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St Giles' Catholic Primary School

Part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Grow in Faith and Love

"In knowing Jesus, we seek to fulfil our God-given potential. We value every person as we look beyond ourselves in a spirit of charity, forgiveness and honesty"

Year 2

Mr Hammersley - Mrs Bradley - Mrs Roberts - Mrs Mills

Welcome to the class page of the greatest, most hard working, independent, polite Year 2 class in the entire universe!


Come and see our classroom! You will see us working hard all the time - whatever we are learning about. We are fantastic at making sure we are confident in whatever we are doing. If not? Then we have excellent partners all through the class who are always willing to help us achieve our absolute best!


In Year 2, we are beginning to see ourselves as role models for children who are younger than us, so always be on the look out for the most polite and responsible children - that will be us! Year 2 is the end of Key Stage 1, so we are all preparing for life in Key Stage 2. 

What do we get up to?



In our RE lessons we will begin looking at Our Church and how we can spot different symbols within the Church itself. We will discover that the Church is not just a building! We will also look at The Mass and how it works. We will develop our understanding of the structure of the Mass itself, whilst also exploring further the different roles we all play in the Mass.




Our first English text will be ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon, which will be used as a stimulus for our writing. We will focus on lots of basic sentence structure in order to ensure that our writing will be ready to fly as we progress throughout the year!

Our Guided Reading sessions will focus on a combination of using our phonics and high frequency words, along with making inferences within text. We will also look at comparing texts with those that we have read outside of school.





Children will take part in daily phonics sessions, where they will focus on specific sounds every day. Some children will move towards a more spelling focused phonics session, however the importance is still on reading words.




In Maths we will be working hard on Number and Place Value, exploring what actually makes a number! We will then move on to addition and subtraction - not forgetting those tricky word problems!

Please help your children to practice their times tables at home, particularly 5x, 10x and 2x to begin with.

Each week, the children will be tested on their times tables.



Through our Vehicle, we will explore different aspects of the Science curriculum, specifically materials - as we make the best choices for a superhero cape - and healthy eating - as we plan the best possible diet for our superheroes! Our historical studies this term will be focused on famous 'Superheroes' throughout history - don't worry, we won't be studying superman and batman, but rather their human equivalents! We will use our geographical knowledge to find out where they lived and the impact of their work across the world. in which we live. We will study different artists, such as Nick Park, and how they use different styles and methods to create their pieces. We use our Design and Technology skills in order to develop a movie that will be planned and evaluated using computers throughout the term.



PE this half term will be basic skills! We will spend the first few weeks getting to grips with throwing and catching, attacking and defending, before putting our skills into practice in game scenarios.

Please ensure that PE kit is in school every day - we will be inside for PE so PE pumps will need to be in school each day.




Homework books will be given out on a Wednesday and should be returned to school, completed, the following Monday, if you wish to hand in before the date then feel free.

In your child’s homework book, there will be weekly sheets explaining work to be completed that week. If your child is unable to complete their homework for any reason, please pop in to school or write a note in their diary.



As per the homework policy of the school, please try to read with your child every night for at least ten minutes. This will greatly benefit their reading progress and will help them in class when working independently. The children will be listened to every week and will take part in group guided reading sessions.



Spellings will be sent home in a child's reading diary homework books and tested during the following week. The words will link in with work covered in Phonics sessions. Spellings from the National Curriculum for Year 2 will also be included as appropriate.

End of Year Expectations Year 2

Suggested Books for Year 2