School starts at 8:45am.
Homework goes home every Friday to be handed in every Tuesday.
Spellings are tested each Friday.
Home reading books are changed on Wednesdays. Please ensure the book bag, book and reading record are in on that day.
PE is on Monday and Wednesday.
Children must have correct school PE kits, which can be purchased from the school office on Tuesday afternoons.
Useful Document Link
Autumn 1 Curriculum Letter - outlining the learning across the curriculum this half term.
Useful Online Link
Has useful information and videos to help children understand specific topics of learning across the curriculum.
Welcome to the start of a new and learning filled year in Year 2!
This year the classes have been named after planets, and we are Mars Class.
We began the year by learning all about Mars - it's position withing the Solar System, it's similarities and differences to Earth and even designed our own Martians!
We learnt about the British Value of democracy when we elected our Junior Leaders. The whole class were invited to put themselves forward to be a candidate in the vote, and there were several rounds to determine the overall winners.
Jeremiah and D'Angel will be representing the class during School Council Meetings, and will be responsible for relaying any information from those meetings to the class.
It was then time to focus on our curriculum learning, as we have a lot of ground to cover before the end of the year! I have been so impressed by how mature and focused the children have been, they have really embodied the responsibility of being the oldest in Key Stage 1.
Please find below some images of our learning in specific subjects throughout this half term:
Black History Month
The children learnt all about Empire Windrush and the movement of people from the Caribbean to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. They filled in their own tickets to board the ship, and in groups adopted freeze frames embodying one of the different individuals who would have been aboard at the time.
Place Value Investigation
Sequencing the story Monkey See Monkey Do in groups.
Everyday Materials and their Uses (Science)
Changing the shape of everyday materials
The Lord's Prayer - When do we say it and why?
Recorders with Mrs. Pope
Portraits - Completing our faces
The Circus is coming to Town! (IPC)
Images to come...
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
The IPC has been developed so that four main aims can be achieved. They are:
- To help children learn the subject knowledge, skills and understandings they need to become aware of the world around them
- To help children develop the personal skills they need to take an active part in the world throughout their lives
- To help children develop an international mindset alongside their awareness of their own nationality
- To do each of these in ways which take into account up-to-date research into how children learn and how they can be encouraged to be life-long learners