends from different cultures and in the Summer Term we will be learning all about Pirates.

 

Those of us going to Crosby Hall are really looking forward to our trip.  There are lots of lovely activities planned for those who are staying behind in school.

Curriculum Overview page

 

The children in Year 2 follow the National Curriculum as prescribed by the Government.  All children are taught the core subjects of English, mathematics and science through discrete, timetabled lessons.  These lessons follow the Programmes of Study for Year 2 and expose all children to the specific, statutory requirements.  We recognise that all children learn in different ways and that they make progress at their own individual rate and so all work is carefully matched to specific needs and abilities.  

English learning is divided into Spoken Language, Reading, Writing and Spelling and Grammar.  We follow the curriculum for Year 2 and base learning around quality texts which allow the children to explore a variety of writing genres whilst becoming more familiar with a range of popular stories and poems.  

During mathematics lessons there is an increased emphasis upon applying taught skills through problem solving using both practical and written methods.  Deeper learning is a key element of this curriculum.

The foundation subjects of art and design, design and technology, geography, history and music are taught through topics which last for a term.  In Autumn Term the topic is Our World, in Spring Term we explore the Myths and Legends of Different Cultures and then in Summer Term we set sail on our Pirates topic. Subject overviews are displayed in the Year 2 entrance corridor.  (Electronic Topic Web link to appear below).

Computing and physical education are taught through discrete lessons that may be linked to the topic area but are more often skills based.  In PE lessons, the children will develop their skills through games, dance and gymnastics.