Our teachers are: Mrs H. Potts: Monday - Wednesday and Mrs M. Meadham: Thursday - Friday
Our Class Link Governors are Letizia Alterno and Ruth Broadhurst.
There are 29 pupils in our class and we have different learning places depending on the subject we are studying.
We have a writing table and a reading corner, with a range of texts covering fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
We also have a computing area with two desk top computers. At other times, we are able to use a range of school lap tops and ipads to enhance our learning.
In the morning we focus on English and Mathematics. We develop or reading through Guided Reading Sessions and following The Write Stuff writing programme and develop or mathematical knowledge through practical games, activities and problem solving.
In the afternoon we learn through challenges, focusing on Science, ICT, DT, History and Geography, Art and Music depending on our half termly topic. We also develop our spiritual social and emotional skills through RE and PSHCE.
We are rewarded through Team Points for the right attitude to learning, effort and behaviour. Our behaviour is monitored through the SCARF Behaviour system.
Each day someone will be awarded SCARF of the day! This is someone who has stood out in some way, following our SCARF principles.
S – Safe C – Caring A – Achieving R – Respectful F – Friendly.
Year 2 Curriculum
Whilst following the New Curriculum, we try to cover our topics in as creative a way as possible.
We study five different topics each year which are Science, History or Geography based. However, we are very good at linking all other curriculum areas too, for example, Art, Music and Design Technology, making for an exciting and varied learning experience.
Our reading and writing also links to our topics and we cover a range of genres. We read and write character studies and stories, learn about and use the features of non-fiction writing, as well as learning to write letters, diaries, instructions and poetry. We also have guided reading sessions which give us the opportunity, in small groups, to discuss whole texts and extracts from a range of authors. We also have the opportunity to change our reading books, daily, and are encouraged to write about the books we read at home.
In maths, we learn through songs, games, practical and written activities. We try to challenge ourselves with problem solving tasks and learn how important mathematics is, in everyday life.
Please click on the picture link to access resources to support your topic work this half term.
Please can I encourage you to sign up for/install Purple Mash at home. Your child can access Purple Mash from home on a laptop, desktop or a tablet. Purple Mash is a safe environment that does not require any downloading or allow interaction with people online and children cannot make any financial transactions. We will be encouraging the children to continue their learning at home and Purple Mash is a great resource for this. Your child will be taught how to use Purple Mash in school and will be able to use it without supervision, but you may want to take a few minutes to explore it yourself so that you can help them with their work. Please click on the picture link to login to Purple Mash.
Note: You have already had your child’s username and password - please let me know if you need this again.
We would like to emphasise practicing basic skills for Home Learning. These are non-negotiable elements that focus on Reading or being read to, spelling and times table practice on a daily basis.
Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Children will have spelling activities alongside learning the spellings. Children will be assessed on how they apply these spellings in their independent writing. Please ensure your child has their Spelling Folder in school every Friday as this is our way of communicating how well they did and which words they got incorrect. They should continue to revise previous words as a matter of course as these words should be spelled correctly in their independent writing and the patterns used to help spell unknown words which are similar.
Our reading books will be changed once a week. Please read at home with you child each evening and sign your child’s reading record. They are sent home for us to practise our reading and increase fluency, whilst our parents can enjoy sharing our learning too! We will also have guided reading sessions where other skills in reading are focused on and developed.
Your child needs their book bag in school every day as the day they change their books may change depending on the demands of the week.
Pupils will also receive fortnightly Maths tasks based on our Year 2 learning objectives.
Design and Technology
DT is generally taught as a discreet project-based subject often with cross curricular links. The subject usually follows a pattern of researching, designing, making and evaluating. Children are encouraged to look at designs of related artefacts, carry out market research where relevant, use a range of tools and materials and produce a product based on textiles, structures, food or moving vehicles. The subject may be taught on a weekly basis or over a concentrated period of time. The subject encourages group work as well as peer and self-assessment giving pupils the opportunity to use skills from other subjects such as Maths, History and Science, bringing their own ideas to life.
P.E. - Spring Term
Our PE on Thursday will look at bhangra dancing. Our Games lessons will be football-based outside with Mrs Kipling on a Tuesday. The children will require an outdoor PE kit on Tuesdays and indoor on Thursdays. Children who wear tights should bring spare socks. All ear-rings must be removed and long hair tied back.