St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Year 2 - St Christopher's Class

Class Teacher: Miss Hargrove

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Adamek, Mrs Watkins and Mrs Tumber

Saint Christopher's name means "Christ-bearer". His story tells that he carried a child, who was unknown to him, across a river before the child revealed himself as Christ. He is therefore, the patron saint of travellers. Year 2 will learn that on our journeys in life, we can rely on God and the prayers of the saints.

St Christopher ... Pray for Us.

You can email me at:

Thank you parents for your support and keeping in contact. It is always nice to see what the children have been up to. 

Watch Year 2's messages video below. You are all super stars!  

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a nice and restful half term break.

I hope you enjoyed your distance learning last half term. I cannot believe how quick it went!  We are starting Summer Term 2 this week. Our new topic theme is 'Buckets and Spades'. In RE we will be learning about 'Rules'. I have also added a handwriting task each week.

I will continue to plan and post a weekly planner and resources each week this half term.

However I would also like to inform you all that I will be co-teaching EYFS from 1st June.

This means that I will not always be available to reply to messages or look at your work from home as frequently as I did before. I will try my best to look at emails and work weekly though. If you have any urgent questions or queries we will have staff in the office available to offer advice and support. They can also pass messages onto me if needed.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

from Miss Hargrove :)

 Have a look at what your classmates have been up to. I think my favourite are the letters to Year 2 from 'objects' in the classroom. They are really funny and very accurate!

Below is the weekly planner. I try to include tasks and activities to help you work on the skills taught in Year 2. For Maths, Reading and SPaG these include practise and revision of the core skills. For writing practise I try to give you a 'snapshot' of some of the things we might have covered in English, RE and Topic this half term.  It's not the same as being in school  but I thought it would be nice to give you a 'taster' of what we would have been doing.

This timetable is completely optional. You may find that some of these tasks take longer or you need a break. If you find you don't finish the tasks each day or week please don't worry about it.  Remember just try your best and do what you can. I would much rather you work at your own pace and do what works best for your family. This timetable is merely a suggestion and there to use for those who wish.

You were fabulous and did a great job on your D&T challenge.  You have all been very creative and I saw some excellent puppets. Have a look and watch some puppet shows below.

Suggested timings for each day is:

20 minutes of reading

30 minutes of Maths

 30-40 minutes of writing

20 minutes of spelling/grammar

30 minutes of RE and Science (weekly)

15 minutes of physcial exercise

If you want to ask any questions or share your work with me you can email me on (Just put your name or Year 2 as the subject) and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please remember to put the date and a heading (which subject you are doing) for each piece of work.  Then when school re-opens I can see what you did and when. Thank you!

Below are resources you may choose to use (some are mentioned in the planner). However you do not have to print these out. It is perfectly fine for you to write the name of the task as a reference (i.e Reading Quiz - Lifeboats) and then answer the questions directly into your book .  Many Maths questions could be written straight into your exercise book too. These  templates are just to give an idea how work could be set out.

You are all doing a great job. Remember just do your best. I will be pleased you have had a go :)

Tasks and Activities

 Updated tasks 30.03.20.pdfDownload
 week timetable 11.5.20.pdfDownload
 week timetable 18.5.20.pdfDownload
 week timetable 20.4.20.pdfDownload
 week timetable 27.4.20.pdfDownload
 week timetable 4.5.20.pdfDownload
 Y2 - Writing, RE and Science Tasks.pdfDownload
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Science, RE and Topic Resources

 God’s people - God’s Story 2 pg 87.JPGDownload
 Lesson - Living, Dead or Never Alive.pptDownload
 Luke 24. 48-52.pdfDownload
 Pentecost Day based on Acts 2. 1-4.pdfDownload
 Weather Dangers Presentation.pptDownload
 Year 2 Science Plants We Eat Task.pdfDownload
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 Maths Questions 

 Maths Reasoning Questions 1.pdfDownload
 Maths Reasoning Questions 2.pdfDownload
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English Resources

This week's spellings are:

whiteboard, butterfly, handbag, lighthouse, rainbow, moonlight, flowerpot, goldfish, busy, people

 A Country Walk - Reading Quiz.pdfDownload
 Animal Poetry Plan.pdfDownload
 Ducks Ditty.pdfDownload
 Grace Darling - Reading Quiz.pdfDownload
 How to Count Crocodiles - Reading Quiz.pdfDownload
 Katje The Windmill Cat - Reading Quiz.pdfDownload
 Letter Writing Plan.pdfDownload
 Letters Lesson Resource.pdfDownload
 Lifeboats - Reading Quiz.pdfDownload
 Monster & Frog at Sea - Reading Quiz.pdfDownload
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It may be useful to practise some of the assessment booklets/SATs papers in order to revise the content taught in Reading, Mathematics, Spelling and Grammar in Year 2.

All previous papers and materials are available to download via the link below. Scroll down for the KS1 past papers. 

Please look at the additional links on the English & Maths curriculum pages,  or on the new extra page of the website: Distance Learning Resources - for online links for all the children to access.

 Have you seen all the mischief Ironman has been up to around school?

I've told him off and he is now on the thinking spot.

Year 2 Curriculum

 Firestarters Curriculum Map 2019-20.pdfDownload
 Marvel Curriculum Map 2020.pdfDownload
 Quality Queens Curriculum Map 2019-20.pdfDownload
 Y2 LTP planning outline 2019 - 2020.pdfDownload
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Parent Letters

 reading pack y2 v.pdfDownload
 Y2 Parent letter.pdfDownload
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Curriculum Information

 STACMAT Maths statements Year 2.pdfDownload
 STACMAT Reading statements Year 2.pdfDownload
 STACMAT Writing statements Year 2.pdfDownload
 Year 2 KS2 SATs guide.pdfDownload
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