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Year 2

Year 2 key information

Learning and curriculum

Our creative and engaging curriculum hooks the children in; taking them on a journey of new knowledge, discovery and academic excellence! The children travel back in time and find out all about Florence Nightingale and her role in the Crimean War and the Great Fire of London producing some fantastically evocative and gory writing in the process. We follow Read Write Inc Phonics to teach reading and writing.

They also broaden their horizons, developing their knowledge of the wider world as they learn all about Zambia, drawing  comparisons between life around the River Zambezi and life here in Mortlake. 


This is the year of the Key Stage 1 (KS1) end-of-year statutory attainment tests known as SATS, which help us to ensure our pupils are making the best possible progress. Whilst we encourage and support our children to achieve their very best, they form only a small part of Year 2, and the school approaches them as an opportunity for our children to show off all they have learnt in Key Stage 1, rather than as daunting formal examinations.

The children will complete the following tests in a classroom setting:

  • Reading
  • Maths (Arithmetic and Reasoning)
  • Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.

There is a short video below about the KS1 tests here:

Useful links

Links to support your child’s learning online can be found in their Google Classroom:

SATs information for Parents:

Learn more about Read Write Inc Phonics:

Meet the teachers

Mary Smyth

Miss Mary Smyth

Year 2 Teacher

“Our children have been receiving the best education and values at St Mary Mags and tailored support throughout. We feel incredibly happy and blessed to be part of this school and community.”

– Liana Reffert Araujo, Year 2 & 5 Parent