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Year 2

Class teachers 

Bluebell - Ms Thomas

Daffodil - Ms Barlow

Welcome to Daffodil and Bluebell!

This year the children will be working hard to make good progress through our curriculum. They will learn how to work more independently and how to apply their core skills across the curriculum.

At the beginning of the autumn term, we will be invaded by aliens! This will inspire all areas of our curriculum as we help the aliens adapt to life here in London. After half term we study the great fire of London and start preparing for our end of term Nativity with a trip to Southwark Cathedral.

In spring we learn all about castles and read a selection of dragon stories. Our trip to Leeds Castle inspires the children to create some fantastic non-fiction castle books and fascinating dragon stories of their own.

During the summer term our topics will be After Dark and Trinidad & Tobago. We follow an integrated approach where Literacy drives the topic and immerses the children in engaging activities that span a range of curriculum areas.

Throughout the year, we will visit Southwark Park to help our learning across the curriculum, especially in science, geography and literacy.

Both classes will work with a specialist music teacher. This is an excellent opportunity for them to develop their musical understanding and ability.

PE

Both classes have PE sessions on Tuesday and Friday. Please can the children have their PE kit in routinely on these days – i.e. dark shorts, white T shirt and trainers or plimsolls. We work through a mixed curriculum of gymnastics, dance, athletics, team games, travelling and balance skills.

Homework

Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Children will be given homework that reflects what we have been learning in class during the week. Children will be given:

•        Spellings

•        Handwriting or grammar

•        Maths

Occasionally, children will be given topic-based homework instead of what is listed above.

Children will change their reading books every day. Please try to read at home for 15 minutes each day and record this in your child’s reading record, as this is the best way to support their learning. 

Ms Barlow & Ms Thomas