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Year 2 - Swallow

1. Key Information for Swallow Class


In this section you will find a quick reference guide to your class including your Forest School and Wheelie Wednesday rotation, letters and uniform requirements. There is also a copy of the welcome booklet for your class - please do refer to it throughout the year because it contains lots of useful information about what to expect in this class, how long homework should take each week, samples of age-appropriate handwriting and more. 

Your teachers in Swallow class are:


Mrs Amanda Gough

Miss Marianne Cresswell

Mrs Sue Coleman

Mrs Natalie George

The Welcome Booklet for Swallow class is here:

Letters for Swallow class can be found here:

Forest school rotation for Autumn term 2 2018


Year 2 Thursdays




8 November



Forest School

15 November

Forest School



22 November


Forest School


29 November



Forest School

6 December

Forest School



13 December


Forest School


20 December



Forest School

Wheelie Wednesday

Now that the weather is likely to be warmer, Wheelie Wednesday is back! This summer term we will have sessions for years 1-5.


When it is your child’s class turn they will be able to bring to school either a bike, scooter or roller skates to play on at lunchtime, supervised by staff and parent volunteers. We must insist that if they are playing on any kind of wheels at lunchtime then they must wear a cycling helmet and for skating, knee and wrist protectors.


As before, we will have to review the event week by week as the weather changes. As standard we propose that the children will be able to ride their bikes on the field whilst skating and scooting will take place on the astro.

Home Learning


Year 2

  • Reading
  • Spelling task
  • Maths or Literacy Task
  • **Creative Learning Tasks
  • Daily – 10 minutes
  • Daily practise
  • Up to 15 minutes weekly

Year 2 Spelling List

SRE Curriculum

This year we will continue to teach the children using materials from our new Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) scheme. This new edition of ‘Teaching SRE with Confidence in Primary Schools’ reflects the recent developments in SRE and the Science National Curriculum. This resource encourages children to develop the skills of listening, empathy, talking about feelings and relationships with families and friends.


All the lessons have a clear structure and are age appropriate. The lesson plans have clear aims and learning outcomes with suggested additional activities and accompanying resources:


Year 2: Differences-

Differences: Boys and Girls

Differences: Male and Female

Naming the body parts

Uniform requirements

A full list of the school's uniform requirements is on the school website here []. In Year 2, points to note are:


Core school uniform No special notes for this class

1. Large book bag with shoulder strap (school logo optional)

2. Drawstring PE bag (school logo optional)

PE / games

Trainers not plimsolls. Football boots may be required for some activities. 

Team Bridgewater kit Pupils in this year group who represent the school in sports matches such as cross country, football or netball tournaments may wear "Team Bridgewater" kit (short sleeved t-shirts, hooded tops and showerproof jackets). This is all optional and available from our online supplier only. The school has a number of Team Bridgewater t-shirts available to those representing it at events.


Please note - Rucksacks should only be brought in for kit/equipment for lunchtime or after-school clubs.

Whats going on in Swallow Class.


Science 1
Science 2
Science 3



In science we have been thinking about how we grow and change. We wanted to know if children of the same age are the same height so we did some experiments and measuring to find out.

What do you think we discovered?

Winter Display

In art we have been looking at the painting Starry Night  by Vincent van Gogh. For our winter display we pointillism as a technique to produce our own winter pictures.


Our finished winter display.

Our finished winter display. 1
Our finished winter display. 2
Our finished winter display. 3


Maths 1
Maths 2
In maths we have been using the inverse to solve missing number problems.


English 1
English 2
We have been out in our story telling area sharing our independent story openings.

Our exciting Christmas performance rehearsals.

Our exciting Christmas performance rehearsals. 1
Our exciting Christmas performance rehearsals. 2
The children have been working very hard on their Christmas performance. This week we had our first dress rehearsal with stage lighting. Don't forget to get your tickets for the best show in town.