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
You can find your child's Forest School Timetable here.
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.
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
A full list of the school's uniform requirements is on the school website here [https://www.bridgewater.herts.sch.uk/school-uniform/]. 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.
We have been learning about habitats and we have created lots of artwork for our display
We have been looking at explanation text and reading Monster - An owners handbook. In one of our English lessons we received a letter asking for help from Monstermatic because they have been having lots of complaints about their monsters and they need extra help to answer the letters. So they enlisted the help of Swallow Class who became volunteer employees for the day.
We have been looking at maps and keys. So we decided to combine maths and topic to have a treasure hunt. What did we find at the end?
We have been looking at measuring so we decided to put our learning into practice and make some carrot cake for Easter.
In Science we have been investigating the properties of different materials. To discover the properties of balls and predict which is the bounciest we went outside to perform our experiments.
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.
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?