St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

With Christ as our guide and example we celebrate the uniqueness of the individual.

Together we will try to:

Learn from Jesus,

Love like Jesus,

Live like Jesus

Monkey Puzzle - Year 2

Hello and Welcome to Monkey Puzzle Class


Mrs Livingston Payne is our teacher


This term we are learning about Our World and looking at the continents and oceans.  We will focus on key landmarks from each continent and look at animals, birds and fish which are native to it.  In English we begin by looking at the BFG and as a non-fiction study we will look at penguins.  We will then link in other texts about giants such as Grandad’s Secret Giant and make links through our guided reading sessions.   We will study a range of books by the author Oliver Jeffers.  In science we look at Animals and other humans and habitats which includes the life cycle of a human.   


Our Day


Early Morning Work





10.10am – 10.30 am

Collective Worship

10.30 – 10.45 am


10.45 am – 11.45 am


11.45 -12.00

Phonics/spelling focus




Afternoon Register


Guided Reading




Story Time


Home Time


Things that help us learn

In Phonics we often use to help us learn and practise our sounds. Letters and Sounds have lots of great resources that we use too! We also work on to practise our timetables 2, 5 and 10 which we need to know off by heart by June. 


Our Curriculum Map

In Year 2, we learn about Explorers, Our World, The Great Fire of London, The Titanic, penguins and wolves and many more exciting things! Take a look at our Curriculum Map to see what we are going to learn about throughout our Year 2 journey.



Our learning in RE follows the God Matter's programme provided by the Diocese of Portsmouth. Together, we learn about the Catholic faith and other world faiths through topics such as Prayers, Saints and Feasts, Advent, Lent, and Revelation.



Normally in Year 2, we go to Basing House and Sea City.  During the summer term we do a block of swimming over three weeks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Farnborough Leisure centre.  Due to the pandemic, we aren’t able to go on any of our normal trips. We will keep you updated if there are any changes and if we are able to go on any virtual visits.

If you have any questions or there is anything urgent that you think I need to know, please contact the School Office either by phone at 01252 542511 or by email at