St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Learning and Growing as Children of God.


Our Curriculum


As part of our teaching we use the following schemes of work to support the children with their learning in Year 2.

Maths  - Abacus 

Science - Science Bug

Phonics - Phonics bug and phonics play.



Abacus is a maths toolkit that has been written for the new primary maths curriculum. It’s been carefully crafted on a robust approach to creating inspired and confident young mathematicians. To help children make sense of and practice their maths, Abacus provides a combination of maths games, interactive activities, pupil videos and pupil worksheets, focused around an interactive pupil world where your child can earn rewards and personalise their learning



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Science Bug is an exciting hands-on science programme designed for today’s curious kids. It’s been designed to help to spark imagination, fuel curiosity and nurture inspired and confident young scientists. It includes practical investigations and outdoor learning to get children doing science with their own hands.



Each half term the children's English lessons will be based on a new book. Usually, this book links to the topic the children are learning about, to engage their interests and deepen their knowledge and understanding. Each half term the children have a skill focus that they are expected to consistently use independently in their writing. These skills will build up and develop throughout the year to secure their writing abilities, ready for the next year group.