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 'Can I change the world?', in Spring Term we explore the 'What is a home?' and then in Summer Term, 'Are we all the same?' Subject overviews are displayed in the Year 2 entrance corridor. 

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.  



Useful Websites
 Please ensure you monitor what your child accesses online.  Unsuitable adverts can pop up from time to time.

Please refer to your child's login details.  Activities and messages are shared on here by your child's class teacher.

Twinkl Teaches KS1 has videos that reinforce what we are teaching in school in a child friendly way. 

A range of maths and English resources.

Please refer to your child's login details and access games set by their teacher.

A website packed with fun ideas and games.

Free access to videos, games and resources

Advice and support for parents

Educational activities and games

Free eBook library for 3- to 11-year-olds

BBC School Radio

Learning resources for primary schools offering video, audio and
downloads for Early Years and KS1 covering music, dance, history, collective worship, literacy and maths


BBC Let's Get Active
Clips and Videos related to PE and keeping healthy
Yoga and Mindfulness activities for children
Maths - useful links to support your child's learning.
Educational songs that your child will enjoy.
Interactive maths and English games.
Interactive game to learn number bonds and times tables.