Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

Live, Love, Learn. Together we will soar to new heights

Brunswick Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 2JE

01744 678670


Year 2

Welcome to the Year 2 class page!

Our teacher is Mr Platt and we also have the support of Miss Caton. 

We are really excited about the year ahead and can't wait to share our learning journey with you all!

Click the link below to see the exciting learning that will be taking place this year in Year 2.

Year 2 Timetable

Y2 Curriculum Overview 2022-2023

During our Meet The Teacher event in September, we gave out some key information. Click the link below to download the letter.

Year 2 Key Information Letter

Year 2 Learning

Come and See

This term, we will complete the following topics: Books, Thanksgiving, Opportunities

Local Church: Books

 Learning Outcomes. To know and understand:

  • About the different books used at home and at school.
  • The books used in Church on a Sunday by the parish family.
  • Acquiring the skill of assimilation, celebration and application of the above.


Eucharist: Thanksgiving

Learning Outcomes. To know and understand:

  • Different ways to say thank you.
  • The Eucharist: the parish family thanks God for Jesus.
  • Acquiring the skill of assimilation, celebration and application of the above.


Lent/Easter: Opportunities

Learning Outcomes. To know and understand:

  • Each day offers opportunities for good. 
  • Lent; the opportunity to turn towards what is good in preparation for Easter.
  • Acquiring the skill of assimilation, celebration and application of the above.


In English, our current class text is called 'Pumpkin Soup' by Helen Cooper and we will be doing lots of writing based on this. We will be developing our writing skills through our class novels and through a range of different genres. Handwriting and presentation skills are really important in Year 2 and we have high expectations for presentation. In addition, we will also be developing our grammar, punctuation and spelling knowledge. Spellings are very important and you can find the Year 2 statutory spelling list below.

We will be developing our usage of:
-Capital letters and full stops.

-Question marks.

-Past and present tense.


-Finger spaces.

-Letter formation.

Year 2 Spelling List


We will engage the children in a range of books and publications in order to ensure they have a good understanding of text types.

Reading is very important and we would encourage you to read with your child each day and send their reading record into school each day. Just 10 minutes per night can make a huge difference!


In mathematics this term, we will be learning about:

-Money (counting money, pounds, pence, notes, coins, comparing money, making a pound, calculating change).

-Multiplication and Division (equal groups, multiplication, arrays, sharing, the 2x, 5x and 10x table, doubling, halving, dividing).

-Length and Height (centimetres, metres, comparing, ordering).

-Mass, Capacity and Temperature (grams, kilograms, litres, millilitres, volume, degrees).

Times Tables Rock Stars


In Science, our topic is all about Plants. We will be learning about:

-What plants need to grow.


-Plant life cycles.

-What plants need to survive.

-What happens to plants if they don't get the things that they need.

-How plants are suited to where they live.


In Humanities, our topic is called Travel and Transport. This topic is all about how travelling has changed over time and we will be exploring different ways that people travelled years ago and today. Our lessons will be about:

-Some of the different ways that travel and transport have changed.

-Viking longboats.

-How cars have changed since they were invented.

-How trains changed people's lives in the 19th century.

-Different ways of flying throughout history.

-Comparing past, present and future transport.


Our PE days in Year 2 are Monday and Wednesday. The children are allowed to come to school dressed in their PE kits on these days. On a Monday, we will be having a multi-skills lesson with Harry from Progressive Sports; on a Wednesday, we will be having a rugby lesson with Mr Platt. On the weeks that we have Forest School with Miss Ashton (every 3 weeks on a Tuesday), the children will not have a PE lesson on a Wednesday. The children can bring a pair of wellies into school for their Forest School lesson, but they should also be in full school uniform.


In Art, our topic is called 'Can Buildings Speak'? We will be completing artwork about:

-Identifying shapes in buildings.

-Identifying patterns and features in buildings.

-Identifying and recording patterns in buildings.

-Designing a mural to represent a particular building.

-Creating a section of a mural.


Our Music topic is called 'I Wanna Play in a Band'. We will be learning about the pulse and rhythm of the music. We will be performing using our voices throughout this topic, and towards the end, we will be using some musical instruments.