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


Outdoor PE is Tuesday. We also have additional PE sessions across the term and you will be sent a Parent Mail when PE clothes are necessary.  
Times table recall – In Year 2 we focus on the recall of multiplication facts 2x, 5x and 10x.  In the summer term we focus on skip counting in 3’s.  
We use NUMBOTs and to help support us with this and when we have a secure recall we move on to using TT rock stars. 
Homework is set on Fridays and runs for the week, it includes spellings – (tested on a Friday), grammar activities completed on, times table activities and reading.


Our Curriculum
Below is a link to our curriculum map which shows the great range of topics we study across the year group including Explorers (Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake), The Titanic and The Great Fire of London.  We look at key figures such as Katherine Johnson and Samuel Pepys and how their lives and actions affect us still today and inform us about the past.    We enjoy learning in a creative way and try to incorporate drama across the curriculum.  In English we use a range of different genres and text styles to stimulate and generate our own writing such as the Snail and the Whale, The Big Book of the Blue, Counting on Katherine and The Hedgehog.  

In Geography, as well looking at the United Kingdom, continents, oceans and where in the world it is hot and cold, we look at the two locations of Farnborough and Kasese in Uganda.  We carry out a local area study of Farnborough town centre in the summer term and compare it by using maps and google earth to Kasese.  As part of our Science topic of Plants we take a trip to RHS Wisley to study a wide variety of plants as well as looking at the different types of habitats that plants, animals and humans can survive in.  


We learn a wide range of skills through art and D.T including printing, making a class stained glass style window, felt making and making 2D houses out of clay.   It can sometimes be messy but lots of fun!

Things that help us learn  

We use a lot of practical equipment to help us to learn as well as group activities and talking partners and talking trios.  We enjoy learning through rhymes and songs and using video clips.

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