Year 2 – Blue

Welcome to Our Class

Our class teachers for the 2018-19 academic year is Mrs Snape.  Our teaching assistant is Mrs Slattery

In Blue Class, we cover many exciting topics to enhance children’s knowledge and understanding in-line with The National Curriculum 2014.  British Values also underpin our curriculum.

Our key topic areas this year are:

Below are our Topic Titles for the following year and a brief outline of what we will be covering.

What was The Titanic and why was it so important?

Core Text:

Polar The Titanic Bear – Daisy Corning Stone Spedden

This is a History based topic.  We will be learning about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

Why were Neil Armstrong and Tim Peake brave people?

Core Text:

Man on the Moon – Simon Bartram

This is a History based topic.  We will learn about the lives of significant individuals in Britain’s past who have contributed to our nation’s achievements.

What is our school made of?

Core Text:

Traction Man – Mini Grey

This is a Science topic based on the uses of everyday materials.  We will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials.

Why do we love to be beside the seaside?   

Core Text:

The Owl and the Pussycat – Edward Lear

This is a geography based topic.  We will identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and identify the human and physical features of a small area of the United Kingdom

Would you rather live in Kenya or the UK?   

Core Text:

Lila and the Secret of Rain – David Conway

This is a Geography based topic.  We will be learning about the geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a contrasting non-European country

Which plants and animals would Little Evie see in the wild woods? 

Core Text:

Little Evie and the Wild Wood – Jackie Morris

This is a Science topic based on plants and animals.  We will learn how to observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants and how a habitat provides for the basic needs of things living there and how they are suited to their habitat.

PE:

Blue Class will have their PE lessons on Mondays.  It is essential that children have the correct PE kit in school.

Kit:

Indoor sessions:

  • Black shorts
  • Red polo shirt
  • Black pumps

Homework: Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Our Learning Line

The Learning Line helps us the children to evaluate their own progress in lessons. Our line shows the  journey of  Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, the children helped to design our learning line and use it in all areas of the curriculum. It follows the process of: Plan, Understand, Passion, Act, Evaluate, Embed.

Our Golden Promises:

Investors in pupils

Our class target is:

To be ready for our learning all times.

More detailed information about class activities will be shared with parents on our weekly class newsletters.

Homework

Homework is explained on the newsletter each week.  It will be handed out on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Wednesday.  Homework will include: English, Maths, Spelling, Times Tables and a piece of ‘Talk’ homework which will link to our worship theme.

If you would like any more information about our class, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.

 

Mrs Snape and Mrs Slattery