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 

C2 - Mrs Smith

C3 - Mr McManus

C4 - Mrs Horder

We are wonderfully supported by Mrs Thompson, Mrs Ryall and  Miss Murphy.

 

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. 

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.  

 

 

HOME LEARNING LINKS

 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

Register for free. Enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS for access to additional resources and games.

 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/

Register for free for access to resources and games 

Year-2-Home-Learning-Pack.zip 

www.phonicsplay.co.uk

A website packed with fun ideas and games

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/z3g4d2p

Free access to videos, games and resources

 

 

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

Advice and support for parents

Educational activities and games

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p007g5y4

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 HOME LEARNING LINKS