St Margaret Mary's Catholic Infant School

  1. Curriculum
  2. Year 2

Year 2  


Welcome to the Year 2 section of the school website.

Our Year 2 teaching team comprises of:

C1 - Mr Nolan, Mrs Cahill and Miss Mackereth

C2 - Miss Rawsthorne, Miss Murphy and Mrs Brodie

C3 - Miss Fallon and  Mrs Porter

C4 - Mrs Hedley, Mrs Thompson and Mrs Williams


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.  




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