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.

Watch Year 2's messages video below.

Friday 22nd May 2020

Good morning Year 2!

I am in school today. I miss seeing you all but just know that I think you are all doing an amazing job and I am proud of you all! :)

I've added a few more Reading Comprehension Quizzes below with the English Resources for those who would like them. Remember just try your best and do what you can. With such lovely weather make sure you take plenty of breaks and try to get outside to have fun if you can.  Make sure you also thank your parents too who are being amazing helping you at home as well as doing their own work.

Thank you parents for sending in emails and keeping in contact over the last few weeks.  I spoke to some families over the phone last week too. It is always nice to see and hear what the children have been up to.   It puts a smile on my face  every time one of you sends me a message. Please keep in touch:

You are all super stars! ⭐  Have a nice half term!

from Miss Hargrove :)

Check out this slideshow with photos of children working at home and some examples of work they have sent in. Have a look at what they 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!

I have posted a new planner below for this week if you choose to follow it. When planning the weekly planner I try to include tasks or 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. Forexample the last two weeks have included 'letter writing' whereas this week we look at some poetry. I know it is 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.

I want to stress that this timetable is completely optional. You may still be working on the packs we sent home or find that some of these tasks take longer or you need a break. If you find you don't finish the tasks each day/week please don't worry about it. You can always carry on with them another time. I will leave all weekly planners available to download below. 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 last week 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 you don't have to do everything.  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 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

 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:

television, treasure, usual, measure, leisure, pleasure, pressure, unsure, many, clothes

 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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