St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

Living and Learning Together - Shining in our Faith

Year 1&2

Welcome to year 1 and 2


We have had a fantastic start to our Summer term and we are all excited to be back to school, ready to learn. The children are working hard and have had lots of fun settling back into school routines.

The teaching team in Year 1 and 2 includes Mrs McGrath who is our class teacher and she is supported by Mrs Hyland, our Teaching Assistant and Mrs Duff who provides one to one support within the classroom.  This term we are also joined in class by our SCITT Associate Teacher Mr Holmes

In Year 1 and 2 we provide the children with focussed teaching and continuous provision, these activities are enhanced to support the Year 1 and 2 Curriculum and provide the children with challenges.

Over the next half-term we will be following the topics below:






  • The Great Outdoors
  • Robots
  • Number & Place Value - Addition & Subtraction
  • Volume, Capacity & Measurement
  • Fractions
  • Position
  • 2d & 3d Shapes
  • Stories with familiar settings
  • Non Fiction texts
  • Traditional Rhymes
  • Stories with Fantasy Settings
  • Poetry
  • Holidays & Holydays
  • Being Sorry
  • Neighbours



  • Brilliant Builders
  • Amazing me


Mr Holmes will also be continuing with his lunchtime Spanish Club throughout the first half term.


General Notices for Year 1 and 2

Reading folders are sent home on a Monday and collected in on a Friday. Reading at home is very important to all of Year 1 and 2 we are practising these skills regularly at home and in school.

We still have snack in Year 1 and 2, and we enjoy sharing this together.

On Fridays we need to remember to bring our PE kits into school and we also need to remember to learn our spellings for our Friday test.

Homework this half term includes reading and learning our spellings.

At home you can help your child with their mental maths skills by:


  • Working on their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100
  • Practising their times tables 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • Helping them to write their numbers correctly
  • Using every day activities to help support their counting skills


Any additional homework will be discussed with the children and sent home.

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