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14/06/19

Wishing all the men in our lives a very happy Father’s Day. Fathers, Grandfathers, uncles, brothers, teachers and more. We celebrate all you do for us. Please do come and find your message and take it home. https://t.co/nzSmyittpY

14/06/19

🏹 archery taster session was a big hit we are looking forward to adding archery to our afterschool club programme from September. https://t.co/q689EORu4S

11/06/19

Always good to host the next generation of teachers. We love working with and meeting teachers from across https://t.co/bQLShso8SQ

11/06/19

Was a pleasure to host you! Such a great group of teachers.

07/06/19

A day full of WOW! Celebrating our new topics for this half term. Reception with Traditional Tales, YR1 Memory Box and YR2 Beach Combers. Amazing outfits everyone! We love https://t.co/Af2gsXPL7F

06/06/19

We are looking forward to hosting the children’s area at with . We have storytelling, crafts, games, magic science masterclass, potion poetry, magical photo booth and more. Please save the date 13.07.19 12pm - 4pm https://t.co/GFkvWGhdLx

05/06/19

Clash of the Titans in YR3 for we do love https://t.co/J7DjIG7SDW

05/06/19

We are loving the Y3 wow day today. Can’t wait for the feast this afternoon https://t.co/oeStFqaKHK

04/06/19

So pleased with the progress we are making with handwriting across the academy. Thanks for your support today https://t.co/Jq6Sgq6xgX

03/06/19

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

03/06/19

Great to meet our new families today, we look forward to seeing you and your wonderful children in September when they start their school journey with us.

23/05/19

What a fun day. Learning was taken outside throughout the day but the highlight was volcanic eruptions for topic. 🌋#OutdoorClasroomDay https://t.co/xz71nIvnwk

22/05/19

We are celebrating learning outside with tomorrow but encourage and aim to take lessons outside everyday. Science for year 3 was in the sunshine, learning about tsunamis, writing their own script and then recording an information video on the iPads. https://t.co/NBFgD4YDGp

21/05/19

Thanks for joining us today!

21/05/19

Interesting facts for our y3 Wren class! https://t.co/EKOzTeg6w6

21/05/19

Proud to host the apple celebration and welcome children from to showcase their learning. They were all amazing! Thanks https://t.co/fJkY9GRYG6

17/05/19

Our Eco Warriors launched a new project today and children have been given a battery box to collect used batteries. Let’s see how many we can collect! https://t.co/Rc5dlCXnVl

17/05/19

Look at this fantastic report on volcanoes by year 3. Fantastic writing showing their Geography knowledge https://t.co/lcysarYNRd

16/05/19

Pupil Parliament have been working hard on a welcome leaflet for all visitors to our school as part of their community project. They have planned the content, taken the photos and been putting it all together. We are looking forward to the finished article. https://t.co/ebJzFhrJt8

14/05/19

Well done to our book cover winners and also to all that bought books from last week’s travelling book fair. We raised an amazing £608.00 to spend on books with 👏 📚 https://t.co/Sf4L8ITXl1

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Year 2

This year, Mrs Pearce is teaching in Squirrels Class,
whilst Miss Nixon and Miss Baxter will teach in Bats Class.

Year 2 Topic Curriculum

Our children are taught in line with the expectations that are set out in the National Curriculum.  English, Mathematics, R.E., Art, and Music are generally taught as discrete subjects along with PE which is taught by specialist coaches. All the remaining subjects are taught through the Curriculum which is a stimulating topic based approach to learning. In addition to this, Year 2 are also being given an introduction to a range of Modern Foreign Languages such as French.

The  Curriculum has been designed to ensure rigorous learning of knowledge but also to help teachers make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for children. It is a comprehensive, thematic and creative curriculum that really engages children and gets them interested in the world around them. Learning with our Curriculum takes a global approach by helping children to connect their learning to where they are living now as well as looking at the learning from the perspective of other people in other countries. The curriculum also emphasises the history and culture of Britain and promotes fundamental British values.

The theme for each term's topic can be found in the table below.

Mathematics

We use an innovative, focused programme of work, which teaches children mathematical concepts practically first, before moving on to pictorial representations and finally the abstract recording. This is based on the Singapore Maths approach to teaching and aligns well with the focus in the National Curriculum on ‘mastery’.

The key features of Singapore Maths are:

  • Emphasis on problem solving and comprehension, allowing pupils to relate what they learn and to connect knowledge.
  • Careful scaffolding of core concepts through:
    • visualisation, as a platform for comprehension;
    • mental strategies, to develop decision making abilities;
    • pattern recognition, to support the ability to make connections and generalise.
  • Emphasis on the foundations for learning and not on the content itself so pupils learn to think mathematically as opposed to merely reciting formulas or procedures.

English

Lessons and activities for all areas of English are planned carefully to help children continually develop and improve their skills in speaking and listening,  reading, and  writing. We use the Year 1 Programmes of Study based on the National Curriculum to ensure all children gain the knowledge and skills they need. 

Reading
In Year Two, we believe that reading is the gateway to learning but should always be pleasurable and fun. We aim to give children a concrete set of skills to decode and understand text but also enable them to develop a lifelong love of books. As children progress through year one they continue to read regularly with adults in guided reading sessions and other classroom activities.

It is essential that you read with your child at home every day. Your child will be given a guided reading book (pitched at their specific level) by the teacher and a free choice book each week. There is an amazing book library in each class room stocked with a fantastic range of children's books to offer the children a wide range of personal choice alongside the books selected by adults for learning activities

Handwriting
Year Two are taught to use a pre-cursive script. We believe that this promotes flow and speed, and supports spelling as the children develop as writers. All teachers in Year One model the pre-cursive script when working with children or marking books.

Writing
In Year Two writing is taught through two separate but intrinsically linked lessons. Firstly all children, participate in regular ‘writing skills’ sessions where the focus is on learning and developing the ‘tools’ or ‘skills’ of writing such as grammar, punctuation, spelling, drafting and improving in an age appropriate manner. Compositional and creative writing is taught in the main through our thematic topic work which allows the teachers to select writing tasks that match well with other learning in the topic, we believe that this helps them to feel that their writing is meaningful and has a purpose.

Phonics
Children in Year Two follow our Read Write Inc programme and take part in a daily phonics session. The focus is on children learning different combinations of letters that can make the same sound (e.g. /ay/ /ai/ /a_e/ in play, rain, game) or how the same spelling can be for different sounds (e.g. /oo/ in book and moon). This enables them to read more complicated vocabulary and also to spell words accurately.

SATs

The Key Stage 1 SATs happen at the end of the school year (usually in June). The best thing you can do at home to support your child is to be reading with them every day and to ensure that your child is in school, and on time, everyday.

Our first SATs results will be published next year.